The festival that has brought artists like Amos Lee, Dawes, and Jason Isbell to downtown Knoxville’s urban cityscape is back for their fifth year as a crossroads of American roots music.rnb-toplogo

From April 4th to April 6th, Rhythm ‘N Blooms will transform Knoxville’s Old City and Jackson Avenue neighborhood into a community of musicians from jazz to folk to bluegrass to indie, and everything in between. The venues, which range from intimate retail stores to massive urban stages to a garden oasis, highlight Knoxville’s diverse music history and growing urban scene.

The event also features craft beer, a food truck village, and a variety of musician workshops.

VIP festival passes, $125, include reserved seating at the Jackson Viaduct Stage, VIP parking at the Knoxville Arboretum, and a welcome reception with artist meet ‘n greets. The weekend festival pass, $60, includes access to all venues throughout the weekend. Day passes, $30, can be purchased for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Trolleys will be available to take passholders to venues from parking lots and UT.

2014 Rhythm ‘N Blooms Lineup includes the following artists:

The Black Lillies • Brett Dennen • Shovels & Rope • The Felice Brothers • The Wild Feathers • Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott • Langhorne Slim & The Law • Dom Flemons • Della Mae • Ben Sollee • Holly Williams • Rodriguez & Jacobs • Willie Watson • Robert Ellis • John & Jacob • The David Mayfield Parade • YARN • Dave Eggar • Alanna Royale • Harpeth Rising • Dangermuffin • Anderson East • Cereus Bright • Caleb Hawley

2014 Venues include:

Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria • Boyd’s Jig & Reel • Crush • Jackson Avenue Viaduct Stage • Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum • Lox Salon • Pilot Light • Remedy Coffee • The Standard

This annual event is sponsored by Samuel Adams and produced by Dogwood Arts and Attack Monkey Productions. Additional sponsors include: Cherokee Distributing Company, ORNL Federal Credit Union, Sharpie, downtown Knoxville Central Business Improvement District, Arts & Heritage Fund, Twin City Nissan, Visit Knoxville, Klean Kanteen, Bandit Lites, Sound Ventures, Backline Pros, WDVX 102.9, WUTK 90.3, WFIV 105.3, Metropulse,, and Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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About Dogwood Arts

Since 1961, Dogwood Arts has celebrated the natural and cultural beauty of East Tennessee by producing a dynamic Festival featuring blooming gardens and trails, visual arts, music, crafts, theatre, culinary arts, dance, film, and literary arts.  Dogwood Arts is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, whose mission is to promote and celebrate our region’s arts, culture, and natural beauty.  For more information about the Festival, visit or call [865] 637.4561.

About Attack Monkey Productions

Founded in 2009, Attack Monkey Productions is a full-service entertainment company based in Knoxville, TN.  Attack Monkey seeks out the things that are cool and brings them straight to you – from music to moonshine, the traditional to the avant-garde, AMP specializes in the development and promotion of unique, high-quality brands and experiences. The Attack Monkey philosophy is simple: build brands that are authentic and offer the best possible experience to our artists, clients and the general public. For more information, visit

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