Friday, July 3
TIM LEE 3 OPENS UP THE 'MINE FIELD'
Knoxville band the Tim Lee 3, below, and friends will entertain during the First Friday opening of an art installation by Heather Hutton at Ironwood Studios, 119 Jennings Ave.
Hutton's show is titled "Mine Field of a Precious Memory." The opening reception will begin at 5 p.m. and is expected to run past midnight.
The Tim Lee 3 will be joined by various guest musicians. Singer-songwriters Matt Foster and Duke Brown will also perform.
Saturday, July 4
FOURTH OF JULY
The Knoxville Fourth of July celebration will feature the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, fireworks, art, dance and area musicians in concert beginning at 2 p.m. at World's Fair Park.
The WDVX music stage will host The Bearded, Van Eaton and Friends, The Lonesome Coyotes and Matt Stillwell.
The 20-minute Pyro Shows firework display is scheduled to start at 9:35 p.m.
Admission is free.
Sunday, July 5
Dancehall reggae legend Yellowman will perform at 9 p.m. at Purada, 7049 Kingston Pike. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, $25 for VIP admission. DJ Rick Vance will emcee the event. For info, visit www.myspace.com/purada.
ROCK 'N' ROLL AT SEYMOUR MUSIC FESTIVAL
Hard-rock band L.A. Guns will headline the inaugural Seymour Music Festival and Fireworks Show, kicking off at 3 p.m. at Big Mama's Karaoke Cafe, 10840 Chapman Highway, Seymour.
The festival will feature two stages of music, including The American Plague, Rock City Angels, Eastwind, The Dirty Gunnz, Acoustic Mayhem, Confederate Groove, 10,000 Flames and more.
Admission is free to the festival's outdoor stage. Indoor admission is $10. For information, call 865-577-5597 or visit www.karaokecafe.com.
Monday, July 6
THE UNCLES ARE DRINKING ON MONDAY?
Local country ensemble The Drunk Uncles will entertain at 10 p.m. at Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria, 200 E. Jackson Ave.
The band performs country classics and originals. Admission is free.
Tuesday, July 7
'BIG PLYWOOD PEOPLE' AT OLD CITY JAVA
"Artists and Musicians" are the subject of an exhibit by Denise Stewart-Sanabria, on display throughout July at Old City Java, 109 S. Central St.
Sanabria's show features life-size charcoal drawings on plywood of local artists and musicians. The series has been an ongoing project for several years, and this exhibit will feature both old and new portraits.
Wednesday, July 8
WELL, THAT'S ODD
Jazz-funk band The Odd Meters, of Brevard, N.C., will entertain at 10 p.m. at Preservation Pub, 28 Market Square.
For music samples and information, visit www.myspace.com/theoddmeters.
Thursday, July 9
The WDVX Blue Plate Special offers all kinds of surprise mixes of music for lunchtime listeners.
Washington DC band Scythian keeps the genres crossing with its self-proclaimed Americana-Celtic-psychobilly sound. The group will perform noon-1 p.m. at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St.
Admission is free.
Friday, July 10
Sacha Baron Cohen ("Borat," Ali G."), below, struts the satirical fashion runway as the title character in "Bruno."
As the flamboyant Austrian fashionista Bruno, Cohen shows up in unsuspecting middle America and once again freaks everyone out.
The R-rated film features appearances by Bono, Ron Paul, Paula Abdul, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Elton John and Slash.
Sam Rockwell, left, experiences a little bit of "space madness" in the new film "Moon," scheduled to open July 10 at Downtown West. Rockwell plays an astronaut working solo on the moon. When his three-year shift if almost up, some strange things begin to happen. The drama is rated R.
Saturday, July 11
MOANIN' MICHELLE MALONE AND THE BANNED
Georgia blues-rocker Michelle Malone and her band The Banned will entertain at 9 p.m. at Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria, 200 E. Jackson Ave.
Malone's 10th album, "Debris," is chock-full of bottleneck-slide guitar, blue harmonica and her trademark gritty, soulful vocal style. Admission is free.
Sunday, July 12
LOST IN THE TREES
Indie-folk mini-orchestra Lost in the Trees, from Chapel Hill, N.C., will perform at 10 p.m. at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave.
Composer and vocalist Ari Picker leads the 13-member ensemble through pleasantly epic tunes and tales. For song samples and lots of video, visit the band's page at www.myspace.com/lostinthetrees.
Admission is $5.