Calendar of Events

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame: 2023 Induction Ceremony

  • April 29, 2023

Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage

The 2023 Induction will mark the 24th Class of Inductees to be honored by the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, which held its grand opening and inaugural induction in 1999.

The members for the Class of 2023 are: Cathy Boswell (Veteran Player), Donna Lopiano (Contributor), Lisa Mattingly (Official), Carolyn Peck (Coach), and Lindsay Whalen (Player). In addition to the announcement of the Class of 2023, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame announced its recipient for the Trailblazers of the Game Award and its recipient of the For the Love of the Game Award. The 2023 Trailblazer of the Game recipient is the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The 2023 For the Love of the Game Award goes to the Dust Bowl Girls.

The Class of 2023 will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, receiving their coveted Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Trophy and Baron Championship Induction Ring, on April 29th, 2023, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tickets for the ceremony are on sale now at

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, 700 Hall of Fame Dr, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: 865-633-9000,

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,

Blount Mansion: Bluegrass, Barbecue, Bourbon, and Beer

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Fundraisers, History, heritage, Kids, family and Music

3:00pm - 9:00pm

Join your friends and neighbors at the ‘Birthplace of Tennessee’ for our 2nd annual spring fundraiser - Bluegrass, Barbecue, Bourbon, and Beer at Blounts! Spend a day relaxing on the Blount Mansion lawn as you enjoy sweet and savory locally prepared barbecue, sample a wide variety of our region's best and burgeoning craft brews and bourbons, and toe-tappin’ live bluegrass music! Come early, bring a lawn chair, and partake in an open, community jam session, and don’t miss out on a headlining performance by The Resonant Rogues, anchored by the songwriting duo of Sparrow and Keith Josiah Smith!

NEW THIS YEAR! - Do you think you have the best banana pudding around? Are you willing to put that to the test? This year’s event will also be hosting a banana pudding contest! Attendees will submit their recipes to the mercy of the crowd and Blount Mansion’s panel of celebrity judges! The winner will walk away with a year’s worth of bragging rights and prizes!

Tickets are all-inclusive! $40 per adult, $20 per child when purchased in advance. Add $5 per person for day-of-event purchases at the door. Tickets are available now at and our events page on Facebook.

The Resonant Rogues’ dark Appalachian folk paints a picture of their lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina and on the road. Anchored by the songwriting duo of Sparrow (banjo, accordion) and Keith Josiah Smith (guitar), they’ve traveled the byways and highways of America and crossed the oceans with instruments in tow. From riding freight trains to building their own homestead, the pair are no strangers to blazing unconventional trails. At once rooted and adventurous, each song tells a story of real experiences, friendships, and challenges. The Rogues just wrapped up a record in Nashville with renowned producer Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff).

This event is a fundraiser for c.1792 Blount Mansion, Knox County’s oldest operating museum and sole National Historic Landmark.

Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-2375,

The Open Chord: Karla Bonoff

  • April 29, 2023
  • 8:00PM

Category: Music

Singer/ Songwriter Karla Bonoff, Saturday, April 29 8:00PM at The Open Chord. Doors open at 6:00PM.

The Open Chord, 8502 Kingston Pike, 37919. 865-281-5874

Make It Happen Music & Art Festival

  • April 29, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Fundraisers and Music

12 - 10pm

Make It Happen Arts and Music Festival takes place at Crafty Bastard Brewery, an indoor/outdoor venue that welcomes attendees to enjoy a day full of artistic expression. Featuring live music, food, drinks from Crafty Bastard, and creative crafts from local vendors, this festival is a celebration of Knoxville's diverse and unique culture.

We are honored to have the support of such amazing sponsors as Rainbow Spice Vintage, The Lost Artist Collective Ent, The Knoxville Community Darkroom and Mood Ring Vintage, each adding their own unique touch to the festival experience. These sponsors offer a range of local art and handcrafted products that add even more color and authenticity to the festival.

With the creative community in mind, we invited artists, musicians, and vendors from all around Knoxville, Nashville and Asheville to showcase their talents at Make It Happen Art & Music Festival. Explore the indoor and outdoor spaces while immersing yourself in art, music, and culinary delights from the best Knoxville has to offer.

Inside of Crafty Bastard Brewery we will also have a curated art show from local artists and select vendors who will also have more of their art and unique goods for sale in their booths. Our musicians fall in the categories of indie, psychedelic rock, blues and alternative rock with a hint of pop.

Union Ave Books: Meet and Greet Author Tani Lamb

  • April 29, 2023
  • 12-2PM

Category: Literature, spoken word, writing

Author Tani Lamb will be in Union Ave Books signing books and chatting with folks on April 29, from 12 - 2 pm. Come grab your copy of The Princess of Sapphires and Sand and browse!

Tani Lamb was born in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky, and via habitation in Tennessee, Minnesota, Ohio, and Florida, she currently resides in Dallas, Texas. Along with her nomadic journey, Tani acquired a BA from the University of Memphis in criminology and criminal justice as well as a cosmetology license from Ogle School of Hair, Skin & Nails.

Union Ave Books, 517 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-951-2180,

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!

Saturday, April 29th, 2023
12:00 PM – Franklin Farriers vs Emmett Machinists of Knoxville
2:30 PM – Franklin Farriers 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,

Albright Grove Brewing: Save the Fish LIVE Shows

  • April 29, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fundraisers, Music and Science, nature

SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023 AT 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Save the Fish LIVE w/ Count This Penny & Robinella feat. Josh Oliver and Clint Mullican

We are so excited to announce our upcoming live event on Saturday April 29th benefitting Conservation Fisheries! We will be closing down our whole property to set up for a live outdoor show on the patio, with ticket sales benefitting our neighbors at Conservation Fisheries!

