City of Knoxville Tennessee Arts CommissionAmerican Alliance of Museum


Alive After Five

Summer series, 2018

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

August 3

The Streamliners Swing Orchestra

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

Knoxville’s premier swing band, and a longtime favorite at AA5, 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, featuring Kayley Burton Farmer and Spirko on vocals. 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 The Viet Grill.

August 10

Mojo Tweed

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

Mojo Tweed came together from a group of friends who like playing a variety of blues, funk and R&B. The name came from their desire to play through small tweed tube amps and to evoke Mojo or Voodoo. The band is comprised of Paul McQuade (harmonica/vocals), Steve Michel (guitar/vocals), Bill Johnson (guitar/vocals), Nicole Robinette (piano/vocals), Frank “Pappy” Sewell (drums), and John Mahaffy (bass). Most of them have been playing for some 20+ years in a variety of bands and settings. They like playing stuff with a little New Orleans attitude as well as originals and classics by Muddy Waters, Little Walter and Howlin Wolf. The New Orleans term “Social Aid and Pleasure Club“ accurately describes what they are after. Others have called it “Swamp Boogie Blues.” This music is most fun when mixed with good food, good friends and a relaxed vibe, and of course we will have plenty of all three at Alive After Five!

Food available from Bayou Bay Seafood House.

August 31

The BlairXperience

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

Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Larry Blair’s vocal prowess ranges from velvety and sultry, to raw and soulful, and his stage presence is off the charts. He started his musical career as one of the lead vocalists in a group he and his brothers formed called “The Blair Brothers”, becoming well known in many local circuits. Blair and his brothers gained recognition and popularity and were the opening acts for such artists as Ray Charles, The Four Tops, Sha-Na – na, Jerry Reed, Tony Orlando, and Marie Osmond. He later formed a solo project which evolved into the current BlairXperience which has a range of music that is endless, from Pop, Gospel, R&B, Blues, and Soul.

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

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 Summer series of Alive After Five are $40 each for all 8 shows of the summer series. They are available for purchase by members at Alive After Five beginning May 4.

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

Alive After Five is generously sponsored by:


Cherokee Distributing

Media Sponsors

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WJBE

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