Planning for the Weekend and Beyond

It’s the weekend! Here’s a way to celebrate: Check out the beginning of the Sites and Sounds from Big Ears┬áseries starting tonight. The series will take you to some of the best sites Knoxville has to offer, as well as highlighting excellent local music or music from further afield. Tonights site is the beautiful Bijou […]

Inaugural Big Ears Festival Streaming Series Begins with R.B. Morris and Band on August 21

For many of us who passionately love music, one of the greatest losses of the current era is the loss of live music. Being in the presence of live musicians, watching the interplay between band members and being moved by a brilliant solo or incisive lyric is something we live for. One of the first […]

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 […]