Penny4Arts gives every child in Knox County an opportunity to attend arts and culture events/activities at the maximum cost of ONE PENNY when accompanied by an adult during the academic school year. Click here to read more information about how it works. Events below are listed chronologically. Click here to view the ongoing/year-round events.



Thursday-Friday, April 24-25, 7:30 PM
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Grieg & Sibelius

In April the orchestra will present Nielsen’s Maskarde: Overture and Nielsen’s Maskarde: Cockerel’s Dance. Guest pianist Andrew Staupe will join the Orchestra for Grieg’s famous Piano Concerto. Andrew Staupe has appeared with the Minnesota Orchestra on five subscription series performances since 2006, and has performed with the San Diego Symphony, Houston Symphony, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and many other orchestras throughout the United States. This program concludes with Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5.

Please call the KSO Box Office to charge by phone, or come to the Box Office at the Emporium, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 302, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM). You must show proof of address as a resident of Knox County to qualify. This offer is not available through web sales. Previously purchased tickets may be picked up at will-call at the venue beginning one hour prior to the event. No free tickets will be given to any students, regardless of age, without one paying adult. This offer will not be available for walk up sales at the venue the afternoon or evening of the concert. Cut off for advance reservations is 5:00 PM on the Wednesday before the concert.

Contact: KSO Box Office, 865-291-3310, Option 4, e-mail
Historic Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 | www.knoxvillesymphony.com
Advance reservations required? YES

 

Friday, April 25, 7:30 PM and Saturday, April 26 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Momentum Dance Lab: Art Moves

Art Moves is a dance performance in conjunction with Dogwood Arts Festival that is created from collaboration among local choreographers, musicians, and visual artists. Dancers perform to live music inspired by artwork included in the Dogwood Arts Festival’s Fine Art Exhibition.

Purchase tickets in advance online and at the door prior to the show. Typically there is a small discount for tickets ordered in advance.

Contact: Shannon Efteland, 865-386-3464, e-mail
The Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 | www.momentumdancelab.com
Advance reservations required? NO

 

April 30, May 1-2, 7-9, 7:30 PM
Clarence Brown Theatre: Spamalot

Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical and voted Outstanding Musical of 973 AD, The New York Times called Spamalot, “resplendently silly.” A musical comedy “lovingly ripped off” from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This Broadway smash features flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers! Recommended for high school and up.Check the website for additional showtimes (not eligible for Penny discounts).

Contact: 865-974-5161, e-mail
Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Avenue on the UT Campus, Knoxville, TN | www.clarencebrowntheatre.com
Advance reservations required? YES

 

Sunday, May 4, 1:00-5:00 PM
American Museum of Science and Energy: Penny4Arts... and Science Sunday

On the first Sunday of each month, the American Museum of Science and Energy will open its doors to Knox County students for $0.01*. Tour AMSE’s permanent exhibit galleries; The Story of Oak Ridge, Exploration Station, The World of the Atom,Y-12 and National Defense, Earth Energy Resources, and The Flattop, explore its temporary exhibits, experience the hair raising demonstration Atoms & Atom Smashers, and more. *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 County residency (driver's license) will be required for each adult accompanying children ages 5-15.

Contact: Glenda Bingham, 865-576-3200, e-mail
300 S. Tulane Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 | www.amse.org
Advance reservations required? NO

 

Sunday, May 4, 2:30 PM
Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven and Bon-Bons

As the Chamber Classics season concludes in May, Maestro Lucas Richman conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major and Beethoven’s Prometheus Overture. The program features the talents of KSO Concertmaster Gabriel Lefkowitz in several stunning showstoppers including Beethoven’s Romance No. 2 in F Major, Sarasate’s Ziguenerweisen and Paganini’s La Campanella.Please call the KSO Box Office to charge by phone, or come to the Box Office at the Emporium, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 302, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM). You must show proof of address as a resident of Knox County to qualify. This offer is not available through web sales. Previously purchased tickets may be picked up at will-call at the venue beginning one hour prior to the event. No free tickets will be given to any students, regardless of age, without one paying adult. This offer will not be available for walk up sales at the venue the afternoon or evening of the concert. Cut off for advance reservations is 5:00 PM on the Wednesday before the concert.

