Looking to check in? Our box office is located right outside the Cripple Creek Stage on Jackson Avenue and will open at 12pm on Friday, May 17th. The Box office will also open at 12pm on Saturday any Sunday as well. We are close to a sell out event so we highly suggest showing up early and skip the lines.
A few things to remember about your wristbands:
Cripple Creek Stage:
Friday: 4pm – 11pm
Saturday: 1pm – 11pm
Sunday: 1pm – 10pm
The Box Office is located in front of the Cripple Creek Entrance.
Friday: 12pm – 11pm
Saturday: 12pm – 11pm
Sunday: 12pm – 10pm
Other Festival Venues
All other venues will be open for all scheduled performances. The businesses will be open for their regularly scheduled hours outside of festival performances. All performances will still require a wristband for entry at all participating venues.
The Festival takes place in the heart of the Old City in downtown Knoxville. The parking in the Old City is limited but there are an abundance of options to parking in the downtown area. We are partnering with Knoxville Area Transit Services to run a free Rhythm N’ Blooms Trolley route throughout the festival that will take riders from various parking garages in downtown and deliver them right to the front of the festival entrance. See the Trolley and parking map below.
You can also see a list of other options with real time updates on available spots of each garage in the downtown area here: https://www.downtownknoxville.org/explore/parking/
Bike & Scooter Parking
Scooters and share bikes are a great way to travel to the festival, but are prohibited from entering the festival site. Ample bike and scooter parking can be found near the entrance on the corner of Central and Jackson. Be sure to bring your own bike lock!
Catch A Ride With Lyft
Want to skip parking all together? Hop in a Lyft and let them bring you to the festival. The ride share company is offering Rhythm N’ Blooms attendees discounts to get to and from the festival quickly and safely. Save 10% off 2 rides to or from Rhythm N’ Blooms with code RNBKNOX.
Cripple Creek (Main Stage)
Presented by Blühen Botanicals
This is the heart of the festival where you’ll see performances, grab a bite to eat at your favorite local food truck, check out vendors, and explore all kinds of activities. You can find your way to the stage at 227 E Jacksons Ave. Knoxville, TN 37915. Want to know how the Cripple Creek Stage got its name? Find out more about the Old City’s colorful history at http://oldcityknoxville.org/history/
Kid Curry (Jackson Avenue)
Presented by Sugarlands Distilling Co.
This is the newest addition to the Festival! Jackson Avenue will be closed from Central to the Main Stage and a stage will be placed in the street next to the new Blühen Botanicals retail location. This stage will be FREE & open to the public and will mostly feature local and regional talent (however, you never know who might make a surprise appearance…). The free stage will be accompanied by a street fair featuring an Art Market and a variety of local vendors. Festival wristbands are not required to enjoy this venue. Want to know how the Kid Curry Stage got its name? Find out more about the Old City’s colorful history at http://oldcityknoxville.org/history/
Located in Knoxville’s Historic Old City at 200 E. Jackson Ave. , Barley’s offers great food, live music and the best draft beer selection in Knoxville. With 96 beers on tap and even more in the bottle, you’d be hard pressed to find a better selection of hoppy, malted goodness anywhere in town. Their menu features pub favorites such as hand-battered chicken tenders, juicy burgers, southwestern wraps and fresh salads in addition to changing daily specials and an incredible selection of customizable, unique pizzas.
Blühen Botanicals first wellness-focused retail locations will be in Knoxville’s Old City at 111 East Jackson (next to Dollar and Ewars and across from Pilot Light) opening just in time for Rhythm N’ Blooms on May 17. Enjoy several ‘Secret Shows’ throughout the weekend at Blühen’s new space! The downtown location will have just over 4,000 square feet and will offer the full range of Blühen products.
Jig and Reel is an authentic Scottish music and Whisky pub, located in the Old City of Knoxville, Tennessee. They are open six days a week serving delicious meals with a focus on friendly Scottish hospitality. Their extensive Scotch selection is one of the best in the world and they now have over 800 whiskies on their full list.
The Pilot Light is a nonprofit music, art, and performance venue right here in the Old City! This venue provides a more intimate experience with your favorite musicians at Rhythm N’ Blooms.
The mission of Pretentious Beer Co. is to create a unique experience for craft beer enthusiasts. Their focus is profitable production and service of craft beer, soda, and kombucha in hand-blown glassware. This year, they are home to the Silent Disco, happening Friday & Saturday night from 10PM-1:30AM.
A number of local restaurants dot the landscape offering everything from southern-style cuisine to steak and sushi. From fine dining to savory sandwich shops, Knoxville offers a full menu of dining. You’ll even spot a few food trucks! Find a full list of the area’s restaurants: EAT
No matter where you choose to stay in Knoxville, you should expect true Southern hospitality. Downtown Knoxville has several choices to stay during your weekend at Rhythm N’ Blooms. Book your nights here: SLEEP