Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Friends of Seven Islands: Riverboat Cruise

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

Sunday, September 19, 2021
Board: 11:30 am. Cruise: 12 noon – 2 pm

Star of Knoxville Riverboat
300 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902
Official Web Site for Registration:

Join the Friends of Seven Islands State Birding Park for brunch as we cruise upriver on the Star of Knoxville paddlewheel riverboat to the beginning of the Tennessee River. During brunch, you’ll learn about the Tennessee River from Kim Trevathan who has paddled all 652 miles of the river twice, wild birds of prey from Dr. Robyn Miller with American Eagle Foundation, and the Wild Yards Garden’s connection to birds from Park Ranger Clare Datillo. While cruising, expert birders will help you discover shorebirds along the river. We sail rain or shine!

Brunch consists of a plated meal with Honey Ham, Baked Chicken, Quiche, Dressing and Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Broccoli Salad, Danishes and Rolls, and nonalcoholic beverages. Cash bar also available.

$75.00 - Adult: Brunch and 2 hour interpretive cruise
$45.00 - Child (ages 5-12): Brunch and 2 hour interpretive cruise

All proceeds support the Seven Islands State Birding Park including the Wild Yards Garden.

The Mill & Mine: The Dead South

  • September 19, 2021

Category: Music

Ones To Watch Presents THE DEAD SOUTH
Sunday, September 19 • Music starts at 8PM

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

Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble: Children in the Arts

Category: Dance, movement and Kids, family

The internationally acclaimed Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble hosts “Children in the Arts”, an exciting performance featuring a variety of Knoxville’s talented youth at the historic World’s Fair Park Amphitheater!

Join us on September 19th at 2:30 pm as we showcase young artists from around our area in a delightful family-friendly production. Get ready for everything from captivating modern dancers to fantastic singers and instrumentalists to theatrical performers and more!

Adult tickets are $7.00, children’s/student tickets are just one penny! Tickets are available through TCDE in advance (4216 Sutherland Ave, 865-584-9636), or at the gate on the day of the performance. Don’t miss it!

As part of the Penny4Arts program, this presentation is a fantastic and affordable way to spend an afternoon with family and friends. We hope to see you there!

Location: World’s Fair Park Amphitheater, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
Contact: Cheri McKeever, 865-207-1954,

The Square Room: Carlie Bannister with Jordy Searcy

  • September 19, 2021

Category: Music

Sunday, September 19

We have a great lineup coming to The Square Room on Sunday, September 19th. The one and only Steven Day, and Knoxville favorite Carly Bannister are coming for a night of music you don't want to miss.
The Square Room
4 market square
Knoxville, TN 37902

Trailhead Beer Market: Silent Disco

  • September 19, 2021

Category: Dance, movement and Music

Friday, August 13

The Silent Disco is heading to the South Side! Join us at Trailhead and get ready to dance the night away!

Trailhead Beer Market
1317 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920

8th annual Knoxville Race for the Summitt

  • September 19, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Fundraisers and Health, wellness

Sun September 19, 4-Mile Run/Walk

The eighth annual Knoxville Race for the Summitt 4-Miler is organized by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy's American Pharmacist Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists chapter to benefit The Pat Summitt Foundation. The Pat Summitt Foundation was founded by the legendary head coach of the Lady Vols Basketball team, Coach Pat Summitt, to promote education and research for Alzheimer's disease. The race course features a 4-mile tour of the UTK campus, where legendary coach Pat Summitt established her legacy. Show your support for Coach Summitt by running or walking in the race and asking friends and family members to become Memory Donors. Please join us as "We Back Pat!"

Ijams Nature Center: Bluegrass Jam Features Dog Adoption Event

Category: Free event, Kids, family, Music and Science, nature

(All ages) Join Ijams and East Tennessee Bluegrass Association next Sunday, Sept. 19, from 3-6 p.m., for the next bluegrass jam presented by Cherokee Distributing Co. and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. While you're listening to some great music, stop by the H.A.L.T. (Humans & Animals Learning Together) adoption tent to meet the cute pups that might make your home complete!

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717,

The Maker City Summit

  • September 19, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops, Festivals, special events, Lecture, discussion, panel and Virtual

The Maker City Summit brings together bright minds, inspirational storytellers, and successful makers to build our creative community together. The main event will take place on Sunday, September 19, at Jackson Terminal in the Old City Knoxville. The leaders of The Maker City Summit will be ready to ignite conversation and discuss the creative culture in our city, our region, and our nation.

