Source: Big Ears Festival. Modulo pandemic, of course.
Our primary goal has been to offer TWO Big Ears weekends in 2021 — each with a unique line up and program of its own — combining as much of the programming scheduled for 2020 as possible with many new programs that were already in the works. We’ve discussed this with many of the artists who were scheduled for the 2020 festival — as well as with others who were planning to play Big Ears 2021 — with very positive response. We are hopeful and optimistic.
The two weekends we have in mind are March 18 – 21 and March 25 – 28; however, it will still be several weeks — perhaps until late-August or early-September — before we know for certain if those weekends are actually feasible. The health and safety of everyone who attends Big Ears — and of our community — is our #1 concern. If these dates don’t allow for that, we’ll pivot to weekends later in the year.