Calendar of Events

Friday, September 8, 2023

Bennett: September Craft Show

  • September 8, 2023 — September 30, 2023

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

Including work by Anna Boothe, Ashley Benton, Josh Copus, Eric Pardue, Tommie Rush, Andrew Saftel, Marty McConnaughey, the Estate of Roger Luebke, and many others!

Bennett, 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30. Information: 865-584-6791,

103rd Annual Tennessee Valley Fair

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, History, heritage, Kids, family and Music

Get ready for 10 fun-filled, action-packed days full of your fair favorites: concerts, rides, food, competitions, and more! See for all details.

Concert calendar:
Friday, Sept. 8, 8:00 PM
38 Special

Sunday, Sept. 10, 8:00 PM
KC and The Sunshine Band

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 8:00 PM
Travis Tritt

Thursday, Sept. 14, 8:00 PM

865-2151-471 or

The Maker City Summit

  • September 8, 2023 — September 10, 2023

Category: Classes, workshops and Festivals, special events

The Maker City Summit: Make Today. Impact Tomorrow.

Preparations for the eighth The Maker City Summit are underway, and the dates are out! The Maker Exchange will again be abuzz with Knoxville's most creative minds on September 8-10, 2023, and everyone is invited. With a history of creating an inspirational atmosphere with opportunities for networking and personal education, this event is designed to be entirely customizable to fit the needs of a new or seasoned creative entrepreneur.

Led by The Maker City Council co-chairs Jasmine Newton, Javon Renee Portraits, and Jonathan Clark, Carpetbag Theatre, the 2023 schedule is looking bold and inspiring.

Newton and Clark bring their own strengths to the lineup. As a photographer, Newton has a flare for the aesthetic and environmental impact of the Summit. She is focused on providing an area that fosters connection and growth. Her mantra is, "Make your mark, make connections, and make an impact."

Clark is a poet, writer, actor, and activist. He is motivational in the most approachable way. His goal is to ensure creatives are ready to take next steps for success. "I want to ensure that everyone from established entrepreneurs and business owners to Maker-Curious individuals knows that there is something for you, and the opportunity to chase your passion and make your own way is here waiting for you to take full advantage, so that you, too, can impact your tomorrow.

The schedule through The Summit will include speakers, break-out sessions, interviews, and intentional networking opportunities. The lineup will be released next week!

If you have ever attended a Maker City Summit, you know it gets better every year. Don't miss the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, May 17. 150 Early Bird tickets are available for $65, General Admission will follow for $85, and day-of tickets will be $95.

Information will be updated and communicated through all The Maker City social channels, including; Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Mill & Mine: Blue October

  • September 8, 2023

Category: Music

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)
Ages 18

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

Bijou Theatre: Kidd G

Category: Music

KIDD G, Friday, September 8, at 8:00PM.

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832,

East Tennessee Historical Society: Football Fridays

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Free event and Music

Start your tailgate early with the East Tennessee Historical Society!
Friday, September 8, 2023 @ 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
At East Tennessee History Center, Market Street (between Church Ave. and Clinch Ave.), Knoxville, TN 37902

The East Tennessee Historical Society invites you to a historic Friday night pep rally at the East Tennessee History Center. Enjoy food from Taco Mafia and Your Sugar Therapy, Schulz Brau beer served by Knox Taps, and live music from West Wend. Get in the game spirit with a little help from the UT spirit teams and a special appearance by UT’s own history maker Todd Kelly Jr. The free event will take place on Market Street between Church and Clinch Ave, behind the East Tennessee History Center. Visit for more information.

16th Biennial Carson-Newman Art Faculty Exhibition

  • September 7, 2023 — October 28, 2023

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

Featuring varied works by current faculty: Heather Hartman Folks, Matthew Jessie, Julie L. Rabun, Jennifer Stoneking-Stewart, and David Underwood.

Opens Thu Sep 7, 3-5 PM and closes Sat Oct 28, 9:30 AM - 12

The Michael Alvis Art Gallery at Carson-Newman University, Warren Art Building, corner of Branner & Ken Sparks Way, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Gallery hours: M-F 8-4. Information: 865-471-4985,

Friends of the Library: Used Book Sale

  • September 7, 2023 — September 9, 2023

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

Upcoming Sales

Karns Branch: September 7 and 9; 10-5

Gallery 1010: Agapē: Depicting Love in All Aspects

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

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

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

Clarence Brown Theatre: Murder on the Orient Express

Category: Literature, spoken word, writing and Theatre

By Agatha Christie
Clarence Brown Theatre
September 6 – 24, 2023

The story you are about to witness is one of romance and tragedy, primal murder, and the urge for revenge! Wax your mustache and hop on board the Orient Express for a ride you won’t soon forget! A snowdrift has halted the train in its tracks…with a killer onboard. Over the next 48 hours, Hercule Poirot must find the villain before he or she strikes again. Back by popular demand!

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information/tickets: 865-974-5161,

Westminster Presbyterian Church: Current Works by Mike Berry and Linda Sullivan

  • September 5, 2023 — October 27, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Local-scape is an exhibition of works illustrating the beautiful and poetic places in and around East Tennessee. These places have inspired Berry to use his own personal language of color and composition to create unique works that are created from everyday scenes to become a work of the local-scape. These works fix one's memory onto one particular moment that in turn inspires a thousand interpretations of place or experience through expressive color application. Mike Berry received his M.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 1997, and has been managing the University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery since 2004. Berry’s artwork has been exhibited regionally, including solo and group exhibitions throughout the southeast during the last 20 years. Berry maintains a studio in Knoxville TN and works with private collectors and corporate businesses on commissioned pieces. Berry also is the official framer for the Beauford Delaney Estate located in Knoxville. Knoxville has been the main subject of Berry’s work for more than a two decades and he has made Knoxville his home since 1999.

Linda Sullivan has a Bachelor of Arts and Math from the University of Evansville (Indiana) and a Master of Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University where she focused on glaze chemistry and glaze testing. Her functional pottery has evolved to include interpretations of landscapes through the glazing process. All her glazes are self developed and poured to overlap each other in a painterly way. She especially draws inspiration from the landscapes of the Southwest.

Works will be on view in the Schilling Gallery Monday-Thursday, 9-4; and Friday, 9-noon.
Westminster Presbyterian Church Schilling Gallery, 6500 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919
Information: 865-584-3957.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: National Juried Exhibition

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

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

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