Calendar of Events

Saturday, April 22, 2023

The Rose Center: The Spring Thyme Renaissance Faire

  • April 22, 2023 — April 23, 2023

Category: Festivals, special events

The Rose Center, 442 West Second North St, Morristown, TN, 37814. Hours: M-F 9-5. Information: 423-581-4330,

Knoxville Classical Guitar: Petar and Daniel Duo and the Indiana University Guitar Ensemble

  • April 22, 2023

Category: Music

April 22, 2023
7 PM

Knoxville Classical Guitar concerts take place at Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 425 North Cedar Bluff, Knoxville, TN 37923. Information: 865-686-2067,

Knoxville Chamber Music Society Concert

  • April 22, 2023

Category: Music

Jennifer Higdon Piano Trio
Florence Price Elfentanz for Violin and Piano
Germaine Tailleferre Piano Trio
William Wright Music for Violin, Celtic Harp, Flutes & Hammered Dulcimer
Trygve Madsen Divertimento for Horn, Tuba and Piano
Gary Kulesha Sonata for Horn, Tuba and Piano
Anthony Plog Dialogue for Horn, Tuba and Piano

suggested donation $15 / students free.

At Westminster Presbyterian, 6500 Northshore Drive Knoxville, TN 37919

Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art: Artists on Location

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events and Free event

The Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art presents Artists on Location 2023, an art show and sale, from 5:30 to 9pm Saturday, April 22 at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Artists on Location promotes the museum’s connection to the local and regional art community and provides both new and seasoned collectors a rare opportunity to buy original paintings of Knoxville and East Tennessee.

From Sunday, April 16 through Friday, April 21, talented artists selected through a rigorous juried process will be painting outdoors in and around the Knoxville area. The public is invited to watch AOL’s artists in action as they capture on canvas a wide variety of subject matter, from urban street scenes to pastoral garden settings. The artists’ specific locations will be published on the KMA website prior to the event and will be followed on the KMA Guild’s Instagram page @artistsonlocation.

The paintings produced will be sold from 5:30 to 9pm on Saturday, April 22 at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Proceeds of the sale will benefit both participating artists and the Knoxville Museum of Art. Artists on Location is organized by the Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art.

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.

Knoxville Opera: Rossini Festival

Category: Culinary arts, food, Dance, movement, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, Kids, family, Music and Theatre

The Rossini Festival is Knoxville Opera's annual International Street Fair that celebrates the global impact on the music, food, art, and culture of East Tennessee. Now in its 20th year, with a new emphasis on international influences and with even more vendors and entertainment, this year’s Rossini Festival 2023 will be even bigger and better than ever.

Fun and family-oriented. Admission is always free.

Four stages offer eleven hours of non-stop choral, opera, jazz, instrumental, gospel, chamber, dance, and ethnic artistic performances. You are sure to experience something new at every turn. Hundreds of artisans from all over East Tennessee gather to show off and sell their wares. From booths scattered all over the festival footprint, you will find clothing, jewelry, and home items--all handmade in our region. From Tacos to Greek specialties to your favorite adult beverages, Rossini Festival Food and Beverage Vendors offer a plethora of local and international cuisine. With this many possibilities, everyone can get what they want! Some artists, grouped together on Artisans’ Row, will demonstrate the HOW behind the WHAT by showing visitors the process behind their crafts. Wood carving, leatherworking, and weaving are just a few of their endeavors you can witness in action during your Rossini Festival visit.

Kids can jump, bounce, and flip at the YMCA Fun Zone. A perennial favorite, the Y Fun Zone has been relocated this year to offer more space and more FUN! New this year, your child can follow the virtual map and find flags from various countries all around downtown Knoxville. Can you “collect” all the
flags for a special surprise?

The Rossini Festival is recognized as one of East Tennessee’s most popular events, the largest of its kind in the local area, and the only such free-admission community event presented by an opera company in the U.S. Designated a “legacy event” by former Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, this unique gathering transforms parts of downtown Gay St., Market St., Market Square, and the adjoining streets into a European-style pedestrian street mall. Over the course of 11 hours, the public is treated to non-stop entertainment on four outdoor stages showcasing opera, classical, jazz, gospel, and ethnic music; ballet, modern, and ethnic dance. Attendees can purchase from scores of food vendors and more than 75 artisans throughout the day, while The Y FunZone keeps children entertained. More than half a million residents of Knox County and the surrounding area have enjoyed the Rossini Festival over the years. With free admission for all, the Street Fair is largely dependent upon sponsor support for its funding and success.

