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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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oh_pook says …

I love Shaved Ice anytime not just at festivals (does that count)... I really think I could live off the stuff! but at festivals I'm more than entertained watching people eat those Turkey legs that are ginormously huge!

Brian Garlock says …

Funnel Cake!

Angelea (Cabin Fever Feast) says …

I love a tall beer and roasted corn! I tried a turkey leg, but GACK...it was awful.

Lene says …

Still torn between those delicious fruit & veggie cups you can get at any Mexican Festival (includes cucumbers, melons, and strawberries), or crepes filled with veggies, or fruits...a 'la francaise.

carrie says …

Veggie Burritos are by far the best festival food!!

evan says …

can't go wrong with an artie lange style walking slice!

RMSorg says …

Because I don't normally eat the corn dogs, the funnel cakes, the chocolate dipped strawberries when I go to special places I will buy them & eat them. Fairs usually only come into town once a year so I don't feel so guilty about feasting on these delish but not so good for you food!

Natalie says …

It's hard to choose a favorite! Either: roasted nuts or... Candied apples covered in crushed nuts! mmm...it's all so good!

kathy says …

Corn on the cob is the best!

missy white says …

I love funnel cakes and homemade potato chips!

Dennis D. says …

for me, nothing beats a festie gyro :)

Courtney says …

Every festival I've ever been to, there is always someone selling grilled cheese sandwiches for like a dollar. I think Whole Foods should step up the grilled cheese and come up with a few different variations and add a pasta salad or chips on the side. It's all about "portability"!! Whole Foods should also sell HUGE pickles.. mmmm Pickles :)

Clint says …

Whole Foods should start a band, play instruments made from recycled garbage, and sing about the merits of composting. I'd pay to see it.

Cyndi Whitman says …

Grilled Corn on the Cob, Im soo happy The Greatest Festival on Earth has just became even greater

Roggie Baer says …

I am so excited you are doing this! Thank you!! As a music booking agent for the last almost 20 years I have attended a LOT of festivals with my clients and as a vegan for just as long have generally found it a challenge, the last 10 years I have also had my daughter in tow who is also vegan. When we are in the heat with little sleep we love cold things packed with vitamins, spicy foods and savory things that are easy to carry and anything we can share and stash in my bag for snacks later. At 5 she was asked to model for http://www.guayaki.com/ when they met her at High Sierra and she became fascinated with the process behind this tea. We love festivals and live one block from WFM downtown Austin, your staff knows us well :)

Hope says …

Mmmm...all natural burritos. Yum.

Dewey Caddell says …

Funnel Cake wins. There should be no argument and anyone who argues is lying to themselves.

Sarah Jane says …

My favorite has to be fresh made lemonades! I'm also a sucker for corn on the cob from the grill!

Rufita Beane says …

Free range tandori chicken on a stick, a plate of whole grain basmati rice, with a dolop or more of Yogurt Saint Benoit, and chopped, fresh organically grown cucumbers and tomatoes stirred in lemon juice and salt.

Kevin S. says …

Went to the Farm Aid concert this past year in Massachusetts. Never would have picked grilled corn on the cob as a concert food - but it was GREAT!

Amanda says …

MMMM, grilled chicken and veggies. Or a nice cold fruit (acai)smoothie

smithers says …

Crawfish Monica from New Orleans Jazz Festival!

Danielle says …

corn on the cob, for sure!

Kayla says …

Turkey legs!

victoria says …

At ACL music festival they have these awesome "chicken cones" which basically consists of chicken, avacado, and some kind of sauce in a wrap. They are A-mazing. I heard they started selling them somewhere on Lamar in Austin now bc they were such a big hit!

refsta says …

corn on the cob and veggie corndogs

Demi says …

Turkey legs! Delicious!

Lara says …

Grilled corn on the cob and ice cold beer!

Amy says …

Lemonade and funnel cake!

Amanda says …

I love a wheat pita filled with hummus, sprouts, tomatoes, and other yummy fillings! It can fill you up to keep you going for a long festival day! Don't forget a frozen lemonade, too! :)

Tim Hedrick says …

Whole foods and Bonnaroo! A similarly delicious combination..Bing Cherries and Bonnaroo!!!!! Hope to see you at the greenest festival on the planet!

Rich Merritt says …

Gyros are pretty tasty - lots of sodium to replenish from sweating.

T-Bone says …

An assortmant of fresh apples especially Fuji,Granny Smith,Gala,Mc Intosh and Empire.

stephanie says …

the garlic grilled cheese at bonnaroo - it doesn't get much better than that!!

Lee James says …

I'd definitely have to go with something ethnic. How's about an egg roll or two? Mmmm Mmmm Good!

Costanza Rampini says …

veggie burritos!!!!!

nathan says …

smooties!

marketing speaker says …

grilled /steamed corn on the cob (with the shuck as the handle) provided the vendor has a large selection of spices/seasonings and butta. btw -- here's a great blog post about last year's food at Bonnaroo from a vegetarian Nashville blogger which I enjoyed more than hearing about the music. http://lesleyeats.blogspot.com/2008/06/roo-food.html

Cody Musser says …

I think grilled chicken, cooked with barbecue or lemon pepper sauce... on a stick. That's the best.

Jon Marte says …

I Love The Long Deep Fried Corndogs

Jennifer H says …

I love me some garlic fries! Mmmmmmmm!

parker says …

grilled cheese with mushrooms....especially good while the sun is coming up

Laura says …

Frozen Lemonade! :)

Russ Josephs says …

This might sound weird, but I always bring seitan. Whole Foods sells two kinds I like, one in a blue box, one in a red one. It's low-fat and high in protein. Plus, it's pre-made, so just bring along a plastic fork and you're good to go!

Christina says …

Funnel cake and frozen lemonade for sure! Most chicken dishes hit the spot as well. :)

Mysa Khalaf says …

fresh squeezed lemonade & FUNNEL CAKE!!!

Robbyn says …

Anything cold is the best for outdoor festivals...ice cream, frozen yogurt, lemonade, iced teas, beer, and my favorite - frozen chocolate covered bananas. So good...I'm sure Whole Foods can make it even better!

Jen Joo says …

Favorite festival food: Cheddar pop corn! I'm a sucker for cheese.

Emilie says …

Organic Kettle Popcorn!

Amanda Griffin says …

You can never go wrong with Pizza at festivals!

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