Your unprecedented response to our Tuesday announcement of daily lineups and the opening up of single-day ticket sales was energizing and inspiring, truly a record-breaker for us at Big Ears.

As a result, the single-day Premier Pass options are nearly sold out in a couple of instances, so if that’s your preference, don’t risk disappointment by waiting too long.

It’s a whirlwind around here at the moment as plans for 2024 continue to evolve and come into focus. Stay tuned as the story unfolds. Purchase passes at

Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker Drops New Single: “Ruined”

“Ruined” is a heartbreaking, remarkable intro to Lenker’s highly anticipated new solo album, which she has announced will be coming in 2024. It features her first move to the piano and is destined to stay with you after its final notes fade. Big Ears Festival will be your first chance of the new year to catch Adrianne as she embarks on her highly anticipated solo tour. Catch her on Thursday, March 21.

What We’re Listening to This Week: Herbie Hancock

With the holiday season in full-swing, we’ve found ourselves listening to one of our favorite Herbie Hancock records this week, the Grammy award-winning River: The Joni Letters (2007). The beautifully recorded album is a tribute to the legendary Joni Mitchell, who celebrated her 80th birthday this year. Watch Herbie perform “River”, Joni’s beloved Christmas folk tune, with Corinne Bailey Rae. We’re thrilled to have Herbie joining us next year on Saturday, March 23!

Big Ears Artists Top ‘Best of 2023’ Lists

It’s December, meaning that the time of awards ceremonies and nominations and year-end lists has descended upon us like the cold weather itself.

We’ve rounded up a few of the Best Album of the Year Lists, which include gems from Christian McBride, Brad Mehldau, Charles Lloyd, Julian Lage, Kassa Overall, Fatoumata Diawara, billy woods, Bonnie Prince Billy, Kristin Hersh, Joanna Sternberg, Armand Hammer, and Colin Stetson — all of whom will be joining us in 2024 for another unforgettable Big Ears weekend.

Reminder: Double Your Impact Today!

Any gift you make to Big Ears between now and December 15 will be instantly doubled to thanks to a generous Big Ears supporter. This donor understands the vital role that partners like you play in our work and will match your contribution dollar-for-dollar, up to $30,000! This is a unique opportunity for you to make your gift go twice as far this year.

We hope you’ll consider taking advantage of this matching gift opportunity to support Big Ears. Your generosity is the driving force behind our continued success.

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