Calendar of Events
Friday, September 29, 2023
Maple Lane Farms: Corn Maze
Friday evening, September 29th will mark the 25th consecutive year that Maple Lane Farms will open its Corn Maze and other “agritainment” activities that include tractor-pulled hayrides (daytime and nighttime), pumpkin picking, inflatables for the kids, music, corn hole, food vendors, photo ops, sunflower fields, and other wholesome family fun to the public.
The Maze is located at 1126 Maple Lane in Greenback, just 14 miles south of Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport.
The Maze is open weekends from September 29 through October 31. The Haunted Maze begins NIGHTLY October 20 through October 31. Opening hours are the following:
- Friday 6pm to 10pm
- Saturday 10am to 10pm
- Sunday Noon to 6pm
- Haunted Maze Opens nightly, October 20-31
Additional Features include:
- Barn Store Collectibles including Fall/Halloween Decorations, Straw Bales, Cornstalks
- Variety of Food and Beverage Vendors
- Evening campfires in the Maze Fairway near our Covered Party Tents
- Private Parties via Tent Reservation with Fire Pit
- Face Painting, Photo Booth
- Numerous Photo Ops, including the Sunflower Fields
Gallery 1010: Green Room: Prints and Paintings by Anthony Huang and Megan Wolfkill
Hours: Friday 5-7 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM
Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: https://gallery1010.utk.edu/
Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Crowder
Knoxville Civic Auditorium
September 29, 2023
Crowder's latest album, Milk & Honey, has shown immediate connection with the first smash single "Good God Almighty," which hit #1 at Christian radio and #1 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart, a first for Crowder. Milk & Honey, born out of the 2020 lockdown season, is a celebration of the hope that God's promise remains true.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com
Legacy Parks: Legacy Luncheon for the Parks
Join us September 29th for our annual luncheon at the beautiful Seven Islands State Birding Park!
Our guest speaker, Chuck Leavell, has been pleasing the ears of music fans for more than 30 years now. His piano and keyboard work has been heard on the works of Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Black Crowes, George Harrison, The Allman Brothers Band, The Indigo Girls, Blues Traveler, Train, Montgomery-Gentry, Lee Ann Womack and many more.
In addition to his musical expertise, Leavell is a respected authority on forestry and conservation. He is a published author, long time tree farmer, co-founder of the popular website The Mother Nature Network as well as host of the PBS series “America’s Forests.” In 2019 he and his wife were named National Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year.
The luncheon funds the work of Legacy Parks to create parks and trails and conserve our natural resources. We look forward to seeing you under the big tent!
Bijou Theatre: Josh Mancuso Pre-Game Comedy Special
JOSH MANCUSO PRE-GAME COMEDY SPECIAL
WITH FEATURED MUSICAL GUEST THOMAS EDWARDS
FRIDAY, SEPT 29 | 7PM
Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, https://knoxbijou.org/
GO! Contemporary Dance: reGeneration
Don’t miss this 20 year celebration of GO!’s exciting and versatile repertoire! Dreaming big and still growing, GO! will present reGeneration, an evening of bold dance with a special collaboration with Inner Voices, an all female string quartet. Witness both familiar and new works by Knoxville’s most adventurous dance-makers and experience the visceral yet emotional new work, Xocoyotzin, created by renowned national contemporary choreographer, danah bella.
We invite you to come together with GO! On Friday, Sept. 29 at the beautiful outside TN Amphitheater to experience a generation of art, family and connection through dance - all presented in signature GO! style. Celebrate with us and share in our gratitude for our community and their support of our 20 year journey. Arrive early and enjoy our free pre-show event with live music and refreshments.
$15 general admission: https://www.gocontemporarydance.com/
Museum of Appalachia: Full Moon Pickin' Party
Yee-Haw Brewing Co. presents a Full Moon Pickin' Party: a family-friendly bluegrass concert under a full moon, live from the Museum of Appalachia outdoor stage. In addition to live music, the event will feature food trucks, demonstrations from Appalachian artisans, and more.
Authentic Unlimited: The IBMA award-winning group features the polished harmonies and dynamic virtuosity associated with the best of new bluegrass. If you're a fan of the crisp and clean sounds of Doyle Lawson inspired bluegrass, you're sure to enjoy this stellar new group.
Matt Foster: Knoxville-based banjo and guitar songster, Foster brings audiences Appalachian-tinged renditions of various songs and ballads in between country blues-fused originals. Foster plays a fretless mountain banjo, harmonica, and the sole of his boot. It's live, simple, and earnest.
Friends of the Library Fall Used Book Sale
Central United Methodist Church, 201 3rd Avenue
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28: Members Preview Day**, 3:00–7:00 pm
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29: Open to the public, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30: Open to the public, 10:00 am–5:00 pm, with pop-up specials starting at 1:00 pm
**A current 2023 Friends of the Knox County Public Library membership is required to shop during Members Preview Day. Join or renew now at www.knoxfriends.org or at the door. Memberships start at $20.
