Knoxville, Tenn. -- Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale has proclaimed this weekend, March 26-28, as Big Ears Festival Weekend in Knox County. Mayor Ragsdale visited the offices of Festival organizer Ashley Capps, president of A.C. Entertainment, to issue the proclamation.
"We are thrilled to have such a wonderful showcase of the music and musicians of our area," the Mayor told Capps. "We really appreciate this creative festival and the needed boost it brings to tourism in Knox County."
The Big Ears Festival debuted in Knox County in 2009 and has been cited by the New York Times as an event "...for people who like hearing nuanced music in excellent theaters." More than 50 concerts are planned during the weekend, plus talks, exhibitions, and other activities.
The Festival's mission is "to offer an exciting and dynamic platform of musical and artistic discovery by artists possessed of singular and unique visions that stand apart from the mainstream." Find out more about the Festival at www.bigearsfestival.com/2010/.