Day 3 of Shaky Knees in Atlanta’s Central Park was headlined by Tame Impala, a perfect closing act for a festival focused on indie and alternative acts. Crowds remained strong on Sunday, but the sprawling festival can easily accommodate even more people.
I started my day a little later than on Friday and Saturday, but I still managed to catch some great guitar work from Steve Gunn before heading to the Ponce stage for Old 97’s. From there, I swung by the Piedmont stage to catch a few minutes of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and then headed to the main stage — hot out there in the fields — for Aimee Mann and Ted Leo’s project The Both (more to come on them, for sure). Then I went back up to the Piedmont stage to join a huge crowd for Best Coast.
Then back to the main stage for Dr. Dog and then to the Ponce stage for a staggeringly good set by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. (Like any festival, lots of walking, obviously.)
I closed out the night with a great set from the reunited Ride and then Tame Impala.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue: