Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 19, 2023

St John's Episcopal Cathedral: Festive Evensong for the Three Choir Festival

  • February 19, 2023

Category: Free event and Music

Sunday February 19, 4:45pm

Children from All Souls Cathedral in Asheville and Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte join the St. John’s trebles for the Three Choir Festival. Come see this gathering of talented young singers from three congregations!

Saint John's Episcopal Cathedral, 413 Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7347,

St John's Episcopal Cathedral: Three Choir Festival sings Holy Eucharist

  • February 19, 2023

Category: Free event and Music

Sunday February 19, 10:30am

Saint John's Episcopal Cathedral, 413 Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7347,

The Mill & Mine: Silversun Pickups

  • February 19, 2023

Category: Music


Get ready to rock with Silversun Pickups this February! It's been roughly fifteen years since the group launched into the music scene with their debut album Carnavas. After countless tours and chart topping-hits, Silversun Pickups has released its newest album, Physical Thrills. We hope you can join us for a night a The Mill & Mine to explore their latest work!

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

Ijams Nature Center & East TN Bluegrass Assoc: Bluegrass Jam

  • February 19, 2023

Category: Free event, Kids, family, Music and Science, nature

East Tennessee Bluegrass Association (ETNBA) and Ijams Nature Center are partnering to bring folks together to create music in a beautiful space! Join the fun at a community jam session for all acoustic bluegrass instruments (no harmonicas or spoons at this time) every third Sunday from 2-5 pm (winter hours).

All skill levels are welcome. Pre-signup is requested to get an idea of how many people will participate. Jam sessions will be inside the Visitor Center during the winter months. Chairs will be set up and ready for you to enjoy the show!

Not a musician? Feel free to come out and enjoy the music! Always FREE and open to the public.

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-6; grounds and trails open daily from 8 AM - dusk. Information: 865-577-4717,

Smoky Mountain Blues Society: The Scott Ellison Band

  • February 19, 2023
  • 6:00PM-9:00PM

Category: Music

On Sunday, February 19th, the Smoky Mountain Blues Society and Bluetick Tavern will be pleased to present The Scott Ellison Band.

Tickets cost $20 for SMBS members and $25 for the general public. Doors open at 5pm and the performance will run from 6pm-9pm. Sorry no advance tickets are available.

Bluetick Tavern has a wonderful selection of food, beer, and liquor available to purchase and is located on 128 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN.

Scott Ellison is known for his soaring guitar and soulful vocals. His music runs the gamut from Chicago Blues, blues rock, Texas shuffle and soul blues. This breadth comes naturally to this Tulsa Oklahoman. Scott Ellison first gained national attention in the iconic bluesman Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown’s tour in the early 1980s. Ellison worked as a session player for a while in Los Angeles and then brought out his own band in the 1990s. He’s been touring and putting out his own music ever since.

Find more information about the Smoky Mountain Blues Society on their webpage at: or Facebook page:

Pivot Point Gallery: Silas Reynolds

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Silas Reynolds is a self-taught artist from Morristown, TN, known for his bold and vibrant abstract paintings. He currently resides in Knoxville, TN, where he continues to create his energetic works of art. As a second-generation artist, Silas had a passion for creativity from a very young age and began drawing as a child. It wasn't until his mid-twenties that Silas commenced painting, and he quickly became captivated by the freedom of abstract expressionism, which allowed him to express himself in a unique way. He uses bold colors and shapes over multiple layers to create depth and texture, using acrylic and spray paint as his primary mediums. He draws inspiration from nature, fashion, and design and is influenced by artists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Alex Brewer. Silas believes that art is open to interpretation and encourages viewers to explore their own personal meanings and connections within his pieces.

Silas will be opening his show in our Guest Gallery this Saturday from 2 to 5pm. Come see his incredible work and hear his story of his work.

