Calendar of Events

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Bijou Theatre: the Earls of Leicester

Category: Music

THE EARLS OF LEICESTER at the Bijou Theatre.
SUNDAY, APR 28 at 7:30 PM.

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

Oak Ridge Civic Music Association: Transformation & Triumph

Category: Kids, family and Music

Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 3:00 PM
Oak Ridge (High School) Performing Arts Center
1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN
Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra & Chorus and Special Guest Choruses

There is nothing final about the subscription series season finale! “Transformation & Triumph” is dedicated to the necessary and continual transformation of society — globally, nationally, and locally. Plan to attend special community events leading up to what will be a historical and moving performance by the full Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra in music by Arthur Roberts and Dmitri Shostakovich, with the Oak Ridge Chorus and special guest choruses joining for the Tennessee premiere of “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” by rising composer Joel Thompson. The Performing Arts Center at Oak Ridge High School provides the community setting for this concert.

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

Tropical Escapism by Dan Podsobinski

  • April 28, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Music

Reception on Sunday April 28, 2-4 PM at the Rarity Bay Art Gallery
Featuring 40+ original works of art from islands near and far.

150 Rarity Bay Pkwy, Vonore, TN 37885
With tropical hors d'oeuvres, pina coladas, and more - and music by Trop Rock Award Winner John McDonald. Please RSVP at

Viewing by appointment from April 7 - May 3: 865-300-2688

TAMIS: Screening of Marie

  • April 28, 2024

Category: Film and History, heritage

Sunday, April 28 at 3:30 p.m. at Central Cinema, 1205 N. Central St.

Next month on Sunday, April 28 at 3:30 p.m. at Central Cinema in Happy Holler will present Marie, a 1985 feature film dramatizing the experiences of Marie Ragghianti, the whistleblower in the 1970s “cash for clemency” scandal that marred Tennessee Ray Blanton’s gubernatorial term. Free program.

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Jazz and Cocktails

Category: Fundraisers and Music

Please join the KJO on Sunday, April 28th at the home of Marga and Jay McBride for an afternoon of Jazz and Cocktails, featuring renowned pianist Eric Scott Reed!

Jazz and Cocktails supports the education initiatives of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra including the Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra, KJO Middle School Jazz Band, Scholarships for East TN youth to attend Jazz Summer Camp at Brevard University, funding for in-school performances at area elementary, middle and high schools, and the Knoxville Jazz Workshop.

Tickets at

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: 865-573-3226,

Smoky Mountain Blues Society River Cruise: Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers

  • April 28, 2024
  • 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Category: Music

The Smoky Mountain Blues Society will once again present live music with its continuation of our monthly River Cruises of 2023. This month’s second performance will feature the Ray Fuller and The Bluesrockers on the Tennessee Riverboat on Sunday, April 28th at 4 pm – 7 pm.

Tickets are available through the Tennessee Riverboat Company’s website, ( and by calling (865) 525-7827. Tickets are just $20 for members in advance and $25 for non-members. SMBS Members should call to claim their discount (865) 525-7827. Members will be receiving discount code by email.

Boarding begins at 3:15 pm.

Town of Farragut: Living History at Pleasant Forest Cemetery

  • April 28, 2024
  • 1:30-4:00PM

Category: Fine Crafts and History, heritage

Learn more about the historic Pleasant Forest Cemetery in Farragut and those buried there at Living History at Pleasant Forest Cemetery, presented by the Town of Farragut Museum Committee and the Arts and Beautification Committee. The event is from 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the cemetery, located at the intersection of South Campbell Station Road and Concord Road.

Experience the history of the Concord and Farragut communities from the perspective of several of the cemetery’s historically-significant inhabitants. Local performers will portray these noteworthy individuals, like Nancy Galbreath, who cared for wounded Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers, and Limon Bacon, a school bus driver and caretaker at Old Concord School.

The event is free and no registration is required. ADA parking is provided on site. All other parking is at the Farragut Community Center with transportation provided to the cemetery. For more information, contact Recreation and Event Manager Rachel Malone at

Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut, TN 37934

Old Sevier April Market

  • April 28, 2024

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

Event by Old Sevier District and Hi-Wire Brewing Knoxville

Head to South Knoxville for the Old Sevier Sunday Market on April 28th 2-6pm at Hi Wire Brewing!

Hi-Wire Brewing has a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to choose from while you check out all of the unique items that local vendors have to offer. We'll have DJ Captain Ed spinning groovy tunes on vinyl! This market is indoor/outdoor with almost 40 vendors. Family-friendly, including your leashed pups!

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Shen Yun

  • April 27, 2024 — April 28, 2024

Category: Dance, movement and Theatre

Shen Yun, April 27-28, Knoxville Civic Auditorium.

Don't miss your chance to be inspired by art that connects heaven and earth--full of beauty, humor, drama and wisdom. It's a theatrical experience your family will never forget.

Tickets at

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

Museum of Appalachia: Sheep Shearing Days

  • April 26, 2024 — May 10, 2024

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

The Museum of Appalachia will welcome the warmth and renewal of spring by trimming the winter’s heavy growth of wool from their flock of sheep. Visitors are invited to join the museum, a Smithsonian affiliate, in celebration of this beloved pioneer tradition on April 26, May 3, and May 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sheep Shearing Days will include demonstrations of shearing, herding, carding, spinning, and weaving the fleece into woven goods, plus many real-life examples of some of the many finished products derived from the freshly shorn wool. Family-friendly activities will also include live Appalachian music and historic demonstrations of quilting, soap making, rug hooking, pottery, beekeeping, blacksmithing, and much more.

Admission includes a tour of the Museum, which contains some three-dozen historic log structures, exhibit halls filled with thousands of Appalachian artifacts, working gardens, and farm animals.

Tickets are available for purchase at Admission rates for this event are $10 for both adults and children. The event is free for Museum members.

Tickets at

Museum of Appalachia, 2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716. Information: 865-494-7680,

UT School of Art: BFA Capstone Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

A three-credit-hour course, the BFA Capstone allows studio art majors to engage in a self-initiated research project to demonstrate that a graduating senior has learned and can practice the skills and concepts of a chosen concentration (2D, 3D, or 4D Art). The Capstone also demonstrates the students’ ability to intellectualize and articulate issues and ideas about contemporary art. Successful completion of the Capstone course is a requirement of graduation.

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: M-T-F 10-5, W-R 10-7:30, Su 1-4. Information: 865-974-3200,

Dogwood Arts: Dogwood Arts Festival

Category: Dance, movement, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, Kids, family and Music


Established in 1961, the Dogwood Arts Festival is one of the most celebrated cultural events in Knoxville! The festival is held on the beautifully redesigned Performance Lawn at World’s Fair Park and features over 100 fine art vendors, live music, entertainment, children's activities, food & beverage vendors, and more.

Friday & Saturday: 10AM - 7PM
Sunday: 10AM - 5PM

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

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