Photos – Day 2 of Ohana Music Festival Featured Eddie Vedder Play, Liz Phair and Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr and Eddie Vedder. (Copyrighted 2018. The Scope Weekly/Neil Van)
Johnny Marr and Eddie Vedder. (Copyrighted 2018. The Scope Weekly/Neil Van)
Also featured at Ohana Festival Canadian-band Bahamas, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lauren Ruth Ward, Plague Vendor.

Day 2 of the Ohana music festival went without a hitch, and Eddie Vedder did not disappoint, making guest appearances through the day and on festival grounds.

Plague Vendor opened the main stage with singer Brandon Blaine showing off his unique dancing skills to the early crowd, at one point, ripping his pants at the back. Eventually, it was ducked taped, and the show resumed.  Followed by the chill and smooth operating guitar playing from Bahamas. It was stacked day 2 with Johnny Marr, Liz Phair, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Eddie Vedder closing.

There’s always been great music from Canada, and Canadian soft rockers Bahamas delighted the crowd with a chill out session during the mid-afternoon heat wave.
Canadian soft rock Bahamas showing off his smooth guitar playing during his set at the Ohana Music Festival. (Copyrighted 2018. The Scope Weekly/Neil Van)

Eddie Vedder played nearly a 2-hour acoustic set closing out Day 2. It was truly a family affair as Eddie brought his mom, who was watching side stage and celebrating her birthday that day. In a heartfelt moment, Eddie paid tribute to the late Tom Petty by covering “I Won’t Back Down,” who gifted him with one of his electric guitars and brought out Scott Thurston, Tom Petty’s bandmate.  The set ended with an Indio cover, “Hard Sun,” and he brought out all the stops by bringing out guests Liz Phair, Johnny Marr, and Karen O and band, as well as a surprise appearance from a couple of mates from Mumford & Sons.

Johnny Marr. (Copyrighted 2018. The Scope Weekly/Neil Van)
Johnny Marr said a few kinds words about Eddie Vedder to the crowd, then Eddie Vedder made a surprise appearance on stage with Johnny, covering The Smiths hit, “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”.
Lauren Ruth Ward. (Copyrighted 2018. The Scope Weekly/Neil Van)Lauren Ruth Ward. (Copyrighted 2018. The Scope Weekly/Neil Van)
Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs brought all the glam and glitter. (Copyrighted 2018. The Scope Weekly/Neil Van)

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs always put on a great performance, largely due to their animated singer Karen O.  Never shy to make her own fashion statements, Karen O spotted in a silver, decked out, track suit danced, sang her heart out, and slammed her mic to the stage floor before ending the set with a “Date with the Night.  The set consisted mostly of their excellent debut album, Fever to Tell, with such hits as “Y Control,” and their love song “Maps.”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs. (Copyrighted 2018. The Scope Weekly/Neil Van)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs. (Copyrighted 2018. The Scope Weekly/Neil Van)

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The festival ends today. Single day tickets go for $99.75, plus service charges, as well as VIP options for music fans that want to go all out.  More info can be obtained at Ohana Festival 2018

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