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Knoxville TN is a progressive, friendly, and rapidly growing city accessible from an international waterway. It is situated at the foothills of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Three Interstates run through Knoxville which is home to The University of Tennessee Volunteer sports teams and the Knoxville Ice Bears.
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Knoxville Special Events:
Parking is free at Market Square, State Street, and Locust Street garages,
and on meters, from 6 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends.

Now to November 22
Live Jazz Brunch
Five Bar, 430 Gay Street

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A live jazz band every Sunday from 10am-3pm during brunch service.

March 6-20
Student Photography Show
10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Pellissippi State
Bagwell Center for Media and Art
10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville
Featuring the works of second-year students in the college’s art classes.
Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Free event to the public.

March 8-20
Dogwood Arts Festival: Art in Public Places
Art in Public Places Knoxville is a monumental installation of large-scale outdoor sculptures by regionally and nationally acclaimed artists. The sculptures are located in downtown Knoxville as well as McGhee Tyson Airport.

Now to March 21
America's First Investigation based Ghost Tour
Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours
22 Market Square, Knoxville TN
Hands on paranormal investigation of Knoxville's traumatic past. You will be taken to factual ground zeros of traumatic happenings, but participants are given real ghost hunting equipment to use.

March 8 - April 11
Civil War History cruises
Star Landing
300 Neyland Drive, Knoxville TN
NavCal River Rides Civil War History cruises use our 1864 map to help show you Civil War sights along the river. We describe significant fortifications, background and aftermath of the battle of Fort Sanders. Learn about this heavily divided area and its importance because of the river and the railroad.

March 10-31
Scruffy City Hall Live Music
Scruffy City Hall
32 Market Square, Knoxville TN
Weekly comedy - Matt Ward and Knox Comedy Present: Knoxville’s Longest Running Comedy Open Mic on Sundays. Live music almost every day, free movies on Mondays and more.

March 11 - July 29 (Wednesdays)
KSDA Weekly Swing Dance
7-8 pm
Jubilee Community Arts & Laurel Theater
1538 Laurel Avenue, Knoxville TN
Vintage swing music and dancing from the early 20's to late 40's.

March 12-21
America's First Investigation based Ghost Tour
Tours Start at: 8:00 pm (subject to change)
Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours
22 Market Square, Knoxville TN
Knoxville’s Original Ghost Hunting Tour
Hands on paranormal investigation of Knoxville's Traumatic Past. You will be taken to Factual Ground Zeros of Traumatic Happenings and given Real Ghost Hunting equipment to use.
865-377-9677 or www.hauntedknoxville.netxx

March 13-14
4th Annual Circus Extravaganza
Clayton Performing Arts Center at Pellissippi
10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville TN
Knoxville's hometown circus with all local talent, this family friendly event features Dragonfly Aerial Arts Studio and One World Circus. Acts will include aerial fabrics, trapeze, tight-wire, unicycle, and more. All proceeds will go toward Dragonfly Aerial Arts Studio circus programs for at-risk youth and adults with Autism.

March 13-15
HBAGK 2015 Real Home Show
Knoxville Convention Center
701 Henley St, Knoxville TN
This year's show will feature an updated floor plan with displays by professional contractors including new home builders, re-modelers and home improvement specialists

March 14
Jazzspirations LIVE
Knoxville's ONLY Smooth Jazz Concert Series. Brian Clay, radio show host and national recording artist, performs and invites regional and national artists to share the stage at The Holiday Inn World's Fair Park in downtown Knoxville.
Cost: General Admission $15, Preferred Seating/VIP $20, "LIVE LOUNGE" $30. This event repeats monthly on the 2nd Saturday of every month.

March 15
“Words Aren’t Everything”
Sundress Academy for the Arts
195 Tobby Hollow Ln., Knoxville
Presented by Sundress Academy for the Arts, this an on-your-feet script-writing workshop is directed by playwright Harrison Young.

Words are great, but not when they get in the way! This workshop is designed to teach participants how to utilize improvisation-techniques to isolate how structure and relationships allow them to better focus on their stories. Participants are encouraged to bring up to four pages of their latest material to review with the class. Each participant will work on their personal piece with the guidance and instruction of playwright Harrison Young.

