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Literacy Luau

  • 3855 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN (map)
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Friends of Literacy is celebrating 25 years of serving the Knoxville community.

Join us in celebrating this momentous occasion by attending the Literacy Luau on July 22 nd at the home of Eddie Mannis.

The Literacy Luau promises to be THE not-to- be-missed charity event in Knoxville this summer. The night’s festivities will include a delectable island-themed dinner prepared by Sweet P’s and an open bar featuring a selection of wine and beer as well as a delicious, signature island cocktail. The evening’s entertainment will keep you on your feet with the Carib Sounds Steel Drum Band and illuminate the evening with poi fire spinning and hula performances from the Polynesian Paradise Dancers.

Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere that only Eddie Mannis’ garden can provide and say “aloha” to our hosts, Whitney & Nathan Woods, Harrison Smith, Bob Thomas, Andrew J. Roberto, Janice & Rudy McKinley, Katie Bell Kline, Kim Henry, Sid Gilreath, Jonathan Ford, Mary Fran Darwin, Eric Botts and Mike Baker.

Attire for the evening is Hawaiian vacation.

Tickets are $65 and can be purchased below or by calling 865-549- 7007.

About the entertainment:

Polynesian Paradise is a professional Polynesian entertainment company specializing in the traditional dances and music of the Polynesian Islands. Polynesian Paradise Dancers can also be seen dancing in Adam Sandler’s movie Bedtime Stories and television shows Glory Days, Backyard Nation, Tuckerville, My Tacky Room and Wizards of Waverly Place. Other highlights include performances at the Playboy Mansion, Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Studios and the homes of celebrities such as Rob Zombie and former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger. To learn more about the Polynesian Paradise Dancers.

The music of Carib Sounds will move you into that island attitude.  You will feel the breeze as you limbo to hot Calypso and Soca beats or rock to the pulsating rhythms of Reggae and other arrangements. The music makers of Carib Sounds have varied backgrounds but have one common goal-your musical enjoyment. They will take you on a musical journey that will have you wishing for the cool trade winds and the white sandy beaches. Everything will be irie mon. To learn more about the Carib Sounds.  

Monies raised will provide free GED classes for the 1 in 10 adults in Knoxville without a high school diploma


$65 Purchase tickets by calling (865)-549-7007.

Unable to attend? Please consider a donation.

Earlier Event: July 10
Barnes & Noble Book Fair