In barely its third year, TailgateFest has already established itself as a premier festival for country music fans, throughout Southern California. The festival which has, rightfully, been dubbed the #BestWeekendEver has successfully combined; great music lineups, mouth watering food, and the best part of a country festival… Tailgating.
During TailgateFest, attendees have options while watching the concert. They can stand near the stage, just like any other festival, or they can keep partying from the bed of their trucks and enjoy the concert without ever having to leave the comfort of their vehicle.
Most of the TailgateFest attendees, that we have spoken with, mentioned that they enjoy being able to watch the concert from their vehicles, but almost to a person, each one has said that the best part of tailgating at TailgateFest, is the new friends they’ve made. “This festival has a different feel to it” said Michelle, from Corona. “I became friends with the people we were parked next to during the first TailgateFest. Now, we go out line dancing, to birthday parties and are really good friends.”
Since its inception in 2018, Alyson Richards and Melissa Carbone, the owners of TailgateFest, have had a vision of combining all of the great things that fans enjoy from music festivals. These phenomenal women are recreating what music fans have come to expect from a festival. The friends came up with the concept for TailgateFest, when they attended a music festival and had to stop enjoying themselves in the tailgating area, to go watch the concert. “This is the Burning Man for the other 98%” said Alyson Richards. “Aside from a great lineup and amazing food. We want country fans to enjoy interacting with each other and continue having a good time from their tailgating spot, when the artists take the stage.”
Alyson and Melissa’s approach has made TailgateFest, one the most fan-friendly festivals we’ve ever attended. Last year, country artists were seen walking around the tailgating campgrounds interacting with fans and giving away Wyld Gear coolers. Fans can also enjoy TailgateFest poolside with the Boots & Bikinis option. This option allows fans to watch the concert from a pool, located steps away from the stage. There are also RV Campsite options where up to 10 people can enjoy the comforts of an RV in between sets.
But wait there’s more…
This year TailgateFest will have another star studded lineup, which will include Dierks Bentley, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Justin Moore and TLC. The festival will also have a new home, at Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana. The new location will allow TailgateFest to offer a few more ticket options, which will give fans plenty of opotrunities to enjoy themselves, without breaking the bank. Our personal favorite addition to TailgateFest tickets, is the pre-packed tailgating option. This add-on allows you to select food, drinks, equipment and almost anything you’ll need for the weekend, without having to pack it into your vehicle. You just show up to TailgateFest, pick up your order and set up your camping spot. This is especially a great option for anyone with a smaller vehicle or a larger group. It also takes the worry out of packing for the festival, because everything has already been done for you.
As of this article, TailgateFest will take place as scheduled, with health and security precautions, in place, to ensure the safety of all attendees. But with all of the uncertainty that 2020 has brought us, so far, one thing we’re certain of, is that TailgateFest 2020 will DEFINITLY be an amazing experience. Alyson, Melissa and all of the women & men at TailgateFest, are working hard to ensure the best experience is had by everyone in attendance and they hope you’ll join them to experience the #BestWeekendEver, for yourself.
To get your TailgateFest tickets or for more info, visit www.LATailgateFest.com