City of Knoxville Tennessee Arts CommissionAmerican Alliance of Museum


Alive After Five

2018 Fall Series

All shows are 6:00-8:30. Food vendors to be announced.

September 14

The Royal Hounds

  • $10 General Admission
  • $5 with Membership or student ID
  • Free for ages 17 and under

After spending 3 years in Las Vegas acting in the Tony Award-winning show, Million Dollar Quartet, bandleader, lead vocalist, doghouse bassist, and East Tennessee native, Scott Hinds, is back home in Tennessee and based in Nashville. His high energy rockabilly and roots rock trio has been wowing and entertaining audiences everywhere from Beale Street to Bourbon Street, New York’s Central Park to The Ace Cafe in London, and many other places around the globe with one of the most entertaining live shows on the planet.

Food available from The Wing Hut.

September 21

Soul Connection

  • $15 General Admission
  • $10 with Membership or student ID
  • Free for ages 17 and under

Originally formed in 1966 under the name of Soul Sanction, this group became one of the legendary bands of East Tennessee and still holds the attendance record at Alive After Five. Their combination of keyboards, horns, guitars, and drums, blended with a variety of male and female vocals and harmonies and covers a wide musical spectrum of Rhythm & Blues, Soul, and dance music, all done with infectious energy and unmistakable style.

Food available from Rocky's Jamaica Sunrise.

September 28

Tennessee Sheiks

  • $10 General Admission
  • $5 with Membership or student ID
  • Free for ages 17 and under

The Tennessee Sheiks is an acoustic swing band led by mandolin maestro, Don Cassell, and featuring singer, Nancy Brennan Strange, guitarist Don Wood, Ken Wood on percussion, Barry “Po” Hannah on guitar, and Grant Parker on bass.

Food available from Bridgewater Place.

October 12

Ms. Johnnie Nathan and the Humble Jones Jammers

  • $15 General Admission
  • $10 with Membership or student ID
  • Free for ages 17 and under

Like many Southern soul-blues singers, Johnnie Nathan began singing in a church choir. One thing led to another, and eventually her singing career led her to being inducted into the Alabama Blues Hall of Fame. Now based in Birmingham and a native of nearby Bessemer, Ms. Johnnie sings a downhome repertoire of classic Blues, old-school R&B, and that fertile mixture known as soul-blues that lies somewhere in between. Backing her up this evening are some of Knoxville’s best Blues musicians, led by Richard “Humble Jones” Bryant on the keyboards.

Food available from F.A.T.S. BBQ.

October 19

AA5 25th Anniversary with Jeanine Fuller & the Boyz and Special Guests

  • $15 General Admission
  • $10 with student ID
  • Free for Members and ages 17 and under

In just a few short years, Brooklyn, New Yorker turned Tennessean, Jazz/Blues/Soul vocalist, Jeanine Fuller, has taken Knoxville and the surrounding area by storm. Jeanine has performed several times at AA5 with different groups, including her own band, The Boyz, last January. Now she is back with The Boyz - Sam Adams (keyboards/guitar), Nathan Dominey (bass), and Daniel Ryan (drums) - and some very special guests - Richard "Bluesman" Bryant (keyboards/vocals), Marcel Holman (saxophone), PJ Anderson (trombone), Cal Robbinz (vocals), and Doug Harris (harmonica/vocals) - to help us celebrate the 25th anniversary of Alive After Five!

Food available from Soul Elegance Catering.

October 26

Costume Party with Boy's Night Out

  • $15 General Admission
  • $10 with Membership or student ID
  • Free for ages 17 and under

This 12-member band with a mighty horn section has provided musical back-up for R&B greats Percy Sledge (When a Man Loves a Woman), Archie Bell (Do the Tighten-Up), and Clifford Curry (She Shot a Hole in My Soul); and opened shows for The Tams, The Impressions, Marcia Ball, B.J. Thomas, The Platters, and more. The Boys now have a girl Kathy Hill in the band, who shares singing duties with former Soul Sanction vocalist, Bill Capshaw, and they’re still keeping the Carolina beach music in their soul.

Food available from TBA.

November 9

Stacy Mitchhart Band

  • $15 General Admission
  • $10 with Membership or student ID
  • Free for ages 17 and under

Known as the “Blues Doctor,” Stacy Mitchhart is a flamboyant entertainer, “dressed to the nines,” with a teasing smile and quick wit. His 5-member band maintains a busy schedule, performing 275 shows a year, including his long-time residency at the famed Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar in Nashville’s historic Printer’s Alley. We’re mighty pleased that they come to Alive After Five once or twice a year, too!

Food available from TBA.

November 16

Gypsy Steampunk Night with Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego

  • $10 General Admission
  • $5 with Membership or student ID
  • Free for ages 17 and under

As costume parties become more and more popular at Alive After Five, we thought we would give everybody another excuse to dress up, and thus the origination of “Gypsy Steampunk Night.” You might have to Google it, but you’ll figure it out, and everybody is encourage to come dressed in theme. Even if you don’t want to, you’ll enjoy the party atmosphere and seeing the outfits. The acoustic swing and Gypsy jazz of Kukuly & The Gypsy Fuego will provide the perfect musical accompaniment to what is sure to be a memorable evening.

Food available from The Wing Hut.

December 14

Holiday Dance Party! with Devan Jones and the Uptown Stomp

  • $15 General Admission
  • $10 with Membership or student ID
  • Free for ages 17 and under

East Tennessee native, Devan Jones, formed The Uptown Stomp in 2013. The 6-piece unit, with him on guitar and vocals, played a very swingin’ mix of vintage jazz and 1950s Chicago blues and grew rapidly in popularity right up until Devan left town in 2015 to seek his fortune in Austin, where he has assembled an Austin edition of The Stomp with similar instrumentation. We’re happy to have him back and reunited with the Knoxville edition: Hunter Deacon on drums, Clint Mullican on upright bass, Chuck Mullican on tenor/baritone sax, Joe Jordon on trumpet, and Matt Coker on piano and Hammond B-3 organ.

Food available from Rocky's Jamaica Sunrise.

Museum members may save time and money by purchasing seasonal series Express Passes for Alive After Five. After 5:00 pm an Express Pass holder may bypass the line at the ticketing desk and enter directly into the Ann and Steve Bailey Hall where Alive After Five takes place.

Express Passes for the Fall series of Alive After Five are $40 each for all 9 shows of the summer series. They are available for purchase by members at Alive After Five.

For more information about Alive After Five, contact Michael Gill, Alive After Five coordinator, at 865-934-2039, or mgill@knoxart.org.

Live music, dancing, spirits, food and fun! 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive (865) 525-6101 · www.knoxart.org

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