Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Ijams Nature Center: Upcoming Events

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

3/9 • Ijams River Rescue
3/10 • Take Action!: Preserving the Harvest: Canning 101
3/10 • Self-Care Sunday Yoga
3/12 • Monsters Made with Love
3/13 • Ijams Member Event: Sunset Stroll
3/14 • Paint with a Turtle!

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,

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Chicago Nights with Jason Scheff

Category: Music

Thermal Label Warehouse/Shaw Family Pops Series
Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 8:00 p.m.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium

Joining the legendary rock band as lead singer in 1986, Jason Scheff and his soaring vocals led Chicago to a string of chart-toppers, including a remake of “25 or 6 to 4” and “Will You Still Love Me.” Enjoy an evening of four decades of hits, including “If You Leave Me Now,” “You’re the Inspiration,” “Hard for Me to Say I’m Sorry” and more.

Information/tickets: 865-291-3310 or

Jubilee Community Arts: Leon Majcen

Category: Music

Leon Majcen grew up on the Gulf Coast of Florida, the son of Bosnian war refugees who had fled their homeland in search of a better life for their children. From a young age, Leon was drawn to the power of storytelling through music, particularly the work of artists like Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, Bob Dylan, and Guy Clark. Leon began playing in local bars while still in high school, honing his craft and building a loyal following. After graduating, he decided to pursue his passion for music in New York City, while attending college at New York University and playing shows around town. Dissatisfied with the city, he returned home to Florida and took a job at a commercial fishing dock, filleting and packing fish while he planned his next move. Since arriving in Nashville, Leon has continued to develop his unique blend of Americana, folk, and country music, drawing on his experiences and his love of the outdoors to craft songs that are both poignant and powerful. With his heartfelt lyrics, soulful voice, and deft guitar work, Leon has built a strong following in Music City and beyond. He is currently set to release three new singles starting on June 2nd, leading up to a full-length album in the Fall.

Tickets available at TicketLeap (, by mail or at the door 30 minutes prior to show
$20 at the door, $15 General Audience Advance, $14 JCA members, students & seniors 65+

Jubilee Community Arts at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. Tickets: Information: 865-522-5851,

Bijou Theatre: Drivin n Cryin

Category: Music

DRIVIN N CRYIN, Saturday, March 9, at 8:00 PM at the Bijou Theatre.

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

Oak Ridge Playhouse: MASKAPALOOZA! Fundraiser

Category: Fundraisers

Save the Date, March 9, 2024, for MASKAPALOOZA!, a fundraising event to benefit Oak Ridge Playhouse, 6 PM at Calhoun’s Banquet Hall, 100 Melton Lake Peninsula in Oak Ridge.

Dance to the beats of DJ Luther Simmons, enjoy the culinary delights of Calhoun's, outbid your friends in silent and live auctions led by Bear Stephenson, and flex your creativity by entering your mask into competition for prizes!

More information, including how to purchase tickets, to come.

Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-4877,

Oak Ridge Civic Music Association: 2024 from Rock to Bach

Category: Classes, workshops, Fundraisers and Music

Music Festival & Fundraiser!
All Day! 10:00 AM –8:30 PM
Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalists Church
809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge

Seventeen delightful music groups/individuals will perform throughout the day on 2 different stages. The doors will open at 9:30. The advance adult ticket prices are $15.00 and can be purchased at TN Bank, Oak Ridge, and Calamity’s Coffee in Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, Youth ticket price is $5.00 for ages 5 -18 and children under 5 years are free. There is a family pass for $30.00 (3+ people).

The performers for this Rock to Bach are Vance Jazz Duo, Kristi Younkin and Josh Sumter, Tanasi Winds, Melony Dodson, Mt. LeConte Jug Band, Jeff Heidle, The Missing Goats and many others. This is a come and go event and it is possible to see some of each of the performances. There will also be a Silent Auction that will be open at 10:00 and will close at 5:00 and there will be a café with coffee, snacks sandwiches, drinks, etc. for sale.

