Calendar of Events

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Ijams Nature Center: Upcoming Events

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

3/17 • The Big Camera: Anna Atkins Cyanotype Pop-Up Event
3/17 • Self-Care Sunday Yoga
3/17 • ETNBA Monthly Bluegrass Jam
3/20 • World Storytelling Day

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 Jazz Orchestra: Live at Lucille's with Luther Allison

Category: Music

Regas Square Events, 333 West Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37917

Multi-instrumentalist Luther Allison is one of several UTK School of Music Alumni who have taken the jazz world by storm in recent years. Even before his graduation from UT in 2017, Luther was being tapped to accompany international stars on performances and recordings as both a pianist and a drummer. Since relocating to New York City in 2020, Luther’s profile has continued to rise. He currently tours as pianist with Grammy award winner Samara Joy and appears regularly at top venues around the world.

Information: 865-573-3226,,

Bijou Theatre: Four Leaf Peat's St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Category: Music

Sunday, March 17, 7:30 at the Bijou Theatre.

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

East Tennessee Kidney Foundation: 2024 Knox Shamrock Fest

  • March 17, 2024

Category: Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

2024 KNOX SHAMROCK FEST™ to benefit East Tennessee Kidney Foundation.
SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2024 on World's Fair Park performance Lawn.

Knox Shamrock Fest™ 2024 is the region’s premier, family friendly St. Patrick’s Day Festival! Join families, runners, and other festival goers for an afternoon of live Irish music, inflatables, face painting, balloon twisting, Irish dancing, delicious food, Irish whiskey and beer!

LUCKY KIDNEY RUN™ @ 3PM Sign-up at, 1600 Hayes St, Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 383-3887

Knoxville Adventure Collective: AMBC Fundraiser

  • March 17, 2024
  • 1:30 PM

Category: Fundraisers

Join us on March 17 for our 2nd Annual fundraiser to directly benefit AMBC's (Appalachian Mountain Bike Club) TrailFund. Audi Knoxville presents this epic bash to send winter packing and welcome spring. Board the Star of Knoxville (Boarding at starts at 1:30) for a scenic cruise on the TN River with some good tunes from Empire Strikes Brass and fellowship. After this 2hr float join us at Knoxville Adventure Collective for some more good times and tasty refreshments provided by Albright Grove Brewery. Sure to be a great way to support AMBC and the trails we all love.

Tickets at 228-8424, 900 Volunteer Landing

The Bottom: Women's History Month Tea Party

  • March 17, 2024
  • 2-4 PM

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events and Meetup

Join us for an afternoon tea party as we celebrate the women who advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion! Each ticket include tea, homemade refreshments from local businesses, plus a special take-home gift and discounts on in-store purchases!


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

Knox County Public Library: Sisters with Transistors

  • March 17, 2024
  • 1:30 PM

Category: Film, History, heritage and Music

Knox County Public Library's documentary film series, Daytime Docs, features Sisters with Transistors, March 17, 1:30 PM at Lawson McGhee Library.

In honor of Women’s History Month and Big Ears Festival, join us for a screening of Sisters with Transistors (2020), the remarkable untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers, who utterly transformed how we produce and listen to music today. The film is narrated by Laurie Anderson, a performer at this year’s Big Ears Festival. Stay after the screening to discuss the film.

Daytime Docs is a monthly film series featuring documentaries that bring awareness to diverse perspectives and life experiences through the power of visual storytelling.

Knox County Public Library: 500 West Church Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-215-8750,

Smoky Mountain Blues Society: Rocky Athas Band

  • March 17, 2024
  • 5:00-8:00 PM

Category: Music

Forget the Green Beer, come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some blues! On Sunday, March 17th, the Smoky Mountain Blues Society and Bluetick Tavern will be pleased to present the Rocky Athas Band.

Rocky Athas, known by critics and fans as The Texas Tornado, The Malice from Dallas, The Young Eric Clapton and The Last Great Bluesbreaker Guitarist, possesses an arsenal of punishing guitar riffs and catchy hooks that have opened every door. From his first solo album at Willie Nelson’s studio with multi-Grammy winning producer, Jim Gaines, to recording with Buddy Miles and SRV’s Double Trouble to Glenn Hughes, Joe Walsh and John Mayall, Rocky has a blues rock pedigree that reads like a Who’s Who of musicians. You might not know how to pronounce his name correctly, but you will most certainly remember his playing!

Tickets cost $20 for SMBS members and $25 for the general public. Doors open at 4 pm and the performance will run from 5 pm – 8 pm.

Bluetick Tavern has a wonderful selection of food, beer, and liquor available to purchase and is located on 128 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37801

Sundress Academy: Poetry Xfit

Category: Classes, workshops, Free event, Literature, spoken word, writing and Virtual

The Sundress Academy for the Arts is excited to present Poetry Xfit hosted by Emory Dinsmore. This generative workshop event will take place on Sunday, March 17th from 2 to 4 pm EST via Zoom. Join us at the link with the password “safta”.

Poetry Xfit isn't about throwing tires or heavy ropes, but the idea of confusing our muscles is the same. You will receive ideas, guidelines, and more as part of this generative workshop series in order to complete three poems in two hours. A new set of prompts will be provided after the writers have written collaboratively for thirty minutes. The goal is to create material that can be later modified and transformed into artwork rather than producing flawless final versions. The event is open to prose authors as well!

While this is a free event, donations can be made to the Sundress Academy for the Arts.

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

Tomato Head: Three Dames exhibition

  • March 13, 2024 — April 28, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Three Dames are Cheryl Massey, Marcia Shelly, Linda Blair

Tomato Head, 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 172 (865-584-1075), in Knoxville.

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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