Community Events

Bill Williams Fishing Tournament

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 7:00am

The Greater Knoxville Sertoma presents the 14th Annual Bill Williams Fishing Tournament. 

Join the fun and help a great cause Saturday, March 29th at Fort Loudon & Tellico Lakes, with ease off and weigh in at the Tellico Parkway Canal Ramp.

First prize pays $2,000; $110 per boat entry fee till 3/15; $120 per boat after that.

Proceeds benefit the Friends of Tennessee Babies with Special Needs, the Boys Scouts of America, and the Cerebral Palsy Center. To get registered call 865-934-4750 or email


Dogwood Arts Bazillion Blooms

Wed, 10/01/2014 (All day) - Fri, 10/31/2014 (All day)

Bazillion Blooms is a community-wide dogwood tree-planting program to beautify our East Tennessee communities, improve the health of our environment and foster community support and pride in our beloved native dogwood.

Our goal is to restore dogwoods to their former vitality in Knox and surrounding counties. Over the years, dogwoods have died out due to disease, development and neglect. Our dogwoods are battling to survive.  In the last five years, more than 6,550 dogwood trees have been planted in East Tennessee through the Bazillion Blooms program!

Our deadline has passed to purchase bare-root dogwood trees, but you can visit these participating garden centers for larger dogwood trees and other blooms to enrich your yard this spring: Stanley’s GreenhousesMayo Garden Centers, and Ellenburg Landscaping & Nursery!

Not quite sure how to plant or care for bareroot dogwood trees – other than you know you need to plant in December and that they need water?  Check out these tree planting instructions or check out this great five-minute video by Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum’s Brian Campbell & Mathew McMillan!

CLICK HERE for more information


Sat, 08/24/2013 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

WIMZ encourages you to assemble your teammates and take part in the Gladiator Games to benefit the Knoxville Leadership Foundation Saturday August 24th at West Hills Park/YMCA Knoxville.

Gladiator Games puts teams (2, 3 or 4 members; male, female; 13 years old and up) through the paces in eight different sporting challenges that are for athletes of every skill level.

CLICK HERE to place your vote for this year’s “mystery event” that will be unveiled to competitors the day of Gladiator Games on 8/24. You can vote one time EACH DAY.

Participants will go to battle in contests including bench press, basketball three-point shooting, football throw for distance, the tug, swimming, kayak, 1-mile run and obstacle course

.Prizes will be given for top fundraising team, top competitive team and top family team.

To get registered visit or call 865-524-2774.

Proceeds from the Gladiator Games benefit Operation Back Yard, a non-profit organization that provides minor home repair for families that can’t afford them.

Operation Backyard has served 760 homes with over 8,000 volunteers; our current backlog of is 337 homes with more needs coming in daily.

Windsor Drive Red Carpet Screening

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 4:30pm - 10:00pm

East Tennessee native brings Hollywood cast back to hometown for Special Advanced Screening of WINDSOR DRIVE.

Be there for the Red Carpet Advanced Screening of the motion picture “Windsor Drive” directed by East Tennessee native Natalie Bible’.

The show is set for Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at the historical Ritz Theater in Clinton, TN.

The stars will arrive at 4:30pm and there will be two screenings of the original film Windsor Drive. The first screening will be at 6:00pm and the second at 8:00pm. Come see the film before it hits theaters.

You can join members of the cast & crew, as well as celebrity guests for a free advanced screening of “Windsor Drive.” The cast attending will be: Samaire Armstrong (Entourage, The Mentalist, The OC, Stay Alive); Matt Cohen (The CW’s Supernatural, 90210, Boogeymen 2); Jillian Murray (The Graves, Never Back Down II, Perception); Mandy Musgrave (Days of our Lives, 90210, Eli Stone); Anna Gurji (Freaky Deaky,WildRide); Tommy O’Reilly (The Social Network, Cougar Club); Additional Celebrities Attending to be announced.

For more info, you can go to or for tickets, click here.

Conquer Chiari Comedy Benefit Show

Sun, 04/14/2013 - 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Hello Everyone! 
As many of you may know, my daughter had surgery in 2009 for a neurological disorder called Chiari Malformation.
It's a disorder where the brain descends down on to the spinal cord, causing symptoms such as headaches, body pain, and often Doctors misdiagnose it a MS or other neurological disorders. 
This Sunday evening (4/14) at Side Splitters Comedy Club, I am presenting a comedy show, rated PG, to raise money for Chiari Malformation research.  I will be hosting the show along with some local radio friends and three of Knoxville's funniest Comedians, Sandy Goddard, Kristine Kinsey, and Josh Phillips. 
There is a silent auction that begins at 5:00 p.m. and the Comedy show begins at 7:00 p.m..  It's a Beach Party theme, so wear your favortie tropical attire. (hawaiian shirts, sun dresses, etc.)
I have tickets for sale for only $10.00 each.  If you cannot attend, donations are also being accepted. 
I hope to see you at the show!
Thank you!

