Jill Scott was the first to hit the outside stage. Looking fly as ever, the soulful songstress belted out some of her biggest hits for the VH1 cameras, who live broadcasted the annual event. Scott was followed by rocker Grace Potter, who impressed with her rowdy set. Starting off with a soaring guitar solo, the singer definitely gave us 1970′s rocker chic with a voice reminiscent of Janis Joplin. Her sparkly white gown and bare feet made for a perfect festival ensemble.
Next up was teen sensation Hunter Hayes, who filled in for a sick Demi Lovato. By this time, the sun had set and twinkling lights filled the concert area, all of which encouraged the audience to move closer to the stage as the time for headlining performers drew near.