Calendar of Events

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Open Chord: Ted Vigil Pay Tribute to John Denver

  • December 2, 2021 — December 5, 2021

Category: Music

Remembering JOHN DENVER: A Christmas Celebration starring Ted Vigil!

Ted is a singer, songwriter and a tribute artist. He was born in Seattle and raised in the Olympia area.

He has been performing from the age of ten throughout his school years in concert, symphonic and jazz bands while developing his talents as a drummer and singer.

In 2006 he went on to Laughlin, NV to compete in the Talent Quest 2006 involving 28 states, New Zealand, Australia and Canada taking first place. He then went on to win Komo TV 4's NW Afternoon Celebrity Look Alike contest. Ted now performs nationwide for all kinds of venues and events. He has wowed the crowd selling out theatres in Pennsylvania and Kansas and has played twice now for John Denvers own "Windstar Foundation" in Aspen, CO. Ted cruised the Caribbean with Darryl Worley and Jimmy Wayne on a "Travelin' Inc. country cruise hosted by Great American Countrys' own Storme Warren. Just 2 years ago Ted was awarded the Rising Legend Award by the National Traditional Country Music Association. For more information on Ted Vigil visit:

This show will take place at The Open Chord – All Things Music, located in the heart of Knoxville, 8502 Kingston Pike. Tickets are just $28.50 and available online at:
Thursday 8pm:
Friday 8pm:
Saturday 4pm:
Saturday 8pm:
Sunday 4pm:

or by stopping by THE OPEN CHORD, ALL THINGS MUSIC STORE located at 8502 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN.

Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild: Santa Mouse Holiday Sale

  • December 2, 2021 — December 4, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Kids, family

16th annual Santa Mouse Christmas House Craft Show and Sale featuring Members of the Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild

Join us for your holiday shopping to find quality handcrafted items from local artisans, such as basketry, fiber arts, glasswork, jewelry, gourd art, holiday crafts, paintings, soaps, woodworking and more! Free admission and parking!

December 2 and 3, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; December 4, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Fairview United Methodist, 2508 Old Niles Ferry, Maryville

Tennessee Theatre: Home Free - Warmest Winter Tour

Category: Music


The acclaimed group is set to light up the holiday season by hitting the road on their Warmest Winter Holiday Tour – showcasing songs off their most recent studio album, WARMEST WINTER, which features 12 festive staples, memorable collaborations and Home Free originals – all guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit.

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,,

Bijou Theatre: Paul Thorn

Category: Music


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

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Concert at Lincoln Memorial University

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra provides classical music for communities that do not usually have the opportunity to hear a live orchestral performance.

KSO musicians have performed in communities throughout Tennessee, including Athens, Crossville, Dandridge, Greeneville, Harrogate, Jefferson City, Maryville, Morristown, Sevierville and Tellico Village, as well as in Richlands, VA. The KSO takes pride in its dedication to serving this region, and we are thrilled to provide live orchestral music for the people of East Tennessee. For information on hosting the KSO in your community contact the Director of Education and Community Partnerships.

Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
B. Frank “Tex” Turner Arena

Free and open to the public: 865-291-3310 or

Knoxville Civic Coliseum: Gaither Vocal Band

  • December 2, 2021

Category: Music

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information:

Farragut Community Center: Celebrate the Season

  • December 2, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Film, Fine Crafts, Free event and Kids, family

Get in the holiday spirit at Celebrate the Season from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Farragut Community Center. Kids can get photos taken with Santa and enjoy cookie decorating and face painting! A holiday movie is also part of this free evening of fun. It’s a new spin on a Farragut holiday tradition. Find out more about this event and more at

Knoxville Writers' Guild: Open Mic: Glad Tidings for a Hollyday

Category: Free event, Literature, spoken word, writing and Virtual

Virtual Open Mic and Potluck
December 2, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Members share three minute holiday readings.

