Tainan May Jam was founded by artist musician Axel Schunn in 2000 and continues to grow every year. May Jam still adheres to its simple tenets of creativity, musicianship and the love for music and is an important music festival in Taiwan for independent bands; as Axel says, “It’s all for music !”
The May Jam is a great place for families, there were jugglers, fire dancers, a tight rope set up and lots of room for kids to run around.
One of the thirty bands on this year’s line up.
A drummer at May Jam, Hutoupi Scenic Area in Tainan, Taiwan
There were not many people around early on Saturday, but for those that braved the heat there were some good bands, food and drink.
Seeking shade from the high noon in the hot Tainan sun.
The light was just getting good and it was cooling down enough for the crowds to start arriving when my son was stung in the arm and leg by something — possibly a hornet — so we made a quick exit because he has had allergic reactions to stings.