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Sun, May 12


Ijams Nature Center

SPECIAL EVENT: Jazz at Ijams

Join in the fun on May 12 for some hot jazz, dancing, artists and more with Jazz at Ijams!

SPECIAL EVENT: Jazz at Ijams
SPECIAL EVENT: Jazz at Ijams

Time & Location

May 12, 2024, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

About the Event

It's Mother's Day…bring Mom! Pack a picnic blanket (or lawn chair) and enjoy an afternoon of live hot jazz, dancing, flow arts, live art, and international cuisine. Spinners, jugglers, and dancers welcome. Bring a pic-nic if you like (coolers and outside alcohol not allowed; beer available on site). Brent Thompson with the Jazz Pioneers will play at 4:00 PM. SWINGBOOTY hits the stage at 5:15 PM. Tickets are $10 per person.

Doors open at 3pm. Tarik's North African will be on site for all of your dining needs. The Ijams beer garden and concession area will be open for the event.

4:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Brent Thompson with the Jazz Pioneers

Charismatic vocalist Brent Thompson performs a dynamic variety of music from the Great American Songbook with the impeccable talent of the Jazz Pioneers featuring Justin Haynes on piano, Taylor Coker on bass, and David Whitaker on drums.

5:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Yoga session with Abbi Bentley

5:15 AM - 7:00 PM

SWINGBOOTY with special guests: Knox K-Pop Dancers

Seven-piece Gypsy Swing band. Lose the shoes and come dance with the nasty rhythms of this gypsy groove machine. Featuring front man Christian Lange on violin, Brian Varner, vocals and horn, guitarists Adam Friedman and Les Cunningham, Mike Benjamin on keys, Tom Smith on upright bass, and Sean Mantione on drums.

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