Calendar of Events

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Clayton Center for the Arts: Dailey & Vincent

Category: Music

All I Want for Christmas is Y'all

Grand Ole Opry Members, Five-time GRAMMY® award winners individually, three-time GRAMMY® award nominees collectively, four-time DOVE Award winners, and winners of 35 IBMA Awards altogether (including 3-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year Award winners and 3-Time Vocal Group of the Year Award winners),

Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, backed by one of the best bands on tour today, are some of the most reputable and elite entertainers in American music; bluegrass, traditional country and gospel music. 

Additionally, each of the last 6 CD releases have landed at the #1 spot on the Billboard charts including their first-ever Christmas album, “Dailey & Vincent: The Sounds of Christmas,” debuting at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart and #8 on the Billboard Holiday Chart, landing right behind Michael Bublé and Pentatonix as the only country, bluegrass and gospel act in the Top Ten.

Clayton Center for the Arts: 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information/tickets: 865-981-8590,

Thompson Boling Arena: Chris Stapleton

  • December 5, 2021

Category: Music

DECEMBER 5, 2021 - 7:00 PM

The Chris Stapleton event scheduled for September 23, 2021 has been rescheduled to December 5, 2021. All tickets will be honored for the new date. Though not required for entry to Thompson-Boling Arena or movement throughout the seating bowl, facial coverings are encouraged for arena patrons.

All ages must have a ticket. Updated support acts will be announced at a later time.

Thompson Boling Arena, 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way, Knoxville, TN. Info/tickets: Concerts & Special Events - or (865) 656-4444. Athletic Events - or (865) 656-1200.

Friends of Music and the Arts: Candelight Service

  • December 5, 2021
  • 5:30 PM

Category: Music

Advent Lessons & Carols
Choirs of the Ascension

Friends of Music and the Arts is dedicated to providing a variety of performance offerings appropriate to Church of the Ascension's sacred space. Bring a friend and join us for a time of relaxation and enjoyment!
(865) 588-0589
800 S. Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919

River & Rail Theatre Company: 2nd Annual Holiday Gala & Fundraiser

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fundraisers and Theatre

Sun, Dec 5, 2021 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Old City Performing Arts Center
111 State Street, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37902

Cocktail Reception with Hors d'Oeuvres followed by a 3-Course Dinner from Chef Jeffrey DeAlejandro of Oli Bea. Custom cocktails by Postmodern Spirits

Dress is "Artistically Formal"
Purchase a Table for 8-10 guest for $1500 or purchase individual tickets for $175, space is limited

Sequoyah Hills: Holiday Makers Market

  • December 5, 2021
  • 1-5 PM

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

First Sunday in December! 1-5 pm in the heart of Sequoyah Hills at The Plaid Apron— look for the many maker tents!

1212 Kenesaw Avenue.

Visit Knoxville: World’s Fair 40th Anniversary Celebration

  • December 5, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Free event

Feel the ENERGY of our nature-loving-adventure-seeking-artsy-kinda-town!

Visit Knoxville has partnered with the City of Knoxville and Knox County to build out the World’s Fair 40th Anniversary Celebration to take place throughout 2022.

Please join us as we kick off the celebration with special guests the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale Horses!

Sunday, December 5 12:30-3:30
Festival Lawn at World’s Fair Park
12:30-1:30 - HITCHING OF THE HORSES (Public is welcome to come watch the pageantry)
1:15 - PRESS EVENT BEGINS (Visit Knoxville President Kim Bumpas and City of Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon)
• Announce Official Celebration Timeline & Highlights
• Publicly Reveal
40th Anniversary Logo

The Sunday announcement continues the Sunsphere Sundays theme Visit Knoxville promotes via social media and mimics the timeline in 1982 when the Clydesdales were in Knoxville in November 1981 to mark the official kickoff. Visit Knoxville will have Sunsphere items from the Visitor Center gift shop for sale on site. Proceeds from the sale of these items help support the Sunsphere Fund. Details online at Online shopping at

