Sound on Sound Music Festival returned for its second year in Bridgeport, CT, featuring headlining sets from Red Hot Chili Peppers and John Mayer. The festival which is put on by Founders Entertainment, the same team behind Governors Ball, offers tri-state area fans an option for a more rock-oriented festival experience.

This was a much bigger incarnation of the festival which saw them add even more local food vendors, entertainment, and an expansive festival ground, as well as plenty of great music. Highlights of the festival was the headlining sets from Red Hot Chili Peppers on Day 1 and John Mayer on Day 2, with lively performances from 90s icon Alanis Morissette, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Lord Huron.


The soulful crooning of Nathaniel Rateliff had fans dancing into the evening, while the warm folk charm of Mt. Joy was a welcome respite from many Saturday hangovers. Dispatch and Ben Harper kept the chill vibes going strong, before Atlantis Morissette ripped it open in a way that only she could before handing it over to Hozier and his band who delivered an anthemic and roaring performance that had the crowd with him the entire way through.

RHCP ripped through a set of all their hits and ended the first night in epic fashion. While Mayer’s set was a more gentle and stripped-down solo performance, but a homecoming from the star who mused about growing up in the area and excitement that his dad would see photos of the performance in the paper.

Find a recap of all the acts that we caught throughout the two days of the festival below and we can’t wait to see what artists are in store come 2024.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats:

Mt. Joy:

Trey Anastario:



Red Hot Chili Peppers:

John Mayer:

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