Brothers and Sisters Reunion Support Acts Announced!


The Steel Woods and Scotty Bratcher will be joining Blackberry Smoke this July at The Shed!

The Steel Woods are no strangers to The Shed stage. In 2016, they rocked the Smokin’ Monkey Lounge and then returned in 2017 to play the Brothers and Sisters Reunion. This year, they are fresh off an awesome show in Knoxville with Miranda Lambert and ready to return to The Shed with BBS once again!

Scotty Bratcher is familiar to the Brothers and Sisters Reunion as well. In 2017, he joined BBS on stage during both nights’ encore performances to play some screaming guitar and share vocals with Charlie Starr.

Don’t miss these two great acts during two awesome nights of music!

The Cadillac Three join the 2018 Shed Concert Season

The Cadillac Three are returning to The Shed! Don’t miss out on the epic show on May 19th!

Tickets on sale now! Get them here-

The Shed’s 2018 Concert Season!

We are proud to show off the upcoming 2018 Concert Season’s Schedule!
Tickets go on sale for all shows on Friday, 2/9, at 10am!

The Daily Times Weekend Section Reveals More 2018 Shed Shows!

The following is from the 2018 Year in Preview in the Weekend Section of The Daily Times on Thursday, January 18th by Steve Wildsmith
Find the full article here-

And before the folks at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson on West Lamar Alexander Parkway throw themselves into the planning and organizing of the regional H.O.G. Rally, they’ll throw open the doors for the 2018 concert season, which kicks off April 7. There’s still live music at The Shed during the colder months — singer-songwriters Nikki Lane and Becca Mancari perform an indoor show Friday night in the “Smokin’ Monkey Lounge” — and there are three shows scheduled for February and one for March before the AC/DC tribute band Big Gun kicks off the outdoor concert series.

“One of the biggest things for us is that we’ve finally got a staff that has been together as a team now for multiple years,” said Josh Formont, entertainment director for The Shed. “That’s incredibly difficult to keep together; a lot of times, sound and lighting guys tend to jump from band to band and crew to crew, but we’ve got a team that’s been together for three years now and moves like a well-oiled machine. That makes a huge difference for the bands that play here every year, like the Kentucky Headhunters, because they don’t have to worry about going through their sound and light spiel with a whole new group of guys.”

In preparation for last season, Formont and his team updated the lighting at The Shed; this year, the plans are to capitalize on all of the overhead upgrades and put on a season that’s a mix of roots-rock originals and cover bands that play the classics.

“The trick is finding the right mix of talent that people want to see,” Formont said. “If we just had all tribute acts, it would be a terrible idea; and as cool as it would be if we just had all local bands, it just wouldn’t work. The trick is finding the right mix of national touring acts, paired with local bands, and mixing it in with the rising Americana scene we stay super-devoted to. It’s just finding the balance between all the different things we do, and we do a little bit of everything, with the exception of hip-hop, which we have nothing against, but we just haven’t been able to make it work.”

But hip-hop — along the lines of Yelawolf or country-rap acts — isn’t out of the question for coming seasons. Already, Formont is working on lining up dates for the 2019 season, and last month the venue rolled out the dates for the first month: Big Gun on April 7; Wrecking Crue, a Motley Crue tribute band, on April 14; the Red Not Chili Peppers tribute band on April 21; and Tuesday’s Gone, a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute act, on April 28. The next weekend kicks off with an outlaw country bang, as David Allan Coe returns to The Shed on May 5; the following weekend, the “Black Dragon Breakdown” will feature a lineup of local acts, including Kevin Abernathy, Handsome and the Humbles, Andrew Leahey and The Homestead and the Barstool Romeos.

For Memorial Day, the rock band  Black  Stone Cherry will headline, and in June, three acts are on the books — Sister Hazel, Unknown Hinson and Ray Wylie Hubbard. The Kentucky Headhunters will return for their annual Labor Day weekend gig, and the Southern rock outfit Whiskey Myers also has a date on the season’s schedule, along with a number of other events.

“Pulling in some of the non-music events like our Bike Nights or the Valor Fights has made a huge difference,” Formont said. “Stuff like that is really starting to bring people in that wouldn’t be as interested in music, but they see the atmosphere and think, ‘Those tickets are inexpensive; I think I’ll check one of these shows out.”

Tickets for these shows go on sale FRIDAY, JANUARY 19th, at 10AM
(Tickets for Whiskey Myers and The Kentucky Headhunters will go on sale at a later date)

Tribute Month Returns to The Shed in April 2018!

The Shed is going to take cues from the success of 2017’s first tribute month and do it again this year to kick off the season! Check out all these awesome shows that are going to be at the Shed this April!
Tickets on sale January 15th at 10am!

April 7th- Season Kickoff with Big Gun: #1 AC/DC Tribute Band
Don’t miss Big Gun return to The Shed to kick off yet another incredible season!

April 14th- Wrecking Crue: The Motley Crue Experience
For the first time in Shed history, the music of Motley Crue will be brought to life! Also, don’t miss out on the SMH-D Cannonball Run during the day!

April 21st- Red Not Chili Peppers
That’s NOT, not HOT. But you won’t know the difference! THis may be the best tribute band touring America right now.

April 28th- Tuesday’s Gone: Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute
We end tribute month with a heck of a bang as Tuesday’s Gone returns to The Shed to play the best of Lynyrd Skynyrd. You know, they’re only one member away from being as authentic as the real Skynyrd…

Valor Fights is returning to The Shed!

