Knoxville, TN – AC Entertainment is excited to announce the return
of Big Ears Festival to Knoxville on March 27-29, 2015. Heralded as “the most
ambitious and avant-garde music festival to emerge in America in more than a
decade” by Rolling Stone and an event that “stands apart because of its commitment
to excellence in extremes” by The New York Times, Big Ears brings together musicians
and artists who span generations and transcend genres for dozens of concerts along
with installations, exhibitions, film screenings, interactive workshops, informative talks,
surprise collaborations, and unexpected connections.
Venue details, 2015 lineup, activity information and more will be released later this fall.
Check out the 2014 year-in-review recap video here, and stay connected for all the
latest news via Big Ears’ newsletter, Facebook, and Twitter.
Named for someone who is capable of discerning and perceptive listening, who has
the ability to use the ears as a creative tool or who hears things many may miss, Big
Ears introduces passionate fans and receptive audiences to new and exciting concerts,
performances, workshops and discussions. The goal is to entertain, excite, provoke and
inspire the creative spirit in all who attend via a weekend of visionary music,
exploratory art, and southern hospitality. Previous artists include Philip Glass, Terry
Riley, Steve Reich, Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead), Bryce Dessner (The National), John
Cale, Antony & the Johnsons, St. Vincent, Jon Hassell, the Necks, Fennesz, Michael
Gira, Vampire Weekend, The xx, Joanna Newsom, Nico Muhly, Television, My
Brightest Diamond, the Calder String Quartet, Bang on a Can, Tim Hecker and the
Dirty Projectors, among many others.
Big Ears is created and produced by AC Entertainment, recognized as one of the
foremost independent promoters in the United States. Founded in 1991 by Ashley
Capps, the company books, markets and presents over 1,000 events per year. In
addition to Big Ears, AC Entertainment is the force behind internationally renowned
events including Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival® and Forecastle Festival. For more
information on AC Entertainment, visit acentertainment.com.