Preview: Big Ears 2014
There’s little doubt that AC Entertainment are some serious heavy hitters when it comes to the organization and execution of festivals. While the long-running Bonnaroo is the biggest and best example, and the just-announced-as-defunct Mountain Oasis Festival (itself a sort of ersatz Moogfest, which itself had long been an AC event) was a wonderful event that somehow didn’t pan out for them, they run some festivals that have existed in the shadow of the more-publicized events.
Chief among these is the upcoming Big Ears Festival, in Knoxville TN. Started in 2009 (and on hiatus for some succeeding years), the festival returns March 28-30. And the lineup – often characterized as “esoteric” – is nothing if not intriguing.
One of the chief advantages that Big Ears purports to enjoy is its location: downtown at multiple venues in a walkable metro area. Knoxville’s by no means a big city, and the primary venues are within blocks of each other.
And then, before the dust settles, it’ll be time for Moogfest 2014.
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