Whether it’s your first time in Knoxville or your fiftieth (hey, we know some of you reading this live here, too), you probably have an idea of where you want to go and what you want to do. We all have our favorite spots and that’s ok. Then again, maybe you’re looking for something entirely new … or something new and different at a favorite spot. If so, this list is for you.

If you’re looking for something a little more off the beaten path… something the locals love… here are five can’t-miss things to do in Knoxville for the month of September.


Duet For Theremin And Lap SteelDuet For Theremin And Lap Steel
September 6, 2019
10:00 PM – 1:00 AM
The Pilot Light
106 E Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915

“Ambient, experimental smokestack lightning rolling through your subconscious (Frank Schultz & Scott Burland).”


Drop-in Figure DrawingDrop-in Figure Drawing
September 16, 2019
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Knoxville Museum of Art
1050 World's Fair Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37916

“Artists of all skill levels and media are welcome to join these self-instructed drop-in figure drawing sessions. Participants of all ages are welcome, although participants under 18 years old must have parent permission. Please note that art materials are not supplied. $10 per session.”


September 25, 2019
7:30 PM
Bijou Theatre
803 S Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

“Join us for an evening of inspiring and captivating films handpicked from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado.”


Meet Ted DibiaseMeet Ted Dibiase
September 28, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tall Man Toys & Comics
609 N Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37917

“Our friend Ted will be in store on sept 28th! Plenty of Funko pops on hand to be signed, 8x10s and more memorabilia from this Hall of Fame Wrestler!”


Monarch Butterfly TaggingMonarch Butterfly Tagging
September 28, 2019
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Seven Islands State Birding Park
2809 Kelly Lane
Kodak, TN 37764

“To help scientists understand the monarch migration, we’ll put tracking tags on the monarchs we’re able to catch. Kids of all ages are welcome.”