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Southern Skies Music Festival

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World's Fair Park Performance Lawn

525 Henley St

Knoxville, TN 37902

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Knoxville's newest music festival featuring Ben Rector, The Dirty Guv'nahs and many more in World's Fair Park on Saturday, May 16th.

About this Event

The inaugural Southern Skies Music Festival, curated by hometown favorites The Dirty Guv’nahs, comes to World’s Fair Park in Knoxville, TN on May 16, 2020. The one-day event will feature seven musical acts across two stages, food trucks, craft beer, wine, specialty cocktails, a Maker Market, and more.

In addition to The Dirty Guv’nahs, the music lineup includes headliner Ben Rector, Elenowen, Sawyer, Electric Darling, Carly Bannister, and one more surprise guest to be announced soon. Schedule coming soon!

Southern Skies is produced by Dogwood Arts and is the newest addition to their music programming, which includes Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival, Open Mic Nights in the Dogwood Gallery, and musical entertainment at the Dogwood Arts Festival. Dogwood Arts is working with Born & Raised Productions, the Knoxville-based music production company behind Sunset on Central, the Outpost, and Silent Disco Knox on this year’s festival.

For more information, visit www.southernskiesmusicfestival.com, and follow on Facebook, Twitter @southernskiesfest_, and Instagram @southernskiesfest.

Dogwood Arts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission to promote and celebrate our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty.

Festival General Information

What are the festival dates and hours?

Saturday, May 16th: 2PM-10PM

Box Office (on-site): 12PM

Gates: 2PM

Where is Southern Skies held?

Southern Skies is held on the Performance Lawn at World’s Fair Park (963 Worlds Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916). Find out more about World’s Fair Park HERE.

Can I purchase a VIP package?

Yes, however a very limited quantity are available. All VIP’s will receive:

  • Priority entrance lane into the festival
  • Access to main stage VIP viewing areas located to the side and front of stage, featuring prime viewing and private bar
  • Exclusive hang area with comfortable seating
  • Air conditioned restrooms
  • Dedicated VIP bar
  • Commemorative gift package

Each attendee will be required to exchange his or her ticket for a festival wristband upon arriving at the event. You can retrieve your wristband at the Box Office on the festival footprint. Please read through our ticket policy for more info.

What can I bring?

Make sure you are fully prepared for Southern Skies. Feel free to bring the following items with you:

  • Sun block
  • Blankets, sheets, and towels
  • Point-and-shoot cameras
  • Small backpacks and purses and empty hydration bladder packs. Large backpacks, book bags, or any bag that is not clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC, and over 12”x6”x12” in size will not be allowed.
  • Empty water bottle (free, filtered water provided to all patrons.)
  • 1 sealed bottle of water
  • REMEMBER: All travelers and their belongings are subject to search and prohibited items will be removed at the discretion of the front gate and security staff.

What should I leave at home?

We make every effort to provide an environment where all festival goers can fully enjoy their time at Southern Skies. With that in mind, kindly leave these items at home:

  • Weapons
  • Large backpacks, book bags, or any bag that is not clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC, and over 12”x6”x12” in size will not be allowed.
  • Food and Drink
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal substances of any kind
  • Umbrellas
  • Coolers
  • Lawn chairs or picnic baskets
  • Lasers
  • Glow sticks
  • Stickers
  • Silly String
  • Confetti
  • Glitter
  • Spray Paint
  • Glass Containers and Metal Aerosol Cans, including Sunscreen in Aerosol Cans
  • Detachable lens cameras
  • Recording devices of any kind including professional recording equipment, GoPros, audio recording equipment, and video recording equipment
  • No unauthorized vendors will be permitted
  • No solicitations, handbills, sampling, give-aways, etc.
  • Remote-controlled vehicles or aircrafts, including drones

REMEMBER: All travelers and their belongings are subject to search and prohibited items will be removed at the discretion of the front gate staff. These items are subject to change at anytime and at the discretion of the front gate and security staff.

Are passes required for children?

Children age 10 and under will be admitted free of charge.  All children 11 and over will require a festival pass. VIP passes will be required in the VIP area for patrons 2 and older.

Is there parking?

Yes.  Downtown Knoxville has 38 parking lots and garages – many with free weeknights and weekends. You can explore all of the options and find a spot closest to World’s Fair Park here:  http://www.parkdowntownknoxville.com

Is there public transportation?

Yes. Downtown Knoxville is serviced by a wonderful trolley system. You can find the route map and additional public transportation information here.

Where can I stay?

The Official Hotel of Dogwood Arts is the Crowne Plaza.  For a complete list of area lodging and info, please visit www.visitknoxville.com

How can I volunteer?

Volunteer information and registration link coming soon!

Can my band play Southern Skies?

Booking has closed for the 2020 festival.

Will there be food and drinks available?

We will have several food trucks set up along our footprint, along with multiple bars serving beer, wine, and cocktails. There are also a number of restaurants around downtown for any size budget. For a list of downtown Knoxville eateries, please see visitknoxville.com

Should I bring my own seats?

Please refrain from bringing large outdoor chairs, as we want everyone to be able to see all the great performers on stage!

Can I bring pets?

Pets, with the exception of service animals, are not allowed on the performance lawn.  

Information will be updated frequently, so check back here, but if you have further questions or you feel information is missing, please email tickets@southernskiesmusicfestival.com or give us a call at [865] 637.4561.  Thanks - see you in May!

Southern Skies Ticket Policy: http://southernskiesmusicfestival.com/ticket-policy

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525 Henley St

Knoxville, TN 37902

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