Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Tennessee Theatre: Marc Broussard - Carencro 20th Anniversary Tour

Category: Music


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

Bijou Theatre: Laura Jane Grace

Category: Music


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

Knox St. Patrick's Parade

  • March 16, 2024
  • 1:00 PM

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage and Kids, family

Knox St. Patrick's Parade, March 16 at 1:00 PM.

More information at

Friends of the Library: Used Book Sale

  • March 16, 2024

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Literature, spoken word, writing

Most books $2 or less! Proceeds benefit Knox County Public Library

Upcoming Sales
Powell Branch: March 16, 10:00-5:00
Farragut Branch: March 22-23, 10:00-5:00
Karns Branch: April 13, 10:00-5:00
Sequoyah Branch: April 27, 10:00-5:00
Halls Branch: May 3-4, 10:00-5:00
Bearden Branch: May 10-11, 10:00-5:00
Children’s Festival of Reading at World’s Fair Park: May 18, 10:00-3:00

The Bottom: Tiny Bookshop Concert with J.Bu$h

  • March 16, 2024
  • 7:00 PM

Category: Music

Saturday, March 16, 7:00 PM at The Bottom Bookshop. Join us for our next Tiny Bookshop Concert with J.Bu$h!

For J.Bu$h, music and creating have always been at the forefront of his life. Ever since middle school, he’s been making and recording music; as he has grown, music has become a creative outlet to express his hopes for what he will become and what society could be.

In his journey both as an artist and a person, J.Bu$h seeks to choose growth over comfort. He fearlessly asks for feedback from his community of listeners, and has learned to keep creating, even when the feedback he receives isn’t what he was hoping to hear. Utilizing the voices of others and a healthy dose of self-reflection, J.Bu$h has tuned out the distractions to settle into his own purpose: staying true to his love for hip-hop while focusing on meaningful messaging. Knoxville has been the backdrop of his career, providing him with a place to create and produce music, provide graphic design services, and even start a product line of beard oils, all while supporting other artists and building community. In 2013, J.Bu$h went from creating solo to forming The Good Guy Collective, a group of like-minded artists creating together and promoting community and collaboration through hip-hop culture. J.Bu$h continues to make music on his own as well, releasing his album, Peach Fuzz, in 2022.

Tickets at:

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

Knoxville Museum of Art: Family Fun Day: A Creative Celebration

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

Mark your calendars for a day of creativity and family fun at the Knoxville Museum of Art! Our beloved Family Day is making its return on Saturday, March 16th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This biannual event is a fantastic opportunity for families in the area to come together for an engaging and enjoyable day out, all at no cost.

The museum will come alive with a variety of hands-on art activities, all inspired by the KMA's impressive permanent collection and the dynamic visiting exhibitions. It's a perfect chance for both kids and adults to dive into the world of art through interactive experiences.

And there's more to look forward to! The day will be filled with lively entertainment including:
- The toe-tapping tunes of the Fountain City Ramblers
- Imaginative face painting by the artists from Royal Magic Events
- Colorful balloon creations by TN Celebration Balloons
- Delicious bites from Dave’s Dog House to keep your energy up

Don't miss out on this day packed with music, art, and fun for the whole family. We look forward to seeing you there and creating wonderful memories together!

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, Admission and parking are free.

Union Ave Books: Read Across America Book Giveaway

  • March 16, 2024

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family and Literature, spoken word, writing

Following a book drive from Mar 2-16 (you are invited to purchase new children's books for donation; books may be purchased in-store, online, or over the phone), we are giving away all of the donated books on March 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Each child will receive one book (while supplies last). Pick up your book and join us for a special reading at 2:00 p.m. in store!

Children (and adults) are invited to dress up as their favorite children's book character when visiting the store all day on March 16th. Enter the costume contest by doing the following:

1. Post a picture of you and your costume in the store on March 16th on Instagram
2. Tag @UnionAveBooks
The three winners will receive a $25 gift card to Union Ave Books.

