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KEVA at Dogwood Arts Festival
Knoxville, TN
Apr 29-30, 2023

Days: April 29-30, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm EDT
Location: Tennessee Amphitheater
974 Worlds Fair Park dr
Knoxville, TN 37902
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

We were invited to be an official part of the Dogwood Arts Festival that is widely advertised all over the region. We setup our exhibit near the amphitheater that had performances going on all day Saturday and a craft fair on Sunday. We were able to have 3 vehicles there on Saturday, Ford Lightning, Kia EV6, and Nissan Ariya, and on Sunday we had the Lightning and Ariya. We learned there are a lot of Nissan fans that only buy Nissan so Ariya has a great market and a lot of people enjoyed seeing both vehicles. The festival got 11,000 attendees on the Saturday and 5,000 on the Sunday. But we also so a lot of interest from the artist and employees of the fair grounds. We were able to borrow the Nissan Ariya from our local Twin City Nissan so we want to give them credit for helping us out. The Ford Lightning was provided by Drive Electric Tennessee and their Rural Reimagine Project. That project aims to loan an EV to people for a week to see how they can use an EV. They got 23 signups for their program. We would also like to think all our EV volunteers from KEVA that helped make this event possible. We hope to do the event again next year. 

photo by: Eric Cardwell
People browsing our exhibit at Dogwood Arts Festival. White Nissan Ariya, Black Ford Lightning, Blue Kia EV6.

Event Description


Saturday April 29th from 10-7pm and Sunday April 30th 10-5pm. 

We were invited to be an official part of the expanded Dogwood Arts Festival this year, but we will only have room for two vehicles. We will be displaying Drive Electric Tennessee's new F-150 Lightning and a KEVA members Kia EV6 on Saturday. The Lightning will be back on Sunday to join a new Nissan Ariya. Come see these new EVs! Come check out or display of information about all the EVs on the market, which EVs can get the new tax credit, and the various home charging options available.  If you have signed up to exhibit at this event, please check for email communication from us. We need EV owners to volunteer to talk to the public and answer questions about owning an EV. This event gets 10,000+ people a day so we can reach a lot of the public. 

Check out our other events happening in the area in April

We will be located next to the Tennessee Amphitheater stage on the side close to the Clinch Ave bridge.

Please plan to check out our EV exhibit and the rest of the festival. 

To learn more about the fantastic Dogwood Arts Festival, check our their page here 

Don't forget to sign up for our huge September event for National Drive Electric Week where everyone is invited!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 15 attendees registered.

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