Forecastle Daily Lineups + Tickets Coming Next Week


Forecastle daily lineups are coming your way Tuesday, February 6, with daily tickets on sale Thursday, February 8 at 10am ET! Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or the whole weekend? Take your pick and join us on the Waterfront July 13-15 for three days of killer music, mouthwatering local eats, a boatload of Kentucky bourbon, and so much more!

Big Ears Film Programming Curated by The Public Cinema


The Public Cinema has curated a stellar lineup of film programming for Big Ears 2018, featuring 16+ feature films and 50+ shorts, plus visiting artists, curators, and installations. Check the programming angles below: 

Visiting Artist Lewis Khlar

Big Ears will host LEWIS KLAHR and present a multi-program selection of his films, including an installation at the UT Downtown Gallery. Named one of the greatest avant-garde filmmakers working today by Film Comment, Lewis Klahr has been making films since 1977. He is known for his uniquely idiosyncratic films, which use found images and sound to explore the intersection of memory and history. 

A Sense of Place: A Retrospective of American Regional Cinema, 1960-1989

Collecting ten films made over a thirty-year span, this retrospective will survey groundbreaking films by artists living and working outside the commercial film production centers of Los Angeles and New York. Featured filmmakers include major auteurs like Pittsburgh’s George A. Romero, Baltimore’s John Waters, and Portland’s Gus Van Sant. Also included are genre films with a deep sense of place (like Victor Nunez’s A Flash of Green), formally adventurous works like Trent Harris’ The Beaver Trilogy, and seminal films like Eagle Pennell’s The Whole Shootin’ Match, which inspired Robert Redford to launch the Sundance Institute. John Waters’ Polyester will be screened with scratch-n-sniff Odorama! cards. 

Canyon Cinema at 50

In celebration of 50 years since CANYON CINEMA’s incorporation, we will present three shorts programs – 36 films running 270 minutes – selected by noted avant-garde film programmer David Dinnell. Canyon Cinema’s unique collection of artist-made films – comprised of digital media, 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, and 35mm prints – traces the vital history of the experimental and avant-garde filmmaking movements from 1921 to the present. 

Stereo Visions: A Survey of 3D Cinema

A survey of 3D cinema — Stereo Visions will encompass and demonstrate the full visual and affective capacities of our favorite on-again/off-again format.  From Norman McLaren to Johnny Knoxville (imagine Jackass in 3D!), Ken Jacobs to Alfred HitchcockLillian M. Schwartz to Jodie Mack, the filmmakers showcased here have been unpacking the creative potential of 3D image-making for decades, with each representing unique incarnations, moments, and impulses. Stereo Visions has been curated in collaboration with Blake Williams, whose acclaimed new 3D feature, PROTOTYPE, will be a centerpiece of the program.

Stay tuned for a full list of The Public Cinema’s film programming included in each retrospective as it gets closer to March!

Big Ears Reveals Daily Lineups & Artist Additions!


Knoxville’s Big Ears Festival has revealed new artists and performances, along with the rundown of the daily lineups! Artist additions include R&B singer, songwriter, rapper and bassist extraordinaire Meshell Ndegeocello; violinist Johnny Gandelsman; a duo performance by Swedish saxophone powerhouse Mats Gustafsson Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet); and more. Weekend passes – including premier and VIP options – are on sale now, with daily passes on sale Wednesday, January 24, at 10am ET. Click here to see the daily artist lineup.


Forecastle + Sloss Passes ON SALE NOW!


Forecastle GA, Yacht Club, and VIP weekend passes are available NOW, plus Payment Plans for all three ticket types! Bourbon lovers can also lock in a Bourbon Lodge™ membership to enjoy a full lineup of Bourbon offerings, culinary experiences, talks, and more. Check the full details including newly-revamped 2018 amenities here!

GA, Iron, VIP, and Boss two-day passes and Payment Plans are available now to Birmingham’s Sloss Fest! Don’t miss your chance to witness 44 bands on four stages plus craft beer and creative cocktails, arts and crafts, live iron pouring demonstrations, and so much more. Take a look at this year’s ticket options here!