Big Ears Festival returns to Knoxville, Tennessee in 2023. The festival takes place on March 30 to April 2 at various venues in Knoxville, and today the full lineup has been revealed. The Big Ears 2023 lineup includes Amadou & Mariam, The Bad Plus, The Mountain Goats, Devendra Banhart, Andrew Bird, Iron and Wine, Ibeyi, Vijay Iyer (including a collaborative performance with Arooj Aftab and Shahzad Ismaily), Rickie Lee Jones, Charles Lloyd, Makaya McCraven, Los Lobos, Kevin Morby, Pino Palladino and Blake Mills, William Parker, The Weather Station, James “Blood” Ulmer, Marc Ribot, Son Lux, Christian McBride, Calexico, Steve Gunn, Bonny Light Horseman, Mary Halvorson, 700 Bliss, Lonnie Holley, Bill Orcutt Guitar Quartet, and more. Plus John Zorn will be performing eight shows as part of a special 70th birthday celebration, including a performance by Painkiller, his jazz-grind collaborative outfit featuring Bill Laswell and ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo.
Check out the full lineup over at the Big Ears website, along with additional information, including ticketing.
Makaya McCraven’s In These Times is featured on our recent list of the 22 Most Anticipated Albums of the Fall. We also recently reviewed Kevin Morby’s new album, This Is a Photograph, and The Mountain Goats’ Bleed Out.