Conservation Fisheries, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of aquatic biodiversity in our rivers and streams. In our efforts, we have propagated more than 75 non-game fish species, including some of the most imperiled species in the southeastern United States. Whether we’re supporting fish populations that are in decline or propagating fish for other facilities, we’re the leaders in propagating rare and difficult-to-collect species.

Tickets can be found here and proceeds will be donated directly to Conservation Fisheries! **tickets required to enter***

We will have food available for purchase from Tarik North African Cuisine and Harvest Knox!

Doors open at 4pm, and welcome to bring your own chair! Show starts at 530pm.

Pellissippi State & East TN Bluegrass Association: College Bluegrass Showcase

  • April 29, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food, Free event and Music

Bluegrass fans, mark your calendars! The East Tennessee Bluegrass Association is bringing you an afternoon of free bluegrass, featuring bands from four area colleges.

The College Bluegrass Showcase will be held 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in the courtyard of Pellissippi State Community College’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville.

The show, which is free and open to the public, will feature
• Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Thunder (pictured above)
• University of Tennessee’s Lawnmower
• Roane State Community College’s Bluegrass Ensemble
• East Tennessee State University’s Bluegrass Band
• UT’s Sarah and the Shrimp Shack Shooters

“The East Tennessee region has such a rich tradition of bluegrass,” said Evie Andrus, president of the East Tennessee Bluegrass Association and host of “Taps and Tunes on the Corner” on WDVX. “We at the ETNBA are excited to showcase the next generations of pickers.”

The Showcase will be held on an outdoor stage and folding chairs will be provided, but feel free to bring your own chairs if you wish. Food trucks and a concession stand will be on hand, and the East Tennessee Bluegrass Association has a rain plan in place in case of inclement weather.

For more information, visit

Knoxville Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

Category: Music and Theatre

Knoxville Opera is proud to present a production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's classic opera, The Marriage of Figaro, on April 28 & 30 at the Bijou Theatre in Downtown Knoxville. This production features an all-star cast of world-class opera singers and musicians, led by the first ever female conductor at Knoxville Opera, Laurie Rogers, and directed by Eve Summer.

The cast includes baritone Nicholas Davis in the role of Figaro, soprano Flora Hawk as Susanna, bass-baritone Richard Ollarsaba as Count Almaviva, and soprano Bizhou Chang as Countess Almaviva. The supporting cast includes Zizhao Wang as Bartolo, Lisa Chavez as Marcellina, Jason Ferrante as Basilio/Curzio, Eliza Bonet as Cherubino, Teyah Young as Barbarina, and Jacob Lay as Antonio.

The Marriage of Figaro is a comic opera that tells the story of Figaro, a servant preparing to marry his fiancée Susanna, and the complications that arise when Count Almaviva tries to seduce her. The production promises to be a delightful blend of comedy, romance, and vocal virtuosity, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Bijou Theatre.

Performances will take place on Friday, April 28 at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 30 at 2:30pm.

Tickets range from $25 to $125 and can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at (865) 524-0795.

Knoxville Opera: 865-524-0795,

Art Guild of Tellico Village: Art Show

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts, Free event and Music

The Art Guild of Tellico Village's annual show will be held on April 28, 29 & 30, 2023.
Fri 10-6 (opening reception 4-6 PM), Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4.

Presented at the Community Church at Tellico Village in Loudon TN, this acclaimed display showcases more than 250 pieces of art, highlighting the exceptional and varied talents of Art Guild members.

The Art Show offers a wide variety of subjects, styles and media, in both 2- and 3- dimensional works. Watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, inks, graphite, colored pencil, scratchboard, photography, gourds, wood carving, jewelry, ceramics, fiber art, sculpture, weavings, fused glass, stained glass, collage and mixed media will be featured. Much of the artwork will be for sale. Throughout the 3-day Art Show guests are invited to watch and learn from “Artists at Work.” Over a dozen member artists will demonstrate various media while sharing their inspirations, techniques, tips, materials and more. The public is also invited to vote for Peoples’ Choice Awards, to be announced at the end of the show. Jerry’s Artarama of Knoxville, which sells an extensive selection of fine art supplies, will be awarding a total of $500 in gift certificates to the chosen winners.

Visitors will be treated to live music each day of the show. Food trucks will be on site each day of the show. On Friday, Noodles North will be serving from 11am to 6pm. On Saturday and Sunday, Blazing Flames will be on site from 10am to 4pm, and they have added muffins and biscuits to their menu choices for Art Show visitors.

The Community Church at Tellico Village is located at 130 Chota Ctr, Loudon, TN. Art Show attendance is FREE to the public and all are welcome.

Dogwood Arts: Dogwood Arts Festival

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, Kids, family and Music

Established in 1961, the Dogwood Arts Festival is one of the most celebrated cultural events in Knoxville! The festival is held at World’s Fair Park in Knoxville, TN and features over 100 fine art vendors, live music, entertainment, children's activities, food & beverage vendors, and more.

100 Artists will be selected by an internal jury to participate this year! The Dogwood Arts staff, Festival Committee, and community volunteers are committed to ensuring the quality and diversity of artwork showcased at the festival while providing participating artists an ideal setting to engage with potential patrons. Established and emerging artists working in all mediums are invited to apply.

The festival is produced by Dogwood Arts, a (501c3) organization that promotes and celebrates the art, culture, and natural beauty of East Tennessee. We have a 67-year history of arts advocacy, environmental stewardship, and economic impact in East Tennessee. The Festival is one of 20+ year-round programs and events that help make Knoxville a great place to live, work, and play!

Friday, April 28th: 10AM-7PM
Saturday, April 29th: 10AM-7PM
Sunday, April 30th: 10AM-5PM

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

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