Calendar of Events

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Concerts on the Square: Jazz Tuesday

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

Join us on Market Square, located in the heart of Downtown Knoxville, for free concerts during the summer of 2024! Concerts on the Square presented by Comcast will feature a variety of Jazz music on Tuesdays in May, June & September from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. and a variety of music genres on the Third Thursdays in the months of May-September.

May 7 - Joe Wilaniskis Quintet
May 14 - Greg Tardy Quintet
May 21 - Taber Gable Trio
May 28 - Sam Adams
June 4 - Mark Boling Trio
June 11 - Ken Brown Quartet
June 18 - Vance Thompson Quartet
June 25 - Larry Vincent Quartet
September 3 - Matt Nelson Trio
September 10
September 17
September 24

Free parking is available in all City owned garages after 6pm. Market Square Garage, Locust Street Garage, State Street Garage, and Langley Garage are the closest to Market Square.

Stay informed about the bands performing and any weather-related cancellations by checking the City of Knoxville Special Events Facebook page at

Tennessee Theatre: Stomp

Category: Dance, movement, Music and Theatre

STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. STOMP. See what all the noise is about.

Hearts Sing! Chorus: Spring Concert

  • May 7, 2024
  • 6:30 PM

Category: Free event and Music

Life! So Full of Song!
Tuesday, May 7th at 6:30pm

Details TBA

Mill & Mine: Prof

  • May 7, 2024
  • 8:00 PM

Category: Music

Prof, with Grip, Futuristic and Willy Wonka Tuesday, May 7, 8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM) at The Mill & Mine.

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

Bijou Theatre: Hal & Phil Off the Record 9.0

Category: Comedy and Lecture, panel


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

UT Arboretum Society: What's In Your Honey?

Category: Free event, Lecture, panel, Science, nature and Virtual

“What’s In Your Honey? Sugars, Pesticides, Wax, and Pollen Compositions in Honey,” Zoom Program with Dr. Larry Millett on Tuesday, May 7, 7:00 - 8:00 PM.

Honeybees are critical to a balanced ecosystem and the agricultural economy.
Honey production and crop pollination are the primary benefits of beekeeping. In a
global trade economy, large-scale agricultural production and international transport
have significantly pressured the ability to maintain honeybees. Join us Tuesday, May 7,
7:00 - 8:00 PM on Zoom as Dr. Larry Millet, University of Tennessee, will address chemicals used in hives to control infestations and infections and considerations for keeping pesticides out of honey, wax, propolis products and derivative products.
This talk will also bring awareness to the industrial production of hive hardware
with petroleum-derived compounds that are now for sale in the beekeeping industry and that introduce new challenges to beekeeping.

Dr. Millet, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental
Engineering, University of Tennessee, leads cross-disciplinary collaborations in the
Department of Civil and Environmental innovate and apply technology to understand and solve challenges that impact honeybee ecology and agricultural
beekeeping. He will present evidence for how honeybees move sugar feed throughout the hive, including into honey stores.
"... An emphasis will be given to local craft and
artisanal honey production and keeping honey as the bees make it,” explained Dr.

The program is free, but registration is required to receive your Zoom link and the
recording. Register at Please contact Michelle
at for any questions or registration issue.

Tiny Stage Comedy: Central Cinema Comedy Night

  • May 7, 2024

Category: Comedy and Free event

Every first Tuesday of the month join Tiny Stage Comedy at Central Cinema as we bring you a night full of laughs from local and regional comedians. This is a FREE show so mark your calendars now!

1205 N Central Street

Westminster Presbyterian Church: Exhibition by Curt Imerman and Cheri Jorgensen

  • May 6, 2024 — June 24, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Pen, Ink and Colored Pencil drawings of weathered barns throughout the Midwest, Kentucky and Tennessee by Curt Imerman

“Blessed are the Meek” and “Animal Spirits” : Wildlife drawings by Cheri Jorgensen

Westminster Presbyterian Church Schilling Gallery, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-R 9-4, Fri 9-1. Information: (865) 584-3957 or

Knoxville Museum of Art: Tools as Art: Work and Play

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Drawn from the remarkable collection of John Hechinger, a hardware store magnate, and art collector, the 68 featured works in the exhibition present images of the most familiar tools as extraordinary works of art. Encompassing photographs, paintings, works on paper, and sculptures, the exhibition celebrates the value of labor and honors the creativity of builders, artists, hobbyists, and self-reliant DIYers. Featured artists include Colleen Barry, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, Maria Porges, James Surls, and Wayne Thiebaud.

