Knoxville’s oldest theater, built in 1909, is an acoustic marvel—singer/songwriters, jazz combos, and rock bands all sound good there. The Bijou hosts national acts every week, with upcoming performances by artists as diverse as classic-rock guitar hero Robin Trower, Swiss jazz pianist Nik Bartsch, retro soul queen Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and ’90s alt-rockers Toad the Wet Sprocket.
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Upcoming Events for Bijou Theatre
Featured eventAlex Ebert is the bearded—and often shirtless—troubadour whose alter ego, Edward Sharpe, has been touring the country since 2009 in a big white school bus with his dozen or so bandmates under the name Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Before Ebert made the transformation into an indie-pop Ken Kesey, he was the party-minded lead singer of the power-pop band Ima Robot. And in classic boy-gets-sober-boy-meets-girl-boy-and-girl-form-a-10-to-12-person-hippie-folk-band-and-find-immense-success style, Edward Sharpe and ...
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Featured eventJosh Ritter is a smart, wordy songwriter with a friendly voice and a whole lotta good tunes. His influences are often obvious, from Leonard Cohen to the Waterboys, but he makes space for himself within their orbit. He has a decade’s worth of strong material to choose from, whether in epic-poet mode (“Thin Blue Flame”) or sly storyteller (“The Curse,” which imagines a love affair between a mummy and an ...
Featured eventRalphie May is a stand-up avalanche. He starts out slow, letting his drawl do the heavy lifting while he lays a framework of sass and hip-hop culture that threatens to lull the audience into a false sense of security. But by the end of his set he’s in full-on tirade mode, barreling through the last leg of his material in half the time a lesser comedian would need, with rapid-fire ...