Calendar of Events

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Schulz Brau: Oktoberfest

  • September 16, 2023 — October 8, 2023

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

Willkommen to Schulz Brau! Oktoberfest is our biggest festival of the year here at our Brewery and Biergarten! Meticulous planning goes into creating this special 3-week celebration of Bavarian culture. We proudly follow Munich traditions to offer our guests an authentic and fun experience. Prost!

Public Event, No Ticket Required
*Ticket Required to Attend Opening Tap Ceremony from 5-9AM on Sep 16

Clarence Brown Lab Theatre: Cato by Joseph Addison

Category: Free event, History, heritage and Theatre

A collaboration between the Clarence Brown, the Institute of American Civics, the departments of English, Classics, History, and Theatre at UT, and the international research group the R/18 Collective.

Cato is the play Washington staged at Valley Forge after that 1777-78 winter. It is set in north Africa in 46 BCE, as Cato braces for the invasion of Caesar and imperial Rome. It's about how a republic slips into empire and becomes vulnerable to dictators. The play raises key questions for our time about the nature of citizenship and the challenges of keeping democratic institutions healthy.

Sep 16, 19, 20 & 21 at 7 PM and Sep 17 at 2:30 PM
Each performance will run for about 1:15, after which there will be a brief panel consideration of one of the key questions listed here, followed by a time for the audience to talk to each other about that question. We hope it will model the kinds of conversations we need to have to find our way forward in these times.

Tickets are free but need to be reserved in advance:
The conversation after is a chance to bring our community together around issues that matter to all of us.

HoLa Hora Latina: HoLa Festival

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

Sep 16-17, 2023
World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn

TN’s largest arts and culture festival celebrating Latin American and Hispanic Heritage Month! Our mission is to promote unity in the community by creating bridges between the Hispanic /LatinX communities and the community at large through art, culture, education, and leadership.

Join us for another weekend of delicious food, music, dance, authentic Latin arts and crafts, and fun for the whole family!

Facebook @HoLaHoraLatina
Instagram @HoLaHoraLatina
Twitter @CasaHoLa
865-335-3358 or

Ijams Nature Center: Upcoming Events

  • September 16, 2023 — September 17, 2023

Category: Classes, workshops, Kids, family and Science, nature

9/16 • Early Morning Birding: Fall Migration
9/16 • Paint with a Turtle Workshop
9/16 • Evening Paddle
9/17 • Underwater Basket Weaving Workshop with Craft Appalachia (10 AM)
9/17 • Take Action! Conservation Conversation with fern+daisy
9/17 • Take Action! Eco-Printing & Natural Dyes with Museum of Infinite Outcomes
9/17 • Underwater Basket Weaving Workshop with Craft Appalachia (2 PM)
9/17 • East Tennessee Bluegrass Association Monthly Jam

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-6; grounds and trails open daily from 8 AM - dusk. Information: 865-577-4717,

Clayton Center for the Arts: Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan: Grits and Glamour

Category: Music

September 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$42.50 – $63.50

Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan are currently delighting old and new fans across North America on their highly successful Grits and Glamour Tour. From the road to the red carpet, on center stage in the theater or under the spotlight in a honkytonk, these two women are comfortable in their high heels. Veteran recording artists and performers, they grace the country format with style, flair, and undeniable talent that is captivating and timeless.

Their career highlights are numerous and varied. Combined, they recorded 28 top 10 hits, more than 18 million records sold, and 12 number one songs. There have been Grammys, CMA Awards, movie credits, television appearances, and Broadway performances. They rocked arenas, helmed world-class symphonies, and toured on almost every continent. As a result, these 50-somethings are more than a little flattered that they can still sell out shows, turn heads, and make hearts beat fast nearly four decades into their careers. It’s almost unnecessary to point out how rare it is to have such long-term success in an industry so fickle, but Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan haven’t missed a beat. Also, they both maintain extensive solo touring schedules, enhanced by the buzz that surrounds the Grits and Glamour tour.

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

Central Bearden: Maker Market

  • September 16, 2023

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

You'll find cookies, tie-dye, crochet, watercolors, stationery, fabric bags, pillows, toys, jewelry, pottery, soaps, woodworking, wreaths, and more!

6300 Deane Hill Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919

Townsend Artisan Guild: Grand Re-Opening

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

Our Gallery and Studios are expanding! We have doubled the Gallery space and increased out working studios. We also have a classroom for workshops! We are excited and would like to share that with you.

At our Celebration we will have music by Jan and Joe Wood and refreshments. This is in addition to the new art that is displayed and the studios that will be open for touring. The Gallery and Studios will be displaying the work of thirty-three artists. The work will include fine art and gifts of drawings, fiber arts, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, pottery, stained and fused glass, weaving, and woodworking. Artists will be available to share their techniques and inspirations.

