By Jamie Bayers
The third annual Trunk 7 Music Festival at Musquodoboit Harbour’s Peace Park was a big success, attracting more people than ever before to enjoy the many talented musicians on the Eastern Shore. Music fans could enjoy rock, country, folk, blues, psychedelic, rap, and indie music during the festival’s Friday night/all-day Saturday run. Both days were sunny and warm, drawing large crowds.
“There’s so much talent here, it rocks,” Dave Roberts, Trunk 7 coordinator, said passionately as he hurried around the festival during the busy weekend. “It’s amazing how many people are here, it’s awesome to see people enjoying it, and taking part. I just love it.”
Friday was hot, and stayed warm into the evening. People socialized and grabbed food from the various vendors. The beer tent was full of people from 6pm until 12am, and everyone found a song or two they could jam out to. When Hillsburn, the Friday headliners, began to play, the crowd moved up to the stage to finish the night off with an excitement that carried over into Saturday.
Saturday was warm but offered a breeze to cool down the musicians and the audience. The afternoon had plenty of youth and local talent with a variety of styles to appeal to most people’s preferences. More people arrived in the evening, and the beer tent was even more packed than before, producing a waiting line. The Stanfields, headliners for Saturday, revved up the crowd and had everyone dancing into the early morning.
[Note: For photos of ALL the performers, check out the Cooperator’s Facebook album.]