Whatever you’ve got, glad or gloomy, brush it off and get it down to three minutes and read it at the Hollyday Open Mic. Read anything your muse demands, even if it’s not written by you. Since this is traditionally a potluck, we invite all to share some treats and beverages virtually (if not virtuously). Just don’t take too many shots before you read (three minutes, remember). There are a few rules:

There are a few rules:

Must be a member of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild (If not, join here)
Send an email to Bob to register and he will place you in an exciting order of presentation. Please include whether your reading is fiction (poetry or prose) or non-fiction so he can mix up the order of readings.
Did we mention, three minutes?

Hosted by Bob Beasley. Free! But you must register by midnight on Wednesday, Dec. 1, to receive the link.
Free. Register at for Zoom link

Pellissippi State: Holiday Spectacular

  • December 2, 2021

Category: Free event and Music

At Clayton Performing Arts Center
Thursday, December 2, 7 p.m.

Celebrate and enjoy holiday cheer at Pellissippi State’s hugely popular Holiday Spectacular musical concert.

Complimentary tickets will be issued at the door to the first guests. Arrive early to ensure you receive a ticket.

The concert features the talents of more than 150 Pellissippi State students and faculty in eight different musical ensembles performing classic winter tunes and carols. While the performance is free, donations are accepted at the door for the Pellissippi State Foundation on behalf of the Music Scholarship fund.

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405,

UT Arboretum Society: Home Cookin' for the Birds

Category: Classes, workshops, Free event, Science, nature and Virtual

Join the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society for our First Thursday Nature Supper Club on Thursday, December 2nd, 7:00 p.m. EST as we learn how to make suet cakes for your winter birds. You provide your own stay-at-home supper, and we provide the nature as local naturalist Stephen Lyn Bales will entertain and teach us via Zoom. In this program you’ll learn how to make a tasty blend for your feathered friends and the answer about which seeds birds like best.

Please register for this free Zoom Program at This program will be recorded, and closed captioning is available. Please contact Michelle Campanis at with any questions or registration issues.

To contact Stephen Lyn Bales or buy one of his UT Press books, email him at

Blount Mansion Association: Christmas Party

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Fundraisers, History, heritage and Music

Please join us for a COVID-SAFER Christmas Party at Blount Mansion and the Craighead-Jackson House on Thursday evening, Dec. 2, 6-9 p.m. We invite you to wander at your leisure between our two historic homes.

Featuring cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, live music, beautiful seasonal decorations created by the Knoxville Garden Club, and plenty of space to spread out inside two historic houses.

$75 per person.

RSVP by Nov. 22nd: – (865) 525-2375

Hosted by: Amb. & Mrs. Victor Ashe, Mr. & Mrs. Steve Bailey, Ellen Capito, Howard Capito, Arthur Coston, Mr. & Mrs. Jim Haslam II, Ms. Sherri Lee, Mr. Mark Love, Dr. Susan Martin, Mr. Sandy McNabb, Ms. Sara Phillips, Mr. & Mrs. Gaines Pittenger, Dr. & Mrs. Joe Pryse, Mrs. Debby Schriver, Mr. Dean Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Caesar Stair, and Mr. John Z.C. Thomas

Holiday Festival of Lights at The Cove

  • December 1, 2021 — January 2, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family and Science, nature

The Cove at Concord Park in Farragut will be lit with animated holiday-themed light features and characters. Enjoy hot chocolate as you stroll through the greenway path at this west Knoxville annual favorite from December 1-January 2.

Knox County cut the ribbon on the 23rd annual Holiday Festival of Lights at The Cove at Concord Park on Wednesday, Dec. 1. The Festival will run from 6 to 9 p.m. excluding Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. It is free and open to the public though visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to The Love Kitchen, which provides meals, clothing, and emergency food packages for the homebound, homeless, and unemployed.

Hot drinks will be available for purchase on site, and Santa Claus will be there on Fridays and Saturdays.

1 of 5