May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic - Solo Performer Edition

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It's Open Mic Night SOLO PERFORMER EDITION!!!

***Sign up for a 2-song slot at 6pm!***

Tired of performing to yourself? Come perform to a REAL audience on a REAL stage at the Open Chord. Stop dreaming of the spot light. Get your chance to be in the spot light. 

Or if you're not up for the stage, come enjoy a night out with friends!

****************NO BANDS ALLOWED**************
The Band Open Mic is on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. 

6pm Sign-ups | 7pm Start | Free Event

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May
31
8:00 PM20:00

Blackfoot

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Blackfoot

w/ Neon Bloom

Thursday, May 31st
8pm | All Ages
$15 Advance
$20 Day of

If there’s one thing Rickey Medlocke can’t do, it’s sit still. The Blackfoot co-founder and Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist is constantly looking for ways to challenge his creative impulses, and his latest pet project has been to shepherd the next-generation incarnation of his beloved Blackfoot. Under Medlocke’s steady guidance, the Florida-based band — lead guitarist/vocalist Tim Rossi, drummer Matt Anastasi, Lead/vocalist Jeff Shields, bassist Derek DeSantis and guitarist Seth Lester — has been jamming together live under the vaunted Blackfoot banner since 2012. Expect to hear all of the Blackfoot classic hits such as "Train Train" and "Highway Song" along with the new album cuts as well. In 2016 the band released a new album, Southern Native, on Loud & Proud Records. They have toured constantly throughout the US and have even taken their new line up to the UK, performing at the popular Hard Rock Hell festival. They are currently in the studio working on a hard-charging new album. In 2018 Blackfoot will be performing select shows with Lynyrd Skynyrd on their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour.

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Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Kirk Fleta and His Band

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Kirk Fleta

Friday, June 1st
8 PM | All Ages | $5

Kirk has opened for Goose Creek Symphony, Wooten Brothers, Shawn Mullins, & shared the stage with Sam Bush, Marc Broussard,Black Lillies & Tony Furtado.

- "rich tone of his voice with his unique finger style guitar playing to lay down his insightful lyrics with soul." -Metropulse

Kirk's Grandfather Miguel Fleta and mother Paloma Fleta were World Famous Spanish Opera tenor and Pop singer.

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Jun
5
8:00 PM20:00

WDVX presents Tony Furtado

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WDVX Presents:
Tony Furtado

Tuesday, June 5th
7 pm | All Ages
$12 Advanced | $15 Door
 

Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef (he’s also an accomplished sculptor, but that’s another story). All of the music of America is in Tony’s music. Relix hit the nail on the head when writing of Tony: “True talent doesn’t need categories.”

A native of Pleasanton, California, who now makes his home in Portland, Oregon, Tony Furtado took up the banjo at age 12, inspired by the Beverly Hillbillies TV show and a sixth grade music report. He first attracted national attention in 1987, when he won the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship in Winfield, Kansas. Not long after that, Tony opted for the life of a full-time professional musician, joining Laurie Lewis & Grant Street. A second victory at Winfield, in 1991, bookended his years with Grant Street.

In 1990, Tony signed a recording deal with Rounder Records, one of the country’s preeminent independent record companies. Beginning with Swamped in 1990, he recorded six critically acclaimed albums for the label, collaborating with such master musicians as Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, Stuart Duncan, Kelly Joe Phelps and Mike Marshall. During this period, Tony also performed and recorded with the band Sugarbeat and the Rounder Banjo Extravaganza with Tony Trischka and Tom Adams.

Beginning in the late 1990s—influenced by such musical heroes as Ry Cooder, David Lindley and Taj Mahal—Tony added slide guitar, singing and songwriting to his musical toolbox and began leading his own band. He is a tireless road musician who performs in a dizzying variety of formats: solo, in a duo or trio or with his full five-person band. He especially values the opportunities he has had to tour with such legendary musicians as Gregg Allman and with such esteemed slide guitarists as David Lindley, Derek Trucks and Sonny Landreth.

Tony has performed throughout the world at top venues and appeared at such prestigious music festivals as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Jazz Aspen, Kerrville Folk Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Sisters Folk Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival and countless others. “I love playing live,” he says. “All my energy is focused on the love of playing music and rolling with the moment. It’s a give and take from the audience to the stage, and back. And the music that is created is something that otherwise might not occur without that flow.”

