Jan
24
8:00 PM20:00

Greg Tardy Quartet

Greg Tardy Quartet

Thursday, January 24th
All Ages | 8pm | $5

"Truly an awesome leader-performer and you’ll revel in his inventiveness and finesse. Tardy is THE new talent to watch.” - Jazz & Blues Report 

“Big sound, deep seated feel for the blues, and cerebral avante-garde chops.” - New York Magazine

“With every release he takes another step forward establishing himself as one of the most important saxophonists of his generation.” - All About Jazz

“Until you master the blues, anything else you do in jazz is going to sound hollow. Gregory Tardy has not made that mistake.” - The Washington Post

Saxophonist, multi-reedist, and composer Gregory Tardy is one of the most versatile jazz musicians of his generation, equally comfortable in a variety of musical and improvisational situations. Born into a musical family, he began his musical career studying classical clarinet. In his early 20s, while preparing for a symphony career he discovered jazz saxophone and hasn’t looked back. 

In 1992, he started playing with the legendary drummer, Elvin Jones, and he recorded his first CD, Crazy Love. As a sought after sideman he has played with many prominent jazz artists including: Andrew Hill, Tom Harrell, Dave Douglas, Wynton Marsalis, Jay McShann, Nicholas Payton, Roy Hargrove, Steve Coleman, Betty Carter, Don Byron, Bill Frisell, Rashied Ali, Ellis Marsalis, Brian Lynch, John Patitucci, and many more. He has also performed and/or recorded along with many other notable saxophonists, such as Joe Lovano, Mark Turner, Chris Potter, Dewey Redman, Ravi Coltrane, and others. In more recent years, Tardy has gone full circle, by focusing on his clarinets more, using them on recordings by Tom Harrell, Ohad Talmor/Steve Swallow, Stefan Harris, Chris Potter and Andrew Hill. 

His performance schedule has taken him all over the world, playing at all of the major jazz festivals and on some of the biggest stages in jazz. As a sideman, he has been featured on several Downbeat Albums of the Year and also several Grammy nominated recordings; including a Grammy winning CD with Brian Lynch in 2006. He also has recorded fourteen CDs under his own name featuring his unique compositions, blending his love of traditional jazz with a more modern seeking style. His latest release “Chasing After The Wind” was released in the fall of 2016.

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Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

WDVX presents Blue Highway

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WDVX presents Blue Highway

Friday, January 25th
All Ages | 7pm Doors | 8pm Start
$40 Premier Reserved Seating 
$30 General Admission

Highly esteemed bluegrass band Blue Highway has earned a collective 28 IBMA Awards, 6 SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award, plus three Grammy nominations as a band, in addition to two prestigious Grammy Awards among its current members. 

Blue Highway earned a 2017 GRAMMY Nomination for their #1 album "Original Traditional," a 2016 release on Rounder Records.

Blue Highway was voted the Favorite Bluegrass Artist of All Time by the readers of Bluegrass Today in April 2016.

Wayne Taylor was the 2016 Inductee into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame, alongside legends like Patsy Cline, the Statler Brothers, Jimmy Dean, Mother Maybelle Carter, and Roy Clark. 

Justin Moses was honored as 2018 IBMA Dobro Performer of the Year. Tim Stafford received honors as 2017 and 2014 IBMA Songwriter of the Year, as well as 2015 SPBGMA Guitar Player of the Year. Shawn Lane was also nominated as 2015 IBMA Songwriter of the Year.

Blue Highway charted the Most Radio Airplay of any Bluegrass Artist in 2014, per the 2014 Bluegrass Radio Airplay Chart, storming national airplay charts with their heralded album The Game. 

The Game topped multiple charts at #1 including reigning at #1 for 7 consecutive months on the Bluegrass Unlimited Album Chart, and was named the # 1 Bluegrass Album of the Year by critic Daniel Mullins in his end of the year Top 20 Albums of 2014 list in Bluegrass Today. 

The 2012 IBMA Vocal Group of the Year also sent the title track of The Game to #1 on multiple charts including Bluegrass Today and Roots Music Report, as well as holding at #1 for three consecutive months on the national Bluegrass Unlimited Song Chart (Aug-Oct 2014). 

Blue Highway has been praised by peers, fans, and media alike, with one of the most powerful descriptions of the 24-year strong powerhouse band being shared by Country Standard Time: 

“Wayne Taylor sings with the emotion of a man who escaped the coal mines and ain't planning on going back. Tim Stafford continues to craft songs with depth .. The instrumentation is perfect. From the get go, Jason Burleson opens with the unique style that defines Blue Highway banjo.. Shawn Lane exemplifies modern mandolin, yet nods to the Monroe legacy. Three lead singers.. rich harmony .. songs of forgotten homeless veterans, fallen heroes, and heartbroken families. Blue Highway personifies modern acoustic music with respect for tradition. Highly recommended, highly respected." 

As momentum continues to build for the powerhouse band, Blue Highway is rolling on with a rich legacy, carried on by three powerhouse songwriters and vocalists in Tim Stafford, Wayne Taylor, and Shawn Lane, whose harmonies soar over the dynamic banjo of Jason Burleson and the explosive dobro of Justin Moses.

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IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards

* Vocal Group of the Year (2012)

* Song of the Year (2008-Through the Window of a Train)

* Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year (2004-Wondrous Love; 1997-God Moves in a Windstorm)

* Emerging Artist of the Year (1996)

* Album of the Year Award (1996-It's a Long, Long Road; 2006, Celebration of Life: Musicians Against Childhood Cancer)

* Dobro Player of the Year (Rob Ickes) (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996)

* Songwriter of the Year (Tim Stafford) (2017, 2014)

* Graphic Design for a Recorded Project - Blue Highway - Midnight Storm - Rebel Records - Craig Hansen - 1998

* Recorded Event of the Year (Special Consensus with Rob Ickes & Claire Lynch for "Wild Montana Skies") (2014)

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Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

Lazer Lloyd

 Lazer Lloyd

Saturday, January 26th
All Ages | 8pm 
$8 Advanced
$10 Day of Show

Lazer Lloyd blends Americana roots, folk rock and outlaw country and blues with psychedelic spice. His breakout hit "Backstreets" has spread around the world passing 1,000,000 streams on Spotify. Lloyd's online community enjoy sharing clips from his concerts when he hits the road around the world as well as weekly personalized live feeds from his back porch overlooking the Jerusalem mountains. He responds personally to a flood of comments and messages, noting, "I see that my songs really touched people, each in their own way. This is unbelievably gratifying and humbling to me." He is preparing two new albums now with producers Eric Paul (Townes van Zandt, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson) and Chris Bell (Don Henley, Eagles, Eric Johnson etc) both for release in 2019.


