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Big Ears Festival 2016

March 31 - April 2

| $135

Return to Rock N' Roll Roots in Tennessee at Big Ears

It's no secret that Tennessee is the godfather state of rock music in America. Big Ears Festival's mission is to bring back the music that put Tennessee on the map.

For March 31 through April 2, Big Ears organizers, AC Entertainment, will be curating rock music from all across the instrumental music spectrum from Sunn O)))'s cultish drone metal to American classical composer Philip Glass at five different venues throughout Knoxville.

Big Ears Festival 2016 Lineup:

John Luther Adams: Composer-in-Residence , Laurie Anderson & Philip Glass, Andrew Bird, Anthony Braxton , Knoxville Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Steven Schick performing the Music of John Luther Adams, Bryce Dessner and Philip Glass with guest cellist Maya Beiser , Yo La Tengo, Sunn O))), Nicolas Jaar (DJ), The Necks, The Gloaming, Outside the Dream Syndicate (Tony Conrad with Faust), Maya Beiser , Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith, Eighth Blackbird with Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Bryce Dessner , Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Bedroom Community 10th Anniversary: Nico Muhly, Ben Frost, Sam Amidon & Valgeir Sigurðsson, Kamasi Washington, Marc Ribot, Kiasmos (Ólafur Arnalds & Janus Rasmussen), Shabazz Palaces, Bryce Dessner, Angel Olsen , Andy Stott, Phantom Orchard, Wolf Eyes, Faust, Bombino, Joe Henry, Tony Conrad, Xylouris White, Lambchop, Zeena Parkins & Tony Buck, Olivia Chaney, Mamiffer, Nief-Norf, Mary Halvorson, Hieroglyphic Being, Circuit Des Yeux, Ikue Mori, Chris Abrahams, Molly Nilsson





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