Concerts on the Square Series Begins May 1

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Concerts on the Square Series Begins May 1

Posted: 04/12/2018
Concerts on the SquareThe City’s Concerts on the Square live music series on Market Square begins May 1, 2018. 

The Karns Middle School Jazz Band kicks off Jazz Tuesdays on May 1 starting at 7 p.m. followed by the Karns High School Jazz Band at 8 p.m.

For the rest of the Jazz Tuesdays season, you can hear these acts play 8-10 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) on Tuesdays, from May 8 through Aug. 28:

• May 8: Knoxville Youth Saxophone Ensemble (7-9 pm)
May 15: Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra (6 pm) and Knoxville Jazz Orchestra (8 pm)
May 22: The Core with Justin Ray
May 29: Greg Tardy Quartet June 5: Greg Tardy Quartet • June 12: Greg Tardy Quartet
• June 19: Mark Boling's Trio Life
• June 26-August 28: Greg Tardy Quartet

Meanwhile, Symphony on the Square initiates Variety Thursdays. The Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra will perform from 7:30-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 10.

After the Chamber Orchestra kickoff, Variety Thursdays will feature the following acts every Thursday, from 7-9 p.m.:

May 17: The Young Fables
May 24: The Ville Band
May 31: Frontier Band
June 7: Ensemble Swing Time 
June 14: Square on the Square
June 21: Josh Cottrell
June 28: Bary Jolly’s Jimmy Buffett Tribute

All Concerts on the Square events are free, including parking for motorists entering City-owned garages after 6 p.m. 

No alcohol or food will be sold on Market Square proper, although 14 restaurants – many with patios – are located on the Square. 

Stay informed about the bands performing and any weather-related cancellations by following City of Knoxville Special Events on Facebook:

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