OK, so what about the weather?
Well, the satchel’s on the motel bed, and this year, festival spokesman Ira Rosen has a good vibe about its contents.
Yesterday’s stage setups went as smooth as sable, he told redbankgreen as he arrived at the Marine Park shortly before 7a today to start the preparations for tonight’s unveiling. And to a 30-year veteran of outdoor shows, there’s gotta be some karma in that.
“Today and Sunday look great,” Rosen says, referring to forecasts of abundant sunshine on days one and three of the event.
“Tomorrow, they’re saying scattered showers to thunderstorms. I’m going with scattered showers.”
Day one of the festival kicks off with a singing of the national anthem at 4:45p and ends with the last howling chords from the guitar of local blues favorite Matt O’Ree, tonight’s headliner, who takes the stage at 8:30p.
Here’s the full festival lineup.