Calendar of Events

Friday, March 24, 2023

Jubilee Community Arts: 54th Jubilee Festival

Category: Festivals, special events, Kids, family and Music

For over a half century Jubilee Community Arts has showcased old-time music, ballads, blues, shape-note singing and other regional music in our annual Jubilee Festival. This year will be the first in person festival since the extended 50th anniversary celebration in February 2019. Two full nights of music performances, basement jams and the annual Epworth Old Harp Singing.

Schedule (subject to change)

Friday, March 24
6:30 Epworth Old Harp Singers
7:00 Lone Mountain Drifters
7:30 Gladson Family Band
8:00 Nancy Brennan Strange
8:30 Rustic Loafers
9:00 Tennessee Stifflegs
9:30 Knox County Jug Stompers
10:00 Y'uns Jugband

Saturday, March 25
6:30 Matt Morelock
7:00 John Alvis & Friends
7:30 Evan Carawan
8:00 Trenton Caruthers
8:30 Eleanor Bright, George Bright & Laura Walker
9:00 Sparky & Rhonda Rucker
9:30 Kelle Jolly
10:00 The Mumbillies

Sunday, March 26
12-4 pm Annual Epworth Old Harp Singing

Tickets/reservations available at Eventbrite or at the door 30 minutes prior to show
Friday and Saturday each evening $20 at the door, $15 General Audience Advance, $14 JCA members, students & seniors 65+ (no charge for Sunday singing)

The Jubilee Festival is part of the Penny4Arts Program — with the advance purchase of one adult ticket through our regular ticket outlets up to three children’s tickets may be purchased for a penny each. Penny tickets are limited and must be reserved in advance through the JCA office at (865) 522-5851

Jubilee Community Arts at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. Tickets and information: 865-522-5851,

Gallery 1010: I Learned Workin' with the Negatives Could Make for Better Pictures

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

By Adarian Johnson

Hours: Friday 5-7 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM

Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information:

Foothills Craft Guild: Spring Artisan Market

Category: Fine Crafts

Foothills Craft Guild Spring Artisan Market Friday, March 24: Noon - 6pm and
Saturday, March 25: 10am - 6pm.

A boutique show featuring artists in clay, metal, fiber, jewelry, wood, glass, mixed media, photography, and more!

The Venue at Lenoir City, 7690 Creekwood Park Blvd, Lenoir City, TN 37772
$5 advance tickets available on-line at the Foothills Spring show event page. $6 at the door.

Free parking, handicap accessible
Foothills Craft Guild: -

Pellissippi State: Mag Comic Expo

  • March 24, 2023 — March 25, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family and Literature, spoken word, writing

Grab your masks and capes! Pellissippi State Community College’s celebration of comic books, cosplay and pop culture returns March 24-25 with more vendors, more events and more fun for the whole family.

The Mag Comic Expo will be held 2-7 p.m. Friday, March 24, and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, March 25, on the college’s Magnolia Avenue Campus, 1610 E. Magnolia Ave. The event is free for both community members and vendors.

Back this year are art workshops, costume contests and panel discussions, but the event has grown, with a Kids’ Corner run by Fulton High School’s Comic and Manga Club, live music, a Mad Lab full of strange animals and fungi, two video game rooms and even “an old-school wrasslin’ match, a throwback to the WWF”.

Food trucks will be on site as well as vendors selling their wares and special guests such as horror writer Blake Best, who will bring Freddy’s glove from one of the “Nightmare on Elm Street” films for a super scary photo op!

Pellissippi State staff will be on hand as well with information about the college’s academic programs and career opportunities, including those in the arts and pop culture.

Community members do not need to register for the Mag Comic Expo, as the cosplay contest registration will be on site during the event. For more information about the Mag Comic Expo, check out the event’s Facebook page at or email Mincy at

Pellissippi State | 865.694.6638 | |

Knoxville Cheese Festival

  • March 24, 2023 — March 25, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food and Festivals, special events

On Friday, March 24, the Third Annual Knoxville Cheese Festival opens with a gourmet cider and cheese pairing dinner. The dinner is hosted by Gypsy Circus co-owner and resident foodie, Stephanie Carson, and starring a panel of cheese experts to guide you through each pairing. Cheese lovers and cider lovers alike will enjoy the experience of learning more about their favorite snacks! March 25, the doors open to the Cheese Sampling Hall, where attendees will try different cheeses from a variety of popular cheese brands. Each cheese will have a suggested cider to pair it with, and attendees can use drink tickets to try it out.

