Five years after its rain-soaked and remarkably smaller debut, the Shaky Knees Music Festival jammed for three straight days this past weekend with what most attendees seemed to agree was clockwork precision.
Two large stages were subtracted for the 2017 showing, allowing for what festival heads were calling a more intimate experience within the boundaries of Centennial Olympic Park. Yet there was no crush—or half-hour bathroom waits. Just good vibes aplenty and cooperative weather.
The main gripe—because Atlanta music festivals can never be totally perfect, it seems—was the overlapping time slots of two high-powered stages set within a minutes-long walk of each other, which created a sonic mishmash for anyone not willing to get close to performers. Otherwise, Shaky Knees was again on solid ground.
Some images from across a long weekend of eclectic music below: