Calendar of Events

Friday, April 29, 2022

Arts in the Airport

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

For the past thirteen years, the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) have partnered to present a biannual exhibition entitled “Arts in the Airport”. This juried exhibition was developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area. The selected art features contemporary 2- and 3-dimensional artwork by:

Cosima Aryee, Kate Aubrey, Sally Brogden, Jan Burleson, Gino Castellanos, Elle Colquitt, Barbara Bolton Cornett, Denise Cumming, Yvonne Dalschen, Vincent Drake, Melissa N. Everett, Diana Ferguson, Alan Finch, Elena Ganusova, Carl Gombert, Brian Horais, Anthony TungNing Huang, Kathleen A. Janke, Siobian Jones, Gretchen Kaplan, Anne W. Kinggard, Andreas Koschan, Judy Lavoie, William M. Long, Allison Meriwether, Anders V. Nienstaedt, Tom Owens, Dennis Sabo, Phil Savage, Baxter Stults, Kelli L. Thompson, Chloe Wack, Carl Whitten, Douglas Wielfaert, Marianne Woodside, and Museum of Infinite Outcomes.

View and purchase artworks at

Museum of Appalachia: Sheep Shearing Days

  • April 29, 2022 — May 18, 2022

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

Students and families are invited to join us as we trim the winter’s growth of heavy wool from our flock of sheep. Activities will include sheep shearing, sheep herding, historic demonstrations, live music, animal meet & greet, & more

Friday, April 29 & Friday, May 6 (rescheduled to May 18)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Limited tickets available. Reserve your spot now!

Group rates available for school groups (public, private, and homeschool).
Reserve your spot by e-mailing Amanda at

Museum of Appalachia, 2819 Andersonville Hwy., Clinton, TN 37716 (16 miles north of Knoxville at I-75, exit 122, then one mile east). Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Information: 865-494-7680,

Knoxville Children's Theatre: The Reluctant Dragon

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

The play will be performed Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.
The show will be directed by KCT Artistic Director, Steve Sherman.

Synopsis: An adaptation of the Kenneth Grahame classic book about an unlikely friendship. The village of Guildermere blames the dragon who lives upon the downs for their dying crops and sour milk. But this dragon is a peace-loving, poetry-spouting fellow who would much prefer a cup of tea to a battle. When Saint George arrives, the dragon and his young friend, Glaston, face quite a challenge indeed.

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

Art Guild of Tellico Village: Annual Art Show

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

"Art for Everyone" Celebration in Tellico Village
The annual Art Show of the Art Guild of Tellico Village takes the limelight on April 29, 30 and May 1, 2022. Presented at the Community Church at Tellico Village in Loudon TN, this acclaimed display showcases more than 250 pieces of art, highlighting the exceptional and varied talents of Art Guild members.

“This professional-level exhibit has long been a favorite community event of the spring season, welcoming art enthusiasts from near and far,” says show leadership team member Laura Hersh. “After more than twenty years of presenting an annual Art Show, the Art Guild is thrilled to bring this exhibition back after a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Our members are excited to once again have this opportunity to present their artwork directly to the public.”

This year’s theme of “Art for Everyone” appropriately reflects a wide variety of subjects, styles and media in the Art Show. Watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, inks, graphite, colored pencil, photography, wood turning, wood carving, jewelry, ceramics, fiber art, sculpture, weavings, fused glass, stained glass, collage and mixed media will be featured. Much of the artwork will be for sale.

During the 3-day Art Show visitors can observe “Artists at Work,” learning about unusual media, inspirations, techniques, materials and more. The public is also invited to vote for Peoples’ Choice Awards, to be announced at the end of the show. Jerry's Artarama of Knoxville, which sells an extensive selection of fine art supplies, will be awarding $500 in prizes to the winners.

The 2022 Art Show takes place April 29-May 1: On Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 10-4.
The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, April 30, from 4:30-6:00, when many exhibiting artists will be on site to meet and greet visitors. The Community Church at Tellico Village is located at 130 Chota Ctr, Loudon, TN. Art Show attendance is FREE to the public and all are welcome. For more information visit

Townsend Artisan Guild: Spring Art Show & Sale

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

9am-4:30pm daily
Townsend Visitor Center, 7906 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN

We will be exhibiting originally created work by local artists at the Townsend Visitor Center, April 29 through May 1. Artisans will be on site to discuss their work and demonstrate the processes that they use. The art work will represent fiber arts, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, and pottery. We look forward to visiting with you over the weekend.

Other work can be seen year-round at the Townsend Artisan Guild Gallery, 7719 Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882. Hours: Mon, Thu-Sat 10-5, Sun 1:30-5. Information: 865-448-8018 or

Schulz Bräu Brewing: Maifest

  • April 29, 2022 — May 1, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Music

Maifest is our newest festival at SB! Starting in 2022, we've got a great line up of events for our three-day festival. Expect a farmer's market, spring festival, and mini-Oktoberfest all in one! This Event is Rain-or-Shine!