"Tens of thousands of people have sent me their personal messages sharing their journeys, struggles, pains, joys, challenges and inspirations. I've made an effort to read through the massive number of messages and comments, replying as often as possible and getting to know many beautiful, amazing people, many of whom have become friends and family meeting before and after the shows on tour at their houses and then some even at mine. I'm very humbled that the songs and spiritual searching that we've done together have really touched people, each in their own way. All of you have become my teachers and inspiration. I can't wait to meet more of you all on the road and to be there for each other ..."

-- Lazer

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Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night - Solo Performers Edition

It's Open Mic Night SOLO PERFORMER EDITION!!!

***Sign up for a 2-song slot at 6pm!***

Tired of performing to yourself? Come perform to a REAL audience on a REAL stage at the Open Chord. Stop dreaming of the spot light. Get your chance to be in the spot light. Or if you're not up for the stage, come enjoy a night out with friends!

****************NO BANDS ALLOWED**************

The Band Open Mic is on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

6pm Sign-ups | 7pm Start | Free Event

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Jan
31
8:00 PM20:00

Matt Nelson Trio

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Matt Nelson Trio

Thursday January 31st
All Ages | 8pm | $5

Led by bassist, improvisor and composer Matt Nelson, The Matt Nelson Trio is based out of Knoxville, TN. This trio uses original compositions and standards as vehicles to create beautiful and dynamic improvised music.

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Jenn Grinels
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

Jenn Grinels

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Jenn Grinels

Friday February 1st
All Ages | 7pm Doors | 8pm Start
$18 ADV
$22 DOS

Fresh off her performance at Bijou Theatre, Award-winning musician Jenn Grinels is bringing her dynamic songwriting and powerhouse vocals to Open Chord.

Jenn is making her return to the Red Clay Theater after a year-long hiatus spent writing material for her recently completed new studio album on the heels of an incredibly successful Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign. 

The Nashville based singer/songwriter has spent the last ten years playing nearly 1500 concerts all over the world headlining shows from Denver to Dublin and everywhere in between, as well as supporting artists like Marc Broussard, Edwin McCain and the 10,000 Maniacs, even prompting San Francisco Examiner reviewer Kenneth Fish to write, “Grinels steals the show. She is a rock and roll temptress conjuring musical spells that no one could resist. Whether quietly purring into the microphone or seriously belting out a tune, the audience was hanging on every note and lapping up every well-crafted phrase. (She) has the rare gift of being a well-rounded performer who engages the audience fully and openly, sharing the performer as much as the performance. And her performance was nothing short of amazing.”

"Grinels began to play and sing and the whole room stopped breathing. She has a dazzling voice, Chrissie Hynde's mojo, Rickie Lee Jones' feel for the jazz in the spaces between notes and an unfailing sense of the dynamics called for in each moment...words fell from her mouth like gems."

- The Southeast Missourian reporting from the Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN

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Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

Cash Unchained - A Tribute to Johnny Cash

Cash Unchained

Friday, February 8th
All Ages | 8pm 
$15 Premier Reserved Seating 
$10 General Admission

Take a journey back in time to the life and music of "The Man in Black" performed by Cash Unchained. The band has been national sought after while touring all over US bringing the sights and sounds of the legendary Johnny Cash.

Johnny Cash may not have been the greatest singer or musical technician, but his sound was unforgettable. Steady like a train, sharp like a razor, with the perfect blend of country, rock 'n' roll, and folk music, Cash paved the way for artists of all genres for years to come. With out Johnny Cash, we wouldn't have some of the finest music we've all enjoyed over the past 6 decades. Performed by some of the finest musicians in the state of Virginia, 18 year old James Tamelcoff

III captures Cash's trademark baritone voice, while his band delivers the infectious, driving rhythm of the Tennessee Three.

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Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Lonesome Coyotes

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Lonesome Coyotes

Saturday, February 9th
All Ages | 8pm | $10

Western Swing extraordinaires Lonesome Coyotes are bringing their sounds to the Knoxville's premier listenign room, Open Chord. Hector, Brock, Maggie, Steve, Stan & Doug will all be swinging with an early show. Show starts at 8pm. 

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Feb
12
9:00 PM21:00

Knoxville Poetry Slam w/ Taria Person's 'Hangers' Sneak Preview

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Knoxville Poetry Slam

Tuesday, January 12th
9pm | All Ages | $5

**After Singo**

Knoxville Poetry Slam is a collective group dedicated to the love of words and a passion for poetry. Each month we gather to write, share, perform and even compete with our best work. Come join us and allow your thoughts to be provoked, your funny bone to be tickled and maybe even some tears jerked at the one and only Knoxville Poetry Slam and Open Mic!

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Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

WDVX presents Beth Snapp w/ My One and Only

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WDVX presents Beth Snapp

w/ My One and Only

Friday, February 15th
All Ages | 8pm
$8 ADVANCED
$10 Day of Show

Singer-songwriter Beth Snapp might be considered pop infused roots, but her appeal has little to do with the box of a genre. It’s a connection. She flits around and between folk, bluegrass, pop, early R&B and jazz to create a unique sound with one purpose – to serve a story. Beth highlights the complex emotions that fall on every day moments, and reels the listener in with an “I’ve been there before” kind of sensation. Her new album “Write Your Name Down”, set to be released early 2017, recounts the introspection and growth of a new chapter in life. Produced by Grammy winning bluegrass guitarist Tim Stafford, this album features a number of acclaimed artists as well as Beth’s talented band, whose members bring diverse backgrounds to further engrain her detour from standard classifications of music. Regardless of style, Beth hovers where modern meets tradition, to create an experience that speaks to the listener.

 

My One And Only gathers it’s strength from Southern-Soul mixed with Curious-Grit. They've honed their sound in individual crucibles on stage, TV, radio, solo recording, engineering and producing. The merger brings true-to-life lyrics that bid you to wander through hidden scenes in their lives - to find heart, emotions, the real. Blanket the raw with hollow-body guitars and home-grown harmonies, and My One And Only's music cuts through. My One And Only released their debut album “The Past Year”, produced by Grammy Award-nominated Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes,) and features all original songs by the duo – husband and wife Benjamin and Kassie Wilson. They have played stages throughout the U.S., as well as touring in Uganda, Africa, and have both graced the stage of the famed Ryman Auditorium in their hometown of Nashville.

