Rossini Festival – Knoxville
April 28, 2012 @ 3:00 pm – April 29, 2012 @ 1:00 am
The Knoxville Opera’s popular Rossini Festival will be held from 11:00am – 9:00pm on Saturday, April 28, covering 12 blocks of downtown Gay Street and the Market Square District.
The Street Fair features mouthwatering foods and beverages, an upscale artisan’s market, live music, dance and new this year, wine tasting in the Chez Liberty/Constellation Brands Wine Experience tent.
Attendees will enjoy entertainment from over 30 local and regional dance, musical and arts groups on four outdoor stages on Gay Street and Market Square.
This is the only Rossini Festival in the U.S. and one of only two in the world, the other of which takes place in Rossini’s birthplace of Pesaro, Italy. Knoxville’s event is a celebration of the performing, visual and culinary arts with an emphasis on opera and International culture featuring a full day of live entertainment with over 800 entertainers, and a multitude of artisans showcasing superior traditions of the Southeast’s finest craftsmanship and a family-friendly KidsZone of engaging activities on Market Square.