"The film captures the essence of an event that 'ties the city together.'"
— Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"For years to come, this reverent doc will lead music lovers back to NOLA."
— Dwight Brown, DwightBrownInk.com
"The movie is conscientiously attentive to the festival’s homegrown eclecticism."
— Glenn Kenny, New York Times
"A rollicking, heartfelt shout-out to a cherished fairground blowout that has long buoyed a routinely troubled city."
— Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"To paraphrase an admonition from a classic Rolling Stones album: This movie should be played real loud. And in venues where people can, if they choose, get up and dance."
— Joe Leydon, Variety
"It’s a history lesson you can dance to, and at times it’s an unexpectedly mournful and moving portrait of a city that has an intimate relationship with death and damage."
— Steve Pond, TheWrap
"The ebullient history — which also cites on-site food tents as a mind-blowing component of the fest’s appeal — becomes tearful when Hurricane Katrina decimates New Orleans in 2005."
— Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
"Music fans of assorted persuasions will be delighted with the samples served up here, although the subject is so vast and varied that something like a six or ten-hour miniseries would be required to begin to do it justice."
— Todd McCarthy, Deadline Hollywood Daily