360 – So this is the second year of SBTS. What, if anything, is going to be different about this year?
ZACH – We have made lots of improvements to the festival this year that we are excited about! One, we have improved our Handicap Viewing Areas and overall accessibility for handicapped attendees. VIP Upgrades have been improved and offer premium camping spots as well as a bunch of other awesome amenities. We have also created an Ultimate VIP package which basically gives you Artist Credentials and you can camp with the bands at the festival this year! Plus we have upgraded our beer selection and services, added a hookah lounge and improved our layout for pre party ticket holders campsites.
360 – There’s a lot more to SBTS than just amazing music. What’s your favorite part of this festival outside of the music?
ZACH – My favorite part of the festival is the atmosphere. Our attendees and staff really embrace the FAMILY mentality and it truly is a life changing experience for everyone involved. “We all share our crowns with the family we have found, surrounded by the sound.”
360 – How would you describe the festival to someone who has never been?
ZACH – SBTS is the premiere grassroots style, camping festival on the east coast for al reggae/rock lovers. We have an incredible vibe coupled with stellar music and a gorgeous venue in the Upstate of SC.
360 – How would you describe the venue?
ZACH – Chattooga River Resort is a peaceful campground and lodge nestled in the Sumter National Forest near the Chattooga River. The campground has a beautiful creek running through it and is very beautiful and enchanting. The lodge and music venue area are well kept and manicured with a gorgeous lodge with all amenities including full kitchen, bar and bath houses.
360 – What do you envision this festival could be in five years?
ZACH – Imagine Bonnaroo but with a TON of reggae music! 50,000 like-minded individuals who all wish to see the world become a better place and uniting in one place at the same time to cultivate the energy and power for this to happen!