Summer Suppers

The History of Immigration in Knoxville

Saturday, August 17, 2019 | 5:00 PM
75 Guests | $125 per person
Knoxville | 1538 Laurel Avenue
Date & Time Saturday August 17th 2019 5:00 pm – 5:18 am
1538 Laurel Avenue

Featuring the Nicest Man in America

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Join us for a very special evening to celebrate the fascinating history of immigration in Knoxville with Yassin Terou, owner of Yassin’s Falafel House, recently voted the Reader’s Digest Nicest Place in America. The event will be held at the historic Laurel Theatre and will feature international culinary treats and local brews and cocktails. Listen to local historians such as Jack Neely and Randall Deford speak about how immigration has shaped our city both in the distant and recent past, hear about Laurel Theater’s fascinating history of counter cultural movements, and have a private audience with Yassin as he talks about his role in bringing light to the colorful history of immigration in East Tennessee. Along the way, enjoy music and dancing inspired by Knoxville’s both old and new immigrant groups.


A Sit-Down Dinner Comprised of a Surprise Cornucopia of International Delights
Craft Cocktails & Beers from Local Distilleries & Tennessee Breweries


Marilyn Cheek
Laura Cole
Tiffanie Day
Randall Deford & Wes Goddard
Kimberly Henry
Kyle Anne Lang* & Justin Krey
Steve Larimer
Lauren & Steven Rider
Jimmy Ryan
Amadou B Sall
Allyn Purvis Schwartz
Nadeem Sidiqqi
Marshall & Natalie Stair
Yassin Terou
Brian Thompson
Jennifer Torgeson
Dana & Tom Traylor
Adrienne* & Stanton Webster
Chad & Ginette Youngblood

Summer Supper planning committee chairs and co-chairs are designated in the list of hosts with an *. Home/property owners are designated in the list of hosts with an **.

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