Community Events

For The Children Toy Drive

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:00pm

Come out to Cancun Bar and Grill for the Second Annual For The Children Toy Drive on Sunday, December 7th. Cancun Bar and Grill is located in Halls on Crippen Road. 

The toy drive goes to benefit the children served by Union County Child Services and will be hosted by the Confederate Critters Motorcycle Club. Donations of unwrapped toys will be accepted and any cash donations will be used to buy gift cards for the older kids. Ages of the kids range from 0-18 years old. 

For more information, you can contact Kim at 865-363-3833. 

Come celebrate the spirit of generosity and community with toys, tacos and margaritas!

5th Annual Sara Jordan Birthday Bash Benefit for InterFaith Clinic

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 7:00pm

SCRUFFY CITY HALL 32 Market Square Knoxville, TN 37902

FIFTH ANNUAL BENEFIT SHOW MOVES TO MARKET SQUARE

InterFaith Clinic benefits from SARA JORDAN BIRTHDAY BASH!

The Smoky Mountain Blues Society will team with Scruffy City Hall on Market Square in downtown Knoxville to produce an 8 Band extravaganza in a heartwarming remembrance to Knoxville Blues Diva, Sara Jordan.  This will be the Fifth Annual Sara Jordan Birthday Bash!  

 

Jordan was born November 15, 1955 in a log cabin in Wayne County, Ky., and moved to Knoxville at the age of 5. Her initial exposure to the music she mastered came from the church.  In 1997, she told Glynn Wilson of Metropulse Magazine; "Everything I have comes from God," she says. "My reputation, my voice, everything."

 

Before her untimely death in May 2001, Sara Jordan was known as Knoxville’s “Queen of the Blues”, and to this day her crown remains unclaimed. With a big earthy voice and the stage presence to go with it, she lived and breathed the Blues like no one in this town has since the legendary Ida Cox. She performed in several bands - The Delta Flyers, Jordan Project, Mojo, and The Leftovers with whom she performed memorably at the 2000 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. She was also the creative force behind “Ladies Sing the Blues” at The Bijou Theatre in 1999 and the original Blues Jam at Sassy Ann’s, which spawned numerous Blues jams around East Tennessee.  

 

The event begins at 7pm on Thursday November 13, on stage at Scruffy City Hall.  A $5.00 cover charge will provide over 6 hours of amazing live BLUES.  For this special evening, Rollin’ & Tumblin’, Jenna and Her Cool Friends, The Romeo Kings, Mighty Blue, Left Foot Dave, North Shore, Ray Pineda and the Filibillies, Rose Hawley and Terry Phillips will share the stage honoring the Queen and raise much needed funds for The InterFaith Health Clinic.  The Clinic supported Sara with essential services and comfort in her final days.  InterFaith Health Clinic provides affordable and comprehensive health care to people who are working without health insurance, like so many of our area musicians. 

 

More Information about The InterFaith Health Clinic:  http://interfaithhealthclinic.org/

About The Smoky Mountain Blues Society

 

SMBS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in the Greater Knoxville area and providing service throughout East Tennessee.  Our mission is to preserve, promote and perpetuate Blues music and its

Heritage; and, by so doing, to help foster unity among people of all ages, races, creeds, and economic levels."

Contact:

Stephen F. Krempasky, President

865-288-0672

sfkrempasky@gmail.com

www.smokymountainblues.org

 

GUIDED GRATITUDE MEDITATION PROGRAM NOVEMBER 8

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Grace Lutheran Church in Oak Ridge 131 W. Gettysburg Ave. Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Linda Doyle will lead a guided gratitude meditation on Saturday, November 8, at Grace Lutheran Church in Oak Ridge. Free gratitude journals also will be given away at the event. The program, which will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the church’s fellowship hall, is free and open to the public. Childcare will be available. Grace Lutheran is located at 131 W. Gettysburg Ave. For more information, call Sharon Boudreaux at 865-385-3556.

Rummage Sale, Craft Fair, and Vendor Show for United Way

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
7300 Chapman Hwy Knoxville, TN 37920
Elavon is a hosting a Rummage Sale, Craft Fair, and Vendor Show for the local United Way on November 1, 2014 from 8am-2pm at 7300 Chapman Highway. 100% of proceeds will go to helping build a better community.

