The Knoxville 24 Hour Film Festival has now expanded into The Knoxville Film & Music Festival.  This two-week festival is jammed packed with events, so let’s get on with it!

Information on Tickets, Festival Pass, and VIP Pass.

Passes are good at all venues, except where noted.


Sat., June 1: Preservation Pub – Deep Machine, Backup Planet, Kay Walker and the Marble City 3

Sun., June 2: Preservation Pub – East Tennessee Blues Society, Big Gene and Daddy Lee’s Loud Pack, Rollin’ & Tumblin’

Mon., June 3: Preservation Pub – Vagabond Philosophy, Copper Into Steel / Widespread Panic after party
The Bowery @ E. 125 Jackson Ave. (Old City) – Widespread Panic after party

Tues., June 4: Preservation Pub – Band Eat Band Contest (Blue Heavy, Royal Hounds, Big Jon & The Nationals, Baseball) Letters to Abigail / Widespread Panic after party
The Bowery @ E. 125 Jackson Ave. (Old City)  Widespread Panic after party

Wed., June 5: Preservation Pub – Band Eat Band Contest (Crumbsnatchers, Skytown Riot, Soulfinger, Hudson K) Letters To Abigail
Blackstock – Deconbrio, Cryogen Second, Chrome Molly
Hanna’s, 102 S. Central Ave. (Old City) – J2 Delta, Crackteam, MatLab, iRell
Hanna’s (Upstairs)– BoltAction, Master Raptor (MSTR RPTR), Subsergence, DJ Kandyann
Union Place – Knoxville Bass Mafia

Thurs., June 6: Preservation Pub – Band Eat Band Contest (Far Far Away, Smooth Operationz, Pegasi 51, Backup Planet) Letters To Abigail
Bella Luna
– Keith Brown & The NU Jazz Fourtet (co-produced with the Knoxville Jazz Festival and The Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound). $10.00 without a pass
Hanna’s (Upstairs)– Trick-J, Boss Awesome, D-Alpha, Moniker, DJ Static, Burn
Hanna’s – Hip Hop Night – Mac Sosa, $ecret City Gang, Oversat, Dominic Gillette, Sale$ Team with Team Money Tree, Kwamane, cLEEN, JuJu & James Earl

Fri., June 7: Preservation Pub – The Vibraslaps, The Future
Market Square Stage – Bob Dylan Birthday – Lonesome Coyotes, RB Morris, Kevin Abernathy, Kelle Jolly, Norwegian Wood, Itchy & the Hater Tots, Clint Farley,
Old City Bandstand – Flux Pavilion, Skism & Sour Kandi (limited VIP passes only)
Blackstock – On My Honor, Far From Proper, Bad IDeas, Nothing to Write Home About & Minor Nine (limited VIP passes only)

Sat., June 8: Preservation Pub – Tree Tops, Static Revival, Deep Green, Maps Need Reading, Appalachian Fury, Crumbsnatchers, Mobility Chief
World’s Fair Park (Knox Gives) – The Bus Driver Tour, Big Country’s Empty Bottle, Guy Marshall, Ian Thomas and Band of Drifters, Strung Like a Horse, Baseball the Band, The Jojax
The Bowery – Dracula Horse Records Showcase – Ex Gold, YungLife, The Nimoids, Team Steam (Heatstroke & Wesley Wyrick), Arrete, ShyBoys $10.00 without a pass
NV NightclubThose Darlins $10.00 without a pass, Sons Of Fathers PUJOL, The Kingston Springs, El El
NV Nightclub Courtyard – DJ Kandyann, Boss Awesome, DJ Jason Lovely
Blackstock – DJ SLINK, Jason Paul

Sun., June 9: Preservation Pub, Moonshine Rooftop Garden – Gage Talent Presents the Knoxville Film & Music Festival VIP Party – Cindy Alpert and the Corduroy Jazz Trio. For VIP Pass holders only!

Mon., June 10: Film Week Kick Off | NV Nightclub| 7:00-9:00 PM The film week of the festival will kick off with welcoming remarks from Bob Raines, Executive Director of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment, & Music Commission. There will also be a panel discussing the progress that women are making in the film industry hosted by Women in Film Knoxville. The evening will be hosted by Lesle Jordan. With hundreds of television shows, films and commercials to his credit, he has become a familiar face on the entertainment scene. Mr. Jordan will close out the evening with a hilarious discussion of his work in film and television, in particular his work on “Hollywood to Dollywood,” which will be featured on June 15 in a special screening at the Bijou. Mr. Jordan will be joined by Gary and Larry Lane, the Executive Producers of “Hollywood to “Dollywood,” who are flying in from LA for the special screening.
$5.00 without a pass.

