Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee

A- Overview:

The city of Knoxville is growing in popularity with each passing season. In addition to a year round moderate climate, the city is located within 90 minutes of six National Parks, including the Great Smokey Mountain National Park, and is home to one of the finest universities in the world, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Known throughout the area for its unsurpassed beauty and tranquility, this eastern Tennessee city is alive with a variety of activities year round. No matter what a visitor’s personal taste, ranging from the outdoors to the cultural arts, Knoxville has it.

The city is easily accessible from virtually anywhere. It is located at the geographical center of the eastern United States and is within a day’s drive of half the nation’s population. Knoxville sits at the crossroads of three major interstates (I-75, I-40, and I-81).

The two busiest times of the year are when the University of Tennessee is in full session and the summer, when tourists come to visit nearby Great Smokey Mountain National Park and the many local attractions. Visitors are warmly welcomed in this temperate climate. During the busy summer season, the countryside is green and gentle. With the daytime temperatures in the mid 80’s F and the evenings dropping into the mid 60’s F, it’s a perfect time to partake of any of the numerous outdoor activities. The fall color is truly magnificent as hills light up in brilliant autumn hues. Winter is brief and mild with just a dusting of snow. When it does snow, it transforms the already postcard like setting into an entirely new effect. Spring arrives early and stays for a long time, featuring glorious dogwoods, azaleas and other beautiful flowers. Throughout the year, Knoxville has a very accommodating climate.

Knoxville offers a host of activities in every season. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise along the Tennessee River aboard an authentic paddle wheeler riverboat licensed by the US Coast Guard. During the day, a historic visit to Blount Mansion should not be missed. Built in 1792, Blount Mansion was home to territorial Gov. William Blount, signer of the U.S. Constitution. Guided tours of this National Historic Landmark show 18th century antiques and the workings of frontier government.

If visitors are feeling a little more like seeing the sites on their own, a downtown self-guided walking tour highlights the beginnings of country music in Knoxville. The tour includes markers regarding Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, The Everly Brothers, Roy Acuff and others. Of course, a trip to the sprawling campus of the University of Tennessee is a must. Whether it’s visiting the Football Hall of Fame, watching one of the many sporting events taking place year round, or just wandering the campus, the University is truly remarkable.

For those individuals intrigued by the Civil War, a must see is the Mabry-Hazen House Museum & Civil War “Bethel Cemetery”. This home of the Civil War and Victorian periods showcases original artifacts including china, silver, crystal, and antique furnishings. At various times, the house served as headquarters for both Union and Confederate troops. More than 1,600 Civil War soldiers and 50 Union prisoners are buried in Bethel Cemetery.

Attractions, great weather, unsurpassed beauty, year round entertainment and sports: this easily accessible eastern Tennessee city has it all.

B- City Information:
Population: 173,890

Elevation: 889 feet above sea level

Land Area: 92.7 square miles

Location: Knoxville is located in the geographical center of the eastern United States and within a day’s drive of half the nation’s population. The city is situated at the crossroads of three major interstates (I-75, I-40 and I-81).

Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (when it’s noon in Knoxville it’s 11am in Chicago and 9am in Los Angeles

Weather:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Average temp. (°F)
36.3
40.2
48.5
56.6
65.1
73.1
77.1
76.1
70.1
58.0
48.1
39.7

High temperature (°F)
45.9
51.2
60.4
69.2
76.8
83.8
87.3
86.6
81.2
70.5
59.4
49.7

Low temperature (°F)
26.6
29.0
36.6
43.8
53.4
62.2
66.9
65.4
58.8
45.4
36.7
29.7

Precipitation (in)
5.1
4.3
5.5
4.2
4.9
4.4
4.8
3.4
3.2
2.9
4.3
4.9

Climate:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Days with precipitation
12
11
13
11
11
11
11
9
8
8
10
11

Wind speed (mph)
6.8
7.0
7.4
7.5
6.0
5.6
5.3
4.9
5.0
5.0
5.9
6.3

Morning humidity (%)
82
80
80
82
87
89
90
92
92
90
85
83

Afternoon humidity (%)
64
59
55
52
57
59
61
60
59
56
59
64

Sunshine (%)
40
47
53
63
64
65
64
63
61
61
49
40

Days clear of clouds
6
7
7
9
8
8
7
8
10
13
9
7

Partly cloudy days
7
6
7
8
10
11
13
12
9
8
7
7

Cloudy days
18
16
16
13
13
10
11
10
11
11
14
17

Snowfall (in)
3.7
3.3
1.6
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.5
1.6

