Great music overflows the streets at Founders Fest | Arts & Culture
by Ryan Yuenger in OPINION
On a day filled with perfect weather, a variety of delicious Founders beer and local food, the clear standout was the music at Founders Fest. Highlights included That 1 Guy, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, and Soulive.
Attendees of this year’s Founders Fest had already been pouring in for 15 minutes, and the line for entry was still stretched around the block. People continued flowing into the street venue in front of Founders Brewery at 235 Grandville until there was barely space to move, but nobody seemed deterred because of all the great performances to come.
Kicking off the festival was local experiential spiritual folk rock band the Soil and the Sun. The high-energy performance from this seven piece group set the tone for a day of non-stop music on two adjacent stages. There was virtually no turnaround time between any of the bands to perform.
“I like how they have two stages this year,” says attendee Joel French. “I was worried that having two stages was going to make me miss out on some bands, but the way they had them right next to each other and alternating was perfect.”
Following the Soil and the Sun was a relaxing set from folk band Seth and May and Friends, which led right into...