By on February 5, 2013



sweetgreen is excited to announce the lineup for sweetlife 2013: a music + food festival. The fourth annual event will be held at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, on Saturday, May 11. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 8 at 10am EST via http://www.ticketfly.com. A special presale code will be available via the sweetgreen Instagram account (@sweetgreen) to followers only on the evening of Tuesday, February 5th at 9:00pm and tickets sales will be opening up to those with the code on Wednesday, February 6th at 10am EST via http://www.ticketfly.com


The Main Stage will feature Phoenix, Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gary Clark Jr., Solange, and Lindsey Stirling. The second stage, a.k.a. The Treehouse, will feature sweetgreen’s favorite new artists, including Holy Ghost!, Youth Lagoon, Haerts, Robert DeLong, MS MR, twenty|one|pilots and Shark Week.

Ticket Info

General Admission Lawn tickets are available for $75

General Admission Pavilion tickets with open seating and Pit Access $95

VIP: There will be a limited number of VIP Tickets available for $150,

and they will include:

-Viewing areas (prime seating and pit access in the Main Pavilion plus a viewing area and lounge at The Treehouse)

-Covered Cabana Lounges and seating

-Special food and drink offerings curated by Rogue 24’s RJ Cooper and Toki Underground Erik Bruner-Yang.

-Complimentary sweetgreen salad tasting

-Free filtered water

Much more than a festival, sweetlife reflects a way of approaching life; a way of living where passion and purpose intersect. These principles are what steer sweetgreen, a network of sustainable eateries originated in Washington, DC, and now with locations throughout the Northeast, founded by Georgetown graduates Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman and Nathaniel Ru in 2007. sweetgreen is a place that unites ideas and concepts commonly thought to be mutually exclusive not only in business, but also in life. In light of this, sweetgreen believes that food can be both healthy and delicious, high-quality and affordable; that experiences can be both meaningful and fun, hip and wholesome; and that business practices can combine style and substance while being mutually beneficial to the company and community they serve.

sweetgreen also believes in the power of great music and its ability to unite a tribe. Music has always been a part of sweetgreen’s culture. Not only are the stores an oasis of delicious and healthy food, but they are also places where you can hear the latest and greatest tracks. What started out as a fun little idea of bringing a bunch of likeminded bands to a parking lot in DuPont Circle, has now blossomed into a massive multi-stage event with 18,000 attendees that takes place in one of the most famous amphitheaters in the country, creating, in effect, a platform from which to promote healthy living while celebrating with a wonderfully eclectic lineup of some of today’s most cutting edge artists.

sweetlife festival was created to encourage a holistic lifestyle where each experience is the intersection point that results in a sum greater than the individual parts. With aligned partners like Honest Tea and Keany Produce, the amenities at the festival are plentiful and complementary and have been organized into one Experience Zone, where the body and mind are fed the best of everything.

In the Experience Zone, one can savor:


With a pop up restaurant experience and various stands serving salads, wraps, grain bowl, yogurt and home made lemonade, fueling up for a day of fun with something healthy and delicious will be easy.


the Market

Running late to see your favorite artist? Stop by our market for a quick pick-me-up from Dolcezza, Chia Company, Bakery de France, KIND Snacks, Sticky Fingers and others.

the Locals

In this neck of the woods, everyone’s a local. Get a taste of some of DC’s best restaurants and meet the farmers who provide our community with the freshest offerings around. Partners include Fresh Farm Markets, Toki Underground & 13th Street Meats, Bev Eggleston from Eco Friendly Foods, TaDah! Foods, DGS Delicatessen, and Everlasting Café.

the Wharf

Take a seat at one of our 25-foot communal tables and enjoy the best of the Chesapeake: lobster rolls from Luke’s Lobster, salted oysters from Rappahannock, and more.

the Tavern

Cool off with a cold one. Featuring local favorites such as DC Brau, Flying Dog, Mountain State Brewery, Peak Organic Brewery, Chocolate City Brewery and Boordy Wines.


Picture yourself in a covered cabana lounges, surrounded by special food and drink creations by Rogue24’s RJ Cooper and Toki Underground’s Erik Bruner-Yang. Also included: free filtered water, complimentary taste of sweetgreen, and two separate VIP viewing areas.

the Roadies

Rev on up to food truck row and enjoy a culinary experience on wheels, featuring local favorites Jose Andres Pepe Truck, Takorean and The Big Cheese.

the Serious Eats Boroughs

Enjoy a slice of New York style pizza, gourmet doughnuts or an All American Sliders, all curated by Serious Eats.


The festival also has a serious commitment to sustainability and greening initiatives as proven below:

Carbon Neutral

From the green tags (a.k.a. renewable energy certificates) the festival purchases for the solar panels installed on the main stage roof, Sweetlife is committed to offsetting the power generated at the event.

Compost, recycle, recover!

With the help of Fatworm Composting, sweetlife has created tri-waste stations to minimize the amount of trash headed to the landfill after the concert. Each vendor will provide compostable utensils, cups and napkins.

Collect, recycle, redeem!

No bottle or cup left behind. Collect recyclables from the festival and trade them in for custom sunglasses, a festival art poster, headphones, back packs and other items.

Getting there: Rock & Bus

Rock & Bus provides festival-goers with luxury transportation at an affordable price. Pickup locations are available throughout the city and region. So round up your friends and reserve your seats today! http://sweetlifefestival.rockandbus.com/ 


In four years, sweetlife: a music + food festival, has raised the bar for live music in the DC area and has solidified the event’s reputation as the premier festival in the region. With a unique vision for marrying food, music and lifestyle in a fashion unlike any other festival in the country, sweetlife is poised to become one of the most popular events in the country for both the culinary and music enthusiast alike.


About sweetgreen

Based in Washington DC and founded by Georgetown graduates Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman and Nathaniel Ru in 2007, sweetgreen makes eating healthy food both simple and tasty.  Offering a menu of fresh, sustainable eats in an eco-friendly dining environment, the forward-thinking trio of entrepreneurs at sweetgreen is redefining the concept of fresh-casual cuisine. sweetgreen serves up its signature and classic salads and frozen yogurt with seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms. Committed to sustainability in all areas, sweetgreen provides an enlightened workplace for its employees as well. For more information, visit www.sweetgreen.com.


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.