Calendar of Events

Friday, September 10, 2021

The Outpost Outdoor Concerts

  • September 10, 2021 — October 22, 2021

Category: Music

The Outpost is back! The beloved Knoxville pop-up music venue has found permanent residence downtown
808 State Street near the First Horizon Building

The venue’s doors won’t officially open until 2022, but we wanted to celebrate the return the only way we know how. That’s why this fall we are hosting a seven-week concert series outside the new venue space.

Mark your calendars for every Friday from September 10th to October 22nd. Come and enjoy some great live music from incredible touring bands and local favorites, food trucks, vendors, artwork, and more. You’ll get a festival experience without having to pay festival prices. You can buy tickets to individual shows, OR you can grab a discounted season pass and come on out every Friday. Season passes are limited so be sure to purchase early.

Aaron Lee Tasjan with Buick Audra and Guy Marshall
Sep 10, 2021 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Dolly Parton Night with Kelsi Walker
Sep 17, 2021 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Suffers with Josiah with The Greater Good
Sep 24, 2021 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Weeks with Crumbsnatchers
Oct 1, 2021 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Foxies & Hey Steve with Elijah Cruise
Oct 8, 2021 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

DK The Drummer
Oct 15, 2021 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Jubal Presents Willie Nelson vs Waylon Jennings
Oct 22, 2021 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

101st Tennessee Valley Fair

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, History, heritage, Kids, family and Music

Your Hometown Fair is BACK!

That’s right, the 101st Tennessee Valley Fair is making a return September 10-19th. Get ready for 10 fun-filled, action-packed days full of your fair favorites: concerts, rides, food, competitions, and more!

Entertainers include:
Don't Miss Out On:
Jon Langston - Friday, Sept. 10
John Anderson - Sunday, Sept. 12
Riley Green - Tuesday, Sept. 14
The Commodores - Wednesday, Sept. 15
Rick Springfield - Thursday, Sept. 16
En Vogue - Friday, Sept. 17
Marshall Charloff & Purple Xperience - Saturday, Sept. 18
Joe Nichols - Sunday, Sept. 19

Markmans Open the Vault benefiting Boys and Girls Clubs of The Tennessee Valley

Category: Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

September 10 – 12 in Knoxville
Our annual Open the Vault Event is our largest buying opportunity of the year. Come see what’s in the vault and shop watches and jewelry with discounts from 20-70% off retail prices. Plus, we are donating a portion of proceeds to Boys and Girls Clubs of The Tennessee Valley. This event is also a wonderful opportunity to see the latest new arrivals from our top designers. Plus, enjoy sweet treats while you shop.

6932 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

Bennett: Art Opening & Champagne Open House

  • September 10, 2021 — September 11, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

Opens Fri Sep 10 - "The American Dream"

Champagne Open House Sat Sep 11, 10 AM - 4 PM with parking lot vendors

Work inspired by our favorite regional craft shows, including new work by:

Graceann Warn
Christine Peloquin
Lori Katz
Kipley Meyer
Jim Whalen
Bob & Laurie Kliss
Tommie Rush
Ashley Benton
Nate Cotterman
Tamara Childs
and others!

Jewelry Trunk Show by Stacey Lee Webber, Fri-Sat 10 AM - 4 PM

Bennett: 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30. Information: 865-584-6791,

The Mill & Mine: Colony House

  • September 10, 2021

Category: Music

Friday, Sept 10

Tennessee's Colony House brings their uplifting guitar-based rock back to The Mill & Mine for one of our first full capacity shows in 2021! Colony House quietly steamrolled into the mainstream on their 2014 full-length critically-acclaimed debut, When I Was Younger. After nearly two years of solid touring, the band began recording their third studio, Leave What’s Lost Behind. It incorporates a storied family history going back generations mixed with folklore surrounding a runaway to create an album worthy of being a classic novel. It's dynamic and exciting, and we can't way to see them this fall!

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information:

2nd Fridays

  • September 10, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Free event

This is a laid back, monthly event for those in Knoxville who would like to meet and get to know people that are making an impact on a business, civic, political and creative level.

We have a monthly meet-up/event that moves to a new location each time. We usually meet at local restaurants/eateries/breweries/bars (not chains) and emphasize the downtown/east Knox/south Knox/north Knox areas. As the event has gained popularity, other small businesses (bank, architect, I.T. company, etc.) have asked to be a host. And as the name implies…we always meet on the 2nd Friday of the month!

Stay tuned for the new website and social media!

PJ Parkinsons Fund-Raising Cala (Casual Gala)

  • September 10, 2021

Category: Dance, movement and Fundraisers

Friday, September 10, 2021 — 6:00 pm

This is a fundraising event for PJ Parkinson’s Support Group - A local non-profit.

Join us for PJ Parkinson's "Cala", our primary 2021 fundraising event, on Friday, September 10 for a festive and enchanting evening at Ancient Lore Village! The Tennessee Youth Dance Ensemble will be performing at this annual fund-raising gala.

