Calendar of Events

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Bennett: Richard Jolley Retrospective

  • April 9, 2022 — May 28, 2022

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

Sat Apr 9, 11 AM - 4 PM - champagne opening and meet the artists (1-3 PM)

In conjunction with the premier of the concerto Cycle of Life, created in celebration of Richard Jolley’s monumental Cycle of Life: Within the Power of Dreams and the Wonder of Infinity permanently installed in the Ann and Steve Bailey Hall at the Knoxville Museum of Art, Bennett is proud to be mounting a gallery-wide exhibition of Richard Jolley’s work focusing on both large scale hot formed glass sculpture, smaller blown pieces, and acrylic paintings from the last 20 years. The work of his partner, Tommie Rush, will be displayed alongside Richard’s work.

The progression of work during Richard’s 4-decade career will include glass pieces, works on paper, and paintings. Bennett has partnered with Richard and the KMA to present a truly spectacular reflection of Richard’s career and growth as a glass artist, and as a Knoxville art icon. Cycle of Life is a violin concerto composed by Michael Schachter that was jointly commissioned by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the Knoxville Museum of Art, and their supporters. GRAMMY nominated violinist Tessa Lark will return to Knoxville to take perform this long-awaited concerto.

Richard’s art falls into distinct series, each serving as a stage in his evolution toward increasingly evocative and technically challenging forms. Jolley spent much of his childhood in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and became fascinated with sculpting glass as a student at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee. Since 1975, he has maintained a studio in West Knoxville, where he continues to create glass sculpture notable for its inventiveness and sophistication. He is represented in public and private collections across the country.

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

Dogwood Arts: Spring Featured Gardens

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


Celebrate another blooming spring with Dogwood Arts at our 2022 Featured Gardens event! We are honored that these three Knoxville residents have opened their properties to the public as a part of our annual celebration of East Tennessee's natural beauty.

Each garden is unique in design and offers a variety of plant material and special features. This event is free though a $5 donation per garden is suggested (donations can be made on-site or via Eventbrite at the ticket link above). Tours are self-guided; although Dogwood Arts staff and volunteers will be on-site for questions.​

There is limited parking at each garden, and guests will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. These private properties require extensive walking and are not handicap accessible. Comfortable or hiking shoes are recommended.

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

Enoch Contemporary Ballet: Chiaroscuro

  • April 9, 2022 — April 10, 2022

Category: Dance, movement

Sat Apr 9, 7 PM and Sun Apr 10, 3 PM
Tennessee Wesleyan University Townsend Auditorium, 204 East College Street, Athens, TN 37303

Salt & Light Performing Arts Company presents "Chiaroscuro", by Enoch Contemporary Ballet. We are a Tennessee based contemporary ballet company whose mission is to walk close to Jesus and see His Name exalted.

Children 4 and under are free

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Pops: Hotel California: The Music of the Eagles

Category: Music

Knoxville News Sentinel Pops Series
Hotel California: The Music of the Eagles

Saturday, April 9, 2022, 8:00pm

Knoxville Civic Auditorium

Check in to the Hotel California with a faithful tribute to the music of The Eagles. Relive more than 20 classic hits, including “Best of My Love,” “New Kid in Town,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” “One of These Nights,” and, of course, “Hotel California.”

865-291-3310 or

The Mill & Mine: Todrick Hall

  • April 9, 2022

Category: Dance, movement and Music

Saturday, April 9

The ever-outrageous entertainer Todrick Hall brings The Femuline Tour to Knoxville in April! The ultimate multi-hyphenate, Hall is singer-songwriter-rapper-actor-director-choreographer-costume designer-YouTuber best known for his dancefloor-ready tracks like "Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels." Hall's magnetic charisma and cheeky lyricism make this a must-see show! Tickets are on sale now!

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

Historic Ramsey House: Spring Marketplace

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

The Historic Ramsey House is excited to announce our Spring Marketplace at the Historic Ramsey House scheduled for April 9, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

At this free outdoor juried craft fair, you'll have the opportunity to shop from over 40 different local vendors! Vintage jewelry, handcrafted wood decor, candles, handmade woven goods, pottery, and more are just a few of the unique treasures that will be available at this event! Guests are certain to find the perfect gift or home decor item. Onsite food and entertainment will also be available, as well as local demonstrators. This event is perfect for the whole family!

