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Rhythm N' Blooms Music Festival lineup announced

KNOXVILLE -– The music lineup for the 2012 Rhythm N' Blooms music festival was announced by Dogwood Arts officials today.

"We're thrilled to present a variety of talented, up-and-coming and beloved artists in Knoxville this spring for a weekend of music and celebration," said Lisa Duncan, Dogwood Arts executive director. "We're grateful to our presenting sponsors, Cherokee Distributing Company and Pilot Flying J, for sponsoring this year's Rhythm N' Blooms music festival and making it possible to showcase talent like this in Knoxville for the community's enjoyment. We encourage everyone to check out what Dogwood has to offer in 2012; visit our website and stop by your local Pilot Food Mart to purchase Rhythm N' Blooms tickets."

Rhythm N' Blooms, a celebration of American Roots music programmed by Attack Monkey Productions, will be featuring a variety of locally-revered and nationally-renowned artists. This year's music festival is set for April 20-22, and concerts are held at venues throughout downtown Knoxville.

Rhythm N' Blooms will be headlined by Amos Lee and Citizen Cope (solo/acoustic).

rhythm n blooms sponsors
Pilot Flying J and Cherokee Distributing Company presented $25,000 checks to Dogwood Arts for their sponsorship at a news conference today at the Pilot Food Mart on Middlebrook Pike.

Other 2012 featured performers are: The Black Lillies, Darrell Scott, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Jake Shimabukuro, Big Sam's Funky Nation, The Boxer Rebellion, Chris Knight, Langhorne Slim (Solo), Hoots & Hellmouth, Chris Brubeck, David Wax Museum, Sam Quinn and Taiwan Twin, Danny Barnes & Tony Furtado, Alice Smith, Paleface, YARN, Kris Delmhorst, Mandolin Orange, Cheyenne Marie Mize, The Ragbirds, King Super and the Excellents, Spirit Family Reunion, Angel Snow, Kevin Abernathy Band, Jeff Barbra & Sarah Pirkle, Josh Oliver, Jamie Cook, Canon Blue, Katie Powderly, Lydia Salnikova, Farewell Milwaukee, Fort Atlantic, The Winter Sounds, Seedy Seeds, Annabelle's Curse, and more.

Tickets for the Rhythm N' Blooms music festival are available for purchase at all Knoxville-area Pilot Food Marts. At Pilot stores, community members can also purchase Dogwood Arts Festival commemorative coffee travel mugs to benefit the organization.

Cherokee Distributing Company is the Official Beer Sponsor of Dogwood Arts, and one of Cherokee's premium brands, Leinenkugel Summer Shandy, will be the featured beer of the 2012 festivities.

Dogwood Arts officials also revealed a new logo and website for the event. The festival website, which features the music lineup and schedule, ticket purchasing information, artist bios and more, can be found at

Published February 13, 2012

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