Rhythm N’ Blooms Unlikely to Happen Next Year (Or Ever?)

You may have seen this reported in Compass (subscribe if you haven’t), or elsewhere, but because it is significant news for downtown, I wanted to mention it in this space: At least a temporary end has been declared for the Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival. Last Friday afternoon, Dogwood Arts issued a statement regarding the […]

Attack Monkey Productions, LLC Responds to Dogwood Arts in Rhythm N’ Blooms Countersuit

As expected, the recent injunction filed by Dogwood Arts against Attack Monkey Productions did not go without legal response. A countersuit was filed late last week in Knox County Chancery Court responding to the previous filing and detailing the disagreements between the parties. As first reported here, Dogwood Arts, stating that the relationship between the […]

Rhythm n Blooms 2019: The Look Back

A wonderful edition of the annual Rhythm n Blooms, presented by Dogwood Arts and Attack Monkey Productions, has come and gone leaving festival goers exhausted and, hopefully, with a satisfying fill of their music craving for a while. By many measures this was the most successful in the run, with the first sell-out in its […]

Annual Art in Public Spaces Sculptures Positioned Downtown

Each spring in east Tennessee we are privy to a beautiful transformation. Daffodils spring up, soon we enjoy the Redbuds, followed by the Dogwoods. Sure, we have our share (or more) of pollen accompanying each shift in foliage, but the beauty offsets the pain. In the midst of the natural transformation, we have a man-made […]

Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk 2019

Well, that was big. The entire weekend seemed to carry massive crowds, starting with First Friday, then the Chalk Walk and great weather on Saturday, followed by a Sunday night with sidewalks on Gay Street crowded enough to be difficult navigating. The center of it all was the eleventh annual Chalk Walk. The growth of […]