City of Knoxville Tennessee Arts CommissionAmerican Alliance of Museum


Alive After Five

Knoxville’s Unique Live Music Experience

Live music, dancing, spirits, food and fun!

All shows are 6:00 - 8:30 pm, and all tickets are sold at the door.

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 $50 each for all eleven shows of the fall series. They are available for purchase by members at Alive After Five beginning August 4.

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

Winter series, 2018

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

January 5

The Streamliners Swing Orchestra

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

Knoxville’s premier swing band was formed as a smaller band over 17 years ago years ago by bassist Mischa Goldman and trumpeters Mike Spirko and Thomas Heflin. The Streamliners soon blossomed into the fabulous 17-piece unit that they are today. This swingin’ big band plays the classics of Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Peggy Lee, with a little Louis Jordan and Louis Prima mixed in for extra fun!

Food available from Bridgewater Place.

January 12

Mighty Blue and Mike & Doug

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

Winners of the local Blues Challenge (band and solo/duo divisions) who will represent out area in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis at the end of the month. This will be the six-member Mighty Blue band’s second performance at AA5. Their debut last July was a smash hit!

Food available from Gus’s Catering .

January 19

Brian Clay with Jeanine Fuller & The Boyz

  • $10 General Admission
  • $5 with Membership or student ID
  • Free for 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, but this will be the first time here with her own band, The Boyz. Renowned keyboardist and singer, Brian Clay, will be joining them to make this a very special show indeed!

Food available from Soul Elegance Catering .

January 26

Wallace Coleman Band

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

A native of Morristown, TN, Wallace Coleman was captivated by blues music as a young boy listening to Nashville’s WLAC on the radio.  He left Tennessee to find work in Cleveland, Ohio, and was playing harmonica in Guitar Slim’s band when he caught the ear of Robert Lockwood, Jr., stepson of legendary bluesman Robert Johnson. He played in Lockwood’s band for ten years and performed on the Grammy nominated CD "I Gotta Find Me A Woman." Coleman formed his own band in 1997, and his fifth CD, “Blues in the Wind”, is a tribute to Lockwood. He continues to tour in Europe and South America as well as the US, and he returns to his native East Tennessee every winter to perform at AA5 and other area venues. http://www.wallacecoleman.com/

Food available from Gus’s Grill.

February 2

John Németh

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

John Németh is one of the fastest rising stars of today’s blues scene. The winner of two Blues Music Awards (The Grammys of the blues genre), for Soul Blues Male Artist in 2014 and Soul Blues Album, “Memphis Grease,” in 2015, he also has seven other nominations to his credit, including the B. B. King Entertainer of the Year. He has recorded eight solo albums since 2002, and has also backed Junior Watson, Anson Funderburgh, and Elvin Bishop. John Németh is a vocalist with a great range and soulfulness, a top-notch harmonica player, and a talented songwriter. His music is fresh, unique, and innovative with arrangements that epitomize a traditional, retro sound. This will be a show you should not miss! http://johnnemeth.com/

Food available from Rocky’s Jamaica Sunrise.

February 9

“Fat Friday Mardi Gras” with Roux Du Bayou

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

Led by Paul Gregoire from Dulac, Louisiana, Roux du Bayou plays authentic cajun, zydeco, swamp pop, mardi gras music, and more. Their high energy style has brought them repeated engagements at a variety of venues all across the country, including the annual “Fat Friday Mardi Gras” here at Alive After Five. As always, everyone is encouraged to add to the “Big Easy” atmosphere and fun by wearing purple, gold, and/or lime green! https://www.rouxdubayou.com/

Food available from Bayou Bay Seafood House .

February 16

Cheryl Renée & Wendel Werner

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

It has been over 15 years since these two dynamic performers got together to put on one of the wildest shows in AA5 history. That was before Cheryl Renée moved to Cincinnati, and she was known as Knoxville’s most uppity Blueswoman, combining an acrobatically soulful voice with her prowess on the piano. Joining forces with Wendel Werner on organ and leading a stellar band, they created musical magic, and now, at last, for this one evening they are back together again. Fasten your seatbelts!

Food available from Soul Elegance Catering .

March 9

Soulfinger

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

Led by vocalist and keyboard/harmonica player, Tim Spencer, Soulfinger is groovin' in the 21st century with 20th century Old School R&B, Soul, Funk, and Blues, playing songs made famous by Otis Redding, James Brown, Sam Cooke, B. B. King, and many more. https://www.reverbnation.com/soulfinger2

Food available from The Viet Grill.

March 16

Kelle Jolly & The Women in Jazz Jam Festival Premier

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

The AA5 winter series concludes with the premier performance of the 3rd annual week-end long “Women in Jazz Jam Festival,” coordinated by Kelle Jolly. This evening’s performance will feature an as yet unannounced lineup of fabulous female jazz musicians and singers will perform. If last spring’s program at Alive After Five is any indication, this will surely be a show you do not want to miss!

Food available from Soul Elegance Catering.



Museum members may purchase seasonal series Express Passes. Save money by purchasing seasonal series Express Passes for Alive After Five. After 5pm an Express Pass holder may bypass the line at the ticketing desk and enter the Great Hall directly.

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

Alive After Five is generously sponsored by:


Cherokee Distributing

Media Sponsors

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