Laurel Theater


1538 Laurel Ave
Knoxville TN  37916

Phone: (865) 522-5851

Laurel Theater

The historic Laurel Theater is owned and operated by Jubilee Community Arts, a regional, community cultural center dedicated to preserving and presenting the traditional arts of the Southern Appalachians.

The historic Laurel Theater is owned and operated by Jubilee Community Arts, a regional, community cultural center dedicated to preserving and presenting the traditional arts of the Southern Appalachians.


The mission of Jubilee Community Arts is to promote, preserve and present the performing arts of the Southern region and to nurture the cultural milieu responsible for the birth and evolution of these and related art forms.

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Founded: 1969

Categories: Community Organization, Concert Venue, Non-Profit Organization, Other, Performance Venue, Theatre




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Past Events

John McCutcheon

John McCutcheon
08:00 pm - 10/27/2017

At Laurel Theater

Legendary performer John McCutcheon is known for his interpretation on banjo and hammer dulcimer of Appalachian standards as well as for original songs such as the...

One Spirit New Thought Center's Sunday Celebration Service

One Spirit New Thought Center's Sunday Celebration Service
10:30 am - 10/22/2017

At Laurel Theater

You get strength on the spiritual path if you have some companions! Join our wonderful spiritual community in Knoxville, TN as we pursue personal growth and a deeper...

Bryan Bowers

Bryan Bowers
08:00 pm - 10/21/2017

At Laurel Theater

From his rather unglamorous beginning as a street singer, Bryan Bowers has become a major artist on the traditional music circuit. He has redefined the autoharp...

Knoxville Square Dance

Knoxville Square Dance
08:00 pm - 10/12/2017

At Laurel Theater

Second Thursday square dance with live old-time music by Hoot and Holler and callers Leo Collins, Stan Sharp and Ruth Simmons. Come as you are, no experience or...

Workshop on Live Sound Mixing

Workshop on Live Sound Mixing
06:00 pm - 10/11/2017

At Laurel Theater

As part of its community service and education programs, Jubilee Community Arts is offering a two-session workshop which will provide an introduction to audio setup,...

Tennessee Stifflegs

Tennessee Stifflegs
08:00 pm - 10/06/2017

At Laurel Theater

The Tennessee Stifflegs are a four-piece string band from Knoxville, TN featuring a repertoire of old-time country, western swing and hillbilly jazz. Steeped in...

Red-Haired Mary in concert

Red-Haired Mary in concert
08:00 pm - 09/15/2017

At Laurel Theater

Irish Music Knoxville-based Irish band Red-Haired Mary delivers traditional and contemporary Irish and Celtic songs and tunes, sometimes in Irish and often in three-part...

Knoxville Square Dance

Knoxville Square Dance
08:00 pm - 09/14/2017

At Laurel Theater

Second Thursday square dance with live old-time music by the Hellgramites and callers Leo Collins, Stan Sharp and Ruth Simmons. Come as you are, no experience or...

Summer Solstice Taize Service

Summer Solstice Taize Service
10:30 am - 06/25/2017

At Laurel Theater

Join us for our beautiful Taize Service, a contemplative service that involved crystal singing bowls, meditation and silence, singing, and thoughtful readings about...

Scott Ainslie

Scott Ainslie
08:00 pm - 04/28/2017

At Laurel Theater

As a musician with expertise in Southern Appalachian fiddle and banjo traditions as well as Piedmont and Delta blues, Ainslie has specialized in performing and presenting...

Modern Dance Primitive Light

Modern Dance Primitive Light
08:00 pm - 12/15/2016

At Laurel Theater

Circle Modern Dance is proud to present the 25th annual Primitive Light. Modern Dance Primitive Light (MDPL) brings together the voices of seven choreographers,...

Live Music At Laurel Theater

Live Music At Laurel Theater
08:15 pm - 06/15/2016

At Laurel Theater

The Laurel Theater Rhythm Section will be playing for your dancing and listening pleasure this Wednesday. Lessons at 7, Dance at 8:15, Live music at 9:20. Standard...

John McCutcheon with Sam Gleaves

John McCutcheon with Sam Gleaves
08:00 pm - 05/06/2016

At Laurel Theater

Legendary performer John McCutcheon is known for his interpretation on banjo and hammer dulcimer of Appalachian standards as well as for original songs such as the...

Knoxville Square Dance

Knoxville Square Dance
08:00 pm - 05/05/2016

At Laurel Theater

Appalachian square dance with live old-time music by the Hellgramites and callers Leo Collins, Stan Sharp and Ruth Simmons. Come as you are, no experience or partner...

Riley Baugus

Riley Baugus
08:00 pm - 04/30/2016

At Laurel Theater

Riley Baugus represents the best of old time American banjo and song. His powerful singing voice and his expert musicianship place him squarely in the next generation...

The Naughty Knots

The Naughty Knots
08:00 pm - 04/29/2016

At Laurel Theater

The East Tennessee trio The Naughty Knots bring together a blend of country, jazz and blues and old time fiddle tunes that are as homegrown as garden tomatoes. The...

The Georgia Crackers

The Georgia Crackers
08:00 pm - 04/23/2016

At Laurel Theater

Take a trip back in time to the early era of Country Music. Before Hank Williams or Bill Monroe & his Bluegrass Boys, Georgia musicians such as Fiddlin John Carson,...

SOLD OUT! Scott Miller with Rayna Gellert & Bryn Davies

SOLD OUT! Scott Miller with Rayna Gellert & Bryn Davies
08:00 pm - 04/15/2016

At Laurel Theater

We are sold out! Thanks and look forward to seeing you soon (you lucky ones) Naturalized Knoxvillian Scott Miller returns to the Laurel Theater as part of a powerful...

Knoxville Square Dance

Knoxville Square Dance
06:30 pm - 04/14/2016

At Laurel Theater

Second Thursday square dance with live old-time music by the Hellgramites and callers Leo Collins, Stan Sharp and Ruth Simmons. Dance starts at 8 pm, join us downstairs...

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