Described as “one of the most quietly earth-shattering, subtly luminous festivals the world over” by the Oxford American and “one of the world’s greatest music bashes” by The New York Times, the Big Ears Festival has established itself over the past decade as one of the most exciting and imaginative cultural gatherings anywhere. The festival brings a Who’s Who of acclaimed iconoclasts, innovators, and luminaries together with inspired younger artists making fresh and new creative work. The Big Ears Festival takes place throughout downtown Knoxville, TN in more than a dozen venues: historic theaters, intimate clubs, majestic churches, pocket parks, galleries, and repurposed industrial spaces. Performance locations are interspersed among a vibrant collection of restaurants, bars, and shops, offering an unparalleled festival experience for artists and audiences alike. Within this year's mobile app, you may view the entire schedule or create your own, personalized schedule for the weekend. Check out venues, food & drink options, along with additional experiences via the map or festival guide. Stay up to date on all things Big Ears, including the festival's social media feeds as well as announcements regarding secret or surprise performances and other special events by enabling push notifications on your device.