Big Ears launched a decade ago; since then, it’s become one touchstone global cultural event. In 2020 The New York Times called it “one of the great music bashes in the world.”

Now established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a dynamic board of directors and a dedicated staff, support and contributions from donors like you make it possible for Big Ears to produce an event imbued with the spirit of joyful discovery and sense of generosity that comes along with engaged listening.

Your gift makes the full scope of the Big Ears experience possible. Your support enables us to program world-class concerts by many of the leading composers and performers of our time — along with films, exhibitions, talks and discussions, workshops, literary events, and more.

Thank you for supporting the Big Ears Festival!

Big Ears Festival
501 West Main Street, PO Box 217
Knoxville, TN 37901-0901

To learn more about the benefits at the $5,000+ level, contact casey(at)bigearsfestival(dot)org

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