Gallery: Moonstock rocks southern Illinois on opening night

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Gallery: Moonstock rocks southern Illinois on opening night

Tony Castaneda, bass guitar-player of the Los Angeles-based metal band Kyng, performs Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, during Moonstock music festival at Walker’s Bluff Winery in Carterville. (William Cooley| @Wcooley1980)

Tony Castaneda, bass guitar-player of the Los Angeles-based metal band Kyng, performs Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, during Moonstock music festival at Walker’s Bluff Winery in Carterville. (William Cooley| @Wcooley1980)

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Tony Castaneda, bass guitar-player of the Los Angeles-based metal band Kyng, performs Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, during Moonstock music festival at Walker’s Bluff Winery in Carterville. (William Cooley| @Wcooley1980)

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Tony Castaneda, bass guitar-player of the Los Angeles-based metal band Kyng, performs Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, during Moonstock music festival at Walker’s Bluff Winery in Carterville. (William Cooley| @Wcooley1980)

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  • Condor, a Springfield, Missouri native and stage performer, dances in the crowd during a set change Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at Moonstock music festival at Walker’s Bluff Winery in Carterville. This is the sixth festival Condor has enjoyed with his wife and hopes to keep the tradition going. (William Cooley| @Wcooley1980)

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  • Tony Castaneda, bass guitar-player of the Los Angeles-based metal band Kyng, performs Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, during Moonstock music festival at Walker’s Bluff Winery in Carterville. (William Cooley| @Wcooley1980)

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  • Moonstock festival-goers watch Saliva perform Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, during the music festival at Walker’s Bluff Winery in Carterville. The four-day music festival has already sold upwards of 15,000 tickets for the weekend-long event, will finish with a performance by Ozzy Osbourne during the solar eclipse Monday. (William Cooley | @Wcooley1980)

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  • Wayne Swinney, lead-guitar player of Saliva, plays Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, during Moonstock music festival at Walker’s Bluff Winery in Carterville. (William Cooley| @Wcooley1980)

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  • Bobby Amaru, lead singer of Saliva, performs Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, during the opening night of Moonstock music festival at Walker’s Bluff Winery in Carterville. Amaru has been with the band since 2011 when original front-man Josey Scott left to pursue his solo-career. (William Cooley| @Wcooley1980)

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  • Bobby Amaru, lead-singer of Saliva, sings Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, to attendees at Moonstock music festival at Walker’s Bluff Winery in Carterville. (William Cooley| @Wcooley1980)

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  • Ben Well, guitar player for Black Stone Cherry, lifts his guitar high in the air Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, during Moonstock music festival in Carterville. (William Cooley| @Wcooley1980)

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  • Black Stone Cherry guitar player, Ben Wells plays Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, for the crowd during Moonstock music festival at Walker’s Bluff Winery in Carterville. (William Cooley| @Wcooley1980)

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  • Front man of Black Stone Cherry, Chris Robertson sings Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, on the main stage of Moonstock music festival at Walker’s Bluff Winery in Carterville. (William Cooley| @Wcooley1980)

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  • Chris Robertson, lead-guitar player and vocals for Black Stone Cherry performs Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, during the opening day of Moonstock music festival at Walker’s Bluff Winery in Carterville. (William Cooley| @Wcooley1980)

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Staff photographer William Cooley can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @wcooley1980.

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