April 15, 2021 - Knoxville, Tenn.- The circus is coming to town, and you’re invited! Young and old alike will enjoy Knoxville’s Tenth Annual Circus Extravaganza, which benefits programming for Knoxville youth in the community. During the last nine years, over 10,000 audience members have gasped and cheered for Knoxville’s hometown circus--Dragonfly Aerial and Circus Arts Studio (DFACAS)--as local talent perform daring and entertaining acts in the air and on the ground.
“The shows are always fun,” says Lissa McLeod a board member and instructor at the studio, “Not only do we get to present high quality entertainment for families, but we also create opportunities for at-risk kids to experience circus through our scholarship fund.” According to McLeod, in the past 10 years, over 200 local children benefited from the funds raised.
The Extravaganza, sponsored by WIVK, Tomato Head Restaurant, Event Rentals by Rothchild, Three Rivers Market, East TN Foundation and the Tennessee Arts Commission, includes four performances at Dragonfly Aerial and Circus Arts Studio. CDC recommendations will be followed and seating will be in 2-6 person pods outside under a tent. You can catch a show at two different times across three days:
- Friday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m.
- Saturday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m.
An online show will also be available on May 28th with extended viewing. Please see our website (www.dfaas.com) for additional information regarding online performances.
Tickets are $12 per person. They are available for purchase at www.dfaas.com.
ABOUT DRAGONFLY AERIAL AND CIRCUS ARTS STUDIO
Dragonfly Aerial and Circus Arts Studio is a 501(c)3 nonprofit aerial and circus arts school and performance group. It provides a variety of classes on trapeze, aerial fabrics, lyra, aerial fitness, stilts, juggling and flexibility for ages six through adult, with additional circus camps and classes for kids ages 6 to 13. Dragonfly Aerial and Circus Arts Studio has worked with a variety of local groups, including Pond Gap Elementary, UACS, Boys and Girls Club, Breakthrough Corporation and Camp Koinonia. Find more information at www.dfaas.com or www.facebook.com/dfaas11
Dragonfly Aerial Arts Studio