Tues., June 11: Films That Rock: Festival Express & Big Easy Express | NV Nightclub
Festival Express | 7:00 PM Festival Express is a 2003 documentary film about the 1970 train tour of the same name across Canada taken by some of North America’s most popular rock bands, including The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, and Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. The film combines live footage shot during the 1970 concerts, as well as footage aboard the train itself, interspersed with present-day interviews with tour participants sharing their often humorous recollections of the events.
Big Easy Express | 9:00 PM Renowned Director Emmett Mallory’s documentary captures the journey of three bands touring the country by rail together. Travel with Mumford and Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Edward Sharp and The Magnetic Zeros and see what makes these groups the greatest folk rock bands of our time. $10.00 without a pass.

Wed., June 12: A Knoxville Horror Film Fest Double Feature | NV Nightclub Knox Horror Film Fest presents a screening of two musical horror flicks, both directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. The first, at 7:00 PM, titled Repo! The Genetic Opera, based on the play “The Necromerchant’s Debt,” is about a repo man reclaiming human organs in a futuristic society plagued by epidemic. The second, at 9:00 PM, The Devil’s Carnival, follows three recently dead strangers on their decent into Hell as they are given the opportunity by the Devil to play carnival-like games for their souls’ release into Heaven. $10.00 without a pass.

Thurs., June 13: Competitive Music Video (CVMA) Awards  | Southbound
The first annual CVMAs is a four-day music video creation competition and awards show. It takes place during the Knoxville Film & Music Festival. Twelve teams, consisting of a filmmaker and a performing artist, will be matched up to create a stunning music video. The completed music videos will be screened during this awards ceremony at Southbound in the Old City. $10.00 without a pass.

Fri., June 14: Films that Rock | NV Nightclub 
Born in Chicago | 7 PM  “Born In Chicago” is a feature-length documentary film that chronicles the story of the Chicago teenage musicians who, in the early sixties, cut their teeth in the city’s tough blues neighborhoods, were accepted and treated like sons by the original blues masters, then went on to play a key role in bringing the blues to rock and roll, in what many refer to as the “blues-rock explosion.
“Shut Up and Play the Hits” | 9:00 PM “Shut Up and Play the Hits” is the rockumentary film of the methodical disbanding for the supergroup LCD Sound System. Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace give us an intimate glimpse into what it’s like for a band to know that after this album there will be no more. James Murphy, LCD front man, takes us inside their world of emotionally uncharted territory for the last concert of their career at Madison Square Garden in New York. $10.00 without a pass.

Sat., June 15: Screening of “From Hollywood to Dollywood” | The Bijou | 1:30 PM NOTE: Passes will not give you access to events at the Bijou. Tickets: $10.00 Your name will be on the WILL CALL list at the Bijou so you can pick them up at the Bijou Box Office. From Hollywood to Dollywood with film maker brothers Gary and Larry Lane on their inspiring journey by way of I-40 East, from Los Angeles to East Tennessee. They have written a script for Dolly Parton, where she plays the lead, and want to deliver it to her personally in Sevierville. The brothers’ five day road trip is met with peril and their journey is nearly stalled, but they prevail. Dolly is so flattered by the project that she contributes seventeen original songs to the documentary, two of which were previously unreleased. There is a Q&A after the screening with filmmakers Garry and Larry Lane. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the June 15 showing will be donated to the Imagination Library, Dolly Parton’s organization which sends new books each month to children up to age five to help encourage literacy and foster the love of reading.

Sat., June 15: Red Carpet Experience | The Bijou | 6:00 PM The ultimate VIP experience! Arrive to the Gage/Marc Nelson Denim Red Carpet in style in a stretch limousine! Departure venue to be announced soon. Check for details.

Sat., June 15: The Knoxville 24 Hour Film Festival | The Bijou | 7:00 PM NOTE: Passes will not give you access to events at the Bijou. Tickets: $17.50  Your name will be on the WILL CALL list at the Bijou so you can pick them up at the Bijou Box Office. VIP Pass Holders will have exclusive access to the Balcony Seating and a private bar. and awards ceremony for the Knoxville 24 Hour Shootout, where 30 teams assembled to write, film, and edit a short film, all in twenty four hours. Celebrity judges for the short films include Gian Ganziano, who is known for his editorial work on South Park, Captain America: The First Avenger, and a long list of other major motion pictures; and Phillip “Mr. P” Ivey. Ivey is known for a renowned film hair stylist and is also was on the team that won an Oscar for Hair and Makeup on Driving Miss Daisy.

Photo of Those Darlins by Michael Orlosky.

Photo of Keith Brown by Stuck Inside Knoxville.

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