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May Events in Knoxville 

Maifest at Schulz Brau

Check out these May events in Knoxville! Celebrate Maifest at Schulz Bräu Brewery! Schulz Bräu is Knoxville’s first German Biergarten located in Old North Knoxville. The Maifest celebration will consist of a multitude of great events over the course of the three day celebration. Knoxville locals can expect a mix of a farmer’s market, spring festival, and a mini-Oktoberfest! Also first time visitors can expect live music, German cuisine, specialty cocktails, and special brew releases all hosted in Schulz Bräu’s beautiful Biergarten! This event is rain or shine, so make sure to book your calendars for a full celebration for May 10th – May 12th! 

Thaw Out 

Thaw Out is a Music Festival coming to Knoxville on May 4th. It will take place in World’s Fair Park from 1pm to 11pm. Thaw Out’s lineup includes Waka Flocka Flame, Snakehips, Twinsick, Xandra, Hippies & Cowboys, Duck Experience, Nick Romano, and Stone Cold. On top of live music, the festival will also have Food Trucks, Silent Disco, a Vintage Market, a Mechanical Bull, and a Photo Booth. 

The Thaw Out festival originally took place in 1993-1998. The purpose of this music festival was for students to celebrate the end of classes for the Spring Semester. Current students took the initiative to bring the Thaw Out tradition back to the University of Tennessee. If you are interested in visiting this music festival tickets are being sold for $20.

Southern Skies Music & Whiskey Festival 

The Southern Skies Music & Whiskey Festival is having its third annual event this year on May 11th. Created by the Knoxville native band The Dirty Guv’nahs, the event has a star studded lineup featuring bands and artists such as Old Crow Medicine Show, The Dirty Guv’nahs, Maggie Rose and Amythyst Kiah alongside homegrown talent from the area. The event also features the unique Whiskey Experience in a collaboration with the TN Distillers guild serving many different whiskies and other specialty handcrafted spirits. With the great lineup of artists and the wide variety of drinks to try, the Southern Skies Music & Whiskey Festival is one you don’t want to miss.

Be sure to be prepared for these activities and have this Tennessee Tote Bag for these May events in Knoxville.

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