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Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Bob Schneider with Carolina Story

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Bob Schneider
w/ Carolina Story

Friday, February 22nd
All Ages | 7pm Doors | 8pm Start
$20 General Admission
$30 Premier Reserve Seating

One of Austin’s most celebrated musicians, Bob Schneider, is set to release his new album, Blood and Bones - his 7th studio album since his 2001 solo debut Lonelyland - on June 8th via his Shockorama Records imprint. Blood and Bones captures Schneider at a unique, and distinct, place. “Most of the songs are about this phase of my life,” he admits. “I’m re-married, I have a 2-year-old baby daughter who was born over two months premature because my wife had life threatening preeclampsia. So dealing with that traumatic event while getting older and looking at death in a realistic, matter of fact way, experiencing the most joy I’ve ever experienced along with feelings of utter despondency in a way that would have been impossible to experience earlier in my life, all comes out in the songs. My relationship with my wife is the longest committed relationship I’ve everbeen in, so there was a lot of unchartered territory there to write about.”

The songs on Blood and Bones reflect this. Recorded quickly with producer Dwight Baker, who has worked with Schneider on 6 of his previous releases, the album highlights the chemistry that Schneider and his backing band of Austin’s very best musicians have developed while relentlessly playing live, most notably at the monthly residency Schneider has held at Austin’s Saxon Pub for the last 19 years. “I didn't want to overthink the songs,” Schneider says. “I really respect Dwight’s ability to make great calls when it comes to what works and isn't working when we are recording the songs. I felt pretty good about the quality of the songwriting, so I figured that would come through in the end if we just went in and played them the way I do live.”

While the performance and production are stellar, the songwriting finds Schneider in a particularly reflective mode. Sure, there are live favorites like “Make Drugs Get Money” and “Texaco” that will get even the most reserved crowds dancing. But more often the album finds Schneider reflecting on marriage, parenthood, and mortality. “I wish I could make you see how wonderful everything is most of the time, but I’m only blood and bones,” he sings on the title track, a meditation on the beauty and the limits of marriage. Later, on “Easy,” he tells his daughter “it’s always been a scary thing to do, to let my heart fall down into the endless blue, but it’s easy withyou.” Through it all, there is a clear sense of mortality, of just how fleetingall of this is. “The hours and days stack up in the mirror,” he sings on “Hours and Days”. “We’re just snowmen waiting for the summer” he sings on “Snowmen”, before adding “we can’t bring them back, can’t bring nothingback.”

One thing Schneider has excelled at in his career is bringing audiences back. Though he has received little national press or major label support, he has managed to become one of the biggest acts in Austin, if not in Texas. His fans, who often discover him from being brought to his shows by their friends, are fiercely loyal. Many have attended dozens or even hundreds of shows. Thanks to these fans, Schneider has won more Austin Music Awards than any other musician, including Best Songwriter, Best Musician, and Best Male Vocals, rounding in at 54 total awards to date.

In retrospect, it appears inevitable that Bob Schneider would become an artist. He was born in Michigan and raised in Germany, where his father pursued a career as a professional opera singer. As a boy, Schneider studied piano and guitar, often performing at family parties and backing his father on drums at nightclubs throughout his youth in Germany and Texas. He went on to study art - his other primary passion and avocation - at the University of Texas El Paso, before moving to Austin and establishing himself as a musician. He performs relentlessly, creates new music compulsively, writes poetry, and regularly shows his visual art in galleries around Austin. With Blood and Bones, Schneider further cements his reputation as one of the most versatile, inventive, and engaging songwriters working today.

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Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

Seth Walker

Seth Walker

Thursday, March 14th
All Ages | 7pm Doors | 8pm Start
$12 Advanced
$15 Day of Show

Over the past 10 years, Seth Walker has become recognized as one of the most revered modern roots artists in the United States; a three dimensional talent comprised by a gift for combining melody and lyric alongside a rich, Gospel-drenched, Southern-inflected voice with a true blue knack for getting around on the guitar. His latest studio album, Gotta Get Back, produced by Jano Rix of The Wood Brothers, is yet another masterwork that further expands upon this reputation.

Press Quotes:
"...an accomplished guitarist and an even better singer, distilling the soul of Ray Charles, the Southern boy roots charm of Delbert McClinton, and an uptown blues turn of phrase (à la Percy Mayfield) into his own distinct voice." - The Vinyl District

"Walker's brilliantly nuanced vocals are as natural, clear, sharp, and as effortlessly elegant as his guitar playing..." - All Music

"It’s a welcome thing that Seth Walker’s chosen to pitch his tent in Americana...Walker has a way with smooth and swinging phrasing and makes classically accessible up-front pleas." - Nashville Scene

"…Walker clearly illustrates his diverse musical talent and experience by building on what makes a great blues song." - KDHX 88.1 FM, "Hear and Now"

“If you subscribe to the Big Tent theory of Americana, then Seth Walker –with his blend of blues, gospel, pop, R&B, rock, and a dash country—just might be your poster boy.” - Country Standard Time

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Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Ragbirds

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The Ragbirds

March 17th
All Ages | 8pm 
$8 Advanced
$10 Day of Show

For years, "home" was a place The Ragbirds rarely visited. The band's music — a genre-bending hybrid of indie-pop melodies, global rhythms and songwriting styles influenced from all over the world — was as broad as their audience, which stretched from the group's hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan, to the shores of Osaka, Japan (where they scored a Number One pop hot with the song "Book of Matches"). Show by show, in venues ranging from rock clubs and performing arts centers to festivals encompassing everything from bluegrass to electronica, the Ragbirds developed a well-deserved reputation as one of the most dynamic, high-spirited live bands in roots music.

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Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

Coco Montoya and Tinsley Ellis

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Smoky Mountain Blues Society presents:
Coco Montoya & Tinsley Ellis

Tuesday, March 19th
All Ages | 7pm | $30

The old Willie Dixon adage, "blues is truth," perfectly describes the searing, contemporary blues-rock of world-renowned guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya. Taught by the "Master of the Telecaster," Albert Collins, but with a hard-edged sound and style all his own, Montoya mixes his forceful, melodic guitar playing and passionate vocals with memorable songs, delivering the blues' hardest truths.

He earned his status as a master guitarist and soul-powered vocalist through years of paying his dues as a sideman with Collins (first as a drummer) and then with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, before launching his solo career in 1993. Five years of constant touring with Collins and ten years with Mayall turned him into a monster player and dynamic performer. Montoya has released eight solo albums—including three for Alligator between 2000 and 2007—and has played at clubs, concert halls and major festivals all over the world. Guitar Player says Montoya plays "stunning, powerhouse blues with a searing tone, emotional soloing, and energetic, unforced vocals."


