Bad Weather Does Not Stop Live From The Lot: Photos, Videos & Audio
Images by: Meredith Kleiber
Live From The Lot :: 5.20-22.16 :: Ardmore Music Hall/Electric Factory :: Ardmore/Philadelphia, PA
Hosted by Ardmore Music Hall, the second Live From The Lot music festival was held last weekend. Inclement weather forced organizers to move Saturday’s planned outdoor performances in the venue’s parking lot to the nearby Electric Factory in Philadelphia. Action got underway Friday night at The Hall with sets by Electron and Tom Hamilton’s American Babies.
For the first time ever a second stage was erected inside Electric Factory to host Saturday’s slate of music which began with The Phonies and continued with The Pimps Of Joytime. Collaborations began during Charlie Hunter’s set as Snarky Puppy’s Chris Bullock sat-in. Another highlight Saturday was the Foundation Of Funk performance featuring The Meters’ George Porter Jr. and Zigaboo Modeliste with Eric Krasno and Neal Evans of Lettuce. NOLA rockers The Revivalists, keyboard whiz Marco Benevento and Snarky Puppy – who were joined by trumpeter Jennifer Hartswick and trombonist Natalie Cressman of Trey Anastasio Band – also played sets at Electric Factory. Matt Butler’s collaborative Everyone Orchestra capped off the night with an ensemble performance featuring Cressman and Hartswick, Modeliste, the Disco Biscuits keyboardist Aron Magner, Galactic’s bassist Rob Mercurio, Mike Gordon drummer John Kimock, guitarist Tom Hamilton, The Revivalists frontman David Shaw and others.
The Ardmore hosted a Sunday Morning Dead Brunch with Steve Kimock ahead of a full day of music in the parking lot outside the venue. Darla kicked the day off followed by Snarky Puppy who were joined by Krasno. The Greyboy Allstars featuring Karl Denson delivered a funky-jazzy set. The last outdoor performance Sunday was Soulive & Friends which included the Snarky Puppy Horns, Denson and Nigel Hall joining the collective. Sunday’s festivities came to a close with an indoor performance by Pink Floyd/Talking Heads/Phish tribute Pink Talking Fish. Below check out photos, audio and video from Live From The Lot.