Calendar of Events

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Oak Ridge Civic Music Association: A Jazzy Evening with Concertmaster Karen Kartal & Friends

Category: Kids, family, Lecture, discussion, panel and Music

Sat Feb 4, 7 PM with pre-concert talk at 6:30 PM
First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge

What do Brahms and jazz have in common? You’ll find out when Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Karen Kartal gathers friends to perform Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor followed by more friends performing jazz selections and a special commissioned piece by Knoxville-based saxophonist and composer Marcel Holman. It’s sure to be one of the most unique concerts you’ve heard in a long time! Come ready to jam!

Adult $25; Young Adult (ages 19-29) $10. Chaperones receive free admission with 5 attending youths 18 or younger.

Youth and Adult tickets are available at the door, online, or by phone.

Open to students outside of Knox County: YES
Advanced reservations required: NO
For more information, please contact: Lisa Muci Eckhoff, 865-483-5569 or

Bijou Theatre: The Fab Four

Category: Music

Saturday, February 4 | 8PM

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832,

Jubilee Community Arts: Sparky & Rhonda Rucker

Category: Music

African-American Music Traditions
Saturday, Feb 4, 8 p.m.

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker perform throughout the U.S. as well as overseas, singing songs and telling stories from the American folk tradition. Sparky Rucker has been performing over forty years and is internationally recognized as a leading folklorist, musician, historian, storyteller, and author. He accompanies himself with fingerstyle picking and bottleneck blues guitar, banjo, and spoons. Rhonda Rucker is a musician, children's author, storyteller, and songwriter. Her blues-style harmonica, piano, old-time banjo, and bones add musical versatility to their performances.

Sparky and Rhonda are sure to deliver an uplifting presentation of toe-tapping music spiced with humor, history, and tall tales. They take their audience on an educational and emotional journey that ranges from poignant stories of slavery and war to an amusing rendition of a Brer Rabbit tale or their witty commentaries on current events. Their music includes a variety of old-time blues, slave songs, Appalachian music, spirituals, ballads, work songs, Civil War music, railroad songs, and a few of their own original compositions.

$13 JCA Members, Students, Seniors • $14 General Advance
$18 General Day of Show

Jubilee Community Arts at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. Tickets and information: 865-522-5851,

Beardsley Farm: Snow Day

  • February 4, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fundraisers, Kids, family and Music

Snow Day, a CAC Beardsley Community Farm Benefit, will be hosted at Hi-Wire Brewing from 4-8 PM on February 4th, 2023. Come help us celebrate 25 years of serving Knoxville! Snow Day will feature live performances by a diverse group of musicians, a soup contest between some of Knoxville's finest restaurants, a silent auction, and a bar with a percentage of profits benefiting the farm.

TICKETS: are $25 if you pre-order online or $30 at the door. Add on a limited edition hand screen printed Snow Day poster by local artists Ashlee Mays and Logan Syzmanowski of the Museum of Infinite Outcomes for an additional $25. Tickets include all-you-can-eat soup! Kids under 8 get in for free!

Hi-Wire Brewing is located at 2020 Barber St, Knoxville, TN 37920.
MUSICIANS: Yer Flowers, Evie Andrus, Jorden Albright, NEZ, and Supine Sea.

SILENT AUCTION: Come bid on amazing silent auction items! Over one hundred items from wonderful Knoxville businesses will be represented. The silent auction will run online (through this website starting January 27th) as well as in person at Snow Day from 4PM-7PM.

Traditional Irish Arts of Knoxville: Tune Junkie Weekend

  • February 3, 2023 — February 5, 2023

Category: Classes, workshops and Music

Founded to preserve our Irish music community, we provide an avenue for learning and participation through sessions and public performances. As well as offering educational opportunities in the form of workshops, house concerts, and concert series featuring local and visiting artists. Irish/Celtic music is a communal experience and one that is accessible by all and requires that we gather in common spaces and engage in musical conversation, passing on to the next generation our love of Irish/Celtic music and social culture. It is our mission to present, promote, and preserve our rich Irish/Celtic music culture in East Tennessee.

Tune Junkie Weekend includes a full weekend of performances, a masterclass, workshop and more! Register and learn more at

Walters State Community College: Appalachia Remembers: Mining for Memories

  • February 3, 2023 — February 4, 2023

Category: Classes, workshops, Festivals, special events, Literature, reading, writing and Music

The Mildred Haun Conference: A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Scholarship, and Culture is an attempt to explore and define Appalachian literature and culture for ourselves and for the outside world. We are seeking individual and panel presentations from faculty members, independent scholars, and students who have an interest in all aspects of Appalachian literature and culture.
Walters State Community College, 500 S. Davy Crockett, Morristown

Knoxville Opera: Chorus Auditions

Category: Auditions, Free event and Music

Friday, February 3, 5:30-8:00 pm
Saturday, February 4, 11:00 am-3:00 pm

At Knoxville Opera | 612 E. Depot Ave.

Singers are asked to bring 2 contrasting pieces, with one in English and the other in Italian, French, or German. A pianist will be available.

Register at

Knoxville Opera: 865-524-0795,

Waynestock XI: For the Love of Drew and Rylan

  • February 2, 2023 — February 4, 2023

Category: Festivals, special events, Fundraisers and Music

Waynestock XI: The Return!
Benefitting: J.C. Haun, formerly of Left Foot Down, Limit Nine, Garage Deluxe, JC and the Dirty Smokers

7 p.m.: Stars Regardless
8 p.m.: Keith Brown and Friends
9 p.m.: Ben Savage and Chris Newman
10 p.m.: Kenneth Brown and Friends
11 p.m.: Crumbsnatchers
7 p.m.: Leslie Walker and Dark Mountain Orchid
8 p.m.: Sam Quinn and the Cartwright Brothers
9 p.m.: Adeem the Artist
10 p.m.: Rectangle Shades
11 p.m.: Mercy Lights
Midnight: Left Foot Down
6 p.m.: Lucy Abernathy
7 p.m.: Horcerer
8 p.m.: Bark
9 p.m.: Connor Kelly and The Time Warp
10 p.m.: Neowizard
11 p.m.: Finale, featuring Kelsi Walker and Friends
$5 at the door

Raffle tickets: $5 each, with prizes from WUTK, The Shed Smokehouse and Juke Joint, The Concourse, Raven Records and Rarities and SO MANY MORE! All proceeds go to J.C. Haun's medical fund.

WDVX: Blue Plate Special & The Big Plate

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

The WDVX Blue Plate Special® is a live performance radio show held at noon, with your host Red Hickey, Monday through Thursday at the Knoxville Visitor Center. On Fridays WDVX takes the Blue Plate Special to Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria for “The Big Plate”, then back to the Visitor Center on Saturday with your host Evie Andrus.

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.

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.

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!

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,

Jubilee Community Arts: Mountain Jubilee with Paul Campbell

Category: Free event, History, heritage and Music

Mountain Jubilee airs Saturdays from 9-10 PM on WUOT 91.9 FM

Host Paul Campbell - Latest releases of regional music with historic recordings and highlights of Laurel Theater concerts.

For more upcoming events see