Rossini Festival International Street Fair

As one of the Southeast’s most alluring cultural attractions, Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival International Street Fair brings a taste of Europe to East Tennessee by celebrating the color, fun, and excitement of opera and international culture. This extraordinary event also presents a golden opportunity to attend one of the Knoxville Opera’s professional productions.

Combining a vibrant International Street Fair with world class opera performances, art and craft exhibitions, and a wide variety of other events, the Rossini Festival transforms downtown Knoxville’s Gay Street into a colorful International festival. The festival features four stages with a range of entertainment options, an upscale artisan’s market, the smells and tastes of wonderful foods and beverages, and a special children’s area on Market Square, complete with fun entertainment and games.


Vendor Applications

Downloadable applications to vend food/beverage, artisan, or exhibit for the 2016 Rossini Festival are below. Note that these are “fillable” pdf documents which you can conveniently fill out and return from your computer (or print them out and mail them if you wish). We look forward to welcoming all valued vendors and artisans this year!

2017 – ROSSINI Food Vendor Application available soon!
2017 – ROSSINI Artisan Application available soon!
2017 – ROSSINI Exhibit Sponsor Application available soon!


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Knoxville Opera’s 2017
Rossini Festival
International Street Fair

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Downtown Knoxville

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Featuring SoulFul Sounds Revue at the Pilot Flying J main stage in Krutch Park Extension from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm.  Specializing as an R&B, Soul, and Funk variety band, Soulful Sounds Revue & the K-Town Rhythm Section featuring Lee Willis “Mr. Excitement” is an R&B cover band. performing R&B and soul music by such greats as Jackie Wilson, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, Sam Cooke, The Temptations, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Etta James & many more that will be sure to get your feet movin’ & groovin’!!  All entertainment and admission to the Rossini Festival is free!

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