CONCERTS & FESTIVALS
Rockin' the Docks: May 25, 4 p.m. • Lenoir City Park • rockinthedocks.com
Ready to get shook all night long? Lenoir City's mega Rockin' the Docks concert features music by Ergo We Play, RMS and the AC/DC tribute band Big Guns, with music onstage from 5 p.m. until the fireworks start at 10. There are also numerous local food vendors, who start serving at 4 p.m., a children's play area and more. The concert is presented by Lenoir City Ford with the help of other sponsors, including Metro Pulse and Fort Loudoun Marina. No alcoholic beverages or pets, please; visit the web site for more info.
BOATING & WATERSPORTS
Murder Mystery Cruise on the Volunteer Princess: May 16, 6:30 p.m. • Volunteer Landing Marina (956 Volunteer Landing Lane) • 865-541-4556 or volunteerprincess.com
It's hijinks and mayhem on the Tennessee River with the Volunteer Princess' monthly Murder Mystery Cruise. The $59.95 ticket includes dinner and theatrical entertainment; reserve in advance.
Civil War Sightseeing Cruise with NavCal: May 17, 18, 19 and May 24, 25, 26 • 300 Neyland Dr. • email@example.com or navcal.com
NavCal Marine Services and Captain John give you the waterside scoop on Knoxville's complex role in the Late Unpleasantness (aka the Civil War), with a cruise around the Tennessee River waters on the 42-foot Trace. Sandwich-lunch cruises Friday, Saturday and Sunday dates above are 90 minutes each; coming the second Sunday of each month will be a longer plated lunch cruise. Watch for details, and check out the web site for more info.
Fort Loudoun Lock Cruise: May 18, 9 a.m. • Lenoir City Park • kps-site.org
Join the fleet of boats cruising through the Fort Loudoun Lock with the venerable Knoxville Power Squadron, with squad members on hand to help newbie boaters. Bring a side dish for a picnic at the park on return. RSVP by May 16 to Dave Roberts at 865-748-9738.
On the Water Boat Show: May 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Concord Marina 10915 S. Northshore Dr. • americanboatcenter.com or bluespringspontoons.com
The expert boaters at American Boat Center and Kingston's Blue Springs will both have the latest and greatest power boat and pontoon showroom models on the water at Concord Marina, with ABC featuring models from Chaparral and MasterCraft and more and Blue Springs showing off the latest from Cayman Cay and others. Visit both stores' web sites for more information.
SUP Social Paddle: May 18 & 25, 9 a.m.; May 21, 6 p.m. • Downtown Knoxville • firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-523-0066 • riversportsoutfitters.com
Stand-up paddling enthusiasts get together each Saturday morning downtown and again on Tuesday nights to meet and mingle with other fans of this fast-growing sport. River Sports Outfitters will provide gear for a fee, or you may bring your own. Registration is limited; call or email to guarantee your spot. (There are also SUP Discovery programs at The Cove at Concord Park Sunday afternoons through season; call or visit the web site for more information.)
Social Paddle at the Cove: May 18 & 25, 9 a.m.; May 21, 6 p.m. • The Cove at Concord Park (11808 South Northshore Dr.) • email@example.com or 865-523-0066 • riversportsoutfitters.com
River Sports Outfitters sponsors this paddling get-together, free if you bring your own gear. Otherwise, for $15, you'll be equipped with a kayak or canoe, a paddle, and a PFD; call or e-mail to reserve your spot. (The two-hour social paddle takes place each Saturday morning and Tuesday night through season.)
Open Dragon Boat Practice: May 21, 6:20 p.m. • Melton Lake Greenway at the Oak Ridge Marina (697 Melton Lake Dr.) • firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-300-8562
Sponsored by the Secret City Mad Paddlers, this regular Tuesday-evening get-together welcomes ages 15 and over and all fitness levels. Email or phone for more information.
Blue Ridge Mountain Sports' Boat Demo: May 19, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. • Sequoyah Park at Cherokee Blvd. • 865-588-2638 or 865-675-3010 • brms.com
Canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddles on the water in all their glory at Blue Ridge Mountain Sports' second annual boat demo day, featuring the latest models from both local shops. Call either shop or visit the web site for more info.
