KNOXVILLE — Friday, Sept. 11
SCOTT MILLER OPENS THE SEASON AT LAUREL THEATER
Knoxville-based Americana singer-songwriter Scott Miller, left, will open the fall concert series at 8 p.m. at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. at 16th Street.
Other upcoming concerts at the Laurel include Cajun band Roux du Bayou on Sept. 18 and jug band Jake Leg Stompers on Sept. 25.
Admission is $16-$17. For ticket information, call 865-523-7521 or visit www.knoxtix.com.
Saturday, Sept. 12
JAMES MCMURTRY AT THE SHED
Americana troubadour James McMurtry will entertain at 8 p.m. at The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway.
Admission is $15 in general, or $10 for those riding up on motorcycle. For information, visit www.smh-d.com.
Sunday, Sept. 13
PINE RIDGE HOUSE CONCERT
Sally Barris, Don Henry, and Craig Carothers will perform an intimate "in-the-round" show at the Pine Ridge House Concert at 8 p.m. at 3216 Dutch Valley Road, Clinton.
Admission is $10. For information, call 865-207-2207 or visit www.myspace.com/pineridgehouseconcerts.
Monday, Sept. 14
MOLLY HATCHET AT THE TENNESSEE VALLEY FAIR
Classic Southern rock band Molly Hatchet will perform "Flirtin' with Disaster" and other hits at 8 p.m. at the Homer Hamilton Theatre at Chilhowee Park during the Tennessee Valley Fair.
Reserved seats are $7.50; general admission seats are free. It will also be $20 wristband day at the fair for adventurous ride enthusiasts. For information, visit www.tnvalleyfair.org.
Tuesday, Sept. 15
BLUE PLATE SPECIAL
Americana singer-songwriter Marc Douglas Berardo, of Rhode Island, and roots-rock band The Youngers, of Pennsylvania, will perform during the WDVX Blue Plate Special noon-1 p.m. at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St.
Admission is free. The performances will also be broadcast live on WDVX 89.9 and 102.9 FM and online via www.wdvx.com.
Wednesday, Sept. 16
A TALE OF TWO TOMATO HEADS
Mixed-media art by Erika Smith will be on display through Oct. 2 at the Tomato Head Restaurant, 12 Market Square.
The art of Samantha Farmer, recently shown at the Market Square location, is now viewable at the Blount County Tomato Head, 211 W. Broadway, Maryville.
For information, call 865-637-4067 (Knoxville); 865-932-4518 (Maryville); or visit www.thetomatohead.com.
Thursday, Sept. 17
10 OUT OF TENN.
The Ten Out Of Tenn. songwriters' review will breeze back into town at 8 p.m. at The Square Room, 4 Market Square.
The group is a collection of solo performers who band together to create a songsmith variety show - and a more feasible way to tour. The artists are, from left, Joy Williams, K.S. Rhoads, Kyle Andrews, Trent Dabbs, Madi Diaz, Sarah Siskind, Andrew Belle, Ashley Monroe, Jedd Hughes and Mikky Ekko.
Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For information, call 865-544-4199 or visit www.thesquareroom.com.
Friday, Sept. 18
Demon-possessed cheerleader Jennifer (Rockwood native Megan Fox) forms a nasty habit of consuming her dates in the new horror film "Jennifer's Body," written by Diablo Cody ("Juno"). Her best friend Needy (Amanda Seyfried of "Big Love") has to figure out what to do once her pal goes beyond "high-school evil." The cast of the R-rated film includes Johnny Simmons, Amy Sedaris andJ.K. Simmons.
Crew members on a spaceship wake up with no memory of their mission or who they are in the new science-fiction thriller "Pandorum," scheduled to open in area theaters on Friday, Sept. 18. The crew quickly begins to suspect that are not alone on their ship. The cast of the R-rated film includes Ben Foster, left, and Dennis Quaid.
Saturday, Sept. 19
DUMPLIN VALLEY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
The 10th annual Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival will be Sept. 17, 18 and 19 at the Dumplin Valley Farm, 525 E. Dumplin Valley Road, Kodak.
Performers will include the Lonesome River Band, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, IIIrd Tyme Out, Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers, Shadow Ridge, Paul Williams & The Victory Trio and more.
Festival hours will be 1-10 p.m. Thursday; noon-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $25 Thursday, $30 a day for Friday-Saturday; free for ages 12 and younger. For info, call 865-397-7942 or visit www.dumplinvalleybluegrass.com.q
Sunday, Sept. 20
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM, PIPES AND NESEY KEEP PILOT LIGHT LIT
Psychedelic indie-pop and rock bands The Circulatory System and Pipes You See/Pipes You Don't See and indie-folk performer Nesey Gallons will entertain at 10 p.m. at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave. in the Old City.
Admission is $6. For information, call 865-524-8188 or visit www.thepilotlight.com.