March 2, 2024
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Sweetlife Festival Coming to Merriweather This Weekend

You can tell it is almost summer when the music festivals come out. Last weekend was the Naptown barBAYq, and this weekend brings one of the greenest, most socially conscious festivals to the Merriweather Post Pavilion. — SweetGreen’s 2013 Sweetlife Festival.  The line-up of musical acts is impressive including Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foxygen and Solange.

For those unfamiliar with the Sweetgreen, they are a D.C.-based small business founded in 2007 by three Georgetown students, Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman, and Nathaniel Ru. They created a new eating establishment in the District with a focus on providing food that’s healthy while simultaneously maintaining sustainable practices that give back to the community they live in, sourcing all of their foods locally and from organic farms in the region. Surprisingly enough, Sweetgreen was able to accomplish all of this without sacrificing the quality or taste of their food.

All three of Sweetgreen’s founders also happen to be enthusiastic fans of live music and outdoor shows, so they decided to throw the first of what would eventually become many summer concert series called the Sweetlife Festival. The festival is now in its fourth year and has grown from a neighborhood show that featured local and national talent into a massive musical event that attracts thousands of people from across the country, and headlines huge artists and bands such as Kid Cudi and The Shins.

Last year’s event brought in favorites like Avicii, A$AP Rocky, Fun., Kid Cudi, and The Shins.

Tickets and more information are available on their website, and stay tuned to Eye On Annapolis for live updates throughout the day!

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