Sep
28
4:00 PM16:00

Hydrocephalus Awareness Acoustic Rock Concert (HARC)

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The 2nd Annual Acoustic Hydrocephalus Awareness Rock Concert (HARC 2019).

September is Hydrocephalus Awareness Month so please come out and support this special month for all of us who Live, Struggle, Survive, and Succeed through this journey with Hydrocephalus.

Saturday, September 28th
$10 Advance | $12 Day of Show
4pm START | All Ages

Bands in our Acoustic Show are: In no particular order yet.

Chad Grennor
Autumn Reflection
Belfast 6 Pack
Eric Caldwell
Lauren Beeler Music: Opening the Show
Joshua Jordan

All Ages

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Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

Dori Freeman

Dori Freeman

Friday, September 27th
All Ages | 8pm
$10 ADVANCED
$12 Day of Show
 

Dori Freeman first broke out in 2016, with a stunning debut produced by Teddy Thompson and a sparkling voice that seemed to come from out of nowhere. Her songs were brittle, cracked, infused with heartbreak and seeming to speak for women everywhere, channeling Appalachian women in a way that harkened back to Loretta Lynn. NPR spoke of her “bruised sort of romanticism” and Noisey referenced her “heart-wrenching moments.” Freeman had written her first album on the heels of a failed relationship, a suddenly-single mother in a small town. There was a bitter taste in her songwriting that reflected the fiercely independent streak Appalachian women are known for and her own lack of patience for bullshit. Three years later, she’s now happily married (to drummer Nick Falk), and her new album, Every Single Star, to be released September 27, 2019 on Blue Hens Music (her second album on her own label after 2017’s Letters Never Read), features a very different perspective. She’s writing songs now for her new love, and for her daughter, as beholden as ever to the traditions that first inspired her as a young girl growing up in Galax, Virginia, but full of the same incisive eye for the human condition that’s always been her hallmark.

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Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

Roanoke

Roanoke

ft. Hannah Lusk from The Rally Club


Thursday, September 26th
All Ages | 8pm

"Brimming with optimism, youthful exuberance and creative energy...." - The Huffington Post

Based in Music City, Nashville, TN, Roanoke is a 5 piece that bridges a gap between Alternative and Americana/Folk
by writing palatable & melodic songs under a blanket of roots instrumentation, electric guitars, multi-part harmonies and the instantly-recognizable vocals of principle lead singers Taylor Dupuis and Joey Beesley. Transitioning to a full-time touring entity in 2018, Roanoke's 2017 touring resume includes appearances at MerleFest, SunFest and Master Musicians Festival, while also being sought for private, corporate functions for LinkedIn and Opryland Resort — all of which came as a surprise in the band's inbox. Artistically, Roanoke's praise has been sung by Huffington Post and Spotify, the latter of which includes four Roanoke originals, "Silent Films," "Tennessee Stone," "Jordan" and "The Light," on its OFFICIAL playlists, "Southern Gothic," "Rustic Romance," "Fresh Folk," "Pulse of Americana," and "Seize The Day!" respectively. New EP, distributed by Tone Tree, was released in summer 2018.

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Sep
25
8:00 PM20:00

The Wednesday Night Get Down ft Stina Nesbit

Kenneth Brown presents
The Wednesday Night Get Down ft Stina Nesbit

Wednesday, September 25th
All Ages | 8pm | FREE

For those who miss soulful Wednesdays at the Red piano Lounge, come join us for the Wednesday Get Down at the Open Chord!!! It will be twice a month and feature a new vocalist each time. We have the fabulous Evelyn Jack as our featured vocalist!!!

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Karaoke Competition
Sep
24
8:00 PM20:00

Karaoke Competition

Knoxville Poetry Slam presents

Knoxville Karaoke Competition

Tuesday, September 24th
All Ages | 8pm | FREE

Have you always wanted to put your Karaoke skills to the test? Well now you can at the Knoxville Karaoke Competition!

You'll have one song, or five minutes to rock the stage with all your might. At the end, you'll be scored by five random judges from the audience on a scale of 1-10!
We'll have three rounds and will eliminate the lower scorers from round to round to eventually determine the champion. How are the performers scored? Staying on key? Energy? Stage Presence? Whatever the judge feels like makes a performance awesome! Show up early to register as there will be limited slots available. Hosted by the Knoxville Poetry Slam's Lane Shuler and Courageous.

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Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Shadow of the Sun: A Chris Cornell Tribute

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Shadow on the Sun - Chris Cornell Tribute

Saturday, September 21st
All Ages | 8pm
$12 ADVANCED
$15 Day of Show
 

Shadow on the Sun, is a project featuring the members of Nashville's legendary Medicine Mann. This is a labor of love meant to honor the late great Chris Cornell. Featuring songs from Soundgarden, Audioslave & Temple of the Dog.

