Candler Park Music + Food Festival – write up + photos

Last month, I headed to Atlanta’s beautiful Candler Park for the Candler Park Music and Food Festival. This was a decent-sized annual festival–I had never been before, but the setup was great and it was very efficiently run, which I haven’t always found to be the case with outdoor festivals.

Unfortunately, I had to work Friday and was super late getting into town on Saturday due to construction practically my entire way from Athens. I was only able to catch two bands, but they were both fantastic. The entire lineup was great and the crowd was really friendly, with great arts and food vendors as well. I look forward to checking out the festival in future years!

The first act I saw was Houndmouth. I’ve been a fan of them for a little while and think they’ll hit it really big soon. I love the addition of saxophone into rock. I really feel like they are best when doing 50s/60s style songs–they have a wonderful cover of Dion’s classic Runaround Sue.

Next up was Gov’t Mule. Jam bands aren’t usually my cup of tea, but Warren Haynes is of course an all-time great, and I found myself enjoying their set. They went over really well with the massive crowd!

More photos after the jump.