Since his Alligator Records debut 30 years ago, Southern blues-rock guitar wizard, vocalist and songwriter Tinsley Ellis has become a bona fide worldwide guitar hero. The Chicago Sun-Times says, "It's hard to overstate the raw power of his music." His latest album, Winning Hand, features ten brilliantly performed, fervently sung tracks, ranging from blistering blues to heart-pounding rock to soulful ballads.


Armed with his signature molten licks, melodic riffs and rousing, intense solos, Ellis, as his legions of fans will attest, is among the blues world's best-loved and most well-travelled statesmen. He is revered for his guitar virtuosity, passionate vocals and memorable original songs. He is also known as a guitarist's guitarist, with famous friends including Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Oliver Wood, Jonny Lang and members of Widespread Panic calling on him to sit in and jam. "A musician never got famous staying home," he says.

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DENNY LAINE - Up Close & Personal
Mar
20
8:00 PM20:00

DENNY LAINE - Up Close & Personal

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DENNY LAINE - Up Close & Personal

Wednesday, March 20th
All Ages | 7pm Doors | 8pm Start
$40 Premier Reserved Seating 
$30 General Admission

Open Chord Email Subscriber Pre-sales: Thursday 1/17 at 10am
On sale to General Public: Friday 1/18 at 10am

As a Founding Member of THE MOODY BLUES and a Founding Member of WINGS, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® Inductee DENNY LAINE will be touring America throughout 2019 and 2020 for select SOLO shows.

As a premier English songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Denny is best known for his roles as the original Guitarist and Lead Singer of THE MOODY BLUES from 1964 through 1966 and as the co-founder of WINGS with Paul McCartney. Denny was one of three constants in WINGS, along with Paul and Linda McCartney from 1971 through 1981.

The incomparable WINGS album Band on the Run reached #1 in the Billboard® Hot 100 Charts three different times and eventually the album went triple platinum. In the UK, Band on the Run spent 7 weeks at #1 on the UK’s Guinness® Charts of British Hits Singles and went on to be the TOP selling British album of 1974.

In 1975, WINGS won the Grammy® Award for Band on the Run, the single and title track from the 1974 album.

With the 1976 release of WINGS at the Speed of Sound, the band had become one of the most successful groups of the decade with a top-grossing tour to follow.

Denny also performed select solo numbers during their concerts on the WINGS Over America Tour and showcased his talents on many songs, most notably Go Now and Time to Hide. With WINGS, Denny enjoyed the biggest commercial and critical successes of his career, including co-writing the hit Mull of Kintyre, which reached #1 in the UK’s Guinness® Charts of British Hits Singles in 1977 and became the UK's highest-selling single until that time.

At the height of the British Invasion, Denny Laine was one of the most recognizable voices on the music scene.

“No guitarist was more integral to Paul McCartney’s post Beatles career than Denny Laine.”- Gibson Guitars

Denny departed THE MOODY BLUES and formed THE ELECTRIC STRING BAND, writing the hit Say You Don’t Mind, and opened shows for Jimi Hendrix in London. Denny joined the bands BALLS as well as GINGER BAKER’S AIR FORCE, singing lead on the memorable Man of Constant Sorrow. Throughout his career, Denny has also worked with various members of The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Cream, ELO, The Zombies, The Hollies and many more.

Denny performs highlights from the Band on The Run and The Magnificent Moodies albums…and more.

In April 2018, Denny was honored with the induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® as a founding member of THE MOODY BLUES.

He travel across America performing classic WINGS and MOODY BLUEShits as well as his new material.

Filming for PBS is currently planned for March 2019.

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Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

WDVX presents Chris Jones & The Night Driver

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WDVX presents Chris Jones & The Night Drives

Friday, March 22
All Ages | 7pm Doors | 8pm Start
$25 Premier Reserved Seating 
$15 General Admission

Whether it’s in the studio or on stage, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers are making some of the most distinctively elegant yet driving music to be heard anywhere today, and they’re delivering it with a unique blend of dry wit, emotional authenticity and broad humor that’s won the loyalty of a growing number of fans across the country, from Merlefest in North Carolina to California’s Huck Finn Jubilee, and around the world.

Banjo player/actor/director Steve Martin declared that, “Chris Jones’ voice is there with the great masters,” and called The Night Drivers “some of the best players in bluegrass.”

The band is led by Chris’ soulful lead-singing, songwriting, and solid rhythm and lead guitar. Chris boasts extensive performance credits as a sideman with artists like Lynn Morris, Vassar Clements, Special Consensus, Dave Evans, Earl Scruggs, and the acclaimed Irish band The Chieftains. Mark Stoffel, who is originally from Munich, Germany, has a mandolin style that perfectly fits the band sound with his beautiful tone, taste, and rhythmic sense. Jon Weisberger, whose playing has made him a sought-after fill-in bass player in Nashville with The Del McCoury Band, the Roland White Band, Larry Cordle, and others, anchors the band’s strong rhythmic foundation. Newest member, Gina Clowes, a driving and innovative banjo player, and another contributor of original material, hails from Front Royal, VA. Mountain Home recently signed her as a solo artist as well, releasing her critically acclaimed album, True Colors.” Gina was nominated for IBMA Banjo Player of the Year.

The band is also becoming known as a songwriter’s bluegrass band, with Weisberger and Jones now co-writing many of the band’s current songs, and all four members contributing material. Jon has had over 200 of his songs recorded by various other artists as well, from The Infamous Stringdusters to Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, including numerous #1 songs. Chris and Jon are both IBMA award-winning songwriters, Jon being the 2012 Songwriter of the Year, and Chris taking home the trophy for the 2007 Song of the Year for “Fork in the Road.” Altogether, members of Chris Jones & The Night Drivers have won nine IBMA awards and have recorded ten #1 songs, including two from their latest Mountain Home album “Made to Move.”

The Night Drivers also bring name recognition in related fields, as bluegrass fans are well-familiar with Jones for his award-winning work as a SiriusXM DJ, on both Bluegrass Junction and Willie’s Roadhouse. Meanwhile, Jon Weisberger is heard weekly as co-host and producer of Bluegrass Junction’s “Hand Picked with Del McCoury.”

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Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Forever Abbey Road - A Tribute to The Beatles

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Forever Abbey Road - High Energy Beatles & British Invasion Experience

Saturday, March 23rd
All Ages | 8pm | $20

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' epic Abbey Road album and Nashville's Forever Abbey Road will perform the album in entirety with a second set of greatest hits to celebrate this landmark anniversary!

Get tickets now before they're sold out for Saturday, March 23rd at 8pm at the Open Chord in Knoxville, TN.