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Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

WDVX presents The Steel Wheels

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WDVX presents 

The Steel Wheels

w/ Special Guests

Friday June 8th
8pm | All Ages
Tickets: $15

Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels are familiar with the traditions of folk music and how a string band is supposed to sound. In fact, they’ve been drawing on those steadfast traditions for more than a decade. Yet their name also evokes a sense of forward motion, which is clearly reflected in their latest album, “Wild As We Came Here”.


Of course, exquisite harmonies remain a strength of the band, shining through on “Sing Me Like a Folk Song.” By making a social statement in uncertain times, listeners will want to lend their voices too. More than a decade into The Steel Wheels’ career, the simple act of singing together – something that carries them back to their Mennonite heritage – is still incredibly special. The stunning closing track, “Till No One Is Free,” provides an elegant ending to the band’s most satisfying album yet.
Home, family, community, a sense of belonging, seeking and finding, the pendulum of gains and losses—these are the Big Issues embedded into the fabric of The Steel Wheels’ music. Their music promises to be as enduringly relevant for the listener as it will always remain for the dedicated artists who poured their hearts and souls into its creation.

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Jun
9
8:00 PM20:00

Hunter's Creature Album Release

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Hunter's Creature - "The Complex" Album Release
w/
Annandale

Saturday, June 9th
8pm | All Ages
$10 Advanced
$12 Day of

--*Everyone through the door gets a copy of "The Complex"--

Hunter’s Creature is a journey, and the music is an invitation. A touch of progressive, pop, and rock shape this new sound. We have been working day-in day-out to create something special, and hope you can find your flavor.

Annandale is a hard rock/alternative project of musical refuge, rebirth, and self-discovery, founded by Ashley and Chad Grennor in May of 2012.

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 Knoxville Poetry Slam June Show - Lane's Birthday Bash!
Jun
12
8:00 PM20:00

Knoxville Poetry Slam June Show - Lane's Birthday Bash!

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Knoxville Poetry Slam

Tuesday, June 12th
8pm | All Ages | $5

Knoxville Poetry Slam is a collective group dedicated to the love of words and a passion for poetry. Each month we gather to write, share, perform and even compete with our best work. Come join us and allow your thoughts to be provoked, your funny bone to be tickled and maybe even some tears jerked at the one and only Knoxville Poetry Slam and Open Mic!

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Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic -BAND EDITION-

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It's Open Mic Night BAND EDITION!!!

***Sign up for a 2-song slot at 6pm!***

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!

Or if you're not up for the stage, come enjoy a night out with friends!

****************NO SOLO PERFORMERS**************
The Solo Open Mic is on the Last Wednesday of the month. 

6pm Sign-ups | 7pm Start | Free Event

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Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

Purple Masquerade - A Tribute to Prince

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Purple Masquerade

Friday June 15
All Ages | 8pm
$20 Advanced
$25 Day of Show
$50 VIP (Limited Number)
 

Purple Masquerade Is a High-Performance Celebration of the man, the myth that is Prince. They put on a high energy concert, performing Princes biggest hit songs. With elaborate costumes and incredible stage presence, they truly personify the Prince experience. The role of Prince is performed by the incredible El Cavitt. El was Prince's stunt double in the movie Graffitti Bridge, as well as a few of Prince's greatest videos. With choreography reminiscent of Prince, El delivers an explosive performance. By the end of the performance, the audience will be left in awe.

With a VIP Ticket, you will receive a signed poster, a custom Purple Masquerade at Open Chord T-Shirt, and you are allowed in the exclusive VIP section right next to the stage.

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Jun
16
8:00 PM20:00

94z presents Culture Wars and Naked Giants

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94z presents
Culture Wars w/
Naked Giants
 

Leather clad Austin rockers Culture Wars hate wasting time. The trio’s first Alan Moulder-blessed single Money (Gimmie, Gimmie)has “come blazing out of the gate with an addictive electro-rock sound and swagger” according to PopMatters. Their recent five-song debut Culture Wars EP is pure adrenaline with production by longtime collaborator Robert Sewell and mixing by Manny Marroquin (Kanye West, Imagine Dragons) and Alan Moulder (The Killers, Nine Inch Nails). The debut release soundly and quickly establishes Culture Wars as a band with their own unique style and vibe. Merging edgy, infectious song craft with inventive electronic textures, punchy guitar work, insistent melodic hooks and the commanding vocals of charismatic front man Alex Dugan, the band makes vibrant, bracing music that's sonically adventurous yet effortlessly accessible.

