Calendar of Events

Sunday, April 10, 2022

TVUUC: New Exhibitions by Suzanne Jack and David Liles

  • April 10, 2022 — June 7, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Reception: Friday, April 29, 2022, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Artists’ Talks: 6:30 p.m.

"THE PROMISE OF THE HEART" in Exhibition Hall B
I believe that the power of art can inspire and affect change in one's self and others. This exhibit is an expression of a joyful heart that flows from a spirit that is nourished by understanding one's emotions, character, and passions. It features thirty-six original works of art by Suzanne Jack.

Photography by David Liles Exhibition Hall A
I seek to create art through photographic imagery. Inspiration often comes from the natural world. Great material is everywhere & seeing it is limited only by opportunity and imagination. My eyes are trained to look for textures, patterns, contrasts, and plays of color in everything I experience on a daily basis. My imagery is often an abstraction, a departure from the normal “snapshot” type photograph. I use mostly digital photography with cropping and image enhancements of color saturation, tone, and contrast, but no additions. The computer is my darkroom, via software tools of digital manipulation.

Gallery Hours: Mondays 10 am - 4 pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 am - 3 pm. Other times are by appointment only. Sign-in and masks are required. At Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-523-4176 x101,

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Festival of the Arts

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.

Sponsored by Southwest Virginia Community College
Sunday, April 10, 2022 4:00 p.m.
Charles R. King Community Center

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

Oak Ridge Civic Music Association: The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Category: Kids, family and Music

Date: April 10, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN

ORCMA presents the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet sponsored by Spectra Tech, Inc.

The Grammy Award-winning LAGQ is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre.

FREE attendance for youths 18 and under. General admission seating. Adult $25. Young Adult (19-29) $10. Free admission for chaperones of youth groups of 5 or more. Chaperones must call or email to reserve by 3:00 PM on the Thursday prior to the concert. Tickets for Youths and Adults are available at the door, by phone at (865) 483-5569, or at Masks and social distancing are required.

Poetry Month at Flying Anvil Theatre: Poets in Progress

Category: Kids, family and Literature, spoken word, writing

Celebrate spring at Flying Anvil Theatre in our Poetry Month event, Poets in Progress, Sunday, April 10, 2-4 pm. Cover $10.

Featured readers are Rhea Carmon (Knoxville Poet Laureate), Erin Elizabeth Smith (Oak Ridge Poet Laureate), Amy Wright (Wayne G. Basler Chair at ETSU), and Carmon Sense. Finalists for the Knoxville Youth Poet Laureate will also read, and the audience will choose the winner. Don't miss this fine gathering as we support the arts community and uplift young voices! Sponsored by City of Knoxville and Knoxville Writers' Guild.

Knoxville Writers’ Guild: Meetings take place at Central United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, 201 E. Third Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:

Old City Market

  • April 10, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Free event

At the 100 block of West Jackson Avenue!

APR 10 · MAY 8 · JUNE 12 · JULY 10
AUG 14 · SEPT 11 · OCT 9 · NOV 13 · DEC 11


Our artist market is hoping to be as large as ever. We are looking for makers, artists, bakers, and even farmers to share their wonderful creations with the community. The Old City Market is made possible by our generous sponsors: Downtown Knoxville Alliance, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Old City Association, Robin Easter Design, Rala, and many, many volunteers.

Knox Pride: Sunday Market

  • April 10, 2022

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

Sunday, April 10⋅12:00 – 4:00pm
4028 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920

Come to the Pride Center and shop with local vendors. We will have a food truck and South Press Coffee will be set up! More info to come
Vendor Applications to be posted TBD

UT School of Music: Jazz Big Band Concert

  • April 10, 2022

Category: Free event, Music and Virtual

This Jazz Big Band concert will feature UT Jazz students playing classic big band music from Count Basie to modern.

April 10 at 6:00 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. Venues: Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, 1741 Volunteer Boulevard; James R. Cox Auditorium and Performance Hall 32, Alumni Memorial Building, 1408 Middle Drive. Information: 865-974-8935,

Smoky Mountain Blues Society: Big Al and the Heavyweights

  • April 10, 2022

Category: Kids, family and Music

At The Concourse on Sunday, April 10th at 4 PM - 7 PM. Doors open at 3 PM.
Tickets will be $15 for members and $20 for non-members

From Cajun to Zydeco to Blues to Rock and everything in between, Big Al and the Heavyweights offer a musical gumbo sure to please all. Formed in 1996 as the Unknown Blues Band, with founding members Big Al Lauro, Warren Haynes (Allman Bros, Gov't Mule), Rick Gergen (Sweethearts of the Rodeo), the band has been featured at festivals and venues throughout the US. The band has released six critically acclaimed CDs of original roots music. Recently, their original compositions "Bound By Love" and" World Full of Trouble" hit 1k plays on Apple's iTunes. The current band features Al Lauro on the drums, Louisiana Music Hall of Fame piano player/vocalist, Wayne Lohr along with guitarist/vocalist extraordinaire Marcel Anton and rock solid bassist/vocalist Mark Parsons. Big Al and the Heavyweights live performances are family oriented, energetic and most of all fun. This is a show you don't want to miss!
The Concourse, 4328 N. Broadway Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37917. Information/tickets: 865-851-7818,

Historic Ramsey House: Vintage Base Ball

Category: Free event, History, heritage and Kids, family

It’s that time of year again! We are gearing up for our 9th season of Vintage Base Ball at Historic Ramsey House. Over the past 8 years, the grounds of the Historic Ramsey House have played host to two local Tennessee Vintage Base Ball Association teams, the Knoxville Holstons and the Emmett Machinists. These two teams are modeled after two original teams that played here in Knoxville during the 1860s.

April 10, 2022 12:00 Emmett Machinists vs Nashville Maroons
2:00 Knoxville Holstons vs Nashville Maroons

This is a FREE event for the entire family! As always, concessions will be available, and all proceeds will go directly to the ongoing preservation of Historic Ramsey House. Make sure to bring your own chair and a shady umbrella or tent. For more information and frequently asked questions, visit

The Tennessee Vintage Base Ball Association promotes living history by bringing the 19th century to life through baseball events that use the rules, equipment, costumes and culture of the 1860s. Their goal is to exemplify, to youth and adults alike, the values that are lacking in modern-day athletic programs, and encourage a sense of belonging, regardless of race, gender, religious conviction or physical ability.

Ijams Nature Center: Mayapple Marketplace

  • April 10, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, Health, wellness, Kids, family and Science, nature

(All ages) The Ijams Mayapple Marketplace returns to the Visitor Center plaza next Sunday, April 10, from 10-3 p.m.! Celebrate spring and get ready for the garden life! You'll find everything you need at this outdoor event, which features plant nurseries, gardening vendors, amazing arts and crafts, food trucks and more. Learn More

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,

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,

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