Penny4Arts

fbPenny4Arts gives every child in Knox and surrounding counties an opportunity to attend arts and culture events/activities at the maximum cost of ONE PENNY (or FREE) when accompanied by an adult during the academic school year. See below for more details, or call us at 865-523-7543 for help. Like us on Facebook!

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4th Annual Knox Asian Festival

August 27, 2017

11 AM - 6 PM

Celebrate Asian Culture with martial arts, music, dancing, authentic food, fashion, crafts, kids activities, and more! Join everyone downtown for an exciting – and delicious! – celebration of all things Asian culture. We are inviting Professional Japanese Drum players from Disney World Epcot! We’ll also have passports for children to “travel to” each country.

Knox Asian Festival aims to promote diverse cultures and celebrate traditions and talents from the Asian continent. The Festival aims to bring together people from various cultural backgrounds, to promote peace, harmony, unity and healthy life styles. Each participating country will showcase its unique music, dance, food, fashion, handicrafts and other products.

The event is free, family friendly and FUN! On Market Square in downtown Knoxville. Presented by the Asian Culture Center of TN.

https://www.facebook.com/knoxasianfestival/
https://www.knoxasianfestival.com

 

 

Knoxville Guitar Society: Patterson/Sutton Duo

September 2, 2017

7 PM

Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 425 North Cedar Bluff Road, Knoxville, TN 37922

Dr. Kimberly Patterson and Dr. Patrick Sutton formed their cello and guitar duo in 2011 as doctoral students at the University of Colorado in Boulder. This collaboration has led to recitals, residencies and lectures throughout the United States and abroad. In May of 2013, the Patterson/Sutton Duo released their debut album, “Cold Dark Matter: Music for Cello & Guitar.” Dušan Bogdanović declared: “Everything [on Cold Dark Matter] is performed with excellence and sensitivity. I especially like the beautiful tone and sense of lyricism, though the virtuosity of both is apparent.” http://celloandguitar.com/

Doors open at 6:30 PM the day of the concert. A reception follows each concert. Tickets are sold at the door. No advance purchase is required.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO
Contact: Michael K. Smith, 865-694-4108, michaelks@aol.com

Knoxville Guitar Society: San Francisco Guitar Quartet

September 23, 2017

7 PM

Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 425 North Cedar Bluff Road, Knoxville, TN 37922

Since its debut in 1997, the San Francisco Guitar Quartet has established itself as a dynamic force in the guitar world through its innovative concerts and recordings. The SFGQ’s recordings have garnered praise from critics and fans alike. Classical Guitar Magazine called their album Compadres ”…a nice release from a very capable group of players who give strong performances throughout in this particularly interesting program.” Acoustic Guitar Magazine chose the album as one of their “Top CD’s of the Year.” http://sfgq.com/

Doors open at 6:30 PM the day of the concert. A reception follows each concert. Tickets are sold at the door. No advance purchase is required.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO
Contact: Michael K. Smith, 865-694-4108, michaelks@aol.com

Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble: Children in the Arts

September 24, 2017

2:30 pm

World’s Fair Park Amphitheatre, 963 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37916

Each year on the last Sunday in September, the Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble presents “Children in the Arts,” a part of the Penny 4 Arts series, at the Amphitheater at the World’s Fair Park. Children representing a broad spectrum of the performing arts, including classical and contemporary music, drama, storytelling, etc. will join the internationally acclaimed Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble in a one-hour performance designed to delight and inspire audiences of all ages. Adult tickets are $7.00, children’s/student tickets are just one penny! Tickets are available through TCDE in advance (4216 Sutherland Ave, 584-9636), or at the gate on the day of the performance.

We are reserving 1200 seats for Penny4Arts. We stop giving out seats/admissions for Penny4Arts on Sunday, September 24th at 2:30pm.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO
Contact: Cheri McKeever, (865) 207-1954, cheri@sweetrelieforganizing.com

Knoxville Guitar Society: Roger Hudson

November 11, 2017

7 PM

Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 425 North Cedar Bluff Road, Knoxville, TN 37922

Roger Hudson’s concerts include influences of Blues, Jazz, Classical as well as Brazilian and Mediterranean styles. In recent years Roger Hudson has become well-known for his Fingerstyle Basics columns that have appeared over 20 issues of Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine. He has also enjoyed popularity with students and advanced performers through his growing catalog of compositions offered by Mel Bay Publications. http://rogerhudson.com/

Doors open at 6:30 PM the day of the concert. A reception follows each concert. Tickets are sold at the door. No advance purchase is required.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO
Contact: Michael K. Smith, 865-694-4108, michaelks@aol.com

Knoxville Guitar Society: December Benefit Concert

December 15, 2017

7 PM

Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 425 North Cedar Bluff Road, Knoxville, TN 37922

Join the Knoxville Guitar Society for its December Benefit Concert. This concert will feature students of local guitar teachers such as Larry Long, Jeff Comas, Ed Roberson, Chris Lee, and Andy LeGrand as well as other guest artists.

