Closures List





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This closure list is for City of Knoxville properties and events.  Many other other events and private businesses are making decisions to close at this time. You are advised to check the status of outside entities not listed on this page.

As of 04/01/2020 - 08:00 p.m.





CITY PROPERTIES


City of Knoxville Parks & Recreation Centers - Closed / canceled until further notice: gyms at City recreation and community centers, senior centers and senior programming, Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, restrooms, athletic fields/courts, playgrounds, scheduled and organized programs, events, leagues and tournaments at City parks & facilities.

City of Knoxville Senior Centers, including the John T. O'Connor Center - Closed until further notice.

City Court - Service Counter is open but City Court will not be in session through April 30, 2020.

KAT Trolleys - Green Line and Red Line Trolleys are not running until further notice. Bus routes are running with free fare starting March 24, 2020.

Knoxville Convention Center - Events through April 2020 have been postponed or canceled, including the Neighborhood Conference scheduled for March 28, at the Knoxville Convention Center. Call 865-522-5669 for more information.

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum - Events through April 13, 2020 have been canceled or postponed, including all Knoxville Ice Bears hockey matches. Call 865-215-8900 for more information.

Chilhowee Park and Exposition Center - Closed until further notice with some events canceled or postponed. Call 865-215-1455 for more information.

Zoo Knoxville - Closed until further notice.





KNOX COUNTY GOVERNMENT FACILITIES

All Knox County closures are listed at KnoxCounty.org

Knox County Schools - Closed through April 24, 2020.

Knox County Public Libraries – Closed until further notice.

Knox County Health Department - Limiting several services during the COVID-19 pandemic: 
• KCHD’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is conducting services by phone. 
• The Dental Clinic will be open for dental emergencies only. 
• In-person issuance of birth certificates is suspended; requests are by mail only. Vital Records will continue to issue certified copies of death certificates to funeral directors, cremation permits and burial transit (out of state) on a walk-in basis. 
• The Community Health Access and Navigation in Tennessee (CHANT) program will continue to receive referrals and will conduct services by phone.
• The Teague Clinic (405 Dante Road) is currently closed. 
• The West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff Road) is conducting infant and childhood immunizations by appointment only. 

Knox County Civil and Criminal Courts - Prospective jurors summonsed to report to the City County Building through March 31, 2020 should NOT report for jury duty. This includes the previously scheduled Chancery Court jury orientation.

Knox County Clerk and Knox County Trustee Satellite Offices - Closed until further notice. Courthouse Office will be open with limited access and drive-thru services.

Knox County Senior Centers - Closed until further notice. 

Knox County Parks and Recreation -  County parks will be open for passive use only until further notice. Skate parks, beach volleyball, basketball courts and ballfields will be closed. House Mountain, which the County manages and leases from the State, will also be closed. All park restrooms are closed. All sporting activities are postponed through Monday, April 6, 2020. Greenways, dog parks and tennis courts will remain open. The county’s golf courses—where limitations had already been placed on shared equipment and carts—will also remain open though all flag sticks and rakes will be removed.





MAJOR VENUES & BUSINESSES LOCATED IN THE CITY
 
Bijou Theatre - The theatre is closed until further notice. Some events have been canceled or postponed. Call 865-522-0832 for more information.

Tennessee Theatre - The theatre is closed until further notice. Some events have been canceled or postponed. Call 865-684-1200 for more information.

University of Tennessee - All classes have been moved to online for the duration of the spring semester. All university events are canceled, including commencement.

University of Tennessee Sports - Several sport seasons, competitions and events have been canceled including the April 18, 2020, Orange and White Football Game.

Thompson-Boling Arena - Several concerts have been canceled or postponed.  

West Town Mall
- Closed by Gov. Bill Lee's Executive Order closing non-essential businesses through April 14, 2020.

Although the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is not in the City, we enjoy its view every day and visit it often. Park areas, except the Foothills Parkway and the Spur, will be closed through April 30, 2020.





