East Tennessee Chinese New Year Festival





This large, family-friendly variety show is held annually in late January - early February during the Chinese New Year and brings together many local Chinese organizations for an afternoon of singing, dance, martial arts, and other performances to celebrate the coming of Spring! In past years, we have had professional musicians, dancers, and singers dazzle our audience, complemented by a wide variety of talented local performers.

Please visit us on Facebook to see some fantastic pictures of previous shows!

Our 2020 Spring Festival was held on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm at the New Student Union Auditorium on the campus of the University of Tennessee Knoxville! Our very Special Guests were The AMAZING CHINESE ACROBATS!, who defied gravity and gave us a fantastic show!

For more info on our event and photos of past events, please visit us on Facebook.

Time, Date, and Place of our Festival

Our Year of the Mouse celebration was held on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 3:30 - 5:30pm at a NEW LOCATION, the auditorium of the New Student Union of the University of Tennessee Knoxville, 1502 Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996. We hoped you were able to join us for a fantastic event!

Parking

There was free parking, on a first-come, first-served basis, in the 11th St. Garage, 1101 Cumberland Ave.

Tickets

All seats were reserved for this event, and ticket prices were $5 and $8.00.

Program

Our Special Guests this year were The AMAZING CHINESE ACROBATS! This group, who trained with the Shanxi Changzhi Acrobatics Troupe in China, put on a spectacular show for us. Our Festival also featured a traditional Lion dance from Wah Lum Kung Fu, dance performances from the Knoxville Chinese Dance Ensemble and the East Tennessee Chinese School, singing from Miss Ivy Zhang and Miss Sue Choi, Chinese martial arts, and much more. We hoped you were able to join us as we celebrated the beginning of the Year of the Mouse with our exciting variety show!


Many images from past performances can be found on our Facebook page -- please like and follow us there!

Please click here for highlights of our past shows.

For memories of our 2019 show, please click here.

For memories of our 2018 show, please click here.

For memories of our 2017 show, please click here.

For memories of our 2016 show, please click here.

For memories of our 2015 show, please click here.

For memories of our 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.

Organizers

The East Tennessee Chinese New Year Festival is Produced by Michael Smith of the East Tennessee Wushu Team / East Tennessee Tai Chi Team. Also helping with the organization this year were Dan Wang, Xiaohui Li, Yayun Liu, and Daisy Shen.


Sponsors

We rely heavily on sponsors to keep our ticket prices low. We would like to sincerely thank the sponsors of our 2020 Festival:

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, UTK Office of Asia Engagement, Asia Kitchen, Charles West MassageWorks, Healing Hands Spa, Jin Harmon, Knoxville Asian Festival, Mr. Ed’s Adventure Swim School, MyNextSuite, Pacman Shipping LLC, Rose Swanger Advise Finance, Shonos Japanese Grill, and Volunteers for China.

Would you like to advertise in the printed commemorative brochure of the 2021 Festival to help out our show -- and your business? Your ad will go out to all attendees of the Festival, and also be distributed at cultural events throughout the year. We provide up to 4500 impressions of your message and brand to the audience. You will also be listed and linked on our website!

Please click here for more details on sponsoring our show, and please click here to get a list of our sponsorship levels.


Please send any suggestions for the show to Coordinator@KnoxvilleChineseCulture.org.