Harrison Young is a Theatre graduate from the University of Tennessee. His produced writing includes Online Fighting (Featured by the Brick Theater, Peoples Improv Theater, Tennessee Stage Company, Wild Thyme Players, and Pandora's Dream Productions), A Cocaine Comedy (Featured by the People’s Improv Theater and Tennessee Stage Company), and the Secret Disclosures series (Featured by the Treehouse Theater). His performing credits include world premieres like Michael’s Story (Performed with the Treehouse Theater), The Hungry Heart (Performed with the Carpetbag Theatre), and Hoppy’s Trunk (Performed with the Tennessee Stage Company). Young lives in New York City, where he is a house team member of the improv group Vice Cream.

Attendance at this workshop is limited, so secure your chance to work with a published playwright by reserving your spot at

March 19
Write and Tell Mother: East Tennesseans in the Great War, 1917-1919
6:30 p.m.
East Tennessee History Center
601 South Gay Street
A Lecture by Pat Gang. There is a reason that Veterans Day Parades halt for a moment of silence at precisely 11 a.m. It was at 11 a.m. on the 11th of November 1918, that the deadliest and most destructive war in history, to that point, ended. More than 130,000 Tennesseans served in the Great War, some 40,000 of them from East Tennessee. Knoxville and Knox County contributed more than 5,000 men to the cause. Of these, 11 officers and 150 enlisted men died in service, a rate of just under 5%, which is considered heavy in that only about half the total number in service actually went to France. Of these 161 fatalities, 122 were killed in action. Colonel Cary Spence of the 177th Infantry, raised from the Tennessee National Guard, praised them for their "glorious record in all operations" and expressed an "appreciation of the courage, fortitude, and devotion displayed.” Pat Gang will share the stories of these brave East Tennessee soldiers. A Knoxvillian, Gang is student of military history and holds a BA in history from the University of Tennessee. He has served as editorial director for three books on local church history and is the founder of "Keeping Your Stories Alive," a local concern specializing in veteran histories.
The lecture is free


March 28, 2015
CFA Cat Show
Chilhowee Park
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Presented by Tennessee Valley Cat Fanciers, Inc. Watch nearly 40 breeds strut down the cat walk to compete for a chance at a national win. Judges of the competition will choose from pedigree and non-pedigree cats to select the Top 10 competitors from each division. All cats are invited to enter. Young Williams and other rescue groups will be included in the competition. To enter your feline friend, visit The public is also invited to attend the show. Tickets are under $10.00.

Now to April 8
Arts in the Airport
McGhee Tyson Airport
An exhibition featuring selected artwork from 36 artists in the East Tennessee region. Features contemporary 2- and 3-dimensional artwork and is exhibited in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint. The exhibition is normally available for viewing only by visitors flying in or out of the airport. The following artists’ works is on display: Sheila Chesanow of Athens; Anne Freels of Clinton; Veronica Fay of Crossville; Amy Masters of Gatlinburg; J. Brooks Brann, David Butler, Valentino Constantinou, Delia Foster, Marcia Goldenstein, William Goolsby, Beauvais Lyons, Tom McDaniel, Rose Montgomery, Althea Murphy-Price, Dick Penner, Indra Sahu, Jenny Snead, Daniel Taylor, Clay Thurston, Mary Julia Tunnell, Marilyn Avery Turner, Richardson Turner, Hawa Ware, Lida Rice Waugh, and Kurt K. Weiss of Knoxville; Steve Chastain of Louisville; Mary Bogert, Carl Gombert, Adam Griffin, John Patterson, and Bill Womac of Maryville; Eric Buechel of Pleasant Hill; Yvonne Bartholomew-Thomas of Seymour; Pat Clapsaddle and Marty McConnaughey of Sharps Chapel; Tyson Smith of Townsend. A gallery of images may be viewed at

Now to May 29
"Hearth and Home" Exhibit
Farragut Folklife Museum
11408 Municipal Center Dr, Farragut, TN 37934
The exhibit showcases interesting artifacts from the museum's permanent collection that have not been displayed in many years or have never been on display. Spanning numerous decades, featured items include personal household items such as electronics, tools, clothes, hats and hat boxes, children's toys, and more. In addition, the vignette in the Doris Woods Owens Gallery will display furniture and household items from an 1890s-era bedroom