Contact: KSO Box Office, 865-291-3310, Option 4, e-mail
Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 | www.knoxvillesymphony.com
Advance reservations required? YES

 

Thursday-Friday, May 15-16, 7:30 PM
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

The KSO’s 2013-2014 season ending concerts will open with Beethoven’s Fidelio Overture. The Orchestra will be joined by guest pianist Spencer Myer in a return engagement performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Gold Medalist of the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition, Spencer Myer returns from playing solo recitals and chamber music collaborations throughout the United States. He will also play this season with New York City’s Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, California’s North State Symphony and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. The program concludes with Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10.

Please call the KSO Box Office to charge by phone, or come to the Box Office at the Emporium, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 302, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM). You must show proof of address as a resident of Knox County to qualify. This offer is not available through web sales. Previously purchased tickets may be picked up at will-call at the venue beginning one hour prior to the event. No free tickets will be given to any students, regardless of age, without one paying adult. This offer will not be available for walk up sales at the venue the afternoon or evening of the concert. Cut off for advance reservations is 5:00 PM on the Wednesday before the concert.

Contact: KSO Box Office, 865-291-3310, Option 4, e-mail
Historic Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 | www.knoxvillesymphony.com
Advance reservations required? YES

 

June 1 - August 9, Wednesday-Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Historic Ramsey House: Summer Tours

Ramsey House was built in 1797 by Knoxville's first builder, Thomas Hope, for Francis Alexander Ramsey.  The structure is significant for original interior and exterior architectural features and its period decorative art collection. The Ramsey Family was one of the first families to settle the Knoxville area. They played vital roles in developing civic, educational and cultural institutions. The last tour is given at 3:00 PM.

Contact: Sandy Neveau, 865-546-0745, e-mail
2614 Thorn Grove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914 | www.ramseyhouse.org
Advance reservations required? NO

 

 

ONGOING: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Blount Mansion Association: Tours of the Blount Mansion

Come join us as we take you back into the founding of Knoxville and the state of Tennessee. At the top of each hour a guide will lead you through the Blount Mansion to learn about William Blount and the birthplace of Tennessee. Walk-ins, call ahead, and reservations welcome.

Contact: Leslie Warren, 865-525-2375, e-mail
200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902 | www.blountmansion.org
Advance reservations required? NO

 

ONGOING: Call for appointment
Crescent Bend House and Gardens: Free Museum Admission

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, Tennessee. The Armstrong-Lockett House Museum at Crescent Bend contains an extensive fine antique art and furniture collection from notable artisans like Michael Allison, Honore Launnier, Benjamin Frothingham, Samuel McIntire, and Sir Thomas Lawrence. Also on display is an outstanding American and English Silver collection dating back to the 16th century with eminent silversmiths like Paul de Lamerie, Paul Storr, and seven women silversmiths that includes the works of Elizabeth Godfrey and Hester Bateman. Visitors will be able to discover the mystery behind the hidden trap door of this historic home and hear the tale of how the Jean Zuber wallpaper made its’ travels to Crescent Bend by the way of a United States President and a Pirate. The William P. Toms Memorial Garden at Crescent Bend is a three-acre formal Italian terraced pleasure garden that overlooks the Tennessee River. Visitors can stroll among the nine terraced gardens of Japanese Maples, Roses, Conifers, Perennials and thousands of colorful blooming annuals that are set to the backdrop of the dancing waters from five large fountains. Penny Performances students may enjoy a tour of Crescent Bend for free with paid adult admission.

Contact: Judy McMillan, 865-637-3163, e-mail
2728 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 | www.crescentbend.com
Advance reservations required? YES

 

ONGOING: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Sunday 1:00-5:00 PM
East Tennessee Historical Society: Free Museum Admission

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.

