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Fashion Meets Music Festival

September 5 & 6, 2015

Columbus, Ohio

Images by Vasquez Photography

Full gallery can be found at: Full Gallery


The second annual Fashion Meets Music Festival took place over Labor Day weekend in The Arena District of downtown Columbus, Ohio. The lineup included several bands over the course of two days. Saturday’s lineup highlights included machineheart, SOJA, Kid Runner, Ludacris, O.A.R., Rachel Platten, ZZ Ward, and Young The Giant. Ludacris drew the biggest crowd despite the heat on Saturday afternoon, and Young The Giant provided a perfect set to close down day one. Hearing the entire crowd sing along to “Cough Syrup” was definitely the most memorable moment of the day.

Day two kicked off on the Stella Artois Stage with Andy Grammer and his high energy set.  The Nashville based band, The Nearly Deads, rocked the smaller Jagermeister Stage. Leader singer, Theresa Jeane, was all over the stage and provided some epic photo opportunities for everyone in the crowd.

Toronto based Lights, performed her Electro-Soul Pop in the steamy afternoon on the iHeart Radio Stage. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness performed several crowd favorites including his summer hit “Cecilia and the Satellite” on the same stage. Andrew wasn’t afraid to engage his fans. He at one point jumped into the photo pit and reached out to the crowd. He then jumped back onto the stage and began singing from on top of his grand piano.

The anticipation for AWOLNATION had been building all day. They hit the stage in a sea of hazy lights, and the band played at full force. Lead singer, Aaron Bruno’s, vocals ranged from a whisper to full-on scream and blended perfectly with the bands intense wall of electronics and rocking guitars.

Closing the entire festival was St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark. She was a perfect fit for the festival with her long history of art-rock performances, choreographed dancing, and amazing guitar shredding. After performing Annie mentioned on her Instagram feed that she was officially retiring her black cat suit and dancing shoes from the Digital Witness Tour.

I’m looking forward to next year’s lineup with great anticipation to see how this small festival will continue to grow. For more info:

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