Calendar of Events
Friday, June 29, 2012
Clayton Center for the Arts: Music in the Air Festival
The Music in the Air Festival will take place over the weekend of June 29 through July 1, 2012. The weekend will kick off with Buddy’s Bar-B-Q on the Plaza and music lovers will be able to hear up to 17 different groups over the weekend. Weekend passes are available for $35. With the pass, patrons will receive a wristband allowing them to go from concert to concert all weekend. Individual Concert tickets will be available for $10. Tickets and passes may be purchased at the Clayton Center Box Office or by calling 865-981-8590.
Participating in the festival are Mike Clemmer on Dulcimer, the Knoxville Pipe and Drums, Ensemble Swing Time, the Oak Ridge Concert Band, Craggy Top Brass Quintet, Joy Ride Jazz Septet, the Jack Russell Terriers playing Dixieland jazz, Tuatha Dea, specializing in Irish music, but featuring percussion from Africa and South America, The Mountain Harmony Women’s Barbershop Chorus, Smoky Land Sound Men’s Barbershop Chorus, Barry Roseman and Friends, playing jazz, followed by more jazz by Donnie and Debbie Barbra, Little Big Band playing swing, Dor L’ Dor a klezmer band, Lettie Andrade De La Torre presenting the Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin songbook, Steve Radford on piano playing Broadway show tunes, and Brad Hitch bringing Americana.
Last Friday Art Walk in Maryville
The Last Friday Art Walk is a recurring event to celebrate the arts on the last Friday of every month in Downtown Maryville. What's unique about it is that it's not just galleries participating. It's also businesses like bars, retail stores, restaurants, theaters, and coffee shops. Each participating business hosts a "featured artist," this includes all disciplines of art; visual arts, performance artists, actors, writers, dancers, musicians, etc. New artists and new art are required each month, which gives the community a new experience each time they come.
Presented by the Maryville Arts Coalition. Information: http://www.maryvilleartwalk.com or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maryville-Last-Friday-ArtWalk/101193813269860
Tennessee Theatre: Shinedown
With four albums and 14 singles, Florida alt-rockers Shinedown have only grown to prominence since their platinum certified 2003 debut, Leave a Whisper. They're returning to the road this summer in support of their most recent chart topper, Amaryllis. You won't want to miss this mind-blowing performance on June 29.
Tickets available at Tennessee Theatre box office, all Knoxville Tickets outlets, by phone at 865-656-4444 or online.
Alive After Five: Frog & Toad's Dixie Stomp
June 29 – Frog & Toad’s Dixie Stomp
Alive After Five is a unique live music series presented on thirty or more Fridays per year in four seasonal series. The programs take place in the smoke-free, casually elegant setting of the Great Hall in the Knoxville Museum of Art. There is a live band on stage, seating at tables, two cash bars, food from area restaurants, free freshly popped popcorn, free portrait drawing, free parking, and a licensed therapeutic masseuse available. Audience members can enjoy listening to music, dancing, and browsing the museum’s art galleries.
Admission to the summer series premier of Alive After Five is $12 for general admission and $8 for museum members and college students with ID. Ages 17 and under are admitted free.
All shows 6:00-8:30 pm.
WDVX Blue Plate Special
David Newbould, Dana Cooper
Channing and Quinn, Chris Wilson
Marv Ashby and High Octane
Paul Edelman, Tony Denikos
Marshall Railroad, Jesse Brand
The Mumbles, Jason Eady
The Great Barrier Reefs, Midtown Dickens
Mama's Blue Dress, Occidental Gypsy
This Mountain, The Parlor Soldiers
Knoxville Visitors Center
301 South Gay Street in downtown Knoxville.
African American Appalachian Arts inc.: Kuumba Festival 2012
African American Appalachian Arts, Inc. and area sponsors are delighted to present one of Knoxville's most anticipated and attended events, the 23rd Anniversary KUUMBA Festival June 28, 2012 through July 1, 2012 at three premier locations throughout Knoxville: East TN History Center on Gay St., Downtown/Market Square and Chilhowee Park.
KUUMBA Festival is a multi-event celebration with more than 200 entertainers performing on two stages, demonstrations, and service by more than 100 crafts people and food vendors.
For more information call: 865-951-2356 or visit www.kuumbafestival.com.
Thursday, June 28th - Sunday, July 1st, 2012
Downtown Knoxville Market Square and Chilhowee Park
Bijou Theatre: Children's Summer Camp
Kick off a summer of fun with the Bijou Theatre’s Children’s Summer Camp presented by Mast General Store. Kids between the ages of 9 and 12 will experience the art of improvisational acting, music composition and recording. Each camp features a Friday performance on the U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre for all family and friends. Camps run Monday through Friday and are reasonably priced at just $135 each. To learn more visit knoxbijou.com or check us out on Facebook. Camps begin Monday, June 25, so enroll your kids today!
