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Make. Art. Music.

Downtown is the heart of Knoxville’s creative community year-round. And there’s no better time to showcase our local artists, makers, and musicians than when Big Ears fills our streets with locals and visitors from around the world.

Big Ears Weekend, March 21—24, 2024

Dozens of downtown businesses will be hosting free events to add to the festival experience. If you’re from out of town or a Knoxville local, come enjoy these art exhibitions, demonstrations, and music performances throughout the weekend. Plus experience dozens of free Big Ears events, author talks, concerts, and pop-up events. No festival pass needed.

Look for colorful sidewalk graphics at participating galleries and businesses throughout the weekend.

Thanks to downtown businesses and the local artists, makers, and musicians of our community for helping add to the energy and excitement of this magical weekend. And thanks to Big Ears for bringing this internationally renowned festival to Knoxville.

Events at these locations [2024 Coming Soon]

Check back for additional venues, dates, and times.