Newport Folk Festival 2017

My second straight year at the world famous Newport Folk Festival was just as amazing as the year before. While the line up didn't blow me away as it was rolled out this year, it turned out to be a pretty perfect line up. There were a couple of tributes to music legends Bill Withers and the late Chuck Berry, as well as a set of protest music by a treasure trove of artists. The weather held out and everyone and their mother came to end the show with John Prine, including special guests Roger Waters and Lucius. This festival is a can't miss affair every year. Highlights from the weekend below.

Bonnaroo 2017

I'm lucky to know some great people who help take care of the press at festivals and shows in general and Big Hassle Media are among the best in the business. I was planning on getting married the weekend before Bonnaroo, which happened and was glorious, and it was never for certain I was going to be able to go cover the festival, but they gave me the ok, as did my new wife, and down I went to the farm. It was an interesting year with the introduction of an EDM-only stage, but attendance was up from 2016 and the weather was perfect. Here are a bunch of highlights from another great Bonnaroo