Now to April 19, 2015
Lift: Contemporary Printmaking in the Third Dimension
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916
This is the fifth installment of an annual group show of 3-4 artists living and working in East Tennessee. LIFT: Contemporary Printmaking in the Third Dimension examines the work of international contemporary artists who use a variety of strategies to bring a sculptural dimension to printmaking. Featured artists include Enrique Chagoya, Lesley Dill, Olafur Eliasson, Robert Gober, Red Grooms, Jane Hammond, Hideki Kimura, Nicola Lopez, Leslie Mutchler, Oscar Munoz, Marilene Oliver, Dieter Roth, Graciela Sacco, and Jonathan Stanish. This exhibition is the culmination of a series of lectures, demonstrations, studio visits, and the creation of an online video archive documenting each artist’s studio practice. The series is intended to garner support for contemporary art in East Tennessee, and is accompanied by an illustrated publication. Organized by the KMA. Located in the Hall & Rogers Gallery.

Now to April 19, 2015
Knoxville Museum of Art: Contemporary Focus 2015
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916
Contemporary Focus is vital to the KMA’s mission to support and highlight art and artists of East Tennessee, bring them together with the museum’s audience in meaningful ways, and provide incentive for them to maintain their studio practice in the region. The public is invited to a free opening preview at the museum Thursday, January 29 5:30-7:30pm. Contemporary Focus 2015 artists will be on hand to answer questions about their work: Caroline Covington, Mira Gerard, and Karla Wozniak. The three artists selected have a common interest in creating works that examine the uncertain terrain between personal experience and external reality, abstraction and representation, and civilization and nature.

Contemporary Focus is an exhibition series launched by the KMA in 2009 that recognizes, supports, and documents the development of contemporary art in East Tennessee. It features the work of innovative emerging artists who are living and making art in this region, and who are exploring issues relevant to the larger world of contemporary art. The exhibition gives artists an opportunity to exhibit recent work, or consider creating a new body of work. In addition to giving feature artists the opportunity to showcase their latest work in a museum setting, it also allows them to engage with KMA audiences in gallery talks and lectures about their approach to making art, and about the challenges and benefits of basing their studio practice in East Tennessee. In several cases, inclusion in Contemporary Focus has created important new exhibition opportunities for the featured artists.

Now to December 31
Architectural Salvage Program
Knox Heritage, 1300 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917
Browse through a collection of salvaged architectural pieces such as doors and hardware, wood flooring and trim, pedestal sinks, light fixtures and more. Open Thursdays from 1:00-5:00 PM.

Now to September 9
Wine Down Wednesday with Acoustic Guitarist Thomas
Blue Coast Grill & Bar
37 Market Square, Knoxville TN
Enjoy half-off select bottles of wine as you listen to acoustic guitarist Thomas out on the patio starting at 6:30 pm.

January 2 to April 18
Civil War History Cruises
Star Landing
300 Neyland Drive, Knoxville TN
NavCal River Rides Civil War History cruises use an 1864 map to help show you Civil War sights along the river. Descriptions of significant fortifications, background and aftermath of the battle of Fort Sanders. Learn about this heavily divided area and its importance because of the river and the railroad.

Now to November 22
Live Jazz Brunch
430 S. Gay Street, Knoxville TN
A live jazz band every Sunday from 10am-3pm during brunch service.

Now to June 30
Lark in the Morn English Country Dance
Jubilee Community Arts
1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916
17th-18th Century Social Dancing with live music. Sundays at 8 p.m. This is a performance group and newcomers are welcome. No partner necessary. Also Rapper Sword dance meets most Sundays at 7:00 PM. Free. Call 865-546-8442.

Now to September 10
Tennessee Tastes & Toasts Cocktail Tours by Knoxville Food Tours
Club LeConte
800 S. Gay Street Suite 2700, Knoxville TN
Follow Paula — make your way through Knoxville like a local, learn the history of the city, and sample delicious foods!



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