Local Seasons:

The two busiest times of the year are when the University of Tennessee is in full session and in the summer when tourists come to visit nearby Great Smokey Mountain National Park as well as the many local attractions. Visitors are warmly welcomed in this temperate climate. During the busy summer season, the countryside is green and gentle. With the daytime temperatures in the mid 80’s F and the evenings dropping into the mid 60’s F, it’s a perfect time to partake of any of the numerous outdoor activities. The fall color is truly magnificent as hills light up in brilliant autumn hues. Winter is brief and mild with just a dusting of snow. When it does snow, it transforms the already postcard like setting into an entirely new effect. Spring arrives early and stays for a long time, featuring glorious dogwoods, azaleas and other beautiful flowers. Throughout the year, Knoxville has a very accommodating climate.

How to Get There:

By Air:

McGhee Tyson Airport

865-342-3000

Knoxville is home to McGhee Tyson Airport, the premier air facility serving East Tennessee. The airport has more than 120 daily arrivals and departures and more than 4,000 seats available. The airport is served by many of the nationally known airlines as well as certain local and regional carriers.

Ground Transportation:

Most of the major car rental companies as well as tax, limousine, and shuttle services are available at the airport as well as throughout the city.

By Car:

Major routes into Knoxville are I-40 from the east (Winston-Salem, N.C.) and west (Nashville), I-75 from the north (Lexington, Kentucky), and south (Chattanooga and Atlanta), I-81 from the northeast

By Bus:

Greyhound

100 E Magnolia Avenue
Knoxville TN 37917

865-524-0369

How to Get Around:

For the most part a car is a necessity, either personal or rental. In addition, there are other means of transportation available, both downtown and at the University.

Knoxville Trolley Lines

800-727-8045

A free downtown trolley service provides a convenient way to see all the attractions in the downtown area. The trolley service also connects to the City’s regular bus service Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) for trips outside of the downtown area, including malls, parks and other attractions.

Knoxville Area Transit

KAT is the mass transit system for the City of Knoxville, operating around 80 buses, Para transit lift vehicles, and downtown trolleys.

865-315-7800

National Holidays:

New Year’s Day- Jan. 1

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day- 3rd Mon. in Jan.

President’s Day- 3rd Mon. in Feb.

Memorial Day- last Mon. in May

Independence Day- July 4

Labor Day- 1st Mon. in Sept.

Thanksgiving Day- 4th Thurs. in Nov.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day- Dec. 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve- Dec. 31

C- Attractions/Things To Do:
Tennessee Riverboat Company

300 Neyland Drive

Knoxville, TN 37902

965-525-7827

Call for reservations and additional information

Admission Charged

Enjoy the scenic Tennessee River aboard an authentic paddle wheeler riverboat which offers lunch, sightseeing, dinner and party cruises. The two-hour dinner cruise features live entertainment and different themes each night.

Three Rivers Rambler

401 Henley Street

Knoxville, TN 37902

865-524-9411

Hours: Apr.-Nov.: 2pm & 5pm. Sat. & Sun., except football home game days

Admission Charged

This vintage steam engine train takes guests on a 90-minute excursion to the Forks of the River and back, through some of Knoxville’s most historic and beautiful countryside.

Armstrong-Lockett House (Crescent Bend) & W. P. Toms Memorial Gardens

2728 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-637-3163

Hours: 10am-4pm Tue.-Sat.; 1pm-4pm Sun. Closed Jan. & Feb.

Admission Charged

Built in 1834, Crescent Bend contains an exquisite collection of 18th century English and American furniture and art. A three-acre formal Italian-terraced garden overlooks the Tennessee River.

Beck Cultural Exchange Center

1927 Dandridge Ave
Knoxville, TN 37915
865-524-8461

Hours: 10am-6pm Tue- Sat
Admission Free

The Exchange Center features the history of African Americans in Knoxville and East Tennessee from the late 1800s to the present with photographs, newspapers, biographies, audio and video recordings, books and artwork.

Blount Mansion

200 W Hill Ave
Knoxville, TN 37902-1812
865-525-2375

Hours: April – Dec.: 9:30am – 5pm Mon – Sat, Jan. – March: 9:30am – 5pm Mon – Fri

Admission Charged

Built in 1792, Blount Mansion was home to territorial Gov. William Blount, signer of the U.S. Constitution. Guided tours of this National Historic Landmark show 18th century antiques and the workings of frontier government.

