Calendar of Events

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Knoxville, Civic Auditorium: Matt Rife

  • February 15, 2024
  • 7:00PM & 10:00PM

Category: Comedy

Matt Rife ProbleMATTic World Tour, February 15, 2024, 7PM & 10PM at the
Knoxville Civic Auditorium.

Matt Rife has exploded as one of the fastest growing comedians through his viral content and remarkable engagement on TikTok, where he has amassed over 13 million followers, and more than 2 billion views globally. As one of the most buzzed about comedians in the business, Rife has been selling-out comedy clubs and theaters across the country and is gearing up to embark on his biggest tour to-date with Live Nation, the Matt Rife: ProbleMATTic World Tour, kicking off on July 20th.

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

Bijou Theatre: Town Mountain

Category: Music

Town Mountain at the Bijou Theatre pm Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 7:30 PM

Bijou Theatre,, 803 South Gay Street Knoxville, TN 37902
Box Office, 865-684-1200, Monday through Friday 10am to 3pm

Mill and Mine: Moon Taxi with Very Special Guests The Hip Abduction

  • February 15, 2024

Category: Music

Thu Feb 15 2024
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

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

Farragut High School: United States Navy Band

  • February 15, 2024
  • 7:00 PM

Category: Music

The United States Navy Band will be performing at FARRAGUT HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, 11237 Kingston Pike, on Thursday, February 15th at 7:00pm.

Tickets are free to the public, but you do need to reserve tickets ahead of time. Simply click on this link to reserve your tickets:

These are some of the most talented musicians in the world on their instruments, it would be well worth your time to attend! Hope to see you there!

Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra: Concert

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

Thursday, February 15, 7 pm
Clayton Performing Arts Center at Pellissippi State
10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37933

No ticket is required for this free concert open to the public!

The KJYO is excited to be joined by guest artist Greg Moody, a composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist who will play saxophones, clarinet and percussion with the KJYO on Feb. 15!

The Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra is an honors band under the direction of KJO lead trombonist Tom Lundberg, who was a Music instructor at Pellissippi State for 20+ years. The band is open to high school students from across East Tennessee and is chosen by audition each fall. This year's roster includes 20 students from area high schools. The KJYO explores the repertoire of outstanding jazz ensembles as well as the music of the Great American Songbook. The group offers students the opportunity to learn about and develop jazz improvisation skills.

About Greg Moody: Greg Moody grew up just outside of Staunton, Virginia. He attended the Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies. He has performed with groups such as The Temptations, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and Richmond-based Salsa group Bio Ritmo. He performs regularly as a freelance saxophonist and woodwind specialist, and is a member of the Vosbein Magee Big Band. Moody is also a composer of works for concert bands and jazz ensembles. One of his recently published works was selected for Bandworld Magazine's prestigious Top 100 list of compositions for 2023.

Art Guild at Tellico Village: Jonathan Howe

Category: Lecture, panel

The Art Guild at Tellico Village presents Jonathan Howe: Developing a Consistent Creative Process on February 15.

Art Guild Meeting at the Yacht Club top floor 10 AM;
Coffee at 9:45.

Art Guild of Tellico Village, 128 Saligugi Way, Loudon, TN 37774. Info: or

Knoxville History Project: We Should Have Been There: Legendary Black Concerts

Category: Free event, History, heritage, Lecture, panel and Virtual

Thursday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom

In honor of Black History Month, our Third Thursday Zoom will offer a review of the best African American musical performances you may never have heard about, from the 1920s to the 1960s, with images of several internationally significant performers who appeared here, in many cases before they were famous, as well as rarely seen advertisements for their Knoxville shows. Even as they were excluded from new neighborhoods and shut out from political and financial realms of influence, Black people were asserting themselves on local stages, often for segregated audiences, with surprising new forms, from jazz to R&B and early rock ‘n’ roll and soul.

Knoxville History Project: 865-300-4559,

Clarence Brown Theatre: The Giver

Category: Kids, family, Literature, spoken word, writing and Theatre

By Lois Lowry
Adapted by Eric Coble
Clarence Brown Theatre
February 14 – March 3, 2024

From one of the most popular young adult novels of our time. Jonas’ world is perfect. It’s safe. Controlled. Without war or pain. Without color. Where every person is assigned a role in the community. At age 12, he’s chosen to be keeper of the community’s memories from The Giver, the only person with memories of real pain and joy. As Jonas begins to experience these memories, he is faced with a decision: conform to society’s expectations or control his own destiny.

