Who is Knox Fringe?

Knox Fringe is a collection of Knoxville, Tennessee fringe arts performers uniting for collaboration, cross promotion, and community. We represent disciplines including burlesque, theatre, performance art, improv, poetry, dance and music. Our goal is to create a community of artists committed to pushing the boundaries of performance art in Knoxville.

Our good friends at Knoxville Theatre Club have put together an incredible directory of arts in our community. Visit the Knoxville Theatre Companies List to see all of the amazing talent in Knoxville. The list includes traditional theatre companies, church troupes, college theatre programs, circus arts, puppetry, opera, improv troupes, festivals, variety shows, storytellers, performance artists, poetry slams, venues, agencies, and local resources.

What is Fringe?

Simply put, fringe arts refer to artists working independently and outside traditional forms and structures. Theatre, dance, and spoken word make up the fringe core, but many other disciplines round out the fringe arts, including burlesque, puppetry, aerial arts, and opera. Fringe arts tend to challenge the status quo. They are disruptive, uncensored, and experimental.

Get in the Fringe!

See a show! Take a class! Support an artist! Knox Fringe offers so many ways to get involved.

Monthly Meet Ups

Hosted by a different artist or group every month, our monthly meetings give us a chance to socialize, collaborate, and focus our efforts. We set goals each month and discuss action items to get things done. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and the event calendar for meeting notices, and grow with us!

Event calendar

Our extensive calendar of events makes finding your fringe easy! Whether you are into theatre, burlesque, or visual art, there is something for everyone. We scour the web for the coolest events and we keep our list current. If you have an event to share, let us know!

Workshops & Showcases

From Stitch ‘n’ Bitch sewing sessions to fantastic fringe showcases, there are plenty of opportunities to learn, do, and see what makes fringe so special. Do you want to host a class? Is there an act you are dying to show to the world? Drop us a line and let us know the fringe benefits that you possess!