• The mantra of Big Ears is “Listen” and we asked performers how this festival celebrates the listener.

  • Every year, it’s an interesting challenge to distill such a remarkably diverse festival into a recap, but we always love the result.

    2022 Festival Recap
  • Knoxville’s cutting edge festival transforms the southern city into a listening playground for an international audience.

    What is Big Ears?
  • Chronicling one of the country’s most adventurous music festivals.

    2018 Big Ears Festival