Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Parker McCollum

  • September 14, 2023

Category: Music

Parker McCollum comes to Knoxville on September 14th at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum.

McCollum has already been named an 'Artist to Watch' by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Sounds Like Nashville, MusicRow and The Boot. He was featured as the Opry Next Stage 'Artist of the Month' and Apple Up Next Artist for 2021. Parker made his late night TV debut on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," where he performed his hit "To Be Loved By You."

A dedicated road warrior, McCollum made his debut at the famed Grand Ole Opry in 2021 and he consistently sells out venues across the country.

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information:

Bijou Theatre: Weyes Blood

Category: Music

THURSDAY, SEPT 14 at 8PM at the Bijou Theatre

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

Tennessee Theatre: Wayne Newton - Up Close & Personal

Category: Music


Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,

Blount Mansion: Martinis at the Mansion

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


Join us on September 14, 2023 for Martinis at the Mansion, an evening of Canapés, Cocktails, and Comradery to benefit Historic Blount Mansion!

Hosted by Molly Jo Events, come enjoy an evening in the garden socializing with your friends and community whilst moving about Blount Mansion’s beautiful, historic garden, lovingly maintained by the women of the Knoxville Garden Club. Engage with your local history as you peruse the Blount Mansion National Historic Landmark and strike a jive to the magnanimous tunes of the Old City Buskers. Partake in heavy delectable hors d‘oeuvres and desserts provided by Tootsie & Co., or indulge in a cigar or two supplied by Smoky's Tobacco and Cigars, all while sampling an array of specialty cocktails provided throughout the night by PostModern Spirits. Best of all, you can chance your luck at the numerous silent auction packages ready and waiting for you!

All proceeds from this event will go towards the benefit of the Blount Mansion Association’s horticulture education programs.

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

Pellissippi: Knoxville Jazz Orchestra concert

  • September 14, 2023

Category: Free event and Music

Fall 2023 Concert Series - All concerts start at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Performing Arts Center. All concerts are FREE and open to the public.

Thursday, September 14: Knoxville Jazz Orchestra
Thursday, October 5: Faculty Recital
Tuesday, October 24. Fall Choral Concert
Thursday, November 9: Fall Bluegrass Concert
Tuesday, November 14: Fall Instrumental Concert
Tuesday, Nov 21: Fall Jazz Concert
Thursday, November 30: Holiday Spectacular

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Bagwell Center Gallery hours: M-F 9-5. Information: 865-694-6405,

Arrowmont: Souper Bowl XX

Category: Fundraisers

Souper Bowl XX at Arrowmont, Thursday, September 14.
Lunch, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Arrowmont Dining Hall
556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

$45 · Endless soup, bread, and cookies and a handmade bowl to keep

NEW FOR THE 20th SOUPER BOWL: Buy a Golden Ticket, $65, which includes your name for the fabulous door prize drawings throughout the event!


Join the community in the Arrowmont Dining Hall for a homemade lunch and a hand-made bowl — yours to keep! This is the 20th year of Arrowmont’s event to benefit United Way of Sevier County. Only 300 tickets are available. Tickets are sold exclusively online this year, opening on August 3, 2023. We look forward to seeing you at Souper Bowl again this fall!

Benefiting United Way of Sevier County.

Bridge Refugee Services: Adding the Spice Gala

  • September 14, 2023
  • 6:30-9:30PM

Category: Fundraisers

In celebration of local diversity and the contributions refugees make to the community, Bridge Refugee Services is celebrating their Adding the Spice Gala on Thursday, September 14 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm at the Episcopal School of Knoxville, 950 Episcopal School Way.

This evening of international influence and celebration will support branches in Chattanooga and Knoxville and will feature a three course meal informed by our clients' countries of origin, culturally inspired entertainment, the Tickled Orange photo booth, cigars from E. N. Cigar Events, and a silent auction.

Bridge Clients in East Tennessee have arrived from countries including Afghanistan, Ukraine, Cuba, Haiti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Vietnam, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Burundi, Iraq, Venezuela, Colombia, Sudan, and many others.

Bridge Refugee Services is the only refugee and international protected class resettlement agency in East Tennessee with offices in Knoxville and Chattanooga. Bridge invites interested parties to visit to buy tickets.

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

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,

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.

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