Spring Fling & Summer Splash Craft Show at Cora Veal Sr. Center

Repeats every day until Sat Apr 20 2013 .
Sat, 04/20/2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Cora Veal Sr. Center-Monroe County Senior Center 144 College Street South Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-2022
Spring Fling Summer Splash Craft Show on Sat. April 20th from 9-4 p.m. at the Cora Veal Sr Center-Homemade arts and crafts, Hot Dogs, Chips, Drinks & Desserts. Come have lunch with us. If you want to sell your homemade items, to exchibit with us, call Marsha at 423-442-2022
Event Ticket Prices: 

Southfest 2013

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 4:00pm - Sat, 04/13/2013 - 4:00pm

103.5 WIMZ invites you to to South Fest, an event intended to encourage people to shop, eat and have a good time at local businesses south of the river.

Friday      April 12  4pm to 8pm

Saturday April 13  10am to 4pm

Various locations in South Knoxville between Henley Street and Moody Avenue including the Emery 5 & 10, the Disc Exchange, and many more.

Activities and Events

Meet the Fleet
Live Music
United healthcare Kids Zone
Wellness Corner
Tour de South: Guided Bike Tours
Sidewalk Sales
On-site Shuttles
Circus Style Entertainment from the Shriners
Food Vendors

For more information including a schedule of events for South Fest, call 865-215-4007 or click here.

Children’s Miracle Network Bass Tournament

Sat, 04/20/2013 (All day)

103-5 WIMZ invites you to come fishing for kids in the Children’s Miracle Network Bass Fishing Tournament!

Saturday April 20th at the Douglas Dam TVA launch ramp.

$50 per boat with drawings and door prizes and your entry fee includes a bag lunch, hot dogs and refreshments at the weigh in at 3pm.

For more information call 522-8748 and talk to Danny Haun.

The Children’s Miracle Network Bass Fishing Tournament April 20th….be there!

20th Annual Herman Gettelfinger Bass Tournament

Sat, 04/06/2013 (All day)

Win your share of a grand prize pay-out of $10,000 in the 20th Annual Herman Gettelfinger Bass Tournament to benefit the Helen Ross McNabb Center (based on 150 paid boats) Saturday, April 6th at the Fort Loudon Lake Tellico Canal Ramp beginning at sunrise.

The Helen Ross McNabb Center is a regional,  Not for profit, integrated system of mental  health, substance abuse, and social services. 

Teams of licensed psychiatrists and  psychologists, master’s level clinicians, nurses and bachelor’s level professionals provide  comprehensive, individualized prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services to each client and family. Over 13,000 children, adults, and families are served each year by the Center.

As we enter our 65th year of serving East Tennessee, our mission remains clear and simple: Improving the Lives of the People We Serve.

Lunker prizes with an optional fee of $10 per boat (prizes depend on number of participants).

Scheduled payout 1 place for every seven paid boats.

Lunch and goody bags for all participants at weigh-in.

Locking thru permitted.

Weigh-in begins at 3pm

To get registered or for more information visit or call 865-329-9030.

Scoring will be determined by total pounds and ounces of fish caught by each boat during the tournament. Locking through to either lake with a largemouth bass less than 15 inches is in violation of the regulations of all applicable authorities. All large-mouth bass must measure at least 14 inches, except if locking through to Watts Bar Lake, which requires a 15 inch minimum.

Removal of any largemouth bass from Watts Bar Lake less than 15 inches is a violation of these rules. All Kentucky or Spotted Bass must measure at least 14 inches in length.

All Smallmouth bass must measure at least 18 inches in length. All fish will be measured using a Golden Rule. Any bass that appears to have been altered in any way will be weighed only at the discretion of the Tournament Committee. Dead fish penalty is 1 pound per dead fish, including lunker. Only ONE dead fish allowed.

Fish must be weighed before fisherman’s boat goes  onto trailer. 

Limit: 5 fish in boat at any time. All fish will be released after weigh If more than 5 fish are brought to the weigh-in, they will be culled starting with the largest.

The required polygraph test will include questions regarding  compliance about specific lake regulations.
Sportsmanship: All contestants are asked to display courtesy  and sportsmanlike conduct at all times. Intoxication of any kind
will be cause for automatic disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee. Failure to abide by all laws and regulations of federal, state, and local authorities, including any agency thereof, could result in disqualification.

Safety: Safe boating must be observed at all times. Each contestant is required to wear a chest type life preserver any time the combustion engine is running.

Committee members reserve the right to refuse any boat which is deemed unsafe.

Equipment: Each boat must have all Coast Guard approved  equipment.

Tackle and Equipment: Only artificial lures, with the exception of pork rind, may be used.

Bill Williams Fishing Tournament

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 7:00am - 3:00pm

Greater Knoxville Sertoma Presents the 12th Annual Bill Williams Fishing Tournament.

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