Knoxville's thriving music scene encompasses everything from blues to jazz, reggae to rock, classical to country, by many of the world's most respected performers.
There's live music on tap every night at the many nightclubs in the historic Old City and Market Square areas, and live music every weekday at One Vision Plaza, Knoxville's downtown visitor center. Knoxville's free outdoor concerts and movies keep Market Square hopping in spring, summer and fall, with an eclectic mix of national and regional acts and classic family films. Also, be sure to check out the world-class live entertainment offered at the beautifully restored Tennessee Theatre.
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In October of 2002, Barley's Taproom in Knoxville, Tennessee, became the first independently owned and operated Barley's location. The restaurant serves up all the tasty Barley's food and showcases live music including national as well as local and regional acts. Barley's keeps a wide variety of beer on tap along with an assortment of bottled favorites. The Knoxville location also has a 3500 sq. ft. patio that provides beautiful views of downtown at sunset. The downstairs bar has 40 taps featuring the South's best selection of American craft brewed beers. Upstairs is the Billiard Room with 4 regulation slate billiard tables that are available by the hour. Three regulation dart lanes are available for private and tournament play also. An additional 16 taps are highlighted at the upstairs bar.
Blue Chips Sports Pub & Grill is a small place with a great atmosphere. The kitchen stays open late so you can get your late night fill of spectacular burgers and deep fried delights. Enjoy your close up of view of the game from the TVs that accomodate every viewing angle and catch the live music on certain nights of the week at Blue Chips Sports Pub & Grill.
With the largest selection of karaoke in Knoxville, Bull Feathers Sports Cafe is very popular and you can join in or watch your favorite performers six nights a week starting at 8 p.m. Sit back, relax and enjoy some of the biggest wings in town.
The Square Room is a new, state-of-the-art performance venue located in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee in the Historic Market Square district. This contemporary theater space for art lovers and artists alike entertains up to 450 people with a focus on listening in an atmosphere fit for the true appreciation of artistic performance. The concert “experience” is centered on world-class hospitality for the audience and the performers. The Square Room is capable of hosting all kinds of events from conferences, meetings, and large parties. It is available to be booked by reservation only.
Mirage transports you to a different land with items on the menu such as shish kebab shish tawook, kafta kebab, stuffed grape leaves and of course, baba ghannouj. After nine p.m. the Mirage offers hookahs and you can smoke shisha (flavored tobacco.) Step into the Mirage and step into the Middle East.
Great bar and grill next to the UT campus with amazing prices and friendly service. Come watch all your favorite UT or professional sporting events on our large flat screen tv's or sit out on the patio and play cornhole all afternoon
Any fan of country music should not miss a visit to Cotton Eyed Joe's, which is considered one of the top country-dance clubs in the country. You can go there and line dance the night away, although a variety of music is played. Wallflowers and those that can't dance shouldn't worry because you can take classes almost every night that will have you on the floor in no time and if you're still not persuaded a large selection of bar games (pool, darts, etc.) are available throughout the establishment.