Hours: Friday through Sunday 11am to 5pm

Pivot Point Gallery, 15 Emory Place, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-248-0050,

2023 Farragut Quilt Show

  • February 18, 2023 — February 19, 2023
  • Sat. 8AM-7:30PM, Sun. 10AM-4PM

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

The 2023 Farragut Quilt Show, sponsored by the Farragut Arts & Beautification Committee, is 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.18, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Farragut Community Center. This event is free and is open to the public.

This event showcases exceptional work produced by quilters in our region. The show will feature a wide variety of designs, from 19th century crazy quilts to quilted interpretations of modern art. Information about each quilt will be included in a special booklet given to attendees.

Farragut Community Center, 239 Jamestowne Blvd Suite 201, Knoxville, TN 37934. Information: 865-966-7057 or

Tennessee Stage Company: 28th Annual New Play Readings

Category: Free event, Literature, spoken word, writing and Theatre

Readings of three new plays at Lawson McGhee Public Library, 500 W Church Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902

All readings are free to the public. This year’s plays are:

CUBA LIBRE By Jeanette Brown - Sat. February 18, noon
It’s the late 1950’s and Cuba is on the brink of a revolution but still a playground for the American rich and famous. Imagine a night with Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and Ernest Hemingway having a drink at the bar…

LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE By Suzanne Trauth - Sat. February 18, 2:30 PM
A second marriage, family secrets and a looming situation at work that threatens to bring everything out into the open. You know the old joke about the world of academics…”the fights are so big because the strakes are so small.”

A LOVERLY DAY TO KILL YOUIR SPOUSE By Lindsay Brown - Sunday, February 19, 2:00 pm
The open water, a small rowboat and a marriage on the brink. Just how far would you trust your spouse? Or their family?

For further information please contact the Tennessee Stage Company at 865-546-4280.

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,

TVUUC: Exhibition by Lisa Kurtz & Kate McCullough

  • February 12, 2023 — April 6, 2023

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

Art Exhibit at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, Free and open to the public
Reception Fri Feb 17, 6-7:30 PM with artists' talks at 6:30 PM

Lisa Kurtz
I have made wall pieces out of clay since way back in graduate school. Before I made pottery, I painted, so I often think of these wall pieces as clay canvases or clay landscapes with texture. I also like to add mixed media to some of my wall pieces, such as driftwood, shells, and other found objects. All my clay wall art is wired on the back or mounted on wood and wired so that it hangs easily - just like a painting would. I also love to make clay wall pouches, which can hold water and be used as wall vases for flowers. I have worked with clay for over 40 years and fell in love with the fluid and impressionable characteristics of this wonderful medium in college. Rocks and water have always inspired me. I love the streams running through the mountains, and I also love the ocean. I am fascinated by the effect that water has on the earth and the calming effect water has on people. The textures and colors in water, sand, sea birds, shells, rocks, and marine creatures inform my work and my glazes. I mix up all my own glazes and am often tweaking them to highlight the textures that I put on my pieces. My goal is to infuse my work with the peaceful feelings that water worn rocks, landscape, and waves give to me and share those feelings with others through my art.

Kate McCullough
I began painting in watercolor about 20 years ago after a 35-year hiatus from art. Initially my studies at Villa Marie College and SUNY College at Buffalo included general design, art history and oil and acrylic painting. When I returned to painting, I decided that watercolor was a medium that I would like to explore. I immediately fell in love with it and I have not looked back. I started with courses with Marcia Goldenstein and Whitney Leland at UT and then moved on to workshops at Arrowmont with Don Lake and Sue Archer, Kanuga with Linda Baker and Don Andrews, Cheap Joe’s with Linda Kemp, three workshops with John Salminen and a couple with Paul Jackson. I presently teach a watercolor class at the Fountain City Art Center. I am the former president of the Knoxville Watercolor Society, a member of the Art Market Gallery in downtown Knoxville, a signature member of the Tennessee Watercolor Society.

Gallery hours: Mon-Thu 9:30-4:30, Sun 9-1.
Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918

Fountain City Art Center: Open Show – Wall of Fame

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

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tue-Thu 10 AM - 4 PM. Information: 865-357-2787,

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