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Knoxville Opera has management change next season
KNOXVILLE - Brian Salesky will continue on as Knoxville Opera's Artistic Director after holding the title of both Executive Director and Artistic Director. In the coming months Knoxville Opera will conduct a nationwide search for a new Executive Director to take on those responsibilities.

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Monsters at the Museum, October 19
On Saturday, October 19, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., join the East Tennessee Historical Society for a spooky event highlighting the “monsters” and superstitions that have called East Tennessee home over the years.

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The Kingdom Choir to perform at Church of the Ascension
The Kingdom Choir will perform this week at Church of the Ascension. The Kingdom Choir first came to prominence in the U.S. after singing "Stand By Me" for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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Repticon Knoxville: Reptile Encounters of the Best Kind!
Repticon, a recognized leader in hosting reptile and exotic animal expos throughout the United States, is coming back to Knoxville with an outstanding mixture of vendors, breeders, and educators.

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New exhibitions open at the Emporium Center
The Arts & Culture Alliance presents five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville through October 25, 2019. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

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beauford delaney at knoxville museum of art
Knoxville Museum of Art presents Beauford Delaney, James Baldwin
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sevierville frights
Fun, family friendly frights in Downtown Sevierville this October
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fall heritage days museum of appalachia
Museum of Appalachia hosts fall events; family friendly fun
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painted playable pianos downtown knoxville market square
Painted, playable pianos make public debut in Downtown Knoxville
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king family library art display
SCPLS King Family Library displays new art
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color purple at tennessee theatre knoxville
The Color Purple shows at Tennessee Theatre, Nov. 5-6
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boo at the zoo knoxville 2019
BOO! at the Zoo kicks off October 11
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Knoxville Opera features blockbuster new season
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oak ridge civic music assn 75th anniversary
Oak Ridge Civic Music Association celebrates, enriches during 75th anniversary season
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knoxville choral society concert season
Knoxville Choral Society announces 2019-2020 concert season
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National Juried Exhibition of 2020 call to artists
The Arts & Culture Alliance developed its National Juried Exhibition to provide a forum for artists to compete on a national scale and display their work.

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Call for proposals for 2020-2021 exhibition season at the Emporium
The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville announces a call for proposals for the 2020-2021 exhibition season at the Emporium.

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O’Charley’s, Postmates partner for on-demand delivery
Postmates, the leader in delivering nearly anything on-demand, and O’Charley’s, serving crave-able American food and drinks inspired by its Southern roots since 1971, have partnered to deliver O’Charley’s menu favorites direct to customers’ doorsteps.

Shoney’s® celebrates the undisputed flavor of fall with its annual Pumpkin Fest
With Autumn on the horizon, pumpkin is now officially the undisputed flavor of fall. Shoney’s, America’s Dinner Table for more than 70 years, is bringing back several seasonal favorite pumpkin offerings.

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Marty Stuart photography exhibit comes to birthplace of Country Music Museum
BRISTOL, TN - Country music star Marty Stuart is well known for his talents on stage, but a lesser-known fact about the five-time Grammy winner is that he also possesses an eye for photography.

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Garth Brooks will Rock Neyland Stadium Nov. 16
Thunder rolled through Rocky Top Wednesday morning, as legendary performer Garth Brooks announced he is playing a concert at Neyland Stadium on Saturday night, Nov. 16.
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Call for entries: National Authors Day
Authors Guild of Tennessee (AGT) will commemorate National Authors Day with “Celebrate Our Authors” on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. CALL for ENTRIES to apply to be a “featured author” is open to all published authors living in east Tennessee with a book published within the last four years.

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The Clayton Center for the Arts announces 2019-2020 season line up
The Clayton Center for the Arts announces the 2019-2020 Season line up. Season tickets are now on sale, with individual tickets for each show on sale at a later date.

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Special Events Calendar:

April 3 through October 30
Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum: Story Thyme
Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, 2743 Wimpole Ave
Every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Pre-school age children are invited to join the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum for Story Thyme in the Garden. Every week we’ll learn a new theme as we explore the garden, read a story book, and do a fun craft.

May 3 - November 23
Market Square Farmers Market
Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

August 16 through December 31
Farragut Museum: Timeless Toys
Farragut City Hall
Free event

Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25 @ 7:30 p.m. & Oct. 20 @ 2:30 p.m.
Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro
Presented by The WordPlayers
Erin Presbyterian Church, 200 Lockett Rd., Knoxville
Tickets are $15 and available online at and at the door. Thursdays are Pay What You Can Nights. For more information, call 865-539-2490 or visit

Friday, October 18
Knoxville Food Tours
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Gay St./Market Square
“The Flavors of Knoxville”
Regular $99
Seasonal Special $79

Saturday, October 19
Knoxville Food Tours
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Knoxville’s Old City
“Legends and Modern Local Flavors”

Sunday, October 20
Knoxville Food Tours
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Gay St./Market Square
“The Flavors of Knoxville”
Regular $99
Seasonal Special $79

November 16
East Tennessee Music Collectors Show
Rothchild Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike
10am to 4pm
Features music dealers from all over the Southeast who will offer rare vintage vinyl LPs and 45s, plus CDs (rare hard-to-find imports and domestic releases), music DVDs (including many rare “live” broadcasts and radio shows), memorabilia, lots of bargains, and much more. This is a “buy-sell-trade” show, so please bring your records and CDs and other music-related items to the show for sale or trade. $2.00 admission.

November 22
Fais Do-Do, a Cajun dance party
Legacy Housing Foundation benefit
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35; available at EventBrite


Call for Entries: MLK Gallery of Arts Tribute
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Big South Fork NRRA annual photo contest
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Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre 2019-2020 season features six lineups
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Guild of Knoxville Museum of Art presents Artists on Location 2019
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Nick Offerman’s ‘All Rise’ live show comes to Knoxville November 9
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Call for Entries: Knoxville Photo 2019 Exhibition
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