Rhythm N’ Blooms Valentine’s Special

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift?

We’ve teamed up with The Flower Pot to bring the best Rhythm N’ Blooms bundle for your secret admirer. Nothing shares your love more than a bouquet of flowers and tickets to Rhythm N’ Blooms! Just head over to and order your favorite bouquet and you can add on tickets during check out. Did we mention the bundle features early bird prices?

Rhythm N’ Blooms Cup Karma

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016



Join the Rhythm N’ Blooms Cup Karma Revolution! Saving the planet, one drink at a time!

We are offering $1 off each drink you buy in your Klean Kanteen. Fill up your cup, save a buck, and feel good that you helped reduce waste!

You can purchase now online with your Rhythm N’ Blooms passes. You will receive your cup when you pick up your wristbands at the festival. We will not be shipping cups!

We will also be honoring any previous Rhythm N’ Blooms Klean Kanteens for this deal so be sure to break out the vintage cups to save as well!

Help us keep Knoxville beautiful and reduce our environmental impact!


Knoxville Secret Shows

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016


Knoxville Music Warehouse and Dogwood Arts are partnering to co-produce the Knoxville Secret Shows.  Music blog Knoxville Music Warehouse and Knoxville-based nonprofit organization, Dogwood Arts, announced they will be working together to build up the secret show series and continue to bring newer music talent to Knoxville. The Knoxville Secret Shows will be an extension of Dogwood Arts’ brand, Rhythm N’ Blooms, known primarily for the Music Festival each April in Downtown Knoxville’s Historic Old City. Knoxville Secret Shows, as created by Knoxville Music Warehouse matched Rhythm N’ Blooms’ vision of providing a unique musical experience with quality programming, right here in Knoxville.

A word from Knoxville Music Warehouse…
We are so incredibly excited to announce our partnership with Rhythm N’ Blooms!
Dogwood Arts and in particular Rhythm N’ Blooms shares our vision of bringing quality music to Knoxville while supporting the local scene, and we are immensely excited to see what we can accomplish together. We’re announcing four wonderful acts today, all of which have played Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival in the past. That wasn’t something we set out to do, but it wasn’t necessarily a coincidence either. Rhythm N’ Blooms brings some of the best musical talent around every April. Now we get to do it together year round as part of the Knoxville Secret Show series!

Christian Lopez Band [August 19th]

A favorite at Rhythm N’ Blooms 2016, Christian Lopez Band has earned every bit of buzz they’ve accrued by putting on a wonderfully energetic live performance. They’re latest record Onward was produced by Grammy-winner Dave Cobb who has worked with Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, and Chris Stapleton.

Caleb Hawley [September 27th]

Nobody puts on a live show quite like Caleb Hawley. The man is a pure entertainer. Whether he’s busting out a shredding guitar solo, hopping off the stage to dance with the audience, or showing off his amazing voice, his live performance is something you have to see to believe.

David Ramirez [October 12th]

David Ramirez has been at the top of our wish list ever since we started doing these Secret Shows. His voice will melt hearts, and simply put, he is one of the best songwriters out there today. This is an absolute can’t-miss.

Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes [October 13th]

The Daily Beast called Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes “Nashville’s best damned rock band,” and we tend to agree. Their catchy melodies and toe-tapping rhythm will have everybody feeling good.


Sign up for Knoxville Music Warehouse or Rhythm N’ Blooms emails to get in on the Secrets!

5 Old City Food Spots To Check Out Between Bands

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Rhythm N’ Blooms is right around the corner. If you are making your plans be sure to know the best spots to grab the food during the weekend. Our main stage is filled with an amazing variety of food trucks and those are sure to fix your hunger during the music. If you do find yourself wandering through the old city between sets, here are some food options you might want to check out.

Boyd’s Jig & Reel

The great thing about Boyd’s is you can grab some amazing food and you don’t have to miss any music. Boyd’s Jig & Reel is both a great spot for lunch or dinner and also a music venue for Rhythm N’ Blooms. Stop in and grab a Highland Burger or their tasty fish & chips while enjoying your favorite artist from Rhythm N’ Blooms. They also have one of the largest scotch & whisky lists in Knoxville. It’s so large, they have a giant book filled with options. If you are a Scotch or & whisky fan, you can’t afford to miss this spot.



Oli Bea

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If that’s true then there is no better place to start your morning at Rhythm N’ Blooms than Oli Bea. They only use local and fresh ingredients and with a seasonal menu, you know their offering only the best from around Knoxville. The Oli Bea Chicken Biscuit is sure to be a highlight of your Knoxville visit.

Crowne & Goose

Looking for a London experience in Knoxville? Crowne & Goose is Knoxville’s most authentic London gastropub. They also feature a great beer garden that is a perfect break spot while waiting for the next band on your schedule to begin. This spot is perfect for Lunch or Dinner.

Barley’s Taproom


Barley’s Taproom is another amazing restaurant that happens to be a Rhythm N’ Blooms music venue. It also has one of the best slices of pizza in town. Stop in hear some amazing artists or head up stairs and enjoy darts, billiards and other fun games. Located right in the middle of the festival footprint, this is the perfect place to regroup and grab some food.




Curious Dog

With arcade games, beer on tap, and the best hot dog you will find in town, you must find some time to stop in at The Curious Dog. It’s located right across from The Jackson Terminal and is open fairly late. Stop in and grab a dog while you are making your way down Jackson Avenue.


New This Year: Lox Salon Secret Shows

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

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You know the time and you know the location, but who will be playing? Roll the dice and win big when you take a chance on these intimate performances by artists ranging from longtime festival favorites to brand new acts and surprise guests. Space is extremely limited and first come, first served. Once the seats are filled, the doors close so be sure to get there early…

Knoxville Music History Walking Tour with Jack Neely

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

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If Knoxville is not world-famous for music, the city has witnessed and nurtured so much musical ferment that it’s been called the Cradle of Country Music. The buildings where Flatt & Scruggs first recorded, and where the Everly Brothers first broadcast, are still central to downtown Knoxville. The theater that hosted Roy Acuff’s first live show in 1932 is the same room where, 65 years later, Chet Atkins gave his final concert. And all that’s just a couple of blocks away from the hotel where Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff stayed after the last concert of his career–and where Hank Williams spent the final hours of his life. Downtown Knoxville’s country and classical traditions interacted with jazz and blues, too, through unique performers, like the string-jazz anomalies the Tennessee Chocolate Drops, who made their first recordings in downtown Knoxville in a legendary Columbia-Vocalion project of 1929-30. Known as the Knoxville Sessions, those recordings are soon to be released as part of an international effort.

An easy two-hour walking tour will tell the full story of downtown Knoxville’s place in music history. Join Jack Neely on a stroll through the city and hear what gave Knoxville it’s name as the Cradle of Country Music.

Tours will begin at Boyd’s Jig & Reel  at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tours will last approximately 90 minutes and will finish back on the festival footprint beside Boyd’s. Space on the tours is limited so please show up to Boyd’s before 2pm to ensure a spot.

Epiphone Guitar Design Contest

Friday, February 5th, 2016

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We are proud to announce the fourth annual Epiphone Guitar Design Contest. This contest provides a rare and exciting opportunity for students of all regional middle schools and high school to design an Epiphone guitar with their own artwork.

The top ten design picks will be put onto the guitars and voted on during the Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival. The award winners will be announced in the Old City Courtyard on April 9th at 3pm. First Place Best of Show will be awarded Festival Passes and an Epiphane Acoustic Guitar. The top three winners will all be awarded Sharpie Art Sets [total value of $400].