Free outdoor concert features tunes from classical to Broadway

A family-friendly springtime tradition returns to downtown Knoxville as Home Federal Bank presents Symphony on the Square, a free concert by the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra.

The concert takes place on the Bill Lyons Pavilion stage in Market Square Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street.

“Home Federal Bank is proud to support the arts and our community through the continued sponsorship of Symphony on the Square,” said Home Federal Bank Chairman and CEO Dale Keasling. “We encourage music lovers of all ages to take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy free, quality entertainment and all that downtown Knoxville has to offer.”

KSO Resident Conductor Maestro James Fellenbaum leads the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra in an outdoor concert of light pops for Symphony on the Square, including classics from Mozart and Strauss on the first half of the program, and music of Broadway from Gershwin, Berlin and Mel Brooks on the second half.

“This free concert provides the opportunity to showcase the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra in a relaxed atmosphere and give the gift of music to our community,” Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Rachel Ford said. “We appreciate Home Federal Bank’s continued support that makes this free concert possible.”

Patrons are encouraged to arrive early and bring blankets and/or chairs to enjoy the popular concert. Concert goers can also bring picnic dinners or pick up food at one of the many downtown restaurants. Convenient parking is free for those arriving after 6 p.m. in the city-owned Market Square, Locust Street and State Street garages.

The event kicks off the City of Knoxville’s Concerts on the Square series, which includes free concerts on Market Square. Jazz Tuesdays run from May 3 through Aug. 30 and Variety Thursdays run from May 5 through June 30.

About Home Federal Bank of Tennessee

Founded in 1924, Home Federal Bank of Tennessee is a locally owned, full-service bank serving East Tennesseans through 23 offices in Knox, Anderson, Blount and Sevier counties. Every quarter since 1991, the bank has earned a 5-Star Superior rating – the highest possible – by independent authority BauerFinancial. For more information, visit

About the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Established in 1935, the KSO has contributed to the cultural life in East Tennessee continuously for more than 80 years, providing excellence in musical and educational programs. The Orchestra consists of 80 professional musicians and performs 250 programs throughout the region each season, reaching audiences of more than 200,000 people. The KSO performs in traditional venues such as the Tennessee Theatre, Bijou Theatre and the Civic Auditorium as well as non-traditional places like hospitals, schools, city parks and churches. For more information, visit

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