Naked GIants:
Formed in 2015, the Seattle trio – guitarist/vocalist Grant Mullen, bassist/vocalist Gianni Aiello and drummer Henry LaVallee – put out debut EP R.I.P. the following year and have been steadily building up their reputation as a live act in the meantime, and having as much fun as possible while doing it. Because as much as the three-piece – who are all in their very early 20s now – have their heads screwed on and are fiercely intelligent people, they also want to let loose and enjoy being in a band. After all, that’s kind of what being in a band with your closest friends is all about.

 

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Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Joshua Davis

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Joshua Davis

w/ Specail Guests

Friday, June 22
$12 Adv | $15 Day of
8pm Start | All Ages



A tried and true Michigan musician, Joshua Davis is set to release a new album, The Way Back Home, on September 8, 2017. Produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, The Way Back Home is Davis’ latest full-length studio album and first since his 2015 appearances as a Top 3 finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” (season 8). The 11 original Americana songs featured on The Way Back Homereflect an honest, hardworking family man scribing scenes of the cycle of life through dark, broken, hopeful, and triumphant times.

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Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

94z presents Parker Millsap

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94z presents

Parker Millsap

Friday, June 29th
8pm | All Ages
$15 Advanced
$18 Day of

At only 24 years of age, Oklahoma native Parker Millsap is quickly making a name for himself with his captivating live performances, soulful sound, and character-driven narratives. He recently wrapped up a banner year, which included his network television debut on CONAN, an invitation to play with Elton John at the Apple Music Festival, an Austin City Limitstaping and an Americana Music Association nomination for Album of the Year, as well as winning the International Folk Music Awards' Artist Of the Year. Parker's most recent release, The Very Last Day, has received praise from The New York Times, The Boston Globe, LA Times, Austin Chronicle and Rolling Stoneto name a few.

Parker grew up in the tiny town of Purcell, OK (pop. 5,952) where he attended a Pentecostal church with his family three times a week for most of his youth. Though Parker doesn't consider himself very religious these days, the experiences engraved upon him inform his songwriting. Blending that fire and brimstone preaching with rock, country, blues and Waits-ian imagery, he has created a sound uniquely his own.

Parker first picked up an acoustic guitar at nine, then plugged in and went electric after getting into Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, eventually starting a cover band, Fever in Blue, with classmate Michael Rose who still plays bass with him today. After graduating high school, he moved to Northern California, where he interned at Prairie Sun Recording, the studio where Tom Waits recorded Bone Machine and Mule Variations. Returning to Oklahoma, he put down the electric guitar and got into songwriting, releasing an indie album in 2012, Palisade,which he sold from the back of his van.

A trip to Nashville found Parker playing at the Tin Pan South songwriter's festival, where his performance impressed Old Crow Medicine Show's manager so much that he invited Parker to open a string of dates for the band, later leading to a slot on their New Year's Eve gig at the Ryman Auditorium. Parker has also opened dates for Jason Isbell, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Lake Street Dive, Lucinda Williams and Shovels & Rope.

“I like to set goals for myself that are impossible to reach,” he explains. “That way, I always have something to aim for, a better song, different characters, new stories. I just want to pay the bills and feed my dog, and maybe buy a new guitar every now and then. That’s all I need. I don’t want to be Elvis Presley, but I wouldn’t complain if a million girls screamed for me, either. Just don’t tell my girlfriend that.” Parker Millsap is ready to share his Oklahoma roots with the rest of the

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Jun
30
8:00 PM20:00

Tuatha Dea

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Tuatha Dea

Saturday, June 30
8pm | All Ages
$12 Advanced
$15 Day of
 

Tuatha Dea, The Appalachian, Celtic,Tribal, Rock Band (and family) from Gatlinburg TN has been called pure primal energy with a Celtic,World and ROCK twist. The bands eclectic sound blends the tribal vibe of primitive drums with conventional and non conventional instruments to create a real evolutionary musucal crossover that defies category and genre! Combining primal rhythms, melodic and ethereal ballads, screaming guitar riffs with an Appalachian/Celtic vibe this FAMILY born of a family drum circle delivers an authentic tribal and clannish feel that not only draws the audience into the music but into the moment and clan as well. Their rhythmic groove and interaction naturally inspires audience participation which has become a staple of their performances. From the beginning the band has embraced its Celtic heritage and meshed the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland with their own bold blend of mainstream rock, mountain drumming and Appalachian blues to produce a truly unique sound that has a universal appeal! Dubbed "The Eclectic Steam Punk Partridge Family in Kilts and Corsets" and "The Appalachian Fae", this band is REAL family!!!

