As a photographer, I rarely leave the house without a camera on my shoulder. It’s even rarer that I don’t go to at least two or three live shows a week (sometimes more). As the year comes to a close, myself and Midwest Action are happy to bring you our Best of 2013 in Photos.

I’ve edited some 6,000+ images down to just the cream of the crop. Everything from local Midwestern acts, music festivals, and even a few big names that might surprise you, made the cut.

It’s a diverse collection of photos and I’ve had an amazing time shooting each and every one. I hope you have an equally great time looking at them.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Check back for Part Two of our Review in Photography: Best of 2013, coming very soon. Stay tuned, and thanks for looking.

LIVE PHOTOS BY DAN JARVIS