Lets take a brief moment and recap Trampled by Turtles’ first annual Palomino Festival. The festival focused heavily on folk/bluegrass music, with some funk sprinkled in. Speaking of sprinkles, this show nearly turned Woodstock due to the heavy downpour that ensued for a good portion of the event. Due to the rain, we were only able to capture limited moments of the festival — but the images we have, we feel represent what happened rather well.
Outside of TBT, our favorite standout performance had to be the 65 year old Charles Bradley. The man is essentially James Brown reincarnated, and he was absolutely one hell of a show to watch perform. From a variety of covers, to original material – the man gave it his all on the stormy afternoon.
As far as the layout is concerned, Palomino held over 10,000 people inside Canterbury’s racetrack, unlike Soundset’s location. When the rain came, the backup plan worked bringing the crowd inside the racetrack/casino area. Ideal? No, not for 10,000 + people as it was a near 30mn wait to grab food or beer. All in all, if there is a second year, we plan on getting early bird tickets to see what round two has in store.
Yesterday was the Summer Beer Dabbler, which happened to sell out and it is no surprise that it did. Unfortunately, I had to work during our #1 beer festival and will now have to try the Twin Cities Beer Fest. Instead of 65 breweries like the Beer Dabbler, this beer festival will include 25+ breweries. If it is anything remotely close to the Winter Beer Dabbler, you will need a sober ride home. Your Beer Fest ticket will include free admission to the horse races, which begin at 1:30 PM. The VIP tickets seem quite beneficial, and I am giving some thought into purchasing these. VIP includes: 12oz. pours of select beers and FREE food. You’ll also have access to seating, separate bathrooms, and other perks. Admission to live racing at Canterbury Park and a $10 blackjack match play is included plus $5 gift card to Cuzzy’s Brickhouse. Limited VIP tickets are available, so make sure to snatch one up soon.