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

Beck Cultural Exchange Center: Black History Month Events

  • February 14, 2024 — February 26, 2024

Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage

Feb 14 - Special Dedication
Feb 16 - UT - Green Book, Orange Book Dinner & Discussion
Feb 17 - UUNIK Academy: BLack History 101 Mobile Museum with Prof. Griff of Public Enemy
Feb 21 - AARP Fraud Prevention Townhall
Feb 23 - Racial Justice: The Talk
Feb 24 - Freedom Schools - Jack & Jill: Living Museum
Feb 26 - Black AChievement Celebcration - Brian Clay & The Art Community at the Bijou

Beck Cultural Exchange Center, 1927 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915. Hours: Tu-F 10-2. Information: 865-524-8461,

Mabry-Hazen House: Rated R for Risqué: Courtship, Romance, and Intimacy in the Hazen Household

Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage

Join Mabry-Hazen House for a Rated R for Risqué: Courtship, Romance, and Intimacy in the Hazen Household on Wednesday, February 14th and Friday, February 16th from 6-7:30pm to learn about the act and attitudes around love at the historic house museum.

A heart doesn't play by rules, but romantic love has its own rules and demands! The who, what, when, and how are molded by context and complexities of time and place and are always subject to change.

Preserving the stories of three generations of women, this Mabry-Hazen House tour will explore romantic conventions and challenges of falling in love at the turn of the 20th century. Learn how each generation thought about romance -- the good and the bad -- and how it changed across the decades.

Beginning with the courtship of Alice and Rush Hazen, visitors will learn how Victorian conventions of romance evolved into the more familiar ideas of dating in the age of Gibson Girls and flappers. The story of Evelyn Hazen and her ill-fated fifteen year engagement to Ralph Scharringhaus and subsequent "heart balm" lawsuit will offer visitors an intimate glimpse into the thoughts and actions of a couple falling in and out of love during the Jazz Age.

With much of the original furniture and decor owned by the family on display, visitors will stand next to exactly where romantic interactions and exchanges occurred, see books and artifacts that taught and helped them be "good ladies," and hear their own words about their experiences courting, dating, and loving.

Wine and light refreshments will be available. Tour starts at 6:00pm and will last about 75 minutes. Tickets are $15 per person and pre-purchasing is encouraged as tickets at the door are not guaranteed. Space is limited to eighteen visitors. To purchase tickets and more information, please visit

Visitors must be 18 or older and/or 16 or older with a parent or guardian older than 21 years.

This program will discuss topics such as sexual trauma and harassment and could be triggering for those sensitive to such issues.

1711 Dandridge Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915

Pellissippi State: Engravings and Weavings of Ashton Ludden

  • February 12, 2024 — March 1, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Copper, wood and even salvaged plastic waste come together in a new art exhibition exploring the natural world at Pellissippi State Community College. The Ashton Ludden Exhibit is on display at the Bagwell Center for Media and Arts Gallery until March 1. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the gallery, located on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, is free and open to the public.

“My work considers our relationship with wildlife as the natural world becomes estranged through human’s perpetual desire for rapid expansion,” said Ludden, the founder, co-owner, director and active artist of Relay Ridge Collaborative Artist Space in north Knoxville. “My work evokes a renewal of attentiveness toward our direct and indirect impacts on the wild and aims to rejuvenate a passion for conserving wild spaces.”

Ludden uses processes such as hand-engraving, printmaking, murals, ceramics and weaving in her works on display. The labor-intensive process forces her to slow down, meditate and focus as she creates, she said. Through her work, she works to find “ways to connect us to distant species and environmental concerns across the world, transforming our hopeful – yet seemingly futile – attempts in saving the natural world into something just as beautiful.” Outside of her studio practice, Ludden, who earned a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from the University of Tennessee, teaches printmaking at Knoxville’s Community School of the Arts, Governor’s School for the Arts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and Relay Ridge, and is currently teaching screenprinting at the University of Tennessee. You can learn more about her at or find her on Instagram @ashton_ludden.

For a list of Pellissippi State’s upcoming exhibitions in the Bagwell Gallery this spring, visit
Pellissippi State | 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37933

Knoxville Watercolor Society: Exhibition at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Knoxville Watercolor Society Exhibition
Art Exhibit at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
Free and open to the public
When: Reception Friday, February 16, 2024, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Artists’ talks at 6:30 p.m.

Gallery hours: 9:30-4:30 Monday through Thursday and 9:00-1:00 Sunday
2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918

Knoxville Watercolor Society: Passionate About Art
For more than 60 years, the Knoxville Watercolor Society (KWS) has provided area watercolor artists, students and supporters with the only local art organization dedicated to the practice, advancement, and promotion of watercolor as a serious art form. KWS enjoys a long-standing reputation for the artistic excellence, expertise, passion, and mutual support of its members. Membership in KWS is open to all Knoxville area residents 18+, including experienced water-media artists, aspiring or developing water-media artists, art teachers, art students, patrons of the arts, representatives of arts organizations, and vendors. For more information, go to or

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