KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival has returned to Knoxville's Old City for its 10th year and we've got a look at the full lineup and everything you need to know.
1. The festival runs from May 17 through May 19.
It features music on six stages from a variety of genres, including Americana, bluegrass, country, hip hop, rap, blues, soul and funk. The venues are a mix of indoor and outdoors stages, and there will vendors and activities to enjoy between shows.
2. The headliners include a local group.
Three of the headliners were announced in the fall--- Dawes, Knoxville-based The Black Lillies, and Tyler Childers. New Orleans-based Tank and the Bangas are now added to the headliner list
3. Roads will be closed in the Old City starting Friday, so take the trolley instead.
Concerts will be held on stages and at venues throughout the Old City throughout the weekend, so some streets will be closed.
E. Jackson Avenue between Central and Humes streets will be closed to traffic between 8 a.m. Friday, May 17, and 11 p.m. Sunday, May 19. Patton Street between Willow and E. Jackson avenues will be closed to through traffic during the festival. Some festival-breakdown activity will continue in this area until 10 a.m. Monday, May 20.
In collaboration with the festival, Knox Area Transit is adapting the Green Line free trolley route to accommodate road closures and facilitate festival goers parking in downtown lots and riding to the festival site. Visit RhythmNBloomsFest.com/guide for a map of the trolley route and the festival site, as well as a performance schedule and ticket information.
4. Part of the festival is free.
A new feature of this year’s Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival is the Kid Curry Stage on Jackson Avenue, which will feature a variety of local and regional performers. Access to this stage, with an associated street fair with an art market and local vendors, is free and open to the public without festival admission.
5. Who else is playing?
Additional artists including Langhorne Slim, The Suffers, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, Gangstagrass, Frances Cone, Sean McConnell and more have also been added to the festival lineup.
A few local favorites have been announced, including Cereus Bright, Teen Spirit, and the Cutthroat Shamrock.
Here's the full lineup:
Tank and the Bangas
The Black Lillies
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
My Brightest Diamond
Sarah Shook and the Disarmers
Nora Jane Struthers
Three Star Revival
The Good Guy Collective
Handsome and the Humbles
Brian Paddock and the American Gentlemen
Adeem the Artist