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The Arts at Pellissippi State

At Pellissippi State, we’re all about providing opportunities to all. The Arts at Pellissippi State — through free and inexpensive theatre and musical productions, and art exhibits — ensures everyone can experience the transformative power of the arts.

Pellissippi State's Coronavirus Resources & Procedures

Note: Please check here prior to each event for any changes to the schedule. Concerts are scheduled to be held in person with limited audience seating, but there is some possibility that events may shift to virtual due to the ongoing pandemic.


Fall 2021 Arts Events

All events are free and open to the community. Free parking.


Jacob Crook
Bagwell Gallery
August 11 - September 24

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra Presents: Eric Reed Trio in Concert
Clayton Performing Arts Center
Thursday, September 9, 7 p.m.

Knoxville Opera Company Preview
Clayton Performing Arts Center
Knoxville Opera Company will present select previews from their upcoming 2021-2022 season and offer a master class to those in attendance.
Wednesday, September 15, 11:50 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Fall Choral Concert
Clayton Performing Arts Center
Thursday, October 21, 7 p.m.

Fall Instrumental Concert
Clayton Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, October 26, 7 p.m.

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
By John Bishop
Clayton Performing Arts Center
Diabolical comic mayhem! As the composer, lyricist, actors and director prepare their performance (and a blizzard cuts off any possible retreat) bodies start to drop and accusing fingers point in all directions.
Friday & Saturday nights at 7 p.m. Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m.
Friday, November 5, 7–9 p.m.
Saturday, November 6, 7–9 p.m.
Sunday, November 7, 2–4 p.m.
Friday, November 12, 7–9 p.m.
Saturday, November 13, 7–9 p.m.
Sunday, November 14, 2–4 p.m.

Fall Bluegrass Concert
Clayton Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, November 9, 7 p.m.

Fall Jazz Concert
Clayton Performing Arts Center
Thursday, November 18, 7 p.m.

Holiday Spectacular
Clayton Performing Arts Center
Celebrate and enjoy holiday cheer at Pellissippi State’s hugely popular Holiday Spectacular musical concert.
Complimentary tickets will be issued at the door to the first guests. Arrive early to ensure you receive a ticket.

The concert features the talents of more than 150 Pellissippi State students and faculty in eight different musical ensembles performing classic winter tunes and carols. While the performance is free, donations are accepted at the door for the Pellissippi State Foundation on behalf of the Music Scholarship fund.

Thursday, December 2, 7 p.m.

Contact Us

Julia Wood
Director, Marketing and Communications
865.694.6530