Contact: 865-215-8824, e-mail
601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 | www.eastTNhistory.org
Advance reservations required? NO

 

ONGOING: Monday-Saturday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
James White’s Fort: Tour the Fort

Last tour given at 3:00 PM. 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. 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. Admission is free for up to three children per paying adult. No groups.

Contact: 865-525-6514, e-mail
205 East Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915 | www.jameswhitesfort.org
Advance reservations required? NO

 

ONGOING: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sunday 1:00-5:00 PM
Knoxville Museum of Art: Higher Ground: A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee

Knox Museum of Art

 

The Higher Ground exhibition traces the development of the fine art craft in the region and surrounding area over the past century. It tells the largely unknown story of the area’s rich artistic history and its connection to the larger currents of American art. Many of the featured artists spent their entire lives and careers in the area, while some moved away to follow their creative ambitions. Others were drawn to the region by its natural beauty, as the wealth of landscape imagery in this exhibition attests. Parent/guardian may register in the Museum Gift Shop for their student visitor(s) to receive a free art-related gift.

Contact: Rosalind Martin, 865-523-6349, e-mail
1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916 | www.knoxart.org
Advance reservations required? NO

 

ONGOING: March-December: Wednesday-Friday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, or by appointment
The Mabry-Hazen House & Bethel Civil War Cemetery: Guided Tours

Guided 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.

Contact: Calvin Chappelle, 865-522-8661, e-mail
Mabry-Hazen House: 1711 Dandridge Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915
Bethel Cemetery: 1917 Bethel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915
www.mabryhazen.com
Advance reservations required? YES

 

ONGOING: Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sunday, 12:00-5:00 PM
Marble Springs State Historic Site: Guided Tours

Marble Springs

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 5:00 PM; Tours start at the top of the hour; the last tour starts at 4:00 PM.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.

Contact: Anna Chappelle, 865-573-5508, e-mail
1220 W. Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920 | www.marblesprings.net
Advance reservations required? NO

 

ONGOING: Monday-Saturday, 12:00-1:00 PM
WDVX-FM Radio: WDVX Blue Plate Special
WDVX

Free live music show and live radio broadcast. Students will also be given a studio tour upon request. The Blue Plate Special is broadcast on the radio at 89.9 FM, 93.9 FM and 102.9, online at www.wdvx.com, and on mobile devices through Public Radio Exchange (iPhone app) and Tune-In Radio (Droid app). Select shows will be held live at special locations throughout the year, including the Market Square Stage in downtown Knoxville.

Contact: 865-544-1029 x231, e-mail
Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (other locations as announced) | www.wdvx.com
Advance reservations required? For studio tour only.





ONGOING: Saturday, 10:30 AM
Alexia's School of Middle Eastern Belly Dance: Belly Dance Classes

Beginner belly dance classes.  Class fee is $15 for drop-in or special price of $50 for 5 classes; two students per paying adult will be able to take the class for $0.01.

Contact: Alexia Smith, 898-2126, e-mail 
Studio: 1563 Crestwood Drive, Louisville, TN 37777
www.alexia-dance.com
Advance reservations required? YES; please give notice one week in advance.

 

 

Last updated
April 14, 2014


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ORGANIZATIONAL LINKS
Alexia's School of Middle Eastern Belly Dance

American Museum of Science & Energy

Bijou Theatre

Blount Mansion Association

Circle Modern Dance

Clarence Brown Theatre

Crescent Bend

Dogwood Arts

East Tennessee Historical Society

Go! Contemporary Dance Works

Historic Ramsey House

HoLa Hora Latina

James White's Fort

Jubilee Community Arts

Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum

Knoxville Chamber Chorale

Knoxville Museum of Art

Knoxville Opera

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Knoxville Zoo

Mabry-Hazen House

Marble Springs State Historic Site

McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture

Momentum Dance Lab

Museum of Appalachia

Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association

Tennessee Children's Dance Ensemble

Tennessee Stage Company

Tennessee Valley Fair

UT School of Music

WDVX

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

     
     

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