26-27 August 2016 - Sun Dried Music Fest in Mason, Michigan (USA)
This seventh annual event was another success, despite the heavy rains on Saturday morning. As they say, "rain or shine", and they were good to their word. The first bands played to very small crowds, due to the very heavy rain, and the vendors were without customers. However, the rain ceased and the weather became excellent and huge crowds turned out for the excellent music at hand.
It all started on Friday night with the Life Support Band playing for four hours as they did in the last several years. I have to give them a lot of credit for being able to handle such a long stand. As usual there was a good collection of vendors lining Maple Street, a beer tent and two stages (plus a third children's stage). All day Saturday the music was continuously alternating between the Main Stage at Maple and Jefferson and the 2nd stage at Ash and Jefferson streets. I attempted to document all the groups performing this year by shuttling back and forth between home and the Music Fest on my TerraTrike, but this was a bit overwhelming so failure was certain. Still I got quite a few photos of the activities and have provided web site and Facebook links as well as I could below.
Like last year I am cramming everything onto one web page with some general photos, including the Farmers' Market (which had to move to Lee Austin Park a few blocks to the west). I hope you enjoy the photos.
If you want to go directly to the bands below Click Here. The bands are listed in alphabetical order with the performance times and stages used listed. Notice that two bands (Taylor Taylor and Shotguns & Violins) swapped places in the schedule and they are listed below in the actually order in which they performed.
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All photos were all taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera mostly with an Olympus PRO 12-40/2.8 along with a few shots with other lenses. Given the heavy rains at times I was glad that my camera and main lens were weather proof.
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