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This is the sweetlife
For the second year in a row, the Sweetlife Festival is taking Merriweather Post Pavilion by eco-friendly storm. The festival, which takes place this Saturday, once again promises an enticing combination of delicious organic food, live music, and all things green. But for its sophomore year, everything about this “party with a purpose” is bigger, from the lineup to the impressive list of partners supporting this sustainable celebration.
With 20 performers set to play throughout the day at both the Main Stage and the Tree House Stage, the Sweetlife Festival has long outgrown its humble beginnings in a parking lot behind Dupont Circle. Its musical acts have also expanded to feature such headliners as Swedish DJ Avicii, rapper and songwriter Kid Cudi, and indie rock veterans The Shins. In addition to the incredible array of musical acts, Sweetlife boasts organic, sustainable dining choices from some of D.C.’s most renowned chefs. From José Andrés’s Pepe Truck to The Big Cheese, Sweetlife balances gourmet with more traditional offerings and, of course, endless Sweetgreen salads. With Baked & Wired, Pleasant Pops, and Dolcezza, and others, there will be no shortage of desserts to complement the day of great music and eco-friendly entertainment.
For Sweetgreen founders Jonathan Neman (MSB ’07), Nic Jammet (MSB ’07), and Nathaniel Ru (MSB ’07), “living the sweet life is easy” and an integral part of this music festival. As a result, there are many opportunities to give back and help make this a carbon-neutral event. According to the event’s website, Sweetlife attendees can “Get TRASHed…for a green cause,” by collecting cups and bottles from the festival and exchanging them for prizes at the TRASHed store. Sweetlifers can also take advantage of biodegradable utensils and compost bins to reduce the amount of waste produced by this event. And since nobody’s going to be getting any kind of “trashed” on Georgetown Day, this eco-friendly option might be the best we can do.