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Monterey International Pop Festival 50th Anniversary

Monterey International Pop Festival 50th anniversary
Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey CA
June 17-19, 2017
Photographer/Writer: Susan J Weiand

Monterey International Pop Festival, celebrating 50 years, maintained a “music, love and flowers” mindset throughout the festival grounds, with an ambiance that hearkened back to the Summer of Love. An on-site photo gallery, a tribute to the film, art exhibits and hands-on workshops also added to the scene.

It was a weekend full of big moments. Artists on this year’s lineup shared the sentiment that they were honored and inspired to represent the festival’s rich history at the 50-year celebration. They paid tribute to the 1967 performers by covering their songs, highlighted by Leon Bridges & Nathaniel Rateliff’s duet of Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay.” Continue reading Monterey International Pop Festival 50th Anniversary

10 Questions with…Jamie McLean

Words and photos by Bob Compton / bobcompton.com

Its the hands that you start to notice. His and theirs.

I recently joined Michael Franti and Spearhead on their "Yell Fire" tour.  Night after night, once the show started everybody in every venue had their hands in the air for the whole evening, save during some of Michael's softer, acoustic numbers.  During those, the audience was quiet, giving him and his words their rapt attention.

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