Since opening its doors in 1961, the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum (KCAC) has been an important part of the city’s entertainment scene. The venue has hosted musicals, theatrical productions, sporting events, circuses and concerts featuring such notable performers as the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder and Jimmy Buffett.
The KCAC, conveniently located near the junction of Interstates 40 and 75, is in downtown Knoxville near the University of Tennessee campus. The city’s vibrant and pedestrian-friendly downtown is home to a variety of hotels and is a food lover’s paradise with local, authentic restaurants and award-winning festivals, live entertainment, eclectic shopping and a community dedicated to hospitality.
The facility draws an eclectic crowd of more than 250,000 people per year through a wide array of events. It is home to the Knoxville Ice Bears, four-time Southern Professional Hockey League champions. It also hosts Disney on Ice, Disney Live!, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Pops Series and a variety of musicals and concerts suited to large and small audiences.
Comprising a 6,500-capacity coliseum with 22,000 square feet of exhibit space; 2,500-capacity auditorium; 10,000-square-foot exhibit hall; 4,800-square-foot ballroom; and a performance lawn with a capacity of 10,000, the facility’s size makes it a complementary companion to Knoxville’s 500,000-square-foot Convention Center.
KCAC also has three parking garages with 2,500 total spaces – a coveted commodity in downtown Knoxville and on University of Tennessee football game days. The garages also offer six electric vehicle charging stations and two accompanying solar arrays.
For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum directly.
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