I hopped on a shuttle bus Friday and Saturday that plopped me into the inaugural FORMAT Festival, an ambitious three-day music, art and technology event in our backyard.

The scene: Eclectic and funky for sure.

- Two main stages, "North of Oz" and "South of Oz," took turns with live acts and performance setups unfolding simultaneously, so festival-goers didn't miss a beat.

- The event included 50 artists and several station-like venues such as the pop-up disco barn, Smokey's — an "adult playground" with playful pastels and a stage built to look like the opening of a cat's mouth — a large-scale video installation, a dome for intimate indoor concerts and a "Bizarre Bazaar" with familiar local vendors like Onyx Coffee.


Post on September 26th, 2022, by Alex Golden with Axios