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Photographer Erick Doxey trains his eye on Tinnabulation Music Festival's first year

click to enlarge Tinnabulation featured four stages and more than 50 acts, including OK Go, above and center below. - ERICK DOXEY
Erick Doxey
Tinnabulation featured four stages and more than 50 acts, including OK Go, above and center below.

The inaugural Tinnabulation Music Festival took over Riverfront Park this past weekend — at least the part of the park not currently under reconstruction — giving ticket holders the chance to see what a big-time festival looks like in the heart of the Lilac City.

click to enlarge The smoke from regional fires largely were gone by Sunday. - ERICK DOXEY
Erick Doxey
The smoke from regional fires largely were gone by Sunday.

Upon entry, music lovers found themselves strolling across bridges and alongside the river to four stages featuring more than 50 bands, ranging from local favorites like Summer in Siberia and Jango to headliners like the John Butler Trio and OK Go. Food and art vendors dotted the paths, and stand-up comics fired off jokes at seemingly random spots where festivalgoers walked by or congregated for a little shade or a beer.

click to enlarge Fans soak in the sounds. - ERICK DOXEY
Erick Doxey
Fans soak in the sounds.

For its first year, it was certainly a sight to behold — big and ambitious — and we look forward to Tinnabulation's second act.

click to enlarge OK Go - ERICK DOXEY
Erick Doxey
OK Go

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Dan Nailen

Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine and The Oregonian. He grew up across the country in an Air Force family and studied at...