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WEEKEND PASSES

Full weekend passes to all four days of the Big Ears experience are available to the public starting Thursday, September 16 at 12 noon ET. There are three options to choose from: General Admission, Premier, and Sonic Explorer VIP. A limited number of Single Day passes will be offered when the festival’s daily line ups are announced in a few weeks.
Availability and prices are subject to change.


GENERAL ADMISSION PASS

Your 4-day General Admission pass allows access to all publicly announced Big Ears events in all official Big Ears venues for all four days of the festival. This includes:

• Over 100 concerts and performances in 12 venues over 4 days

• Admission to all official film screenings and literary events during the festival

• Entrance to all official talks, panel discussions, exhibitions, and workshops

• Access to the official Big Ears Lounge throughout the festival weekend

 

EARLY BIRD GA: $250 / STANDARD GA: $300

 

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PREMIER FESTIVAL PASS – SOLD OUT!

A 4-day Premier pass offers everything available to General Admission passholders and more!

• Priority entrance to all official Big Ears venues

• Invitation to the festival’s opening reception

• Advance notice of surprise pop-up shows

 

PREMIER FESTIVAL PASS: $450

 

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SONIC EXPLORER VIP PASS – SOLD OUT!

Your 4-day Sonic Explorer pass offers the optimal opportunity to experience Big Ears.  In addition to everything available to General Admission and Premier passholders, Sonic Explorers will experience:

• A dedicated entrance to official Big Ears venues

• Reserved seating section (where applicable) up until 5 minutes prior to showtime, subject to capacity

• Invitation to at least one exclusive “secret show” during the festival weekend

• Exclusive invitations to parties and receptions and other special behind-the-scenes events

 

SONIC EXPLORER VIP PASS:$750

 

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SINGLE DAY PASSES

CAN’T JOIN US FOR THE ENTIRE WEEKEND? PURCHASE A DAY PASS TO ATTEND ANY SINGLE DAY.

Day passes include access to all publicly announced Big Ears performances, screenings, talks, panels, and workshops scheduled that day, subject to capacity. Currently, daily tickets are only available at the General Admission level. Single day passes will be available for purchase when the festival’s daily lineup is released.

Thursday,
March 24

General Admission:

$85.00 + fees

 

Friday,
March 25

General Admission:

$105.00 + fees

 

Saturday,
March 26

General Admission:

$105.00 + fees

 

Sunday,
March 27

General Admission:

$85.00 + fees

 

SINGLE DAY PASSES AVAILABLE AT LATER DATE. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION.


TICKETING INFO

Toggle FAQ Item FESTIVAL COVID-19 POLICY

With the rise of COVID cases due to the Delta variant, we’re mandating that all attendees be fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorized in the US or recognized by the WHO in order to participate in ticketed activities presented by Big Ears. In the coming months, we’ll describe the steps we intend to take to verify the vaccination status of audience members. As we continue to observe the situation, we reserve the right to institute other COVID-related safety measures in advance of the festival.

To be considered fully vaccinated for attendance at the 2022 Big Ears Festival, you must have received your second dose in a 2-dose series or a single-dose vaccine on or before Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

Toggle FAQ Item GENERAL TICKETING INFO

Big Ears concerts and events take place in over a dozen venues, with capacities that range from 80 to over 1600 people. Admission to each event is on a first come, first serve basis – subject to the legal capacity of the venue.

All weekend passes include:

• Over 100 concerts and performances in 12 venues over 4 days

• Admission to all official film screenings and literary events during the festival

• Entrance to all official talks, panel discussions, exhibitions, and workshops

• Access to the official Big Ears Lounge throughout the festival weekend

Toggle FAQ Item VIP & PREMIER TICKETING INFO

Sonic Explorer VIP and Premier pass holders will receive everything offered to General Admission passholders and more!

Premier and VIP patrons are offered priority admission to all venues – as long as they arrive at the venue prior to show time. Both will receive invitations to the festival’s opening reception and advance notice of surprise, pop-up performances.

In addition to the above, Sonic Explorer VIP pass holders will have access to a dedicated entrance to festival venues and preferred seating (where available). VIPs will also receive invitations to a handful of “secret” shows, parties, receptions and other special, behind-the-scenes events during the festival weekend.

Toggle FAQ Item WRISTBAND MAILING

Wristbands will be mailed to weekend pass holders 2-4 weeks prior to the festival. Daily ticket holders and international patrons will pick up wristbands at will call, located at the Big Ears Box Office (location TBD). Weekend passes purchased after March 11, 2022 will only be available for pick-up at will call.

Toggle FAQ Item LAYAWAY PLAN INFO

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 and 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.

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.

Please reach out to Frontgate’s customer service if you have questions regarding the layaway plan.

Toggle FAQ Item LAYAWAY PLAN SCHEDULE

Payment Breakdown (When purchasing between Sep. 14 through Oct. 12:
• Deposit – 16% + 16% of service fees upon purchase
• Payment 1 – 21% + 21% of service fees due October 27th
• Payment 2 – 21% + 21% of service fees due November 17th
• Payment 3 – 21% + 21% of service fees due December 8th
• Payment 4 (Final) – 21% + 21% of service fees due December 29th

Payment Breakdown (When purchasing between Oct. 13 through Nov. 9th:
• Deposit – 16% + 16% of service fees upon purchase
• Payment 1 – 21% + 21% of service fees due December 1st
• Payment 2 – 21% + 21% of service fees due December 22nd
• Payment 3 – 21% + 21% of service fees due January 12th
• Payment 4 (Final) – 21% + 21% of service fees due February 2nd
 
Payment Breakdown (When purchasing between Nov. 10 through Nov. 30:
• Deposit – 16% + 16% of service fees upon purchase
• Payment 1 – 28% + 28% of service fees due December 22nd
• Payment 2 – 28% + 28% of service fees due January 12th
• Payment 3 (Final) – 28% + 28% of service fees due February 2nd
 
Payment Breakdown (When purchasing between Dec. 1 through Dec. 19:
• Deposit – 16% + 16% of service fees upon purchase
• Payment 1 – 28% + 28% of service fees due January 12th
• Payment 2 – 28% + 28% of service fees due February 2nd
• Payment 3( Final) – 28% + 28% of service fees due February 16
 
Payment Breakdown (When purchasing between December 20 through January 12:
• Deposit – 16% + 16% of service fees upon purchase (plus layaway fee $10)
• Payment 1 – 42% + 42% of service fees due February 2nd
• Payment 2(Final) – 42% + 42% of service fees due February 16th

Toggle FAQ Item FESTIVAL TICKET POLICY & FINE PRINT

• All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

• International customers, daily ticket purchasers, and customers who purchased weekend wristbands after March 11, 2022 will be required to pick up their festival wristband at the festival’s box office upon arriving at the event. Wristbands are not transferable once applied to a patron’s wrist.

• Patrons of all ages are welcome. Passes/tickets will be required for patrons ages 2 and older.

• Big Ears is mandating that all attendees be fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorized in the US or recognized by the WHO in order to participate in ticketed activities presented by Big Ears. As we continue to observe the situation, we reserve the right to institute other COVID-related safety measures in advance of the festival.

To be considered fully vaccinated for attendance at the 2022 Big Ears Festival, you must have received your second dose in a 2-dose series or a single-dose vaccine on or before Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

• All acts advertised have confirmed their appearance at Big Ears 2022; 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 or Premier passes and four (4) VIP passes 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 disposed of 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.

Toggle FAQ Item TICKETING CONTACT INFO

Big Ears has partnered with Front Gate Tickets as it’s official ticketing provider.

For any questions regarding your order, please contact Front Gate here.

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