RHYTHM N’ BLOOMS FAQ’s!

Q: Where is Rhythm N’ Blooms held?
A: Rhythm N’ Blooms is held at various locations along Jackson Avenue in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee:

Here’s a handy-dandy Jackson Avenue venue map for you of the venue locations!

Q: What are the prices for festival passes? Where can I purchase one?
A: Weekend-long Festival passes are $60.  If you’ve purchased your tickets, you can retrieve your wristband at the will-call tent at the corner of Jackson Avenue and Central Street the weekend of Rhythm N’ Blooms.

Q: Can I purchase a VIP package?
A: Yes, but online only.  A limited quantity is available for $125!  All VIP’s will receive:

  • 3-day Festival pass
  • VIP check-in
  • VIP welcome reception
  • Artist meet-’n-greet’s
  • Reserved VIP seating at the Main Stage
  • Three (3) beverage tickets
  • VIP bathroom facilities [Main Stage]
  • VIP parking
  • Rhythm N’ Blooms t-shirt
  • Commemorative Rhythm N’ Blooms poster by Status Serigraph

Q: Are passes required for children?
A: Children age 6 and under will be admitted free of charge.  All children 7 and over will require a festival pass.

Q: Can I purchase weekend-long and day passes on site?
A: Yes, as long as passes remain!  Keep in mind that quantities are limited.  Buy early!

Q: Is there free parking?
A: Yes.  There is ample free parking in downtown Knoxville; parking garages are free after 8pm Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Q: What is Musician’s Corner?
A: Rhythm ‘N Blooms will again include an educational element this year with Musician’s Corner on Saturday, April 11 from 1:00pm-8:15pm.  Musician’s Corner is free, open to the public, and will include workshops and artists’ conversations.  Spend some time visiting The Emporium Center and participate in our featured workshops such as songwriting and voice technique and style.  You’ll also be able to gain insight to some of our performing musicians’ accounts and views about their experiences as well as contemporary subjects regarding the musical world.  *Workshops will be filled on a first come, first serve basis

Schedule to be announced soon!

Q: What’s up with the Epiphone guitars that Knox County art students decorated that will be around all weekend?
A: 
Dogwood Arts partnered with 15 local Knox County high schools to create our second annual Rhythm N’ Blooms Guitar Design Contest!  Each participating school hosted an internal competition to design a Les Paul electric guitar donated by Epiphone.  A winning design from each school was chosen and will be on display and up for auction during Rhythm N’ Blooms at the Village. The guitars will be up for auction on all days of the festival from 12:00pm to 10:00pm, and bidding is open to the general public! All proceeds will benefit Dogwood Arts.

Q: Where can I purchase Rhythm N’ Blooms artist merchandise on-site and get artist autographs?
A: The artist merchandise tent and Sharpie autograph areas will be set up along Jackson Avenue in The Village on Friday April 10th, 5pm – midnight; Saturday, April 11th, 12p – midnight, and Sunday, April 12th, 12p – 10pm.

Q: What is The Village?
A: Located on the Gay Street Bridge, we’ll have entertainment for the whole family [thanks to River Sports Outfitters!], ranging from slack lines and climbing walls – to artist merchandise and buskers, not to mention our artful guitar auction, live art and music, vendors, food trucks, beer and wine, and moonshine cocktails!

Q: Can I reserve seats to select shows?
A: No.  VIP’s will have a reserved seating area at the Main Stage.  All other seating is general admission and therefore first come, first seated.  Please be aware that while every effort will be made to accommodate large audiences, some venues will have to limit attendance due to capacity restraints.

Q: Is there a rain policy?
A: Rhythm N’ Blooms happens rain or shine! All venues are indoors except for all shows at the Main Stage and all shows Sunday.  Due to festival seating, some venues will fill to capacity but may have availability outside of covered areas.

Q: Where can I stay?
A: The Official Hotel of the Dogwood Arts Festival is the Crowne Plaza.  For a complete list of area lodging and info, please visit www.visitknoxville.com

Q: Should I bring my own seats?
A: Indoor venues will provide seats, but we advise you to bring a blanket and/or low-rise chairs to the Main Stage.  Please refrain from bring large outdoor chairs at this venue, as we want everyone to be able to see all the great performers on stage!

Q: Can I bring pets?
A: Pets, with the exception of service animals, are not allowed at any indoor venues.  Please be sure to pick up after them!

Q: What is the smoking policy?
A: With the exception of Main Stage [outdoor], all concert areas are non-smoking.

Q: Can I ride my bike?
A: Yes! There will be bike racks set up at the Main Stage.

Q: Are there places to eat at festival venues?
A: There are a number of restaurants around downtown for any size budget.  For a list of downtown Knoxville eateries, please see visitknoxville.com.  We will also have several food trucks set up along our footprint, along with beverages, all weekend.

Q: How can I volunteer?
A: Stay tuned!  More information on this coming very soon!

 

Information will be updated frequently, so check back here, but if you have further questions or you feel information is missing, please email info@dogwoodarts.com or give us a call at [865] 637.4561.  Thanks – see you in April!