Join our artists in our Celebration on Saturday, September 16 at the Art Center. The Gallery and Studios will be open during our normal hours on Saturday, 10:00-5:00.

Our normal hours are Monday, Wednesday-Saturday, 10-5pm and Sunday 1:30-5pm.

7719 East Lamar Alexander Parkway

UT College of Music: Lecture Recital with Margaret Moore

  • September 16, 2023

Category: Free event, Lecture, panel, Literature, spoken word, writing and Music

Lecture Recital by UTK English Professor Margaret Moore on the intersectionality of poetry and music.
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall

UT College of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. In-person events that take place in the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall or the James R. Cox Auditorium also have livestream options: Venues: Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center located at 1741 Volunteer Boulevard; James R. Cox Auditorium and Performance Hall 32, both in the Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive. Information: 865-974-8935,

UT Symphony Orchestra with NY Philharmonic Concertmaster Frank Huang

  • September 16, 2023

Category: Classes, workshops, Free event and Music

The University of Tennessee College of Music is thrilled to announce that New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Frank Huang will come to the Knoxville campus for a week of activities with students and faculty, culminating in a special performance with the UT Symphony Orchestra.

Frank Huang is a highly-respected violin virtuoso who joined the New York Philharmonic as Concertmaster in 2015. His many accolades include First Prize in the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation’s Violin Competition and the Hannover International Violin Competition, top prizes in the Premio Paganini International Violin Competition and the Indianapolis International Violin Competition, Gold Medal Awards in the Kingsville, Irving M. Klein, and D’Angelo international competitions. He has performed with many of the world’s greatest symphonies.

“We could not be more delighted for our students to share the stage with such a talented virtuoso as Frank Huang,” said Jeffrey Pappas, Natalie L. Haslam Founding Dean of the College of Music. “This is just another indication that the College of Music is part of a university on the rise that such an accomplished artist is eager to work with our faculty and students.”

Huang will conduct master classes with College of Music students earlier in the week before capping off the week’s events at a joint concert with the University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra. The performance will feature colorful orchestral masterworks including UT alumna Dosia McKay’s “Watercolors,” Ottorino Respighi’s sensational “Fountains of Rome,” and the virtuosic Violin Concerto by Jean Sibelius. The concert will be conducted by James Fellenbaum, director of orchestras at the University of Tennessee College of Music.

“I’m so excited that an artist the caliber of Frank Huang will be performing with us, and I’m thrilled for our students who will get to collaborate with him in orchestra, play for him in masterclasses, and get to learn more about him and his career,” Fellenbaum said. “It’s going to be an incredible week!”

“I met Frank Huang at a festival and when I had the honor to play chamber music with him,” said Miroslav Hristov, coordinator of strings and professor of violin. “It was such an amazing experience that I immediately thought our students at the University of Tennessee College of Music must have that same opportunity to work and be around one of the most prominent artists in the world. That wish is coming true!”

Events open to the public:
Saturday, September 16 at 12:00 p.m., Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall
Saturday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m., Alumni Memorial Building, James R. Cox Auditorium
Concert with the UT Symphony Orchestra
NOTE: This concert will not be livestreamed.

Kickstand Community Bikeshop & Friends of Literacy: Books and Bikes

  • September 16, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food, Free event, Health, wellness, Kids, family and Music

Where: Macedonia United Methodist Church, 4630 Holston Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914

When: Saturday, September 16th, 11 AM -1 PM

Kids can pick a free book and do activities to earn a free bike! Will feature food, music, activities, and more. This event is put on by Kickstand Community Bike Shop and Friends of Literacy. Info:

The Bottom: Saturday Tea Time

  • September 16, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food, Kids, family and Literature, spoken word, writing

We have an exciting new Cool Down Tea Menu filled with herbal teas to satisfy your thirst, stop by and enjoy them while supplies last! Join us for Saturday Tea Time from 2-4pm on September 16th. There will be tea, pastries, and 10% off in-store purchases. Bring a friend & join us for an indulgent afternoon! $10

Sep 16, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917

UT Gardens: Smart Yards and Friends Festival

  • September 16, 2023

Category: Classes, workshops, Free event and Science, nature

Saturday, September 16, 9am - 12pm
At 2518 Jacob Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996

Free and open to the Public.

Make your yard smart! Join Knox County Master Gardeners and Tennessee Smart Yards to explore the gardens, learn about rainbarrels and composting, and get your garden questions answered.

Registration is not required, but pre-register to be entered to win a rain barrel, worm compost bin, native plants, and more! More opportunities for giveaways available on site; must be present to win. Drawings will occur on the hour at 10am, 11am, and noon:
• 10am - Worm Compost Bin and Native Plants
• 11am - Ivy Rain Barrel and Native Plants
• 12pm - Worm Compost Bin and Native Plants

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