Smoky Mountain Field School Advanced Fly-fishing: May 18, 1 p.m. • 865-974-0150 or smfs.utk.edu
Advanced casting techniques and other esoteric tricks of the fly-fishing trade are yours with this three-hour course from UT's non-credit Smoky Mountain Field School. Cost is $49 per person; register online or by phone.
Orvis Fly Fishing 101: May 18, May 19 & May 25, 26 • Orvis Company Store (136 Apple Barn Road, Sevierville) • 865-774-4162 or orvis.com
Orvis wants nothing less than to see all of America discovering the joys of fly fishing, and the company is spreading this gospel the old-fashioned way, by offering free weekend in-store seminars on the basics of tying, rigging, casting and more. Call or visit the web site for more information.
Tuesday Night Toad Tournament: May 21 • Loudon • Facebook: Tuesday Night Toad Tournament
They're fishing for bass, not toads, and they're doing it every Tuesday night through season. Check out the group's Facebook page for videos from previous rounds and updates on meeting places and times.
Bass Pro Shops' Pro Angler Showdown: May 22, Meet the Pros, Bass Pro Shops, Kodak; May 23 – 25, PAA tournament, Fort Loudoun Lake/ Tellico Reservoir • fishpaa.com
Meet the mighty men who put the pro in "Bass Pro," as the franchise's famed professional angler showdown comes to the waters of Fort Loudoun. Pros will be on hand at the Bass Pro Shops store in Sevier County on Wednesday night, May 22, to meet fans during tourney registration, including Timmy Horton, Matt Reed, Chad Morgenthaler and Guy Eaker. The tournament pairs professional anglers with co-anglers randomly for the tournament; visit the web site for information about costs and qualifications.
CLASSES AND CAMPS
TWRA Boating Safety Courses
You wouldn't try to drive a car without a license and some training, would you? Ongoing and upcoming classes below; visit twra.org for additional information and locations.
• John Sevier Hunter Education Center (2327 Rifle Range Rd.)
Held the fourth Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
FOOD, DRINK, AND MUSIC NEAR THE WATER
CALHOUN'S ON THE RIVER: 400 Neyland Drive • 865-673-3355 • calhouns.com
Happy Hour: 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Mon-Fri. Drink specials.
CALHOUN'S AT THE MARINA, FORT LOUDOUN, LENOIR CITY: 4550 City Park Dr. • 865-988-9838 • calhouns.com
Happy Hour: Mon & Tue, Thu & Fri 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Drink specials.
FOX ROAD MARINA - BAMBOO BAR: mile marker 617, themarinas.net
Specials and entertainment.
KEY LARGO GRILLE AT FORT LOUDON MARINA: mile marker 602.5 • 5200 City Park Dr., Lenoir City. • 865-210-0869 • fortloudonmarina.com
Hours: Sun: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Mon-Thu: 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri: 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
LAKESIDE TAVERN: mile marker 16 • 10911 Concord Park Dr. • 865-671-2980 • lakeside-tavern.com
1/2 Price Wine Night: Every Monday.
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.. $3 off appetizers, 1/2 price draft beer, house wine at the bar.
RUTH'S CHRIS: 950 Volunteer Landing Lane • 865-546-4696 • ruthschris.com
Ruth's Prime Hour: Mon-Fri before 6:30 p.m.. Food and drink specials.
SWEET P'S BARBECUE AND SOUL HOUSE: mile marker 635.5 • 3725 Maryville Pike • 865-247-7748 • sweetpbbq.com
Hours: Tue-Thu, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri & Sat: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
VOLUNTEER LANDING MARINA - PIRATE'S COVE TIKI BAR: mile marker 648 • 956 Volunteer Landing Lane • themarinas.net
Hours: Tue-Sat, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
WILLY'S: mile marker 612.4 • 2600 Whitten Lane • 865-288-3480 • willysbandg.com
Happy Hour: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.. $2.25 domestic bottles, $3.25 import bottles, $1 off call and premium cocktails, food specials.
See our Lake Life events listings, photos, and stories in the Calendar throughout the summer!