Confederate Memorial Hall (Bleak House)

3148 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-522-2371

Hours: 1pm-4pm Tue., Wed. and Fri.

Admission Charged

Completed in 1858 for Robert & Louise Franklin Armstrong, Bleak House served as headquarters of General James Longstreet, C.S.A., during the “siege of Knoxville” in 1863. Visible reminders of the war and a Confederate museum.

Cradle of Country Music Walking Tour

600 Market Street

Knoxville, TN 37902

800-727-8045

Hours: 24 hours a day

Admission Free

A downtown walking tour highlighting the beginnings of country music in Knoxville. The tour includes markers regarding Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, The Everly Brothers, Roy Acuff and others.

East Tennessee History Center

314 W Clinch Ave
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-8824

Hours: Exhibit hours are Sunday 1pm – 5pm; Monday-Tuesday, 9am – 8:30pm; Wednesday-Friday, 9am – 5:30pm; Saturday 9am – 5 pm

865-215-8824

Admission Free

Call for information on the current exhibit

Farragut Folklife Museum

11320 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922-2858
865-66-7057
Hours: 10am 4:30pm Mon.-Fri., groups by appointment

Admission Free

The museum preserves the heritage of this historical community and includes a collection on Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, first admiral of the U.S. Navy and Civil War hero.

James White’s Fort

205 E Hill Ave
Knoxville, TN 37915-2514
865-525-6514

Hours: Jan.-Feb., 10am – 4pm Mon.-Fri.; Mar.-Dec.: 9:30am – 4:30pm Mon.-Sat.

Admission Charged

The home of James White who settled here on a 1,000-acre grant. His first home, furnished with original tools and artifacts from the period, gives a glimpse into the daily existence of early settlers to this region.

Mabry-Hazen House Museum & Civil War “Bethel Cemetery”

1711 Dandridge Ave
Knoxville, TN 37915-1905
865-522-8661

Hours: By appointment only

Admission Charged

This home of the Victorian and Civil War periods, showcases original artifacts including: china, silver, crystal and antique furnishings. The house served as headquarters for Union and Confederate troops. More than 1,600 Civil War soldiers and 50 Union prisoners are buried in Bethel Cemetery.

Marble Springs State Historic Farmstead

1220 W Governor John Sevier Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37920-6210
865-573-5508

Hours: Call for hours of operation

Admission Charged

The original home of Governor John Sevier, a loom house, tavern, smokehouse and half-cantilever barn are used to educate the public about the life and times of Governor John Sevier.

Old Gray Cemetery

543 N Broadway St
Knoxville, TN 37917-7408
865- 522-1424

Hours: Daylight each day

Admission Free

This Victorian cemetery, established in 1850, lets you take a walk through Knoxville’s history. The marble city memorializes many of the political figures that shaped the city and region.

Ramsey House Plantation

2614 Thorngrove Pike
Knoxville, TN 37914-9704
865-546-0745

Hours: April-mid-Dec., 10am – 4pm, Tue.-Sat., 1pm – 4pm Sun.

Late Dec.-Mar.: by appointment only

Admission Charged

Completed in 1797 for Col. Francis A. Ramsey, a pioneer settler of Knoxville. Built of local limestone and marble, this Georgian-style house is furnished with period antiques reflecting the life of Ramsey and his family.

Daisy’s Place Girl Scout Museum

1600 Breda Dr
Knoxville, TN 37918-1405
865-688-9440
Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm, Mon. – Fri.

Admission Free

The museum features the history of girl scouting and women in 18 East Tennessee counties. It includes displays and a research library.

Frank H. McClung Museum

1027 Circle Park
Knoxville, TN 37996-0001
865-974-2144

Hours: 9am – 5pm, Mon. – Sat., 1pm – 5pm Sunday

Admission Free

McClung, a general-interest museum, offers exhibits on archaeology and the Native Peoples of Tennessee, ancient Egypt, decorative arts, geology and fossils, Civil War, local and natural history. Special exhibits every 3-6 months.

Joseph B. Wolffe Collection of R. Tait McKenzie Sculpture of Athletes

1801 Volunteer Boulevard, Thornton Athletic Student Life Center on UT campus

Knoxville, TN 37901

865-974-1250

Hours: 8am – 4pm, Mon. – Fri.

