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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Events

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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....

Knots at The Laurel

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

At Laurel Theater

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...

Past Events

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...

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...

Bill & the Belles

Bill & the Belles
08:00 pm - 02/10/2018

At Laurel Theater

With striking three-part harmonies and masterful instrumentation, Bill and the Belles skillfully breathe new life into the sounds of early country music. At the...

Knoxville Square Dance

Knoxville Square Dance
08:00 pm - 02/08/2018

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....

ORKA at the Laurel Theater

ORKA at the Laurel Theater
08:00 pm - 02/05/2018

At Laurel Theater

February 5th ORKA will play for the Contra dance at Knoxville’s Laurel Theater. Look for a Wiz of OZ surprise!!!!! Come see and listen to our tunes. Both Waltzes...

The Georgia Crackers

The Georgia Crackers
08:00 pm - 02/03/2018

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,...

The Georgia Crackers

The Georgia Crackers
08:00 pm - 02/03/2018

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,...

South Carolina Broadcasters

South Carolina Broadcasters
08:00 pm - 01/27/2018

At Laurel Theater

Now based in Mount Airy, North Carolina, the South Carolina Broadcasters are an award winning old-time trio featuring Ivy Sheppard on fiddle, banjo, guitar and vocals;...

The Freight Hoppers at The Laurel Theater

The Freight Hoppers at The Laurel Theater
07:00 pm - 01/20/2018

At Laurel Theater

The Freight Hoppers are coming back to the Laurel Theater! ABOUT LAUREL THEATER Fort Sanders is the heart of old time residential Knoxville, evocatively described...

RB Morris with Hector Qirko

RB Morris with Hector Qirko
08:00 pm - 01/19/2018

At Laurel Theater

Fort Sanders native RB Morris returns to his "pulpit" at the Laurel Theater with guitarist Hector Qirko, his long time accompanist and the leader of the long running...

RB Morris with Hector Qirko

RB Morris with Hector Qirko
08:00 pm - 01/19/2018

At Laurel Theater

Fort Sanders native RB Morris returns to his "pulpit" at the Laurel Theater with guitarist Hector Qirko, his long time accompanist and the leader of the long running...

Tennessee Sheiks

Tennessee Sheiks
08:00 pm - 01/13/2018

At Laurel Theater

The Sheiks are Don Cassell on mandolin, guitar, dobro, and vocals; Nancy Brennan Strange on guitar, vocals; Don Wood on guitar; Barry (Po) Hannah on guitar; Ken...

Tennessee Sheiks

Tennessee Sheiks
08:00 pm - 01/13/2018

At Laurel Theater

The Sheiks are Don Cassell on mandolin, guitar, dobro, and vocals; Nancy Brennan Strange on guitar, vocals; Don Wood on guitar; Barry (Po) Hannah on guitar; Ken...

Knoxville Square Dance

Knoxville Square Dance
08:00 pm - 01/11/2018

At Laurel Theater

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

Knoxville Square Dance

Knoxville Square Dance
08:00 pm - 01/11/2018

At Laurel Theater

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

Circle Modern Dance presents Modern Dance Primitive Light 2017

Circle Modern Dance presents Modern Dance Primitive Light 2017
08:00 pm - 12/14/2017

At Laurel Theater

Circle Modern Dance presents Modern Dance Primitive Light 2017. Join us for our annual winter solstace celebration. We are thrilled to return to the beautiful Laurel...

Tennessee Schmaltz

Tennessee Schmaltz
08:00 pm - 12/09/2017

At Laurel Theater

Originating mainly in Eastern Europe, klezmer music is documented in early recordings of Jewish immigrants to America as far back as 1895. After a period of decline,...

John Doyle in concert

John Doyle in concert
08:00 pm - 12/08/2017

At Laurel Theater

From a musical family in Dublin, John was sixteen when he went on the road with Chanting House, a group which he formed with Susan McKeown and which eventually included...

Knoxville Square Dance

Knoxville Square Dance
08:00 pm - 12/07/2017

At Laurel Theater

Second Thursday square dance with live old-time music by the Hellgrammites with caller Stan Sharp. Come as you are, no experience or partner needed. All set dances...

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