A quick glance at the 2014 Wakarusa lineup and you're drooling. The festival is one of few that caters to every genre of music and every type of person. Get funky with the String Cheese Incident, Lettuce and the Floozies. A fan of new electronic music? Get down and dirty with DJ Snake and Keys N Krates or join the bassheads at Bassnectar. Jam with STS9 or throw it back to the middle school days with Rusko and Iration. It doesn’t matter who you are or who you’re with, as long as we can all come together and enjoy Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, the weekend will be well worth whatever you had to do to save money for the tickets. Some acts are even playing multiple sets over the four days, so if you miss a show, there could be another one coming up for you to catch.
Now in it's eleventh year, Wakarusa will take place in 2014 June 5th through 8th, at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas. As much of an experience as it is a music festival, this four day event promises on it's website to be a rite of passage for a new generation.
If you're wondering what "Wakarusa" means, it is Native America word taken from the Potawatomi tribe that was used to describe the depth of a river. For the purpose of the festival, it has come to mean the depth of the experience.
Their website states:
Any Wakarusian can affirm; those four days on Mulberry Mountain in June are the gateway to the best summer of your life. Wakarusa is one of the few tangible ties that truly bind us together. Each year, music meets Mother Nature at a pristine place where friendships are forged and lifelong memories are made
You might be wondering what you should bring besides your various assortment of kaleidoscope patterned clothes? Well a positive mental attitude and a few of your ride-or-dies are all you need to get the most out of this festival experience. Sleep on the ground, dance in the mud and bathe in the river because on Mulberry Mountain we’re all your brothers and sisters and not a single one of us is in a position to judge.
We all have worries and concerns, so leave them at home with your cat before you enter the trippy troopy majestical land of Wakarusa. Whether you’re a Waka vet or a Waka virgin, experiencing a festival that was created BY music lovers, FOR music lovers, will change you forever.
The festival offers a wide variety of passes, camping options and other packages, starting at just $179 for all four days. Hurry though, the price goes up March 4th. There are also some payment plan options available also. For more info, visit the Wakarusa website.
Four days, six stages, over 150 acts, nearly 200 sets of music; never corporate, always progressive- See you at Wakarusa!