Scruffy City Comedy Festival

Thu, 11/06/2014 (All day) - Sat, 11/08/2014 (All day)

The Scruffy City Comedy Festival is a three day comedy festival featuring stand-up, sketch and improv comedy on November 6th, 7th and 8th, 2014 in Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee.

Over the past three+ years the Knoxville comedy scene has been gaining attention across the country producing some amazing comedic talent. The Scruffy City Comedy Festival is a chance to showcase not only our local funny folks, but some of the best up and coming comedians from all over North America.

Headlining the 2014 Scruffy City Comedy Festival are Tim Northern (Last Comic Standing), Jarrod Harris (Comedy Central), Bryon Cook (Nerdist Network) and The Reformed Whores (Fresh off a tour with Les Claypool of Primus).

Shows will be held beginning Thursday November 6th at Scruffy City Hall. Then on Friday and Saturday you can see shows at Scruffy City Hall, Latitude 35, The Jack Cellar, Tennessee Riverboat and The Pilot Light. Check ScruffyCityComedy.com for a schedule.

Early Bird All Access Festival Passes go on sale until October 10th for $10. After that they go up to $15 until first day of the festival.

WWE Smackdown

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 7:00pm

The superstars of the WWE return to Knoxville on Tuesday, November 18th. See your favorite superstars like Roman Reigns, Randy Orton. Seth Rollins, Sheamus, the WWE Divas and many more live at the Thompson-Boling Arena. Card is subject to change. 

Tickets start at just $15. Just go to knoxvilletickets.com to get your tickets today.

It's your chance to see the superstars of the WWE live in Knoxville.

Car Show for Jaxon Lale

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:00am

Come out to Smokies Stadium on August 30th for a car show. Gates open at 10am. The show has been organized in conjunction with round 4 of the East TN State of Drift and East10Drift and benefits Jaxon Lale and his family.

Jaxon Lale is a 6 year old and was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in March 2014. His family needs our help and support during these difficult times to kick Leukemia's butt. Benefits from the car show will go to the family.

Cost is $10 per person for admission to watch the drift event and $5 per car to enter the car show. 100% of the proceeds from the car show portion are going to Jaxon. 

There will also be wristbands, decals, and raffle tickets for sale as well as a dontation box at the car show. 100% of these proceeds will go to the Lale family as these items have been donated. Raffle prizes include Snap-On tools, E10D photo print and other auto goodies. 

The Fugitives

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 7:00pm - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 3:00am
six pockets sports grill 7204 Ashville hwy Knoxville tn 865 524 9303
live band the fugitives playing southern rock and todays country Friday 7pm till 3 am Saturday 7pm till 3am free buffet included in cover charge cover charge 5 bucks on Friday 6 bucks on saturday
Event Ticket Prices: 
friday $5.00 saturday $6.00

Bill Williams Fishing Tournament

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 7:00am

The Greater Knoxville Sertoma presents the 14th Annual Bill Williams Fishing Tournament. 

Join the fun and help a great cause Saturday, March 29th at Fort Loudon & Tellico Lakes, with ease off and weigh in at the Tellico Parkway Canal Ramp.

First prize pays $2,000; $110 per boat entry fee till 3/15; $120 per boat after that.

Proceeds benefit the Friends of Tennessee Babies with Special Needs, the Boys Scouts of America, and the Cerebral Palsy Center. To get registered call 865-934-4750 or email BWilliamsFishing@yahoo.com.

 

Dogwood Arts Bazillion Blooms

Sat, 12/06/2014 (All day)

Bazillion Blooms is a community-wide dogwood tree-planting program to beautify our East Tennessee communities, improve the health of our environment and foster community support and pride in our beloved native dogwood.

Our goal is to restore dogwoods to their former vitality in Knox and surrounding counties. Over the years, dogwoods have died out due to disease, development and neglect. Our dogwoods are battling to survive.  In the last five years, more than 6,550 dogwood trees have been planted in East Tennessee through the Bazillion Blooms program!

Our deadline has passed to purchase bare-root dogwood trees, but you can visit these participating garden centers for larger dogwood trees and other blooms to enrich your yard this spring: Stanley’s GreenhousesMayo Garden Centers, and Ellenburg Landscaping & Nursery!

Not quite sure how to plant or care for bareroot dogwood trees – other than you know you need to plant in December and that they need water?  Check out these tree planting instructions or check out this great five-minute video by Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum’s Brian Campbell & Mathew McMillan!

CLICK HERE for more information

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