Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Knoxville Brewfest

  • June 18, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food and Festivals, special events

Net proceeds of the Fest benefit CureDuchenne

Join us for a celebration of beer, Knoxville style!

Schulz Brau Brewing Company
Orange Hat Brewing
Country Boy Brewing
Living Waters Brewing

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center: Preserving the Past, Shaping the Future

  • June 18, 2022

Category: Fundraisers, History, heritage and Music

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is pleased to announce that its largest fundraiser of the year, Preserving the Past, Shaping the Future, will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center.

We've designed a unique opportunity for guests to walk through our historic village while enjoying a casual afternoon sampling of savory bites, southern spirits, live music, living history demonstrators, an old-time photo booth, and fabulous auction items. To cap off the evening, you can enjoy a live concert from country music singer and songwriter, Carlene Carter, beginning at 7:45 PM. Carlene is a member of the “First Family of Country Music”—she’s the daughter of June Carter Cash and the late Grand Ole Opry member, Carl Smith, the step-daughter of Johnny Cash, and the granddaughter of “Mother” Maybelle Carter.

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 123 Cromwell Dr, Townsend, TN 37882. Hours: M-Sa 10-5, Su 12-5. Information: 865-448-0044,

Town of Farragut: Movies at McGill

  • June 18, 2022

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

7:00PM - 11PM

Ralph McGill Plaza, 101 N Campbell Station Road, Farragut, TN 37934

This family-friendly evening will include games and a movie on a giant outdoor screen. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and the entire family. Concessions will be available for purchase on-site. This event benefits the local non-profit, Send Senior Citizens Love. Learn more at

Tennessee Theatre: Summer Tours

Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage


June 18 at 11am
July 9 at 11am
July 23 at 11am
August 6 at 11am

Have you ever wondered how many light bulbs are in each chandelier in the Grand Lobby? How has the seating capacity changed over the years? What event attracted the biggest crowds? Which Broadway show brought 12 semi-trucks full of scenery, sets, and costumes? Learn these details and more about the history, performances, and complete renovation of the Official State Theatre of Tennessee. You’ll go to areas not usually open to the public and walk away with a better understanding and appreciation for this architectural and cultural gem.

New this summer, we’ll also be hosting two dates of tours led entirely in Spanish, furthering the Theatre’s goal of being accessible to all communities here in Knoxville.

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

Knoxville Writers' Guild: Writing about Loss and Grief workshop

Category: Classes, workshops and Literature, spoken word, writing

Saturday, June 18, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, at Central United Methodist Church, 201 E. Third Avenue, Knoxville

Pauletta Hansel, author of Heartbreak Tree and Palindrome, the Weatherford Award winning book about her mother’s journey through dementia, will lead this generative workshop on writing through some of our most challenging material. Pauletta will provide examples of how writers have chosen poetic and prose forms to make art from content in which they might otherwise have drowned, then provide some prompts to get us writing.

Pauletta Hansel’s ninth poetry collection is Heartbreak Tree, an exploration of the intersection of gender and place in Appalachia. Her poetry and prose have been featured in Oxford American, Rattle, American Life in Poetry, Still: The Journal and Poetry Daily, among others. Pauletta was Cincinnati’s first Poet Laureate and is 2022 Writer-in-Residence for The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

We are in-person for this workshop, but please NOTE THE DIFFERENT TIME THAN USUAL FOR A WORKSHOP. Registration available soon on the KWG website:

All KWG Workshops are $50 for non-members, $30 for members and $15 for student members. Log in to the website ( to take advantage of the reduced rates. Pre-registration, especially via the website, is strongly encouraged and closes at midnight on the Thursday prior to the event. Walk-ins are welcome but there will be a $10 surcharge. Save money and help your presenters plan more effective programs by pre-registering. Check payments must be received by one week before the workshop (Knoxville Writers Guild. P.O. Box 10326 Knoxville TN 37939-0326).

Spiritus Knox: Breathing With the Holy Spirit

  • June 18, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops and Health, wellness

Spiritus Knox offers retreats that aim to nourish the soul, body, mind, heart & spirit.
Retreat Day: Breathing with The Holy Spirit
Date: Saturday, June 18 from 9:30 - 3pm
Location: The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 800 S. Northshore Drive, 37919
Cost: $75 includes lunch cost / *scholarships available / no refunds are available unless retreat is canceled

This retreat day will be an opportunity to connect and center with the Holy Spirit. The day will use meditative practices such breath work, sitting meditation, gentle movement, and walking meditation woven together with discussion of the third element of the Trinity- The Holy Spirit, the day of Pentecost and how we go about staying in the flow of the Holy Spirit through our everyday lives. The day will end with a contemplative Eucharist. All are welcome.

*Please contact Caroline to inquire about scholarships.

Mabry-Hazen House: Celebrating Juneteenth with Special Tours

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and History, heritage

Join Mabry-Hazen House on Saturday, June 18th, 2022 for special tours to commemorate Juneteenth. Mabry-Hazen House will share stories, objects, and research related to the historic house museum, local enslaved communities, and their stories of emancipation. Visitors will learn about the lives of African-Americans connected to Mabry-Hazen House, their achievements and struggles, and the various ways they gained their freedom. From self-liberation to the 13th Amendment, “..And Then I Became Free: Stories of Emancipation at Mabry-Hazen House” will explore the different methods enslaved people broke down the oppressive institution of American chattel slavery and fought to gain their personal liberty.

