nief-norf Summer Festival Performances Begin Monday, June 12

nief-norf describes its Summer Festival as “an interdisciplinary summer music festival,” but that really falls substantially short in communicating just how important and compelling it is in the world of contemporary music. The festival brings together performers, composers, and scholars in an immersive participation and performance experience that also absorbs those audience members that find themselves…

May 2: Concerts on the Square Begin

Concerts on the Square—Market Square, that is— begin tonight for the summer with events on Tuesday evenings (through August 29) and Thursday evenings (through June 29). Tonight, May 2, kicks off Jazz Tuesdays on the Square with Knoxville Jazz Orchestra’s Youth Orchestra from 6:30-7:30 p.m., with Knoxville Jazz Orchestra performing from 8-10 p.m. (www.knoxjazz.org) Subsequent Tuesdays will feature the Marble City 5.…

A Big Weekend for Knoxville

Not particularly by design, there are those weekends in Knoxville when multiple diverse arts events converge on the same time period. This weekend, April 21-23, is one of those biggies. Music, theatre, and street fair festivals offer more opportunities for entertainment and enlightenment than a normal human being can absorb. But, do your best. Friday,…