Rhythm N’ Blooms announces 2016 lineup

Rhythm N’ Blooms music festival has been showcasing local and national recording artists since 2010. This year’s festival will take place April 8 to April 10.

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Knoxville’s biggest music festival, Rhythm N’ Blooms, has announced its 2016 lineup.

This year’s headliners include Mutemath and Grammy nominated band The Mavericks.

Mutemath draws influence from psychedelic rock and soul, while The Mavericks combine Latin music with country and rockabilly, a style of music that combines country with rock and roll.

Chyna Brackeen, president of Attack Monkey Productions and co-producer of Rhythm N’ Blooms, said each year’s festival lineups are always being created.

“There are bands that are playing this year that I’ve been trying to get for years but the timing just hasn’t worked out, and I have a long list of bands I’m interested in booking,” Brackeen said. “There are always more bands than slots available, so my list just keeps growing.”

Brackeen said lineups become more diverse each year but the one thing all the bands have in common is that they put on a great live show.

“I’m also always looking for great local bands,” Brackeen said. “We have a really strong local music scene here and it deserves to be showcased.”

Rhythm N’ Blooms has been working together with Dogwood Arts since 2010 and has been steadily growing in popularity. The festival focuses on not just the music, but also on Knoxville.

“We really love showing off this community and especially being able to shine a light on areas that don’t get as much attention as they should, like the Knoxville Botanical Garden and now the Old City,” Brackeen said.

She wants people to fall in love with Knoxville and discover their new favorite band.

The festival will begin on April 8 and run though April 10. Rhythm N’ Blooms is accepting volunteers. Those who work the festival can earn free tickets.

For more information about volunteering, tickets and the full lineup, visit Rhythm N’ Bloom’s official website.

Featured image courtesy of Katharine Torbett

Edited by Hannah Hunnicutt

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