City of Knoxville Tennessee Arts CommissionAmerican Alliance of Museum


Alive After Five

Spring series, 2018

All shows are 6:00-8:30. Food vendors to be announced.

March 30

Stacy Mitchhart Band

  • $15 General Admission
  • $10 with Membership or student ID
  • Free for ages 17 and under

Known as “The Blues Doctor,” Stacy Mitchhart is a flamboyant entertainer, virtuoso guitarist, and soulful singer who leads a dynamic band that includes trumpet, saxophone, and keyboards. Based in Nashville, this Cincinnati native and his band tour internationally when they’re not holding court at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar and B. B. King’s Blues Club in Music City.

Food available from from Bayou Bay Seafood Restaurant.

April 6

Soul Connection

  • $15 General Admission
  • $10 with Membership or student ID
  • Free for ages 17 and under

Originally formed in 1966 under the name of Soul Sanction, this group became one of the legendary bands of East Tennessee and still holds the single-show attendance record at Alive After Five. They have opened shows for B.B. King, James Brown, Ray Charles, and Bobby “Blue” Bland. At a special “Rename the Band Party” AA5 in 2006, their name was changed to Soul Connection. Their combination of keyboards, horns, guitars, and drums, blended with a variety of male and female vocals and harmonies and covers a wide musical spectrum of Rhythm & Blues, Soul, and dance music, all done with infectious energy and their own unmistakable style.

Food available from Soul Elegance Catering.

April 13

Crawlspace

  • $10 General Admission
  • $5 with Membership or student ID
  • Free for ages 17 and under

Crawlspace is the most recent project of veteran Blues rocker and harmonica wizard, Michael “Crawdaddy” Crawley, a mainstay of the Knoxville music scene for more than two decades, as the leader of Crawdaddy and The Macdaddies and also playing with International Blues Challenge semi-finalists, Jenna & Her Cool Friends. After Jenna Jefferson retired from the music scene to spend more time with her family, Crawley assembled a new group with Cool Friends members and some others, and Crawlspace was born. With Kevin Redding on drums, Ben Maney and Stevie Jones on keyboards, Bob Goodson on guitar, Aram Takvoryan on bass, and Michael Crawley on harmonica and vocals, there is enough talent and synergy that one might say the sky is the limit for Crawlspace!

Food available from The Viet Grill.

April 20

The BlairXperience

  • $10 General Admission
  • $5 with Membership or student ID
  • Free for ages 17 and under

Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Larry Blair’s vocal prowess ranges from velvety and sultry, to raw and soulful, and his stage presence is off the charts. He started his musical career as one of the lead vocalists in a group he and his brothers formed called “The Blair Brothers”, becoming well known in many local circuits. Blair and his brothers gained recognition and popularity and were the opening acts for such artists as Ray Charles, The Four Tops, Sha-Na – na, Jerry Reed, Tony Orlando, and Marie Osmond. He later formed a solo project which evolved into the current BlairXperience which has a range of music that is endless, from Pop, Gospel, R&B, Blues, and Soul.

Food available from Jackie’s Dream.

May 4

The Streamliners Swing Orchestra

  • $15 General Admission
  • $10 with Membership or student ID
  • Free for ages 17 and under

It’s the merry month of May, and it’s time to jump, jive and wail with Knoxville’s amazing swing band and one of the all-time favorites at AA5. Formed as a smaller band over 20 years ago years ago by bassist Mischa Goldman and trumpeters Mike Spirko and Thomas Heflin, the Streamliners soon blossomed into the fabulous 17-piece unit that they are today. This swingin’ big band plays the classics of Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Peggy Lee, with a little Louis Jordan and Louis Prima mixed in for extra fun!

Food available from Rocky’s Jamaica Sunrise.

May 18

Boys' Night Out

  • $15 General Admission
  • $10 with Membership or student ID
  • Free for ages 17 and under

Boys’ Night Out was organized in 1983 with the goal of recreating the authentic performances of the Rhythm & Blues and Carolina beach music that had been extremely popular in the south during the late 1960s. They have provided musical back-up for R&B greats Percy Sledge (When a Man Loves a Woman), Archie Bell (Do the Tighten-Up), and Clifford Curry (She Shot a Hole in My Soul); and has opened shows for The Impressions, Marcia Ball, The Tams, B.J. Thomas, The Platters, and more. With the recent deaths of two prominent band members, guitarist Jeff Ginsburg in 2014, and lead singer C. Vaughn Leslie last fall, they have regrouped in order to carry on. The Boys now have a girl, Kathy Hill, who shares singing duties with former Soul Sanction vocalist, Bill Capshaw, and they’re still keeping the beach music in their soul.

Food available from Bayou Bay Seafood House .

Museum members may save time and money by purchasing seasonal series Express Passes for Alive After Five. After 5:00 pm an Express Pass holder may bypass the line at the ticketing desk and enter directly into the Ann and Steve Bailey Hall where Alive After Five takes place.

Express Passes for the Spring series of Alive After Five are $30 each for all 6 shows of the spring series. They are available for purchase by members at Alive After Five beginning March 9.

For more information about Alive After Five, contact Michael Gill, Alive After Five coordinator, at 865-934-2039, or mgill@knoxart.org.

Live music, dancing, spirits, food and fun! 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive (865) 525-6101 · www.knoxart.org

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