Tuesday Tunes: Bunbury Festival
I'm pretty sure every person has a music festival that they want to go to at least once a year. What's summer without a day or two spent listening to 100 different bands play on 7 different stages with thousands of sweaty people stuffed around you in an area that's fit for 500? I think all of us have a dream festival every year that we wish we could go to. In high school, like most of my friends, mine was Vans Warped Tour. Then it became Cornerstone. Now that I'm a little older and my musical tastes have changed, I no longer have the desire for something like Warped Tour. Sadly, most of the good festivals are far west.
Thankfully this year, in my home city of Cincinnati, we are being blessed with a new festival called Bunbury. This is a 3 day festival of music that seems to have more of a "grown-up" musical taste. Some of the top bands on the lineup this year include Death Cab For Cutie, Neon Trees, Weezer, Manchester Orchestra, Passion Pit, and Minus The Bear. It also has a great lineup for lesser known bands such as All Get Out, Ra Ra Riot, Maps & Atlases, Margot & the Nuclear So & So's, and plenty of great locals from the Cincinnati area.
It's from July 13th-15th, and lasts from noon to around midnight each day. I would highly suggest you make a weekend trip and come to this. For $93 you get a 3 day pass or $46 for a one day pass. Cincinnati also has a ton of other great attractions if you go to the festival and check out the city. It's also an incredibly affordable city, with most hotels being fairly cheap. You can read Mallory's Guide to the 'Nati here.
Visit Bunbury Festival for more info. Hope to see you all there!