Lucas Mengelkoch’s Top Photos of 2017

41 concerts, 122 (at least) bands I’ve seen this year being my first full year of photographing live shows. It’s still something that I’m glad I do and glad I still come away with photos that make me happy. The majority of my favorite pictures I took this year came from the last half of this year and them being probably my favorites period, which means I’m still improving, and that’s all the more reason for me to keep doing this. These are my ten favorite photos I got which was very hard to narrow down.

Lights at Skyway Theatre on October 21.


Chrissy Costanza of Against the Current at Wooly’s on April 11.


Rody Walker of Protest the Hero at The Cabooze on January 15.



Vic Fuentes of Pierce the Veil at Skyway Theatre on September 23.



Maria Brink of In This Moment at Myth on November 12th.


Billie Jo Armstrong of Green Day at Xcel Energy Center on April 1.


Sam Carter of Architects at The Cabooze on March 9th.


Kade Kastelitz of Throw the Fight at The Doghouse Bar on May 6.


Alecia “Mixi” Demner at Amsterdam Bar and Hall on June 20.


A Day To Remember Playing the second of three nights of X-Games concerts outside US Bank Stadium on July 14.