Admission Free

Over 100 sculptural works of R. Tait McKenzie (1867-1938), internationally recognized as “the sculptor of Athletes.” Pieces include McKenzie-created statuettes, bas-reliefs, medals, portrait medallions and plaques, which celebrate athletic achievement.

Knoxville Museum of Art

1050 Worlds Fair Park Dr
Knoxville, TN 37916-1653
865-525-6101

Hours: Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: Noon – 8pm, Thursday and Friday: Noon – 9pm, Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Admission Charge (Free admission Tuesdays 5-8pm)

KMA showcases exhibitions from around the world and a permanent collection of contemporary art. The museum contains four galleries, gardens and a museum shop. Accredited by the American Association of Museums.

University of Tennessee Football Hall of Fame

1704 Johnny Majors Drive on UT campus

Knoxville, TN 37901

865-974-5789

Hours: 8am – 5pm Mon.-Fri.

Admission Free

It’s always Football Time in Tennessee at the UT Football Hall of Fame. The museum stands as a tribute to the student athletes who shaped 100 years of Volunteer Football.

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

700 Womens Basketball Hall Of Fame Dr
Knoxville, TN 37901
865-633-9000

Hours: 10am – 7pm Mon.-Sat., 1pm – 6pm Sun.

Admission Charged

Friends, family, fun! The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame honors the past, celebrates the present and promotes the future of the women’s game.

East Tennessee Discovery Center

516 N Beaman St
Knoxville, TN 37914-4410
865-594-1494

Hours: 9am – 5pm Mon.-Fri., 10am – 5pm Sat.

Admission Charged

The East Tennessee Discovery Center is a hands-on science center offers educational fun for children of all ages. Exhibits explore physical science, life science, astronomy, geology and more. Akima Planetarium offers a simulated look at our nighttime sky.

Ijams Nature Center

2915 Island Home Ave
Knoxville, TN 37920-2738
865-577-4717

Hours: Trails open daily from 8am. – sunset

Admission Free

A 150-acre park with mulched and paved trails, a waterfront boardwalk and wildlife viewing areas. Seasonal events include music concerts, owl prowls, canoe trips, plant sales and guided nature walks.

University of Tennessee Gardens

1704 Johnny Majors Drive Neyland Drive at the UT Agriculture campus

Knoxville, TN 37901

865-974-7324

Hours: Open daily sunrise to sunset

Admission Free
The Gardens at the University of Tennessee features more than 1,400 varieties of herbaceous and woody landscape plants. It hosts the All-America Flower Trials (one of 34 nationwide) and the TenneSelect program.

World’s Fair Park
1060 World’s Fair Park Drive

Knoxville, TN 37901
865-215-1158

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Free
The site of the 1982 World’s Fair includes a Knoxville visitor center, attractions, restaurants and the Knoxville Convention Center.

Historic Candy Factory and Victorian Houses

1060 World’s Fair Park Drive

Knoxville, TN 37901
865-546-5707

Hours: Call for hours of operation

Admission Free

Home to one of the south’s finest chocolate factories: chocolate made daily. Original art and fine crafts by area artists and crafters. Works displayed among a tract of buildings and homes built in the 1910s and ‘20s.

Knoxville Zoo

3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr
Knoxville, TN 37914
865-637-5331

Hours: Vary depending on season. Open 364 days a year

Admission Charge
Discover a world of wonder at Knoxville Zoo. Grasslands Africa! Brings the animals of Africa to one location. Enjoy elephants, giraffe, zebra, kudu, gazelles, waterbuck and several species of birds.

Volunteer Landing Marina

956 Volunteer Landing Lane
Knoxville, TN 37915
865-633-5004

Hours: Summer: Daily 9am – 9pm, Winter: 9am – 5pm Wed. – Sun.
Admission Charged
Full service marina with boat sales and a full line of rental equipment.

D- Family Fun Attractions:
Tennessee Riverboat Company

300 Neyland Drive

Knoxville, TN 37902

965-525-7827

Call for reservations and additional information

Admission Charged

Enjoy the scenic Tennessee River aboard an authentic stern wheel riverboat which offers lunch, sightseeing, dinner and party cruises. The two-hour dinner cruise features live entertainment and different themes each night.