Last time Valor Fights came to The Shed, the crowd was amazed at the level of competition the local southeast fighters provided. So much so, that we have to do it again!

Valor Fights presents FIGHT NIGHT at The Shed! Get smoked with the best amateur MMA action in the southeast on 4/20!

That’s right, 4/20.

$30 GA tickets. Limited seating available, but feel free to bring your own chairs.
Plenty of standing room!

$500 VIP Tables are available! Table seats 6 people and is located on The Shed stage!
Advertise your business during the event by purchasing a table.
Contact for more information.

Check out some pictures from last summer’s event!

Tickets go on sale Friday, 1/5. at 10am!

This is sure to be one of the biggest events of the spring, mark your calendars now!


Top Albums of 2017

Every year, The Shed counts down the Top 10 albums, this year was especially hard. Here is what we came up with-

10. “Undivided Heart & Soul” by JC McPherson

Mcpherson pushes boundaries of genre more than ever before with this release. No longer bound to roots or rockabilly music, yet still steeped in it, the album boldly steps out of the box to capture your ears in a way no prior release in his catalog has. “Undivided Heart & Soul” stands out as his best release yet.

9. “Ladies Auxiliary” by Scott Miller

One of the area’s most anticipated releases did not disappoint. More folky and introspective than any Miller record before, “Ladies Auxiliary” is the perfect next step in Scott Miller’s career. Whether it is his last or not, the record will stand out in his catalog for its deep writing and musical prowess. The praise this album received both locally and nationally is well deserved.

8. “The Magpie Salute” by The Magpie Salute

From the ashes of the Black Crowes, the strangly named Magpie Salute formed and started absolutely killing it in front of live audiences. The record doesn’t disappoint, appealing to groove rock, grunge, and classic rock fans all at once. We expect great things out of these guys.

7. “Black Smoke Rising” by Greta Van Fleet

I didn’t know music like this was still being made! This ep came out of nowhere! If this is a preview of things to come, we are in for a rock revival unlike anything anyone has ever seen.

6. “Highway Queen” by Nikki Lane

Lane, who will be performing at The Shed on January 19th, continues to show her growth with this impressive outing. The story telling is at a level of greatness rarely seen, full of western attitude and sopping with feminine power. This best way to experience these songs is to hear them live. *Hint hint, wink wink.

5. “Vanishing South” by Mic Harrison & The High Score

We always try to include a worthy local release on the countdown, and Mic Harrison is fully deserving. “Vanishing South” is the High Score’s best record… ever. Not that it’s surprising, these guys have been doing something special in Knoxville for years. They performed the record in full at The Shed earlier this year and it was a fantastic experience. Every song is just that good.

4. “All American Made” by Margo Price

Price’s sophomore album did not suffer from the success of her debut. Full of traditional sounds and humor, the music is proudly progressive. Following in the steps of Dolly and Loretta, Margo stands up for women in country music in a way that everyone should be proud of. This is the record 2017 needed.

3. “Purgatory” by Tyler Childers

The surprise newcomer of the year. Produced by Sturgill Simpson, this record mixes psychedelic elements with bluegrass in a shockingly enjoyable way. There is really no way to describe all the different things this album employees to make it special, you just have to listen to it.

2. “From a Room Volumes 1 & 2” by Chris Stapleton

Separated by months, these two volumes are included together because they basically are an old school double album. Marketing strategies split the 18 songs into a double release to maximize press, sales, and coverage for Stapleton; and I don’t blame him for trying to increase the buzz. He deserves it. But none of that takes away from the content. The songs are exactly what you want out of a Stapleton record- meaningful, poignant, and fun. No one is doing straight country music better than Chris Stapleton right now.

1. “The Nashville Sound” by Jason Isbell

In the current social climate, nothing was more perfect than Isbell’s “The Nashville Sound.” The 400 Unit returned to back Isbell and the record is his most timely of his entire career. The writing, both lyrically and musically, is the best it’s ever been. Isbell reached a new level of social awareness than he ever has before with this record.  Absolutely great front to back

Honorable Mentions
“Tell the Devil I’m Getting There As Fast As I Can” by Ray Wylie Hubbard
“First Cigarette” by Travis Meadows
“Graveyard Whistling” by the Old 97’s
“A Long Way from Your Heart” by The Turnpike Troubadours
“Southern Blood” by Greg Allman
“Back to Blues” by Black Stone Cherry

Top Albums of 2016

1. “American Band” by Drive-by Truckers “American Band” is the best album in the Truckers history. It hit me like a ton of bricks. Every song has something to say, and I hope America is listening. This is not only the album of the year, it’s the album of a career.

The Top Ten Shed Shows of 2015

With 2015 in the books, it’s time for The Shed to look back on the year and rank the best concerts! Check out the list below and then tell us your thoughts on Facebook! 10. Unknown Hinson with Texas Tony & The Tornado Ramblers  The 400 year old hillbilly vampire himself kicks off our list. […]

The Shed’s Top 10 Albums of 2015

10. Eric Church “Mr. Misunderstood” Now some may be surprised to see The Shed mentioning an artist with such mainstream exposure in modern country radio as Eric Church, but this guy is one of us. The album is brand new and well worth a listen. With mentions of Ray Wylie Hubbard, Elvis Costello, and Jeff […]