Finster Fest '16

It was a real treat to play Howard Finster's Paradise Garden for the Finster Fest '16 homecoming Sunday May 29th in Summerville, GA. Having grown up with parents who collected Finster's art and a childhood cat named Finster, playing in the garden felt not unlike coming home and playing to family and friends. Stereotrash artists: The Briars, Muletide Perkins, The Donors, and Tina & The Goose took over the main stage and sweated it out from 1-5pm. It was a fantastic experience to get to play in the middle of Paradise Garden, surrounded by all of Finster's work and watch old and young people alike glow with appreciation of the all encompassing art that was Finster Fest.

photo by Bryan Mullins

photo by Bryan Mullins

Shout out to the lemonade guy who was looking out for us and donated a few icy Arnold Palmers and some sherbet to keep us going! Thanks to Peter Loose for throwing us copies of his wonderfully illustrated book, Bongo Has Many Friends. Thanks to Seth for the invite, thanks to Todd, Tina and Mule for capturing some photos, thanks to Andy for supplying the PA, to Adam and Graham for showing up early and scoping out the scene for the rest of us and last but not least, many thanks to all the volunteers, artists, musicians, and visitors who brought such a great vibe and helped make Finster Fest '16 such a memorable experience. Looking forward to next year!