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 !
The date for the 2014 show will be Sunday, February 2, 2014.
The 2013 show -- the Year of the Snake -- was held on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm.
Click here for Memories of the 2013 Show
Click here for a Flyer for the 2013 Show
We had two very special guests (shown above) in the 2013 show. The first was Zhigang Chen, who performed the art of bian lian or face changing. From Chengdu, China, Chen learned the art form from the famous face changing Master Xiong Jian of Sichuan Opera House where the opera stunt was originated. Our second guest was professional singer Yayu Khoe, An accomplished coloratura soprano with three CD albums recordings to her credits, Khoe has given many solo recitals in New York Lincoln Center and performed with major music groups and opera companies in the US, Europe, and China. She has also lectured and given recitals and masters classes in Universities in China and in public schools and colleges in the U.S., and won numerous US and international awards for her singing and contributions to the arts.
Both Chen and Khoe currently reside in Phoenix, Arizona. They did a fantastic job to help our community celebrate the Year of the Snake! Our upcoming show also featured members of the Knoxville Chinese community performing traditional Chinese folk dancing, singing, Chinese martial arts, and more. We had door prizes from local businesses -- and three grand prizes of $50, $50, and $100 for three lucky audience members !
Time, Date, & Place
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Time: to be determined
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 right at a traffic light on the 17th street.
3. Go through a couple of traffic lights and turn left at a traffic light onto Cumberland Ave.
4. Drive through the 1st traffic light and Turn Right on Phillip Fulmer Way (STADIUM DR).
5. You may park in the big parking lot on your right
just past the University Center. Parking is also available at the 11th Street Garage.
6. Walk up the hill on the MIDDLE DR/MIDDLE WAY and the Alumni Memorial Bldg. is on your right.
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 - click here to see a seating chart for Cox Auditorium.
Check back on this page in Fall 2013 to get information on purchasing tickets for the 2014 show !
We had an exciting program for the 2013 show ! It included Sichuan Opera
Face Changing Master Zhigang Chen and International Performer and Recording Artist Soprano
Yayu Khoe. We also featured local talent in Chinese dancing, singing, martial arts,
music, and some special surprises! We also had door prizes
and three grand prizes of $50, $50, and $100 for three lucky members of the audience !
It was a terrific 2013 "Year of the Snake" show ! We hope you join us for next year's show,
set for Sunday, February 2, 2014. Check back on this page in Fall 2013
for details of the program for the 2014 New Year Festival.
For memories of the 2013 show, please click here.
For a flyer for the 2013 show, please click here.
For memories of the 2012 show, please click here.
Click here for some memories of the 2011 show !
If you would like to purchase a DVD of the 2011 or 2012 shows, please contact
The East Tennessee Chinese New Years Festival was organized in 2013 by:
Smith, Michael [Producer] - East Tennessee Wushu Team / East Tennessee Tai Chi Club
Chen, Christy - East Tennessee Chinese School
Chen, Connie - FCC
Chiang, Tai-Lun - OCA-ET
Lin, Jun - East Tennessee Chinese Association
Liu, Di - Knoxville Chinese Dance Ensemble
Liu, Xiaobing - KCCC and KCCC CS
Quach, Victor - UT Asian American Association
Tu, Weisong - UT Chinese Students and Scholars Association
We would like to sincerely thank the sponsors of our 2013 program for
their support of the Chinese community in Knoxville!
The 2013 program was partially supported by Asia Kitchen, AtWorkMassage, China Pearl, Coolsports, CTS Physical Therapy, Dynasty, East Japanese Restaurant, Far East Market, Jin Harmon, H&R Block, Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet, Zhangyong Liao, Little Szechuan, MassageWorks, Mr. Ed’s Adventure Swim School, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Panda Buffet, Plum Tree Restaurant, Rice King, Shonos Japanese Grill, Sunrise Supermarket,
Super China Buffet, Rose Swanger, and Slade Trammell.
Door prizes in 2013 were provided by Little Bangkok, Little Szechuan, Golden Garden, Anabana Japanese Restaurant, Asia Kitchen, Asia Cafe, and Wasabi
Please send any suggestions for the show to Coordinator@KnoxvilleChineseCulture.org.