General Information

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 was Sunday, February 2, 2014.

Click here for highlight photos of our spectacular 2014 Show

The 2014 show featured Professional Acrobat Jui Wei as our Special Guest Performer ! From Wu Qiao, China, he has been performing since the age of 11 in over 15 countries. He masterfully performed vase juggling and acrobatics on a tower of chairs for our Festival !

Time, Date, & Place

Sunday, February 2, 2014
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 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. Turn Right on Volunteer Blvd
NOTE: Phillip Fulmer Way is CLOSED to Cumberland Ave. for construction
5. Turn Left onto Circle Park Way SW
6. Turn Left onto Peyton Manning Pass
7. Turn Left onto Phillip Fulmer Way
8. Turn Right onto Middle Drive, go up the hill
9. Alumni Memorial Building is the first building on your right
10. You can drop off at AMB, then park at the 11th Street 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. Please check back on this web page in Fall 2014 for details on the 2015 show.


The 2014 show not only featured Professional Acrobat Jui Wei as our Special Guest Performer, it also showcased local talent in Chinese dancing, music, martial arts, singing, and more. For memories of our spectacular 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 2014 East Tennessee Chinese New Years Festival is being organized by:

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

   Yao, Gang - East Tennessee Chinese School

   Chen, Feng - East Tennessee Chinese Association

   Zhang, Congling

   Ling, Mei

   Wang, Shuching

   Zhu, Lin - Pellissippi State Community College

   Chiang, Tai-Lun - OCA-ET

   Liu, Xiaobing - Knoxville Chinese Christian Church

   Zhang, Jiahang - UT Chinese Students and Scholars Association

   Chen, Bilin - UT Chinese Students and Scholars Association


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 !
Please click here for more details on advertising with our show !

We would like to sincerely thank the sponsors of our 2014 program for their support of this 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

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