Approximately 8,500 fans of jam rock, blues, funk, soul, bluegrass and more flocked to the heartland this past weekend for the inaugural Phases of the Moon Music and Art Festival, held at Kennekuk County Park just outside of the small town of Danville, Illinois, a stone's throw from the Illinois-Indiana border.
Like our current weather, a very hectic music scene cools off a bit after being overheated the past few weekends -- still plenty of fine offerings:
A very active week; the middle of it is somewhat frustrating, with some touring acts I really like butting heads Wednesday:
This year's LouFest was marked by some major changes. First up, the great weather. Last year was marked by some heavy, uninvited rain. Also, this year saw the addition of a fourth stage, which made things a bit more challenging for concertgoers. In order to get good real estate, it's best to leave a band's set 15 minutes early. Overall, a great first day for what's becoming a St. Louis institution. Sunday promises to be even better.
Lee Bains III is a Southern rock 'n' roll rebel with a cause.