Doors open at 6:30 PM the day of the concert. A reception follows each concert. Tickets are sold at the door. No advance purchase is required.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO
Contact: Michael K. Smith, 865-694-4108, michaelks@aol.com

Marble Springs State Historic Site: Guided Tours

Start date: January 1, 2016

End date: December 31, 2017

Wed-Sat 10 AM – 5 PM; Sun 12-5 PM (last tours at 4 PM)

1220 W. Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920

John Sevier was elected Tennessee’s first governor in 1796. His property at Marble Springs in South Knox County was a working farm and a weekend retreat until 1800 when he resided at the farm till his death in 1815. Today, Marble Springs consists of Sevier’s cabin, a tavern, loom house, smoke house, and trading post. Tours are provided for students for FREE (with a paying adult) every Saturday and Sunday (except during special events and holidays). Gates close at 5 PM; Tours start at the top of the hour. How to obtain admission: Upon entry to the historic site, visitors should approach the Trading Post Gift Shop. This building is the closest to the parking lot and has an information sign on the outside wall. A tour guide will be available unless otherwise posted (work is often conducted in our on-site offices), in which case, please call 865-573-5508 and a tour guide will be with you shortly. Please mention Penny4Arts to receive this deal.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: Anna Chappelle, 865-573-5508, info@marblesprings.net

Crescent Bend House and Gardens: Free Museum Admission

Start date: January 1, 2016

End date: December 31, 2017

Open by appointment through March 1, 2018.

2728 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

Historic Crescent Bend House & Gardens is one of the Southeast’s finest house museums and gardens. Built in 1834 by Drury Paine Armstrong, Crescent Bend was once a 600 acre working farm and so named for its prominent setting overlooking a majestic crescent bend in the Tennessee River just west of downtown Knoxville. The Armstrong-Lockett House Museum at Crescent Bend contains an extensive fine antique art and furniture collection from notable artisans. Also on display is an outstanding American and English Silver collection dating back to the 16th century. The William P. Toms Memorial Garden at Crescent Bend is a three-acre formal Italian terraced pleasure garden that overlooks the Tennessee River. Penny Performances students may enjoy a tour of Crescent Bend for free with paid adult admission.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES

Closed the months of December, January, February. Contact: Judy McMillan, 865-637-3163, info@crescentbend.com

James White’s Fort: Tour the Fort

Start date: January 1, 2016

End date: December 31, 2017

Mon-Fri 10 AM - 3 PM

205 East Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915

Visit James White’s Fort to experience what life was like in East Tennessee more than 200 years ago! James White’s Fort is the home of James White who settled in Knoxville with a 1,000-acre land grant from the state of North Carolina. 2016 marks the 225th anniversary of the beginning of the City of Knoxville! Includes White’s first home, furnished with original tools and artifacts from the period. Penny Performance students may enjoy a self-guided tour of the Fort for free with paid Adult admission. No groups.

Hours for the winter months are 10 AM – 4 PM Monday-Friday. Some unforeseen circumstances (unpredictable weather, etc) may cause us to close the Fort early or for a day. Please contact us before your visit to confirm hours!

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO

Contact: 865-525-6514, jameswhitefort@aol.com

Knoxville Museum of Art: Higher Ground: A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee; Currents: Recent Art from East Tennessee and Beyond and the Cycle of Life, Thorne Miniature Rooms and Facets of Modern and Contemporary Glass

Start date: January 1, 2016

End date: December 31, 2017

Tue-Sat 10 AM - 5 PM; Sun 1-5 PM

1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916

Overview of the art and artists from East Tennessee and beyond. To schedule a tour please call the museum Monday through Friday at least three weeks in advance. Admission is FREE; one adult chaperone is required for every 15 students. The maximum number for each tour is 60, and larger groups will require two tour times. Last tour at 3:30 PM.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? YES

