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Aaron Sink
· 19 hours ago
Went to see Jon Langston concert over the weekend looked it up and it said he came on at 9. Got there at 8 so we could get a good spot. At 10 I went and bought ...a drink came back and ask the two women at the front when he was coming on that I saw online it said 9 they snapped at me and was very rude and said I was wrong it said 1030. I said ok went back to where my fiance and me were at within a few minutes two guys in normal clothes came up and ask me to talk outside I said ok and walked out. There a bouncer approached and got within inches off my face told me I'm kicked out and to leave. I ask why and they said "its the establishments decision" that's the only reason they gave. I was never cut off I hadjust bought a drink and I was never given a warning.I asked to speak to someone else about it and was told "if you dont leave now you will be taken to jail" So without any warning and no reason other than "its the establishments decision" they were gonna cuff me and take me to jail. One of the two guys who came and ask me outside proceed to stand behind the bouncer to the side yelling and cussing at me. I ask them to get him away from me so I could talk with the bouncer and they said no so he kept doing it the entire time. The bouncer even said to me before I left "its not my decision I'm sorry" so someone was doing this just because they could. So on top of all of this I never got to hear one song of the concert. I'm a combat veteran who was just trying to enjoy a night with my fiance and it was ruined by some immature idiot who is abusing their power at a once somewhat respectable place. I would strongly say not to come here as I do not plan on going back at this point. I sent then an email the same night this happened which is now 3 days ago with no reply. Vets and everyone else don't waste your money here beer is overpriced and staff is beyond disrespectful. See More
Brittany Riggs
· August 13, 2017
Well for 4 years we have been loyal patrons .... I met my fiance there we have excellent memories but over the last 6 months the staff has had a turnover ... It... started when we opened a tab with a bartender and she closed it out 3 hours before y'all closed and tipped herself the same amount as the bill but we had her cancel it out she apologized and we never complained to the owner or staff left it at that ... Haven't seen the girl since... But last night the bouncers are humiliating they threatened to kick me out bc the bouncer pulled my fiance aside and checked his hands to find his stamp had washed off.. What I can't understand is he hadn't even had a drink ? ... This will happen if u pee a lot .. Good hygiene . but when he gave this id the bouncer popped off w an attitude .. And when I asked him,to check the id he is 29 yrs old .. I can vouch for him he told,me I was kicked out too at this point of course I became irate .... It's one thing to do ur job and another to embarrass the loyal customers u have .. he could have approached the situation better minus the ego trip ... Put the stamps up higher on the persons arm please .. Was very hurtful considering it was my birthday and it pretty much ruined my night .. Whether u get kicked out or not should not be dictated by any bouncer but by the owner or co owner..bouncers are intended to keep order in an establishment I understand that but they totally stretch the truth ... Especially if they have a personal reason for disliking the person ..the situation was happily resolved ...fortunately See More
Lea Polson Glass
· July 8, 2017
We have been a couple times for different concerts and had a great time. The food is a bit pricey but it is a bar so I really didn't expect anything different. ...I don't drink so I am always the DD and they kept me water coming all night. Those that did drank in my party always had ice cold drinks and the "specialty drinks" had plenty of alcohol in them.
If you call ahead you can get VIP Seating for a small extra fee but we never have an issue of bot being able to find a seat.
This is a great BAR but if you are looking for a restaurant and/or concert hall go someplace else because this isn't the place for you. It is just a little country bar and does an awesome job!!!!
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Samantha McClain
· August 15, 2017
My friend and I went here a few weeks ago she opened a tab on one end of the bar and i opened one on the other end and she got charged double one on each end! S...he called and the lady was very rude to her!! So we won't be going to establishment who is dishonest and rude!! People don't use your debit cards here!!! They will double charge you!!! See More
Melisa Stout
· October 6, 2017
I absolutely love going to the Joe every Saturday. It's an amazing place and all the workers are awesome. Everything about it is wonderful. I love the dancing and the concerts. Thank you cotton eyed joe for giving me a place to have fun and relax.
Georgia Bradshaw Williams
· September 15, 2017
went to Cotton Eyed Joe's went to Cotton Eyed Joe's tonight to see Tracy Lawrence it was wonderful for a small ticket price of $10 but I'll tell you what Jose gone downhill I probably won't be back because it looks old and needs to be improved inside updated for face used to be the happening place in Knoxville now it's like downtown dump was very disappointed See More
Liz Bules
· September 22, 2017
Went for Yelawolf concert, had a nice time. But on our way out there was a black, bald, ego crazed bouncer there at the left side front of the building that was... extremely rude to us for no reason, other than he can not take a joke. It was very uncalled for to ask us if we want our skulls crushed in for making a joke about "sneaking in the back door" when we were obviously on our way out, we didn't even stop walking when the joke was said in a happy, JOKING VOICE. I don't think I want to come in contact with your employees anymore so I won't be back. But good try Cotton Eyed Joe. Yes, sir, a 120 white girl is going to try to "sneak past you". Yes, please crush my skull in. Gah. See More
Erica Russell
· July 2, 2017
Saw Granger Smith last night. My late husband was his BIGGEST fan. My family was able to meet him and take pictures with him. He did his Bury Me in Blue Jeans, ...and took my husband's dress boots on the stage towards the end of the song. You all have absolutely no idea how much this ment to my mother in law, myself, Blake's best friends and our daughters. I can't wait until the next concert. Keep up the good work so singers like him will keep coming back! � My husband and I always loved your bar, I will continue to cone with our friends to any concert he would have enhoyed See More
Teresa Jirles
· September 2, 2017
It's bullshit that I'm 40 years old and had my ID with my picture and birthday on it to prove my age but because my license is expired and I can't get it reinst...ated right now due to out of state reasons they wouldn't let me in! Really? What does the expiration have to do with my age and photo! F$&@ this place I'll never come back! Piss poor door service! Seriously I guess because my license is expired my age and birthday did too? Legally as long as I prove my age the expiration has nothing to do with it! Now I'm sitting at a restaurant missing time with my daughters because I wasn't going to ruin their night due to complete ignorance! See More
Cliff Kimmel
· November 12, 2017
Too hot, they need to lower the temp.