Forever Abbey Road is comprised of five professional Nashville musicians who work hard at creating a unique show that demonstrates what the Beatles might sound like if they were around today with current technology and modern rock energy. Forever Abbey Road has also worked with colleagues of the Beatles including Denny Laine and Steve Holley from Paul McCartney and Wings.

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Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

ABACAB- The Music Of Genesis

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ABACAB

Saturday, March 30
All Ages | 8pm
$15 ADVANCED
$20 Day of Show

ABACAB is Charlotte NC based Genesis tribute band, focusing on ALL aspects of Genesis, from 70's Progressive rock to 80's stadium pop, and solo careers.

Formed in July 2015 by five well-seasoned musicians in the Charlotte NC metro area, ABACAB is comprised of vocalist/multi instrumentalist Pete Lents, bassist/rhythm guitarist Cliff Stankiewicz, keyboardist Patrick Raymaker, lead guitarist/bassist Ryan Richard and drummer Matthew Hedrick. We came together with a common goal...Pay loving tribute to one of the most iconic bands of the 20th century, and bring their music back to the stage where it belongs... From progressive rock pioneers of the 70's, to pop stadium rock icons of the 80's, to the multi platinum solo careers...This is the music of GENESIS.

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Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

WDVX presents Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

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WDVX presents Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Friday April 5th
All Ages | 7pm Doors | 8pm Start
$25 Premier Reserved Seating 
$18 General Admission

With chops so hot, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen were named IBMA’s 2016 Instrumental Group of the Year for the second time, with a third nomination in 2017. Their critically acclaimed album Cold Spell earned a 2015 GRAMMY nomination for Best Bluegrass Album of the Year, yet the accolades don’t end there.

Solivan, with banjoist Mike Munford, 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, award-winning guitarist Chris Luquette and bassist Jeremy Middleton, simmer a progressive bluegrass stew of infinite instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills soon to be featured once again on their new album If You Can't Stand the Heat, slated to drop January 25th, 2019.

Since leaving the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., Frank Solivan has built a reputation as a monster mandolinist — and become a major festival attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Their respect and deep understanding of the tradition collides, live on stage, with jazz virtuosity creating an unforgettable, compelling performance.

"The band packs dazzling solos into dizzyingly small spaces, funneling bluegrass's love of dexterity into pop's love of brevity." – Grayson Haver Currin, Indy Week

"On the aptly-titled Family, Friends & Heroes mandolinist Frank Solivan shows why one of the rising stars in bluegrass circles deserves a higher profile in the wider world of Americana." – Don McLeese, No Depression

"Shaken and stirred, Solivan’s gang of grassers amount to a not-so-secret recipe that’s full of home and heart." – Tom Netherland, Herald Courier

"Family made Frank’s passion for and career in music possible. Friends have come easily as he’s taken his open-hearted way with bluegrass on the road, and heroes have guided his journey and, in many cases, have become like family. Family, Friends & Heroes is a toast to things that matter in life and a testimony to how good music can feel when talent is fused with soul and sincerity." - Craig Havighurst, Music City Roots

"For those of you who’ve been spending time under a bluegrass rock lately, Solivan and his bandmates are one of the hottest acts around." – Shawn Underwood, Twangville

"If Tim O’Brien and Alison Brown ever had a love child, it might just be Frank Solivan. This newgrass/bluegrass foursome spirals through skin-tight banjo picking, razor-sharp mandolin and jazz-tinged concentric circles – all with a degree of control that balances technical precision and improvisational virtuosity." - Siobhan Long, Irish Times

"Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen are what bluegrass music needs these days. They are master musicians who fully understand the history and tradition but aren’t afraid to explore new sounds and concepts." - Brian Paul Swenk, Bluegrass Today

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Radney Foster
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Radney Foster

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Radney Foster

w/ Zach Dubois

Saturday, April 27th
All Ages | 7pm Doors | 8pm Start
$20 ADVANCED
$25 Day of Show

“Radney Foster is one of the most talented singer/songwriters of our time. His voice is so unique, sexy and engaging.” – Sara Evans

Foster remains a top-notch tunesmith and stunning lyricist…echoes early, electric-era Bob Dylan…”.- Gordon Ely, Billboard

After 30 years in the music business, Radney Foster knows his way around the stage. Whether slinging electric guitar in front of his full band, or picking an intimate acoustic show, Foster has an uncanny knack to connect with an audience. With numerous number one hits to choose from, his shows are a perfect blend of new treasures and beloved classics.

2018 saw Foster expand his storytelling to short fiction, and his shows often incorporate passages from his book—enthralling listeners from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry to Gruene Hall. “You just gotta know when to read, and when to just shut up and sing,” laughs Foster.

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Jan
23
8:00 PM20:00

BLUES JAM - Teachers Edition

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Blues Jam

Wednesday, January 23rd
All Ages | 7pm sign-up | 8pm start

Join some of the Open Chord teachers a bonafide Blues Jam, Open Chord Style.

Bring your instrument, sign up, & join the jammers! We supply drums and a full backline of amps! Sign-ups begin at 7pm before the show.

Also, Grab some awesome food from the cafe & a wine, beer or mixed drink from our full bar. Grab your guitar & bring some friends for Blues Jam! Blues Jams are on every first Thursday of every month!

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Randy's Cheeseburger Picnic Tour
Jan
22
to Jan 23

Randy's Cheeseburger Picnic Tour

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Randy’s Cheeseburger Picnic

Tuesday, January 22nd
8pm - 21+ - $20 ADV - $25 Day of Show

Based on the character from the hit program, Trailer Park Boys, Randy's Cheeseburger Picnic brings a sh*t storm of non-stop laughter and audience interaction. A bit of stand-up,a bit of silly contests, some classic Randy punch lines and a chance to meet your favorite TPB cast member!

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Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Seth Rosenbloom Album Release w/ The Kennedy Wood Band

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Seth Rosebloom Album Release Show
w/ The Kennedy Wood Band

Saturday, January 19th
All Ages | 7pm
$10 ADV
$12 DOS

Blues guitar virtuoso, Seth Rosenbloom, is bringing his blend of rock and blues to Open Chord for an Album Release show that any music lover will enjoy. Special guest Andy Wood will be starting the night off with his Americana/blues outfit, The Kennedy Wood Band.

