Rhythm N’ Blooms 2015

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Over the last six years, the Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival has grown from a well-intended roots-music complement to the Dogwood Arts Festival into Knoxville’s biggest music fest—12,000 people from around the country attended in 2014, and 20,000 are expected this year. This year’s RN’B, running from Friday, April 10-Sunday, April 12, features an all-star lineup, with big-name headliners the Decemberists, the Drive-By Truckers, Delta Spirit, and the Dirty Guv’nahs and dozens more local, regional, and national supporting acts in seven different venues along Jackson Avenue, including the massive outdoor Cripple Creek Stage on the far east end of the street.

In this week’s issue, we have a short history of the festival and an interview with organizer Chyna Brackeen and profiles of the Dirty Guv’nahs and Delta Spirit. There’s also an introduction to Cruz Contreras’ Midnight Merry-Go-Round and a guide to some of the best bets of the weekend. Visit rhythmnbloomsfest for a full lineup and schedule.

Matthew Everett
Senior Editor

Senior Editor Matthew Everett manages the Knoxville Mercury's arts & entertainment section, including the comprehensive calendar section—Knoxville’s go-to guide for everything worth doing in the area. You can reach Matthew at matthew@knoxmercury.com.

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