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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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mandy says …

ah...festival food-- it all tastes good at the time :) so it is great see whole foods getting involved with a wonderful music festival...I love bonnaroo...........

Scott K says …

Give me a hotdog with relish, ketchup, mustard and sauted onions and I am set.

Jennifer Kosek says …

A meatless walking taco!!!

mary barbarette says …

i love the dready tofu snax!

Kris smith says …

i love their fresh fruit!!!! <3

Jen says …

Funnel cake! Somewhat unhealthy, but delicious in moderation!!

angela says …

I have a thing for bbq hot dogs at festivals lol! filling and yummyyyy <3

Heather says …

Turkey legs!

Sherri Jordan says …

I MUST agree with many of the kind people here - corn on the cob! Closely followed by "Fatties", (amazing burritos) know mostly in Shakedown Street parking lots, yummy! ~ smile, smile, smile! ~

Raven says …

I Love Funnel cakes!!!!!!

Chris Warner says …

I have to have cinnamon glazed walnuts.

Leslie says …

Messy gyro's with cucumber sauce.

Annie says …

fruit smoothies!

Amanda Shaner says …

Fresh lemonade and a chunk of grilled (a.k.a. burnt) corn-on-the-cob :)

Michael says …

There's nothing better than a bbq pulled pork sandwich while jammin' out at a festival!

Allyson W. says …

frozen lemonade!! especially at Bonnaroo!!

tootie says …

Funnel cake!

Rochelle says …

If they only had gluten-free ice cream at festivals, I'd be a happy camper! Settling for watermelon is a good 2nd though :)

Damian says …

veggie kabobs and lemonade!

Jill says …

How about some hemp "ice cream" - YUMMY! This is great Whole Foods will be here, makes the place even greener!

April Riggs says …

Sweet Leaf Tea of course! I also love, love, love being able to have Amy's Ice Cream like at ACL!

Anita says …

My favorite festival food? I want to have something 'sinfully delicious' but that's healthy - so once I found spiced roasted nuts at a festival I was in heaven. If no nuts - then cheezy popcorn. Then I'd need ice cold lemonade to hydrate. Oh yes, I'm a wheat grass juice nut so that'd be a real treat - and energy booster! Glad to see that you'll offer the veggies - we need them greenies to be balanced. People may not pick them as their favorite festival food, but once they see that they have NO other places to get nutritious live plant food they'll 'belly up to the bar', believe me.

:-Di says …

Funnel cake! Yum!

Chris Shope says …

A music festival? It hs to be BEER! If I get hungry, probably popcorn or brats. Both go great with BEER!

Jin Lambert says …

how about a big and juicy turkey drumstick? Just thinking about it makes me hungry!

Ronda says …

Wraps -- Veggie, Caesar Chicken, Whole Foods Hatch Chile Sausage (do ya'll get that in TN??). And for snacking, popcorn or ice cream -- depending on mood!

Sarah Sweetwater says …

This granny loves a fresh fruit slushy to cool and reenergize my grandkids and I!

Tom Hofeditz says …

Nothing says music festival food quite like a GYRO in PITA BREAD! That perfectly grilled organic, grass-fed lamb piled on by some cheese, sauteed onions, heirloom tomatoes, and, of course, TZATZIKI!!! Fold that baby up and keep cruisin' through the festival!

Shonda says …

Veggie kabobs especially with grilled mushrooms!

Matthew says …

Definitely love the lot-style grilled cheese.

Deb Fuchs says …

my festival favorite is the italian sausage with grilled onions and peppers. it has to be the best smell in the air, and if combined with the aroma of cotton candy, elephant ears, and caramel popcorn, it will return you to your childhood!

KimandRachel says …

We love the homemade ice cream and farm fresh corn on the cob!

Rebecca James says …

Funnel cakes, because try as I might, I can't recreate them at home!

Nathaniel DeBord says …

the best festy food has to be jalapeno corndogs. they just do that little something to your tummy man.

Leigh Ann Papajcik says …

Nothing beats a hot dog with mango salsa and shoe-string fries!

Tim Martin says …

BBQ Tri Tip on a stick with BBQ Corn on the Cob Nothing like BBQ

Taylor G says …

Granola! Keep your pockets full of whole grain goodness and you'll stay satiated!

Meredith K says …

Dill pickle on a stick! So delicious and if kept cold, very refreshing!

Ash says …

falafel or hummus wraps! and plenty of water. You have to keep hydrated to dance all day long!

Brian says …

Candy.

amber says …

Grilled corn!!!

Dana Frasz says …

Trail mix with lots of nuts and berries. It doesn't need to be refrigerated, you can carry it around in small baggies or in big baggies to share!

Nigel Kirby says …

Falafel

Brandi Sellers says …

Definitely elephant ears with powdered sugar!

Casey Lantz says …

Two words: Ginger Lemonade

tessa says …

Funnel cake. Hands down, but Bonnaroo does have good eats. Four years ago I had this corn, falfel, hummus, pita combo that was AMAZING! especially after being covered in mud for two days in Tennessee!

pyng says …

Grilled corn on the cob ! I hope to one day get to Bonnaroo!!

Cathy says …

Juicy Burgers!

Joe Gress says …

Smoked turkey leg in a spicy BBQ sauce.

Matthew Parrish says …

Hmm, funnel cakes are good, but I'm gonna have to go with veggie dogs and potato salad.

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