Street Closures for Rhythm N' Blooms, 5K Races, Easter Egg Hunt

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Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Street Closures for Rhythm N' Blooms, 5K Races, Easter Egg Hunt

Posted: 04/07/2017
Rhythm N' BLooms FestThis weekend’s Rhythm N' Blooms music festival will boast dozens of musical performances on eight stages in and around Knoxville’s Old City.
But that’s not the only big event happening this weekend. Two Saturday 5K races are also planned, and children will be hunting Easter eggs downtown at midday Sunday.

To accommodate these weekend events, motorists should anticipate some street closures. These include:

Rhythm N' Blooms – Friday, April 7, through Sunday, April 9

• Jackson Avenue is closed between Morgan and Humes streets, starting at 10 a.m. today (Friday, April 7). The street will reopen at 11 p.m. Sunday, April 9.
• Patton Street is closed between Jackson Avenue and Willow Street from 10 a.m. today (Friday, April 7) until 11 p.m. Sunday, April 9.
• Three temporary no-parking zones are in place, and will remain in place throughout the weekend. The locations are: the south Old City parking lot (between Jackson, Willow and Patton); the north Old City parking lot (at Morgan Street and Jackson); and a section of Jackson Avenue between Morgan and Humes.

Learn more about the festival at

Color Me Rad 5K – Saturday, April 8

• Anticipate rolling street closures along the 5K route, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday: Howard Baker Jr. Avenue, left onto Hill Avenue, left onto Harriet Tubman Street, left onto McCalla Avenue; left onto Willow Avenue; left onto Central Street; right onto Cumberland Avenue; left onto State Street; left onto Hill; left onto Hall of Fame Drive; right onto Howard Baker. 

Youth Metro Drug Coalition 5K – Saturday, April 8

• Race starts at 10 a.m. Saturday. There will be rolling closures on Cherokee Boulevard in Sequoyah Hills between Iskagna and Scenic drives.

First Baptist Church’s Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday, April 9

• Walnut Street downtown will be closed between Hill Avenue and Main Street, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday.
• Main Street will be closed between Locust and Walnut streets, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday.