Big Ears Festival – set for Mar. 26-29 in Knoxville, Tenn. – announced today that it has been canceled amid growing concerns about COVID-19.
“It has become clear that we must cancel Big Ears 2020,” wrote the festival in a statement. “Just 48 hours ago, we were optimistic that there was a path forward; but with events surrounding COVID-19 developing rapidly along with the obvious need for urgent steps to contain its spread, we simply cannot move forward with the festival as scheduled.”
The event has announced that it will issue refunds to all ticket holders. “We will be offering refunds to all ticket purchasers (assuming you purchased your tickets from our authorized vendor, Front Gate),” the statement read. “Within the next day or two, we will be emailing ticket holders with information about the process for securing your refund.”
Read Big Ears’ full statement here.