Big Ears began over ten years ago as a small festival with big dreams. Since then, you’ve helped us become one of the world’s most eagerly anticipated musical and cultural events.

Now established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a dynamic board of directors and a small, dedicated staff, support and contributions from donors like you make it possible for Big Ears to share the sheer joy and transformative power of great music and art with new audiences.

Your generosity 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. In 2019, you made it possible for us to offer over 80 hours of free programming, introducing new audiences of all ages to the excitement of new discovery and the inspiration of creative expression.

As a friend of the festival, your contribution directly impacts all aspects of the Big Ears experience for all. In addition, your gift gives you access to an array of benefits guaranteed to enhance your festival weekend.

Thank you for supporting the Big Ears Festival! It’s all made possible by DONORS LIKE YOU.




  • Recognition as major festival benefactor in the festival program, on the website, and as a sponsor of select events.
  • Four Big Ears GA passes donated to the organization of your choice.
  • Plus all of the benefits below


$1000 – $4,499:
  • Exclusive limited edition festival-related gift
  • Invitation to a private reception honoring Big Ears artist(s)
  • Plus all of the benefits below


$500 – $999:
  • Invitations to special ‘secret shows’ and surprise performances
  • Limited edition commemorative festival poster
  • Access to the Big Ears Festival lounge during the festival weekend
  • Plus all of the benefits below


$250 – $499:
  • Free commemorative festival merch item
  • Invitation to Big Ears’ Happy Hour Kick Off party
  • Plus all of the benefits below


$100 – $249:
  • Your name listed on our website as a donor – thank you!
  • Special access to Big Ears Festival tickets prior to public on-sale


To learn more about the benefits at the 10,000+ level, contact


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