For more information, please call 865-483-5569 or visit

Ijams Nature Center: 35th Ijams River Rescue

  • March 9, 2024
  • 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Category: Festivals, special events, Kids, family and Science, nature

Let's Clean Up This Town!
The 35th Ijams River Rescue is March 9, 2024 (severe weather date is March 16), 10:00 AM-1:00 PM. This event is a great way to get out, get active, and clean up the Tennessee River and its creeks and streams to make the Greater Knoxville Area an even better place to live, work, and play! Locations will be selected at registration.

Register at

This event brings together hundreds of volunteers to remove between 10-40 tons of trash from the Tennessee River’s shorelines and its tributary creeks. In 2022, about 557 volunteers removed 21+ tons of garbage from 44 sites!

Outdoor cleanups are a great way to give back and get active. Everyone who volunteers will receive a t-shirt featuring a wonderful fox design by Stephen Lyn Bales.

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,

Appalachian Equality Chorus: Enchanted Appalachia: a Fae Folk Masquerade

  • March 9, 2024
  • 7:00-11:00 PM

Category: Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

Frolic with the Appalachian Equity Chorus on Saturday, March 9, 2024, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM in the Old City Performing Arts Center,
111 State Street.

This St. Patrick's Day, the veil between our world and the faery realm grows thin, and the fae folk emerge for a night of costumed revelry, mischief, and magic! Don your most whimsical, dark, sylvan, elven, spritely, or trickster costumes and vie for a position on the Royal Faery Court with awards and prizes going to best dressed. Come and be entertained by aerial and circus arts, fire dancers, drag, and musical performers. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be provided at the table of the Fairy King -- if you dare to partake! All proceeds go to the Appalachian Equality Chorus, supporting their mission to promote inclusion, equality, and empathy and create a safe world for all.

Tickets at

Appalachian Equality Chorus,

The Bottom at the Movies: American Fiction

  • March 9, 2024
  • 1:00 PM

Category: Film and History, heritage

Saturday, March 9, 1:00pm, Regal Downtown West.
The Bottom at the Movies: American Fiction

Join us at the movies for a special screening of the Oscar nominated film, American Fiction, adapted from Percival Everett's novel, Erasure. We'll meet at the Regal Downtown West. Ticket packages start at $8. The first 3 people to sign up will receive free concessions for the movie! Space is limited so purchase your tickets now. You don't want to miss this special event!

Tickets at:

The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:, 865-444-5915 or

The Bottom: Jars of Clay by Stephen Phillips

  • March 9, 2024
  • 4-6 PM

Category: Fine Crafts and Free event

Join us on the second Saturday in March for the exhibition reception for 'Jars of Clay' by Stephen Phillips! Stephen Phillips has always been intrigued by the arts whether music, dance, or visual arts. His start in ceramics can be linked back to his childhood as a kid who found enjoyment in the mixing of earth with water.

On display through March 31

Artist Statement: In my recent work, I have been exploring the juxtaposition of textures and colors. I use underglazes as the base color and gloss glazes to give a differentiation between the textures and appearances provided by both glazes.

The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:, 865-444-5915 or

WDVX: KidStuff Live with Y'uns Jugband

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

WDVX KidStuff Live!
Saturday, March 9 at 10am with host Sean McCollough
Bring the kids and come see us for a free show at Visit Knoxville featuring Y'uns Jugband

WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-544-1029,

Maker Exchange: 2nd Annual Mural Workshop Murals

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Mural Workshop: Six new murals are now on display in the Curio at Maker Exchange as a part of the 2nd Annual Mural Workshop hosted by Dogwood Arts and professional muralist Megan Lingerfelt. Six local/regional artists were selected to participate in the workshop — with each one designing and painting an 8x8ft mural over the last two weeks. The murals will remain on display through the end of May 2024.

Participating Artists:
• Dustin Avilla
• Orel Brodt
• Laney Haskell
• Whitney Herrington
• Gared Luquet
• Allison Meriwether

710 Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

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