Most items are $2 or less.
The sale is sponsored by Central United Methodist Church, Knox County Public Library, Knoxville News Sentinel, Perk City Coffee House, Magpie's Bakery, Three Rivers Market, Real Good Kitchen, and WATE 6 On Your Side.
Pellissippi's Bagwell Gallery: Aaron Coleman: Prints and Collages
The Bagwell Gallery will be hosting a solo exhibition of Prints and Collages by Aaron Coleman from September 25th through October 20th, 2023. The exhibition showcases Coleman’s virtuosic work in lithography as well as a small sampling of his collages, which are by turns hilarious, vivid and thought provoking. In addition to being arresting images the work also is technically masterful and shows his incredible depth of skill.
Aaron is a multi-disciplinary artist, Associate Professor and Kenneth E. Tyler Endowed Chair at the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. He received his MFA from Northern Illinois University in 2013. Aaron has participated in international residencies and exhibitions and has received numerous awards for his work in printmaking, sculpture and installation including 2021 Black Box Press Foundation’s Art as Activism Grant. He is a 2022 Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship semi-finalist and the recipient of the 2023 New Voices Fellowship from the International Print Center New York. His work can be found in the collections of The Janet Turner Print Museum, the Ino-cho Paper Museum in Kochi, Japan, The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, The Yekaterinburg Museum of Art in Yekaterinburg, Russia, the National Library of France, and the Artist Printmaker and Photographer Research Archive in the Museum of Texas Tech University among many other public and private collections.
Aaron was a co-founder of the Sienna Collective for Students of Color in the Arts at the University of Arizona and in 2021 received the Provost Award for Innovations in Teaching as well as the College of Fine Arts Undergraduate Mentorship Award. Aaron’s hobbies change from year to year but currently include the cultivation of rare, terrestrial, African orchids. He is a husband, dog lover and workaholic.
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, www.pstcc.edu/arts
Plein Air Smokies
‘Plein Air Smokies,’ will once again bring 20 nationally acclaimed artists to paint “en plein air” (outdoors) throughout the national park. For the 2023 event, spectators are welcome to watch artists paint, Sept. 24-27. Artists will be positioned across the park throughout the week, with locations such as Cades Cove on Monday and Elkmont on Tuesday and Wednesday. A full schedule can be found online at https://friendsofthesmokies.org/schedule-of-events/
These one-of-a-kind paintings will be available for purchase first at the ticketed Collectors Soiree Sept. 29, then at the public sale Sept. 30. Proceeds benefit Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP).
Purchase Tickets: https://friendsofthesmokies.org/plein-air/
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River & Rail Theatre Company: A Case for the Existence of God
By Samuel D. Hunter
In a small office in Southern Idaho, two single fathers develop an unlikely but powerful friendship. Samuel D. Hunter’s intimate, empathetic play is a thoughtful meditation on human resilience.
River & Rail Theatre, 111 State Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-407-0727, www.riverandrailtheatre.com
UT Gardens: Fanciful Foxes Art Auction
Enhance your home garden with utterly unique fox-themed pieces by bidding in the online auction of our Fanciful Foxes exhibit! Around 80 works in total were created by local artists of all ages as part of our annual Art in the Gardens project. Bidding is open now and will close on Tuesday, October 3, at 5pm! You can preview the pieces in person at the UT Gardens, Knoxville until October 3. https://events.handbid.com/auctions/2023-art-in-the-gardens
Local amateur and professional artists donated their time and talent to artistically interpret this year’s theme with a fun and creative design. Teen/adult artists were given a large 3-D plywood fox to embellish using media of their choice. Again this year, we invited younger artists to participate by decorating either a fox head or a tree silhouette. Works have been on display throughout the Gardens for visitors to enjoy all summer. These unique art pieces will now be sold during this on-line auction with all proceeds benefiting the UT Gardens, Knoxville. This annual project was designed to promote community participation and foster artist collaboration as well as raise awareness and support for the Gardens. Our choice of a fox theme this year sought to bring a focus on urban wildlife and the need to protect them and their habitats from encroachment.
Winning bidders can pick up their item(s) during our Fall Plant Sale on Friday, October 6 (from 4-7 pm) or Saturday, October 7 (from 9 am - 2 pm). Payment can be made by credit card on Handbid or by cash or check at time of pickup.
Sponsors for the exhibit were Jerry's Artarama, Bench Dog Work Shop, UT Biosystems Engineering Machining and Fabrication Shop, Ed Dudrick, and the UT Wildlife and Fisheries Society. We are grateful to our sponsors and to our project artists!