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  • More to moe.down than music

  • Devin Cantarano stood on stage Sunday staring out at a crowd of thousands singing a long with a band he loves — moe.

    Not too bad for the five-year-old’s first music festival.

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  • Devin Cantarano stood on stage Sunday staring out at a crowd of thousands singing a long with a band he loves — moe.
    Not too bad for the five-year-old’s first music festival.
    Devin, of Rome, was chosen to be in the children’s parade at moe.down.
    Standing on stage with a cape and headband, he sang to “Bring it Back Home” while his parents, Tami and Joe Cantarano, cheered and waved while swaying to the music.
    “Cool,” Devin answered to how he felt getting to be on stage with moe.
    Thousands gathered at Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin for moe.down, a three-day camping and concert event.
    The Cantarano family brought an RV and camped out for the weekend to share their love of moe. and enjoy the music.
    The event has a kids’ tent where parents can take their children for activities each day.
    “The family aspect of it is so nice,” Tami Cantarano said about the festival.
    Devin’s favorite part of the weekend: Going on the chairlift to the top of the mountain.
    The event is in its 13th year, and returned to its original home in Turin after two years at Gelston Castle Estate.
    Jesse Brown, 22, of Victory, was excited to hear moe.down was returning to Turin.
    Brown had been to three of the festivals at the mountain before and decided to introduce her sister, Camryn Conover, 15, to the experience.
    “I decided to come as soon as I heard they were coming here,” Brown said. “It’s one of the most family-oriented festivals I’ve been to.”
    It went well for her first concert, Conover said.
    “It’s pretty good music,” she said. “There are a lot of neat-looking people.”
    Between 7,000 and 8,000 people attended moe.down, moe. manager Jon Topper said.
    Bands played on two separate stages throughout the weekend, including moe., Timbre Coup, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, The Wood Brothers, Galactic and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.
    Andy and Maggie Rollins, of Vermont, have been bringing their children to moe.down for years for the family feel. They brought their daughter, Lola, 3, and son, Zach, 1, to the concert and camping for the weekend.
    “The crowd is always pretty good with kids,” Andy Rollins said.

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