Contact: Kate Faulkner, 865-525-6101 x246, kfaulkner@knoxart.org

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame: Holiday Break Time Out

Start date: January 2, 2018

End date: January 6, 2018

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, 700 Hall of Fame Dr. Knoxville, TN 37915

The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame will offer free admission to students age 17 and below from January 2, 2018 thru January 6, 2018. Come witness history and have some fun in our ball court area. This offer is good during operations hours: Tuesday-Friday 11am-5pm and Saturday 10am-5pm. All attendees must be chaperoned by a paying adult over the age of 18.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO
Contact: Dana Hart, 865-633-9000, dhart@wbhof.com

Knoxville Guitar Society: Duo Sudeste

January 20, 2018

7 PM

Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 425 North Cedar Bluff Road, Knoxville, TN 37922

Duo Sudeste was formed in 2008 by Robert Thompson and Joey Butler. Merging their love of Latin music, classical guitar, and knowledge of Latin rhythms, they formed a guitar duo specializing in composers from South America — mainly Argentina and Brazil. Their debut CD entitled Viagem ao Sul (Voyage to the South) was released in 2015.
https://www.facebook.com/DuoSudeste/

Doors open at 6:30 PM the day of the concert. A reception follows each concert. Tickets are sold at the door. No advance purchase is required.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO
Contact: Michael K. Smith, 865-694-4108, michaelks@aol.com

WDVX: Blue Plate Special

Start date: January 1, 2016

End date: December 31, 2018

Mon-Sat 12-1 PM

WDVX inside the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

The WDVX Blue Plate Special is a free live music performance every Monday through Saturday at noon at the WDVX studio inside the Knoxville Visitor Center (exceptions: Thanksgiving & Christmas). WDVX is a community radio station that plays a variety of music so you never know what you’ll hear or see at the Blue Plate Special. It could be Classical or Country, Blues or Bluegrass, Jazz or Old Time or something completely surprising. No need for reservations unless you have a big group, in which case, please contact the Knoxville Visitor Center at visitorcenter@knoxville.org.

You can also tour the station by contacting us at 865-544-1029 or info@wdvx.com.

Kidstuff is a radio show for kids and kids at heart that airs every Saturday at 10 a.m. on WDVX. Every 2nd Saturday of the month Kidstuff is live on stage inside the Knoxville Visitor Center. The show connects kids to the music of many cultures, demonstrates different kinds of instruments, and the audience is a big part of the show. Lots of singalongs, percussion, and fun for young kids – and it’s free to attend.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? For large groups or studio tour.

Contact: Linda Billman, 865-544-1029, lbillman@wdvx.com

East Tennessee Historical Society: Free Museum Admission

Start date: January 1, 2016

End date: December 31, 2018

Mon-Fri 9 AM - 4 PM; Sat 10 AM - 4 PM; Sun 1-5 PM

601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

Free admission to the Museum of East Tennessee History for one parent accompanying a participating child. Enjoy compelling stories, interesting artifacts, and colorful characters in the nationally recognized exhibition Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee, as well as regularly changing exhibits. Explore your own history and heritage in the premiere regional genealogy research library and the Knox County Archives. Browse the Museum Shop for gifts, books, and souvenirs. Please let the front desk associate at the East Tennessee History Center know that you are attending with the Penny4Arts deal to receive free museum admission.

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? NO
Contact: 865-215-8824, eths@eastTNhistory.org

Mabry-Hazen House: Free Tours

Start date: January 1, 2016

End date: December 31, 2018

Mon-Fri 11 AM - 5 PM; Sat 10 AM - 3 PM (or by appointment)

1711 Dandridge Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915

Free tours are given of the Mabry-Hazen House and Bethel Civil War Cemetery. These tours give an in-depth perspective into the lives of the families who occupied these homes and also detail the importance of these historical sites.

Mabry-Hazen House: 1711 Dandridge Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915
Bethel Cemetery: 1917 Bethel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915

Open to students outside of Knox County? YES
Advance reservations required? Large groups only.

Contact: Calvin Chappelle, 865-522-8661, director@mabryhazen.com

The following guidelines apply to every Penny4Arts event:
+ Open to Knox and surrounding County residents (with a few exceptions);
+ All children ages 5-15 must be accompanied by a paying adult (age 18 and older) in a ratio not to exceed three children per one adult.

+ Proof of Knox and surrounding County residency may be required;
+ At least one in a group of up to four students ages 16-18 must purchase a regular adult admission/ticket (if applicable) for the group to be able to participate in Penny4Arts.

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