Only at Big Ears

Moments during our celebration of #TenYearsofBigEars in April & March 2023 that made us say… ONLY AT BIG EARS!
Big Ears Festival will return March 21-24, 2024. Stay tuned for details!

“Me in Heaven” – Ann K Powers with Cécile McLorin Salvant

“Ahhhh Big Ears Festival !!!! The freakin bessst! Where else am I gonna hear all my panas and get a double dose of my main main Lee Ranaldo?!!!” – Devendra Banhart with Dorothy Berry, Gyan Riley & Lee Ranaldo

“Nothing like real mentorship !!!!” James Brandon Lewis with Wadada Leo Smith

“Had so much fun yesterday that we doing another pop up UTK Galleries Downtown for Big Ears Festival” – Lonnie Holley with Moor Mother

“Another Big Ears Festival for the books.” – Rafiq Bhatia with Bill Frisell

“Two longtime friends meet up at Big Ears Festival.” – Sun Ra Arkestra with Ashley Capps and Marshall Allen

“What fun” – Varispeed Collective in The Park.
“This was such an amazing moment, it was like a dream!” – Staples Jr Singers with Moor Mother

“Fabulous panel this afternoon with three category-smashing guitarists” – Nate Chinen with Justin Adams, Marc Ribot, and Wendy Eisenberg

“Met some legends today” Sam Que with Etran de L’Aïr

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