Words: Meghan Moore
As the weather heats up, so does the summer concert season. Sweetlife, a two day music festival held annually at Merriweather Post Pavilion acts as an unspoken kickoff for the Maryland concert season. Summer is packed with concerts and festivals from almost all genres of music. This summer, some of the music acts coming to the area are Mumford and Sons, Hozier, Darius Rucker, and Florence + The Machine.
When asked about Sweetlife, sophomore Jazmin Walle said, “It was awesome. I got to see some of my favorite bands, eat great food, and create new memories.”
Sweetlife might occur in May, but it is a sign that the summer music scene is up and coming. Not only are concerts for seeing one’s favorite music artist, but they provide a backdrop for new memories and friendships.
“Festivals in general bring people together to create a memorable experience,” concluded Walle.
Junior Kewa Gray shared the appeal of festivals, “getting to see some of my favorite artists and also having fun with friends and meeting new people is what summer concerts and festivals mean to me.”
Summer is not only a time for going to the beach and sleeping in. It’s a time to create new experiences. It’s an opportunity to strengthen relationships with the people around you.