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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    About half the venues are all standing unless you buy a VIP ticket. A lot of the bands I'll be looking to see will be in the all standing venues. Generally the more rock/youth focused bands.
    Isn't it also true that you DO get a seat, but that there are, generally, a bunch of people standing in front of your seats; that there isn't a clear sight-line? That's what it looked like to me, but I might be mistaken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    Isn't it also true that you DO get a seat, but that there are, generally, a bunch of people standing in front of your seats; that there isn't a clear sight-line? That's what it looked like to me, but I might be mistaken.
    They fixed that last time ( a little ) by placing the vip seating to one side of the stage ( at the Standard and Mill & Mine ).
    So it's seated, But, in front of a speaker stack. The way in back seats are still available, but not held for VIP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    So I'm going a different route with the hotel this year, and giving the Cumberland House a shot. It is on the Big Ears hotel list...it is technically 0.7 miles from the TN Theater, but is only a few blocks away from the Knoxville museum which means if I'm feeling lazy, I can grab the free shuttle service to get to the further venues. Or, I could spring for parking downtown and just drive the half mile. Or, my legs are still pretty darn functional so I may just hoof it...that way I can have even MORE falafel + spicy garlic chicken and still burn them calories like a witch in Salem

    The total cost for the weekend at Cumberland was only about $100 more than a single night at the Hilton so....yeah, I'm going to give it a try
    Word travels fast, all sold out at the Cumberland. A night at the Hilton is 255 so perhaps you didn't get a "room".
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    Word travels fast, all sold out at the Cumberland. A night at the Hilton is 255 so perhaps you didn't get a "room".
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    Only difference I can see is that by default, checkout was Sunday and I moved the date to Monday so I wouldn't need to miss anything Sunday night.

    Either way? I'm happy to give Cumberland a go
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    Courtyard Marriot Downtown will be my home for the festival.I saw Cumberland was sold out and just did an eeny-meeny on the others.Hilton is a bit too rich for my wallet.

    I bought the VIP ticket also, in the hope of getting a seat for those "mostly standing" shows.We'll see how that works out.
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    The seating will hopefully be improved even more this year from prior years. I know at Mill + Mine, VIP seating was terrific. The Standard was a mixed bag. With the churches and the Bijou, it was a matter of getting in the damned door before the place hit capacity.

    Tennessee was never an issue.

    Also...the free shuttle service they have is really nice. It wasn't TERRIFIC in 2019 (I thought it was a bit on the slow side) but again...it's a lovely free service and they may well have improved upon that as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markwoll View Post
    Word travels fast, all sold out at the Cumberland. A night at the Hilton is 255 so perhaps you didn't get a "room".
    I was one of those who hastened the sellout at the Cumberland. Glad I thought to canvas lodging early.

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    So the Crowne Plaza will have to do, so far. Seemingly lowest cost and best location ( unless I get a room facing the train tracks again ).
    So no Crowne now the Residence Inn, seems like a better deal, pretty central.
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    Tickets purchased. Got a reservation at the Hyatt.

    Pretty stoked. Will be my fourth Big Ears. It’s aways a great time!!

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    Ticket secured. Now for additional booking announcements and eventual schedule and vaccination policy announcements. 6 months to go!

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    Got my ticket

    Got my room (at the Cumberland House)

    (thanks to Zappaeverafter for facilitating all this!!!)

    really looking forward to this...not just for the music but to hopefully meet up with some of you maniacs!

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    Yep...got my pass, will see you peeps in Knoxville
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    More acts announced.
    https://bigearsfestival.org/big-ears...ist-additions/

    Second Wave Lineup Additions:
    Patti Smith and Her Band
    Patti Smith: Words & Music
    John Medeski
    Julian Lage Trio
    Marisa Anderson & William Tyler
    Yasmin Williams
    Maeve Gilchrist
    GEORGE
    Ben LaMar Gay
    Evan Ziporyn
    Mind Maintenance
    Claire Rousay
    Odean Pope & Immanuel Wilkens
    Ensemble Dal Niente & Ken Vandermark
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    Will be happy to check out Claire Rousay for certain in that list. I'm sure there will be others that will be enjoyable as well
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    Don't really know any of those except Patti Smith.
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    ^ ^ ^ ^

    I have heard very good things about Julian Lage's trio.
    Odeon Pope is a Philadelphia jazz legend and very good.
    Ken Vandermark is always worth seeing in any configuration.
    Mind Maintenance is Chad Taylor (drums) and Joshua Abrams (bass); both excellent figures (although I don't know the MM albums).
    Evan Z is a interesting composer and clarinetist and one of the Founders of Bang On A Can, which means that you can draw a line from him to something like Big Ears.

    Those are just the ones I know off the top of my head. These are all very solid additions, imo.
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    Sweet - as usual I'll be going in fairly oblivious but excited
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    They have slid in the daily performers, so's to narrow things down a bit.
    https://bigearsfestival.org/2022-festival/
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    Thursday
    Dan Weiss Starebaby - Theon Cross - Sparks - Shabaka Hitchins - Attacca Quartet - Patti Smith

    Friday
    Sons Of Kemet - Julien Lage Trio - L'Rain

    Saturday
    John Zorn - Nubya Garcia - Kronos Quartet - Caroline Shaw & Attacca Quartet

    Sunday
    John Zorn - Alabaster Deplume
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    So far and subject to change:

    Thursday-Trefoil-75 Dollar Bill-Fennesz-Dan Weiss-Tristan Perich......

    Friday-Claire Rousey-Jeff Parker-Andrew Cyrille-Julian Lage-Craig Taborn.........

    still pondering Saturday and Sunday.
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    Here is a Lage live clip from a few years back that I always liked:


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    Show at the Pilot Light have been announced, in case you need More.
    https://bigearsfestival.org/big-ears...e-pilot-light/
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    Quote Originally Posted by markwoll View Post
    Show at the Pilot Light have been announced, in case you need More.
    https://bigearsfestival.org/big-ears...e-pilot-light/
    I dont know any of these performers...are these late shows generally?

    Any recommendations for these shows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neuroticdog View Post
    I dont know any of these performers...are these late shows generally?

    Any recommendations for these shows?

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    I think the shows are usually scattered throughout the days/times of the festival.

    Earwig Deluxe - bizarre, unique, and funny. It's a solo performance artist with poetry, operatic singing (occasional yelling), dancing to weird lo-fi backing tracks.

    Dead Rider is pretty legendary Chicago rock.

    Joseph Allred - spiritual folk acoustic

    Dana - psych punk with some theremin

    Horcerer - dark goth electronic operatic NIN/Bowie-esque

    The Drips - hard to describe art punk rock - sort of Beefheart band + Half Japanese + Sun City Girls or something

    Recovered Media - solo electronic

    Those are the ones I'm most familiar with.

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    ^^^ I appreciate this...thank you!

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