Good morning! It’s finally the weekend! Woo!! Here’s what’s going on around town through Sunday.
Greek Fest at St. George Orthodox Church kicks off at 11 a.m. Details on what’s going on there this weekend are here.
The New West Guitar Group will perform during WDVX’s Blue Plate Special at noon in the visitor center. Open the Door for Three will also perform. It’s free to attend, as always.
Like music? Like the outdoors? Especially like the beauty of the Cumberland Mountains? Cove Lake State Park will host ‘A Night of Music in the Cumberlands’ tonight and will feature a performance by Dale Ann Bradley, among several others. Tickets are $12.50 in advance and $15 at the gate, which opens at 5 p.m. More details here.
If you’re out and about downtown and need to wind down, head over to the Bistro at the Bijou around 9 p.m. for a nightcap and some tunes from Norwegian Wood. No cover!
Kid Congo and his band the Pink Monkey Birds will make a pit stop in Knoxville tonight. Their show at the Pilot Light starts at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10. Buy them here. 18+ only.
The UT Gardens Fall Plant Sale will open at 9 a.m. They’ll have a variety of perennials, shrubs, and trees to buy, and proceeds support the gardens. Friends of the Gardens will receive at 10 percent discount. More info here.
After stocking up on produce at the farmer’s market downtown, head over to the visitor center at noon to hear Orquestra de Jaime Bonila perform during WDVX’s Blue Plate Special, along with Michael Braunfeld. It’s free to attend!
The Hola Festival kicks off the start of its two-day celebration on Market Square at 7 p.m. It’s free to attend, and there’s lots going on. Check out the details here.
1960s-style folk singer Jack Herranen and the Little Red Band will perform at the Laurel Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. Buy them here.
Wrap up the night at Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria, where John Paul Keith will perform at 10 p.m.
The Hola Festival kicks off at 11:30 a.m., and Greek Fest opens at noon. See above for more details!
The Muse Knoxville (formerly the East Tennessee Discovery Center) will be closed to regular visitors, and instead open only for children on the Autism spectrum and their families for the afternoon starting at 1 p.m. The Autism Society of East Tennessee will provide refreshments. Admission is $3. More details here.
The Old Gray Cemetery Lantern and Carriage Tours start at 4 p.m. (till 7) at the Old Gray Cemetery on Broadway. It’s $10 to go on the tour. For more info call (865) 522-1424 or check out the tour’s website.
Wrap up the weekend at the Preservation Pub for the Upstairs Underground Stand-Up Comedy Show at 8 p.m. No cover! 21+ only.