Big Ears’ triumphant return in 2022 contributes $36 million to Knoxville economy

  Austin-based AngelouEconomics report of four-day festival’s economic impact suggests wide range of benefits from job creation and tax generation to visitor spending and wages Today, Big Ears releases the AngelouEconomics analysis of the economic impact of its four-day 2022 festival, showing a financial boost of $36,100,631 to Knoxville and the regional economy. AngelouEconomics is a leading, independent, Austin-based firm … Read More

Sold out Big Ears Festival announces free concerts and a parade

PERFORMANCES RANGE FROM 2021 LATIN ROCK GRAMMY NOMINEE LIDO PIMIENTA TO NEW ORLEANS’ LEGENDARY PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND. BIG EARS RETURNS MARCH 24-27, 2022.   After selling out in record time this year, The Big Ears Festival is announcing a series of free concerts and events, including a parade and street fair, open to the public during the festival weekend … Read More

Big Ears, in association with Ijams Nature Center, announces Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK

Following installations in Central Park and Golden Gate Park, Oak Ridge native and 2019 Pulitzer Prize winner Ellen Reid brings her immersive audio public art experience back home to East Tennessee Big Ears is excited to announce that composer Ellen Reid — 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Music winner and Oak Ridge native — will create a version of her signature … Read More