KNOXVILLE - Dawes, The Time Jumpers, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit , The Everybodyfields, My Brightest Diamond and The Vespers will be among the music artists featured in the 2013 Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival.
The event, which will feature a mix of nationally-known and regional artists, will be held, April 5-7, and is spread out over several Knoxville venues, including the Tennessee Theatre, The Square Room, Barley’s Taproom, Latitude 35, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Boyd’s Jig & Reel, Crown and Goose and the Knoxville Visitor’s Center.
Over the past several years, Rhythm N’ Blooms has become the primary musical event of the Dogwood Arts Festival. The festival was created in response to Knoxville being called “the ugliest city I ever saw in America,” by writer James Gunther in 1947. In 1955, local boosters created a commission to help beautify the city, starting with dogwood trees and flower gardens along designated streets, which became the Dogwood Trails. A full festival was established in 1961. It has since been recognized by travel magazines as one of the premier events in the Southeast.
The 2013 Rhythm N’ Blooms event will feature trolleys that will take event-goers to music venues free of charge. Passes for the event will be available at $25 for a one-day pass and $55 for a weekend pass and will include all shows. VIP passes, which include priority seating, parking, a VIP reception, artist meet-and-greet and other special advantages, are available for $175. All passes can be purchased at www.rhythmnbloomsfest.com or at the Knoxville Visitor’s Center, 301 S. Gay St.
The educational Musician’s Corner will also return to the event and will feature musicians conducting workshops from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Knoxville Visitor Center. The workshops are free and open to the public.
Other artists announced at a press conference held at Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria include: Erick Baker, Justin Townes Earle, The Features, The Vespers, Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue, Charles Walker and the Dynamites, The Black Cadillacs, Erin McKeown, Sugar and the Hi-Lows, Bombadil, LiL iFFy, Joy Kills Sorrow, YARN, Shannon Whitworth, Amanda Shires, Leages, Flow Tribe, J.P. Harris & the Tough Choices, Angel Snow, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Humming House, this mountain, Josh Oliver, Aftah Party, Betse Ellis (of the Wilders), The Lonetones, Kelsey’s Woods, Hiroya Tsukamoto, Greg Horne, Brent Thompson and the Wandering, Valley Young, Weird Miracle, O Youth, lipliplip hands, Johanna Divine, Jerry Leger, Steff Martin and Writer’s Block Live
Other artists are also expected to be added to the roster.
Rhythm N’ Blooms is sponsored by Blackstone Brewing Company, Pilot Flying J, Sharpie, Young Professionals of Knoxville, Sound Ventures, Bandit Lites, Rik’s Backline Pros, Visit Knoxville, WDVX, WFIV, WUTK, Knoxville.com and Metro Pulse, and is produced by Dogwood Arts and Attack Monkey Productions.
© 2013, Knoxville News Sentinel Co.
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