An International Cultural Gathering

The Big Ears Festival is a dynamic, interactive experience that explores connections between musicians and artists, crossing all musical genres while interfacing with film, performance and the visual arts.

Big Ears introduces passionate fans and receptive audiences to new and exciting concerts, performances, workshops, and discussions. The goal is to entertain, excite, provoke and inspire the creative spirit in all who attend. This year’s lineup is an adventurous musical feast. Dive in — tickets are on sale now!

In 2017, we look forward to continuing our partnership with The Public Cinema. Known for their dedication to screening contemporary international and American cinema for Knoxville audiences, we’ll collaborate on curating a lineup of screenings and other cinematic events. Rock Fish Stew will also return to Big Ears as part of their ongoing collaboration and documentation of the festival through their Big Ears Film.

Big Ears is proud to once again partner with the Joy of Music School and Community School of the Arts to bring special opportunities to underprivileged and at-risk youth in the Knoxville area during the festival weekend. The festival will be supporting the mission of these groups by coordinating hands-on musical experiences for the students throughout the weekend, in addition to providing a cash donation from each ticket sold to the event.

 

Big Ears introduces passionate fans and receptive audiences to new and exciting concerts, performances, workshops, and discussions. The goal is to entertain, excite, provoke and inspire the creative spirit in all who attend. This year’s lineup is an adventurous musical feast. Dive in — tickets are on sale now!

In 2017, we look forward to continuing our partnership with The Public Cinema. Known for their dedication to screening contemporary international and American cinema for Knoxville audiences, we’ll collaborate on curating a lineup of screenings and other cinematic events. Rock Fish Stew will also return to Big Ears as part of their ongoing collaboration and documentation of the festival through their Big Ears Film.

Big Ears is proud to once again partner with the Joy of Music School and Community School of the Arts to bring special opportunities to underprivileged and at-risk youth in the Knoxville area during the festival weekend. The festival will be supporting the mission of these groups by coordinating hands-on musical experiences for the students throughout the weekend, in addition to providing a cash donation from each ticket sold to the event.