They have personnel coming around to collect empty containers around the dance floor, but no one would take your order f...or drinks. If you leave your seat, it's up for grabs.

Very limited seating available, just hard bar stools and chairs.

Great entertainment, but with everyone packed in so tight, it not comfortable. The stage needs to be elevated so that you could see who the entertainers are.
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Audrey A Harms
· July 15, 2017
I gave one more chance to this bar and they fucked me ever! I am completely sober and I was just kicked out for someone leaving 7 shot glasses in the smoke area... and a glass mug with liquor at the bottom and ice that was there when I walked outside! And then when I got my Id showed it was real and walked a straight line the entire time plus I didn't slur one bit so why was I kicked out! I should have been drunk so it would have at least been worth the rage I had! You guys were my favorite bar at one time and your bouncers are awful the sad part is bars are dangerous bouncers care not one bit about you and will lay hands if they feel like it this was a waist of my money and mommy night out!!! Thanks for letting me get home early though now I can smoke some weed and laugh at how stupid this bouncer looked kicking a sober female out when he New damn well I didn't drink a single drop of alcohol not to mention I do not drink so I do not understand why you had to pick me to kick out! I even offered to ducking breath on you since I had in your words just then taken the shot!!! See More
Chelle Whittaker
· September 17, 2017
Been a few times and it's ok. Went to the Tracy Lawerence concert and had a good time. But the guy with the bad mustache was such an ass to everyone. Hateful th...e people going in....while the staff he was "helping"...everyone.
When a lady asked why his was being so mean he said "yea I'm a bitch, if ya don't like it go somewhere else".
It'd be different if he was dealing with drunks or trouble, but to spend the money to go and while your there you'd Think they'd try to be a lil nice.
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Peter Silvestris
· May 20, 2017
Went to see a specific recording artist...purchased tickets online...called ahead to get details about Dinner, seating etc. Was told be there by 5:30 if you wa...nt a table!!! Doors open 6PM. standing outside we were told no entry now till 6:30PM! Once allowed in most every decent table had a Reserved sign on them and only a handful of ppl inside. Asked a bout a simple cocktail at the bar (Whiskey & Vermoth) told they don't have the ingredients and was told if I don't put a card on hold I would be charged $1 each time I ordered. Staff was absolutely RUDE! Upon sitting asked for the an EVENT Menu 5-6 mostly fried items...NOT the menu I read online and not told at that time I called about the Event Menu. We were then told the performance would not start till 10 PM!!! The food was 30 min and cold not very good...upon receiving our tab for the evening from the bar and waitress...I was told a 20% fee is added! With our tickets and the two tabs...2 ppl $170 I was as hot as a hornet in a mason Jar...Advise...stay away from this trap! See More
Connie Manis Wagner
· September 16, 2017
Went to see Tracy Lawrence. His show was perfect he is even better in person. But Joes was one of the hottest places I've ever been in ,everyone was in a sweat. I think everyone could have enjoyed that show more if everyone wasn't so miserable from the heat. If the air-conditioner wasn't working they didn't even bother to apologize to people . Their bathrooms were also very Old and leaking . Sorry Joe you need to update. See More
Kellyn LaShae Jolley
· June 13, 2017
Went for family night and it was a blast. The kids loved it the music was censored and a dollar menu. My kids are 6 and 3. A great way to make memories and keep the kids entertained for very little money!
Jesa Lynn Polson
· July 27, 2017