CANCELED / POSTPONED EVENTS


Events below are canceled unless marked otherwise


March 12, 2020 until further notice - Change Center events & building
March 13, 2020 - Smoky Mountain Winterfest 2020 at TBA
March 13, 2020 - Marc Broussard Concert at Bijou - POSTPONED TO JULY 30
March 13, 2020 until further notice -  WDVX Concerts, check their calendar
March 13, 14, 27, 28, and April 4 - Knoxville Ice Bears Games
March 13-14, 2020 - Knox Shamrock Fest
March 13-14 - Women in Jazz Festival
March 14, 2020 - KPD Child Safety Seat Checkpoint
March 14, 2020 - SADA Baby Concert at Chilhowee Park - POSTPONED
March 14, 2020 - St. Patrick's Day Cel-o'bragh-tion
March 14, 2020 - Lucky Kidney Run
March 14, 2020 - America at Tennessee Theatre
March 14, 2020 - St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 14-15, 2020 - BANFF Mountain Film Festival at Bijou
March 15, 2020 - Barley's St. Patrick's Day 5K & 1.7K
March 15, 2020 - Remainder of Ice Bears Hockey Season
March 16, 2020 - Knoxville senior centers' senior programming canceled until further notice
March 16, 2020 - St. Patrick's Day Dance at Christenberry Community Center
March 16, 2020 - Dancing Friends at Deane Hill Recreation Center
March 17, 2020 - PBA Meeting
March 17, 2020 - Four Leaf Peat at Bijou - POSTPONED
March 17, 2020 - City Parks & Recreation: Recreation/Community Centers, Senior Centers, Indoor Pools, Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, park restrooms, athletic fields/courts, playgrounds, and scheduled and organized programs, events, leagues and tournaments at City parks and facilities are canceled until further notice
March 19, 2020 - City Council Workshop
March 19, 2020 - Chonda Pierce - POSTPONED
March 19, 2020 - Sam Bush at Bijou - POSTPONED NOV 19
March 19-20, 2020 - KSO at Tennessee Theatre
March 20, 2020 - Construction Appeals Board Meeting
March 21, 2020 - KDGA Membership Drive
March 21, 2020 - John Moreland at Bijou - POSTPONED AUG 23
March 22, 2020 - Sammy Miller & the Congregation at Bijou - POSTPONED
March 22, 2020 - Brian Regan at Tennessee Theatre - POSTPONED TO AUG 6
March 23, 2020 - Downtown Knoxville Alliance Board Meeting
March 24, 2020 - Beer Board Meeting
March 25, 2020 - Public Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting
March 26, 2020 - Casting Crowns - POSTPONED TO OCT. 16
March 26, 2020 - Better Building Board Meeting
March 26, 2020 - Knoxville Transportation Authority Board Meeting
March 26, 2020 - Special Events Meeting
March 26-29, 2020 - Big Ears Festival
March 27, 2020 - Public Officer Hearing
March 28, 2020 - Neighborhood Conference
March 28, 2020 - Covenant Health Kid's Run & 5K
March 28-29, 2020 - TN Valley Cat Fanciers at Chilhowee Park
March 29, 2020 - Knoxville Marathon
March 31, 2020 - Itzhak Perlman at Tennessee Theatre
April 1, 2020 - Rain, Tribute to Beatles at Tennessee Theatre - POSTPONED
April 2, 2020 - Bonnamu
April 2, 2020 - City Tree Board Meeting
April 2-3, 2020 - Wood Brothers Concert at Bijou - POSTPONED
April 3-5, 2020 - A Bronx Tale at Tennessee Theatre
April 4, 2020 - KSO Music of Rolling Stones
April 4, 2020 - Black Lillies at Bijou - POSTPONED
April 4, 2020 - Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk - POSTPONED
April 4, 2020 - Veterans Heritage Ridge Run - POSTPONED
