Good morning! We’ve got a three-day weekend coming up, so we’ve got four days’ worth of stuff going on. Take a look.
At noon in the visitor center, catch Ancient Warfare perform for WDVX’s Blue Plate Special, along with Bear Medicine. It’s free to attend, as always!
Close out the summer at the Sunsphere starting at 4:30 this afternoon. The Shakin’ the Sphere event will feature a cornhole tournament, some wrestling, and a performance from local band Rosehill. Beers from Cherokee Distributing Company will be on sale (two for $5!), and food trucks will there. It’s free to attend!
Comedian Lavell Crawford, whom you might know from his work on Breaking Bad, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Workaholics, and Chelsea Lately, will perform his standup routine at Sidesplitters Comedy Club at 7:45 and 10:30 tonight. Tickets are $32. Buy them here. Crawford will perform again on Saturday.
Chamomile and Whiskey will perform at the Preservation Pub at 10 p.m., along with locals Ebony Eyes, and Earth Quaker. Cover’s $5. 21+ only.
Knoxville indie rock kings the Royal Bangs will perform at Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria at 10 p.m. No cover!
Early risers and yoga enthusiasts: Ijams will have a SUP yoga class. Yes, that’s yoga on a stand-up paddle board. No experience necessary! It’s $20 to participate. More info here.
The Picky Chick Consignment event will kick off its third day at the Knoxville Expo Center at 9 a.m. It’s $5 at the door to go shop for reduced-price clothing for fall and winter for the kiddos. More info here.
Boomsday, that beloved free-for-all by the river and fireworks spectacle kicks off at 3 p.m. on Neyland Drive. And yes, it’s FREE to go walk around down there and stake out a spot to watch the fireworks. If you paid $20 earlier in the year, you’ve now got tickets to an after-show concert from Knoxville native Rodney Atkins. We’ve got all the details here, if you need more info.
If you don’t want to/didn’t buy the $20 tickets, you’ve got a couple options for post-Boomsday entertainment. Shark Week will perform at Scruffy City Hall, along with Pennicillin Baby and Johnny Astro and the Big Bang. The show starts at 10 p.m. 21+ only.
Also at 10, catch local indie stalwarts Gamenight, their friends Madre, and Marina Orchestra perform at the Pilot Light. Cover’s $5. 18+ only.
Spend the day outside or watching the football game, and then head over to the Concourse to catch Psychostick perform with One-Eyed Doll, Wild Throne, and Belfast 6 Pack. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7-$10. 18+ only. More info here.
The Preservation Pub’s Upstairs Underground Standup Comedy Show starts at 8 p.m. It’s free to attend! Go get your giggle on! 21+ only.
The Brockefellers will play at Barley’s at 10 p.m. Have a beer while you’re there.
The Labor Day Sunflower Project gets started at 9 a.m. More details here. It’s free to attend!
The Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church is scheduled to have a gentle yoga and meditation class at 5:30 p.m. Call (865) 577-2021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure it’s still on.
WDVX’s Tennessee Shines show will feature Dixieghost live at the visitor center at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door (which opens at 6). You can also tune in!
The Oak Ridge Community Band’s Labor Day concert also starts at 7 p.m. at Alvin K. Bissell Park. It’s free to attend! More info here.