Weekend Passes

General Admission Weekend Pass

General Admission Weekend Pass

Access to all Big Ears performances, screenings, and venues across all 4 days of the event, subject to capacity.
Availability at this price is limited and prices will increase once this price level has sold out.

Tier 1: $225 + fees

Friends of Big Ears Exclusive (Tier 1): $205 + fees

Tier 2: $250 + fees

Friends of Big Ears Exclusive (Tier 2): $230 + fees

Early Bird: $200 + fees SOLD OUT!

Premier Weekend Pass

Premier Weekend Pass

“Bypass the line” – jump to the front of the line for immediate access to all shows, subject to capacity.
Special advance notification of “secret shows” and other surprise, “pop-up” performances and events during the festival weekend.
Access to all official, publicly-announced Big Ears performances and events during the weekend, subject to capacity.

Tier 1: $375 + fees

Friends of Big Ears Exclusive (Tier 1): $355 + fees

Early Bird: $350 + fees SOLD OUT!

Friends of Big Ears Exclusive (Early Bird): $330 + fees SOLD OUT!

Sonic Explorer VIP Weekend Pass

Sonic Explorer VIP Weekend Pass

Dedicated, “no wait” line or special entrance to all festival venues
Guaranteed access to all shows up until 15 minutes prior to official show time.
Access to preferred seating areas in all seated venues, plus preferred access to seated viewing areas in the Mill & Mine and the Standard (limited and available only on a first come, first served basis) up until 5 minutes prior to performance time.
Special advance notification of “secret shows” and other surprise, “pop-up” performances and events during the festival weekend.
Exclusive invitations unique, intimate performances by artists during the festival weekend. (Invitations sent via email at least a week before the festival begins. Subject to capacity; rsvp required; first come, first served).
Exclusive invitations to other special events during the festival weekend, including the festival Kick Off party; a “curator’s brunch,” hosted by Big Ears founder / curator Ashley Capps; other receptions, talks, parties, meet-and-greets during the festival weekend.

Tier 1: $650 + fees

Friends of Big Ears Exclusive (Tier 1): $590 + fees

Early Bird: $600 + fees SOLD OUT!

Friends of Big Ears Exclusive (Early Bird): $540 + fees SOLD OUT!

Exclusive Friends Of Big Ears Pricing

Exclusive Friends Of Big Ears Pricing

Friends of Big Ears who donate at the $150 level and above will receive exclusive access to discounted festival passes. Click below to learn more about how you can support Big Ears and save.

Daily Passes

Thursday General Admission

Thursday General Admission

Access to all Big Ears performances, screenings, and venues Thursday, March 21, subject to capacity.
Availability at this price is limited and prices will increase once this price level has sold out.

Tier 1: $65 + fees

Thursday Premier

Thursday Premier

“Jump to the front” line access at all venue GA entrances, subject to capacity.
Access to all Big Ears performances, screenings, and venues Thursday, March 21, subject to capacity.
Availability at this price is limited and prices will increase once this price level has sold out.

Tier 1: $95 + fees

Friday General Admission

Friday General Admission

Access to all Big Ears performances, screenings, and venues Friday, March 22, subject to capacity.
Availability at this price is limited and prices will increase once this price level has sold out.

Tier 1: $75 + fees

Friday Premier

Friday Premier

“Jump to the front” line access at all venue GA entrances, subject to capacity.
Access to all Big Ears performances, screenings, and venues Friday, March 22, subject to capacity.
Availability at this price is limited and prices will increase once this price level has sold out.

Tier 1: $105 + fees

Saturday General Admission

Saturday General Admission

Access to all Big Ears performances, screenings, and venues Saturday, March 23, subject to capacity.
Availability at this price is limited and prices will increase once this price level has sold out.

Tier 1: $75 + fees

Saturday Premier

Saturday Premier

“Jump to the front” line access at all venue GA entrances, subject to capacity.
Access to all Big Ears performances, screenings, and venues Saturday, March 23, subject to capacity.
Availability at this price is limited and prices will increase once this price level has sold out.

Tier 1: $105 + fees

Sunday General Admission

Sunday General Admission

Access to all Big Ears performances, screenings, and venues Sunday, March 24, subject to capacity.
Availability at this price is limited and prices will increase once this price level has sold out.

