Rolling Stone’s Review of Big Ears

We’re so honored by Rolling Stone’s amazing coverage of our festival! Check out their full review here.

Big Ears Coverage from The New York Times

The reviews of Big Ears continue to roll in, and this time we’re proud to share a review from our friends at The New York Times, who’ve been fans of Big Ears for quite some time now. Read the review in … Continue reading

The New York Times Big Ears Podcast

Ben Ratliff covered Big Ears for The New York Times, and Christopher Weingarten did the same for Rolling Stone. Now, they’re sitting down together at The New York Times (Artsbeat Blog) to discuss Big Ears, a festival they say “stands apart because of its commitment … Continue reading

Consequence of Sound’s Top 10 Big Ears performances

Consequence of Sound revisited their top 10 performances of Big Ears, highlighting the especially prevalent collaborative nature of the festival: ”almost every performer stuck around town to catch the other sets, tinker with fellow musicians, or straight up hang out.” Read more.

Paste Magazine’s Day-by-Day Recaps

Paste Magazine also spent the weekend with us, noting, “This music insists that we really listen, and it seems indicative of a fast-paced, quick-consuming pop music culture that we are reminding people that music is made to listen to.” Revisit the … Continue reading

Vice’s Music Blog Covers Big Ears

No strangers to musical exploration, Vice’s Noisey music team also paid us a visit for the entirety of the weekend, where writer Grayson Currin concluded, ”Big Ears created an ecosystem of those searching for a new experience, both during sets from iconoclasts that … Continue reading

London cultural magazine The Quietus Reviews Big Ears

The Quietus hopped across the pond to pay us a visit for the weekend of the festival, and after the music, activities, and Knoxville immersion, they concluded, “[Big Ears] is unique among the American festivals in that it enlists musicians, not by … Continue reading