This year everyone gathered and waited for the sun to go down the night before the moonrise festival began for its third year in a row in Baltimore Maryland. Hosted by Glow Washington DC & Steez Promo, Moonrise Festival took place 11am to 11pm August 6th and 7th at the Pimlico Race Course.

As the festival began, the four state of the arts stages shook the grounds of the pimlico race course. This year, there was many great changes to the festival including adding a second entrance, early wrist band pickup, more bathrooms, water stations, Improved Décor, as well as adding even more hand picked food vendors to the food tents. All of these changes made the festival 10 times more enjoyable.

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The festival proved to everyone that they could possibly be the best festival on the East Coast. If you just walked into the festival, you could tell how much work was put into the festival itself. Decorating, organizing, and making sure all the patrons enjoyed their time shows how dedicated they are to making sure every patron has amazing safe unforgettable time.

The festival featured many world renowned artists including, The Chain Smokers, Bassnectar, Flosstradamus, Tyler The Creator, Marshmello, and many more. For the most part every patron seems extremely satisfied with the lineup this year. “The Lineup this year was incredible” said a patron we interviewed. We also asked patrons what their favorite part of this years festival was. We got nothing but incredible feedback including, “Moonrise has always been my favorite festival but they definitely drastically improved to the festival this year” as well as many similar responses like, “dopest festival I've ever been to” and “we will definitely be back next year”.

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This year's security staff proved to every festival dweller that they're all not bad guys. Looking around you would see you security enjoying their time but still doing their job protecting patrons. This festival has the best hospitality I've ever seen at a music festival in my life. Not only do they have an amazing security team, they have the one and only star team hey make sure everyone is safe is and hydrated.

If you did not attended this festival and are reading this article right now you should 100% put this down on your must go to festival list next year. Overall I would give this festival a five star rating.

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Article and Photos by Jon Ross