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Modern Studio Features a Hot February

The temperatures are traditionally cold, but Modern Studio is turning up the heat in February! Here’s our announced lineup of events this month:

Valentine’s Day Make & Take: Feb 9. Whether you have someone you love or someone you loathe, join us for this fun filled night of Valentines crafting. Don’t think you are crafty enough? Local artist, Sarah Brobst, will be on hand to lead you through the card crafting process and will have tons of ideas to help you get your message across.

Jubal with Eli FoxFeb 10. Jubal is the americana-folk coalescence of Taylor Kress & Bonnie Simmons based in Knoxville, Tennessee. With two voices and a guitar, Jubal works with simplicity to create an intricate and emotional sound. Joining Jubal will be the immensely talented and precocious Eli Fox Music! Eli’s style will take you on a musical journey to the past, present and future.

Count This Penny: Feb 11.Count This Penny  is a singer-songwriter duo born in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. They have appeared on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. 

Angry Dad Gamer Let’s Play LIVEFeb 15. If you watch people play video games online and wonder “hey, I’d like to try that!” this is a great place to start. Host of Angry Dad Gamer’s Twitch/YouTube channels, Victor Agreda will host this “let’s play” event featuring the oddball game hit, I Am Bread.

Chocolate & Wine with Marble City OperaFeb 16. Join members of Marble City Opera for a delightful Valentine’s day feast of chocolate tastings & wine pairings provided by Holly Hambright of Holly’s Eventful Catering, and enjoy vocal serenades by Knoxville’s most talented musicians.

Adeem The Artist with Sanz EnglishFeb 24. We can not wait for this one. Join us on Friday, February 24th for a double dose of excellent songwriters when Adeem The Artist and Sanz English (Joey English) come to Modern Studio!
Drakeford with Travis Bigwood & Aubrey MullinsFeb 25. If you want to know what grace sounds like, this is it. Drakeford’s music is the kind of sound that’s akin to a cold lemonade on a sunny day and warm coffee while hiding from the rain with friends.

February Craft Fair at Modern StudioFeb 26. We’re back with another sampling of local artists and craftspeople from 11am-4pm.

Vertigo: An Evening with Dr. Andy HarnsbergerFeb 26. An interactive concert featuring renowned marimba clinician, recitalist and composer Dr. Andy Harnsberger. The concert will feature original percussion compositions for marimba, as well as an interactive educational component combining lecture with Q&A.

Modern Studio’s January Calendar: Already Amazing

Little did Burke and I know how much Knoxville needed a listening room in the summer of 2016. It’s been a long journey from our initial concept of Modern Studio to this month’s first scheduled events, but we couldn’t be more excited for our starting lineup!


Kicking off the month on January 14 is Daje Morris, a wandering poet, and a truth-telling, story-seeking singer-songwriter. She drinks her coffee black, and is often found toeing the lines between introversion, extroversion, and shamelessness. She is deeply devoted to exposing beauty in all of its messy and inarticulate forms.
Tickets available here!

Then, January 20 it’s a nationwide fundraiser event for the ACLU, What A Joke, featuring local and regional comedians including Alex Stokes and Tyler Sonnichsen.
Tickets available here!

January 27 is Shayla McDaniel and a special show in celebration of her new EP, “26 Letters”! Shayla creates a seamless blend of jazz and alternative pop. The Knoxville, Tennessee, singer-songwriter has performed in the Cre865 Showcase, the official Startup Day afterparty, and live on-air at WUTK 90.3 FM. McDaniel has also caught the attention of the Knoxville Music Warehouse, who chose her song “I’ll Leave the Light On” as one of the top 16 songs from Knoxville Artists in 2016.
Tickets available here!

Then, Saturday January 28 we’ve got Zoë Nutt and Devin Badgett bringing some magic to the studio. Zoë Nutt is a storyteller. She likes to tell stories with music and poignant and meaningful lyrics, but it’s perhaps her vocal interpretation of those words that brings her musical tales to life. Simply put, Zoë Nutt is a voice you will not soon forget. Devin Badgett is a super-talented, dynamic singer/songwriter. Busting out bluegrass tunes with Subtle Clutch for years, he now performs his lovely brand of upbeat pop-folk as a solo act. You won’t want to miss this!
Tickets available here!

We may add more shows to January and we’ve already got some great stuff coming up the rest of the year as well. Subscribe to our newsletter, which premieres this month as well, to make sure you hear about all our events first.

Classes & Other Events in January:

  • January 15: Podcast interest group meet up, 5-6pm (Free)
  • January 24: Smartphone Camera Workshop, 6-7pm ($10)
  • January 28: Denim Bootcamp, 10am-6pm ($225, limit 5 students)
  • January 29: Craft Fair (Free to public)
  • January 31: Adulting Class “How to Change Tires”, 6-8pm ($45)

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What’s happening with Modern Studio?

Hello there! Since we ended our crowdfunding over a month ago we’ve been waiting on a permit to begin construction. Good news — we got the permit! Now de-construction has certainly begun and we’ll share pictures of the construction once the facade to the building begins to come together.

If you want to follow what we’ve been up to, be sure to like and follow our Facebook page here. We’ve already posted a few pics and stories. We’ll have a LOT more info coming up in the next few weeks!

Crowdfunding begins THIS WEEK!

Stay tuned as we ramp up the excitement for Modern Studio via our Facebook page and this sparkling new website. We’ll be posting our call for help later this week and we’re thrilled about the cool rewards we have for backers.

Meanwhile, I can tell you we’ve chosen IndieGogo for our crowdfunding for a couple of reasons.

  1. Our live shows will often include streaming video, so we will have a GLOBAL audience, and IndieGogo has a large international following.
  2. IndieGogo has lower fees than Kickstarter, and we want to maximize YOUR money.