Tier 1: $65 + fees

Sunday Premier

Sunday Premier

“Jump to the front” line access at all venue GA entrances, subject to capacity.
Access to all Big Ears performances, screenings, and venues Sunday, March 24, subject to capacity.
Availability at this price is limited and prices will increase once this price level has sold out.

Tier 1: $95 + fees

Important Ticket Information

Wristbands will be mailed to to weekend pass holders by March 1, 2019. Daily ticket holders and international patrons will pick up wristbands at will call. Location and hours of operation will be posted as soon as they are determined. Weekend passes purchased after March 1, 2019 will also be available for pick-up at will call.

Please bring your confirmation email and ID when picking up your passes. Passes are required for patrons age 2 and older. Big Ears does not offer passes to individual shows during the festival weekend. For more info, please review our FAQs.

 

Additional Ticket Information

  • All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.
  • Each attendee will be required to exchange his or her pass/ticket for a festival wristband upon arriving at the event. Bands are not transferable once applied to a patron’s wrist.
  • Patrons of all ages are welcome. Passes/tickets will be required for patrons age 6 and older.
  • For questions regarding a previously placed order, please call 888-512-7469 or visit Frontgate’s help site here.
  • All acts advertised have confirmed their appearance at Big Ears 2019; however, acts and performance times are subject to change without notice.
  • Passes/tickets lost or stolen cannot be replaced.
  • There is a limit of eight (8) general admission and four (4) VIP passes/tickets per order.
  • Management reserves the right, without the refund of any portion of the pass/ticket purchase price, to refuse admission or to eject any person who fails to comply with the rules of the venues, local, state or federal law, or whose conduct is deemed illegal, disorderly, or offensive by management.
  • Persons entering the venues are subject to search for contraband, unauthorized merchandise, alcohol, controlled substances, weapons, firearms, fireworks, cameras, video equipment, or recording devices, which are expressly forbidden.  Any persons found attempting to enter the venues with forbidden item(s) will be refused access, or, at venue’s discretion, allowed to give up the forbidden item(s). Confiscated items will be destroyed or given away at venue’s discretion.
  • Pass/Ticket/Wristband user assumes all risks of personal injury incidental to the event, whether occurring prior to, during, or subsequent to the event.
  • The resale or attempted resale of passes/tickets/wristbands at a price higher than that appearing on the face of the pass/ticket is prohibited and if discovered will result in the ticket being voided without refund.
  • The sale of unauthorized merchandise is not permitted.  Purchaser agrees he/she may be ejected from the event if found selling unauthorized merchandise.
  • Passes/tickets/wristbands may not be used for advertising, promotion (including contests and sweepstakes), or other trade purposes without the express written consent of Big Ears.
  • Pass/ticket/wristband user consents to Big Ears and its affiliates’ use of his/her image or likeness incidental to any video display, transmission, recording, and/or other content captured at the event.

Additional Layaway Plan Information

  • On the checkout page, you have the option to purchase your full order at that time or you can purchase using a “layaway plan.” Layaway plan is available for all orders including at least (1) weekend pass. Purchaser must agree to the Layaway Plan Terms & Conditions, including a default policy.
  • A deposit upon purchase will serve to secure your ticket(s). All subsequent payments will be automatically charged to the credit card used for the initial purchase. Your ticket(s) will not be mailed to you until you have made your last payment.
  • Please reach out to Frontgate’s customer service if you have questions regarding the layaway plan.
  • IMPORTANT: If, for any reason, any of your payments are declined, in whole or in part, then all of the following will apply: (i) your order and your tickets will be cancelled (ii) any payment received as of that date will be kept by Big Ears as partial offset for your default, (iii) you will still owe the balance of the full amount due for each ticket and you authorize Front Gate and Big Ears to charge your credit card for any balance due, (iv) Front Gate and Big Ears will be entitled to pursue all of their legal and equitable remedies to recover the full payment from you, and (v) you agree to pay all costs of collection incurred by Front Gate or Big Ears, including legal fees, that they may incur in collecting the balance of each ticket price. Layaway plan tickets are subject to all of the other terms of the ticketing agreement.

 

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