Maifest is a beloved time in Germany. These parties consist of open-air venues, dancing, drinking, and indulging! Our Maifest celebrations will include these activities and more! In terms of what it celebrates, Maifest is similar to many Spring festivals that usher in new growth and rebirth. At Schulz Brau, you’ll be able to peruse different vendors from plant nurseries, local farms, and crafters/artisans. Don’t forget to enjoy the live music as you peruse the vendor stalls!

We always keep to our German roots for any event. Therefore, drinks all around! Expect some extra delicious cocktails to pop up on the bar menu. Along with the menu newbies, our latest release of Maibock is available the opening day of Maifest.

Lots to do and even more to see! You’ll feel like you’re in the middle of The Sound of Music with the foliage and decor throughout the Biergarten. Ilona is a bit of a green thumb!

Knoxville Opera: Puccini Gala Concert

Category: Music

Knoxville Opera will be performing music from all 12 of Puccini’s operas. The performers for the Puccini Gala Concert are Rochelle Bard, Amy Shoremount-Obra, Adam Diegel, and Scott Bearden. Artistic Director Brian Salesky will be conducting the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. Tickets start at $20 for adults and are available at

Scenes from all 12 operas:
“Ah! Vittoria!” from Gianni Schicchi
“Chi il bel sogno di Doretta” from La Rondine
Poker Scene from La Fanciulla del West
“Dimmi, perché” from Il Tabarro
La Tregenda from Le Villi
“Donde lieta” from La Bohème
Act III Duet and Finale from Tosca
“Questo amor, vergogna mia” from Edgar
“Senza mamma” from Suor Angelica
Act IV from Manon Lescaut
“Un bel dì vedremo” from Madama Butterfly
“Nessun dorma” and Finale from Turandot

At the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street.

Phone: 865-524-0795 | Email: | Web:

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Taber Gable Hidden Driveways: Live at Lucille's

Category: Music

Live at Lucille’s brings the tradition of exciting and innovative PBS music programming right here to East Tennessee.

Keyboardist Taber Gable is a hometown musician with an international reputation. Gable attended the Joy of Music School and performed with the Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra before matriculating to the Hart School of Music in Connecticut and Julliard in New York City. He has since performed at major venues around the globe. In this special performance, Gable will present music from his recent release Hidden Driveways, an eclectic and very personal reflection on the music of the African-American diaspora.

Fri, April 29, 2022
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST
East Tennessee PBS Studio
1611 East Magnolia Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: 865-573-3226,

UT Science Forum: UT’s One Health Initiative

  • April 29, 2022

Category: Free event, Health, wellness, Lecture, panel, Science, nature, Technology and Virtual

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Carole Myers, professor of nursing at UT and associate director of the One Health Initiative, will present, “UT’s One Health Initiative,” Friday, April 29 at 12 p.m. via Zoom.

The One Health concept recognizes that health issues must be addressed cohesively instead of independently. Humans, animals, plants, and the environment are inextricably linked and the health of one impacts the health of all. In her presentation, Professor Meyers will discuss the founding of the program at UT, current research activities and the importance of the initiative, and future directions for the One Health Initiative at UT.

Jubilee Community Arts: Jay Clark and the Tennessee Tree Beavers

Category: Free event, Music and Virtual

Update 4/16 - CANCELED by Artist

Friday, April 29 at 8 pm on Facebook & Youtube:

Jay Clark has been a staple in the East Tennessee music scene for more than 20 years. During his college years, Jay not only trapped & conducted research on black bears in the Smokies, but also played in a couple of different bluegrass bands, most notably a brother-style duo with Keith Garrett (of the Boxcars) and later in a bluegrass band, the Stringbeans, with Robinella and Cruz Contreras (of the Black Lillies). Since releasing his first record in 2004 (Pen to Paper), Jay has supplemented his career as a scientist with performing his songs across the Southeast and southern Appalachia. Presently, Jay plays a number of his shows with his band, Jay Clark and the Tennessee Tree Beavers, which features Greg Horne on lead guitar and Daniel Kimbro on upright bass. Jay released his fifth recording, Of Mountains & Heartbreak, in 2016.

There is no charge but tips are encouraged!

UT School of Music: Melodious Mic Night

  • April 29, 2022

Category: Free event, Music and Virtual

UT student singer-songwriters will perform their original pieces.

April 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Room 068, 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,

Ijams Nature Center: Feel the "Heat" at Date Night Workshop

  • April 29, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops and Science, nature

(Ages 18+) Show off your animal instincts during a hilarious, interactive lesson on reproductive animal behavior just for couples! Naturalist and teacher Ameilia Gelnett will help you learn what type of sex animal you are and how to woo your partner by fluttering your feathers at an unforgettable date night next Friday, April 29, from 7-9 p.m.! Learn More and Register

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-5; grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Information: 865-577-4717,

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