Let the following sentence serve as a warning; if you missed Winterland and are susceptible to FOMO, please don’t read any further.
Winterland 2020 took place on Feb. 7, 8, and 9 in Historic Five Points. The third iteration of the DIY music festival founded by local musicians, producers, and impresarios Glenn Van Dyke and Lena Simon was, arguably, the musical happening of the year in Northeast Florida. With a dozen or so out-of-town bands from as far away as Portland (Sávila) and Leeds (Harkin), noise rock icons A Place to Bury Strangers and Florida faves Surfer Blood, as well as more than three dozen local artists, the three-day festival should be enough to keep even the most skeptical naysayers (you know, those who like to say “there’s nothing going on in Jacksonville”?) quiet for a spell.
While the music was the main event, the streets of Five Points were also quite the spectacle. As evidenced by these beautiful street style snaps by Toni Smailagic, Northeast Floridians turned out in their Sunday best for Friday’s, Saturday’s, and Sunday’s festivities. Check out the gallery below to see nearly everything we love about Winterland and Toni Smailagic.