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Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

Mike Farris w/ Jonny Monster

WDVX presents 
Mike Farris
W/ Jonny Monster

Friday, September 20th
All Ages | 8pm 
$22 Advanced
$27 Day Of 

Known first as the frontman for the critic darlings, The Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies, Mike Farris has made a name for himself with his passionately-crafted brand of blue eyed soul which includes elements of blues, roots and gospel. It makes for an addictive combination that earned Farris a Grammy award in 2015 for Best Roots/Gospel Album, to follow his 2008 Americana Music Award for best new artist. With a new album out, Silver & Stone, released on Compass Records, Farris continues to wow with his soulful vocals, observant originals and interpretations of soul classics. Farris tours in both solo and band configurations and his renowned Christmas show is stocking-stuffed with so much holiday soul……he’s guaranteed to make the nice list.

“Mike Farris has enough heart, soul, and power to light up a city. He mixes up the elements and turns them into something new, beautiful, and uniquely his own.”

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Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

Kacy & Clayton w/ Twisted Pine

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WDVX presents 
Kacy & Clayton
w/ Twisted Pine

Thursday, September 19th
All Ages | 8pm 
$12 ADVANCED
$15 Day of Show

“We were raised on cattle ranches where we learned how to play traditional country music because that’s what everyone wanted to hear.”

The music Kacy and Clayton make is inextricable from where they grew up. They sing about the kind of people you’d find in Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan (population very few). The hills, barns and remoteness of the area are in these songs, with a bittersweet acknowledgement that this music has taken them far from home.

Kacy Anderson and Clayton Linthicum’s new album Carrying On follows the international acclaim for their previous records Strange Country (which Q magazine called, “A beautiful album that nudges a classic past into a brave future.”) and 2017’s The Siren’s Song (described by Uncut as “Ageless and beguiling. A classic record for this or any other time.”)

Their sound is equal parts homespun, coming from a family and community where playing music is an ever present part of social gatherings, and the rare country, blues and English folk rock these second cousins obsess over and collect. For Carrying On, Clayton cites as influences: Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete, Hoyt Axton's My Grif in Is Gone, Cajun fiddle music, and the steel guitar of Ralph Mooney who played on many of the records that defined the Bakersfield country music scene of the 1950s. Sixties psych has also woven its way into these new songs; Kacy enjoys telling people that they live 250km from the mental hospital that coined the term ‘psychedelic’.

Having toured almost nonstop for the last two years, Carrying On was conceived and honed on the road and recorded immediately after a jaunt across Western Canada, mostly as live takes with the minimum of overdubs – the songs having been tried and tested before audiences each night. The album was produced once again by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and Uncle Tupelo fame, at his Loft studio in Chicago.

The result is a sharpening of what Mojo magazine summed up as “A beautiful mix of Kacy's crystalline vocals and Clayton's inventive, deep-groove country guitar.” And a greater attention to detail in their songwriting; with narrative tales of loss, regret and yearning alongside vivid portraits of the Northern Great Plains and its isolated inhabitants. The songs “The Forty-Ninth Parallel,” “The South Saskatchewan River,” “Providence Place” and “That Sweet Orchestra Sound” were all written with local settings in mind - with the latter a tribute to the rural dance bands of the area, who referred to themselves as ‘orchestras.’ One such band, the Romansky Orchestra from Fir Mountain featured Kacy’s Grandpa Carl in their line-up when he was in his teens.

Of Carrying On, Jeff Tweedy said "When I first heard Kacy and Clayton, I was struck by how much detail and nuance they had absorbed from what sounded like a large swath of my record collection. When I told them that they were as good as the artists they were drawing from, I’m not sure they believed me. On this record I don’t hear those influences as much as I hear them taking the things they love so intimately and telling their own story. I think they’re a truly great band.”

“Our songs for this album are inspired by rural living of the past and present, highlighting the toll that urban dwelling can take on first generation kids moving out of the country into the city.”

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Sep
18
8:00 PM20:00

Blues Jam

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Open Chord Blues Jam

Wednesday, September 18th
All Ages | 7pm signups | 8pm Start

Join the fabulous Mystic Rhythm Tribe at the Open Chord for the best Blues Jam in town!

Just bring your instrument, sign up, & join the jammers! We supply drums and a full backline of amps! Sign-ups begin at 7pm before the show.

Also, grab some awesome food from the kitchen and a delicious beverage from our full bar.

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Open Mic Night
Sep
17
8:00 PM20:00

Open Mic Night

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Open Mic Night

Tuesday, September 17th
All Ages | 7pm Sign-ups | 8pm Start

***SOLO PERFORMERS AND BANDS WELCOME***

***Sign up for a 2-song slot at 7pm!***

Are you tired of having band practice in your basement? This is the perfect chance to practice with your band on a REAL stage in front of a REAL audience! We'll supply everything you might need backline-wise. Just bring your instruments!

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