April 4-5 - Monster Jam at TBA- POSTPONED
April 6, 2020 - Public Vehicle Auction at City Impound Lot
April 6, 2020 - Mighty Musical Monday at Tennessee Theatre
April 7, 2020 - Knoxville Jazz Orchestra Concert at Bijou
April 7, 2020 - Public Arts Committee Meeting
April 7, 2020 - Neighborhood Advisory Council Meeting
April 8, 2020 - Regular CODI Meeting and Committee Meeting
April 8, 2020 - Hal & Phil Off the Record 7 at Bijou - POSTPONED
April 9, 2020 - Price is Right Live - POSTPONED TO AUG. 8
April 9-10, 2020 - Black Jacket Symphony at Tennessee Theatre - POSTPONED
April 9, 2020 - Jon Meacham at Bijou - POSTPONED AUG 13
April 10, 2020 - Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin at Bijou - POSTPONED
April 11, 2020 - Old City Market
April 11, 2020 - KPD Child Safety Seat Checkpoint
April 11, 2020 - Jim Breuer at Bijou - POSTPONED
April 14, 2020 - Greenways Commission Meeting
April 15-19, 2020 - Cirque du Soleil at TBA
April 16, 2020 - Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC) - POSTPONED
April 16, 2020 - Theresa Caputo Live - POSTPONED TO SEP 19
April 16-17, 2020 - KSO at Tennessee Theatre
April 17, 2020 - Child Abuse Prevention Walk
April 17, 2020 - Bert Kreischer - POSTPONED TO AUG 14
April 17-19, 2020 - UT Opera at Bijou
April 17-18, 2020 - KPD T.R.A.C.K. Driving Program
April 18, 2020 - Rossini Festival - POSTPONED
April 18, 2020 - Walk MS
April 18, 2020 - Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live at Tennessee Theatre - POSTPONED
April 18, 2020 - UT's Orange & White Football Game
April 18, 2020 - NXT Live! - POSTPONED TO JULY 12
April 20, 2020 - Foo Fighters at TBA - POSTPONED TO OCT 9
April 21, 2020 - Shakespeare in Jazz at Bijou
April 22, 2020 - KSO Q Series
April 23, 2020 - Benjamin Gibbard w/Johnathan Rice at Bijou - POSTPONED
April 24-26, 2020 - Dogwood Arts Festival - POSTPONED
April 25, 2020 - Brantley Gilbert at Knoxville Coliseum - POSTPONED
April 26, 2020 - Bachelor Live on Stage at Tennessee Theatre - POSTPONED
April 26, 2020 - KSO Chamber Orchestra at Bijou
April 26, 2020 - Jazzfest on Jackson - POSTPONED
April 26, 2020 - Bachelor Live on Stage at Tennessee Theatre - POSTPONED
April 28, 2020 - Melissa Etheridge - POSTPONED
April 29 & 30 - KSO Merchant & Gould Concertmaster and Friends
May 1, 2020 - Lynyrd Skynyrd at TBA - POSTPONED TO SEP 3
May 1 & 3, 2020 - Harriet Tubman Knoxville Opera at Bijou
May 2, 2020 - Year of the Mouse 5K - VIRTUAL RUN
May 2, 2020 - JDRF One Walk
May 2, 6, and 9, 2020 - Market Square Farmers' Market
May 3, 2020 - Toby Mac at Tennessee Theatre - POSTPONED TO SEPT 27
May 3, 2020 - Open Streets - POSTPONED TO JUNE 14
May 4, 2020 - Mighty Musical Monday at Tennessee Theatre
May 5, 2020 - Liz Phair at Bijou - POSTPONED
May 5 & 7, 2020 - Concerts on the Square
May 5-10, 2020 - Charlie & the Chocolate Factory at Tennessee Theatre
May 6, 2020 - Lindsey Buckingham at Bijou - POSTPONED TO AUG 30
May 12, 2020 - Rickie Lee Jones at Bijou - POSTPONED
May 16, 2020 - Knoxville Gay Men's Chorus at Bijou
May 17, 2020 - Meet Me in St Louis at Tennessee Theatre - POSTPONED
May 19, 2020 - Allman Betts Band at Bijou - POSTPONED TO SEPT 28
June 2, 2020 - Celtic Woman at Tennessee Theatre 
June 13, 2020 - Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony