Details on Separately Ticketed Shows

André 3000

Thursday, March 21

9:00 PM // St. John’s Cathedral

Friday, March 22

5:30 PM // Bijou Theatre

Saturday, March 23

8:30 PM // The Point

Sunday, March 24

3:00 PM // The Point

7:00 PM // The Point

La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela: Just Charles & Cello in the Romantic Chord in a Setting of Abstract #1 from Quadrilateral Phase Angle Traversals in Dream Light, Performed by Charles Curtis (Cello)

Thursday, March 21

5:00 PM // Old City PAC

Saturday, March 23

10:00 AM // Old City PAC

This year, Big Ears has the opportunity to present two very special programs multiple times during the festival weekend. Due to the unique nature of these performances in our smaller, more intimate venues, a separate, add-on ticket will be required and only available to Big Ears Festival pass holders.

A festival pass must be secured by tomorrow – Wednesday, February 28 – at 12:00pm ET to qualify for the initial on-sale. Passholders will receive an email from Big Ears at the address associated with their purchase tomorrow (Wednesday) evening containing detailed instructions to secure passes to these special events. 

A limited allotment will first be available to VIP and Premier passholders beginning Thursday, February 29 at 9:00am ET. Remaining passes will be available to 4-Day Weekend and all Single-Day pass holders on Friday, March 1 beginning at 9:00am ET.

Passes for all André 3000 events will be $65.00 plus fees while passes for both Just Charles & Cello presentations will be $45.00 plus fees. Digital tickets for these special performances will be delivered to patrons via email 24 hours prior to the event. 

We’re honored to present and share these special performances as part of the 2024 festival program. Get your pass today!

Hotel Alert!

The 2024 Big Ears Festival is almost upon us. If you haven’t already, it’s time to secure your lodging for the festival weekend. While downtown hotels are sold out or scarce, there are many additional options, often at much lower rates, that are a short, easy drive to and from Downtown Knoxville.

We encourage you to use your favorite hotel or travel search engine to secure lodging in the Papermill, Cedar Bluff, or Merchants Drive areas of Knoxville. See below for a few options or head to our website for an expansive list of available properties. Once you arrive downtown, parking near festival venues is abundant and inexpensive (or free!) and the festival trolly or bus will be able drop you off at, or close to, all festival venues.


Courtyard By Marriott

Hilton Garden

Merchants Drive

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Hampton Inn & Suites

Cedar Bluff

Embassy Suites

Drury Inn & Suites

Knoxville, TN · USA



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