Calendar of Events

Friday, February 17, 2023

River & Rail Theatre Company: The Mountaintop

Category: History, heritage and Theatre

February 17 - March 5: THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall

What was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. thinking about as he sat on his stiff, polyester-covered bed at the Lorraine Motel on his last night alive? Did he have any idea what was about to happen? What would he have wanted people to know about him? Katori Hall takes a stunning look at all of these questions and fills them in with brilliant imagination in her play THE MOUNTAINTOP. A speech, a storm, a visitation, a vision: how does a hero's journey end?


River & Rail Theatre, 111 State Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-407-0727,

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Performances are Thu-Sun; tickets at

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

Gallery 1010: Issue 65

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Artwork from the Phoenix Magazine, UTK's student-run literary and visual arts publication.

Issue 65 is a showcase of student work featured in the upcoming issue of the Phoenix, spanning painting, drawing, ceramic, video, and sculptural works.

Complimentary issues of the latest magazine will be available.

Hours: Friday 5-7 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM
Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information:

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Heather McMahan

  • February 17, 2023

Category: Comedy

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information:

Friday Night at The Concourse: Lee Willis & SoulfulSounds Revue

  • February 17, 2023

Category: Music

Feb. 17 - Lee Willis & SoulfulSounds Revue 6:00-8:30PM (Doors open at 5:00)
Food will be available!

The Concourse, 4328 N. Broadway Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 851-7818 or

Bijou Theatre: Steep Canyon Rangers

Category: Music


Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832,

Niswonger Performing Arts Center: Roots & Boots Acoustic Tour

  • February 17, 2023
  • 7:30PM

Category: Music

Roots & Boots Acoustic Tour comes to Niswonger Performing Arts Center February 17,
at 7:30 PM .

Here’s a powerhouse country concert you won’t want to miss! Aaron Tippin, Collin Raye and Sammy Kershaw join forces to present an evening filled with stories and songs as they get back to the roots of their music.

Aaron, Collin, and Sammy have amassed almost 70 combined Top 40 hit singles. Aaron’s hits include “You’ve Got to Stand for Something,” “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio,” and “Kiss This.” Collin is known for “Love Me,” “In This Life,” and “That’s My Story.” Sammy’s hits include “Queen of My Double Wide Trailer,” “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” and “Third Rate Romance.”

They come together to swap stories and perform their classic songs all on one stage with the Roots & Boots Tour.

TICKETS: $40-$60 at

Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd, Greeneville, TN 37745. Information: 423-638-1679,

Knoxville Choral Society: On My Way

  • February 17, 2023

Category: Kids, family and Music

Fri Feb 17, 7:30 PM
At Central Bearden Baptist, 6300 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919

The Knoxville Choral Society presents “On My Way”, an upbeat concert with Appalachian and folk tunes preformed by the full 120-voice choir. Additionally, the program will include numbers from the Knoxville Chamber Chorale and special guest performances by our three scholarship winners for the 2022-23 season.

Tickets are $10.00 and are available online or at the door. Bring along up to three young music lovers for one penny per paying adult!

UT School of Music: Rachmaninoff Remembered

  • February 17, 2023

Category: Free event, Music and Virtual

This special concert will celebrate the 80th anniversary of composer Sergei Rachmaninoff's final recital, which was played at the University of Tennessee in 1943. The program will include Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Symphonic Dances, and will feature Sandra G. Powell Endowed Professor of Piano Chih-Long Hu and guest conductor Victor Yampolsky.

February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
James R. Cox Auditorium
Alumni Memorial Building

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,

UT Science Forum: Will the United States Continue to Produce Sugar?

  • February 17, 2023

Category: Free event, Lecture, panel, Science, nature and Virtual

Friday, Feb. 17, 12 PM via Zoom

Nothing is more basic than food. Where is American food production going? In her presentation, Karen L. DeLong, UTIA associate professor of agricultural and resource economics, will focus on sugar production in the United States and throughout the word. She will discuss which countries have sugar subsidies and control the world market, as well as what the US does to protect sugar farmers here to avoid complete dependence on foreign sugar. She will conclude with a discussion on what we should be doing.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Once registered, you will receive an email with information about joining the meeting via Zoom.

Mill and Mine: Briston Maroney

  • February 17, 2023

Category: Music

Briston Maroney with Phoebe Go brings the Ultrapure tour to Mill and Mine on February 17, 2024.

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information: 865-343-6000 or

Mill and Mine: Briston Maroney

  • February 17, 2023

Category: Music

Briston Maroney with Phoebe Go brings the Ultrapure tour to Mill and Mine on February 17, 2024.

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information: 865-343-6000 or

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