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Concerts on the Square

Concerts on the Square Presented by First Century BankThe City's Concerts on the Square Series is brought to you by the City of Knoxville and First Century Bank.

Enjoy Jazz Tuesdays from 8-10 p.m. May 7 through August 27 on the Bill Lyons Pavilion.

The Variety Thursdays concert series starts May 2 and ends June 27. From 7-9 p.m. on consecutive Thursdays, get a sampling of the wide variety of genres performed by local bands – from classical music to blues, from swing to Americana, from soft rock to country.


This is a FREE concert series brought to you by First Century Bank and the City of Knoxville.


Parking is free after 6 p.m. at the City-owned Market Square, State Street and Locust Street garages.


No alcohol or food will be sold on Market Square proper, but there are many wonderful restaurants – some with patios – on the square with various food and drink choices.


Downtown visitors can use the new public restrooms located in the Market Square Garage, near the Wall Ave. entrance.


Stay informed about the bands performing and any weather-related cancellations by checking the City of Knoxville Special Events Facebook page at

Concerts on the Square2019 SPRING / SUMMER SCHEDULE

May 2 - Karns Middle School Jazz Band (7pm) and Karns High School Jazz Band (8pm)
May 7
- UT Saxophone Ensemble (7pm)
May 9 - Symphony on the Square presented by Home Federal Bank, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (7:30pm) - DUE TO RAIN, CONCERT WILL BE HELD IN THE BIJOU THEATRE
May 14 - Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra (6pm) and Knoxville Jazz Orchestra (8pm)
May 16 - Rhythm N' Blooms Artist Katie Pruitt
May 21 - Jazz on the Square
May 23 - Ensemble Swing Time Band
May 28 - Jazz on the Square
May 30 - Bary Jolly Pirates on the Patio

June 4 -
Jazz on the Square
June 6 - Mike Snodgrass
June 11  - Jazz on the Square
June 13 - Frontier Band
June 18 - Jazz on the Square
June 20 - Uptown Moonlighting
June 25 -  Jazz on the Square - Brian Clay Jazzpirations
June 27 - Square on the Square

July 2 - Jazz on the Square - Thompson/Tardy Quintet
July 9 - Shakespeare Rehearsal, there will be no jazz
July 16 - Jazz on the Square  - Greg Tardy Quartet
July 23 - Jazz on the Square - Knoxville Jazz Orchestra inside the Square Room, this is still a free concert.
July 30 - Jazz on the Square - Greg tardy Quartet

August 6 - Jazz on the Square
August 13 - Jazz on the Square
August 20 - Jazz on the Square - Thompson/Tardy Quintet
August 27 -Jazz on the Square - Thompson/Tardy Quintet