Big Ears 2019

March 21-24, 2019

Knoxville, TN

Photo Credit David Simchock
The Scene
Big Ears in Knoxville, Tennessee, is part of a group of intriguing American music festivals that have cropped up in the spring and fall seasons. Big Ears likes to explore connections between musicians while mixing it up with film, performance, and the visual arts. The venues are varied including the Knoxville Museum of Art, a cathedral, and an ornate theater.

Festival Poster
2019 Artist Lineup
  • ACME
  • Alvin Lucier
  • Avishai Cohen Quartet
  • Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan
  • Bill Frisell and the Mesmerists
  • Brooklyn Rider
  • Carl Stone
  • Carla Bley TRIOS
  • Carla Kihlstedt
  • Clarice Jensen + Jonathan Turner
  • Coupler
  • DeJohnette Coltrane Garrison
  • Derek Gripper
  • Evan Parker / Matt Wright Trance Map+
  • Ever Present Orchestra
  • Harold Budd