Tickets and more can be found at

Check out the Facebook event for updates and reminders!

Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies: The Canon of Shakespeare at 400

  • March 24, 2023 — March 25, 2023

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

19th Annual Symposium

This year’s Marco Symposium explores 400 years of Shakespeare since the publication of the First Folio. The Symposium will take place in the West Wing (Third Floor), Haslam Business Building, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The symposium is free and open to the public.

The Symposium brings leading experts in their field to the University of Tennessee for two days of talks on that year’s theme. A round-table discussion by all the participants concludes the weekend. The Symposium is Marco’s signature event of the year, and typically attracts members of the larger Knoxville community in addition to students and faculty at UT and scholars from across the region. The theme of the Symposium changes each year. Faculty who are interested in submitting a proposal should contact

Hip To Be Square Comedy at the Square Room: Paul Ogata

  • March 24, 2023 — March 25, 2023

Category: Comedy

Shows at The Square Room will be one weekend a month, March through August with 4 shows each weekend: two on Friday nights and two on Saturday nights, 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm. The 7 pm shows will be rated PG-13, and the 9:30 shows will be rated PG-13 to R.

Here’s the lineup for 2023:

PAUL OGATA (Comedy Central, The Late Late Show, Showtime, Amazon, and Celebrity Family Feud) March 24, 25

Tickets at the door are $40; Preshow online tickets are $30; Group discount – $100 (4 persons); UT Knoxville, ETSU, Pellissippi Student, Military discounts (with valid student and military ids) – $20 or 865-333-4577 or
4 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902

Knoxville Museum of Art: Alive After Five

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Kids, family and Music

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Enjoy the casual elegance of the Knoxville Museum of Art for this vivacious Friday night tradition. Once a month, the KMA is transformed, as the world-class art museum becomes a center of entertainment, a melding of art, music, and nightlife. AA5 showcases incredible, diverse musical talent from all over the Southeastern United States. Kick off your weekend with musicians and entertainers as they take the stage with a backdrop of awe-inspiring art from East Tennessee and beyond. Adding to the flavor of the Alive After Five experience, each concert has food available from various food vendors, plus cash bars!

TICKETS: Members: $20, Non-Members: $25, Members with AA5 pass: FREE, Kids under 12: FREE

EVENT DETAILS: Doors open at 5:30pm. Music begins at 6:30pm. Cash bar. Street level galleries remain open until 8pm and attendees can view the beautiful exhibitions on display. The KMA Gift Shop is open to guests until 6pm and offers a variety of exciting and unique gifts for everyone.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, Admission and parking are free.

Muse Knoxville: FREE Family Night

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

5-7 PM

Join us the 4th Friday of every month for a FREE evening of play at our museum. These nights are all about community so be sure to invite your family and friends!

The Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494,

UT Science Forum: Investigation of Jezero Crater, Mars

  • March 24, 2023

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

March 24: What We Thought We Knew: Investigation of Jezero Crater, Mars

In February 2021, NASA’s Perseverance rover landed in Jezero Crater, Mars. But beyond the immediate excitement of successfully landing a rover on a different planet, there is trepidation. The team had spent years deciding that Jezero was the best possible landing site, and the mission was to collect samples of astrobiological interest that will eventually be returned to Earth. Professor Kah will provide an overview of how scientists look at Mars—both prior to and after landing—and what they have learned in the first two years of the mission.

Join us Friday, March 24 at noon via Zoom. 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.

Clayton Center for the Arts: MC Concert Choir presents Homeward Bound

Category: Music

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Spring Tour 2023 Homecoming Concert
MC Faculty, Staff and Students admitted for free but must have a ticket.

Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information/tickets: 865-981-8590,

Knoxville Opera: Couture Opera

Category: Fundraisers

Step into the dark, seductive world of opera and fashion where the line between reality and fantasy blurs. March 24 at Knoxville Opera, 612 E. Depot Ave. Knoxville.
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 7 pm
Runway Show at 8 pm

Join us for a night of avant-garde designs and musical appearances from Knoxville Opera as we showcase the latest trends from Elite Pour La Vie, Atlanta based couture boutique. Immerse yourself in a night of opulent extravagance, as we unveil the latest from world-renowned fashion designers, with dresses ranging from $10k-$70k.

Dress to impress in your black and white attire, leave your inhibitions behind, and be ready for an experience like never before. With a special presentation by Ilana Lilienthal and Orel Brodt of the Lilienthal Gallery, and styling by Aaron White featuring Kimball's Jewelers jewelry.

Tickets at

Knoxville Opera: 865-524-0795,

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