Alive After Five, the live music series at the Knoxville Museum of Art, will celebrate its 22nd anniversary with a performance by Jenna & Her Cool Friends on Friday, September 18, from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Since 1993, and years before the resurgence of downtown, Alive After Five has been attracting people to Knoxville from the Knox County periphery and surrounding counties to enjoy live music, food, spirits, and art in the casually elegant atmosphere of the Knoxville Museum of Art. The early Friday evening program has been a great way to wind down from the work week or to start the weekend or both. Mostly showcasing the rich treasure trove of local and regional musical talent, Alive After Five has also presented acts from New Orleans, Boston, Dallas, Canada, Peru, France, Japan, Australia, and more. Food is available from a variety of area restaurants or caterers, and there are two cash bars.
For this special occasion, Alive After Five presents Jenna & Her Cool Friends, a seven-member blues and boogie band from Knoxville, featuring vocalist Jenna Jefferson, vocalist and harmonica player Michael “Crawdaddy” Crawley, rhythm guitarist Keith Ford, pianist Ben Maney, bassist Glyn Loyd, drummer Kevin Redding, and lead guitarist Michael Jordan.
The seven-show fall series and 23rd year of Alive After Five premiers on October 9 with Donald Brown & Afterdance featuring Kayley Burton Farmer.
Admission to the 22nd Anniversary of Alive After Five is $10 for general admission, $5 for college students with valid ID, and free for museum members and children ages 17 and under. Alive After Five is sponsored by Amica Insurance, Cherokee Distributing Company, Knoxville Mercury, WDVX-89.9FM, and US Filmworks. For more information about the Alive After Five series, visit knoxart.org or contact Michael Gill at (865) 934-2039.