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Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

End of the Line : An Allman Brothers Tribute

End of the Line - A Tribute to The Allman Brothers Band

Friday, January 18th
All Ages | 8pm
$8 ADVANCED
$10 Day of Show

“End Of The Line” is a tribute to The Allman Brothers Band, and guaranteed to be unlike anything you’ve ever heard, or seen. Comprised of 7 members from varying musical backgrounds, we provide a comprehensive and authentic musical experience, faithful to the original spirit of The Allman Brothers Band. With our members ages ranging from the early 20s - late 40s, “End Of The Line” brings to the table a studied and mature sound, performed with an explosive and youthful energy unlike any other ABB tribute experience out there

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Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

Fireside Collective

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Fireside Collective
Buffalo Fiasco


Thursday, January 17th
All Ages | 8pm
$8 Advanced
$10 Day of Show

Quickly blazing a name for themselves with their progressive approach to American folk music, Fireside Collective delights listeners with memorable melodies and contemporary songwriting. Formed in the mountain city of Asheville North Carolina, the band plays original songs on stringed instruments, intended for a modern audience. Following the release of their debut album “Shadows and Dreams”, the band hit the road seeking to engage audiences with their energetic live show built on instrumental proficiency, colorful harmonies, and innovative musical arrangements.

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Jan
16
8:00 PM20:00

Star Wars Trivia

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Star Wars Trivia

Wednesday, January 16th
All Ages | 8pm | FREE

Is your brain beyond what this galaxy can comprehend? Does the name George Lucas trigger some secret Freudian feelings? You’ve spent hours beyond hours and decades beyond decades following Yoda and the Skywalker clan battle the good and evil of those far away worlds, but what do you have to show for it? Nothing…. Till now. Bring your nerdiest friends and compete to be crowned greatest nerd of all! Come bring honor to those dilapidated 30-year-old “remastered” VHS tapes you won’t just let go. Prizes for the winning teams.

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Jan
12
8:00 PM20:00

Bless the Rains - A Tribute to TOTO

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Bless the Rains - A Tribute to TOTO

Friday, January 12th
All Ages | 8pm
$15 Advanced Purchase
$20 Day of Show

NOTHING ENCOMPASSES WHAT MUSIC CAN BE LIKE TOTO.

Produced by #1 Billboard Artist/Producer Gabriel Bello, after the success of his internationally touring Tribute show to Stevie Wonder, Natural Wonder, “Bless the Rains” brings the magic of Toto to audiences everywhere that can’t get enough of their mega world wide hits like “Rosanna” “I won’t hold you back” & “Africa” along with some deep cuts that the true fans will fawn over. When people hear this band they will be mesmerized, shout, dance, cry & Bless The Rains.

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Jan
11
7:30 PM19:30

Bulldogapalooza

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School of Rock presents

BULLDOGAPALOOZA

Friday, January 11th
All Ages | 7:30 | $10

Bulldogapalooza is a benefit concert where 100% of the Net Proceeds go to benefit Bearden High School Band. Tickets will be available through Bearden Band Boosters, School of Rock, Knoxville, and the Open Chord.

School of Rock is looking for members for the Bearden Band (and staff!!) (all sections) that would be interested in performing in the event, either along with the SOR band or solo/group. Last year we had several horns join us for hits like Superstition, Burning Down the House, James Brown & The Rolling Stones and we hope to have more participation this year! 

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Jan
9
8:00 PM20:00

Open Mic Night - Band Edition

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Open Mic - Band Edition

Wednesday, January 9th
All Ages | 7pm Sign-ups | 8pm Start

It's Open Mic Night BAND EDITION!!!

***Sign up for a 2-song slot at 7pm!***

Are you tired of having band practice in your basement? This is the perfect chance to practice with your band on a REAL stage in front of a REAL audience! We'll supply everything you might need backline-wise. Just bring your instruments!

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Jan
8
8:00 PM20:00

Poetry Slam

Knoxville Poetry Slam

Tuesday, January 8th
8pm | All Ages | $5

Knoxville Poetry Slam is a collective group dedicated to the love of words and a passion for poetry. Each month we gather to write, share, perform and even compete with our best work. Come join us and allow your thoughts to be provoked, your funny bone to be tickled and maybe even some tears jerked at the one and only Knoxville Poetry Slam and Open Mic!

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Jan
5
8:00 PM20:00

The Deltas

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The Deltas

Saturday, January 5th
8pm | All Ages
$10 Advanced 
$12 Day of Show

Kick back with The Deltas as they perform an night of old school R&B & beach music - covering tunes from Tom Petty, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Linda Rondstadt & more!

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Jan
3
8:00 PM20:00

Blues Jam

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Join Robert Higginbotham & the Smoking Section at the Open Chord for the Brewhouse Blues Jam. 

Bring your instrument, sign up, & join the jammers! We supply drums and a full backline of amps! Sign-ups begin at 7pm before the show.

Also, Grab some awesome food from the cafe & a wine, beer or mixed drink from our full bar. Grab your guitar & bring some friends for Blues Jam! Blues Jams are on every first Thursday of every month!

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Dec
31
to Jan 1

Hyper-Tribe NYE Reunion Show

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HYPER-TRIBE

December 31st
9pm | FREE | 21+

One of greatest bands to come out of the 90s Knoxville Rock Scene, Hyper-Tribe, is getting back together for one helluva New Years Eve Reunion Rock-and-Roll Party. All three of the band's line-ups will be performing 2 killer sets of music. Special food & drink packages will be available. Don't miss this one Knoxville!!

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Dec
26
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night -Solo Performers Edition-

It's Open Mic Night SOLO PERFORMER EDITION!!!

***Sign up for a 2-song slot at 6pm!***

Tired of performing to yourself? Come perform to a REAL audience on a REAL stage at the Open Chord. Stop dreaming of the spot light. Get your chance to be in the spot light. Or if you're not up for the stage, come enjoy a night out with friends!

****************NO BANDS ALLOWED**************

The Band Open Mic is on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

6pm Sign-ups | 7pm Start | Free Event

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Dec
22
to Dec 23

OLD SKOOL HOUSE PARTY w/ DJ Stan Duh Man

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OLD SKOOL HOUSE PARTY

Saturday, December 22nd
9pm | $5 ADV | $10 Day Of

Bust outcha Boom Box and pump up ya shoes, we’re about to throw an OLD SKOOL HOUSE PARTY!! We’ve got the 40z on ice and DJ Stan duh Man is going to take you back to the hip-hop hits of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Back when the beat would drop and all the playas would Pop & Lock. We’re taking it back to the Furious Five and the one-and-only Grandmaster Flash. We’re paying tribute to the original woke, to Public Enemy, and KRS-One. Turn up that sugar hill gain because the Open Chord is about to bang bang boogie, boobie to the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie the beat.

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Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

KICK - The INXS Experience

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KICK - The INXS Experience is the USA's most captivating salute and tribute to the internationally acclaimed rock band, INXS.

