Governor’s Ball 2019: Here’s the Food and Fun You Don’t Want to Miss

By Yelena Mandenberg Yelena Mandenberg has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on May 9, 2019

Governor’s Ball is back for its eighth annual run in New York City, and it’s one of those festivals you don’t want to miss. With a musical lineup featuring a variety of artists, from Nas to Florence + the Machine to Lil Wayne, the festival draws an audience in the hundreds of thousands.

So while you’re there catching up on the best music the city has to offer, you’ve gotta eat right? And Governor’s Ball is kind of a haven for foodies. This year they’ve got some exclusive mashups that’ll be featured throughout the 3-day festival.

This festival pulls in some well-known names, but this year they’re having some of the shops mesh their food together to create something totally new for the concerts. Fried pickles, lobster grilled cheeses, queso-covered tater tots, a chicken nugget slider between donuts and a few more original dishes to choose from.

Photo courtesy of Gov Ball on YouTube

They’ll also be featuring some NYC favorites, like Roberta’s pizza, Melt Shop, Luke’s Lobster, and more. Newcomers to the festival include the Milk & Cream Cereal Bar, Arancini Bros, King David Tacos, and a few more listed here.

With plenty of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, the stands are more than ready to meet all the dietary needs of the festival goer. And you’ll need it, because there’s plenty of breweries on the list that are worth trying.

Other than eating, drinking, and dancing, there will be hundreds of booths set up by sponsors that will entertain you. Firstly, Bacardi, as one of the biggest sponsors is setting up an entire Bacardi Bay area, where you can get cocktails, silk-screen body painting, and watch some dance battles.

Photo courtesy of Gov Ball on YouTube

Then, you’ve got a city viewing deck (which requires extra passes) to create those ultra-memorable Instagram posts. There’s lawn games, an art installation, a Tito’s shack, a shady ‘secret’ place for the 21+ crowd, as well as a pride booth and a charity corner.

On top of that, there’s plenty of after-dark shows to go to all over the city this year. Governor’s Ball 2019 is working on promoting plenty of artists by giving them stages at bars and clubs throughout the city and Brooklyn.

So if you haven’t gotten tickets yet, it’s worth checking out this event even if you can only go for a day, just for the experience. There’s plenty of shows to go to throughout New York, but Governor’s Ball makes it worth it.

By Yelena Mandenberg Yelena Mandenberg has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

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Yelena Mandenberg is the Ideas Editor at Grit Daily with a passion for news of all sorts. Finishing Brooklyn College with a degree in Print Media Journalism as the industry died out, she began working as a freelancer.After spending some time working in the retail industry, Yelena started BK Riot Writing, a marketing company that caters to small and local businesses, creating content that helps them compete. From her South Brooklyn apartment where she lives with her cat & tortoise, Yelena is always seeking something new and interesting to cover.

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