Calendar of Events
Friday, May 25, 2018
Marble City Opera Concert Series: Daniel Johnson-Webb
Marble City Opera concludes its 2017-18 season with a special one night only concert event at LeGrand Music Studios located inside of the Fountain City Art Center (213 Hotel Rd, 37918). Join bass-baritone, Daniel Johnson-Webb for a night of beautiful singing as he and resident MCO accompanist Brandon Coffer present a delightful evening of song.
Daniel, enjoys a diverse artistic life on the operatic stage, in the choral concert hall and as an emerging music teacher. Praised for his “robust and resonant” voice, he appeared in more than 300 performances as Colline in the Baz Luhrmann production of La Boheme on Broadway, and can be heard of the cast album (Dreamworks Records). Standout roles include Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, Bottom in Midsummer Night’s Dream, the title role in Don Pasquale and The Most Happy Fella, Sarastro in The Magic Flute, the Bonze in Madama Butterfly, Bhear in Mark Adamo’s Little Women with such companies as Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Central City Opera, Tulsa Opera, Nashville Opera, Virginia Opera, Opera North in Hanover, New Hampshire, Opera in the Ozarks, and Knoxville Opera. Most recently Johnson-Webb has been featured in several productions with Marble City Opera of Knoxville including the regional premiere of Talk To Me Like The Rain and Let Me Listen by Larry Delinger.
On the concert stage, Daniel has performed as soloist with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, St. Louis Symphony and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. He is an active church singer and currently serves at Church Street United Methodist Church. In recital he was heard on the Master Arts Series, can regularly be heard on the TV program Rejoice!, and on the recent recording of the Parish Adult Choir singing works by Maurice Duruflé
For Tickets: https://danieljohnsonwebb.brownpapertickets.com
Live the Age of Chivalry at the Tennessee Medieval Faire
Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, invites you to time-travel back to the Middle Ages at the fourth annual Tennessee Medieval Faire. The festival is located in Harriman near I-40 just 30 miles west of Turkey Creek. This rugged outdoor festival will spring to life on May 19 and run for three weekends, including Memorial Day. “Our theme this year is Robin Hood, and patrons are invited to Live the Age of Chivalry in the High Middle Ages (circa 1194). Patrons can interact with well-loved characters of Sherwood Forrest, meet Maid Marian, and even get knighted,” said Barrie Paulson, VP-Manager and Entertainment Director.
The festival will include continuous professional family-friendly entertainment. In the tournament arena will be Real Jousting and Warriors’ Chess, where the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and his henchmen square off against good Robin and his Merry Men. There will also be interactive comedy shows, puppet shows, Irish and Celtic music, English folk dances, patron costume contests, and costumed street characters. In addition, vendors will be selling medieval crafts, food and beverages, including beer.
The Tennessee Medieval Faire is a family-friendly outdoor festival. Dates are May 19-20, 26-27-28, June 2-3. Hours are 10am-5pm ET. Ticket prices are $17 for ages 13+, $9 for ages 5 to 12, and free for ages 4 and under. Field parking is free. The festival is located at 550 Fiske Road, Harriman, TN. For more information, please visit www.TMFaire.com, find the Tennessee Medieval Faire on Facebook, or call 865-376-0319.
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center: Spring Concert Series
Fridays at 7 PM
May 11 - Early Bird Special
May 25 - Jodi & Tim Harbin - Simple, pure, honest Appalachian mountain music
As we continue to offer our Sunset Concert Series to you, please keep the following in mind when making your plans to attend:
All concerts begin at 7 pm – Rain or shine in the covered amphitheater.
Bring your own folding lawn chairs.
Coolers and alcohol of any kind are prohibited
Pets are not allowed (Except Service Animals w/ Proper Identification)
Smokin' Joe's BBQ available at the Concessions Stand until Intermission!
$10 per person, GSMHC Members and Children 5 and Under are FREE
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 3/4 mile east of traffic light at the Highway 321 and 73 intersection towards the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-5. Information: 865-448-0044, www.gsmheritagecenter.org
The Troubadour Roadhouse and Performance Hall
We have a full event calendar that grows by the day!
Monday - Singer/songwriter night (open sign-up)
Tuesday - Open mic night (open sign-up)
Wed through Sun - Various Americana/Folk artists from Knoxville and across the country
The Troubadour Roadhouse and Performance Hall located in Bearden, 4705 Old Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
Information: 865-851-8650, www.troubadourroadhouse.com
WDVX: Blue Plate Special
Just like at your favorite meat n’ three, the WDVX Blue Plate Special® is served up piping hot. This fresh and free daily helping of live music during the lunchtime hour that features performers from all over the world and right here in Knoxville has put WDVX on the map as East Tennessee’s Own community supported radio.
The WDVX Blue Plate Special® is a live performance radio show held at noon, with your host Red Hickey Monday through Friday and Doug Lauderdale on Saturday, at the WDVX studio inside the Knoxville Visitor Center. It’s always free to join in so please don’t be shy. Make yourself at home as part of the WDVX family. From blues to bluegrass, country to Celtic, folk to funk, rockabilly to hillbilly, local to international, it all part of the live music experience on the WDVX Blue Plate Special. You’re welcome to bring your lunch.
Previous performing artists include Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, The Avett Brothers, Old Crowe Medicine Show, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Jim Lauderdale, Marty Stuart, Nickel Creek, Red Stick Ramblers, Rodney Crowell, String Cheese Incident, The Del McCoury Band, Tim O’Brien, Yonder Mountain String Band, David Grisman, Claire Lynch Band, Brett Dennen, Tommy Emmanuel, Uncle Earl, The Infamous Stringdusters, the Jerry Douglas Band, Joan Osborne, John Oats, Mary Gauthier, Darrell Scott, and many many more! There’s plenty of great music to go around! http://wdvx.com/program/blue-plate-special/
Free 2-hour visitor parking located next door to the Knoxville Visitor Center. One Vision Plaza, 301 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Info: 865-544-1029, http://www.wdvx.com