If you have any questions about titles or title suggestions, please contact our children's buyer, Tori Finklea at If you have donation-related questions, please direct those to our store manager, Madeline Clapier at

Union Ave Books, 517 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-951-2180,

Open Arts Knoxville: The Joy of Oak Welcome Event

  • March 16, 2024

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Meetup

Are you an artist seeking community with other artists? Join OAK for a Bob Ross Paint-a-Long from 6-8 PM at Ironwood Studios and after-party at Fly By Night
Ironwood Studios
119 Jennings Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA


UT Arboretum Society: Father-Daughter Hike

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Science, nature

The UT Arboretum Society’s monthly hike for March will be held Saturday,
March 16, 9:00 AM, at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge.
The theme this month will be a Father-Daughter hike. This is a free program
offered by the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society. No registration is
necessary. No pets please.

This is the twelfth annual Father-Daughter hike, but everyone, regardless of
age, is welcome to participate. We encourage grandfathers to bring their
granddaughters, uncles to bring their nieces, everyone to bring someone special or
just bring yourself! Meet shortly before 9:00 a.m. in the parking lot by the Visitors
Center just as you turn into the Arboretum.

Learn about the UT Arboretum’s trails on this short trail hike (1 to 1.5
hours). Several experienced volunteers will offer hikes on different trails and at
different intensity levels. Participants may choose whatever hike appeals most to
them. This is an early spring occasion to spend some quality time outdoors and to
learn about the UT Arboretum’s trails.

Please wear clothes appropriate to the weather and boots or good shoes for
outdoor walking. We aim for this hike to be suitable for all, but the difficulty level
of the hike is dependent on individual fitness. Be sure to bring a water bottle to
stay hydrated as you hike. No pets, please. Due to ongoing research projects on our
grounds, we are unable to allow pets.

Pretentious Beer: St. Patty's Party

  • March 16, 2024
  • 5-10 PM

Category: Festivals, special events and Music

Come join us at the end of the rainbow which happens to be at Pretentious Beer Co! We have an amazing line up of some of Knoxville's coolest tune makers!

The lineup:
5pm: writer's round featuring Shayla McDaniels, Mikul Joanz, and Hannah Howard
6pm: Jorden Albright
7pm: Saddle
8pm: Alex and The Animals with Molly The Goodluck Shaman
9pm: Tinca Tinca
$10 cover. Hope to see you there!

129 S. Central Street

Theater 23: As it is in Heaven

  • March 15, 2024 — March 17, 2024

Category: Theatre

"As it is in Heaven" a play produced by Theater 23 which will run Friday and Saturday, March 15th - 16th at 7:30 PM, and Saturday and Sunday, March 16th and 17th at 2:30 PM at the Old City Performing Arts Center at 111 State Street, Knoxville.

A religious community is changed when a non-believer has an ecstatic experience. The 1830's Shaker society of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, is set in ordered ways. Their once dramatic form of worship has by now developed into routine. The arrival of Fanny upsets the harmony; the Sisters suspect her to be a "winter Shaker," one who suddenly converts when life gets too hard on the farm. Fanny sees angels in the meadow, and soon all the young women are receiving spiritual "gifts" of songs, drawings, ideas and giggles, completely upsetting the community. The leaders question Fanny's intentions and honesty: Is this a resurgence of the original Shaker celebration or something manufactured by Fanny so that she can remain with the Shakers?

Tickets are available at Tickets are available for the play at

Foothills Craft Guild: Artisan Spring Show

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

Spring Artisan Show at The Venue, 7690 Creekwood Park Boulevard, in Lenoir City on March 15 and 16

Come shop from the members of east Tennessee's oldest craft guild! Pottery, woodworking, fiber arts, photography, jewelry, mixed media, and much much more. Indoor event. Tickets are $5; ages 12 and under are free.

The Venue at Lenoir City is directly accessible off I-75, with plentiful free parking.
Tickets are just $5 and are available at the door.

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