Northern New Jersey continued its tradition of summertime music festivals this past weekend as Farm Music Festival returned to the beautiful Rickey Farms. The weekend was jam-packed with great music, art and people as thousands of campers filled the festival grounds.
With acts ranging from the up-and-coming Tweed, to dubstep fusion artist Eoto, there was a great mix of music all weekend long. During the day campers got their groove on and rocked out to some of the best national and local jam bands while the nighttime belonged to the DJs, who spun everything from funk to trap.
A memorable moment came on the third and final night as the owners of Rickey Farms took the stage right before the headliner Papadosio and gave an impassioned speech about keeping the smaller festival scene alive and preserving the good times and good vibes among campers. The couple held hands and praised the crowd for an excellent weekend announcing a record crowd for the weekend and gave way to Papadosio, who blew away the crowd with their set.
There is a lot to be said for the smaller festival scene, which provides its own unique atmosphere, especially compared to some of the larger ones like Electric Forest. The smaller festivals are being threatened by the scale and potency of the bigger ones because of their ability to draw the biggest artists and amenities. However, Farm Music Festival continued to prove this weekend that they are alive and well, giving festival goers a weekend to remember.
Here is a taste of Papadosio’s latest single “Find Your Cloud”