Big Ears 2020

March 26-29, 2020

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.
Headliners
Thundercat
Trailers
Festival Poster
2020 Lineup
  • 75 Dollar Bill
  • Andrew Cyrille
  • Annette Peacock
  • Areni Agbabian
  • Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses
  • Bang on a Can All-Stars
  • Caroline Shaw
  • Caterina Barbieri
  • Christian Scott
  • Damo Suzuki Network with the Sound Carriers
  • Dan Weiss Starebaby
  • Daniel Pioro & Valgeir Siguròssen
  • Devendra Banhart
  • Dos Santos
  • Efterklang
  • Electric Appalachia
  • Gyan Riley
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die
  • Jason Moran
  • Jeff Parker and The New Breed
  • Joe Henry’s 115th Dream
  • Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society
  • Kim Myhr
  • Kronos Quartet
  • Marc Ribot
  • Maurice Louca
  • Mdou Moctar
  • Meredith Monk
  • Moonlight Benjamin
  • MSSV
  • Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret
  • MZM
  • Nadah El Shazly
  • Nathalie Joachim & Spektral Quartet
  • nief-norf
  • Paul Lazar’s Cage Shuffle
  • Peter Brötzmann
  • Sarah Davachi
  • Saul Williams
  • Shabaka & the Ancestors
  • Sō Percussion
  • Sons of Chipotle
  • Sound for Andy Warhol’s KISS
  • Steve Coleman and Five Elements
  • Sudan Archives
  • Tamino
  • Terry Riley
  • The Haden Triplets
  • The Necks
  • Thundercat
  • Tindersticks
  • Xylouris White