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Big Ears Festival’s 10th annual musical celebration wrapped up its four-day run in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Sunday with anticipated performances from jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, trumpet player Wadada Leo Smith and the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Bill Frisell ended his string of performances throughout the weekend with his group, Bill Frisell’s Harmony, in an afternoon …

Photos and story by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer Big Ears Festival continued into the weekend with a jam-packed day of music Saturday, filling theaters, museums and bars alike across the city of Knoxville. The day was highlighted by striking performances by modern-classical composer Nils Frahm, historic jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette and banjo player and …

Photo courtesy of Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival  Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival announced the daily line-up for its eighteenth annual summer celebration Tuesday morning. The legendary festival is scheduled to return to Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee, from June 13 through 16. Headliners of this year’s festival include Phish, Childish Gambino, Post Malone, …

Photos and story by Karly Cordell / Contributing Writer The third annual Dogma Dance Off Music Festival was held at the Murfreesboro Little Theatre on Saturday. Created and hosted by Ethan Boyd, Dogma Dance Off originated as a small festival with close friends in his parents’ backyard. The free festival has since grown and hosted …

Photo courtesy of  Oaklands Park By Marcus Maddox/ Contributing writer Acorn Festival, a new music event, will be held in Murfreesboro this Saturday. The festival features a range of indie rock, folk and Americana music. Locally and nationally known artists will showcase their talent at Murfreesboro’s Oakland Park grounds. Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation and Oakland …

Amory Godley // Contributing writer On Sept. 26-27, the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in Franklin, Tennessee, will showcase many different genres, from New Orleans big bands to Americana artists. The two-day festival lineup features seven artists who call Nashville their home. Here’s a run-down on each one to help you secure your weekend schedule: Holly Williams – Farm …