Your Choice Music Festival (local or regional)
FIRST PLACE: Moods of the Madison
SECOND PLACE: Red Ants Pants
THIRD PLACE: SLAM/Sweet Pea
Moods of the Madison has a longstanding commitment to variety, hence the “moods” of the music. We love it for the diversity, with 2016’s festival featuring The Wailers (yes, the band that once backed Bob Marley), rockers Young the Giant and electronic DJ and producer Bassnectar. This year’s fest also pioneered the “silent disco” concept in the area, with dancing well into the night to music fed through wireless headphones.