Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum Accepting Donated Items for Gatlinburg Area

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum Accepting Donated Items for Gatlinburg Area

Posted: 11/29/2016
The Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum is accepting donations this week for evacuees and first responders the Gatlinburg area.

They are currently accepting cases of water, cases of Gatorade, pre-packaged non-perishable food items, toiletry items, blankets and diapers and formula. 

The donations can be dropped off at the Knoxville Coliseum box office during extended hours this week:

Tuesday, Nov. 29: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 30: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 1: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m
Friday, Dec. 2: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

As the truck fills with items, they will deliver to shelters in the Gatlinburg area and will continue deliveries to the area throughout the week.

There are several events in the Auditorium and Coliseum this week, as well as being the starting point for the community-wide Christmas Parade on Friday. Patrons are encouraged to bring a donation with them while they attend events at the facilities to give back this holiday season.

Wednesday, Nov. 30: The 1975
Friday, Dec. 2: Valor Fights, The Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec. 3: Neal McCoy, The Nutcracker
Sunday, Dec. 4: The Nutcracker

For more information about the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum please visit

Knoxville residents wanting to donate lodging or displaced families needing help are encouraged to call the City's 211 Help Line.

Donations are being accepted by texting REDCROSS to 90999.