People from all around metro Atlanta and well beyond came together at Centennial Olympic Park on April 21st-23rd to celebrate Earth Day (and 420) with Atlanta’s beloved Sweetwater Brewery. With nearly 55,000 music and beer lovers attending this year’s 13th annual Sweetwater 420 Festival, the festival-goers were treated to an eclectic mix of music that highlighted not only local Atlanta artists, but many of the heavy hitters on the jam band scene. While the lineup was jam heavy, Sweetwater 420 Fest 2017 brought something for everyone, a great weekend for all of the attendees.
Day 1 of the 2017 Sweetwater 420 Festival kicked off with local favorites, Moontower, who delivered the goods with some outstanding originals and a few choice covers to get the crowd moving.
Due to the Hip Abduction’s singer having voice problems they got the main stage crowd dancing with a fun and off-the-cuff DJ set with a ton of back and forth with the audience.
As the Friday heat started to rise so did the volume with Samantha Fish on the Planet 420 Stage with some great riffs and powerful vocals.
Dirty Heads brought the energy and the flow to the main stage and had the crowd bouncing from the first beat.
One of the days most anticipated acts, Twiddle did not disappoint. Their loyal crowd got there early and jammed along with them the entire set.
Moe, no stranger to the Sweetwater 420 Fest was outstanding as usual, with folks on the sidestage literally hanging from the rafters.
Next up Talib Kweli was a powerhouse of rhythm and rhymes and the Trey Anastasio Band with their 3+ hour set was quite simply a showstopper.
Check out John McNicholas’ photos from Day 1 of Sweetwater 420 Fest 2017: