Pot of Gold Music Festival

Commemorating St. Patrick’s day on March 17 and 18, music fans gathered at the Pot of Gold Music Festival for acts such as Sublime with Rome, G-Eazy, Death Cab for Cutie and Flogging Molly. This festival was held at Rawhide event center from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.

“There was so much energy at Pot of Gold. Everyone was buzzing out of excitement about seeing their favorite artists, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.”

–Junior Kazhra Angelique Kelcho

Many different types of bands and music artists performed at this event including many reggae bands and rappers.

“One of my favorite acts was Rae Sremmurd,” Kelcho said. “He put on an amazing act and invited everyone that could fit into the stage, so they had a great story to tell.”

Tickets cost about $70 per day and lockers were available for attendees. While many of the performances were well received by the crowd, there were a few hiccups in the event.

“It was pretty positive for the most part,” sophomore Kaileah Goucher said. “It was really unorganized, and we were sitting in the sun waiting for someone to come on for four hours, but a lot of people were nice, and I got to see a lot of friends. It was my brother’s first music festival, and he got to go on stage, so I am glad he got to experience that.”

Many vendors also attended the festival to sell a variety of products like food, shirts, temporary tattoos and other festival gear. Like other music festivals, many of these venders only accepted cash.

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G-Eazy performs one of his hit songs, “I Mean It,” at the Pot of Gold Music Festival on March 17th. (Photo By Heilee Pentz)

“It was hard to find vendors that accepted credit,” Kelcho said. “Luckily, there were ATM’s around.”

Throughout the day on March 17, different types of bands performed. The day started with more reggae based bands and shifted to rappers. The final act of the day was G-Eazy, the reason many individuals went to the event.

“My favorite artist was G-Eazy,” Kelcho said. “He ended the first night of Pot of Gold with a bang and left the audience speechless.”

(Featured Image By Michalea Brown)