On Saturday, September 15, 2012 there was an all day music festival in Delaware Park behind the Albright Knox Art Gallery. There were 11 stages, 100 bands, 70 artists and 200 dancers that performed between 10am and 10pm. The Music is Art Festival has been running for 10 years and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to finally attend one. I had an absolute blast! What I love about music is that it can bring people from various demographics together in one place. I saw kids singing karaoke on stage, grandmothers hippie dancing, foodies (so many trucks!), zombies and it wouldn’t be a music festival without the lone dancers off by a tree or directly in front of a DJ, tripping out, dancing rapidly within their own private sphere.
The Festival was well done and I really enjoyed myself. What amazed me was that it was completely free for the community of Buffalo to enjoy. My favorite artist, from the photo above, that I caught was DJ Arehouse. He was killing it on the Sky Mound Stage by Hoyt Lake. He was mixing up some delightful soulful classics. Looking forward to next year’s festival.