This weekend I headed down to Cedar Point IL and had a blast photographing the Bigfoot Bandcamp music festival. If you are looking for a truly unique, laid back and intimate atmosphere, this was the place to be. The festival was held in a huge campground with the stage in the center so you could literally hop out of your tent and walk right down to the stage. A huge lineup of unique acts combined with a very laid back environment makes this an event you don't want to miss. I have it marked on my calendar for next year already. I got down after the show started, but I got to see Jaik Willis, Evacuate The Earth, The Voodoo Fix, The Krank Daddies, and topping the bill was The Reverend Horton Heat. Throw in some fire dancers, hula hoopers, and a burlesque show, its one of the best festivals I have ever been to.

Jaik Willis

I wasn't able to get down to the show until early afternoon, but when I arrived Jaik Willis was taking the stage. I was floored when he opened with a solo acoustic cover of Master of Puppets, beatboxing the rhythm section and pushing his acoustic guitar to the edge. An energetic set and a very unique talent, he was a lot of fun to see.

Jaik Willis

Check out all the photos of Jaik here, and you can find more information about Jaik and where he is going to be on his website.

Evacuate The Earth

Up next was Evacuate The Earth. I love bands that don't stick to the routine and I knew I was in for something special when I noticed the lead singer with two saxophones, a flute, a bull horn, and her own drum. The bassist had a theremin which needless to say you don't see very often.

Evacuate The Earth

You can see all my photos from their set here and more information about them on their website.

The Voodoo Fix

After a short break The Voodoo Fix stormed onto the stage. They recently moved from LA to Nashville where, from what I saw, they are going to make a huge splash in the local scene and well beyond.

The Voodoo Fix

You can see all my photos from their set here and more information about them on their website.

The Krank Daddies

The Krank Daddies came on stage and tore it up from the first second of their set. You have to respect any band that roars out a song called 'Johnny Cash Kicks Ass'. I had a hard time keeping up with them, but it was a blistering set that left my ears ringing.

The Krank Daddies

Check out all my photos from their set here and more information about them on their website.

Reverend Horton Heat

What else can anyone say about the Reverend Horton Heat? He's been rocking since almost before I was born and hasn't lost a step since. I've wanted to see him perform for years which makes it even more special that I got to shoot The Rev, Jimbo, and Paul. A great performance to cap off the night.

Reverend Horton Heat
Reverend Horton Heat

Thanks Rev.

Check out all the photos from their set here and find out where they'll be soon at their website.