Knox Music Warehouse and Rhythm N’ Blooms Team Up for Secret Concert Series

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The local music website Knoxville Music Warehouse has announced an official partnership with Rhythm N’ Blooms and Dogwood Arts for its upcoming slate of secret shows through the fall.

Tickets for all four upcoming shows— the Christian Lopez Band (Aug. 19), Caleb Hawley (Sept. 27), David Ramirez (Oct. 12), and Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes (Oct. 13), all veterans of RN’B—are available at KMW. But each show will be at a different venue—and that won’t be announced until a day before the show.

“The locations will continue to be atypical places to see live music,” KMW’s Kent Oglesby says. Previous secret show locations have been the Pretentious Glass Company, Bird on the Wire Studio, and the shed behind Hops and Hollers on North Central Street.

The series has been an unofficial collaboration between KMW and Dogwood Arts since the beginning—Oglesby and Dogwood’s Garrett Thomson started the project together—but the new partnership means more marketing and a bigger budget.

“We get to extend the Rhythm N’ Blooms brand outside of the festival,” Oglesby says. “For KMW, it’s a big responsibility, and an honor to now be a part of RN’B, since it’s meant so much to me for the past several years.”

It also means a technology upgrade.

“As part of this deal we got a new sound system that sounds amazing and allows us to handle louder rock shows if we want to,” Oglesby says.

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

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