Arroyo Seco Weekend is not fussy. The beer’s quite good, the food more than a cut above and, yes, it felt like a day in the park with a rich soundtrack. The inclusive, relaxed setting and vibe made for one of most satisfying fest experiences I’ve had outside New Orleans. Goldenvoice worked out many of the freshmen kinks to bring us a uniquely L.A. area festival that was musically textured and easy to navigate, with zero attitude, when it could have gone the other way. This lineup was not a festival replicant like so many that just change scenery. And name another fest west of the Mississippi where one could take in the spiritual sonics of Pharoah Sanders and cap the day with Neil Young. I thought so.
Arroyo Seco Weekend Photo Gallery Day One
Arroyo Seco Weekend Photo Gallery Day Two