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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


Olivia says ...
Funnel cake, without a doubt. ;)
05/20/2009 12:05:53 PM CDT
Cami says ...
A fresh, juicy slice of Watermelon as big as my head!!!... messy, SURE!...Fabulous, NO DOUBT!!!
05/20/2009 12:28:23 PM CDT
Mimi says ...
Whole Foods rules.
05/20/2009 1:29:36 PM CDT
Jessica says ...
Grilled corn on the cob :-)
05/20/2009 1:44:31 PM CDT
rachel horwitz says ...
I love to eat ice cream at festivals. It lends such a festive air.
05/20/2009 1:53:03 PM CDT
Dana says ...
Hmmm, it's a toss up between corn on the cob and elephant ears. Can I have both?
05/20/2009 2:06:15 PM CDT
Lauren Tait says ...
I love corn on the cob- especially when it's on a stick and you can walk around and nosh on it. Yummy!
05/20/2009 2:06:44 PM CDT
whitney says ...
vegan granola parfaits!
05/20/2009 2:07:15 PM CDT
Patricia says ...
it's a tie between fried oreos and butterfly fries... can't wait for the county fair!!
05/20/2009 2:07:28 PM CDT
Jenny says ...
Bratwurst and Beer. :)
05/20/2009 2:07:34 PM CDT
george says ...
ice cream for sure!
05/20/2009 2:08:24 PM CDT
Katherine Hime says ...
It wouldn't be right to attended any music festival w/ out an ice cold Peach SweetLeaf tea!
05/20/2009 2:08:28 PM CDT
Isabel says ...
At Hardly Strictly Bluegrass last year, I had a big (compostable) cup of ginger lemonade. Delicious!
05/20/2009 2:08:56 PM CDT
maria says ...
it's a tie between deep fried snickers bars, corn dogs or fresh orange shake ups...not very healthy, but very delicious!
05/20/2009 2:09:08 PM CDT
Kristin Malek says ...
I love finding organic food festivals across the country! My daughter and I love organic food... especially the hummus!
05/20/2009 2:10:03 PM CDT
Aleta Fullenwider says ...
Corn dogs! Absolutely has to be a big fat hot corn dog with mustard!
05/20/2009 2:10:14 PM CDT
Jillian C. York says ...
I think my favorite festival food has got to be grilled cheese - it always hits the right spot!
05/20/2009 2:10:22 PM CDT
Christina Batten says ...
Favorite festival food has to be BEER!! Does that count? ;)
05/20/2009 2:10:26 PM CDT
Pamela says ...
I love a big stick of fluffy cotton candy! Yummy!
05/20/2009 2:10:33 PM CDT
Rich Merritt says ...
05/20/2009 2:10:54 PM CDT
KBO says ...
Hmmmm. Good question. I love an ice-cold lemonade or corn on the cob, but can you go wrong with a cold beer at a festival, preferably a microbrew?
05/20/2009 2:11:12 PM CDT
Megan Baker says ...
Pulled "Pork" from the Chicago Diner (Meat Free) Shredded soy protein, carmelized onions & roasted portabellos, in BBQ sauce, on a toasted pretzel roll.
05/20/2009 2:11:37 PM CDT
jessica says ...
Sorbet by far! Or popsicles. Anything with a natural fruit flavour!!
05/20/2009 2:11:39 PM CDT
Sarah Hecox says ...
Corn dogs and funnel cakes! It's the only time I ever eat that stuff.
05/20/2009 2:11:43 PM CDT
Chris Kopek says ...
Grilled Cesar Wrap!!! hands down..BonnaROO!!!! will be my 4th yr in a row if i can make it this yr!!!!!
05/20/2009 2:11:58 PM CDT