Entertainment

Appalachian Ballet Company - 865.982.8463

The Appalachian Ballet Company, which was established in 1972, operates our of the Van Metre School of Dance in Maryville. The company performs an annual three-program season. The company is a member of the Southeast Regional Ballet Association (SERBA) and has reached the Honor Company level of Regional Dance America (RDA).

Capitol Theater - 865.980.1966

The Capitol Theater, 127 W. Broadway Ave., was once the largest movie venue in downtown Maryville, seating just under 1000 people. It now serves as a venue for both live performances and movies. It is also available for private parties and corporate events. The theater has dinner theater seating, which includes a stage, movie screen, dance floor and catering kitchen.

Clayton Center for the Arts - 865.981.8590

The Clayton Center for the Arts, in conjunction with the Maryville College fine and performing arts program, serves as a gathering place for expression and appreciation of the arts. The center puts on regular events ranging from art exhibits featuring works from local artists, musical festivals and a children's performing arts camp. The center is located at 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway and has three resident arts organizations: Appalachian Ballet Company, Foothills Community Players and Primary Players.

Music Venues

  • Ainwick Community Center Gym, 2146 Big Springs Road, Maryville
  • Brackins Blues Bar, 112 E. Broadway Ave., Maryville
  • The Dawg Patch, 506 Howard Jones Road, Maryville
  • Dockside Grill, 2932 Boatdock Road, Louisville Landing Marina, Louisville
  • Founders Square, downtown Maryville
  • Nater'z Sports Grill, 510 N. Foothills Plaza Drive, Maryville
  • The Pickin' Porch at Wood-n-Strings Dulcimer Shop, 7645 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend
  • Roaming Gnome Pub, 1720 W. Broadway Ave., Maryville
  • Smoky Mountain Brewery, 743 Watkins Road, Maryville
  • The Thirsty Turtle, 2641 Highway 411 S., Maryville
  • Two Doors Down, 118 E. Broadway Ave., Maryville
  • Vienna Coffee House, 321 High St., Maryville
  • Waterfront Bar and Grill, 404 Greenbelt Drive, Maryville

Downtown Maryville

Downtown Maryville is host to a variety of businesses such as the Palace Theater, Quality Financial Concepts, The Daily Times, Fine Arts Blount and the Maryville Farmer's Market. It's also home to the Last Friday Art Walk. Held on the last Friday of every month, the art walk showcases artists from all disciplines including acting, writing, dance and music. Participating downtown businesses host an artist and new art and artists are featured each month.

Foothills Fall Festival - 865.273.3445

The Foothills Fall Festival is an annual event in downtown Maryville that consists of a juried arts and crafts show, music, activities and demonstrations. Tickets for the live music shows are $50 while admittance to the festival's general area is free.

Heritage Center - 865.448.0044

The Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center's mission is to preserve, protect and promote the history and culture of the residents who lived in the East Tennessee mountain communities that now make up Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Heritage Center hosts local Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, in addition to school field trips. The Center's facilities are also available to be rented out for private events and family gatherings. The Heritage Center is located along state Highway 73 in Townsend.

Music Row - 865.983.8259

Music Row was established in 2005 by Brenda and Lowell Hamby as a place for local amateur musicians to gather and play music. The venue, located at 2808 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, was a grocery store before it was converted by the Hamby's. Music Row holds open mic nights from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Monday and Saturday.

Theaters

  • Foothills 12: 134 Foothills Mall, Maryville
  • Downtown West 8: 1640 Downtown West Blvd., Knoxville
  • Carmike 10: 5020 Millertown Pike, Knoxville
  • Pinnacle Stadium 18: 11240 Parkside Drive, Knoxville
  • Riviera Stadium 8: 510 South Gay St., Knoxville
  • West Town 9: 7600 Kingston Pike, Suite 1520, Knoxville
  • Wynnsong 16: 200 North Peters Road, Knoxville
  • Knoxville Center 10: 3051-B East Knoxville Center Mall, Knoxville
  • Halls 7: 3800 Neal Road, Knoxville
  • Movies 7: 175 North Seven Oaks Drive, Knoxville

The Shed - 865.977.1669

"The Shed" at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson puts on Americana, bluegrass, blues and rock concerts every Saturday from April to August. Located adjacent to Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, The Shed offers a discount to riders parking their motorcycles either inside or outside the gate. The Shed is an open-air venue and concert-goers are encouraged to bring a chair with them if they want a seat because there are none at the venue.

Townsend in the Smokies Spring Festival and Old Timers Day

The Townsend Spring Festival and Old Timers Day is an annual celebration of bluegrass music, clogging, arts and crafts, BBQ, Appalachian skills and more. Events take place at various locations throughout Townsend. The 2013 Festival is set for May 3-4. Demonstrations include beekeeping, oak shingle making, antique weapons, woodcarving and cornmeal making.

Weekend Section

Each Thursday, The Daily Times publishes its Weekend section, highlighting all the concerts, movies and cultural events going on during the upcoming weekend in Blount County.