FRIDAY MAY 31
What: Broadway at the Tennessee: 'The Addams Family'
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Tennessee Theatre
Price: $37 — $77
Melodi's Take: Got a summer job and don't know how to spend your money? Why not opt to see the acclaimed Broadway version of "The Addams Family"; This classic tale of the quirky, dark and twisted family comes alive on stage, and it's sure to not only send shivers down your spine but also make you laugh out loud. It's not often that big Broadway shows like this one stop in Knoxville, but the Tennessee Theatre is the perfect location for a fun night shared with the Addams'.
What: Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives with the Barstool Romeos
When: 8 p.m.
Melodi's Take: If that "what" wasn't one of the longest you've read in a while you obviously get around. These country music performers have gathered together to have a concert/jam sesh in Maryville at Shed. Marty Stuart, with his 25 years of experience on stage and his roots from Nashville already sounds like he would put on a great show, and the Barstool Romeos are sure to compliment his unique, twangy country sound. For affordable but quality entertainment, enjoy the picturesque drive to Maryville to see these artists live.
SATURDAY JUNE 1
What: John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives with the French
When: 9 p.m.
Where: Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria (ages 21 +)
Melodi's Take: Barley's is the hot spot of Knoxville's Old City. In addition to their supreme pizzas and the cool atmosphere in the building, they also invite up-and-coming artists that are worth the visit. John Paul Keith, a Knoxville native, has had a long history in the music business in Tennessee. Beginning in Knoxville then playing in Nashville and finally moving to Memphis, he's covered the whole state in his music. Returning back to play some of his classic old country/R&B music, it's sure to be a great show. Also performing with him, the One Four Five and the French, are sure to amp up Barley's customers for an amazing performance.
What: Market Square Farmers' Market
When: Beginning at 9 a.m. through the afternoon
Where: Market Square
Melodi's Take: Dear freshman currently enrolled in summer classes: welcome to Knoxville! I would like to introduce you to Market Square, your new best friend. Market Square is the hip-and-happening place in Knoxville and will inevitably be where you make some amazing memories and some embarrassing mistakes. Nevertheless, it's an amazing place. I cordially invite you to the Market Square Farmers' Market, where local entrepreneurs reveal the best of their products for the Knoxville community. From fresh fruits and vegetables, to hair accessories and tie-dyed dresses, this market is great to not only shop at but also to appreciate everything this city has to offer.
SUNDAY JUNE 2
What: Drowning Pool with Eye Empire, Even the Dead Love a Parade, and Exilia
When: 6 p.m.
Where: NV Nightclub
Price: $13 to $15
Melodi's Take: So many bands, and only one night. Drowning Pool, an alternative metal band, released their fifth album in April. Titled "Resilience," its loud, creative sounds are sure to fill NV Nightclub and have the building shaking from wall to wall. The entrance fee is affordable and you'll get to avoid big crowds with the event on a Sunday night. Great bands, great atmosphere, and the weather is forecasted to be great too; make the most out of this Sunday night.