Free Symphony on the Square concert to return to Market Square in September

August 26, 2021

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (KSO) will perform a free evening concert in downtown Knoxville on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Market Square. Sponsored by Home Federal Bank, this family-friendly concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

“Market Square is a great place to watch an outdoor show, especially as we get ready for the start of fall in East Tennessee,” KSO Director of Education and Community Partnerships Jennifer Harrell said. “This is the KSO’s first concert of the 2021-22 season, and there is a little something for everyone in the music the orchestra will play.”

Musical selections include Rossini’s “Overture to The Barber of Seville,” Elgar’s “Salut d’amour” and Higdon’s “Reel Time.” Other familiar highlights include “The Best of the Beatles,” “Tennessee Waltz” and “Rocky Top.”

“Symphony on the Square is always a fun concert, and we are excited to be back on Market Square for the first time since 2019!” Harrell said.

Picnic blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. In case of light rain, the concert will take place as scheduled. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed to the following Friday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

About the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Led by Music Director Aram Demirjian, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra consists of 80 professional musicians and performs 300 programs throughout the region each season, reaching audiences of more than 200,000 people. The KSO performs in traditional venues such as the Tennessee Theatre, Bijou Theatre, and Civic Auditorium, as well as non-traditional places like hospitals, schools, city parks, and churches. For more information regarding the KSO, please visit or call 865-291-3310.