Virtual/streaming options available:
203 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902

Schulz Bräu Oktoberfest 2021

  • September 18, 2021 — October 3, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events and Music

Hosted by Schulz Bräu Brewing Company
Schulz Bräu's 6th Annual Oktoberfest will be from September 18th - October 3rd.

Saturday September 18th
5:00am Doors Open to ticket holders
5:30am Live Music by Sande & Mike of the Knoxville Polka Kings
6:00am Barrel Tapping

9:00am Doors Open to the public
12:00pm UT vs TN Tech
3:30pm Live Music by Smoky Mountain Oompah Band
7:30pm Masskrugstemmen (Stein Hoisting Contest)
8:00pm Live Music by LynnMarie and The Nashville Polka Guys
Special Menu by Schulzes Schnitzel Kitchen

Sunday September 19th
10:30am Frühschoppen: Oktoberfest Brunch
11:00am Live Music by Concord Brass
4:25pm Titans vs Seahawks
5:00pm Live Music by LynnMarie and The Nashville Polka Guys
8:30pm Masskrugstemmen (Stein Hoisting Contest)
Special Menu by Schulzes Schnitzel Kitchen

Follow these links for each weeks schedule:
Week 1:
Week 2:
Week 3:

Come enjoy authentic German lagers, Bavarian decor, and all the Polka you can stand for this festive time of the year. Dirndls and Lederhosen encouraged!

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Disney's The Aristocats (kids)

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

The play will be performed Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.

This production is designed for our youngest children and is a short production to allow for the attention span of our youngest musical lovers. (Ages 1+) This production’s run time is under an hour.

NOTE: We are currently asking all audience members to please wear a mask inside the theatre. Many of our participants are not old enough to be vaccinated. We appreciate your understanding.

Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns. In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it is up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O’Malley, and his band of swingin’ jazz cats to save the day.

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677,

Flying Anvil Theatre: The Sunshine Boys

Category: Comedy and Theatre

September 16-October 10
Thurs-Sat @ 7:30, Sun @ 2:00

Two local legends team up for The Sunshine Boys at Flying Anvil Theatre. The classic Neil Simon comedy stars David Dwyer and Steve Dupree as the titular characters: two aging vaudevillians who reunite for one last show. Director Jayne Morgan says audiences familiar with the two actors are in for a surprise. “This is Dave and Steve as you’ve never seen them. They are creating characters very different from their own personalities. It’s been fun to see another side of these two beloved actors and a great challenge for them as well.”

Dwyer and Dupree play “Lewis and Clark,” top-billed vaudevillians for over 40 years. Now they aren’t even speaking. When CBS requests them for a “History of Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs. The show was a hit on Broadway and revived several times with actors such as Dick Van Dyke, Walter Matthau and Danny DeVito.

Morgan says The Sunshine Boys was to be the theatre’s official grand reopening. “Instead, we’re still limiting seating and requiring masks. Plus, we’re joining the other theatres in town in requiring proof of vaccination or negative Covid test at the door. Keeping audiences safe is our highest priority.”

Rounding out the cast are Nick Silver, Yolanda Treece, Casey Kain, Ashley Guthrie Baker and Philip Brady. Randy Thompson is stage manager, set design is by Steve Krempasky, Jordan Vera designed lights and Virginia Baldwin is costume designer. Props and set dressing by Jordan McCready.

Tickets for The Sunshine Boys are available at or on the theatre’s Facebook page. The show opens with a Pay What You Can preview on Thursday, September 16, and runs through Sunday, October 10. (There is a second Pay What You Can performance on Wednesday, September 22.) Tickets are $25 and $27, $13 for students.

Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville. Information: 865-357-1309. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram, @flyinganviltheatre

Ewing Gallery: Professional Practices

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

The Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture is pleased to present an exhibition of the studio art faculty of the University of Tennessee School of Art.

Exhibiting faculty members are: Joshua Bienko, Emily Ward Bivens, Sally Brogden, Jason Brown, Rubens Ghenov, Paul Harrill, John Kelley, Mary Laube, Paul Lee, Beauvais Lyons, Frank Martin, Christopher McNulty, Althea Murphy-Price, John Powers, Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Jered Sprecher, and Koichi Yamamoto.

The Ewing Gallery, located on the first floor of the Art + Architecture Building, is open Monday – Friday from 10am – 5pm.
Thursday evenings until 7:30pm. Sundays from 1-4pm. We are limiting gallery capacity to 25 visitors. Masks are required in University of Tennessee buildings. Thank you for helping to keep our campus healthy!

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200,

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