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Big Ears Festival

Date: Mar 21 - Mar 24, 2024

The Big Ears Festival returns to the Knoxville Civic Auditorium March 21 - 24, 2024 with an expansive and diverse lineup featuring the legendary Herbie Hancock, creative pioneer Laurie Anderson, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, 2023 Pulitzer Prize-winner Rhiannon Giddens, and guitar wizard Marc Ribot. In addition, trailblazing hip-hop trio Digable Planets, indie luminaries such as Kurt Vile and Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker, plus over 150 additional performances, discussions, panels, and films will unfold across four days in 12+ venues nestled throughout historic downtown Knoxville. Full lineup and tickets are available now at

NO Elevator access to the Balcony Level in the Auditorium

Tickets can be purchased at

Additional Information:

Walk-through metal detectors are now in place and operational at all entrances. Please allow extra time to enter the building. Be prepared to remove all items such as cell phones and keys from your pockets before passing through the metal detectors. We encourage you to bring only necessary items with you in order to reduce your time entering the building.

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Big Ears Festival
Mar 21 - Mar 24, 2024
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