Words and Photos by Craig J. Sandor

Good Weather, good , good people, good times and all for a good cause (The 2012 raised over $1 million to help kids in need) – the 2012 Life is good Festival in Canton, MA certainly lived up to its name!

This festival is like no other that I have attended and I have to honestly say, it’s by far the best one I’ve been to. With a crowd made up more of children than adults, it was impossible not to have a smile on your face throughout the whole weekend. This wasn’t all about music though; it was about family fun and family time as well. From BMX stunt jumping, potato sack races, magicians, arts & crafts plus more, the children ruled this festival. There was even music for the little ones featuring such acts as on the main stage to kick off each day, but the kids even had their own tent filled with live music through the days, so their ears were full of great beats the whole time.

& Orleans Avenue @ 2012 || Photo by Craig J. Sandor

With that said, there of course was a lineup that would keep everyone moving and grooving all weekend long. With a variety of acts such as & Orleans Avenue, & The Dap Kings, , and closing out Saturday night, and & finishing up the weekend, who could leave there unsatisfied? Along with the beautiful voices of and , there was also awesome music coming from , , as well as festival regulars . R&B singer brought some music to the main stage that kept everyone on their toes. Moreover, being introduced to acts for the first time such as , , Muck and The Mires, and will have me attentively keeping an ear out for them in the future.

@ 2012 Festival || Photo by Craig J. Sandor

This is a weekend that everyone should experience as far as festivals go as it was surprisingly clean (no garbage in site), safe, very convenient to get to (via shuttle or public transportation), and there was nothing but positive and smiles to be had all around.

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