Three Rivers Rambler

401 Henley Street

Knoxville, TN 37902

865-524-9411

Hours: Apr.-Nov.: 2pm & 5pm. Sat. & Sun., except football home game days

Admission Charged

This vintage steam engine train takes guests on a 90-minute excursion to the Forks of the River and back, through some of Knoxville’s most historic and beautiful countryside.

Confederate Memorial Hall (Bleak House)

3148 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-522-2371

Hours: 1pm-4pm Tue., Wed. and Fri.

Admission Charged

Completed in 1858 for Robert & Louise Franklin Armstrong, Bleak House served as headquarters of General James Longstreet, C.S.A., during the “siege of Knoxville” in 1863. Visible reminders of the war and a Confederate museum.

Cradle of Country Music Walking Tour

600 Market Street

Knoxville, TN 37902

800-727-8045

Hours: 24 hours a day

Admission Free

A downtown walking tour highlighting the beginnings of country music in Knoxville. The tour includes markers regarding Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, The Everly Brothers, Roy Acuff and others.

James White’s Fort

205 E Hill Ave
Knoxville, TN 37915
865-525-6514

Hours: Jan.-Feb., 10am – 4pm Mon.-Fri.; Mar.-Dec.: 9:30am – 4:30pm Mon.-Sat.

Admission Charged

The home of James White who settled here on a 1,000-acre grant. His first home, furnished with original tools and artifacts from the period, gives a glimpse into the daily existence of early settlers to this region.

Daisy’s Place Girl Scout Museum

1600 Breda Dr
Knoxville, TN 37918
865-688-9440
Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm, Mon. – Fri.

Admission Free

The museum features the history of girl scouting and women in 18 East Tennessee counties. It includes displays and a research library.

University of Tennessee Football Hall of Fame

1704 Johnny Majors Drive on UT campus

Knoxville, TN 37901

865-974-5789

Hours: 8am – 5pm Mon.-Fri.

Admission Free

It’s always Football Time in Tennessee at the UT Football Hall of Fame. The museum stands as a tribute to the student athletes who shaped 100 years of Volunteer Football.

East Tennessee Discovery Center

516 N Beaman St
Knoxville, TN 37914-4410
865-594-1494

Hours: 9am – 5pm Mon.-Fri., 10am – 5pm Sat.

Admission Charged

The East Tennessee Discovery Center is a hands-on science center offers educational fun for children of all ages. Exhibits explore physical science, life science, astronomy, geology and more. Akima Planetarium offers a simulated look at our nighttime sky.

World’s Fair Park
1060 World’s Fair Park Drive

Knoxville, TN 37901
865-215-1158

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Free
The site of the 1982 World’s Fair includes a Knoxville visitor center, attractions, restaurants and the Knoxville Convention Center.

Historic Candy Factory and Victorian Houses

1060 World’s Fair Park Drive

Knoxville, TN 37901
865-546-5707

Hours: Call for hours of operation

Admission Free

Home to one of the south’s finest chocolate factories – chocolate made daily. Original art and fine crafts by area artists and crafters. Works displayed among a tract of buildings and homes built in the 1910s and ‘20s.

Knoxville Zoo

3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr
Knoxville, TN 37914-4416
865-637-5331

Hours: Vary depending on season. Open 364 days a year

Admission Charge
Discover a world of wonder at Knoxville Zoo. Grasslands Africa! Brings the animals of Africa to one location. Enjoy elephants, giraffe, zebra, kudu, gazelles, waterbuck and several birds.

E- Events & Entertainment:
Events and Entertainment

January

Annual Christmas Show

Held through early January

Location: Art Market Gallery, Candy Factory on World’s Fair Park

865-525-5265

Call for additional information

Approximately sixty area artists offer their paintings, prints, pottery, jewelry, photography, fiber art, weaving and glass work.

Annual Chocolate Fest

Held in late January

Location: Knoxville Center Mall

865-688-5481

Call for additional information

Sample vendors’ finest chocolate desserts.

