The City of Knoxville’s Office of Special Events is excited to announce the lineup of performers for this year’s Concerts on the Square, presented by First Century Bank. The live music series begins Thursday, May 2, 2019 on Market Square.
Kicking off the season of Variety Thursdays on May 2, 2019 will be Karns Middle School Jazz Band at 7 p.m. and Karns High School Jazz Band at 8 p.m., followed on May 9, 2019 by Symphony on the Square, sponsored by Home Federal Bank, from 7:30-9 p.m.
Variety Thursdays continue through June 27, 2019 from 7-9 p.m. with the following performers:
• May 16: Katie Pruitt, a Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival preview
• May 23: Ensemble Swing Time Band
• May 30: Bary Jolly’s Jimmy Buffett Tribute
• June 6: Mike Snodgrass
• June 13: Frontier Band
• June 20: Uptown Moonlighting
• June 27: Square on the Square
Jazz Tuesdays begin with the University of Tennessee Saxophone Ensemble on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 7-9 p.m. On Tuesday, May 14, 2019 the Knoxville Youth Jazz Orchestra performs a set at 6 p.m. followed by the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra at 8 p.m.
On Tuesdays, May 21 – Aug. 27, 2019, Jazz on the Square concerts will feature some of the Southeast’s finest jazz musicians including Vance Thompson and Friends, the Greg Tardy Quartet and many more. Show times are 8-10 p.m. For a full calendar and details about the bands visit www.KnoxvilleTN.gov/concerts.
Concerts on the Square events are free, including parking for motorists entering City-owned garages after 6 p.m. Attendees should bring their own chairs or blankets for seating. No food or beer is being sold on Market Square by outside vendors during these events. Food is available from restaurants for take-out, but alcohol can only be consumed inside establishments or on their patios.
Learn more about the bands performing as well as weather-related cancellations at https://www.facebook.com/CityofKnoxvilleSpecialEvents. Additional information is available at www.KnoxvilleTN.gov/concerts.
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