Rhythm N’ Blooms festival now underway in Knoxville’s Old City


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – We’ve been talking about it all week and now it’s finally here.

Rhythm N’ Blooms is back. The annual festival is rocking Knoxville’s Old City. Seven different stages are set up for dozens of different artists.

BEFORE YOU GO: The 2019 lineup at Rhythm N’ Blooms

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero getting everything started Friday afternoon, officially proclaiming this weekend as Rhythm N’ Blooms Weekend.

Shows scheduled through Sunday

And it’s not over yet! The festival lasting late into the night Friday, then running through Sunday.

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WATE 6 On Your Side reporter Elizabeth Kuebel stopped by the festival and heard from concert-goers.

For so many, the music is what it’s all about.

“The music is great. It’s a great vibe, everybody seems to have a really good time,” one attendee said. 

“The Black Lillies of course. That’s who we came to see,” another said.

Rhythm N’ Blooms kicking off the yearly festival Friday night, drawing big crowds to Knoxville’s Old City. 

“We’ve got a sold-out crowd tonight, it’s getting close to a sold-out crowd tomorrow. And we’re just thrilled for it,” the festival project manager Garrett Thomson said.

Festival is in 10th year

The festival marking a milestone: Its 10th year.

Some taking it all in for the first time, even traveling from out of state. 

“It’s much bigger than we thought it was going to be, and we’ve met people from all over already,” Beth Kasper said.

While others are no stranger to the fun. 

“I’ve been two years in a row. We’re repeat guests, we get the three day pass each year,” said Ethan Noel.

And if you’re watching this and feeling like you’re missing out – don’t worry, it’s not over yet.

Get tickets online

But project managers encourage you to snag some tickets as soon as you can.

“I would definitely encourage everyone to buy their tickets online if they’d like to come tomorrow. I think there will be tickets available at the box office down here in the Old City. But it’s always best to buy online, buy early and that way you know you’ve got a ticket when you show up,” Thomson said.

Again – Rhythm N’ Blooms lasts all weekend.

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