. Those lucky few who had found their way to the Maine Stage early enough were treated to an Appalachian upgrade courtesy of the Felice Brothers, who played a raucously melodic boot stomper of a gig. Word of mouth must have spread quickly as their late night set at the Port City Music Hall was extremely well-attended.
During the afternoon the always reliable Umphrey’s McGee followed the Felices and seemed to be the first act to truly engage the slumbering giant that is the Nateva audience. An adoring crowd slathered on sunscreen and found themselves stepping into the festival with Umphrey’s holding open the door.