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Dawes, everybodyfields, Erick Baker, Time Jumpers to headline Rhythm N’ Blooms 2013

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RNB_LOGO_2013Organizers of the Dogwood Arts Festival teamed up with Attack Monkey Productions queen Chyna Brackeen today to announce the 2013 Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival lineup, and it’s a good ‘un. Without further ado, here are the artists that’ll be performing at the event, which takes place April 5-7 in Knoxville:

And that’s not all, according to today’s press release: More artists will be announced. Other details:

Venues include The Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum, John Black Photography Studio, Latitude 35, The Square Room, the Bill Lyons Pavilion on Market Square, the Knoxville Visitor’s Center and, new for this year, venues in Knoxville’s Old City, including Barley’s Taproom, Boyd’s Jig & Reel and Crown & Goose. Trolleys will run back and forth between the various venues, so you can park and ride without missing a show.

Tickets: A $175 VIP pass gives access to all shows all weekend in addition to priority seating and parking, a VIP welcome reception, artist meet n’ greet and more.  The $55 weekend-long festival pass provides access to all of the performances and venues occurring over the course of the weekend. Day passes for each day are $25. Passes can be purchased online at www.rhythmnbloomsfest.com, or in person at the Knoxville Visitor Center.

This year’s sponsors include Blackstone Brewing Company, sponsored by Pilot Flying J, and produced by Dogwood Arts and Attack Monkey Productions. Additional sponsors include: Sharpie, Young Professionals of Knoxville, Sound Ventures, Bandit Lites, Rik’s Backline Pros, Visit Knoxville, WDVX, WFIV, WUTK, Knoxville.com and Metro Pulse.

Halloween is done; bring on the holidays!

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Now that the spooky season is behind us, all attention is focused on the forthcoming holiday season. For some of you, it’s never too early to get in the Christmas spirit; if that’s the case, consider heading over to “The Shed” at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, for some live performances of holiday tunes.

It’s being billed as “Homegrown for the Holidays,” a fundraising effort for Knox Area Rescue Ministries being organized by WFIV-FM, i105’s “Homegrown” show, hosted by Joe Stutler. Joe’s a big believer in the local music scene, and “Homegrown” — which broadcasts every week from The Disc Exchange in Knoxville — showcases local talent. “Homegrown for the Holidays” will feature 12 local acts recording Christmas songs for the CD. Here’s the lineup, according to the website:

Some of the artists won’t be able to attend Saturday’s event, so their sessions are being recorded at “The Shed” this week. However, for the general public, it’s free to attend, and the artists performing on Saturday include The Dirty Guv’nahs, Hudson K, Medford’s Black Record Collection, Taylor Corum, Kevin Hyfantis, Kimber Cleveland and Travis Singleton. After their song is recorded, each band will play a short set.

The CD will be sold for $10 when it’s completed, or you can pre-order it for $5 at Saturday’s concert.