Friday, December 21st
8pm | All Ages
$18 ADV
$22 DOS

Formed in 2014, two years after INXS stopped touring, KICK - The INXS Experience has beautifully managed to capture the spirit of INXS in both its sound and live performance, bringing the highest level of musicianship to the audience while showing a true passion for the music of INXS. Vocalist, guitarist, and singer-songwriter Cory Massi is the founding frontman of KICK, and has long held a respect and admiration for the late great Michael Hutchence. Massi even auditioned for the reality TV show, Rockstar: INXS, in 2004, where contestants competed to become the new lead vocalist for INXS. What convinced him to audition? "I loved Michael's singing and his personality," notes Massi. "I saw INXS when I was a teenager in '88 and '89; they were great, and the people were just gaga over them. Michael left a big impression with his star power; he really had it, that guy. Our range is similar and I just went for it. I had to sing "Mystify" acappella so I was kind of nervous because I didn't have a band behind me. There was a camera a foot away from my face and it was out of my comfort zone; I would probably still feel uncomfortable today. I didn't get the gig: I was one of the last people to try out and I think by the time I auditioned they had already made their selection. No excuse: it was a good experience. We include "Mystify" in our set and when I sing it, I have my band with me and we love the music, so we play it with a lot of heart."

KICK is already garnering the attention, admiration, and accolades of well-seasoned "ears" in the music industry. Radio personalities in several markets have been quick to offer praise; WZXL / Atlantic City program director Steve Raymond, a longtime fan of INXS, raved after listening to only part of one song, "Wow! These guys have got the vibe down. Really impressive!" 107.1 The BOSS (WWZY)'s midday air personality Michele Amabile concurred, "I had to go back and listen again with my eyes closed.... I could have sworn I was hearing Michael Hutchence!"

Sounding like legendary frontman Michael Hutchence is no easy task. "I guess the hardest thing, the most challenging thing when I started KICK," acknowledges Massi, "was capturing the great variety in Hutchence's voice. He can sound sensitive and soft and he can be super strong and really belt it out and sometimes that all happens within one phrase or even a word. It took a lot of self-control to capture how he projects his lyrics and the music. It's impossible to really sound and look like him; he's an Adonis, another Jim Morrison, Morrison in a pop sense. I can't mimic that; all I can do is do my best to capture his spirit."

The focus has been on faithfully recreating the music in its most powerful sense; an in-the-pocket bottom end from bass player Don Leslie and drummer Johnny Dee, a brilliant combination of piano and synth by Mark Goodnough, the signature guitar tones produced by guitarist Todd Kingand Jason Taylor, the saxophone by Nottingham, England's Tom Wheat, and the spot-on lead vocals by Cory Massi, all lend to a powerful high-energy show. KICK - The INXS Experience will take you back. It will reignite your passion for INXS. It will introduce you to music that is still as fresh today as the day it was written; from "Original Sin" to "Elegantly Wasted" and everything in between, including (but not limited to) "Need You Tonight," "New Sensation," "What You Need," "Don't Change," "Listen Like Thieves," "The One Thing," "Bitter Tears," "Suicide Blonde," "Not Enough Time," "Beautiful Girl," and "Devil Inside."

The band hears it, time and time again:

"This was like seeing INXS all over again, I'm their biggest fan."

"That was such an awesome surprise; I'd almost forgotten how much I love INXS!"

"I came thinking I would only know a couple of songs, but I knew every single one - and the words, too."

"Cory Massi is Michael Hutchence 2.0, fabulous!"

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Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

Connor Kelly

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Connor Kelly
w/ Cece Coakley

Thursday, December 20th
All Ages | 7pm
$8 ADV
$10 DOS

Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, 17 year old Connor Kelly cultivates his expressions into his music, creating the unique discography he has today. Each carefully written, recorded, and produced by him and his brother, Benjamin Kelly, he strives for authenticity in his art and does not stop short of it. Kelly’s music shines through a nostalgia of the past ages of rock n’ noll and a crystal clear, unforgettable voice that resonates with every ear. His debut album, “Informal Conversations” is brought to all from his self-produced home recordings to the studio of grammy nominated producer, Travis Wyrick. Much like his previous singles, “Informal Conversations” is a unit composed of several songs enacting as miniature exchanges between the artist and his listeners, proving Kelly’s adequate ability to break the walls between creator and consumer. Much like his personality, Kelly’s music is electrifying, intense, and timeless, launching him into the eyes and ears of many.

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Dec
19
8:00 PM20:00

CMT sweetheart Danielle Johnson w/ Eli Fox

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MASSKUS Productions is proud to present CMT sweetheart and Youtube Sensation - Danielle Johnson.

Special guest - Eli Fox

Wednesday, December 19th
All Ages | 8pm | FREE

MASSKUS Productions is proud to present CMT sweetheart and Nashville Artist, Danielle Johnson. She will appear at Knoxville’s finest Listening Room, THE OPEN CHORD, in West Knoxville. She will perform with her band on Wednesday December 19. Showtime beginning at 8pm. Arrive early as the Band is using this opportunity to tune up their recent original EP work for a New Year Show at the Iridium Room in New York City.

”Danielle’s a breath of fresh air. Her voice is as clear as mountain water. The songs she sings have depth of character and meaning. It’s been so much fun being a small part of her musical journey. “

- Mike Dekle, Songwriter

“At our writers-pitch meeting Danielle came in and sang acapella and blew us all away. “

– Jennifer Denmark, Curb Music

“It’s not every young person with her kind of talent who is humble enough to want to learn, to want to soak in from any experience that’s coming at her. Danielle did that constantly, at the same time she was true to her artistic goals and spirit.”

- Phil Galdston, Songwriter

With vibrant blue skies and a landscape filled with pine trees, cotton fields, and endless tobacco roads, if there ever were a perfect environment to nurture an aspiring country singer, Warsaw, North Carolina would be the ideal place to grow up. Danielle Johnson is an 18-year old singer and songwriter with her sights set on the country music world delivering her music with a wide range of influences with pop appeal and rootsy authenticity.

At a chance meeting in New York City, Danielle meet Grammy winning producer, manager and record executive, Guy Eckstine, while Danielle was auditioning for a television commercial for Chris Rock. Having already acted on Broadway in “The Grinch That Stole Christmas,” Eckstine’s interest was piqued when Danielle explained that she also sang country music as her real passion in life. Eckstine states, “When Danielle told me that she was an actress and that she also sang country music my A&R radar jumped off the scale and I was immediately interested in this beautiful, precocious talent.” From that point on with the blessing of Danielle’s parents they embarked on an ambitious creative development program via Eckstine’s, Iconique Music Group, maximizing her talents and introducing Danielle to the Nashville music scene.

