Friday, August 9
What: Phil Keaggy with David Clifton and Jacob Johnson
When: 8 p.m.
Where: The Square Room
Price: $20 - $25
Melodi's Take: The summer is coming to an end, but the artistic culture and entertainment in Knoxville is just heating up. As students make their way back to campus, there's that reminder of the looming day in which classes begin, and summer officially dies. But there's still two more weekends -- why not celebrate tonight with Phil Keaggy? This award-winning guitarist specializes in acoustic music and could easily captive a crowd with his skilled fingers on the strings of his guitar. Market Square is a guaranteed place to enjoy a Friday night, so let Keaggy be the main attraction.
Saturday, August 10
What: The Octopus Project
When: 10 p.m.
Where: Pilot Light (ages 18 and up)
Price: $10 - $12
Melodi’s Take: It’s not everyday that you come across a group that fits in no genre. The Octopus Project, although, is one of them. This band, most closely aligns with the Animal Collective, with psychedelic overtones augmenting an indie twist. Their sound is something that translates well on records and will sound even better in a live concert setting.
Sunday, August 11
What: Foothills Community Players: “Fiddler on
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Clayton Center for the Arts, Maryville
Price: $15 - $22
Melodi’s Take: If I were a rich man, what would I do on a Sunday night? Opt for a production of “Fiddler on the Roof” put on by the Foothills Community Players.The classic musical tells a story of a Jewish family in pre-revolution Russia through a sweeping score that will have you whistling hours after the show. Although the venue is a little bit of a drive from campus and the downtown Knoxville area, the trip is a nice chance to learn the soundtrack on Spotify.