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Win Tickets to the Greenest Festival Around!

By Winnie Hsia, May 20, 2009  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Winnie Hsia
What do Bruce Springsteen, bio-diesel generators and Whole Foods Market all have in common?  We will all be at Bonnaroo 2009 from June 11th – 14th!   Want to be there too? Read on for info about winning tickets! So, some of you may be asking, "What is Bonnaroo?" Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is a four-day, multi-stage camping festival held every June on a beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee. The festival brings together over 120 of the nation’s top acts and emerging artists in rock and roll, jazz, Americana, hip-hop, electronica and just about any contemporary music you can think of. Every year, 90,000 attendees from all across the country descend upon Bonnaroo to witness dozens of epic performances as well as experience around-the-clock attractions and activities, including a discotheque arcade, onsite cinema, comedy theater, silent disco, beer festival, environmental and music technology villages and street theater performers to name a few. So, why will Whole Foods Market be at a huge music festival?  Well, for one thing, Bonnaroo isn’t like most other music festivals.  Bonnaroo has the distinction of being the only festival in the United States to be recognized by the UK organization - A Greener Festival for their longstanding commitment to sustainability.  This year, with new on-site utility sources, water initiatives and an emphasis on buying local, Bonnaroo continues to provide an amazing entertainment experience while fostering a community that cares for our planet. So far, 40% of patrons have participated in Bonnaroo’s “green ticket” program, adding a donation to their ticket orders to support the festival’s large-scale environmental efforts. The list of this amazing festival’s green accomplishments and initiatives goes on and on, covering everything from use of biodiesel for power generators, implementation of a solar powered stage, recycling and composting containers throughout the festival, use of compostable utensils, plates and cups, and much much more!  Here's a complete list of Bonnaroo greening initiatives. Whole Foods Market will be at the festival in a large tent right in Planet Roo, serving up healthy natural and organic treats for when you need to refuel throughout your festival experience.  We’ll have good stuff like frozen fruit bars, fresh fruit and veggies, organic string cheese, gluten-free granola, vitamins and more! Our store will also feature goodies from our supporting partners: Lifeway Kefir, ONE Natural Experience, Qbel, Talenti Gelato, & Greek God Yogurt! Stop by and visit us.  Our general store will be open every day of the festival from 10am – 2am. Haven’t got a ticket to Bonnaroo?  Well you’re in luck!  Leave a comment on this blog post telling us your favorite festival food and you will be entered into a sweepstakes for two tickets to Bonnaroo 2009!  (Travel and lodging not included.) The winner will be randomly selected and contacted on Wednesday May 27th (so make sure you get your comment in before 8am CST that day!) and will be announced in the blog on Thursday May 28th.  Good luck!
Category: Random Stuff


1 Comment


Matt Spewak says ...
nothing beats the classic: a giant veggie burrito...on whole wheat pita, of course.
05/20/2009 5:15:30 PM CDT
Jennifer says ...
Homemade ice cream - any flavor!!!
05/20/2009 5:15:31 PM CDT
Aggie says ...
Shish Kabob aka beef on a stick or sausage, peppers and onions on a roll, delish! A soft-serve ice cream cone on a hot day or the smell of roasted nuts and zeppole (fried dough with powdered sugar)............need I say more!
05/20/2009 5:37:03 PM CDT
Marianne Callahan says ...
Roasted corn on the cob. YUM!
05/20/2009 5:16:24 PM CDT
Kathleen LaFollett says ...
Fresh Fruit salad would be great.
05/20/2009 5:20:38 PM CDT
Dvora says ...
veggie burritos!
05/20/2009 5:21:13 PM CDT
Mariann says ...
I love funnel cake! I could eat it every day!
05/20/2009 5:21:30 PM CDT
JONI WOOD says ...
sugar free sno-cones all day..anything veggie. burritos, nuggets, pastries from whole foods yum
05/20/2009 9:00:02 PM CDT
don britton says ...
red sno-cones are the best
05/20/2009 9:04:21 PM CDT
Philip Kucera says ...
Ice cream or frozen fruit on a stick - refreshing and you can eat it with one hand!
05/20/2009 9:07:42 PM CDT
Benjamin Rachal says ...
Corn on the cob and cold beer!
05/20/2009 9:09:55 PM CDT
Linda says ...
Sweet Potato Fries and Frozen Lemonade. MMMMMMMMM
05/20/2009 9:11:55 PM CDT
b. thomas says ...
fresh veggie burritos or a hot grilled cheese...who's got my miracle?!
05/20/2009 9:13:57 PM CDT
gary rosenthal says ...
Fresh Squeezed lemonade and funnel cakes
05/20/2009 9:17:27 PM CDT
j.hansel says ...
Crunchy, 3dayold, Grundle, fromunda stank, gooballz
05/20/2009 9:17:41 PM CDT
Wendy says ...
cotton candy, circus peanuts and wine out of the bottle, no need to waste cups. hehe
05/20/2009 9:21:00 PM CDT
Kim Mears says ...
I love roasted sweet corn - the best comes from Olathe Colorado - YUM!
05/20/2009 9:24:48 PM CDT
Shelley says ...
Crawfish bread at Jazz Fest (NOLA) - revelatory!
05/20/2009 9:34:18 PM CDT
Alan Schooling says ...
05/20/2009 5:34:05 PM CDT
misti says ...
I love watermelon and chicken wraps-not something you see alot of at festivals but wonderful when you do!
05/20/2009 9:45:54 PM CDT
JD says ...
Anything Whole Foods makes. Your salmon rocks! There is none better!
05/20/2009 9:45:57 PM CDT
Becca says ...
Hot dogs. I like them burnt, but I know I'm not the only one. Hopefully you guys will bring those all beef franks you have that are so delicious!!
05/20/2009 9:49:50 PM CDT
Kathy Zimmer says ...
Somehow, everything tastes good at a festival, especially a gigantic Lemonaide!
05/20/2009 9:50:36 PM CDT
Sharon Sanak says ...
Whatever Whole foods has would be better than a corndog!!!!
05/20/2009 9:51:59 PM CDT
Sharon Sanak says ...
Whatever whole foods has you know will be better than a corndog!!!
05/20/2009 9:52:50 PM CDT