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Win Tickets to the Greenest Festival Around!

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!

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leslie runnels says …

cochon du lait (SP?) at jazz fest in new orleans - a fabulous roasted pork poboy with spicy cole slaw .... delicious!

Eddie says …

Popcorn, funnel cakes, and lemonade with big pieces of lemon floating in it. Whole Foods is awesome.

Sarah Evans says …

My Favorite Music Festival Food is from ACL in Austin (haven't made it to Bonnaroo, YET!!) One is the Chicken Cone, with chicken and avocados wrapped in a tortilla The other is Wahoo Fish Tacos with the Slaw and chiptole sauce.

Andrea wynn says …

Corn dogs mmmmmm :)

Jordan Beall says …

sweet potato fries!

Vikki says …

kettle corn!!!

Audrey says …

Favorite is ice cream or frozen yogurt!

Brittany says …

My favorite festival food is definitely funnel cakes with powdered sugar and berries!!

JP Anderson says …

A frozen lemonade slushy - cools your down (brain freeze!) and perks you up! Great after dancin to the great tunes!

Eliza says …

Veggie nachos!

marcia says …

corn on the cob and veggie kebabs

Dawn Ketzer says …

My favorite festival food has to be falafel and anything with cheese!!! Fruit smoothies rock too!

morgan says …

im guilty.... corn dogs

Katie Schumacher says …

Corn dogs, corn dogs, and more corn dogs!

TS Fowler says …

roasted corn and funnel cake!

Theresa S says …

Indian Fry Bread with extra powdered sugar!!

ambrosia says …

Lemonade!

Denise says …

Crawfish Monica at JazzFest!

Nancy Steely says …

corn on the cob, baby! You know it!

Missy says …

A nice cold local micro brew!!

nicole says …

yumm fried dough!

Kat says …

falafel and hummus doner kebap are the best!!! keeps me full forever.

Gina LaBarbera says …

My favorite festival food has got to be frozen grapes. They cool you off when it's hot and they are healthy too. Have to grab a cold beer to go with them too!

Aileen WOlfe says …

My favorite festival foods when I can find them are grilled veggies and a veggie burger. Oh, and don't forget the frozen lemonade. Yum!

Carmen says …

Anything on a stick! Preferably vegetarian and organic, of course. And a beer... or several!

J Watts says …

Kettle corn without a doubt!

Saundra Scarce says …

A kashi salad was the best and healthiest festival food I've ever had.

Kate Cicero says …

Gotta be the Gyro, there awesome and I end up eatting one almost every day at Bonnaroo. Lots of tzatziki sauce. You'll definately find me sitting on the ground by the graffiti wall, chowing down on one this year. Got any extra napkins?

Shonda says …

A big glass of fresh squeezed lemonade and a gigantic slice of pizza.

Laura W says …

Breakfast tacos are perfect for mornings at Bonnaroo! Along with a nice Mexican beer.

Justin says …

Grilled hot dogs!

Jennifer Sturich says …

Tie between indian tacos (a puffy fry bread topped with spiced ground beef, lettuce, cheese, and salsa) and a Cajun pita (pita stuffed with grilled spicy Cajun sausage and sauteed onions and peppers). Both are delicious. :)

Nicole says …

I love any festival food-the atmosphere is what makes it taste so good-corn, watermelon, yumm!

Evan Lambert says …

mmmmmm gotta be the fresh squeezed lemonade

Amy says …

Kettle corn or a chili dog - either one is a winner!

Carlee says …

My absolute fave festival food is corn on the cob, and the drink, of course, is lemonade.

James M. says …

cinnamon sugar almonds and artichokes!

Heather says …

Funnel cake! 2nd to that would be fresh lemonade with sugar on the bottom of the cup and a lemon wedge floating on top.

Lalita says …

Love Kettle Corn - sweet and salty at the same time!

ellen says …

for those who like to (or accidently) indulge on one too many beers... PIZZA. it is extremely handy, wards off the mid-day blackout and is crazy deliscious.

sandy klein says …

grilled turkey leg

Mary Hayes says …

Corn on the cob and fresh lemondade...of course carmel apples are also hard to resist!

Angie says …

Funnel cake!

Dario Kenning says …

I love any seasonal organic fruits that Whole Foods has.. your stuff is the best!!!

HootieHoo says …

This is a very specific festival food, but i love the chicken cones at ACL. And ya gotta add the fried avocado to it.

nicole action says …

home made french fries with vinegar and home made lemonade

Nancy says …

Ice cream and funnel cake!

Austin B. says …

Keep it simple... Sno Cone!

Ryan says …

french fries with vinegar, burritos, chorros if they have them, and so much lemonade, and some of my own trail mix concoction. yum!

Jack says …

FUNNEL CAKE For The WIN!

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