On August 4th and 5th I had the great pleasure, honor, and privilege of attending and photographing the first annual FOLD Festival at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead, Long Island, New York. Having photographed MANY festivals before this was a wonderful change in setting in regards to what I am used to. This was not a parking lot, events space, empty warehouse, or stadium. Instead, it was nestled in a horse paddock on a beautiful farm and vineyard on the rustic North Fork. Many know this area as Long Island Wine Country. The music festival brought out some amazing talent who in some way had link to the wonderfully talented, Nile Rodgers. All of the artists who took part in the first annual festival brought out a great amount of enthusiasm, performance, and punch. Nile introduced acts such as Beck, Duran Duran, Pharrell, CHIC, Keith Urban, Janelle Monáe, Chuck D, Chaka Khan, and many more. Here are some photos of the musical acts I covered.
Looking forward to coming back next year for round 2 of the FOLD Festival.