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Community Outreach Grant

The Bijou Theatre Center serves to enhance the cultural development of Knoxville by providing all-inclusive access to the arts and creating a gathering place for all. In an effort to further this mission, the Bijou has developed a Community Outreach Grant Program to donate the use of the theatre and staff to Knox County non-profits for the presentation of an event to increase the accessibility of both our stage and our auditorium.

Congratulations to 2024's Community Outreach Grant recipients.

These events are free and open to the public.

Music from El Rio de la Plata
with Knoxville Chamber Music Society

Thursday, September 26, 2024, 7:00PM

Music from El Rio de la Plata offers a blend between tradition and innovation which has been the main aesthetic focus of the Ensemble. The Variego3+ include Jorge Variego (clarinets and compositions) Taber Gable (piano), Matías Pedrana (bandoneón) and Rob Linton (bass). This concert is a collaboration with the Knoxville Chamber Music Society.

“… what I love the most about this album is the incredible variety of textures and organic sounds within. The ensemble has a warm, roomy tone which reminds me of old jazz records. On the other hand, the band is not afraid to experiment with distortion effects, li-fi dynamics and many other elements adding a grittier character to the mix. The sheer variety of sounds and influences in this release is also quite fantastic, giving the tracks a unique and memorable feel that truly stands out.”- Stacey Zering INK19

“…the Domino Ensemble’s debut album is an intriguing journey filled with contrasts and surprising shifts. The performers are all seasoned veterans who collaborate with ease and instinctively cross genres to form a style which is distinctly their own. Purple Ego is released by Centaur Records and is available on Spotify, Apple Music and from all major music retailers.” – Zachary Dierick – The Clarinet

“A great disc [Recompensa], and a treat for all jazz lovers. The range of styles is large; all three players are superb in their own right and even better together as one entity. A Want List candidate, for sure. […] five stars: A great disc, and a treat for all jazz lovers.” Colin Clarke – Fanfare

Are you a Knox County non-profit organization that would like to apply for the Bijou Community Outreach Grant in 2025? Join our mailing list to find out when the next grant application is available.