A Big Loud Thank You From Big Ears

Words cannot begin to express the love and appreciation we have for everyone – the artists, the audiences, our collaborators, and the tireless festival and venue staff and volunteers – who came together to make this year’s festival such an incomparable and mind-blowing experience. You’re the best!

In the coming days, we’ll be sharing some of the reviews and feedback from this years festival.  We’ll also be asking you to share your thoughts and ideas about your festival experience to help us better plan for next year.

Speaking of next year, the dates for Big Ears 2020 will be announced in a few weeks, and we’ll start announcing the program for 2020  in the fall of 2019!

As we begin to plan, we hope that you’ll reflect on your Big Ears experience and help to keep us moving forward. We finished our first full year as a nonprofit in 2017, with the core mission of bringing artists and audiences together to create and share transformative creative experiences. Big Ears is made possible by the generous support of foundations, sponsors, and the strong community of individual donors who believe in our work. We hope you’ll consider joining this group of supporters by making a tax-deductible gift, which will enable us to continue to offer extraordinary programming and opportunities  as well as provide special benefits during the 2020 festival. Learn more about our Friends of the Festival benefits program here. 

Thanks for being a part of our dream. Stay in touch!

The Big Ears Festival team

Knoxville, TN · USA



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