The Dogwood Arts Festival’s Rhythm N’ Blooms music festival gets even bigger in its fourth year, with an impressive lineup of local, regional, and national Americana, folk, country, rock, pop, and R&B acts and more venues than ever before. The festival, scheduled for April 5-7, will be held at 10 venues downtown and in the Old City, as well as at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum.
Big-name national artists scheduled for the festival include California folk-rock band Dawes; former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell and his backing band, the 400 Unit; alt-country scion Justin Townes Earle; and New York chamber-pop group My Brightest Diamond.
The lineup also includes locals Aftah Party, Erick Baker, the everybodyfields, Greg Horne, Kelsey’s Woods, Lil Iffy, LipLipLip Hands, the Lonetones, O Youth, Josh Oliver, Brent Thompson and His Wandering Circus, and a version of Thompson’s Writer’s Block literary variety show. Former Knoxville blues-rock band the Black Cadillacs, who moved to Nashville earlier this year, will also make an appearance.
The Rhythm N’ Blooms roster is rounded out by Bombadil, Johanna Divine, Betse Ellis, Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue, the Features, Flow Tribe, J.P. Harris and the Tough Choices, Humming House, Joy Kills Sorrow, Leagues, Jerry Leger, Steff Mahan, Erin McKeown, Amanda Shires, Angel Snow, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Sugar and the Hi Lows, This Mountain, the Time Jumpers, Hiroya Tsukamoto, Valley Young, the Vespers, Charles Walker and the Dynamites, Weird Miracle, Shannon Whitworth, and YARN.
Tickets for the festival range from $25 for a single day to $175 for a VIP package that includes meet-and-greets with the performers. Tickets are available at the festival website. Performances will be held at the Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, John Black Photography Studio, Latitude 35, the Square Room, Barley’s Taproom, Boyd’s Jig & Reel, Crown & Goose, Market Square, and the Knoxville Visitor Center.