7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville , TN 37920
Information and to purchase tickets:

The Central Collective: Good Things (Small Packages)

  • September 10, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Friday, September 10, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

You're invited to Good Things (Small Packages), a group art show featuring tiny art. Art will be on display for viewing and available for purchase via the Good Things Vending Machine. Each turn at the vending machine will be $25 (payable via cash, card or Venmo) and guarantees you a piece of tiny (2” or less) original art from one of the featured artists. Featuring work by:
Ashley Addair
Alyssa Coffin
Risa Hricovsky
Dale Mackey
Beth Meadows
Sarah Moore
Lyndsey Sharp

The Central Collective, 923 N. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-236-1590,,

Knox County Public Library: Outdoor Storytimes

  • September 8, 2021 — October 28, 2021

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Literature, reading, writing

Knox County Public Library is pleased to announce the return of Outdoor Storytimes this fall. This September and October, the fun continues outdoors with stories, rhymes, music, and movement. The weekly programs range from Baby Bookworms to pajama events in the evening. Families are welcome to bring a blanket and/or chairs to comfortably enjoy the program. In the event of inclement weather, the Storytime will be canceled or rescheduled. They will not be moved indoors.


Bearden Branch: Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 8 through Oct. 27)

Burlington Branch: Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 8 through Oct. 27)

Farragut Branch:
• Family Storytime Kickoff at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10
• Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays (Sept. 13 through Oct. 25)
• Ready, Set, K! Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays (Sept. 14 through Oct. 26)
• Baby Bookworms at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 15 through Oct. 27)
• Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays (Sept. 16 through Oct. 28)
Howard Pinkston Branch: Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 8 through Oct. 27)

Karns Branch: Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays (Sept. 7, Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19)

North Knoxville Branch: Preschool Storytime at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 8, Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 20)

Norwood Branch:
• Baby Bookworms at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 8- Oct 27)
• Toddler/Preschool Storytime at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 1- Oct 27)
Powell Branch:
• Baby Bookworms at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 8- Oct 27)
• Preschool Storytimes at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays (Sept.3 - Oct 29)
• Pajamarama Storytime at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7
Sequoyah Branch: Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays (Sept. 9, Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 21)

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: September Classes & Workshops

Category: Classes, workshops, Exhibitions, visual art and Fine Crafts

Smorgasbord Class: “Embossing Metal Jewelry,” with Marcia Everitt, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

“Nuno Felted Cowl” with instructor Cindy Stroud, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

FRIDAYS, SEPTEMBER 10, 17, & 24 (three class sessions)
“Yupo Paper, the Next Frontier” with instructor Deanna Magdich, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 14, THURSDAY, SEPT. 16, TUESDAY, SEPT. 21, & THURSDAY, SEPT. 23 (four class sessions)
“Beginning Watercolor: Bluebirds & Blackberries,” with instructor Sheryl Reeser, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. On Sept. 14, 21, & 23, the sessions will be from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. The Sept. 16 session will be from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

“Painterly Painting, the Magic of Nature” with Debbie Toney. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Chain Maille Jewelry: “Spirit of Halloween,” with George Gallant. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Life Drawing, with Dena Whitener, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. A live model will be available for artists to sketch. Bring your sketch pad, media of choice, and camera to capture the pose. September’s model is Judi Miller.

“Felt Jewelry” with instructor Cindy Stroud, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

“Beginning Acrylic Pour” with instructor Claudia Kirkpatrick, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

“Felt Clutch” with instructor Cindy Stroud, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

Located at 451 Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade (off Peavine Road). 931-707-7249 or

Broadway Studios and Gallery: New Works by Broadway Studios Artists

  • September 3, 2021 — November 5, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

Opening Sept 3rd 6:00-9:00 p.m.
From Sep 4 - Nov 5, enjoy an ongoing 24/7 window display

New Works by Broadway Studios Artists. Chloe Melton, Melinda Adams, William Holbert, Larry Blount, Vincent Drake, Pat O’Neil, Jeremy Logan, Jessica Gregory, Anne Freels, Sam Stapleton, Jes Distad and Nancy Rowland-Engle.

Featuring Paintings, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, Photography, Corn shuck dolls, herbal products and more!

All visitors are required to wear a mask and maintain distancing guidelines.

Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Fri-Sat, 10-6, by appointment, or when the "open" sign is illuminated. Information: 865-556-8676, and

HoLa Hora Latina: Frutos Latinos Contest and Group Exhibit

  • September 3, 2021 — October 15, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts, Free event and History, heritage

The Frutos Latinos Contest and Group Exhibit
Opening Fri Sep 3, 5-9 PM at the Emporium

Featuring local Latino/Latinx artists displaying artwork at Casa HoLa that celebrate their cultures and traditions. This event, called Frutos Latinos, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM). Visitors to the gallery can vote for their favorite pieces in person and on-line at this page.

On September 15th, the Frutos Latinos exhibit is moved to the Knoxville Museum of Art to mark the beginning of Hispanic Hertiage Month where it remains until October 15th. On this first day of HHM, HoLa invites members of our organization, city and county officials, corporate sponsors, and recipients of HoLa scholarships to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and the role HoLa has played in promoting Latin American arts and culture within our community. Any HoLa members are welcome to join in this catered event from 5pm-8pm at the Knoxville Museum of Art.

HoLa Hora Latina’s Casa HoLa Art Gallery and Artisan Gift Shop, Bottom floor of the Emporium for the Arts (corner of Gay and Jackson streets in downtown Knoxville), 100 South Gay Street, Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902

Then, on display at the Knoxville Museum of Art from Sep 15 - Oct 15. Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Information: 865-525-6101,

Information: 865-335-3358,

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