The museum will open from 10am – 3pm and tours will offer three (10:30, 12:00, 1:30). Admission is free, but tours are limited to twenty-four (24) visitors per tour. Reservations are encouraged and donations are appreciated. These tours will also be conducted on Monday, August 8th, 2022 in commemoration of Eighth of August. To reserve a tour, please visit or

Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37915. Information: 865-522-8661,

Bridge Refugee Services: World Refugee Day 2022

  • June 18, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Free event, Health, wellness and Kids, family

In celebration of local diversity and the contributions refugees make to the community, Bridge Refugee Services (in partnership with Village Church) is hosting an annual celebration of World Refugee Day on Saturday, June 18 from 11am – 2pm at Village Church, 1705 Merchant Drive.

In the first return to this favorite in-person gathering in two years, the community-wide event will feature international foods, vendors, and information from organizations assisting in refugee resettlement. Refugees in East Tennessee have arrived from countries including Democratic Republic of Congo, Vietnam, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Burundi, Iraq, Venezuela, Colombia, Sudan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, and many others.

Bridge Refugee Services is the only refugee resettlement agency in East Tennessee with offices in Knoxville and Chattanooga. Bridge will be gratefully accepting donations to offset costs, and funds will go to assist their refugee clients.

"Bridge has been resettling refugees in East Tennessee for 40 years," said Noah McBrayer Jones, Development and Communication Manager of Bridge Refugee Services. "World Refugee Day is an opportunity for all members of the community to come together and to celebrate the incredible addition these new residents make to the area's group dynamic."

Bridge invites interested international vendors and affiliate organizations to contact to sign up.

This physical celebration is part of international recognition surrounding World Refugee Day on June 20 – drawing attention to the refugee crisis across the globe. Worldwide there are more than 20 million refugees which natural disasters, persecution, or war have forcibly displaced. More than half of these are children. Despite these numbers, less than 1% of these refugees permanently resettle in new countries of residence. Since the program's establishment in 1980, the United States has accepted 2 million refugees. At present, the US is rebuilding from accepting 30,000 refugees per year, the lowest per year numbers in the history of the program.

More information about the physical event is available at and on Facebook at A digital celebration broadcast will also air on June 20 on Bridge's YouTube channel at following the pattern of 2020 and 2021.

Oak Ridge Summer Sessions Concert

  • June 18, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Free event, Kids, family and Music

Concerts are open to the public and are free. Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.

A.K Bissell Park - Oak Ridge, TN
Hogslop String Band
Bill and The Belles

The Summer Sessions concert series features bluegrass and Americana bands from throughout the region. All shows are free to the public and will be held outdoors at the pavilion in A.K. Bissell Park, 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge or at the Fort Southwest Point amphitheater in Kingston from 6:00-9:00 PM. Bring your lawn chairs and your family and friends for a fun, music-filled evening! Local food and beverage trucks will also be on-site. We look forward to seeing you at the Summer Sessions concerts!

Free parking is available on site however, space is limited.

Seven Islands State Birding Park: American Eagle Day

  • June 18, 2022

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

Join us as we partner with the American Eagle Foundation to celebrate American Eagle Day at Seven Islands State Birding Park on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 8 am to noon.

Sign up NOW for for the AEF Birds of Prey Programs at 8 am or 9 am (30 minute programs) or SISBP Ranger led Eagle Walks at 8 am or 9:30 am (90 minute walks) at Limited spaces available.

The Friends of Seven Islands and the American Eagle Foundation will share info about SISBP, American Eagles and other Birds of Prey. Kids of all ages can enjoy the Kids Activity Table.

While you're there, sign up for a Gift Basket Drawing of goodies from both Friends of Seven Islands and the American Eagle Foundation.

Historic Ramsey House: Vintage Base Ball "Greatest Dad" Celebration

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


Grab your Father, Grandfather, or Father-figure and come enjoy some old-fashioned fun! We will be celebrating the "greatest" Dads during this special Vintage Base Ball showdown between our two home teams! Between each inning, we will have some good old-fashioned fun with vintage games and special prizes!

Base Ball Schedule
1:00 Emmett Machinists vs Knoxville Holstons

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.

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. To learn more about the Tennessee Vintage Base Ball Association, visit

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

Ijams Nature Center: Rock Out at JamFest

  • June 18, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Kids, family, Music and Science, nature

(All ages) Rock out with five amazing local bands at JamFest on the Ijams Visitor Center lawn next Saturday, June 18, from 5-10 p.m.! Food, drinks and merchandise will be available for purchase from food trucks, the Ijams beer garden and the Visitor Center. No outside alcohol is allowed. Tickets are $15 per person; kids under 10 are free.

Doors open: 4 PM
Eric Caldwell & The Cruise Control: 5-5:45
Quartjar: 6-6:45
Civil Strife: 7-7:45
Red Vinyl Gypsies: 8-8:45
Screaming Phantoms: 9-9:45

Learn More and Get Tickets:

2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920. 865-577-4717 or

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