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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.

Jill Andrews full-length lands June 7

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Just in time for her performance next weekend at downtown Knoxville’s Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival comes word of the forthcoming debut album by former everybodyfields chanteuse Jill Andrews. According to Big Hassle Publicity, it’s titled “The Mirror,” and it was recorded with Scott Solter (Superchunk, The Crooked Jades) in North Carolina and Neilson Hubbard (Glen Phillips, Matthew Perryman Jones) in Nashville.

According to the press release, the record “nudges Andrews’ folksy roots into an effortless, classic-pop sensibility and keen eye for human drama.  Her clear, lovely voice sounds more adventurous than ever, and on tunes like the album’s title track, her words are wrapped in shimmering piano lines and a collage of background harmonies. But beneath many of the songs’ bright shells lies plenty of the tough, true words that have become a hallmark of Andrews’ career.”

Andrews funded much of the album through a successful Kickstarter campaign, which raised more than $13,000 to cover the production costs. Over on her website, she’s offering a free download of the title track.

She’ll perform at 7:15 p.m. Friday, April 1, at The Square Room, 4 Market Square in downtown Knoxville, as part of Rhythm N’ Blooms. Tickets to the festival are $40 for a weekend pass/$20 for a day pass.

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March 24th, 2011 at 8:51 am