In January, local Beat troubadour/folk-rock singer/songwriter R.B. Morris’ pairing with the Streamliners Swing Orchestra—a long-unfulfilled dream for Morris—surprised music fans. Now it seems like it might become a local tradition: Morris and the Streamliners are playing together again later this month to kick off the summer session of the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Alive After Five series of local and regional jazz, R&B, and blues concerts.
Morris and the Streamliners perform at KMA on Friday, June 22. The series continues into August with Frog and Toad’s Dixie Stomp (June 29), the Mumbles (July 6), the Brad Walker Orchestra (July 13), Soulfinger (July 20), the Chuck Beattie Blues Band (July 27), Blue Mother Tupelo (Aug. 3), the Little Big Band (Aug. 10), and the John Myers Band (Aug. 24). Shows start at 6 p.m. Tickets range from $8-$12, with discounts for KMA members and students.