Cape Gazette

2013 Firefly Music Festival keeps going strong

Jun 23, 2013
Photo by: Daren Criswell Tom Petty lights up the main stage June 22 with the Heartbreakers at Firefly.

The good times kept going strong June 22 - Firefly Day 2 in Dover. Despite late-night concerts and little sleep, music fans rallied for acts - such as Alabama Shakes, MGMT and headliner Tom Petty.  The event continued June 23, with Vampire Weekend, Foster the People and Passion Pit, among many others.

Firefly Music Festival
(Video by: Daren and Billie Criswell)
Umbrellas seem to float, creating an ethereal atmosphere at The Woodlands. (Photo by: Daren Criswell)
Firefly's atmosphere is fun and eclectic.  Shown (l-r) Andrew McKay, Shara Norris, Alicia McKay, Abram McKay and Jake Miller are all decked out in patriotic gear, ready to enjoy the great live music. (Photo by: Billie Criswell)
Jason Choma danced and enjoyed The Alabama Shakes with his flower. (Photo by: Billie Criswell)
Alex Eckstein blows bubbles waiting for Kopecky Family Band in the Coffeehouse (Photo by: Billie Criswell)
Brittany Howard performs June 22 with the Grammy-nominated Alabama Shakes. (Photo by: Daren Criswell)
Alex Ebert of Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros energizes the crowd. (Photo by: Daren Criswell)
A hot air balloon glows at Firefly. (Photo by: Daren Criswell)
Jamie Shinault, left, and Claire Retkitzke enjoy the festival. (Photo by: Billie Criswell)
Dogfish Head President Sam Calagione wants YOU to have a great time at Firefly.  The thirsty masses enjoyed the official beer of the festival, Dogfish's Firefly Ale. (Photo by: Billie Criswell)
Jim James, frontman of My Morning Jacket, performs June 22.  Firefly is a stop on James' solo tour. (Photo by: Daren Criswell)
Lead singers Gabe Simon and Kelsey Kopecky from the Kopecky Family Band sing on the Coffeehouse stage. (Photo by: Daren Criswell)
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