Invest in Big Ears

Big Ears is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is carried out by a dedicated staff, a dynamic board of directors, and the investment of donors like you. Your support and enthusiasm are instrumental in making our vision a reality, and we invite you to partner with us by making a gift to the Big Ears Festival Fund. By doing so, you will help:

Amplify the voices of visionary musicians and artists, providing a stage for their groundbreaking work to reach new audiences.

Echo Big Ears’ commitment to artistic innovation by curating joyful and unforgettable experiences that excite and inspire.

Resonate with diverse communities, fostering a sense of unity and belonging through the power of music and art.

Reverberate the sounds of creativity and innovation, leaving a lasting legacy that enriches our cultural tapestry.

We can only do what we do because of you.

Knoxville, TN · USA



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