KNOXVILLE, TN – Feb. 4, 2020 – The New Respects, David Francisco, and Josh Lovelace of NEEDTOBREATHE have been added to the lineup for the inaugural Southern Skies Music Festival, curated by hometown favorites The Dirty Guv’nahs, taking place May 16 in World’s Fair Park.
Additional performances will include Ben Rector, The Dirty Guv’nahs, Elenowen, Sawyer, Electric Darling, and Carly Bannister. After the event, the party will move to the Old City for an After Party featuring a Tribute to the Lady Legends of Country Music at Barley’s Taproom.
Featured in Rolling Stone as one of “10 New Artists You Need to Know,” The New Respects fall into a genre all their own, meshing pop, soul, and rock & roll with acoustic tones.
Singer/songwriter, music producer and author David Francisco made his first national appearance on the 2018 American Idol season. He has appeared on ELLEN, USA Today, Huffington Post, CBS and many others.
Josh Lovelace, member of the Grammy-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE, will perform songs from his second family album Growing Up.
Beyond the music, attendees will be able to enjoy food trucks, a Maker Market, specialty cocktails/beer/wine and more.
Festival passes are on sale now at www.southernskiesmusicfestival.com. Tier 2 prices are $45 while supplies last. VIP tickets are $150 and include access to a premium viewing area, hangout space with private bars and restrooms, festival merchandise and more.
Southern Skies Music Festival 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 works 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.
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.
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