Friday, June 21
What: Jim Avett with the Green Boys When: Noon
Where: WDVX, Knoxville Welcome Center
Melodi’s Take: WDVX is constantly inviting musicians to their home at the Knoxville Welcome Center on
S. Gay St., and it’s always a treat to see events unfold. As performers get ready, the radio host talks through
a microphone that is broadcast live through airwaves that each almost all of East Tennessee. The concerts are small and intimate and always show off the best talents of the visiting mu- sicians. Jim Avett and the Green Boys are this Friday’s visitors, and even if you don’t get a chance to make it out to the concert, make sure you catch them live on the radio.
Saturday, June 22
What: Emmure with Born of Osiris, Defiler, A Body Divided and Encouters When: 6 p.m.
Where: NV Nightclub
Price: $13 - $15
Melodi’s Take: If these bands names don’t pique your curiosity, you probably aren’t that curious. Emmure, a Queens metal band, has five studio albums under their belt and just released “Slave to the Game,” last year. Their heavy metal sound will rock the NV Nightclub and probably shock the country music fans that may be present, but in the best way possible. They are joined by four other bands with equally as obscure band names and they’re sure to make every minute of your Saturday night worth it.
What: Jonathan Richman
When: 10 p.m.
Where: Pilot Light (ages 18 and up)
Melodi’s Take: Pilot Light is a great place to see an amazing concert for a super afford- able price. Jonathan Richman is the 1970s artist responsible for the song “Roadrun- ner,” a fun loving. rock n’ roll throwback single that is coming alive again right here in Knoxville. Richman is sured to be joined by
a few local artists as openers, as the venue always invites as many acts as they can. This concert won’t start until you walk in.
Sunday, June 23
What: The Wordplayers: ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ When: 7: 30 p.m.
Where: WordPlayers Theatre
Melodi’s Take: If you’re a fan of Charles Schultz’s “Peanuts” cartoons, this the- atre adaptation with surely tickle your fancy. Charlie, Snoopy, Linus and Patty all come alive with this on-stage version of the classic cartoon that will most likely live on forever. As one of the best cartoon strip artists that ever lived, Schultz created a cast of characters perfect for stage and this performance will soothe and relax any Knoxvilliwain looking for a way to spent their Sunday.