Big Ears Festival has added another round of top-shelf talent to its already stacked artist lineup including Jon Batiste, Medeski, Russo & Ribot, Joe Russo’s Selcouth Quartet, and more.

With nearly 200 events at 12+ venues in downtown Knoxville, TN including films, exhibitions, conversations, and more, Big Ears Festival will host an impressive bill featuring Herbie Hancock, Digable Planets, Christian McBride, Molly Tuttle, Kurt Vile, Shabaka Hutchings, Julian Lage, and many more. The four-day event is set for March 21st–24th, 2024.

After celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2023, the festival will honor the 70th birthday of guitarist Marc Ribot, who will perform double duty playing a trio set with John Medeski and Joe Russo in addition to his own set. Russo will also pull double duty with his recently unveiled Selcouth Quartet featuring saxophonist Stewart Bogie, while Medeski has three different sets on his Big Ears itinerary.

“Sometimes I’m blown away by how lucky I am. Big Ears Festival is absolutely one of the best festivals in America to play at or go to—so much great music,” the Medeski, Martin & Wood keyboardist said in a social media post. “This year, I get to play with 3 incredible very different projects! A new improvisational trio with Joe Russo & Marc Ribot. One of my favorite projects of all time from 1998, Chocolate Genius Incorporated. And Angelic Brothers, my Sun Ra duo project with Kirk Knuffke.”

Tickets for Big Ears Festival are on sale now. Click below to view the full artist lineup, and for more information and ticketing details, visit the festival website.

Full Big Ears 2024 Artist Lineup (Alphabetical)

Adrianne Lenker * Aja Monet * Angelic Brothers (John Medeski & Kirk Knuffke) * Anna Webber & Matt Mitchell * Anssi Karttunen * Aoife O’Donovan * Armand Hammer * Ash Fure: ANIMAL * Beth Orton * Billy Woods * Bitchin Bajas * Bonnie “Prince” Billy * Brad Mehldau * Brandon Coleman * Brandon Ross Phantom Station * Carl Craig * Cedric Burnside * Charles Lloyd * Charlie Dark MBE * Chocolate Genius, Inc. * Christian McBride * Claire Rousay * Colin Stetson * Colleen * Colloboh * Computer Jay * Cyro Baptista * Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society * Dave Holland Quartet * David Virelles * Davóne Tines * Dibia$e * Digable Planets * DJ Heather * Dragonchild x Sunken Cages * Drawing Sound (Fred Frith Trio with Heike Liss & Susana Santos Silvia) * Edgar Meyer * Elliott Sharp & Eric Mingus: Songs From a Rogue State * Elsa M’Bala * Evan Lurie Quintet with Bandoneon * Eyvind Kang & Jessika Kenney * Fatoumata Diawara * Faun Fables * FlySiifu * Fred Frith (Solo) * Fred Frith & Ikue Mori * Hatis Noit * Helen Gillet * Henry Threadgill, Vijay Iyer, & Dafnis Prieto * Henry Threadgill’s ZOOID * Herbie Hancock * Hermanos Gutiérrez * Horse Lords * Hurray for the Riff Raff * Jake Blount * James Brandon Lewis * Jana Horn * Jason Moran & the Harlem Hellfighters * JG Thirlwell + Ensemble * Jlin * Joan Shelley * Joanna Sternberg * Medeski • Russo • Ribot * Joe Russo’s Selcouth Quartet featuring Stuart Bogie, Jonathan Goldberger & Jon Shaw * John Paul Jones * Jon Batiste * Julian Lage and the Speak to Me Band * Ka Baird * Kassa Overall * King Britt * Kristin Hersh * KMRU * Knoxville Symphony Orchestra * Kokoroko * Kurt Vile & the Violators * Laraaji & Suphala * Laurie Anderson & Sexmob: Let X=X * Low Leaf * Make A Move * Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog  * Mary Halvorson * MAVI * The Messthetics * Min Xiao-Fen with River Guerguerian * Molly Lewis * Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway * Mr. Sun * Myra Melford’s Fire and Water * Nik Bärtsch’s RONIN * Paul Lazar: Cage Shuffle * Rhiannon Giddens * Ringdown (Caroline Shaw & Danni Lee) * Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe * Robin Holcomb * Roc Marciano * Sam Amidon * Samora Pinderhughes * Secret Chiefs 3 * Sexmob * Shabaka Hutchings * Slauson Malone 1 * Sleepytime Gorilla Museum * Sofía Rei & Jorge Roeder * Son Rompe Pera * Sons of Chipotle (John Paul Jones & Anssi Karttunen) * Suzi Analogue *  Third Coast Percussion * Threadgill, Iyer & Prieto * Titan to Tachyons * Tomeka Reid Quartet * Tord Gustavsen Trio * Tredici Bacci * Trevor Dunn’s Trio-Convulsant avec Folie à Quatre * Trio Mediæval * Tyondai Braxton * Unwound * Very Very Circus * Void Patrol * Wayne Horvitz Gravitas Quartet * Yasmin Williams * Yvette Janine Jackson * Zsela

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