The renowned art collection of the late hardware magnate John Hechinger exemplifies this practical and artistic universality. Over his long career, Hechinger devoted much of his energy, playfulness, and passion to this collection, seeking out works from numerous genres and artists of many backgrounds, all of them bound by a common theme: the democracy of the tool. In Work and Play, curator Sarah Tanguy explores interlocking principles: tools as icons of labor; labor as a component of creativity; creativity as a form of play; and the art of tools as the most incisive expression of their interrelatedness. This exhibition celebrates the virtues inherent in the art of the tool and highlights the astounding breadth of the Hechinger Collection by illuminating this unique, but ubiquitous, idiom.

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.

Rala: First Friday with Michael Arpino

  • May 3, 2024 — June 30, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Join us for the opening of “Pottery From Somewhere Else Entirely” by Michael Arpino on May 3rd from 6-8 pm.

Arpino's unique pieces are each a statement of individuality!

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Mon-Thu & Sat 11-6, Fri 11-8, Sun 11-5. Information: 865-525-7888, or

Art Market Gallery: Vincent Drake and Julie Boisseau-Craig

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

First Friday Reception: May 3rd, 5:30 - 9 pm

Vincent Drake was born in 1976 in Udon Thani, Thailand to a Thai mother and American father and spent his formative years in a working class neighborhood in southeast Los Angeles. He attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute where he studied Fine Art Painting. Drake's art can be seen as an exploration of society's struggle with the individual and our human nature. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Canada. He currently finds himself home in Knoxville, Tennessee. Drake is inspired by the absurdity of modern American society; the irrational ideals we're convinced to accept, the relentless marketing and propaganda, the tribalism, disgust, perverted romanticism and violence that has become characteristic of us. In his art, Drake is unconcerned with beauty or idealization. He is interested in investigating our culture's influence on our identities and the confusion, panic, and suffering that results. His subjects are people; sometimes we as individuals, sometimes us as a group. They are part mechanical construction, part hallucination; both comical and uncomfortable; suffering, confused, and trapped by their emptiness and proselytized ambitions.

Artist Julie Fawn Boisseau-Craig works in glass and porcelain, but also utilizes metals and wood as necessary to create her sculptural pieces. Julie designs and creates many functional and wearable works at Wild Pony Studio, her personal studio in Rockford, Tennessee, and does hot shop glass works at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro, North Carolina. Boisseau-Craig has shown nationally and participated in many workshops and demonstrations. Her work directly responds to the contradictions of life. Julie received her Master of Fine Arts degree in December of 2012, after which, she taught at Western Carolina University and still teaches at Southwestern Community College in North Carolina. Julie is currently the Chapter Representative of the East Chapter of Tennessee Craft as well as a board member. Julie is also the President on the board of the Art Market Gallery in Knoxville, in addition to being an exhibiting artist at the gallery. Julie also concentrates on her studio work, art shows across the country, and teaching workshops.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265,,

Awaken Coffee: Featuring Amber Purdy

  • May 3, 2024 — June 2, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Friday, May 3, from 6-8 Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for artist Amber Purdy.

Amber Purdy makes mixed media collages that blend vintage imagery, nature themes, and up-cycled materials into arresting new compositions. She usually begins with old books, papers, or photographs that she has spent years collecting. She enjoys the challenge of combining images both old and new in an unexpected way. Her pieces often reference nature, dreams, memories, and the ever-present link between the past and the present.

Please join us for some amazing art, light refreshments, and of course great coffee!

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Open daily. Information: 865-951-0427, or

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