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Bonnaroo Survival Guide: Sweatin’ on the Farm

Bonnaroo Survival Guide These days, it seems as if there’s a gigantic music festival every single weekend. Music lovers are spoiled for choices – camping festivals, city festivals, and even all-inclusive resort festivals. It’s hard to imagine that just 15 years ago, these large musical gatherings were few and far between. One event that deserves a ton of credit for the massive growth of the festival industry in recent years is Bonnaroo. The ‘Roo is one of the premier music festivals in the world, and it is definitely a standard-bearer for those in the US. With 80,000+ people gathered...

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Magic in Virginia: Lock’n Festival 2016

Once upon a time, there were only a handful of big music festivals throughout the summer months. My, how things have changed! These days, music lovers are spoiled with choices – there are festivals of all shapes and sizes all year long.  In the summer, you’ve got multiple options just about every single weekend for where to get your festy on. Over the past couple of years, however,  it’s been getting harder and harder to distinguish between the bigger festivals. Lineups seem almost identical, with festival organizers trying to reach as many fanbases as possible. Jambands play alongside aging...

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Summer Camp 2016: A Volunteer Perspective

Let’s be honest, music festivals are expensive. They cost more than just the ticket. You need a tent, easy-up, chairs, air mattress (if you’re old like us), sleeping bags, food, beer, gas to get there and home, the list goes on. Once it’s all said and done you can end up spending several hundred dollars. Wouldn’t it be nice to save on the ticket cost? Well you’re in luck as this is possible at many festivals. How is this possible? By volunteering! We have volunteered at many festivals over the last several years. By exchanging a few hours of...

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