March

Church of God International Winterfest

Held in mid March

Location: Thomspon – Boling Arena

423-478-7225

Call for additional information

April

American Zoo & Aquarium Association annual Spring Southern Regional Meeting

Held in mid April

Location: Knoxville

865- 637-5331

Call for additional information

Tennessee Grocers Association annual spring convention

Held in mid April

Location: Knoxville Convention Center

615-889-0136

Call for additional information

Knoxville Opera Rossini Festival

Held in early April

Location: City County Building

865-24-0795

Call for additional information

Dogwood Arts Festival

Held in early April

Location: Varies throughout Knoxville

May

Particle Accelerator Conference and Meeting

Held in mid May

Location: Knoxville Convention Center

865-241-3651

Call for additional information

Destination Imagination/ Annual Global Finals

Held in late May

Location: Knoxville Convention Center

989-883-3042

Call for additional information

Tennessee School Food Service Association Annual Meeting

Held in mid June

Location: Knoxville Convention Center

931-456-5124

Call for additional information

July

Tennessee Nursery & Landscape Annual Conference

Held in early July

Location: Knoxville Convention Center

931-473-3951

Call for additional information

USSSA Sports Festival

Held in mid July

Location: Various schools, parks & fields

865-42-9108

More than 5,000 male and female athletes compete in basketball, softball, baseball and soccer.

October

Annual Brewer’s Jam

Held in mid October

Location: World’s Fair Park

865-522-1604

Call for additional information

December

Annual Christmas Show

Held all of December

Location: Art Market Gallery, Candy Factory on World’s Fair Park

865-525-5265

Call for additional information

Approximately sixty area artists offer their paintings, prints, pottery, jewelry, photography, fiber art, weaving and glass work.

Entertainment

Appalachian Ballet Company

215 W Broadway Ave
Maryville, TN 37801-4705
865-982-8463

Call for performance schedule

Performs three times yearly: spring concert, fall performance and “The Nutcracker.”

Black Box Theatre

5213 Homberg Drive

Knoxville, TN 37919

865-523-0900

Call for additional information and performance schedule

The Black Box Theatre is home to the Actor’s Co-op, providing our community with inventive, entertaining and thought-provoking theatre in an intimate setting.

City Ballet

1060 World’s Fair Park Drive

Knoxville, TN 37916
865-544-0495

Call for performance schedule

East Tennessee’s only fully professional ballet company brings quality performances throughout the year.

East Tennessee Concert Band

306 W Depot Ave
Knoxville, TN 37917-7548
865-546-5772

Call for concert schedule

One of the region’s premier community bands, the ETCB comprises 50 adult musicians who perform seven times annually.

Knoxville Opera

612 East Depot Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37917-7609

865-291-3310

Call for performance schedule and additional information

Combining music, drama, dance, visual arts, and architecture, The Knoxville Opera has the power to transport daily life into a magical world at every live performance.

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

The Emporium Building, 100 South Gay Street

Knoxville, TN 37902

865-291-3310

Call for performance schedule

Stellar guest artists and superstar entertainers join the virtuoso musicians of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra for three concert series: Masterworks, Chamber Classics and Pops.

Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble

4216 Sutherland Ave
Knoxville, TN 37919-5161
865-588-8842

Call for performance schedule

A unique modern dance company of 24 dancers ages 8-17, the Ensemble serves as Official Goodwill Ambassadors for the State of Tennessee.

Tennessee Stage Company

1060 Worlds Fair Park Dr
Knoxville, TN 37916-1613
865-546-4280

Call for additional information

The Tennessee Stage Company is a professional theater company and it presents the annual East Tennessee Shakespeare in the Park Festival and Knoxville New Play Festival. This professional theatre company also offers a year-round program of plays, readings, acting classes, and community outreach programs.

University of Tennessee School of Music – Concerts

1704 Johnny Majors Drive on UT campus

Knoxville, TN 37901

865-974-5678

Call for performance schedule

The UT School of Music offers over 100 free concerts a year.

Sports

Knoxville Ice Bears

Professional Hockey

Games played at the Knoxville Civic Center

865-521-9991

Call for game schedule and additional information

The Knoxville Ice Bears are a part of the Atlantic Coast Hockey League.

Knoxville Summit

Professional Women’s Football

Games played at Halls High School in Knoxville

865-455-4431

Call for game schedule and additional information

The Knoxville Summit is a fully licensed team of the National Women’s Football Association.

Tennessee Smokies AA Baseball

AA Baseball

Located in Sevierville, I-40, Exit 407

865-286-2300

The Tennessee Smokies is an AA baseball team affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals.

University of Tennessee Men’s Athletics Department

NCAA baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, swimming & diving, tennis and track & field programs.

865-656-1200 or 800-332-VOLS

Call for schedules and additional information

University of Tennessee Women’s Athletics Department

NCAA basketball, cross-country, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and volleyball programs.

865-974-0001

Call for schedules and additional information