Five kids who grew up in Cincinnati (twin brothers from one family, two brothers from another family, and one other dude) and played in various local bands, joined forces in Brooklyn nearly 20 years ago and formed a new band called The National.

Bryce Dessner, Scott Devendorf, Bryan Devendorf, Matt Berninger, Aaron Dessner

This past weekend, they staged a “Homecoming” music festival on the banks of the Ohio, in downtown Cincinnati.

10,000 folks showed up both days, in glorious weather, to see several great artists.

Both nights were capped by a headlining set from The National, under the light of the moon.

Pretty friggin’ cool.