Frontier Ruckus Day

Frontier Ruckus

Photo by Sean Cook

Frontier Ruckus

Kelly McRae

Kelly McRae

UNCLE KRACKER ROCKS THE FAIR

Pop-rock singer Uncle Kracker and friends will kick off the 2010 Tennessee Valley Fair concert series at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at the Homer Hamilton Theater at Chilhowee Park.

General seating to the concert is free with fair admission or $10 for reserved seats. Visit www.tnvalleyfair.org.

KELLY MCRAE

Singer-songwriter Kelly McRae, left, will perform during the "Second Saturday" concert 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at The Cove at Concord Park, 11808 Northshore Drive.

McRae's music shows off her Southern heritage, mixing styles of country, gospel and blues. Her music can be heard on her album "Never Be." Admission is free.

'ON GOLDEN POND'

The Foothills Community Players will present the stage drama "On Golden Pond" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at the Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville.

The play runs through Sept. 19. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19. Admission is $17.50 in general, $15.50 for students. For info, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.claytonartscenter.com.

The Band Perry

The Band Perry

THE BAND PERRY

Sibling country trio The Band Perry, below, will entertain at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at the Homer Hamilton Theater at Chilhowee Park during the Tennessee Valley Fair.

Kimberly Perry sings lead and plays rhythm guitar and piano. Brother Reid Perry plays bass guitar and other brother Neil Perry plays drums, mandolin and accordion (not at the same time, one assumes).

The band's self-titled debut album is scheduled for release Oct. 12. General seating to the concert is free with fair admission or $5 for reserved seats. Visit www.tnvalleyfair.org.

Singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten

Singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten

SHARON VAN ETTEN

Singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten, left, creates haunting, atmospheric folk music on her new CD "Epic." The Brooklyn-based musician will entertain at 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave. Fellow contemporary folk singer Marissa Nadler will also perform. Admission is $6.

BLUE PLATE SPECIAL

Americana artists Great American Taxi, Sara Petite and Eric Sommer will entertain during the WDVX Blue Plate Special noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St.

The free performance will also be broadcast live on WDVX 89.9 and 102.9 FM and online at www.wdvx.com.

HOMEGROWN LIVE

R&B and hip-hop artist Jaystorm and indie-rock band Midnight Rodeo will entertain during "Homegrown Live" at 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Disc Exchange, 2615 Chapman Highway.

The free concert will also be broadcast on WFIV 105.3 FM.

Frontier Ruckus

Photo by Sean Cook

Frontier Ruckus

FRONTIER RUCKUS DAY

Americana-rock quartet Frontier Ruckus, from Detroit, will take over Knoxville on Thursday, Sept. 16, with two performances around town. The group will play an afternoon concert at 5 p.m. at Disc Exchange, 2615 Chapman Highway. Later, Frontier Ruckus will entertain at 10 p.m. at Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria, 200 E. Jackson Ave.

Emma Stone in 'Easy A.'

Photo by Adam Taylor

Emma Stone in "Easy A."

'EASY A'

Clean-cut high-schooler Olive (Emma Stone) takes a bold step to advance her social standing - and her bank account - in the PG-13-rated comedy "Easy A," scheduled to open Friday, Sept. 17, in area theaters (some screenings are planned for midnight Thursday, Sept. 16).

To help a closeted gay classmate pass as straight, Olive pretends to have slept with him. The ruse helps her friend, but she finds herself with a new reputation that she didn't count on. The cast also features Penn Badgley as "Woodchuck Todd."

Black Oak Arkansas

Black Oak Arkansas

JIM DANDY TO THE RESCUE AT THE SHED

Legendary Southern-rock band Black Oak Arkansas will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville.

Led by the also-legendary Jim "Jim Dandy" Mangrum, the group's current lineup includes original guitarist Rickie Lee Reynolds, George Hughen on bass, Johnnie Bolin on drums and Hal McCormack on lead guitar.

Joecephus & The George Jonestown Massacre will open the show. Admission is $15. For info, visit www.smh-d.com.

'STUART LITTLE'

The children's play "Stuart Little" will be presented through Sept. 25 at the Children's Theatre of Knoxville, 800 Tyson St.

The play tells the adventurous tale of a mouse raised by a human couple. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 1 and 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 3 p.m. Sundays. For info, call 865-599-5284 or visit www.children'stheatreknoxville.com.

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