Good morning! And congrats on making it to the first long weekend of the summer! Here's what's going on around town through Monday.
At noon in the visitor center, catch Dustin Sellers perform for WDVX's Blue Plate Special, along with the Andy T-Nick Nixon Band. As always, it's free to attend!
The latter band will perform during the Knoxville Museum of Art's concert series Alive After 5. Jenna and Her Cool Friends will also perform there. It's $15 to get in.
Theatre Knoxville Downtown will present Del Shores' "black comedy about white trash," "Sordid Lives" tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$15. Buy them here.
Arpetrio will bring their disco-inspired electronic soundscapes to NV Nightclub at 9 p.m., along with Lucky Costello, and Boss Awesome. Tickets are $10-$15. Buy them here.18+ only.
Wrap up the night at the Preservation Pub, where Wrangler Space will pay tribute to Widespread Panic at 10 p.m. Cover's $5. 21+ only.
Rise and shine (don't worry, naptime is later) for the Market Square Farmers' Market. It starts at 9 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. Go stock up on weird veggies, pastries, meats, and eggs, and then have brunch from one of the food trucks that will be there.
The Square Room will screen Jeremy Seifert's controversial documentary "GMO OMG," at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Alternative health outlets praised the film, but the New Yorker called it "aggressively uninformed." Decide for yourself. It's free to attend.
The Hard Knox Roller Girls will take to the rink at 6 p.m. to face off against the Charlotte Roller Girls at the Knoxville Coliseum. Tickets are $10.
The wild and wooly country band the Kentucky Headhunters will perform at the Shed in Maryville as part of Memorial Day Mayhem (which includes motorcycle drags, food, and vendors), along with the Cathouse Prophets. Tickets to the show are $20. More info here.
Wrap up the night at Scruffy City Hall. Mac Comer and the Coo Cool Kids will perform at 10 p.m. It's free to attend! 21+ only.
The Marble Springs State Historic Site will celebrate the anniversary of Tennessee's statehood with two days of festivities, including militia drills and demos of 18th century life. It's free to attend, but donations will be accepted.
Circle Modern Dance will have an open-level modern technique class at 2 p.m. at the Emporium Center for Arts and Culture. It's $5 to participate (first class free).
The Upstairs Underground Stand-Up Comedy Show starts at 8 p.m. on the second floor of the Preservation Pub. No cover! 21+ only.
Have the day off? Check out the Fountain City Art Guild's spring show and sale. It starts at the Fountain City Art Center at 10 a.m. and goes until 5 p.m.
Catch the Blue Plate Special at noon in the visitor center, where J.P. Parsons will perform, along with Laura Hope and the Ark-Tones. It's free to attend!
Then wrap up your weekend at Alvin K. Bissel Park in Oak Ridge, where the Oak Ridge Community Band will have its Memorial Day Concert at 7 p.m. It's free to attend!