10 About Town 5/18-5/21

A look at a busy weekend in Knoxville. Learn more on WBIR's 10 About Town Page/

Head downtown on Thursday for the Variety Concert on Market Square. Catch a performance from sixteen-piece big band Ensemble Swing Time. Admission is free. It starts at 7 p.m. 
 
Check out the Food Truck Park at the Historic Southern Railway Station on Thursday. There will be food, a Farmers Market, music and more. Admission is free. It starts at 6 p.m.
 
The Cruze Farm summer pop-up shop opens downtown on Thursday. It's in the former Archer's BBQ location. It will be open from noon to 10 p.m., seven days a week. 
 
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will play Beethoven's Fifth Symphony at the Tennessee Theatre on Thursday and Friday. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets range in price. 
 
The Nine Lakes Wine Festival is on Saturday at Melton Lake Park in Oak Ridge. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $50. 
 
Blount Mansion will celebrate its Statehood Day on Friday. There will be dinner, live music and a silent auction. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $110. An RSVP is required. 
 
Enjoy "A Night With Emily Ann Roberts" on Friday at West Lonsdale Baptist Church. There will be dinner, a concert and a meet and greet. Tickets are $32. Proceeds benefit Impact Student Ministries. The event starts at 7 p.m. 
 
The annual Tour de Blount Cycling Ride is on Saturday. The ride promotes Blount County's beauty. It begins at the Townsend Visitors Center at 7:30 a.m.
 
Tillery's Hustle for Hope 5k is on Saturday at Victor Ashe Park. The race is to raise funds and awareness for the fight against childhood cancer. Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. on Friday. The cost is $35 and the race begins at 9 a.m. 
 
Knox County Public Library's 13th Annual Festival of Reading is on Saturday in World's Fair Park. There will be tons of books, characters, musicians and more. The event is free and open to the public. It starts at 10 a.m. 
 
Keep Blount Beautiful will host a "DASH for TRASH" in Friendsville on Saturday. The community cleanup event will begin at 12 p.m. at the City of Friendsville Town Hall. 
 
The Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival is on Saturday in World's Fair Park. Admission begins at $35 and includes a sampling glass for unlimited tasting. There will be live music all day. It starts at 12 p.m. 
 
Head to Knoxville Center Mall for the Summer Concert Series on Saturday. The fun starts at 6 p.m. in the upper deck of Center Court. Admission is free. 
 
The Knoxville Choral Society will perform on Saturday at West Hill Baptist Church. The concert starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children. 
 
The Knoxville Gay Men's Chorus will present their spring concert on Saturday at the Bijou Theater. The event starts at 8 p.m. Tickets range in price. 
 
Open Streets Knoxville is on Sunday. Residents are invited to walk, bike, jog or dance their way through East Knoxville. There will be music, games and more. The event is free. You can find more information here.
 
The Knoxville Flea Market will be at the Expo Center Friday through Sunday. There will be antiques, jewelry, crafts and more. Doors open at 3 p.m. on Friday. 
 
 
 
 
 

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