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Knoxville Theaters

First Friday art showcase


Artists come out of their woodworking studios on the first Friday of every month, showcasing their mastered craft in local galleries throughout downtown Knox. Stroll down Gay Street and through the Old City to browse the diverse collections while nibbling on provided snacks and sipping complimentary beverages.

the Tennessee Theatre


The history-clad grand entertainment palace is located on Gay Street, and is a landmark music, theatre, dance, Broadway, film and entertainment venue. From the Spanish-Moorish style interior, to the Czechoslovakian crystals in the French chandeliers, to the Italian flooring and Asian-influenced carpeting and drapery, the Tennessee Theatre is an internationally-inspired sight to behold.

the Mill & Mine


This quintessentially Knoxville venue is a hot spot for live music, shows and events. Owned by the internationally recognized leader in the entertainment business, A.C. Entertainment, the Mill & Mine invites jamming, swaying, sipping and raving, with a touch of twinkle lights and rustic wooden fixtures.

people cheering at a festival


Home to cultural, educational, musical, and every other type of festival and fair in between, Knoxville consistently supplies locals and visitors alike with a myriad of reasons to celebrate. From the Knoxville Asian Festival and the Brewer’s Jam, to the Big Ears Festival and the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, Knoxville is never short a fête.

Live music at The Bijou theater


The Bijou has withstood the test of time, surviving years filled with wars and fires, yet still boasting stunning natural acoustics. Previously a hotel, the Bijou is now home to operas, musicals, orchestral concerts, comedy shows and sundry performances. Within walking distance of THE TENNESSEAN Hotel, this local landmark shares its space with the Bistro at the Bijou which serves up Traditional American and Vegan cuisine.