A Music + Food Festival

May 10, 2014 • Merriweather Post Pavilion

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our story

The sweetlife festival is a party with a purpose.
What began in 2010 as a 500-person gathering in the parking lot behind sweetgreen’s Dupont location has evolved into an annual celebration of flavorful music, wholesome food, and thoughtful living.

Getting There

Conveniently located in Columbia, MD, just 30 minutes outside DC, Merriweather Post Pavilion is an iconic venue situated among 40 acres of forest. It’s the perfect place to celebrate music, food and sustainable living.


Parking at Merriweather Post Pavilion is always free, and the sweetlife festival is no exception. Don’t have a car? Don’t worry. We’ve partnered with Uber and Rock & Bus to create a roundtrip party bus experience.

Rock & Bus

Rock & Bus provides festival-goers with luxury transportation at an affordable price. Pickup locations are available throughout the city and region. So round up your friends and reserve your seats today!


This year, we’re teaming up with Uber as our official mobile transportation partner for Sweetlife 2014! No matter who you plan on rolling to the festival with, ditch your keys because Uber’s got a ride to fit your style. Sign up now with promo code ubersweet14 to get $15 off your first ride (not valid on uberTAXI).


One of sweetgreen’s core values is “think sustainably.” Join us in putting this value into practice!

Carbon Neutral

From the green tags (a.k.a. renewable energy certificates) we purchase to the solar panels we install on the main stage roof, we’re committed to offsetting the power generated at the sweetlife festival.


With the help of Fatworm Composting, we’ve created tri-waste stations to minimize the amount of trash headed to the landfill after the concert. Each experience vendor will provide compostable utensils, cups and napkins – so don’t just toss it, compost it!

Collect, Recycle, Redeem

No bottle or cup left behind. Collect recyclables from the festival and trade them in for custom sunglasses, a festival poster, skateboard and other sweet swag.

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Sweetlife supports


sweetgreen in schools is our way of giving back to the community and educating kids about healthy eating, fitness, sustainability and where food comes from. What began in 2010 as a one-week curriculum in Washington, D.C. has since grown into a series of wellness workshops involving more than 1,000 students across DC, MD, VA and NYC each year.

Proceeds from sweetlife are donated to our sweetgreen in schools charity partner, FoodCorps. Thank you for paying it forward and helping us make an impact!

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Our Partners

Thank you to our sweetlife partners.
Keany Honest Tea Uber Flying Dog Nature Conservancy Bakery de France Logitech Alex and Ani Stonyfield Kind Healthy Snacks The Honest Company  Acme Paper and Suply Co., Inc Tito's Late July Organic