DATE: Saturday, April 22, 2023
TIME: 10am to 9pm
LOCATION: Downtown Knoxville, see map for details
Knoxville Opera: 865-524-0795,

Jubilee Community Arts: Jay Clark and the Tennessee Tree Beavers

Category: Music

Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 8 pm

Jay Clark has been a staple in the East Tennessee music scene for more than 20 years, supplementing his career as a scientist with performing his songs across the Southeast and Southern Appalachia. Jay recently released his fifth recording, Of Mountains & Heartbreak. He will be joined by Greg Horne on lead guitar and Daniel Kimbro on upright bass.

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,

Friends of the Knox County Public Library: Used Book Sale

  • April 22, 2023

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family and Literature, spoken word, writing

Sequoyah Branch: Saturday, April 22, 10-5

Friends of the Knox County Public Library: 865-215-8775 or

Historic Ramsey House: Vintage Base Ball

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

It's official! Vintage Base Ball Season is right around the corner! Mark your calendars for the best FREE Vintage Base Ball Games you'll ever attend! Stay tuned as we'll be partnering with other local organizations to make this year the best we've ever had! More information can be found at!

Vintage Base Ball
Saturday, April 22nd, 2023
12:00 PM – Nashville Maroons vs Emmett Machinists of Knoxville
2:30 PM – Nashville Maroons 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.

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

Marble Springs State Historic Site: Stargazing

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

Stargazing at Marble Springs State Historic Site on April 22.

Join us and our friends from the University of Tennessee Physics Department on April 22nd from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM Midnight as we use our open green space to view the stars as a part of World Astronomy Month and Earth Day celebrations! This event coincides with the peak of the annual Lyrids Meteor Shower*. There will be talks given by grad students on the new images taken by the James Webb Telescope throughout the evening. So, bring your favorite lawn chair, a quilt, or even your own telescope as we celebrate our place on this little blueberry we call home! There will be lectures throughout the evening for multiple grades and levels.

*The peak viewing time of this shower is around 5 AM with around 100 events per hour. We expect around 10 events per hour during the 8:00-12:00 window of our event. Please be aware that meteor showers are based on predictions like the weather, so while we hope for the best, we may experience a very low meteor event.

Admission is FREE!

Marble Springs State Historic Site is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission.
For all questions, please contact the site at 865-573-5508.
Marble Springs State Historic Site: 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-712-9076,

The Bottom: Record Store Day Kick-off Celebration

  • April 22, 2023

Category: Festivals, special events, Meetup and Music

Exciting News: Record Store Day (4/22)!

It's official...VINYL RECORDS ARE COMING TO THE BOTTOM! Join os on Saturday 4/22 for a special #RecordStoreDay Kick-off Celebration with Sadie Pearl Records. Stay tuned for more!

The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:, 865-444-5915 or

Root & Branch: Earth Day Artisan Market

  • April 22, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Free event and Health, wellness

Root & Branch is hosting an Earth Day Market with 9 local earth-inspired businesses. Join them to celebrate mother earth and local makers! Saturday, April 22nd from 11a-4pm

〰️ textiles and home goods by @shop_moosegrave
〰️ German baked goods from @frauleinwunder_bakery
〰️ herbal teas and health products from @soothsayer_teahouse
〰️ handmade pottery from @a.c.boynton of Hinds Creek Pottery
〰️ art, design, and ceramics from @foolish.designs
〰️ multimedia art + design from @perenniall.y
〰️ floral design + arrangements from @gabbyroseflora
〰️ wearable textile art via @reclaim.creative
〰️ illustrated stationery + gifts from me @rootandbranchpaper

717 Winona Street, Knoxville

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Misery

Category: Theatre

Fri. Apr 21st 2023, 8:00 pm
Sat. Apr 22nd 2023, 8:00 pm
Sun. Apr 23rd 2023, 3:00 pm
Thu. Apr 27th 2023, 8:00 pm
Fri. Apr 28th 2023, 8:00 pm
Sat. Apr 29th 2023, 8:00 pm
Sun. Apr 30th 2023, 3:00 pm
Thu. May 4th 2023, 8:00 pm
Fri. May 5th 2023, 8:00 pm
Sat. May 6th 2023, 8:00 pm
Sun. May 7th 2023, 3:00 pm

Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 800 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999,

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