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People Fest 2023: Your Fest Guide

People Fest 2023: Your Fest Guide

Welcome to the fest guide for the 2023 People Fest, taking place August 10th through August 12th, 2023! Presented by the Driftless Music Gardens, the festival is a three day-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 community and great music. As the folks at People Fest like to say, it’s more of a family reunion than it is a music festival! Get your tickets and help celebrate 15 years of People Fest! Use this guide to help you make the most of your festival experience.

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Festival Basics

Dates and Location: People Fest takes place August 10th through August 12th, 2023 at Driftless Music Gardens deep in the valleys of Wisconsin’s driftless region (you can arrive as early as Wednesday, August 9th). 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, 2, and 3 day general admission, early admission, and camping packages. Children that are 12 and under receive free admission into the festival events.

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Music Lineup

Live Performances: People Fest is the last chance this season to grab a spot on the lawn and enjoy some amazing music at Driftless Music Gardens! The festival lineup this year will feature some old and new faces up on stage. People Fest welcomes Moonhouse, Heatbox, The Heavy Set, The People Brothers Band, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Leftover Salmon, Gregg Hall & The Wrecking Ball, Railroad Earth, Armchair Boogie, and many, many more! Plus be ready to participate in some epic theme days with tie day on Thursday, stardust on Friday, and pride on Saturday!

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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.

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Food and Refreshments

Food Vendors: Boogiedown offers festival goers a range of food options throughout the fest with 6 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.

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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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