Here’s some highlights of the best concerts happening this week in Knoxville!
BLACK EYED SUSANS
Black Eyed Susans is the culmination of three distinct songwriters from Murray, KY: Melanie Davis, Kayla Little, and Stephanie Ray. The group navigates through folk, jazz standards, 60s doo-wop, pop, classic rock, and a capella with grace and three-part harmony. The trio takes the stage at Preservation Pub this Tuesday night at 10pm.
VENUE: Preservation Pub
CHRIS BLUE & SONGBIRDS FOUNDATION
Knoxville’s own Chris Blue (Winner of The Voice Season 12) has joined forces with the Songbirds Foundation to raise money for “Guitars for Kids”. This full band performance will showcase Chris’s new album, “Fresh Start” and for every $100 raised, the Songbirds Foundation can buy one child a guitar and provide them with 10 weeks of free lessons and in-depth music therapy. The show starts at 7pm on Thursday night.
VENUE: Bijou Theatre
Kelsi Walker is an intuitive writer and emotive performer presenting a dynamic flavor of indie-pop/rock music. With lyrics exploring the range of human emotions, she centers hope above consequence; presenting her variety of musical therapy with fevered, histrionic energy. She’s joined by Shayla McDaniel and The Montvales at Open Chord this Thursday night at 8pm.
VENUE: Open Chord Music Venue
CLAYTON HOLIDAY CONCERT
All this weekend, join The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra as they present the Annual Clayton Holiday Concert on December 20, 21, and 22 at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Music Director Aram Demirjian conducts the Orchestra and special guests for this East Tennessee tradition! Friday at 7:30 PM, Saturday at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM, and Sunday at 3:00 PM.
VENUE: Knoxville Civic Auditorium
COST: $10 – $50
Knoxville’s own death metal band Whitechapel is holding their 5th annual Christmas in the Valley benefit concert this Saturday at 7pm. $5.00 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley. They are joined by Summoner’s Circle, Realm, The Guild, and Absent from the Body.
VENUE: The Mill and Mine
COST: $27 Advance/ $30 Day of Show
Jim Brickman: A Christmas Celebration Live returns this Sunday night at 7pm with his uplifting, family-friendly, holiday concert tradition. Brickman, the best-selling piano artist of our time, will preform holiday favorites, #1 hits, with vibrant vocalists.
VENUE: Bijou Theatre
COST: $49.50 – $75