The Governors Ball Music Festival – 3 Days of Music and Fun

The Governors Ball Music Festival took place from June 2nd to June 4th, and I was there! With modern day chart toppers like Chance the Rapper and Lorde and old school favorites like Wu-Tang Clan and Tool, The Governors Ball Music Festival, held at Randall’s Island Park in New York City, has great music for a variety of tastes and an atmosphere of fun. I had a very good time, and I’ll be back again next year if at all possible!

The Governors Ball Music Festival is all About Fun

In today’s world of global tension, horrifying news stories, and a hyper politicized atmosphere here in the USA that is palpable every day, it was nice to attend a festival that is purely about fun and music. From the time I arrived to the time I left, there was music and laughter in the air. It was an event that seemed to bring out the best in people, with strangers talking about bands and laughing together. I met several people who were eager to talk with me about our favorite bands which in turn lead to us just talking about life in general. It’s the kind of atmosphere that you don’t often find these days, and it was purely amazing.

The Music

Oh, the music. There was so much of it. This was one of the best music festivals I’ve been to in a long time. I mentioned Chance the Rapper and a few others, but in total there were over 60 bands there ranging from rappers to hard rock, and I made sure I took in a little bit of everything. Of course, I had to see Chance the Rapper, Wu-Tang Clan, and Wiz Khalifa, but I also made sure to get in some rock and roll. Bands like Tool and Cage the Elephant got us all rocking in a big way! I’m certain that this music fest alone has gotten my baby used to the music. It was certainly loud enough for the baby to hear it all! 😉

The Day

The Governors Ball Music Festival was an open air, lawn situation, so I made sure I brought some chairs, a blanket, water, and snacks. I love that kind of setting. While I listened to great music, I had my toes in the grass. I soaked up the day on all fronts. And although due to my pregnancy, I was just about the only person there NOT getting my drink on, it was still a wonderful escape from the day to day hustle that is my norm. Sitting back and relaxing was a great relief for me and between the music, the grass, and the friendly atmosphere, I had some of the best days of my pregnancy to date!

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The Snacks

When you go to an event like The Governors Ball Music Festival, you need to bring plenty of water and snacks. Luckily, I have a big bag perfect for that sort of thing. I also had plenty of snacks thanks to Sour Punch Candy. One of my favorite things to do at any festival is chow down on some yummy candy, and since Sour Punch Candy was awesome enough to sponsor my trip to the festival and give me tons of their candies, I was set! I brought along some water, a few sandwiches, and some chips to cover all my bases and I was ready to go!

The candies made a wonderful compliment to the music and the fun atmosphere of the day. Their first-sour-then-sweet flavor fits in perfectly with the musical lineup of the fest, and wonder of wonders – I got through the entire thing with minimal stomach issues. I guess Sour Patch is my new medicine for morning sickness!

The Governors Ball Music Festival and Sour Punch Candy – A Super Fun Combo

I had a blast at the Governors Ball Music Festival, and I have Sour Punch Candy to thank for that. It was three days of music, fun, and food that I won’t ever forget. In fact, I’d put it up there as one of the highlights of my pregnancy. If you ever get the chance to experience The Governors Ball Music Festival, I highly encourage you to go for it. Even if you can’t get to the festival, you can go out and get some Sour Punch Candy. It’s yummy stuff, and it makes any event better!

This post was sponsored by Sour Punch Candy. While this post is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are as always, solely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support

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  • Joely Smith

    How have I never heard of Sour Punch Candy? I will never get to go to the Governors Ball but I CAN try Punch, and I WILL!

  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    That sounds like it was so much fun! Music fests are always a blast. They are such a great way to enjoy a day filled with music and friendship.

  • Claudia Krusch

    The Governors Ball Music Festival would be an amazing event to go to. I will have to see if I can make it there next year.

  • Holly

    Sounds like you had an amazing time! Love all the bands you got to hear but especially love the Sour Patch Kids. I personally love the watermelons.

  • Marcie W.

    Music festivals and outdoor concerts are always so much fun! It looks like you had an awesome time and I am loving that colorful candy.

  • Cherri Megasko

    I love music festivals and I love New York City! My daughter lives there so I visit fairly often. This sounds like so much fun and yes – in our political climate right now this would be a welcome break.

  • Glamamom

    Looks awesome! I’m local and I’ve never been. Definitely on my list.

  • Karen Morse

    It sounds like a lot of fun! Music festivals has always made this season so much better. It’s nice to see a post about fun when all you can see in the news is heartbreaking.

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    Sounds like it was an amazing time! I would love to go to something like that some day. It also looks like you chose one of my favorite fruity candies!

  • Jessica Terry

    I think this would be an amazing open-air event to attend! I can’t wait to visit NYC again

  • StylishGeek

    Wow! The Governors Ball Music Festival looked like an amazing event. I wonder if we have one like it in my area. I know we have concerts in the park but nothing like what you experienced. Thanks for sharing!

  • cheryl

    This looks like so much fun! I went to Pitchfork in Chicago for at least five years before moving to DC. I wish there were more festivals like that here.

  • Dogvills

    I’ve never been to a music festival. From the posts that I have read about these festivals, they sound super fun. I wish I could go next time.

  • Chubskulit Rose

    Looks like a fun event. I’ve only been to one music event and it did not turn out well , drunk audience is a big turn off.

  • Jeanine

    Wow this looks like a fun time! I’ve never heard of Sour Punch Candy before but I wish I did, yum! Sounds like this whole thing would be right up my alley!

  • Lynsey

    Looks like you had a fun day! Sour Punch candy sounds yummy, we’ll need to try it!

  • Cindy Ingalls

    I’ve heard about this event but haven’t ever gone. It looks like so much fun and great way to escape the crazy headlines of today’s world.

  • Up Run for Life

    I love open air concerts because there is room to breathe still. I’m a bit claustrophobic lately and a closed concert is hard for me due to the loud noise.
    Sour Punch candy is one of my favorites too.

  • Amy D

    We just got back from New York City! The Governors Ball Music Festival sounds like fun!

  • Jennifer G

    This sounds like it was an amazing time. Music Festivals can be such an exciting thing to go and see. It is a great way to enjoy yourself.

  • ricci

    This sounds like a fantastic music festival!! The one my city holds each year just got shut down, booooo!!

  • TIm B

    Wow that was amazing Sour Punch Candy sponsored such a great adventure. It has been awhile since I went to an outdoor music fest. Not as easy to just getaway with young kids now. Used to love going to all day multi artist musical events.

  • sara

    What a super fun event! My kids would say that every every event with Sour Punch candy is a great event 🙂

  • Lynndee

    I’m pretty sure you had a blast. Music festivals are always fun and exciting. Love listening to live music.

  • Chrystal | Nevermore Lane

    I am a huge fan of music festivals. This one looks like such a fabulous time. I have never been to NY, other than one block in when I was visiting Niagara Falls, CAN as its about 4 .5 hours from my home here in MI.

  • Gabriel Bregg

    Never done an all day music festival, but I think it’s something I need to make happen, soon.

  • Robin Rue

    I love music festivals a lot! They are always so much fun and this one looks like it was a blast.

  • Rachel catherine

    This sounds like it was so fun! I love music festivals but can never seem to get it enough of them.