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Why Chefs Are Appearing at Music Festivals

Lately, culinary pros have been appearing alongside musicians at big-name music festivals.

Trend Spotted Posted September 16, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

Get Ready for Oktoberfest With These 11 Event Ideas

Here’s creative inspiration for incorporating traditional German culture into fall events.

Idea File Posted September 10, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

'Food and Wine' Magazine Brings a New Food Festival to Chicago

The new-to-Chicago food fest put a spotlight on local culinary talent and emphasized interaction between guests and chefs.

Event Report Posted September 8, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

What to Do When Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, and Others Want to Come to Your Event

The Iowa State Fair tries to provide a consistent experience for customers while dealing with the Secret Service, hordes of media, and Donald Trump's helicopter.

Event Intelligence Posted August 21, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

6 Music Festival Trends: Event Ideas From This Year's Lollapalooza, SXSW, Coachella, and More

Health and wellness activities, old-school entertainment, and complimentary festival goods were just some of the trends spotted at music festivals in 2015.

Idea File Posted August 13, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

Lollapalooza 2015: How Sponsors Lured Festivalgoers With V.I.P.-Style Perks

At Chicago's massive music festival, sponsors such as Bud Light and Toyota brought high levels of production—and lots of creature comforts—to their on-site activations.

Event Report Posted August 4, 2015, 7:45 AM EDT

What V.I.P Ticket Holders Get at Lollapalooza

From strawberry shortcake to spa treatments, here are the perks that the music festival's top ticket holders have access to.

News Posted July 30, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

Why Mercedes-Benz Sponsored the World's Largest Music Festival

How Rock in Rio enticed the luxury car brand to enter the popular music festival marketplace.

Event Intelligence Posted July 27, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2015: Meridith Valiando Rojas

The co-founder and C.E.O. of DigiTour Media brings social media stars together for the Gen Z crowd.

Event Innovators 2015 Posted July 1, 2015, 3:35 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2015: Graham Williams & James Moody

The co-founders of Austin's Fun Fun Festival aimed to "create a festival for not-festival people."

Event Innovators 2015 Posted July 1, 2015, 3:00 AM EDT

Dining Reservation App Tests Event Ticketing at Food & Wine Classic

Guests at the Aspen festival quickly snatched up front-row seats to some of the educational seminars.

Event Intelligence Posted June 30, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

How One Festival Serves Early Adopters and Entrepreneurs

With a jam-packed schedule of musical performances, art exhibits, films, and tech talks, Northside Festival's attendees get to discover—or become—the next big thing.

Event Report Posted June 19, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

How Silicon Valley's First Major Food Fest United Technology and Chefs

The Bite Silicon Valley conference explored the ways in which technology can help cure global food issues.

Event Report Posted June 18, 2015, 7:46 AM EDT

Q&A: Why Music Festival Producers Are "All in This Together"

Electric Daisy Carnival's Pasquale Rotella argues that industry pros should work toward the success of the whole category, rather than isolate their own events.

Q & A Posted May 26, 2015, 7:44 AM EDT

15 Stylish Festival Ideas From the Rock in Rio Music Fest

For its debut in the United States, the global festival is taking over Las Vegas with dramatic curving architecture and design-minded production.

Event Report Posted May 13, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

17 Festival-Inspired Design and Decor Ideas From Coachella Parties

From the whimsical and bohemian to the chic and structured, these ideas provide inspiration for press walls, tabletops, seating, branding, and more.

Event Report Posted April 15, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

Coachella Party Pictures: a Look Inside the Fest's Intimate, Wellness-Focused Events

As many parties took a more exclusive and targeted turn, brands brought beauty stations, health-conscious offerings, and plenty of flowers and succulents.

Event Report Posted April 13, 2015, 4:42 PM EDT

Coachella 2015 Preview: Will This Year Mark a New Party Trend?

Although some massive events remain on the desert roster, many brands are making the move to more targeted, intimate fetes at the California music festival to attract a better-curated mix of influencers.

News Posted April 3, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

When Is Crowdfunding an Effective Event Tool?

Learn how planners are raising cash—and minimizing risk—by seeking up-front funding for their events.

Event Intelligence Posted April 2, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

SXSW 2015: 26 Ways Brands Engaged Festival Attendees

How Spotify, Pandora, Mashable, and others used experiential tactics to stand out during the 10-day music, film, and interactive festival.

Event Report Posted March 31, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

14 High-Tech Ideas to Steal From SXSW

How brands like HBO, Samsung, and GE embraced the interactive component of Austin's buzzy festival to entice the crowds.

Event Report Posted March 26, 2015, 8:15 AM EDT

SXSW 2015 Preview: What to Expect at Austin's Big Fest This Year

The wildly popular music, film, and technology festival and conference returns to Austin on March 13, bringing new brand activations alongside increased security.

News Posted March 9, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

24 Catering Ideas to Steal From South Beach Wine & Food Festival

From color-blocked cocktails to drool-worthy dessert bars, try these inspired ideas for your next meeting or event.

Idea File Posted March 3, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2015: How One Space Was Used for 4 Major Events

To accommodate the mix of one-day and four-day sponsors, organizers moved quickly to redecorate the festival's north end tent, home to events like Burger Bash.

Event Report Posted February 24, 2015, 3:41 PM EST

How Brands Are Using Oculus Rift's 4-D

Find out how Merrell used virtual reality to take Sundance Film Festival guests on an immersive 4-D nature hike.

Event Report Posted February 5, 2015, 7:45 AM EST

Why the South Beach Wine & Food Festival Is Shaking Up Its Signature Event

The Grand Tasting Village will have a new layout and new hours, and the festival is also adding more late-night options and private dinners.

News Posted February 5, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

How a New Film Fest Landed a Major Sponsor

In just its third year, FilmGate has support from major players like Sony.

News Posted January 29, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

Sundance 2015: See Engaging Activations From New Festival Sponsors

Here's a peek inside Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, which drew new sponsorships this year from brands such as BuzzFeed and Wonderful Pistachios.

Event Report Posted January 29, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

8 Staging Ideas From Concerts and Music Festivals

Get inspired by the striking stage sets created at recent concert tours and music festivals.

The Scout Posted January 14, 2015, 7:15 AM EST

How to Curate Non-Music Programming at a Music Festival

Suwannee Hulaween in Florida used art and environmental design to connect with fans.

Event Report Posted January 8, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

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