The All Things Go Music Festival kicked off Saturday at Merriweather Post Pavilion, with 32 artists, including Maryland native Maggie Rogers, performing on two stages. Lana Del Rey, Boygenius, Suki Waterhouse, Peach Pit, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tegan and Sara and Alvvays are among the other headliners of the two-day festival.

Attendees started trickling in around 11 a.m. Saturday, and most stayed into the night. Unlike last year’s rainy and waterlogged festival, this year’s edition saw nice fall weather with sun and a cool breeze.

English songwriter Raye performs at All Things Go Music Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
The crowd goes wild for English performer and songwriter Raye at All Things Go music festival at Merriweather Post Pavillion on September 30, 2023.
Fans cheer for Raye during the first day of the festival. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
English songwriter Raye performs Saturday. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
The crowd sings along to The Wombats at All Things Go music festival at Merriweather Post Pavillion on September 30, 2023.
The crowd sings along to The Wombats on Saturday. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
Sophia Robichaux poses for a portrait. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
A festival attendee enjoys the sunlight at All Things Go music festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on September 30, 2023.
A festival attendee enjoys the sunlight. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
The Wombats perform Saturday. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
(Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
Teagan and Sara perform at All Things Go Festival at Merriweather Post Pavillion on September 30, 2023.
Teagan and Sara perform at All Things Go Festival at Merriweather Post Pavillion on September 30, 2023. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
Tegan and Sara perform Saturday. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
The crowd packs the pavilion for featured artist Fletcher on Saturday. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
(Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
(Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
People dance in the pit during Fletcher's performance. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
Fletcher performs at All Things Go. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
The crowd pulls out their phones for Fletcher. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
Lizzy McAlpine performs to a sizable crowd on the Chrysalis Stage.
Lizzy McAlpine performs to a sizable crowd on the Chrysalis Stage. (Doug Van Sant Photography/Alive Coverage)
Lizzy McAlpine performs Saturday. (Doug Van Sant Photography/Alive Coverage)
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Carly Rae Jepsen performs at All Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on September 30, 2023.
Carly Rae Jepsen performs at All Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on September 30, 2023. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
(Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
Carly Rae Jepsen performs at All Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on September 30, 2023.
Carly Rae Jepsen headlined the festival Saturday. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)

I’ve waited my whole life to play this f-cking stage!”

Maggie Rogers as she took the stage at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Many festival attendees came out to see Maggie Rogers, an Eastern Shore native. Rogers grew up attending concerts at Merriweather Post Pavilion and is now headlining one of its biggest annual festivals.

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“I saw my first concert at this venue. It was 2006. I saw the Black Eyed Peas with Pussycat Dolls opening for them. It was steamy. I brought my Black Eyed Peas lunchbox to school the next day,” she said.

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(Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)

Allison Kinneberg is seeing Rogers for the third time this year. “I’m a big fan of her first album. I went all the way to Red Rocks to see her, and that was a bucket list item for me!” she said as she got her hair curled inside the Conair tent.

Allison Kinneberg gets her hair done at the Conair tent at the All Things Go Music Festival. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)

Matt Grim, along with his friends Anna Krueger and Cerah Naccarato, also came to see Rogers. “Honestly, we’re dressed like this because in an interview Maggie said monochromatic colors were in, so we wore monochromatic colors,” he said.

Matt Grim, Anna Krueger and Cerah Naccarato pose for a portrait in their monochromatic outfits. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)

“Just being able to look out into the crowd, at the way this crowd looks, it’s hard to explain. I feel really seen.”

Maggie Rogers as she looked out into a crowd of 20,000 people

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Maggie Rogers performs at All Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on September 30, 2023.
Maggie Rogers performs Saturday. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
Juliana Madrid performs at All Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on October 1, 2023.
Juliana Madrid performs Sunday. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
The crowd braves Day 2 at All Things Go on Sunday. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
Attendees enjoy the festival Sunday. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
Meet Me at the Alter performs at All Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on October 1, 2023.
Meet Me at the Altar performs Sunday. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
People walk down a pathway connecting the two stages at Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on October 1, 2023. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
Arlo Parks performs at Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on October 1, 2023.
Arlo Parks performs at Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on October 1, 2023. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
Attendees dot the lawn at All Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on October 1, 2023. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
Arlo Parks performs at Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on October 1, 2023.
Arlo Parks performs at Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on October 1, 2023. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
A couple shares a kiss at Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on October 1, 2023. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
The crowd sings songs during Ethel Cain at All Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on October 1, 2023. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
A couple dances during Ethel Cain during  Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on October 1, 2023.
A couple dances during Ethel Cain during Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on October 1, 2023. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
Lucy Dacus of boygenius performs at All Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on October 1, 2023. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
Phoebe Bridgers of boygenius performs at All Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on October 1, 2023. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
boygenius performs at All Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on October 1, 2023.
Julien Baker of boygenius performs at All Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on October 1, 2023. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
Phoebe Bridgers of boygenuis smiles as she watches her bandmates sing. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
Phoebe Bridgers of boygenius shakes her head while playing guitar. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
Lucy Dacus of boygenius performs at All Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on October 1, 2023. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)
boygenius performs at All Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on October 1, 2023.
Julien Baker of boygenius performs at All Things Go festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on October 1, 2023. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)

Kaitlin Newman is a photojournalist specializing in multimedia coverage. Her main areas of focus are politics, conflict, feature and breaking news. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Professional Writing from Towson University, which is where she is also the professor of photojournalism.

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