Pre-sales: Erick Baker, The Avett Brothers, Dr. Dog, & More!

10/16/2019

Greensky Bluegrass

With Ghost Light

February 5 • Knoxville, TN
The Mill & Mine
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Dr. Dog: Winter 2020 Tour

February 7 • Nashville, TN
Marathon Music Works
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Lauren Alaina – US 101’s Concert For A Cause

With Filmore

February 7 • Chattanooga, TN
The Signal
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Erick Baker

February 14 • Knoxville, TN
Bijou Theatre
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February 15 • Knoxville, TN
Bijou Theatre
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WDVX presents Earls of Leicester featuring Jerry Douglas

With Twisted Pine

February 16 • Knoxville, TN
Bijou Theatre
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Brian Regan

March 22 • Knoxville, TN
Tennessee Theatre
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The Avett Brothers

October 27 • Knoxville, TN with Trampled By Turtles
Thompson Boling Arena
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October 31 • Greenville, SC
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
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November 23 • Augusta, GA
James Brown Arena
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April 2 • Macon, GA
Macon Coliseum
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April 3 • N. Charleston, SC
North Charleston Coliseum
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Yacht Rock Revue

April 19  • Asheville, NC
The Orange Peel
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May 15 • Chattanooga, TN
The Signal
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Secure Your Spot At Big Ears 2020 Today!

10/10/2019

The first round of artists for Big Ears 2020 have been revealed and tickets are on sale now!

Don’t miss a weekend of 100 + performances shaping the sound of modern music, plus installations, exhibitions, surprise collaborations, and unexpected connections March 26-29 in Downtown Knoxville, TN.

Whether you’re looking to skim the surface or fully immerse yourself into the full Big Ears experience, there’s a ticket for everyone. Explore your ticket options and secure your spot today!


The First Round Of Big Ears Festival 2020 Artists Revealed!

10/8/2019

 

We’re excited to announce the first round of artists slated to join us for Big Ears 2020.

A few of the many highlights include:
BRAXTON75.  A celebration of composer/saxophonist and musical iconoclast Anthony Braxton’s 75th year featuring a rare solo performance, his Diamond Curtain Wall Trio, and the world premiere of the Thunder Music Ensemble.

TERRY RILEY at 85.  A celebration of the minimalist guru’s 85th year on the planet, featuring a duo with Gyan Riley, a solo organ performance on the new St. John’s Cathedral pipe organ, and more.

MEREDITH MONK with BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS. The amazing Meredith Monk returns to Big Ears with BOAC for the full concert premiere of their collaborative work, Memory Game.

       

JOHN PAUL JONES & ANSSI KARTTUNEN: Sons of Chipotle. The legendary Led Zeppelin bassist gathers no moss as he continues his musical explorations and collaborations. This finds him in the company of the renowned Finnish classical cellist in their North American concert debut.

KIM GORDON • STEVE GUNN • BILL NACE • JOHN TRUSCINSKI: Sound for Andy Warhol’s KISS. Rock icon Gordon returns to Big Ears with her Body/Head collaborator, joined by two other Big Ears alums to create the soundtrack to Warhol’s iconic film.

JOE HENRY’S 115th Dream, featuring Jason Moran and Marc Ribot, with Jay Bellerose, David Piltch, and Levon Henry. Big Ears asked the great singer/ songwriter / producer Joe Henry to put together a special “dream band” for the festival. This is it.

JASON MORAN & THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS: All around Renaissance man Jason Moran is bringing this large ensemble to pay tribute to the legendary ragtime innovator, Jame . s Reese Europe.

       

CAROLINE SHAW with SŌ PERCUSSION: The 2013 Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Shaw finally comes to Big Ears to present some of her extraordinary work, including this collaboration with the percussion wizards of SŌ.

NATHALIE JOACHIM with Spektral Quartet:  Fanm D’ayiti (Women of Haiti). Flutist / singer Joachim, who first appeared at Big Ears with eighth blackbird, returns with an extraordinary tribute to the women of her native Haiti, easily one of the most fabulous new works of this or any year.

• Iceland’s alternative rock legends MÚM will make a rare US appearance, celebrating 20 years since Yesterday Was Dramatic—Today is OK.

TINDERSTICKS will perform their first US concert in many years in the wake of a long awaited, brand new recording.

• Denmark’s Efterklang return to the US for the first time in many years, also with new music.

• After his astonishing performances at last year’s Big Ears with both Sons of Kemet and the Comet Is Coming, saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings will return with a third group, The Ancestors.

• German free-jazz titan Peter Brötzmann will make his Big Ears debut, playing solo in celebration of a new recording and revisiting his duo with the amazing drummer Andrew Cyrille,a highlight of this year’s Vision Festival in NYC.

• There’s more adventurous new jazz from bands led by Joshua Abrams, Jaimie Branch, Myra Melford, Jeff Parker, and Dan Weiss.

       

• Psychedelic desert rock from Mdou Moctar, Haitian voodoo blues from Moonlight Benjamin, new adventures in electronic music with Caterina Barbieri and Sarah Davachi; Can’s legendary singer Damo Suzuki, plus exciting new sounds from the Egyptian underground from Maurice Louca and Nadah El Shazly, the wild, uncategorizable, freewheeling rock of 75 Dollar Bill

There are so many other great artists performing at the festival this year. Be sure to visit bigearsfestival.org to learn more about them all.

Additional artists and performances will be announced in the coming weeks, along with information about the film and literary programs, talks and discussions, and other facets of the Big Ears experience.

Tickets for Big Ears will be available beginning Thursday, October 10, at 12:00pm EST and are available here.

For information and ticketing, please go to bigearsfestival.org


Pre-sales: Indigo Girls, Heather McMahan, Matt Kearney, & More!

10/7/2019

Heather McMahan: The Farewell Tour

November 23 • Chattanooga, TN
Walker Theatre
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November 24 • Knoxville, TN
Bijou Theatre
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Citizen Cope

January 15 • Knoxville, TN
Bijou Theatre
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January 21 • Chattanooga, TN
Walker Theatre
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Lightning 100 Presents – Colony House: Cannery Row Takeover. 3 Rooms. 3 Records. 1 Night.

January 25 • Nashville, TN
Cannery Ballroom, Mercy Lounge, and Cannery Ballroom
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Tickets are available as a 3-show pack (The High Watt, Mercy Lounge, and Cannery Ballroom), a 2-show pack (Mercy Lounge and Cannery Ballroom) or a 1-show ticket (Cannery Ballroom)

Indigo Girls

January 28 • Asheville, NC – Tickets on sale Friday at 12 PM ET!
The Orange Peel
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January 29 • Chattanooga, TN
Walker Theatre
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ABBA The Concert

February 21 • N. Charleston, SC
North Charleston PAC
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February 22 • Charlotte, NC
Ovens Auditorium
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Mat Kearney City of Black and White Revisited Acoustic Tour

October 27 • Knoxville, TN with Eli Teplin – SOLD OUT!
Bijou Theatre
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February 11 • Chattanooga, TN
Walker Theatre
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