Film & Live Music

Live Music
Dom Flemons in Concert

Join Dom Flemons and his band for an evening of old time music at the historic Bijou Theatre.
Friday, May 6

2016 Knoxville Stomp – Festival of Lost Music – May 5-8Stomp on the Square

WDVX will host an evening of Knoxville music on Market Square. Get ready to hear your favorite local musicians perform their own versions of songs from the St. James Sessions.
Saturday, May 7

a heapin’ help of…Great Live Music! WDVX 89.9 fm – Blue Plate SpecialBlue Plate Special

The WDVX Blue Plate Special® is a live performance radio show held at the WDVX studio inside the Knoxville Visitor Center. Special Knoxville Stomp artists will be announced soon. Sugarlands Distilling Company supports the Blue Plate Special®.
Noon, every Monday through Saturday

Gospel & Jazz on the Square

Enjoy an afternoon of live music on Market Square as the Knoxville Stomp celebrates Mother’s Day with classic gospel followed by some hot early jazz to represent the wide range of music that flourished in Knoxville in the 1920s and 1930s.
Sunday, May 8

Film Screenings
Louie Bluie FilmLouie Bluie

The first film of Terry Zwigoff (director of Ghost World and Crumb) Louie Bluie provides a window into the world of Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong — St. James recording artist, idiosyncratic visual artist and member of the last known black string band in America.

Desperate Man BluesDesperate Man Blues: Discovering the Roots of American Music

Directed by Ed Gillan, Desperate Man Blues tells the story of self-proclaimed king of record collectors Joseph E. Bussard, Jr., who has amassed probably the greatest collection of 78 rpm recordings of country, blues, jazz, cajun and gospel music in the world.

The Heartland SeriesFilms from the TAMIS Vaults

Knox County Public Library’s Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound will present rare footage from their vaults, featuring The Heartland Series, Jim Thompson, Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong and other recordings that help illuminate Knoxville’s musical history.