Creating quite a buzz in "Music City,” over the course of the past 4 years Danielle has been collaborating with Nashville hit-making songwriters, including among others, Dave Brainard, Phil Galdston, Jennifer Denmark, and Mike Dekle. During this time Danielle has also performed "The Star Spangled Banner" for many events including NASCAR races at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and the Coca Cola 600 in front of over 200,000 people.

With a voice for the ages echoing her idols, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, and Miranda Lambert, Danielle has learned her lessons well on guitar and piano. Her work with Nashville’s finest tunesmiths has gone a long way in putting Danielle on the fast track to success while maintaining her message of faith, universal truths, and being a positive role model for teens and young adults.

More information at https:// http://www.daniellejohnsonsinger.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/daniellejohnsonofficial/

Local favorite, ELI FOX, will open the show with his energetic blend of Americana, Folk and Country. At 19 years old, Eli Fox is already a seasoned multi-instrumentalist and emerging songwriter with 2 releases to his name. Eli’s style will take you on a musical journey to the past, present and future. Eli will throw new original songs at you like " A Little More", "Hillbilly" and even "Grenade Tossing Monkey". Eli was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee where the rich musical landscape has contributed to his unique style and development. Eli’s infectious music performances have won over a growing audience of roots music loving millennials and baby boomers. This is an exciting period for Eli as he now has developed the confidence and clarity to share his original music to a wider audience. He pulls from a variety of influences from John Hartford to Bob Dylan and many more. More at: https://www.elifoxmusic.com

No tickets are necessary, this is a FREE performance as Danielle’s Band prepares for a New Year Show at the Iridium Room in New York City. THE OPEN CHORD, ALL THINGS MUSIC STORE is located at 8502 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN. https://www.openchordmusic.com/

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Dec
17
6:00 PM18:00

Guitar League Knoxville

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Guitar League Knoxville

Monday, December 17th
All Ages | 6pm Open Mic | 6:30 Start

A learning experience for guitarists of all levels, from pro to novice and rusty players. First meeting is always FREE! Sign up for a year's membership at only $6.25/meeting. First hour will be a presentation/question & answer with a local professional guitarist and the second hour will be break-out sessions including Rookies,Minors and Majors with an instructor for each session. EVERYONE BRING YOUR GUITAR!

Come early to enjoy the Open Chord's Bar and Grille or shop for all your musical needs! Questions call 423-506-9777 or the Open Chord

20% OFF GRILLE MENU AND $1 OFF DRAFT


Sign up at www.guitarleague.com or on site. Cash,Checks,Major Credit Cards accepted. t-shirts and other brand items for sale at the meeting.

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Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Farmer & Adele's Country-Western Christmas Party

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WDVX presents
The Farmer & Adele "Country - Western Christmas Party"

Saturday, December 15th
All Ages | 8pm
$12 ADV
$15 DOS

The Farmer & Adele are on tour for their annual Country and Western Christmas Party show, featuring classic Christmas tunes, original holiday songs with a western swing twist!

With the sounds of classic songwriting in their music and the future in their sights, The Farmer & Adele are reimagining the modern cowboy/cowgirl while respecting its beginnings. Based out of Nashville, TN, The Farmer & Adele – led by Grace Adele and Keenan Wade – leads the pack of a new wave of musicians revitalizing western swing music. With a star-studded record, award nominations and their own morning radio show, The Farmer & Adele are a one-two punch of classic meets modern.

The Farmer & Adele have also quickly rooted themselves into the fabric of music communities near and far. The band’s debut effort, Into the Wide Open Sky, was selected to be featured as part of Nashville Public Library’s Boombox series, a closely curated music collection highlighting the best artists in Nashville. Most recently, the band was nominated by the Ameripolitan Music Awards for Best Western Swing Group.

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An Evening with John Cowan w/ Darin & Brooke Aldridge
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with John Cowan w/ Darin & Brooke Aldridge

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WDVX presents
An Evening with John Cowan w/ Darin & Brooke Aldridge

w/ Monet Maddux

Friday December 14th
All Ages | 8pm
$22 ADV
$27 DOS

Join Doobie Brothers and New Grass Revival legend John Cowan and award winning Darin & Brooke Aldridge as they return to The Open Chord for an evening of incredible music. Classic hits and new music along with some surprises. This is a "Can't Miss" show!!

Monet Maddux: With the bluesy growl of Bonnie Raitt, the tender lyrics of Brandi Carlile and the country swagger of Margo Price, East Tennessee's own Monet Maddux can break your heart, make you dance and fall in love, sometimes within the span of a single song.

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Dec
12
8:00 PM20:00

Open Mic Night - BAND EDITION

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Open MIc - Band Edition

Wednesday, December 12th
All Ages | 7pm Sign-ups | 8pm Start

It's Open Mic Night BAND EDITION!!!

***Sign up for a 2-song slot at 7pm!***

Are you tired of having band practice in your basement? This is the perfect chance to practice with your band on a REAL stage in front of a REAL audience! We'll supply everything you might need backline-wise. Just bring your instruments!

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Dec
11
9:00 PM21:00

KPS presents Slam PO PO POetry

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Knoxville Poetry Slam

Tuesday, December 11th
9pm | All Ages | $5

Knoxville Poetry Slam is a collective group dedicated to the love of words and a passion for poetry. Each month we gather to write, share, perform and even compete with our best work. Come join us and allow your thoughts to be provoked, your funny bone to be tickled and maybe even some tears jerked at the one and only Knoxville Poetry Slam and Open Mic!

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Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Tuesday SINGO at Open Chord

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Tuesday SINGO at Open Chord

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
All Ages | 7pm | FREE

A new and exciting musical spin on the game of Bingo. Instead of listening for a number, listen to your favorite music and win great prizes! Match songs you hear played on the SINGO music tablet to the song titles on your SINGO cards. Compete for gift certificates as well as nationally sponsored contests and jackpots!

Check your scores here!
http://www.challengeentertainment.com/scores/

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Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

Open Mic Contest FINALE!!!

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Open Mic Night Contest FINALE!

Saturday, December 8th

All Ages | 8pm | FREE

The Open Mic Contest Finale is the culminating of 4 months of Open Mic Night competition. Every last Wednesday of the month singers would battle it out for a chance to win a brand-new Taylor Acoustic Guitar and be crowned the best damn singer in the land! The 5 qualifiers will be given a 30 minutes to perform, and 4 high-profile judges will rate each of their performances on a number of variables and decide who is the CHAMPION!!

The 5 Fantastic Finalists:

- Thersa Heart

- Will Trotman

- Paulo Raposo

- Jay Dee

- Zoe Babyar

Come support your favorite singers from the last 4 months!

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