Sweetlife 2013

The fourth annual festival returns with a mainstage lineup featuring Phoenix, Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gary Clark Jr., Solange and Lindsey Stirling.

Scheduled for May 11 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md., “Sweetlife: A Music + Food Festival” will also field a second stage – “The Treehouse” – that will host performances by Holy Ghost!, Youth Lagoon, Haerts, Robert DeLong, MS MR, Twenty One Pilots and Shark Week.

But Sweetlife has other offerings in addition to its wall-to-wall music agenda.  Counting Honest Tea and Keany Produce among its partners, Sweetlife  provides plenty of food opportunities, such as a pop-up restaurant experience as well as various stands serving salads, wraps, grain bowls, yogurt and homemade lemonade.  Other great gastronomical experiences include The Wharf where you can munch on Chesapeake lobster and The Tavern featuring such brews as DC Brau, Flying Dog and Mountain State Brewery.

Sweetlife has its roots in Sweetgreen, the network of sustainable eateries founded by Georgetown University grads Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman and Nathaniel Ru.  Taking their belief that food can be both meaningful and fun, the Sweetlife festival aims to “encourage a holistic lifestyle where each experience is the intersection point that results in a sum greater than the individual parts.”

Photo: John Davisson
Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Fla.

A pre-sale for Sweetgreen and Sweetlife friends is currently in progress.  The general onsale launches Feb. 8.  Visit SweetLifeFestival.com for more information.