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Big Ears Festival 2017 Schedule
    March 23 - 26, 2017
    Knoxville, Tennessee

    The Big Ears Festival 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.

    Big Ears concerts and events will take place in different venues, all within an easy walk of one another, in Knoxville’s historic downtown. The heart and soul of the festival will be at Knoxville’s two remarkable historic theatres, the Tennessee and the Bijou.



Big Ears Festival Venues:
• Tennessee Theatre
• Bijou Theatre
• The Mill & Mine
• The Standard
• The Square Room
• St. John's Cathedral
• Regal Riviera Theater Cinema 8
• Jackson Terminal

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tennessee Theatre
2:00 - 3:45 - Jonathan Demme: Melvin and Howard
7:00 - 8:30 - Carla Bley with the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra
9:30 - 11:00 - Jonathan Demme: Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids
11:15 - 1:00 - Jonathan Demme: Stop Making Sense



    Thursday, March 23, 2017 continued

Bijou Theatre
7:30 - 8:00 - Emilia Amper
8:30 - 9:30 - Sarah Kirkland Snider: 'Unremembered' with Shara Nova, DM Stith and Padma Newsome
10:15 - 11:15 - My Brightest Diamond

The Mill & Mine
5:45 - 7:00 - Nief-Norf: Pauline Oliveros 'Single Stroke Roll Meditation' and Michael Gordon's Timber
7:30 - 8:30 - Dave Harrington Group
9:30 - 10:30 - Anna Meredith
11:30 - 1:00 - Blonde Redhead with ACME Perform 'Misery is a Butterfly'

The Standard
6:30 - 7:30 - Ahleuchatistas
9:00 - 10:00 - Michael Hurley
11:00 - 12:00 - DakhaBrakha



    Thursday, March 23, 2017 continued

The Square Room
6:30 - 7:30 - The Quavers
8:30 - 9:30 - Matana Roberts
10:30 - 11:30 - Bobby Kapp and Matthew Shipp

St. John's Cathedral
7:00 - 8:00 - Frode Haltli
9:00 - 10:00 - Lisa Moore

Regal Riviera Theater Cinema 8
3:45 - 5:00 - Jem Cohen: Benjamin Smoke

Jackson Terminal
10:00 - 10:30 - Secret Show

Lineups Subject to Change


  Big Ears Festival 2017 Schedule

  • Mar. 23 - Thurs.     • Mar. 24 - Friday




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