Big Ears Announces New Managing Director, Carpetbag Theatre Announces New Executive Director

As of this weekend, the Big Ears Festival (March 26 – 29) added Aaron Greenwald as Managing Director. Expected to play a large role in the “evolution and growth of the festival,” Greenwald brings years of experience to the task. Previously the Executive Director of Duke Performances, the professional performing arts presenter at Duke University, […]

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 […]