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745,

Knoxville Botanical Garden: Spring Tree Walk

  • April 9, 2022

Category: Health, wellness, Kids, family and Science, nature

April 9th, 10a
Join Board Member & former KBGA staff, Dan Steinhoff, on a guided tour of KBGA’s unique & historic tree collection. This time you’ll be walking through the grounds during Spring’s blooming.

Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, 2743 Wimpole Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914. Hours: Gardens open daily from dawn to dusk. Information: 865-862-8717,

Friends of Knox County Public Library: Used Book Sale

  • April 9, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, Fundraisers and Literature, reading, writing

Fountain City Branch Library 10 AM - 5 PM
Proceeds benefit Knox County Public Library

Mabry-Hazen House: Park Day 2022 - Annual Spring Clean-Up

Category: Free event and Science, nature

Event by Historic House Museums of Knoxville and Mabry-Hazen House

On Saturday, April 9, 2022, history buffs, community leaders and preservationists will team up with the American Battlefield Trust at more than 155 sites in 32 states to answer the call to service on Park Day. Celebrating its twenty-sixth year, Park Day has attracted volunteers of all ages and abilities bound by their dedication to serving their communities at historic sites nationwide.

Mabry-Hazen House will participate in Park Day from 9am to 3pm. Activities will include mulching, removal of invasive plants, washing the historic house, planting flowers, preparing the garden beds, and general spring-cleaning. Some tools will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring rakes, pitchforks, tarps, and similar yard tools.

The American Battlefield Trust is the largest and most effective nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s hallowed battlegrounds. Although primarily focused on the protection of Civil War battlefields, through its Campaign 1776 initiative, the Trust also seeks to save the battlefields connected to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. To date, the Trust has preserved close to 43,000 acres of battlefield land in 23 states. For a complete list of participating Park Day sites, visit

Water and refreshments will be provided. We also will have a limited number of free Park Day water bottles for volunteers! RAIN DATE: Saturday, April 16, 2022

Historic Loudon Theatre: Corey Zink’s Classic Country Roadshow

  • April 9, 2022

Category: Music

Corey and his band blend his stylistic and heartfelt written songs with his most requested songs from many of America’s best known traditional country music hit makers. The CCRS delivers good, clean, family fun and toe tapping music. Something for the entire family to enjoy.

Corey says “Since Sept 2002 We have had a great time making music and enjoying every minute of it. I grew up listening to what many people call “Real Country Music”. Over the years, I have enjoyed covering songs by quite a few of my favorite artists like George Jones, Merle Haggard, Vern Gosdin, Randy Travis, Alan Jackson, George Strait and other country legends. I began writing songs in my teens and quickly realized I simply could not deny my love of writing and singing traditional country music. The Classic Country Roadshow combines my original songs and my most requested covers of classic country hits. I can’t wait to bring this music to your town.” -Corey Zink.

Historic Loudon Theatre: 320 Grove Street, Loudon, TN 37774. Information: 865-458-9020,

Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center: Mixed Media Paper Collage

  • April 9, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops and Exhibitions, visual art

Saturday, April 9
11:00am- 1:30pm
Instructor: Jordan Alex Bonner
Registration Deadline: April 6th
This class will focus on using cut paper forms to create compositions. We will explore the qualities of paper such as color, thickness, and opacity, and how these elements can layer together in an image. You’ll then use this to create playful collage compositions including: buildings, landscapes, botanicals, and animals.

The Tennessean Hotel: Spring Tea event

  • April 9, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food and Festivals, special events

Saturday, Apr. 9, 2022, at 2:00 pm

The Tennessean Hotel is proud to host the only Tea Service events in the area, steeped in timeless tea culture of Great Britain, served with swanky, southern flair. The hotel welcomes guests to its posh Drawing Room, where refined servers present classic tea service with a twist, an opulent experience reminiscent of a bygone era while a young, local harpist sets the mood sharing her talents with attendees.

On Apr. 9, the hotel welcomes guests to celebrate the arrival of spring with a tea service featuring signature teas, along with an array of scones, tea sandwiches, petit fours and other tasty treats. The tea service is by reservation only and seating is limited. The event begins at 2:00 p.m. and the cost is $75++ per adult (must be 21+ to participate in this tea service). Reservations can be made by visiting Eventbrite:

The Tennessean Personal Luxury Hotel, 531 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

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