The City's event facilities managed by SMG include the Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville Civic Auditorium & Coliseum, and Chilhowee Park
KNOXVILLE CONVENTION CENTER
701 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
The Knoxville Convention Center is a 500,000-square-foot facility perfectly positioned alongside the picturesque landscape of the World’s Fair Park and between the urban core of the city and the campus of the University of Tennessee.
Knoxville’s vibrant and walkable downtown is home to a variety of hotels, a food lover’s paradise of local, authentic restaurants, award-winning festivals, exciting live entertainment, eclectic shopping and a community dedicated to Southern hospitality.
We specialize in providing guests with a turnkey experience with our event services and amenities. Our staff provides the highest level of customer satisfaction to make your stay a success. Our center has hosted millions of attendees from more than 80 countries over the past decade.
KNOXVILLE CIVIC AUDITORIUM & COLISEUM
500 Howard Baker, Jr. Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915
Ticket Office: 865-215-8999
The Knoxville Civic Auditorium & Coliseum leases space to various entertainment promoters to provide an opportunity for area residents to enjoy these events. The operation of the facility tries to maximize rental and tax revenues for itself and associated industries in the City, thus reducing the tax burden to the citizens for its operational costs. The facility hosts major touring shows; including the circus, ice shows, concerts, conventions, ballets, symphonies and cultural activities.
The Knoxville Civic Auditorium is a beautifully decorated, climate controlled theatre or concert hall facility with sightlines and acoustics carefully engineered for perfection. A complete high-fidelity sound amplification system is available when desired. There are 1,393 contoured, upholstered chairs on the main floor and 1,014 in the balcony for a total of 2,407 seats.
The Knoxville Coliseum is a completely climate-controlled arena with a large lobby, ticket-handling facilities, checkrooms, refreshment stands and restrooms. It is equipped with a high-volume sound amplification system, an electrostatic filter system for removal of smoke and pollen and eight private dressing rooms. A 25-foot wide; 14.5-foot high exterior service door permits entry of large tractor-trailers. There are 4,414 fixed seats; with chairs that can be put on the large 190' x 106' flat-floor area for seating up to 7,200. For trade shows, a combined area of more than 34,000 sq. ft. can accommodate up to 184 exhibit booths (10' x 10') on the same level, with unlimited load per square foot. There is a 60' x 40' portable stage, removable sloping floor risers, four super-trouper spotlights, various sizes of band-raisers, a forklift and other equipment available for special requirements.
Learn more about the KCAC Feasibility Study
CHILHOWEE PARK & EXPOSITION CENTER
3301 Magnolia Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37914
Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center is an 81-acre, multi-use, venue owned by the City of Knoxville. It is located blocks away from interstate access and minutes from downtown Knoxville. The facility includes a 3 acre lake, bandstand, 4500 seat amphitheater, 57,100 sq. ft. exhibition hall, barns, arenas, a playground and picnic shelters. It is the perfect place to have trade shows, bike rallies, fairs, festivals, concerts, animal events, car shows, banquets, corporate vents, sporting events, tractor pulls and more!
Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center is also the home of the Tennessee Valley Fair. The annual fair, held in September, showcases East Tennessee heritage, agriculture and the arts. For more information about the fair please visit www.tnvalleyfair.org
Learn more about the History of Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center