Knoxville Tennessee NewsKnoxville Jazz Orchestra sets the stage for a summer of live music on Market Square as the sixth season of the City’s Concerts on the Square series begins Tuesday, May 2. The KJO’s Youth Orchestra will warm up the crowd from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and the KJO will play 8-10 p.m.


Jazz Tuesdays continue through Aug. 29 with jazz combo Marble City 5 at the helm. Shows take place 8-10 p.m.


Variety Thursdays begin with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra on May 4, at 7:30 p.m. Additional Variety Thursday performers (who will play 7-9 p.m.) are:


May 11: Country singer Joe Lasher Jr., presented by Ingles;

May 18: Sixteen-piece big band Ensemble Swing Time;

May 25: Singer-songwriter Jonathan Sexton;

June 1: Blues band Blue Line Blues, featuring members of the Knoxville Police Department;

June 8: Nashville classic rock band The Bicho Brothers;

June 15: Square Dancing on the Square, with music by The Hellgrammites and caller Stan Sharp, presented by Century Harvest Farms;

June 22: Singer-songwriter and former Knoxvillian Louise Mosrie; and

June 29: Nashville pianist Kendall Ray.


All concerts are free, including parking for motorists entering City-owned garages after 6 p.m. Downtown visitors can use the new public restrooms located in the Market Square Garage, near the Wall Avenue entrance.


No alcohol or food will be sold on Market Square proper, although 14 restaurants – many with patios – are located on the Square.


Stay informed about the bands performing and any weather-related cancelations by liking the City of Knoxville Special Events Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/CityofKnoxvilleSpecialEvents.


For more information, visit www.Knoxvilletn.gov/concerts.

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