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Jul
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Dirty Doors - A Tribute to THE DOORS

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The Dirty Doors - A Tribute

Sat, July 14th
All Ages | 8pm
$12 Advanced
$15 Day of
 

The Dirty Doors formed in Atlanta, GA in late 2012 to pay tribute to one of the greatest rock bands of all time – The Doors. With each performance, we bring the energy, excitement, and passion of the timeless music of Jim Morrison and The Doors like no one else.

Together we faithfully recreate classic songs like “Light My Fire” and “L.A. Woman” to diverse crowds of all ages.

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Aug
11
8:00 PM20:00

Forever Abbey Road: A Tribute to The Beatles

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Forever Abbey Road

Saturday, August 11th
All Ages | 8pm | $20 

Forever Abbey Road is comprised of five professional Nashville musicians who work hard at
creating a unique how that demonstrates what the Beatles might sound like if they were around today with current technology and modern rock energy. Forever Abbey Road has also worked with colleagues of the Beatles including Denny Laine and Steve Holley from Paul McCartney and Wings.

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Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

WDVX presents Town Mountain

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WDVX presents

Town Mountain

Saturday, August 18th
All Ages | 8pm
$12 Advanced
$15 Day of

Raw, soulful, and with plenty of swagger, Town Mountain has earned raves for their hard-driving sound, their in-house songwriting and the honky-tonk edge that permeates their exhilarating live performances, whether in a packed club or at a sold-out festival. The hearty base of Town Mountain's music is the first and second generation of bluegrass spiced with country, old school rock ‘n’ roll, and boogie-woogie. It's what else goes into the mix that brings it all to life both on stage and on record and reflects the group's wide-ranging influences – from the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia and the ethereal lyrics of Robert Hunter, to the honest, vintage country of Willie, Waylon, and Merle.

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Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

WDVX presents Joshua Hedley

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Joshua Hedley

Saturday, Sept 22
All Ages | Show: 9pm
$12 Advanced
$15 Day of Show

 

For years, Joshua Hedley has been making a name for himself as Nashville’s right hand man. Known as the “mayor of lower Broadway” by collaborators and comrades, Hedley is a fixture at Robert’s Western World, where he plays for tips with his band the Hedliners. The multi-talented singer-songwriter has played fiddle with Justin Townes Earle, Robert Ellis and Jonny Fritz. Now Music City’s favorite son is breaking out on his own.

As part of East Nashville’s close-knit brigade of musicians, Hedley has no shortage of support from his peers. He’s featured prominently in the 2015 documentary film Heartworn Highways Revisited, a follow up to the seminal 1976 cult classic music documentary about the 1970s Nashville songwriting community led by Guy and Susanna Clark.

Hedley’s soaring, velvet voice and jukebox-ready songs are 60s-era solid country gold. Unlike several of his peers, Hedley’s not trying to put a new spin on an old sound. Joshua Hedley’s country music is your grandfather’s country music and it’s all the better for it.

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May
26
8:00 PM20:00

The Original Soul Sanction

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The Original Soul Sanction

Saturday, May 26th
$12 | All Ages | 8pm


Come witness a sound sweeter than ice cold lemonade on a Sunday afternoon. The Original Soul Sanction combines the sounds of R&B, blues, soul, and jazz. Their music takes you back to the days of Stax and Motown. To the days where the horn hits, bass lines, and belting vocals ruled the world. Their sound is smooth. Their sound is raw. Their sound is the sound of the 70s, and it keeps you grooving.

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May
24
8:00 PM20:00

Blues Jam

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Join Robert Higginbotham & Mystic Rhythm Tribe at the Open Chord for the Brewhouse Blues Jam. 

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 cafe & a wine, beer or mixed drink from our full bar. Grab your guitar & bring some friends for Blues Jam, the third Thursday of every month!

