Category: Blog

Message Board: 50,000 Strong

In the age of social media and boundless access to information via the web, where do you go to find everything you need about your favorite music festival?  Most festival fans agree that their peers and other festival veterans provide the best knowledge base when it comes to getting everything they need to optimize their festival experience.  Everything from what…

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Meet Clubhouse: Our 2017 Big Break Global Winner

Last month, we launched our fourth installment of Firefly’s Big Break Contest, which allows fans to directly vote on  unsigned artists vying for a spot on the Firefly lineup. This year’s talented winner is Clubhouse, an addictive indie-pop band out of Columbus, Ohio. We got the chance to ask them a few questions about performing, spirit animals, and of course, what we can…

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Greetings Tour: Firefly 2016

Greetings Tour: Mural artist, Victor Ving, and photographer, Lisa Beggs, are on a cross-country road trip in a RV creating interactive murals that will become future landmarks. The ‘Greetings Tour’ seeks to create public art that will capture the pride of local residents for their hometowns and spark the interest of visitors and tourists. The two artists have been traveling…

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Firefly Now Accepting Fan Mail for All Artists

Fan Mail … for decades it’s been the most popular way for fans to show support and admiration for their favorite celebrities, musicians, etc. Traditionally letters, cards, and postcards were sent to an artists’ management office in hopes that someday they made it into the hands of the artists themselves. In recent years, technology has revolutionized the concept of fan…

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Firefly, Where You Belong

“Firefly, Where You Belong” A story from our favorite hammock couple, Ciera & Austin.   We were both born and raised in Rhode Island in the smallest town in the smallest state. Coming from such a small area you don’t see a lot of the world and what else is out there. Being only both 19 before heading to college…

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Announcing Firefly, The Fan-Curated Music Festival

For as many words as we have in the English language, often feelings are evoked and English falls short. In these moments, we have to lean on other languages for clarity. For instance, “komorebi” is Japanese for “scattered sunlight shining through the leaves of trees” and “forelsket” is Norwegian for “the euphoria you experience when first falling in love”. One…

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People of Firefly: Andy Vastagh

I was born in Chicago and lived about 20 min north of downtown. My backyard was a cornfield.  We moved to Memphis in first grade.  I struggled through school daydreaming and doodling and generally just wanting to get out of there and be an artist, whatever that meant. My family weren’t artists, so my father had no idea of what…

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People of Firefly: Stephen Estevez

I’m from Seattle, but I was born in Hawaii.  At a very young age my mom came to the US on an arranged marriage from the Dominican Republic. I come from a large family and my father was in the Marines which caused us to move around a lot. He had a pretty illustrious career in the Marine Corps, he…

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Catching up with Mike Rocket

Before Firefly this year, we told you about Mike Rocket, a performer who, every year, would perform outside the gates for anyone passing by. He would play every day of every year of the festival in any kind of weather, dedicated to his music and his dream of getting heard by as many people as possible. We were so inspired…

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People of Firefly: Slackline Evan

Name: Evan Bartlett, 19, Ohio   My name is Evan, but everyone calls me Sunshine. I’m from a small town in Ohio where I grew up on a fifteen acre farm with eight horses, ten cats and five dogs. I’m the youngest of four kids. My Mom is the best person I know and she worked her ass off to…

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