Major Announcement from Big Ears: Patti Smith and Band

The Big Ears Festival, which will be held March 26-29, 2020 in downtown Knoxville, has announced additional artists to the lineup. The announcement includes one of the most surprising and exciting ever for the festival, and that is a very high bar. It’s hard to exaggerate the impact Patti Smith has had on popular culture […]

Partial Big Ears 2020 Lineup Announced

It’s a seems like a long time until the 2020 Big Ears Festival returns to the streets of downtown Knoxville. At just over five months, however, it’s not too early to mark March 26-29 on your calendar. Last year’s 10th anniversary festival sold out, and there is every reason to believe this year will be […]

OneBeat Comes to Knoxville Next Week: Not to Be Missed

You might be forgiven if scenes around the city next week put you in mind of Big Ears. Big Ears is partnering with OneBeat for a series of events around the city that promise to be fresh and exciting. Each fall, OneBeat brings musicians from around the world to join together in a creative union, […]

Artist Mark Carson English Shares His Artistic Vision with Knoxville and Big Ears

Mark Carson English, an artist of international caliber, has returned to Knoxville after a circuitous journey that leaves him questioning if he has a home, though this is clearly his hometown an he’s quite fond of it. Born in McMinnville, his father, who was a banker, brought the family to Knoxville when Mark was very […]

Artist Kara Lockmiller Responds to Big Ears

Area artists and others are responding to the all-encompassing presence of Big Ears in downtown Knoxville. Most notably, Funny Ears Fringe Festival has been running for several years, now, at Preservation Pub and Scruffy City Hall. But other artists not directly a part of the festival are also getting involved. Today we’ll look at Kara […]