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May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Kit Rogers presents Summer Songwriters Series

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Summer Songwriters Series

This Show Features:

Brandon Harmon
Eric Caldwell


Kit Rodgers presents the Summer Songwriter Series at The Open Chord. Four concerts throughout the Summer presenting some of the best of Knoxville's talented performing songwriters in the round. With shows starting at 7 pm, it's a perfect opportunity to enjoy dinner, drinks, and a fantastic show. Come join us!

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May
22
7:00 PM19:00

School of Music Spring Recital

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Spring Student Recital on

Tuesday, May 22
 7:00 p.m. | Free

The student recital will go until approximately 9:00 pm. Some students will perform with their instructors, some with fellow students, some with friends and family.   The program will begin with acoustic performances, followed by group performances using amplified sound and a rhythm section (bass and drums).

All food and beverages (except alcohol) will be discounted 10% to bring attention to the fact that Open Chord routinely offers a 10% discount to all students and their families year-round. Both in the music venue and in the music store.

 The roster at Open Chord School of Music has grown to more than 100 students.   Weekly lessons are offered for guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, violin, and drums.   Most of the instructors have over 10 years experience teaching in Knoxville and are well known in the local music scene.

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May
21
8:00 PM20:00

94z presents Caroline Rose

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94z presents

Caroline Rose

Monday May 21st
8pm | All Ages
$12 Advanced
$15 Day of

An obsession with money, an unfaithful lover, a friend’s accidental pregnancy, misogyny, loneliness, death… This is just some of the lighthearted subject matter that make up LONER––the darkly comedic second album from songwriter/producer Caroline Rose. Armed with an arsenal of new instruments and equipment, an ever-growing sense of “ahhh fuck it,” two years of exploration, and a wicked sense of humor, Rose delivers a set of serious songs wrapped in a sprightly, angsty pop burrito. Because, as Rose puts it, “Sometimes sad songs just need a cocktail.”

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May
19
8:00 PM20:00

WDVX presents Eli Fox

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WDVX presents

Eli Fox

w/ Olivia da Ponte

Saturday May 21st
8pm | All Ages
$5 Advanced
$7 Day of

 

At 18 years old Eli Fox is already a seasoned multi-instrumentalist and emerging songwriter with 2 releases under his belt. Eli’s style will take you on a musical journey to the past, present and future. Eli will throw new original songs at you like " A Little More", "Hillbilly" and even "Grenade Tossing Monkey".

Eli was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee where the rich musical landscape has contributed to his unique style and development. Eli is continuing an extraordinary passion and desire to learn, practice and listen to all kinds of music past and present. Eli’s infectious music performances have won over a growing audience of roots music loving millennials and baby boomers. This is an exciting period for Eli as he now has developed the confidence and clarity to share his original music to a wider audience.

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May
18
8:00 PM20:00

FREE FRIDAY w/ Juggernaut Stomp | Loose Leaves | Broken String Band

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Free Friday w/

Juggernaut Stomp
Loose Leaves
The Broken String Band

Juggernaut Stomp is an all original three piece blues rock band with a heavy side. Formed in January 2017 from Sevierville, Tennessee.

Loose Leaves from East Tennessee have crafted a style of funky folksy rock-n-roll we like to call "eclectic alternative". wearelooseleaves.com

The Athens-based "Broken String Band" excites your senses with thrashing banjos, iconic harmonies, stompy percussion, sentimental lyricism, and a live energy that provides appropriate extremes of ups and downs for a show that is as electrifying as it is moving.

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May
11
8:00 PM20:00

WDVX presents Emily Ann Roberts

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Emily Ann Roberts

Friday, May 11th
8pm | All Ages
$10 Advanced
$15 Day of

Emily Ann Roberts is an 18 year old singer/songwriter/musician. Growing up in East Tennessee, Emily Ann has been shaped by a wide variety of music. Influenced by artists like Dixie Chicks and Patty Loveless, Emily Ann aims to take her love of vintage country and give it a modern day twist. Emily Ann’s sound finds a way to appeal to her younger audience while still revealing her passion for classic country.

Emily Ann’s most recent achievement was placing runner up on season 9 of “The Voice”. During her time on the show, she had the opportunity to perform with Blake Shelton and Ricky Skaggs, and be mentored by Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton. Emily Ann had two number one songs on the country iTunes chart as well as two top ten songs on iTunes’ all genre chart.

