Patti Smith Added To Big Ears Festival Lineup

Patti Smith will make her Big Ears Festival debut in Knoxville, Tennessee, in March.

The rock icon, writer, poet and photographer will perform with her band as well as present a literary program / conversation during the March 26-29 weekend.

Cited by Rolling Stone in 2010 as one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, Smith galvanized the New York punk scene in 1975 with the release of her debut album, Horses.

She is now a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as well as a Commander of the French Ministry of Culture’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Smith received the National Book Award in 2010 for her memoir, “Just Kids,” which chronicles her friendship and journey in art with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

She has since published several other acclaimed collections of poetry and prose, including the recently released “The Year of the Monkey.”

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