Calendar of Events
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Bennett: DUO - Italian Furniture & Art
Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event
Includes work by Scott Duce, Franco Cimitan, Brad Aldridge, Michael Underwood & others
Champagne Saturday - March 11, 11-4
Bennett, 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30. Information: 865-584-6791, https://bennetthome.com/
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: The Music of Whitney Houston
Thermal Label Warehouse/Shaw Family Pops Series
Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 8 p.m.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium
The creative team that brought you tributes to Queen, Journey, and Led Zeppelin, returns with a stunning salute to American icon, Whitney Houston. Broadway sensation Rashidra Scott takes center stage for an evening of Whitney’s greatest hits including “I Will Always Love You,” “Saving All My Love,” “The Greatest Love of All,” and “How Will I Know?”
865-291-3310 or https://knoxvillesymphony.com/
Knoxville Classical Guitar: An Tran
March 11, 2023
Knoxville Classical Guitar concerts take place at Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 425 North Cedar Bluff, Knoxville, TN 37923. Information: 865-686-2067, https://knoxvilleclassicalguitar.com
Bijou Theatre: Marc Broussard
SATURDAY, MARCH 11 | 8PM
Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, https://knoxbijou.org/
Niswonger Performing Arts Center: Jefferson Starship
Jefferson Starship comes to Niswonger Performing Arts Center,
March 11, 7:30 PM.
When founding member Paul Kantner formed Jefferson Starship in the 70s, he envisioned the band as a cast of musical adventurers, contributing to his epic concept albums and eventual deep catalog of rock classics. When the current lineup of the band came together alongside Kantner as a unit in 2012, with many members joining years before, he couldn’t have imagined that the band would become the road-conquering heroes they’ve been in the last few years.
Jefferson Starship’s five members describe themselves as both a “family” and a “gang,” and that comes across in talking to them, and in their robust live performances, which have taken them to all 50 U.S. states, five continents, and too many countries to list, drawing from a massive setlist of hit after hit. In addition to original member David Freiberg, the band includes drummer Donny Baldwin, keyboardist Chris Smith, guitarist Jude Gold, and singer and guitarist Cathy Richardson.
TICKETS: $30-$50 at https://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSale.do?method=restoreToken&performance_id=6668009&method=restoreToken
Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd, Greeneville, TN 37745. Information: 423-638-1679, https://www.npacgreeneville.com
Friends of the Knox County Public Library: Used Book Sale
Category: Festivals, special events and Literature, spoken word, writing
Friends of the Knox County Public Library's used book sales return in March. First up is a one-day sale at the Powell Branch Library, 330 W Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849, on Saturday, March 11.
Friends of the Knox County Public Library: 865-215-8775 or www.knoxfriends.org/
Jubilee Community Arts: Bill and the Belles
Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 8 pm
Bill and the Belles is a Johnson City, TN-based band known for combining a stringband format with their signature harmonies, candid songwriting, and pop sensibilities. Their delightfully deadpan new album, Happy Again, is full of life, humor, and tongue-in-cheek explorations of love and loss. Bill and the Belles is Kris Truelsen on guitar, fiddler Kalia Yeagle, banjo/banjo-uke player Aidan VanSuetendael, and bassist Andrew Small. The group has a knack for saying sad things with a bit of a smirk, and anyone who’s been to one of their shows can attest that you leave feeling lighter and refreshed. This is a band that revels in the in-between: deeply engaged with the string band tradition and eager to stretch those influences to a contemporary setting. A timeless place where Jimmie Rodgers and Phil Spector can overlap, and a driving fiddle and banjo tune makes way for a sentimental parlor song. And while Bill and the Belles’ latest chapter offers a bigger, moodier, and more decade-ambiguous sound, they maintain their status as the most refreshing string band around.
Tickets/reservations available at Eventbrite or at the door 30 minutes prior to show
$20 at the door, $15 General Audience Advance, $14 JCA members, students & seniors 65+
Jubilee Community Arts at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. Information: 865-522-5851, www.jubileearts.org
Historic Ramsey House: Quilt Turning with Merikay Waldvogel
Category: Classes, workshops, Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and History, heritage
Sunday, March 11, 2020 at 10:00am – 12:00pm
Join Historic Ramsey House for a dive into a special look at a selection from our quilt and coverlet collection! Sit for a lecture by special guest, internationally renowned quilt historian and author Merikay Waldvogel as she guides us through the stories and unique aspects of our quilt and coverlet collection. After the program, we invite you to stick around for quilt'n'tell, as participants are encouraged to bring a quilt for Mrs. Waldvogel to share her knowledge on the hidden insights regarding the history, age, and importance of your quilt or coverlet.
Tickets are $18 for general public, and $15 for Ramsey house Members!
Merikay Waldvogel is an internationally known quilt historian, author, and lecturer. She is widely considered an expert on mid-20th century quilts. Her expertise and tireless research into quilting and the quilters who made them led to her induction into the Quilters Hall of Fame in 2009. Author of “Childhood Treasures: Doll Quilts By And For Children (2008)”, “Southern Quilts: Surviving Relics of the Civil War (1998)”, “Patchwork Souvenirs of the 1933 World’s Fair (1993)”, “Soft Covers for Hard Times: Quilt making and the Great Depression (1990)”, and “The Quilts of Tennessee: Images of Domestic Life Prior to 1930 (1986).
Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745, www.ramseyhouse.org
The King and Cash Tribute Show
Join us for an evening of outstanding tributes to the King of Rock N’ Roll – Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash on Saturday, March 11 at 4110 Central Avenue Pike in Knoxville, Tennessee 37912. Show time is at 6:00 PM (doors open at 5:30 PM).
VIP admission (front 2 rows) is $25 and general admission is $20. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (434) 422-6333 or (865) 684-6082. Tickets will also be available at the door.
This is a tribute show to the King of Rock n Roll, Elvis Presley and the Man in Black, Johnny Cash. This show is starring Stewart Chapman from Stanardsville, Virginia as the King, Elvis Presley. Chapman is an internationally known, multi award winning Elvis Tribute Artist. Costarring in the King and Cash show is Ronnie Miller as Johnny Cash, the Man in Black. Ronnie is from Knoxville, Tennessee. He is a multi award winning
Elvis tribute artist, and Johnny Cash tribute artist.
WDVX: Kidstuff Live with Evie Andrus
Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music
March 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bring the kiddos for a free show with host Sean McCollough and special guest Evie Andrus
Free 2-hour visitor parking located next door to the Knoxville Visitor Center. One Vision Plaza, 301 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Info: 865-544-1029, http://www.wdvx.com
Appalachian Equality Chorus: Decades of Divas: A Mardi Gras Costume Ball
Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Fundraisers and Music
Our annual Mardi Gras Costume Ball is back! This year's theme: Decades of Divas! Molly Jo Events and the Appalachian Equality Chorus bring you exciting Drag, Circus, and Fire performers, thirst-quenching libations, and lots and lots of fun! Come decked out in your Mardis Gras best and ready to laissez le bon temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!)
This event is 21+ only. Tickets are $30.00 in advance, $35.00 at the door on the day of the event, and include all-you-can-eat snacks and one complimentary adult beverage.
Saturday, March 11, 2023, 7-11pm
Old City Performing Arts Center, 111 State St, Knoxville, TN
Ijams Nature Center: Big Night Hike
Category: Kids, family and Science, nature
(Ages 10+) It's salamander season! Join a naturalist and explore the evening trails in search of salamanders, frogs and other amphibians that are waking up from their sleepy winter state.
Learn More and Register online
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, www.ijams.org