Lauryn Hill shines bright as the moon at Featherstone

Lauryn Hill headlined the M.V. Summer Madness concert at Featherstone Sunday evening. — Photo by Michael Cummo

As the super moon shone through the canopy of trees on Sunday evening at Featherstone Center for the Arts, Grammy award winning artist Lauryn Hill and a number of other acts took the outdoor stage as part of the M.V. Summer Madness Music Festival.

The concert led off with Martha’s Vineyard’s own Evan Hall and his group The Insights, featuring fellow Berklee College students. Two-time Grammy Award winner Melanie Fiona followed with hits like “Give It to Me Right,” “It Kills Me,” “Fool for You,” and “4 am.” DJ Rampage Global then brought the audience to their feet, setting the stage for Ms. Hill.

Ms. Hill’s melodic voice and rapturous rhythms boomed throughout Oak Bluffs, with songs like “Ready or Not,” “To Zion,” “Ex-Factor,” “Killing Me Softly,” “Mr. Intentional,” “Lost Ones” and “Oh Jerusalem.” After an hour, a noise ordinance cut Ms. Hill short, according to a press release, but she spent an additional hour mingling with fans and providing photo opportunities.