1. Food Village
Pictured: BBQ Mac n Cheese and Buffalo Chicken Mac n Cheese
2. The Beer
For the festival Sweetwater Brewing Company released their new Tropical Lover Berliner Weiss, which is a mango, passion fruit, and guava flavored beer with a refreshingly tart finish. This beer has a low ABV of 4.5% which will make it great for hot summer days!
3. Brandon "Taz" Niederauer
Brandon "Taz" Niederauer was Sweetwater 420 Fest's Artist at Large this year. First off this kid is only 14 years old and has played on the same stage as so many legendary artists such as Gregg Allman, Stevie Nicks, Warren Haynes, and many more. This week alone he performed with headliners String Cheese Incident, Tedeschi Trucks Band (pictured above), and Umphrey's McGee. The highlight of his performance this weekend was when he played an incredible guitar solo during Greensky Bluegrass's cover of Midnight Rider by the Allman Brothers Band.
4. The Atmosphere
The crowd and atmosphere that was in Centennial Olympic Park this weekend for the festival was like nothing I've ever experienced before. This music festival brought out the best in everyone because there was not one time that I saw people disgruntled or causing a negative scene. It was good music, good beer, good people, and good vibes all weekend long. Can not wait for next year!
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