by MJ Peters
Good Vibes Presents’ Rebels & Renegades Festival returned to the Monterey County Fair & Event Center for a second year in a row, inspiring everyone to bring out their inner outlaw! The festival, which prides itself on a “no genres allowed” ethos, brought something for every listener to enjoy. This includes a line-up highlighting Wilco, Shakey Graves, Turnpike Troubadours, Whiskey Myers, and many more! The festival also coincided with the California International Airshow in Salinas, seen flying overhead during performances, giving artists and fans alike the experience of a lifetime.
When asking festival go-ers who they were most excited to see, Shakey Graves and Whiskey Myers were two common responses, and they did not disappoint! Elle King put on a high-energy and fun set featuring a guest drum performance by her very own two-year-old son, Lucky. The line-up was also filled with hidden gems and up-and-coming artists such as The War and Treaty, Rayland Baxter, Sierra Ferrell, and more. Rebels & Renegades also featured incredible local vendors, including Western boutiques, giving fans an opportunity to purchase their own authentic cowboy hats and boots.
The festival has grown immensely since its inception in October 2022, and it will be exciting to see what the future holds for Rebels & Renegades!
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