Knoxville’s eclectic Big Ears Festival includes some of the most groundbreaking contemporary artists of the moment in an event that celebrates true outsiders.
When: March 30-April 2
Where: Knoxville, TN
More Info: Here
Bleeding over into the first weekend of April is the remarkably eclectic Big Ears Festival. It takes place across various venues in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. As a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Big Ears offers a scholarship program that allows emerging artists to attend the festival free of charge. On April 1, they will also help coordinate a parade, featuring gargantuan puppets and musicians representing New Orleans’ and Haiti’s second line, rara, and karnaval traditions, that courses through Knoxville’s streets.
The fest’s roster offers something for every kind of music fan. Whether you’re yearning for the autumnal folk of Bonny Light Horseman, the trenchant post-punk of Caroline, or the virtuosic jazz drumming of Makaya McCraven, Big Ears has got you covered.