East Tennessee Chinese New Year Festival

This large celebration, held yearly in February during the Chinese New Year, brings together all the major Chinese Organizations in Knoxville and surrounding areas for an evening of song, dance, martial arts, and other performances to celebrate Chinese Culture and the coming of Spring!

Our 2015 show -- the Year of the Sheep -- was held on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm in the Alumni Memorial Building on the University of Tennessee Campus. This show featured Acrobat Rui Zhang and Peking Opera Actor Chunnuan Liu.

All seats were reserved for this show, and all tickets were sold online.
Please Click Here for a Flyer for the 2015 show

Time, Date, & Place of last show

Sunday, February 15, 2015
Time: 15:30 - 17:30
Cox Auditorium
Alumni Memorial Building
1408 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN, 37916
 on the campus of the
 University of Tennessee at Knoxville

click here for a map


1. Take I-40 to Exit 387 (17th Street)
2. Turn left at a traffic light onto Cumberland Avenue
3. Go through a couple of traffic lights and turn right onto Phillip Fulmer Way
4. Turn left onto Middle Drive, go up the hill
5. Alumni Memorial Building is the first building on your right
6. You can drop off passengers at AMB, then park at the 11th Street Garage or the White Avenue Garage
Please click here to see a map for the Auditorium and for Parking,
or visit the map web page of the University of Tennessee:


Cox Auditorium has 900 seats and the East Tennessee Chinese New Year Festival sells out every year. All seats are reserved - and tickets cost $5, $7.50, and $10 depending on location within Cox Auditorium. All tickets will be sold online this year.


Our 2015 show featured professional Acrobat Rui Zhang and Peking Opera Actor Chunnuan Liu from New York City. There were contortions, plate spinning, face changing, and a Monkey King act. Local members of our community performed dance, martial arts, singing, comedy, and much more! It was a spectacular show - please come celebrate the new year next year with us!

For memories of our 2014 show, please click here.

For memories of the 2013 show, please click here.

For memories of the 2012 show, please click here.

For memories of the 2011 show, please click here.


The 2015 East Tennessee Chinese New Years Festival was organized by:

   Smith, Michael [Producer] - East Tennessee Wushu Team / East Tennessee Tai Chi Team

   Bi, Meng - UT Chinese Students and Scholars Association

   Chiang, Tai-Lun - OCA-ET

   Davis, Mei Ling

   Littrell, Sophy

   Liu, Yun

   Pi, Wenting - Confucius Institute at UTK

   Reed, Keisha - Webb School

   Wang, Shuching

   Wang, Sophie - Kings Academy

   Wen, Qing

   Zhang, Congling

   Zhang, Jiahang

   Zhu, Lin - Pellissippi State Community College


We rely heavily on sponsors to keep our ticket prices low. Would you like to advertise
in our Festival brochure to help out our show -- and your business ? Your ad will go out to all 900 attendees of the Festival, and also be distributed at cultural events throughout the year. You will also be listed and linked on our website !

Please click here for more details on sponsoring our show !

We would like to sincerely thank the sponsors of our 2014 Festival:
Asia Kitchen, Charles West MassageWorks, China Pearl, Confidence Learning Services, Coolsports, Eun's Martial Arts, Far East Market, Golden Oak Grill Buffet, Jin Harmon, Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet, Jacobs Chiropractic, Kaya, Koko Japanese Grill, Zhangyong Liao, Lisa Li, Little Bangkok, A. Philip Lomonaco Law Office, Lucy Lu, Hui Malkowski, MassageWorks, Mr. Ed's Adventure Swim School, MyNextSuite, Oriental Wellness Massage, Reuben N. Pelot III Dentristy, Plum Tree Restaurant, Shono's Japanese Grill, Snappy Tomato Pizza, Sunrise Supermarket, Rose Swanger, Taste of Thai, and Thai’an Restaurant.

Please send any suggestions for the show to Coordinator@KnoxvilleChineseCulture.org.