On May 26th-29th in Tracy City, Tennessee individuals from all over collectively came together to experience the second year of Bigfoot Electro! With numbers close to selling out, the festival still remained an intimate and relaxing setting for all ages to enjoy. Throughout the festival grounds were vibrant green trees and warm summer sun. This year’s festival brought us three incredible stages: Mainstage, Big Chillin, and Underground Sound! Plus the awesome renegade stages that were set up around the festival for nonstop bass. Mainstage is where Danley Sound Labs created their magic. Over at the Big Chillin stage is where Hennessey Sound Designs completely took over. Finally, leaving Headway HiFi x Allegro Audio to create an amazing sound for the Underground Sound stage.
However, what really sold this event was the number of incredible artists on the lineup! Artists like Ternion Sound, Pushloop, The Widdler, Dmvu, and Integrate started the weekend out right on Friday night. On Saturday, the immaculate vibes continued with artists like Flintwick, Late Night Radio, Tiedye Ky, Yheti, and KLL SMTH giving us all types of distorted bass. Supertask continued to break boundaries with his new and improved audio-visual set on Saturday night as well, bringing custom-made visuals and sounds to the people of Bigfoot Electro. Lastly, Sunday night kicked off with an incredible set from ToneVision, which included Virtuosick on the violin for their Side-Project collaboration. Progressing into the night, the weekend finished strong with Thought Process, Player Dave, Khiva, Mr. Bill, and Truth.
Art, Vendors, & More!
In addition to the incredible places to catch sets, live painters were also set up around the main stage showing off their talent while getting down to great music. As a result, it was a great chance for people to chat with artists and get an idea of what’s going on in their minds while they’re painting. The vendors made it easy to get lost in the beautiful art and the creations of others. There were a wide array of different art and food vendors to catch your eye. From Julen the Artist, Hippie Street Co., and Space Fruit, as well as many others.
Some of the other vendors that made this festival so wonderful included The Pizza Machine, which ran a donation-based food vendor at the festival, so even if you couldn’t contribute to festival food prices, you wouldn’t go hungry. Think of it as a pay what you have donation!
Moreover, Manifest Green, a collective of people that help keep the festival grounds a clean and trash-free environment was also a must-have for the festival. We are lucky to call Tracy City, TN our festival home for the weekend. What better way to show our gratitude than making sure we leave nothing but our footprints behind on this gorgeous property! For reference, the photo below shows the repurposed art installation that was created out of excess cans during the event! It was truly wonderful to see it all come together.
Going With The Flow
If you’re into flow arts of any sort, you did not want to miss out on the insane performers Bigfoot Electro had in store for us all! Catch yourself getting mesmerized by the beautiful flow of others while hearing a wide selection of music at the same time. Every stage gave you the opportunity to watch how beautiful the element of fire can truly be. What’s even more exciting is that the festival gave individuals the chance to try this out for themselves in a fire flow workshop. You could talk to trained professionals about all things pertaining fire flow and even learn new tricks!
Meanwhile, when most sets came to an end, it was time to head over to the projection dome. The Aether immersive experience powered by Microdose VR continued to blow minds. If you were lucky, you could catch some of the secret sets going on inside with KLL SMTH, Thought Process, and others! On the other hand, you could head over to the late-night renegade stage by the pond for some late-night bass if you weren’t ready for the night to end.
There were many late night/early morning activities you could find yourself at. On Saturday at 6 am, the special guest, Toadface came on the Big Chillin stage for an early morning set. You could also explore the area that surrounded Bigfoot Electro and find yourself at an extravagant waterfall and view to take in. Later in the night, The Wheel gameshow hosted by Levitation Jones gave two artists the opportunity to play a 20-minute set at the festival if the wheel landed on their name.
Overall, the weekend was one for the books; there are many reasons to mark Bigfoot Electro on your calendar for next year. Above all, you will have a beautiful time with memories and people you’ll never forget. To keep up with all things Bigfoot Electro, check out the provided links below. Nevertheless, if the music scene isn’t exactly your thing, this location also offers zipline tours and camping throughout the season!
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