JJ has a rundown of the exciting things going on around town this weekend.
The folks in Gatlinburg always have something fun up their sleeve. This Thursday it's the new Beans 'n Cornbread Blast street festival. Food, music and good times kick off Thursday at 1:00 pm on the Parkway.
Knoxville native Leanne Morgan will have you in stitches at Side Splitters this week. Leanne has shows scheduled through Sunday. For tickets info checkout www.sidesplitterscomedy.com.
Alive After Five is back at the Knoxville Museum of Art. The Stacy Mitchhart band will kick off the first show Friday night along with Davis Mitchell - Labron Lazenby Blues Experience. Show starts at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $15.
Also Friday, Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys will headline the WDVX World Class Bluegrass Show at the Bijou Theatre. Tickets starts at $42. The show starts at 8:00 pm.
Saturday the Cocke County Fairgrounds will be the site of the inaugural Moon Pie Festival. Fun entertainment coupled with the world's largest moon pie is sure to make for an exciting time. The festival goes from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
The historical Grove Theater in Oak Ridge is getting a heavy dose of the king Saturday night. Elvis and Legendary Tributes Show returns with a performance to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Tickets are $15. The show starts at 7:00 pm.
Morristown welcomes the Lonesome River Band and Rodney Dillard on Saturday. The Jefferson Federal Amphitheater at Cherokee Park will have all of the bluegrass you can handle. General Admission is $10. Doors open at 5:00 pm.
Celebrate Knoxville's past at the always unique Vestival in South Knoxville. This year's line up boasts 12 musical acts along with other forms of entertainment. The ves-tivities go from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Saturday, rain or shine.
Another great entertainment destination Saturday is downtown for BLANKFest. Popular artist like Moon Taxi and The Sheiks will be on and around the Market Square area starting at 6:00 pm.
Back by popular demand, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra presents Cirque de la Symphonie on Saturday at the Civic Auditorium. Acrobats and aerialists will soar to the sounds of classical music. Show starts at 8:00 pm.
Celebrate Mother's Day with pretty flowers at UT Garden's Blooms Days on Saturday and Sunday. From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day enjoy all of the beautiful aspects the gardens have to offer. Tickets start at $8.
Have a great weekend and a spectacular Mother's Day!