In Tune :: Knoxville Music Guide April 2019

Get to know spoken word artist, Jonathan "Courageous" Clark, before "Swopera: Spoken Word Opera" takes the stage as one of our In Tune picks this month!

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Below find picks for some of the best live shows in the Scruffy City this month! Check back next month to keep In Tune!

Photo Credit: Willie Nelson/Facebook

4/6 – Willie Nelson & Family

Country superstar Willie Nelson is taking the Tennessee Theatre stage early in the month. His career has spanned over six decades with 200 plus albums. Hear this iconic Texan play some of his award-winning songs alongside his family.

TIME: 7:30PM

COST: $79 – $175

VENUE: Tennessee Theatre

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Photo Credit: The Carpetbag Theatre Inc./Facebook

4/11- 4/14 - Swopera: Spoken Word Opera

Swopera: A spoken word opera. Carpetbag Theater is celebrating their 50th anniversary with a special production of swopera. The show tells the story of a community’s changing dynamics! Lines are delivered in spoken word poetry and rhyme, accompanied by elements of hip-hop and soul.

TIME: April 11th – 14th

COST: $20/general admission, $10/student, senior & military, $15/advanced

VENUE: Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theater

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Photo Credit: Walker Hayes/Facebook

4/12 – Walker Hayes

Country crooner, Walker Hayes, is coming to Knoxville with his The Dream On It Tour. Get ready for the show by listening to his hit, “90s Country,” for ultimate nostalgia. If you don’t get lost his music, you’ll get lost in his baby blue eyes. *swoon*


COST: $20/advance, $79/VIP

VENUE: The Mill & Mine

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Photo Credit: Bijou Theatre/Facebook

4/16 – The Head and The Heart

Catch a folk pop show at The Bijou! The Head and The Heart are coming in from Seattle to share their unique sound! Check out their third album, “Signs of Light,” before the concert!


COST: $39.50 – $49.50

VENUE: Bijou Theatre


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Photo Credit: Rhett Talbert/Facebook

4/17 – SAN HOLO

Dutch EDM artist, SAN HOLO, is coming to The Mill & Mine! Originally this producer wanted to be in a band, but found it easier to work alone. He started with a significant following on SoundClound and now is playing Coachella and Ultra Music Festival in Miami.


COST: $20/advance, $99/VIP advance

VENUE: The Mill & Mine


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Photo Credit: Knoxville Civic Auditorium-Coliseum/Facebook

4/18 – Kelsea Ballerini with Brett Young

I thought I missed you, but I miss Kelsea more! Country queen and hometown superstar, Kelsea Ballerini, is back with Brett Young on her Miss Me More tour. We caught up with a few of her fans last year at her homecoming concert, take a look here. Brandon Ratcliff is a special guest performer.


COST: $23 – $43

VENUE: Civic Coliseum

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Photo Credit: Dogwood Arts/Facebook

4/26 – 4/28 – Dogwood Arts Festival

Celebrate Spring with fine art, local goods and great music! Two of our must-see performances are nine piece funk band, LUTHI, and four-man band, The Brook & The Bluff, from Alabama. Downtown will be filled with blooming plants and booming music all weekend long.

TIME: April 26th – 28th


VENUE: Downtown Knoxville

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