Tennessee Theatre highlights events for March

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A new month means new events are coming to Downtown Knoxville at the historic Tennessee Theatre. 

Executive Director of Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation, Becky Hancock, stopped by the WATE 6 On Your Side newsroom studio to talk more about March events. 

According to Hancock, if you’re a “Mighty Musical Monday” fan or want to learn more about it, check out the theatre’s new podcast called “Behind the Tennessee: A Palace of Stories.”

The latest episode is about the theatre’s beloved Mighty Musical Monday tradition. Click here to listen and sign up for podcast updates

A few upcoming March events include folk, rock and soul singer-songwriter Amos Lee taking the stage; as well as performances by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra; there will also be an epic night of legendary artists performing to pay homage to Jimi Hendrix with the “Experience Hendrix Tour.” 

One of the biggest events to come to Knoxville is returning: Big Ears Festival, on March 21-24. The Tennessee Theatre is a featured venue. 

“We’re excited to welcome visitors to Knoxville and local music lovers for the event and look forward to seeing everyone at the eclectic lineup of shows and exhibitions,” says Hancock. 

A highlight of the Festival will be previewed on Wednesday, March 20: the Nashville Ballet will perform “Lucy Negro Redux,” exploring the possible identity of Shakespeare’s Dark Lady. This show, featuring music by former Carolina Chocolate Drops front-woman Rhiannon Giddens, just debuted in Nashville and now is appearing in Knoxville.

“It’s completely unique and not your typical ballet,” Hancock said. “It is recommended for mature audiences.”

March wraps when comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White returns to the Tennessee for two shows on Saturday, March 30, to share his hilarious stories as only he can. 

A full calendar of all the March events at the Tennessee Theatre can be found here along with ticket information. 

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