The inaugural Innings Festival took over Tempe Beach Park last weekend, attracting baseball and music fans alike. Attendees grooved to an alt/indie-centric soundtrack including Queens of the Stone Age, Sylvan Esso, The Avett Brothers, Local Natives, Cold War Kids, Gin Blossoms, Young the Giant and more. There was also a culinary twist with chef demos throughout the weekend and food vendors like Nomad Street Cuisine, The Spot and White Mountain Food Co. serving up festival favorites like tacos, fries, pizza and burgers. Festivalgoers were also able to take a swing at several baseball-themed games throughout the park. Zia Records’ pop-up tent was a hit, offering artist signings and music merch all weekend. With Tempe Town Lake as the backdrop, the ambiance was mellow yet energetic and the weather was mild, making the festival’s first year a home run in our book. Check out our highlights below.