The inaugural Blackstock Music festival was quite a treat. From the time you entered the property and drove down the long and winding dirt road to the camping and music area, the grounds looked phenomenal. Camping was allowed virtually anywhere in the main parking area – a huge field surrounded by trees that you could set up camp under. I found it rather refreshing that you had the freedom to find friends to camp with rather than being corralled in like a herd of cattle as is usually the case in these situations.
Two massive, side-by-side stages made up the heart of the music area so bands could load in and out while bands finished up on the opposite stage. Thanks to this sweet set up, there was hardly any downtime between the larger acts that played on those stages in the evenings and nights. Spread out in the corners of the music area were two smaller stages providing a more intimate area for some of the smaller bands to rock out. Small or not though, these little stages got to bumpin’ on more than one occasion, one of which was TJ Lazer’s performance.
Weather was gorgeous for the majority of the weekend and all of the festival perks and shenanigans you’d want were in tow – a variety of food and craft vendors, talented artisans, live painters, fire dancers, and all of the glow sticks and laser lights your heart desired. I was highly pleased and impressed with the festival and the staff that made it possible and I can’t wait until the return of Blackstock. Enjoy the sampling of photos on this page and stay tuned for a blog where we’ll share more photos, stories, and perhaps some audio and video! Special thanks to Jason Newton for helping us get some fantastic shots!
Dave – Fête Mobile Music Man