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May
10
8:00 PM20:00

The Chuck Mullican Jazz Bonanza

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Chuck Mulligan Jazz Bonanza

Thursday May 10th
8pm | All Ages | $5

The Chuck Mullican Jazz Bonanza is the brain-child of virtuoso saxophonist, Chuck Mullican. This group of world-class musicians takes the audience on a jazz fueled ride that seamlessly waves through melody and dissonance. Their chops are tight. Their phrasing is fierce. Their solos are fluid and creatively comprehensive. Their compositions have elements of beauty and a sort of sophisticated grit that seems to tap into undiscovered metaphysical emotions. The Chuck Mullican Jazz Bonanza can and will change the world.

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May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night | Band Edition

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It's Open Mic Night BAND EDITION!!!

***Sign up for a 2-song slot at 6pm!***

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 guitars!

Or if you're not up for the stage, come enjoy a night out with friends!

****************NO SOLO PERFORMERS**************
The Solo Open Mic is on the Last Wednesday of the month. 

6pm Sign-ups | 7pm Start | Free Event

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May
8
8:00 PM20:00

Poetry Slam

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Knoxville Poetry Slam

Tuesday, May 8th
8pm | All Ages | Free

Knoxville Poetry Slam is a collective group dedicated to the love of words and a passion for poetry. Each month we gather to write, share, perform and even compete with our best work. Come join us and allow your thoughts to be provoked, your funny bone to be tickled and maybe even some tears jerked at the one and only Knoxville Poetry Slam and Open Mic!

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May
5
to May 6

Tom Petty Tribute

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Open Chord and Southern Floyd present

Tom Petty Tribute

Saturday, May 5th
8pm Start | All Ages
$10 Advanced
$12 Day of

The Southern Floyd pushes the limits of what you call a tribute act. Their powerhouse rhythm section gets your heart pumping. Their virtuoso guitar players get your palms sweaty. The vocals get your neck hair standing up. But, it's their delicate energy and total demand for tonal detail that takes you to a beautiful place. For a moment, you forget that Tom isn't singing, and that beautifully gritty lick isn't coming from the fantastic Mike Campbell's guitar. You just feel alive to the soundtrack of one of the greatest bands in the world.

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May
4
8:00 PM20:00

94z presents The Unlikely Candidates

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The Open Chord and 94z proudly presents

The Unlikely Candidates

Friday May 4th
8pm | All Ages
Tickets: $12

Based out of Fort Worth, Texas, the Unlikely Candidates are an indie rock band initially formed as an acoustic duo by childhood friends Kyle Morris and Cole Male in 2008. Eventually expanding the lineup to include guitarist Brenton Carney, bassist Jared Hornbeek, and drummer Kevin Goddard, the band was also able to expand its sound in bigger, more sweeping directions. In 2013, the Unlikely Candidates signed on with major-label Atlantic and released their debut EP, Follow My Feet. In early 2016, the band returned with a hooky new single in "Your Love Could Start a War," which made a strong showing on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart. Two new releases arrived from the band in 2017: the hook-laden Bed of Liars EP and the Danger to Myself EP.

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May
3
8:00 PM20:00

Blues Jam

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Join Robert Higginbotham & the Smoking Section at the Open Chord for the Brewhouse Blues Jam. 

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 cafe & a wine, beer or mixed drink from our full bar. Grab your guitar & bring some friends for Blues Jam, the first Thursday of every month!

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Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

Pale Root

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Pale Root

Saturday, April 28th
8pm | All Ages | $5 

Knoxville based Americana duo, Pale Root was born out of the collaboration of songwriters Aaron Freeman and Jordan Burris. Together the two craft tales influenced by their love of traditional folk, country, bluegrass as well as modern folk and Americana. They explore the subjects of love, loss, religion and redemption as well as the journeys that bind these themes together.

Together they have released their self titled debut album containing 10 original songs recorded at Knoxville's Wild Chorus Studio.

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Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

The Bo Ashby Band

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The Bo Ashby Band

Friday, April 27tt
8pm | All Ages
$5 Advanced
$7 Day of

Meet one of East Tennessee's premiere rock bands, The Bo Ashby Band. A collection of innovative musicians who treat their audiences to unique and powerful arrangements of well-known classic rock songs from the 1965-1985 era and bands like The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Bad Company, Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers, Steppenwolf, .38 Special, U2, CCR, Eric Clapton, Steve Miller, Kansas, The Beatles, Neil Young, Buffalo Springfield, Bob Dylan and many more.

