Live music returns to Pellissippi State this fall

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Eric Reed Trio, featuring the jazz composer-pianist, will kick off live music events at Pellissippi State with a concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 9.

Pellissippi State Community College welcomes back live music to its Clayton Performing Arts Center this fall after a year of virtual concerts. 

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra Presents: Eric Reed Trio in Concert will kick off The Arts at Pellissippi State for 2021-2022. The free concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. 

Reed is an influential fixture in music as a pianist, composer, arranger, bandleader and champion of young musicians. He will be joined at Pellissippi State with Rob Linton on bass and Jack Roben on guitar. 

Next up is Knoxville Opera, which will present select previews from its upcoming 2021-2022 season and offer a master class to those who attend at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15.  

All concerts at Pellissippi State are free and open to the public. The college recommends wearing masks in indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status. 

The Arts at Pellissippi State is an annual arts series that includes music and theatre performances and fine arts exhibits. For more information about The Arts at Pellissippi State this season, visit or call 865-694-6400. 

To request accommodations for a disability at any campus event, call 865-539-7401 or email