Killer live music, a wide variety of food and beverages, and a gorgeous fall day on the Plateau at The Bascom for Highlands Food and Wine Festival’s Truckin’ event Nov. 8.
The Bascom’s campus was laid out with a giant stage surrounded by a slew of food and beverage vendors all plying eager attendees with their goods.
First on stage was Nicole Atkins with Stephen Warwick cranking it out and getting the crowd warmed up. The sun was shining, cups were overflowing, and people like Andy Furr, who traveled from Alabama to kick it on the Plateau, said Truckin’ was everything he hoped it would be.
“It’s awesome, there’s music, food, beer, good people, weather; it’s my first time here and I love it,” said Furr.
Lane Leddy was all smiles and said you can’t go wrong at a party like HFW’s Truckin’.
“I think it’s absolutely fabulous,” said Leddy. “Everybody looks super cute, the weather is great, the music is excellent, there’s tons of good food, and everybody’s friendly. It’s just so much fun.”
Following Atkins and Warwick on stage were The Wood Brothers, made up of brothers Chris and Oliver Wood, and drummer Jano Rix.
Rix said he enjoyed playing at Truckin’ and was looking forward to checking out the Plateau.
“It was a great vibe today, we really had a fun time,” said Rix. “Plus, I just had some good poke and we’re looking forward to experiencing Highlands.”
George Barbar said you couldn’t ask for a better set up listening to Atkins and The Wood Brothers on a sunny afternoon.
“I love it,” said Barbar. “I love that it’s a laid-back event, the weather is wonderful, the band is great, and I’m here with friends and family.
Reed Rawlins, out of Atlanta, said you just don’t get this kind of vibe in the big city.
“Anytime you can get a bunch of friends together and hang out in this way is good,” said Rawlins. “It’s a chance to reconnect with friends you haven’t seen in a long time. You can’t do that with all the bustle and bustle of the city.”
Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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