We are forever grateful to our Big Ears fans, volunteers, artists, and partners who made the 2017 festival truly unforgettable. It was remarkable to see the streets of downtown Knoxville overflowing with creatives and concert-goers from all over the world for four magical days.
From the 100+ spellbinding live performances to various rare film screenings, fascinating artist discussions to explorations of poetry and literature, inspired art exhibitions and installations to surprise secret shows and pop-ups, this weekend was filled to the brim with unique Big Ears experiences.
Defying genres and expectations, our carefully-curated 2017 festival was a dream — all thanks to the hard work of so many people for whom we are endlessly appreciative. We’re already gearing up for Big Ears 2018, which will return March 22-25, so look out for updates coming soon!
Until then, relive some of the magic with photos from each day of the festival below.