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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Sparky and Rhonda Rucker at the Laurel Theater

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker at the Laurel Theater
08:00 pm - 05/05/2018

At Laurel Theater

The husband-and-wife duo of Sparky & Rhonda Rucker perform throughout the United States, as well as overseas, singing songs and telling stories from the American...

Greg Horne and Jay Clark

Greg Horne and Jay Clark
08:00 pm - 04/28/2018

At Laurel Theater

With a style best described as a mixture of folk and bluegrass, Jay Clark’s handcrafted lyrics run the gamut of hard living, hard drinking, civil disobedience,...

Hoot and Holler at Laurel Theater 4/21

Hoot and Holler at Laurel Theater 4/21
08:00 pm - 04/21/2018

At Laurel Theater

Special performance of fiddle/guitar duo Hoot and Holler with Brad Kolodner on banjo (Charm City Junction, Ken and Brad) and Alex Lacquement on bass (The Bumper...

Hoot and Holler at The Laurel Theater 4/21

Hoot and Holler at The Laurel Theater 4/21
08:00 pm - 04/21/2018

At Laurel Theater

Hoot and Holler formed in 2013 when Mark Kilianski and Amy Alvey discovered a mutual love of American folk music while delving into Boston's burgeoning acoustic...

T'Monde

T'Monde
08:00 pm - 04/20/2018

At Laurel Theater

Three remarkably accomplished young musicians come together in T’Monde, the Acadian phenomenon that Offbeat Magazine has called “a creative fusion of classic...

Tim O'Brien Band at the Laurel Theater

Tim O'Brien Band at the Laurel Theater
08:00 pm - 04/19/2018

At Laurel Theater

Grammy winning singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist Tim O'Brien grew up singing in church and in school, and after seeing Doc Watson on TV, became a lifelong...

Knots at The Laurel

Knots at The Laurel
08:00 pm - 04/14/2018

At Laurel Theater

Knoxville Square Dance

Knoxville Square Dance
08:00 pm - 04/12/2018

At Laurel Theater

Second Thursday square dance with live old-time music by the Spring Lizards with callers Leo Collins and Stan Sharp. Come as you are, no experience or partner needed....

Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert

Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert
08:00 pm - 04/07/2018

At Laurel Theater

Kieran Kane has been referred to as "the godfather of Americana music" for good reason. His seminal work in The O'Kanes and Kane Welch Kaplin, as well as co-founding...

Dennis Stroughmatt et L'Esprit Creole

Dennis Stroughmatt et L'Esprit Creole
08:00 pm - 03/31/2018

At Laurel Theater

Led by fiddler Dennis Stroughmatt, L'Esprit Créole specializes in the music of the French speaking enclaves of the Ozarks and midwest. Dennis studied with Old Mines,...

Open the Door for Three

Open the Door for Three
08:00 pm - 03/30/2018

At Laurel Theater

Open the Door for Three in concert at the Laurel Theater. Open the Door for Three is fiddle player Liz Knowles, uilleann piper Kieran O’Hare, and Dublin-born...

SOLD OUT Scott Miller

SOLD OUT Scott Miller
08:00 pm - 03/24/2018

At Laurel Theater

Naturalized Knoxvillian Scott Miller returns to the Laurel Theater following the release of his latest album Big, Big World. Raised in Virginia's Shanendoah Valley,...

Roochie Toochie and the Ragtime Shepherd Kings

Roochie Toochie and the Ragtime Shepherd Kings
08:00 pm - 03/09/2018

At Laurel Theater

Timothy Findlin, Lindsay McCaw, Aaron Jonah Lewis, Matt Bell and Joy Patterson play zany and obscure songs from the early cylinder recordings. Tickets: $15 at...

Knoxville Square Dance

Knoxville Square Dance
08:00 pm - 03/08/2018

At Laurel Theater

Second Thursday square dance with live old-time music by the Spring Lizards with callers Leo Collins and Stan Sharp. Come as you are, no experience or partner needed....

Riley Baugus

Riley Baugus
08:00 pm - 03/03/2018

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...

Jack Herranen & the Little Red Band

Jack Herranen & the Little Red Band
08:00 pm - 03/02/2018

At Laurel Theater

Jack and friends return to the Laurel for an evening of songs chronicling the fight for labor and land. Primarily performing original material that has been shaped...

49th Jubilee Festival

49th Jubilee Festival
07:00 pm - 02/23/2018

At Laurel Theater

Jubilee Festival is the signature and founding event of Jubilee Community Arts highlighting old-time and traditional music of the region. Friday schedule: 7:00 Buck...

Wallace Coleman

Wallace Coleman
08:00 pm - 02/17/2018

At Laurel Theater

Blues harmonica with East Tennessee native Wallace Coleman Growing up in East Tennessee, Wallace Coleman was captivated by the sounds he heard late at night from...

Malcolm Holcombe

Malcolm Holcombe
08:00 pm - 02/16/2018

At Laurel Theater

Born and raised in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, Holcombe is highly regarded and recognized by contemporaries in Americana music including Emmylou...

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