Our good friend Pete Merriman (@PeteLikesMusic) went to his first Bear Creek Music Festival and took this great set of photos from the festivities. Peep the full gallery for shots from the grounds, Garage a Trois, Marco Benevento Trio, tons of Skerik and George Porter, Jr. sit-ins, and Trey Anastasio Band and their headlining set on Saturday night at the festival. There’s a few of Nikki Glaspie and Johnny Vidacovich lending their talents all over the stages, including some great shots of when Johnny V. sat in with Medeski, Martin & Wood.

I chatted with Pete briefly and he’s nothing but blown away by the event front to back. Maybe I can convince him to give us a play-by-play, but for now check out his gallery and start paying attention for news on next year’s dates and lineup as it comes in… – Editor