1. Above: Main Stages + Camp

    As part of our awesome summer festival partnership with Bacardi+, Grooveshark experienced three days of amazing music at Camp Bisco, an annual music festival held in Mariaville, New York. We set out on the road to Bisco early morning Wednesday, July 11, for a music experience that attracts an estimated crowd of 25,000 people. Here’s a recap of our time there!


       
    Top: The crowd at Portugal the Man


    Grooveshark and Bacardi+ ran the Media Tent at Bisco, serving as the hub for all media agents at the festival. Every morning, media teams gathered in the tent to be briefed on festival updates.

    With free WiFi, phone charging hubs, Bacardi+ Pre-Mixed cocktails, and a Grooveshark listening station to preview which artists to catch next, our tent saw hundreds of media, artist, and VIP faces throughout the festival.

       
       
    Above Left: Grooveshark/Bacardi+ tent
    Above Right: Look at that swag!
    Below Left: Press briefing in progress
    Below Right: Grooveshark listening station

    VIP’s and media agents also visited the tent for free Grooveshark/Bacardi+ gear. We gave away so much! Here’s a quick breakdown:

    • 250 beach balls
    • 500 lighters
    • 300 coozies
    • 400 bottle openers
    • 500 plastic cups
    • 600 stickers
    • 300 premium ear plugs (courtesy of Bacardi+)

    Bassnectar and Skrillex dominated the main stage with awesome sets. Skrillex had a media blackout which was lifted right before his show and allowed us to get some awesome shots


       
       
    Top & Above Left: Skrillex
    Above Right, Bottom Left, & Bottom Right: Bassnectar


    Everyone was wearing bandanas as a result of the massive amount of dust at the festival; however, the rain on the second night made for an enjoyable third day.


    Above: One day of dust at Bisco


    The festival also attracted a variety of Go-go dance troupes, notably the Kitty Koalition, who made frequent stops in the tent for dancing and cocktails. These troupes dressed up in outrageous costumes and hustled their ways on stage to dance alongside some of the festival’s biggest-named artists.


       


    There were also a lot of remnant bikers scattered around the festival from a motorcycle rally on-site the week before. They were all friendly and added to the diverse culture in attendance.


       


    We experienced a lot of awesome things at Bisco, but one of our favorites was the sunset as viewed by a $5 ride on the ferris wheel.



    Want to see more pictures? Head over to the album on Photobucket!
    Want to see more work by the photographer? Head over to Jesse Lash Photography to check out his other work!

    Love and Fun Festival Times,
    Grooveshark


  2. What would you do to meet meet Tiësto?

    We love to see sharks getting hooked up with awesome opportunities, so we got together with LoadnVote to bring you this sweet contest to go to Bounce Music Festival  with VIP tickets and backstage passes to meet Tiësto!

    A quick bit about the contest & LoadnVote:
        Snag yourself two VIP tickets + backstage passes to see Tiësto perform at Indiana University during Little 500 by Loading a 10 - 30 video on the contest page  before this Saturday (April 14th), describing what you’d do to meet Tiësto. The video with the most votes takes the prize, so get creative with it.

        Loadnvote is a contest-based website where people can compete for prizes and possibly gain some fame. Contests can be premised on musical talent, comedy routines, writing the most clever caption, and everything in between. Whether or not you’re the most talented shark you know, there are prizes for everyone to win, ranging from placement in a performance to a live audience, winning a free iPad, and free vacations (hint: Spring Break is right around the corner). All of these prizes are within your reach on LoadnVote as long as you’re willing to “Expose Yourself”.



    Love & Awesome Contests,
    Grooveshark & LoadnVote


  3.        


    Wakarusa!?! Grooveshark?!? Free!?!

        We know you love music. So we’d love to get some free tickets to Wakarusa 2012 in your hands. A quick introduction for the curious, Wakarusa is this sweet four-day Festival at Mulberry Mountain in the Ozarks that kicks off this year on May 31, 2012. Check out the amazing Lineup!

    Here’s How to Win Those Tickets

    - Create a new Grooveshark playlist featuring artists from the Wakarusa lineup.
    - To be able to win, playlists must have at least 20 songs and 5 different artists from the lineup.
    - Get as many people to subscribe to it on Grooveshark as you can.
    - The top two playlists with the most subscribers each win a pair of General Admission tickets to Wakarusa 2012 + a code for 1 year of Grooveshark Anywhere.
    - 5 runner-ups will get a code for 6 months of Grooveshark Anywhere.
    - Fill out the form below so we can let you know if you win!


    For more info on Wakarusa, check out their Facebook page and Twitter.


    Love & Sweet Mountain Jams,
    Grooveshark & Wakarusa

  4. Last week we started a promo to give away tickets to Moogfest, and we didn’t want this week to go unnoticed. We teamed up with the alt bros over at FYF Fest to give away two sets of two tickets for this Saturday, September 4th! We aren’t rich enough to pay for airfare unfortunately, so be sure to live within travelable distance of L.A. — and post a drawing of a (Groove)shark in the comments to enter!

    More info:  http://www.fyffest.com/


  5. A couple weeks ago I mentioned Moogfest, happening in Asheville, North Carolina this coming October. It has a great line-up, with MGMT, Massive Attack, Big Boi and tons more awesome artists. But even awesomer: the folks behind the festival had a potluck dinner with us, and we decided to give away 5 pairs of tickets (10 total) to Moogfest to you guys—for free.

    Just pull up your webcam and take a short video telling me your Grooveshark username and why you would be the happiest person in the world if you got 2 tickets to go! Be fun, we’re looking for creativity!

    Post your video in the comments, or on our Facebook page!


  6. Asheville, North Carolina is well-known for having an awesome music scene. I first saw The Decemberists there in 2004 at the near-legendary venue the Orange Peel with fellow future-shark Jack. MoogFest is no exception to this legacy. 

    Happening this year in late October, Moogfest is exemplary of Asheville music—and Grooveshark will be there in full force!

    Not only will we be presenting “How to Maximize Streaming Music Services to Promote Your Music”, but we’re also going to be giving away 10 free tickets to you guys—I’ll post more details on this next week, but if you just can’t wait, tickets for MoogFest go on sale tomorrow.  Come visit the sharks!