Knoxville Museum of Art: Alive After Five
Alive After Five is a unique live music series presented on thirty or more Fridays per year in four seasonal series. The programs take place in the smoke-free, casually elegant setting of the Great Hall in the Knoxville Museum of Art. There is a live band on stage, seating at tables, two cash bars, food from area restaurants, free freshly popped popcorn, free parking, and a licensed therapeutic masseuse available. Audience members can enjoy listening to music, dancing, and browsing the museum’s art galleries.
Admission to the spring series premier of Alive After Five is $9 for general admission and $5 for museum members and college students with ID. Ages 17 and under are admitted free. For more information about the Alive After Five series, please contact Michael Gill at (865) 934-2039.
June 22 - The Streamliners
June 29 - TBA
July 6 - The Mumbles
July 13 - Brad Walker Orchestra
July 20 - Soulfinger
July 27 - TBA
August 3 - TBA
August 10 - TBA
August 27 - Jenna & Her Cool Friends
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM; Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org
The Art Behind Design: An Art and Design Exhibition & Cocktail Party
THE ART BEHIND DESIGN
An Art and Design Exhibition & Cocktail Party! June 21, 2012, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Alfred Williams & Company
716 Division Street, Nashville
Free Valet. Cocktails. H'ordeuvres. Music. All welcome.
$5 Suggested Donation benefiting
The American Institute of Architect's Community Partner.
Whether it's a brilliant idea on an old napkin, a beautiful hand-rendered sketch, or a delightfully intricate model, this exhibition will unearth and present the hidden artifacts of the art behind design. It's a rarity that an audience can formally experience the creative intimacy behind Nashville's most influential architects and interior designers.
The exhibition will highlight intriguing blueprints, sketches, photographs, models and various other fine art works by leading architects and designers. These are the ideas and outlets that amount to the aesthetic growth of our city and communities.
This will be Alfred Williams & Company's 5th quarterly, charitable art and design exhibition. 100% of donations and fine art proceeds will benefit Rebuilding Together Nashville, who's volunteers provide free rehabilitation and critical repairs to the homes of low-income Americans. Many of Nashville's flood victims have received significant help from this organization. Let's support them with a $5 suggested donation at the door.
Joining the festivities is Nashville's first mobile boutique, The Trunk as well as The Grilled Cheeserie. 10% of proceeds will benefit Rebuilding Together Nashville.
Dates of Exhibition: June 21- August 23. Free and open: M-F 9am-5pm.
12th Annual Clarence Brown Theatre Summer Acting Camps
12th Annual Clarence Brown Theatre Summer Acting Camps at Clarence Brown Theatre Performance Venues.
Instructors: Terry Silver-Alford, Carol Mayo Jenkins, Melony Maness, Katie Alley, Jess Milewicz
June 18-29 and July 23-August 3, 2012. Each session 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Focus on acting and musical theatre techniques.
$525 for one two-week session
To register: To register please visit the Acting Camp website at http://www.clarencebrowntheatre.com/actingcamp.shtml or contact Terry Silver-Alford at email@example.com.
Tennessee Theatre: Summer Movie Magic Series
The Godfather on Friday, June 15 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 17 at 2 p.m.
Psycho on Friday, July 6 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 8 at 2 p.m.
Doctor Zhivago on Friday, July 14 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 15 at 2 p.m.
The Third Man on Friday, July 27 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 29 at 2 p.m.
Casablanca on Friday, August 3 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 5 at 2 p.m.
A Star is Born on Friday, August 17 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 19 at 2 p.m.
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com.
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center: Sunset Music Series
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center’s “Sunset Music Series”, now in its seventh year, will premier on Friday, June 15, with a performance by the Early Morning String Dusters. All the concerts begin at 7:00 pm and are presented in the Heritage Center’s covered outdoor amphitheater with a scenic view of the mountains and sunset.
Returning by popular demand to perform at the Heritage Center are Jerry Butler & The Blu-J’s, The John Myers Band, and perennial favorites Wild Blue Yonder.
The “Sunset Music Series” is presented by Boyd’s Jig & Reel. Admission to the concerts is $5.00 and may be purchased at the door. Admission is free to all Sunset Music Series concerts for members of the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center. Annual memberships to the Heritage Center may be purchased at the concerts for $15 per individual or $25 per family. . Food and non-alcoholic beverages are available at the concession stand.
For further information, call the Center at 865-448-0044.
SUNSET MUSIC SERIES 2012
Friday, June 17 Early Morning String Dusters, Classic Bluegrass
Friday, June 22 Jerry Butler & The Blu-J’s, Classic Country, Bluegrass, Gospel
Friday, June 29 John Meyers Band, Country, Gospel, and Soul
Friday, July 13 J. C. & The Dirty Smokers
Country, Rockabilly, and Western Swing
Friday, July 20 George Harper Band with Donnie Winters
Bluegrass, Country, and Roots Music
Friday, July 27 Wild Blue Yonder, Bluegrass, Country, and Folk
Friday, August 3 Detroit Daddies, Americana, Blues, and Rock
Friday, August 10 Mountain Soul, Bluegrass and Appalachian Roots Music