KMA announces Alive After Five fall series lineup

KNOXVILLE, TN—The Knoxville Museum of Art announces the fall series of Alive After Five which premiers with the 18th Anniversary Celebration featuring the 1960s soul sounds of Ivory Jones & The Soul Saxophone Showcase on Friday, September 16, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.
            

When the Knoxville Museum of Art launched the early Friday evening live music series Alive After Five in October of 1993 no one expected it to last more than a few years, but it is still going strong after 18 years. Presented in four seasonal series, Alive After Five takes place in the casually elegant atmosphere of the museum’s Great Hall and features tabled seating, food from a variety of area restaurants/caterers, cash bars, dancing, free freshly popped popcorn, and a licensed therapeutic masseuse/masseur available for chair massages. 

This summer, Alive After Five expanded to the 3rd floor balcony & patio, with tabled seating and a beer and wine bar. From the balcony, the music from the band playing in the Great Hall can be heard at a softer, more conversational level. There’s also some light food fare and a variety of other delights, such as having one’s portrait drawn for free, wine/cheese/cupcake tastings, door prizes, live music on the patio, and more. Admission to the third floor seating and the galleries is free.

Ivory Jones & The Soul Saxophone Showcase is a project that brings together three of Knoxville most talented young saxophone players: Jason Thompson, Will Boyd, and Jamel Mitchell. They all share a love of sixties-style soul music and the versatile ability to play on a variety of saxophones: alto, tenor, and baritone. Thompson will also bring his newly acquired bass saxophone. Performing with this saxophone trio will be Davis Mitchell, from the soul-funk band Dishwater Blonde, on guitar and vocals; Keith Brown on keyboards; and Kenneth Brown on drums.

Pianist and singer, Ben Maney, will perform on the 3rd floor patio, and portrait artists Debbie  and Carrie Ellen Barnes will be drawing portraits for free, on a first come, first drawn basis. The Viet Grill will be selling food in the Great Hall and on the 3rd floor balcony.

Admission to the 18th Anniversary Celebration and fall series premier of Alive After Five in the Great Hall is $10 for general admission and $6 for college students with ID. Museum members and ages 17 and under are admitted free. Alive After Five is sponsored by Cherokee Distributing Company, East Tennessee PBS, Metro Pulse, and WDVX-89.9FM. 

For more information about the Alive After Five series, please contact Michael Gill at (865) 934-2039/mgill@knoxart.org.         
 
The 2011 Fall Series Schedule for “Alive After Five”:

                        (all shows at 6:00 pm)

September 16 – “18th Anniversary Celebration” featuring Ivory Jones & The Soul Saxophone Showcase  with Ben Maney on the 3rd floor patio

$10-general admission, $6 college students with ID, Free for museum members and ages 17 and under.

 

September 23 – Dawn of Destiny with Black Atticus on the 3rd floor patio  

$9-general admission, $5 museum members and college students with ID

 

October 7 – Jenna & Her Cool Friends

$9-general admission, $5 museum members and college students with ID

 

October 14 – Rolando Matias & The Afro-Diziak Quintet

$10-general admission, $6 museum members and college students with ID

 

October 21 – The Stella-Vees

$9-general admission, $5 museum members and college students with ID

 

October 28 – “Costume Party” with Boys’ Night Out

$10-general admission, $6 museum members and college students with ID

 

November 4 – Phil Pollard & His Band of Humans and Jack Rentfro & The Apocalypso Quartet with Lydia Salnikova on the 3rd floor patio

$9-general admission, $5 museum members and college students with ID

 

November 18 – Labron Lazenby & LA3

$8-general admission, $4 museum members and college students with ID

 

December 9 – “Holiday Dance Party” with The Atomic Horns

$9-general admission, $5 museum members and college students with ID

 

 

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