The Knoxville Museum of Art announces the spring series of Alive After Five, premiering with Kelle Jolly & The Women in Jazz Jam Festival Band on Friday, March 18, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. This year’s spring series features eight shows, concluding on May 20.
The spring series of 2016 begins with the opening performance of the Women in Jazz Jam Festival. Vocalist Kelle Jolly is the visionary of and prime mover of the weekend-long festival, and for this opening performance she has gathered many of Knoxville’s finest female musicians and vocalists to perform on one stage at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Some of the performers include Sara Clapp-Gilpin (vocals, piano), Kukuly Uriarte (vocals, guitar), Dana Gipson (vocals, drums), Bethany Hankins (vocals, violin), Maria Williams (vocals, bass), and vocalists Evelyn Jack, Katy Free, Jeanine Fuller, Deidre Ford, Yasameen Hoffman-Shahin, and more. Plus, Judy Rosenburg, Ann Ramsaur, and Maria Thompson of Ukesphere of Knoxville will perform.
Other performers in the series are blues bands Mac Arnold & Plateful O’ Blues, Delta Moon, and The Stacy Mitchhart Band; swinging jazz bands Kukuly & The Gypsy Fuego and The Streamliners Swing Orchestra; and R&B/Soul/Funk bands Soulful Sounds Revue and Soulfinger.
Alive After Five is a unique live music series presented on approximately thirty Fridays per year in four seasonal series. The programs take place in the smoke-free, casually elegant setting of the Ann and Steve Bailey Hall in the Knoxville Museum of Art. There is a live band on stage, seating at tables, two cash bars, food from area restaurants, free freshly popped popcorn, free parking, and a licensed therapeutic masseuse available. Audience members can enjoy listening to music, dancing, and browsing the museum’s art galleries.
Admission to the Spring series premier of Alive After Five is $10 for general admission and $5 for museum members and college students with ID. Ages 17 and under are admitted free.
For more information about the Alive After Five series, please contact Michael Gill at (865) 934-2039.