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Dancing with the Knoxville Stars 2015

Star 102.1 presents the annual Dancing with the Knoxville Stars, a take-off of the hit reality television show "Dancing with the Stars" at the Grande Event Center at the Knoxville Expo Center on March 12, 2015. The event features local celebrities performing a variety of dances with a professional dance partner from Dance Tonight. Since the event began in 2009, Dancing with the Knoxville Stars has raised more than $322,000 for East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

Dancing with the Knoxville Stars 2015

Fundraiser for Children's Hospital

Dance TonightThe event raises money for East Tennessee Children's Hospital's Home Health Care program through donations and proceeds of ticket sales and V.I.P. table sales. The winner of Dancing with the Knoxville Stars will be determined by the judges' votes the night of competition and online voting for each celebrity dancer. One dollar equals one vote. Guests in attendance can bring their votes (dollars) and donate to their favorite dancer the night of the show. The votes will be tallied and the winner will be announced at the end of the show.

2015 Sponsors of Dancing with the Knoxville Stars

Star Sponsor

Team Health

Star Sponsor

Team Health

Perfect Partners Sponsor

Clayton Homes

DeRoyal Industries

The Wakefield Corporation

Rockin' Rooms Sponsor

Johnson & Galyon, Inc.

Regal Entertainment Group

Spectacular Solos Sponsors


Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment

Event History

Take a look at some of the Knoxville celebrity dancers who have participated in Dancing with the Knoxville stars over the years.

2014 Celebrity Dancers:

View a highlight video of the 2014 Dancing with the Knoxville Stars

  • Erin Barnett, WVLT Morning News Anchor
  • Tyrone Beach, Star 102.1 Morning Producer
  • Lori Gano, Contractor/Former Model
  • Hayley Harmon, WATE News Anchor
  • Carly Harrington, News Sentinel Business Reporter
  • Jonathan "J.J." Jones, WBIR Feature Reporter
  • Courtney Fulmer Peace, Stay at Home Mom
  • Nikki Rouleau, Jewelry TV Host
  • Wolfgang Schaber, Interior Designer
  • Kendall Schulz, Miss Knoxville 2014
  • Davis Tarwater, 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist

Past Dancing with the Knoxville Stars Events

2013 Celebrity Dancers:

The 2013 Dancing with the Knoxville stars raised more than $119,729 for Children's Hospital.

  • Russell Biven, WBIR-TV anchor
  • Charlie Daniel, Knoxville News Sentinel cartoonist
  • Don Dare, WATE-TV news reporter
  • Amanda Hara, WVLT Volunteer- TV anchor
  • Jordan Hill, singer/song writer
  • David Keith, actor
  • Dusti Kempf, Star 102.1 radio personality
  • Misty Mills, Jewelry Television host
  • Leanne Morgan, Comedienne

2012 Celebrity Dancers:

The 2012 Dancing with the Knoxville stars raised more than $87,000 for Children's Hospital.

  • Kris Budden, WBIR-TV sports anchor
  • Lorena Estrada, WVLT Volunteer-TV anchor
  • Missy Kane, Olympian in track & field, PBS Missy Kane's Fit & Fun
  • Logan Ashley Murrell, singer/song writer
  • Robert Peace, former UT linebacker
  • Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel reporter
  • Mike Shaffer, Star 102.1 radio personality
  • Renita Stinnett, Knoxville Expo Center event planning
  • Janet Testerman Crossley, former first lady of Knoxville
  • Jay Teter, Dixie Stampede Master of Ceremonies
  • Bo Williams, WATE-TV anchor

2011 Celebrity Dancers:

  • Marc Anthony, Star 102.1 morning personality
  • Jamie Lynn Drohan, WATE-TV news reporter
  • John Elliott, Elliot's Boots
  • Farmer Charlie, Farm Bureau commercial spokesperson
  • Allison Fulmer, daughter of former UT Coach Phil Fulmer
  • Mike Griffith, Knoxville News Sentinel sports reporter
  • Ashley Johnston, "Biggest Loser" contestant
  • Michele Silva, WVLT Volunteer-TV anchor
  • Mike Witcher, WBIR-TV meteorologist