Day 2 of Riot Fest got underway Friday afternoon in Douglass Park beneath sunny skies and warm winds before giving way to some rain and lightning by nighttime.
Lupe Fiasco, Beach Bunny, Smashing Pumpkins, Coheed and Cambria, Living Colour, Fishbone and a whole lot more performed for adoring fans.
Looking ahead to the rest of the fest, the lineup boasts Slipknot, Gwar and Run the Jewels, among others.
There are plenty of COVID-19 safety protocols in place for the festival including hand sanitizing and handwashing stations throughout the park, and an onsite COVID vaccination station (courtesy of St. Anthony Hospital; Pfizer and J&J vaccines only). In addition, all attendees must show proof of a full vax or negative COVID test results (the latter within 48 hours of entry date) accompanied by a valid, government-issued photo ID to gain entry each day.
A carnival provides a break from the music. And if you’re so inclined, a free onsite wedding chapel is available for those seeking to get married.
Here are some of the sights and sounds at Day 2 of Riot Fest: