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Alive After Five with the Tennessee Sheiks

June 28, 2019 6:00pm - 8:30pm

The Tennessee Sheiks is a Knoxville-based band, formed in 2005, that performs and eclectic blend of swing, gypsy jazz, bluegrass, alt-country, and blues, with a few Appalachian murder ballads tossed in for extra fun. Bandleader, vocalist, and mandolin maestro, Don Cassell, vocalist, Nancy Brennan Strange, and Don Wood, on lap steel and acoustic guitars, are original members of the band, and they also performed together in various other combinations for years. Over the years, there were some changes in personnel as well as additions. The current eight-member edition of the Sheiks includes Don’s brother, Ken Wood, on percussion, Barry “Po” Hannah on electric guitar, Michael “Crawdaddy” Crawley on harmonica and vocals, Marcus Shirley on piano, and Grant Parker on bass.

Food available from The Viet Grill


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Express Passes for the Summer series of Alive After Five are $50 each for all 8 shows of the summer series. They are available for purchase by members at Alive After Five beginning May 17. Express Pass holders may bypass the ticket desk and enter Bailey Hall after 5:00 pm by showing their pass to the volunteer at the stairway/elevator on the first floor.