Photos: The Meadows Music & Arts Festival 2017

The Meadows Music & Arts Festival was held for the second year in Queens (organized by the same folks from the Governors Ball.) Photographer Brian F. Benton (Respect Your Youngers) was there capturing the highlights.

Tegan + Sara were one of Friday’s first acts. Photo by Brian F. Benton.
Tegan + Sara were one of Friday’s first acts. Photo by Brian F. Benton.
Sleigh Bells played a hometown show on Sunday. Photo by Brian F. Benton.
Sleigh Bells played a hometown show on Sunday. Photo by Brian F. Benton.
Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest joined LL Cool J on stage on Saturday. Photo by Brian F. Benton.
Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest joined LL Cool J on stage on Saturday. Photo by Brian F. Benton.
 M.I.A. performs on Saturday. Photo by Brian F. Benton.
M.I.A. performs on Saturday. Photo by Brian F. Benton.
Fans in front of The Meadows Stage on Friday. Photo by Brian F. Benton.
Fans in front of The Meadows Stage on Friday. Photo by Brian F. Benton.
A sea of fans watching Foster The People. Photo by Brian F. Benton.
A sea of fans watching Foster The People. Photo by Brian F. Benton.
Quavo of Migos on Friday. Photo by Brian F. Benton.
Quavo of Migos on Friday. Photo by Brian F. Benton.
Jay Z headlining the first night, in front of his custom Jeff Koons balloon dog. Photo by Brian F. Benton.
Jay Z headlining the first night, in front of his custom Jeff Koons balloon dog. Photo by Brian F. Benton.
One of the festivals youngest attendees with her dad. Photo by Brian F. Benton.
One of the festivals youngest attendees with her dad. Photo by Brian F. Benton.
Blood Orange performs on Friday. Photo by Brian F. Benton.
Blood Orange performs on Friday. Photo by Brian F. Benton.

 

Brian F. Benton is a photographer and videographer based in Brooklyn, and the founder of RespectYourYoungers.com. Brian started the site while at Washington University in St. Louis as a way to find a place to publish his music photography and help other young photographers get experience, exposure and access to shows. In the past five years, the site has grown to have over 40 contributors in three countries. You can see more of Brian’s work at brianfbenton.com, and follow along at instagram.com/brianfbenton and instagram.com/respectyouryoungers.

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By Chris Force September 19, 2017
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