Chesterland ,Ohio-The folks at Laure Live 2017 really know what they are doing.The minute you walk onto the grounds you can actually feel the difference between this and other music festivals . Yes you had to empty your water container but you replaced it with ice cold spring water all through the day .Instead of the regular concert food fair you had a choice of amazing food trucks with a healthier alternative to the regular blah festival food .Instead of just arena grounds you had this sprawling mecca of nature and some of the best unique vendors to peruse in between bands.Some of my favorites were BoHo Faux and Love,Hope ,Strength which is punk rockers joining forcers to help combat bone marrow cancer.Music was well represented by the radio station The Summit FM and movies by the Greater Cleveland Film Commission.
The first artist of the day was directly from Hawaii ,Miss Liv Cargile who put on a wonderful performance to awaiting fans and that is no simple feat especially for a 16 year old .
The only Akron area band was none other than the Shivering Timbers who I saw a couple of years ago and was glad to see on the bill !
Some of the other acts of the day were Austin Plaine ,The Arkells ,Cobi and Johnny Swim who all gave great performances .
Some of the big names on the bill were world renounced singer songwriter and Ohio native Kate Voelgle and the amazing Blue October
The only disadvantageous condition was that it was too hot that day but as good as the promoters were even they could not control the weather . If you decided to only one festival next year I highly recommend Laure Live . A festival for the young and the young at heart . To see a complete list of all acts and to learn about the show next year please see the website http://laurelive.com