To celebrate the opening of its new flagship store and to honor 40 years of professional theatre at the Clarence Brown Theatre, Marc Nelson Denim will host a fundraiser to benefit the theatre on Monday, September 15, 2014 from 6:00 -10:00 pm at 700 East Depot Street.


Attendees can stop in anytime and enjoy an exclusive tour of the brand new Knoxville production facility plus receive an inside look at the Clarence Brown Theatre’s costume design process for the season-opening production of “Hank Williams: Lost Highway.”  Marc Nelson Denim will have men’s and women’s denim offered at a one-night-only rate of $125 per pair, of which, $60 will benefit the Clarence Brown Theatre. 


“Marc Nelson Denim is a gem in Knoxville’s crown.  The CBT is honored to be the beneficiary of this one-of-a-kind event, in celebration of our 40 years and the grand opening of Marc Nelson Denim’s flagship store.  Live theatre is about embracing what makes our community so culturally rich,” said David B. Byrd, Managing Director.

Complimentary drinks will be provided along with a special CBT pint glass while supplies last.  Food will be available for purchase from Knoxville food truck favorite, Savory & Sweet, and an exciting raffle will be conducted.  Cast members and the creative team from the CBT’s production of “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” will be on hand to mix and mingle with guests.


For more information, please contact Robin Conklin at (865) 974-2497 or


With a dual mission to train the next generation of theatre artists and to provide top quality professional theatre, the Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee Knoxville is one of only 12 academic LORT (League of Resident Theatre) institutions in the nation.  Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Calvin MacLean and Managing Director David B. Byrd, the CBT season runs from August through May and features eight productions ranging from musicals to drama. 

The 2014-2015 40th Anniversary Season includes: Hank Williams: Lost Highway, The Miracle Worker, 4000 Miles, A Christmas Carol, “Master Harold”…and the boys, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Shayna Maidel, and The Threepenny Opera. For more information or tickets, call the CBT Box Office at 865-974-5161 or visit us online at  Stay connected to the Clarence Brown Theatre on Facebook (Clarence Brown Theatre), follow us on Twitter (@ClarenceBrown) and view Clarence Brown videos on YouTube (Clarence Bro).