East Tennessee Chinese New Year Festival
This large family-friendly 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!
Our 2017 Year of the Rooster show was held on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm in the Alumni Memorial Building on the University of Tennessee Campus. Our Special Guest Performer was Jennifer Zhang (shown in the photos above). Jennifer is a musician, singer, model, and actress from Shanghai via Chicago who dazzled us with her talent! We also featured acts by many local performers in our exciting variety show, including the UTK Chinese Rock Band STATUS, the UTK Kpop dancers SSam Squad, the UTK dance group Uni-X, the Wah Lum Kung Fu Lion Dance Team, and many others.
For more photos and info on our event, please visit us on Facebook.
Time, Date, & Place of our recent 2017 Show
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Time: 15:30 - 17:30
Alumni Memorial Building
1408 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN, 37916
on the campus of the
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
1. Take I-40 to Exit 387 (17th Street)
2. Turn left at a traffic light onto Cumberland Avenue
3. Turn right onto Phillip Fulmer Way
4. Turn right onto Middle Drive, go up the hill
5. Alumni Memorial Building is the first building on your right
6. You can drop off passengers at AMB, then park at the 11th Street Garage or the White Avenue Garage
Our venue is the beautiful Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building on the UTK Campus. Please check back here in Fall 2017 to get details about purchasing tickets for the 2018 show.
In 2017, our Special Guest was singer,
musician, model, and actress Jennifer Zhang.
Jennifer had previously won the
CCTV Star of Talent Competition in her native Shanghai,
and was the 2015 Miss Friendship Ambassador of hew new home
city of Chicago, representing the Windy City in the 2015
Miss Chinese International Pageant in Hong Kong.
Jennifer dazzled our audience with her vocal and instrumental
skills, and helped us welcome the "Year of the Rooster" in grand style.
We also featured acts by many local performers in our exciting variety show, including
the UTK Chinese Rock Band STATUS, the UTK Kpop dancers SSam Squad,
the UTK dance group Uni-X, the Wah Lum Kung Fu Lion Dance Team, and many
Many images from past performances can be found on our Facebook page -- please like and follow us there!
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.
The 2017 East Tennessee Chinese New Years Festival was organized by:
Smith, Michael [Producer] - East Tennessee Wushu Team / East Tennessee Tai Chi Team
Kuang, Heqian - UT Chinese Students and Scholars Association
Lu, Beiyi - Pellissippi State Community College
Shen, Daisy - Confucius Institute at UTK
Wang, Maria - Confucius Institute at MTSU
We rely heavily on sponsors to keep our ticket prices low.
We would like to sincerely thank the sponsors of our 2017 Festival:
the Confucius Institute of the University of Tennessee, the UTK Multicultural Office, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Anytime Fitness, Arbonne, China King Buffet, Confidence Learning Services, Coolsports, Jin Harmon, Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet, Jai Khanna CPA, The King's Academy, Penny Kleinschmidt, Knoxville Asian Festival, MassageWorks, Mr. Ed’s Adventure Swim School, Shono's Japanese Grill, Rose Swanger. and the Tennessee Clean Water Network.
Would you like to advertise in the printed commemorative brochure of the upcoming 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.