Coffee and hot chocolate will be available for purchase to keep you warm, so make your plans now. We look forward to seeing you at what will be the first of many special moments for the 40th Anniversary of the 1982 World’s Fair. Watch for more details to unfold at

St. James Episcopal Church: Within Our Darkest Night: An Advent Evensong

  • December 5, 2021

Category: Free event and Music


For many, the joy and frivolity of the holiday season is often accompanied by memories of loss and feelings of grief, sorrow, and loneliness. On Sunday, December 5th at 4:00pm, St. James will hold an Advent service of Evensong to be present with and hold up a light of comfort and hope for those who struggle during the seasons of Advent and Christmas. The service will include readings from scripture and poetry, a message of hope from the St. James clergy, prayer, and the music of Palestrina, Taizé, and others sung by the St. James Choir.

Oak Ridge Art Center: Gallery of Holiday Shops

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

Gallery of Holiday Shops is open and waiting for you to join us. Wonderful original creations fill every booth for you to peruse and enjoy! We hope your holiday season is off to a great start and that you will join us to finish (or start) your shopping. It is a beautiful show! Come by any, or every, day between 9 Am and 4 PM from December 4 through 11. Hope to see you here!

There is no admission fee, and proceeds from the artists’ sales will benefit both the artists and the Art Center.

Exhibitors in 2021 represent a wide variety of unique items to beautify one’s own space or for gifting in the holiday season. We are fortunate to have several returning favorites (Capshaw, Prince, Loosli, Redd, Ferrara, Zucker, Lankford, etc.) as well as newer vendors (Bills, Fisher, Edkins, Sullentrup, etc.) to titillate your mind and add new flair to your gifting ideas. For those who are looking for truly one-of-a-kind options, this is your opportunity to find beautiful items for holiday gifts and shop in relative safety since we are limiting the number of individuals in the building at any one time, requesting masks, practicing social distancing, and cleaning often touched communal objects frequently.

Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441,

Awaken Coffee: Featuring Michelle Barillaro

  • December 3, 2021 — January 30, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

On display from December through the end of January.

Michelle Barillaro is an abstract painter based in Knoxville, TN. She works with a wide variety of mediums and enjoys discovering new ways to bring her work to life.

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Info: 865-951-0427 or

Rala: Castles and Cathedrals by Brian Pittman & Tiny Works

  • December 3, 2021 — January 30, 2022

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

Rala is excited to announce a First Friday Double Feature show for the months of December and January! We will have a new series of Castles and Cathedrals by local artist and architect Brian Pittman, along with a curated show of tiny artworks from 20 different local and regional artists. The opening reception will be from 6-8 on December 3rd. Both shows will remain on display from December 3rd through the end of January.

Facebook Event:

Rala, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
PH: (865) 525-7888
Instagram: @ShopRala

Albright Grove Brewing Co: Exhibition by Jerry's Artarama Staff

  • December 3, 2021 — December 31, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Friday 12/3 - We are doing our first First Friday art showing here with the staff at Jerry's Artarama Staff Showing! We will be showcasing their work on Friday 12/3 and will have their artwork up all month long! Look forward to seeing you here!

Albright Grove Brewing Company, 2924 Sutherland Ave, KNOXVILLE, TN, 37919

Tue-Wed 4pm - 9pm
Thu-Fri 4pm - 10pm
Sat 2pm - 10pm
Sun 2pm - 8pm

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Annie Jr.

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.

Annie Jr. follows the story of an orphan named Annie living a “hard-knock life” at The New York City Municipal Orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie dreams of being reunited with her parents and takes action to find them. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Roosevelt and finds a new family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

The play is performed by twenty talented young actors from ages 8 to 16.

The show is directed by Student Directing Intern: Campbell Ella. The play is designed by young student designers from ages 12 to 16.

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

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