They also continually write and perform their own highly-creative, original tunes. The Bo Ashby Band has a passion for their music. They are entertaining, family-friendly, professional and have a great sound. Be sure and check them out!

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Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Kirk Fleta

Kirk Fleta

Thursday April 26th
8 PM | All Ages | $5

Kirk has opened for Goose Creek Symphony, Wooten Brothers, Shawn Mullins, & shared the stage with Sam Bush, Marc Broussard,Black Lillies & Tony Furtado.

- "rich tone of his voice with his unique finger style guitar playing to lay down his insightful lyrics with soul." -Metropulse

Kirk's Grandfather Miguel Fleta and mother Paloma Fleta were World Famous Spanish Opera tenor and Pop singer.

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Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

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t's time once again for Open Mic Night! Both solo performers AND bands are welcome to perform.

***Sign up for a 2-song slot at 6pm!***

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 guitars!

Or if you're not up for the stage, come enjoy a night out with friends! Happy Hour from 4pm-7pm!

April 25 | 6pm Sign-ups | 7pm Start | Free Event

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Apr
19
to Apr 20

Blue Jam featuring Mystic Rhythm Tribe

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Join Robert Higginbotham & Mystic Rhythm Tribe at the Open Chord for the Brewhouse Blues Jam. 

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 cafe & a wine, beer or mixed drink from our full bar. Grab your guitar & bring some friends for Blues Jam, the first Thursday of every month!

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Heartsick w/ Special Guest
Apr
15
8:00 PM20:00

Heartsick w/ Special Guest

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Open Chord and Envied Clothing presents

Heartsick

with special guests
Crowns
DYNE SIDE
The Guild

Doors at 7pm

$10 All Ages

Heartsick is regarded as one of the hardest working bands in the Midwest metal scene with a rapidly growing fan base all across the United States and thousands of diehard fans in the Midwest they are quickly becoming the band to look out for in 2015. Ever since they formed in Lansing, they have graduated from local hometown shows to a touring force to be reckoned with and participating on major festivals across the US playing over 1,500 shows since the band's start in 2000. Heartsick has made their presence known the old fashioned way blood, sweat, and a work ethic matched by few in the industry. Treating every show as if it was their last and every fan as if it was their first. After years of touring and playing under the name Know Lyfe the band has evolved still keeping its core sound and member vocalist Alfonso Civile, guitarist Jerred Pruneau, drummer Nico Killips, and bassist Waylon Fox. With a new name and a new highly anticipated follow up record to 2011 "Empire Of Wolves," Heartsick is poised to explode beyond the borders of the Midwest and has already begun a new legendary chapter in their already legendary career.


 

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Heavy Seventies w/ Neanderthal
Apr
14
to Apr 15

Heavy Seventies w/ Neanderthal

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It's heavy, it's from the seventies, and it's f**king RAD!! 

Heavy Seventies
Neanderthal

Saturday, April 14th
Tickets: $10

Doors: 7pm | Show: 8pm
All Ages

Heavy Seventies is a Knoxville, Tennessee based cover band that plays turbocharged versions of classic rock and old school metal songs by some of the greatest riff driven bands of the '60s, '70s and '80s. They cover the likes of Kiss, Van Halen, Judas Priest, Aerosmith, Hendrix, ZZ Top, Black Sabbath, UFO, Derringer, Cheap Trick, Johnny Winter and Deep Purple to name a few. Basically, the logos you saw sketched on a rocker dudes school notebook in 1980.

Neanderthal is Mick Murphy's slap your momma in the face instrumental rock band. It's about time you got Shreddy Kruegared at the Open Chord.

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Free Friday featuring The Sedonas and Grant Maloy Smith
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Free Friday featuring The Sedonas and Grant Maloy Smith

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Open Chord presents:

Free Friday w/

The Sedonas
Grant Maloy Smith

April, 13th
Free | All Ages

This Free Friday showcase will be an eclectic mix of Roots, Pop, Rock, and Americana music. All three of these acts have distinct styles and tastes that are sure to take the audience on a music ride.

The Sedonas have a sound that's organic and pure, and their music revolves around a mixture of rock and americana.

Hailing all the way from Rhode Island, the award winning and American Roots recording artist Grant Maloy Smith has had a career spanning over 30 years. His songs are potent. They move you. They speak of haunting tales that take the listener on a journey through times of trials and tribulations. 

 

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