First I want to tell you that I met my fiancé there. The line dancing is fun, the smoking porch is pretty crowded. The only reason why a 4 is because I usually have to get drunk to have a full amount of fun.
Gabe Todd Mccarty
· September 16, 2017
8 dollars for a shot of jim beam I don't mind you making money just don't make it all off me. Bouncers are assholes and the air condition needs fixed I hate the place and always try to spend my money elsewhere!
Helen Jones Cox
· May 12, 2017
Went to the Magic Mike xxl show last night. The place was packed had a great time. Service was great will definitely go back. Only complaint was it was hot in there and restrooms need a facelift with locking and closing doors. But still had a great time. Would recommend to anyone.
Maryanne Spagnolo Starr
· May 12, 2017
First time ever there... last evening with my daughter and Best Friend....for the Mothers Day Magic Male Revue...Had an Awesome time...sat in VIP table...great ...view ..venue was big...our Server Savannah was totally awesome and took great care of us...Even though i dont drink...the pitcher
Of Water kept coming...looking forward to more Events in the Future....thanks again Savannah and ya'll at Cotton Eyed Joe for the "#EYECANDY #YUM
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Michelle Lee
· October 28, 2017
Beware of scam here! They will get you by alone and take your phone! Alerted mgt and they said there was nothing they could do! Do not walk outside alone and if someone ask for help or the time its so they can hit you and hold you down .. #robbedatthejoe #scam
FRIDAY'S in AUGUST will not disappoint! 8/5 UNCLE KRACKER $10 8/12 COLT FORD $10 8/19 Kevin Costner and Modern West $25 (YES KEVIN COSTNER the MOVIE STAR!) 8/26 Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters $10 ( YES! BILLY BOB the MOVIE STAR!) NOBODY DOES A SHOW LIKE THE JOE!!!! Get your tickets NOW
Chase Rice a Cotton Eyed Joe
Shows at THE JOE! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!! Bret Michaels 9/30 Canaan Smith 10/14 Fairview Union 10/22 Up Church 10/28 The LACS 11/17 COMING IN DECEMBER......COLE SWINDELL 12/15 Tickets on sell NEXT FRIDAY 9/16!!!
The Cotton-Eyed Joe nightclub in West Knoxville is under new ownership.

Big Smo at The Joe!
Black Friday!!

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Tonight !!!
Sunday is College Night!
Free Draft 6pm till it's gone!
Free Linedance Lessons 7-9.



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Plenty of TV's all over The Joe!
Come down and watch the game
with us..
The After Game party is at The Joe!

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Black Friday at THE JOE!
Advance tickets only $10

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1 hour till the doors to open!!
Tickets on sale at the door tonight or get one at

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What up for DECEMBER???
So many GREAT shows at THE JOE!

12/7 ELI YOUNG BAND - On Sale NOW! ...
12/9 THE LACS - On Sale NOW!
12/16 Matt Stillwell - On Sale NOW!
12/22 Scott Stevens - On SALE SOON!

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Doors at 6:00pm
Show after 10:00

18 & up Welcome! ...

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Friday 11/17/17!!!

$10 advance tickets

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Ladies Night!!!
Drink specials,Linedance lessons,Karaoke!!!!

See you TONIGHT!

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$5 Cover!

All Proceeds go to TOYS FOR TOTS!

you can also bring an UNWRAPPED TOY.

Fri 7:00 PM ESTCotton Eyed JoeKnoxville

Thursday 1/18/18
ON SALE NOW! $30 advance tickets…/cole-swindell-down-home-to…/

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COLE SWINDELL Down Home Tour 2018


Show date: ...
Thursday Jan 18 2018

General Admission
Doors open at 6pm
18 and up (Additional door charge for 18-20)
All tickets purchased ONLINE will be available for pick up the day of the event at Cotton Eyed Joe Will Call
Will Call opens at 6pm
No Refunds

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