This year Pemberton Music Festival impressed us with an eclectic lineup of rising stars, music legends and everything in-between. For some it was a shot at a second chance. Kendrick Lamar, who had a disappointing show last year, redeemed himself with a powerful performance, igniting the crowd with both his classic tracks as well as his most recent album. For others it was a reminder that their iconic status is well deserved. Missy Elliott sarcastically reminded some of the younger generation that she’s been killing it for a couple decades before diving into a surprisingly deep set of hits that every age cohort seemed to know well. Speaking of a good sing-along, Weezer didn’t disappoint with their nostalgic throwbacks that are easy to get into even if you’re not a diehard fan. And Kid Cudi drew a surprisingly large crowd as even the younger attendees made a rare pilgrimage from the Base Camp tent to the Mount Currie stage to enjoy Cudi’s energetic performance.