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Fest Guide: The Boogiedown Music Festival

Fest Guide: The Boogiedown Music Festival 2023

Welcome to the fest guide for the 2023 Boogiedown Music Festival, taking place July 21st through July 22nd, 2023! Presented by the Driftless Music Gardens and Armchair Boogie, the festival is a weekend-long celebration of music and community. Held in the beautiful natural outdoor amphitheater at Driftless Music Gardens, the festival promises to be a celebration of creativity and inspiration. Use this guide to help you make the most of your festival experience!

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Festival Basics

Dates and Location: The Boogiedown Music Festival will take place on July 21st and July 22nd, 2023 at Driftless Music Gardens deep in the valleys of Wisconsin’s driftless region. Familiarize yourself with the festival grounds and plan your visit accordingly.

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online through the festival’s official website. There are various ticket options available, including 1 day and 2 day general admission, early admission, and camping packages. Children that are 12 and under receive free admission into the festival events.

Photo by Spine Stealers

Music Lineup

Live Performances: The Boogiedown Music Festival features an exciting and diverse lineup, with both established artists and emerging talents across multiple genres. Here are some must-see acts: Armchair Boogie, Spine Stealers, Airshow, Chicken Wire Empire, Stillhouse Junkies, and Wonderfunk.

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Navigating the Festival

Festival Map: Grab a festival map upon arrival and familiarize yourself with the layout. Identify the stages, parking lots, campgrounds, food vendors, and other key points of interest.

Schedule Highlights: Plan your day by checking the festival schedule. Note the timings of your favorite performances and any workshops you’d like to attend in the mornings.

Signage and Information Booths: Look out for clear signage and information booths scattered throughout the festival grounds. They will provide directions, answer questions, and offer assistance when needed.

Photo by Chicken Wire Empire

Wellness Activities

Saturday Morning: Explore nature on Saturday morning from 8:00 am to 11:00 am with a variety of fun adventures. Sign up for Birding, taiji, yoga, a geological walk, or a presentation on mushrooms to start your day off right. If you’re bringing along the kids, there will also be kids activities held near the Campground Stage area throughout the day from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, including crafts, yard games, face painting, and balloon figures.

Photo by Driftless Music Gardens

Food and Refreshments

Food Vendors: Boogiedown offers festival goers a range of food options throughout the fest with 3 food trucks and vendors on site. Be sure to fuel up throughout the day and night to keep the party going and ensure your well-being throughout the festival.

Hydration: Hydration is key! Make equal trips to the Beer Garden and the Water Station to stay hydrated and enjoy the festivities responsibly. Both are located by the Food Vendors, making it easy to rehydrate, reenergize and return to the party.

Merch Vendors

Merchandise: Boogiedown Music Festival will feature some epic merch vendors that fest goers can check out while taking a break from the music and workshops. Merchandise includes handmade items ranging from t-shirts, jewelry, art, and more. Be sure to carry cash so you can purchase anything that may catch your eye. But there will be an ATM on-site if you forget.

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