Knox Fringe April Meet Up Recap

Knox Fringe Stitch & Bitch at Modern Studio.

Boston McCown and Knox Comedy hosted this meeting at Barley’s on April 27, 2017. After a round of introductions from all attendees and the welcoming of newcomers, the discussion began with a list of upcoming comedy shows.


Upcoming Shows & Events
  • Monthly Comedy Shows
    • First Thursday – Pretentious Beer
    • First Friday – Saw Works
    • First Saturday – Sevierville Casual Pint
  • Lip Sync Battle
    • April 29 at Kristtophers
  • The Ooh Ooh Revue
    • May 5 at Modern Studio – starts at 10:30
    • May 6 at Swifty’s in Oak Ridge, hosted by Danny Winston
    • May 13 at 5pm at Cycle Stop
    • May 13, 9pm – Benefit for Lance Adams at The Grove Theatre in Oak Ridge
    • May 18 at Cocoa Moon – Tickled
    • May 19 at Red Piano Lounge – That’s What She Said
  • Salomé Cabaret
    • Geekgasm 3, May 13 at Edge Knox
    • May 12 – Chair Dance class with Drag Show following
    • June 10 – Grease & Grease 2 show – need ladies for Girl of All Seasons
    • June 17 – Taste the Rainbow at Scruffy City Hall as part of PrideFest
  • Gay Men’s Chorus
    • May 20 at the Bijou
  • Clam Slam
    • May 20 at Kristtophers
  • Biscuit Festival
    • May 20 in downtown Knoxville
  • Dirty Dolls
    • May 19 at Edge Knox
  • Knox Fringe at Kentucky Splash
    • Memorial Day May 28
March Follow Up
  • Stitch and Bitch was a success!
    • Modern Studio willing to open the space to Knox Fringe on every 4th Sunday during the craft fair
    • Anne Atomic will gauge interest in a sewing class during next month’s Stitch & Bitch
    • Twila is willing to open her space to a class of less than 10
  • Officer Election Survey
    • Open until May 3
  • Second Bell Festival
  • Smoky Mountain Burlesque Festival
  • Appalachian Puppet Parade
    • May 21
    • Contact Cattywampus Puppet Council for info
    • Creature Seekers wants to make big puppet for the parade
  • Knox PrideFest
    • Salomé will be walking if anyone wants to join
    • Flyers will be sent out on May 18
  • Street Team
    • Headed by Pan d’Orable
    • Pop Up Performances, Sandwich board, etc.
New Business
  • Free rehearsal spaces?
    • Jeff at the Edge might be open
    • Emporium – Dance Studio & Community Room – contact Caitlin
    • BAPA is $20 an hour
    • Talk to John Camp about help negotiating spaces
    • Would like people to walk in the parade for Knox Fringe


At the end of the meeting, action and focus items were set for next month.

  • Pan d’Orable is putting together info about sport-based recreation. Flag football, softball, and kickball are available.He will gauge interest in the KFARTS group.
  • Fringe Arts Field Day – there are a few places to rent by many are booked for the next year. Perhaps we could book for next spring? Might be a 2018 activity.
  • Lock-in during the winter in Norris multipurpose space.
  • Officer Elections – voting is active until end of the month. Officers will be announced at May meeting

Our next meet-up is hosted by The Satanic Mechanics, May 16 at Pho 99.

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