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Big Ears Festival March 23rd – 26th! 2017 Listen to win tickets
March 23 - March 26
About Big Ears
Hailed by composer Philip Glass as a “tremendous experience” and Pitchfork as “an inspiration,” The Big Ears Festival brings together musicians and artists who span generations and transcend genres for dozens of concerts along with installations, exhibitions, film screenings, interactive workshops, informative talks, surprise collaborations, and unexpected connections.
Named for someone who is capable of discerning and perceptive listening, who has the ability to use the ears as a creative tool or who hears things many may miss, Big Ears introduces passionate fans and receptive audiences to new and exciting concerts, performances, workshops and discussions. The goal is to entertain, excite, provoke and inspire the creative spirit in all who attend.
Big Ears is created and produced by AC Entertainment. AC Entertainment is known as one of the foremost concert promoters and festival producers in the United States. Presenting over 700 concerts and events each year, AC is internationally known as co-founders/producers of the acclaimed Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which was cited as “One of the 50 Moments to Change the History of Rock and Roll” by Rolling Stone magazine. They are also founders and producers of Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit in Asheville, NC, as well as producers of The Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY.
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The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra directed by Aram Demirjian offers a special Big Ears program featuring pieces from composers John Adams, Matt Aucoin and Bach.
In addition to their Friday performance as Wilco, individual members of the band will perform throughout the festival weekend. Jeff Tweedy meets Chikamorachi and Wilco keyboard player Mikael Jorgensen presents his extraterrestrial project Quindar.
Plus more from Frode Haltli, Nils Okland, Theo Bleckmann & Ben Monder, Jessica Moss, Matana Roberts, The Quavers, White Magic, and Xylouris White.