While the artists were the main attraction at the 2019 Governors Ball, the food and drinks provided this year were surely a highlight of the jam-packed weekend.
If you were lucky enough to make it to the festival, then you probably got a chance to try some of the dozens of yummy food options that were available. Lines for places like Roberta’s Pizza and Lil Sweet Chick were never-ending throughout the day. A few of our favorites were the shrimp rolls from Luke’s Lobster, the Breakfast Taco from King David’s Tacos and the DoughNugget Sliders mashup from Doughnuttery and The Nugget Shop.
Bud Light made their grand appearance this year, and the popular liquor brand showed up with more than just refreshing drinks.
For the first time ever, Bud Light presented their infamous Dive Bar Stage at the festival where rising artists like Njomza, Tyla Yaweh, The Underachievers and Jeremy Zucker were able to perform in front of a group of lucky fans. Other performers included a special LGBTQ+ lineup of Vincint, Leland, Lauren Sanderson on June 1st to kick off the official month of pride.
Njomza, best known for being a frequent collaborator with and label signee to the late Mac Miller, opened up as the first performer on the Dive Bar stage. Jumping in to the crowd and while surrounded by screaming fans, the singer-songwriter put on a fun show while performing hits from her debut EP “sad for you” and her recent project “Vacation”.
The Bud Light Dive Bar Sessions allowed festival goers over 21 to enjoy intimate performances from some of their favorite artists while debuting a variety of cold, Bud Light drinks.
Newly added flavors were featured like their Bud Light Lemon Tea and a special edition Bud Light Pride rainbow-colored bottle where a dollar of every bottle sold would be donated to the GLAAD organization, a long-time partner of the beer company. Consumer favorites such as the Bud Light Orange and Bud Light Lime were also included in the beverage lineup.
What could have been a day of great weather and even better music from artists like Shaed, Tobi Lou, The Underachievers, Taylor Bennett and Aaron Aye was, unfortunately, cancelled due to heavy rain on Sunday. But, at least fans were able to enjoy the Dive Bar Sessions while the weather allowed it.
Bud Light wasn’t the only brand with their own stage. BACARDÍ not only had their own stage where Jessie Reyez, Blood Orange, Cautious Clay and the iconic Lil Wayne performed, but they also let festivalgoers kick back and relax at the BACARDÍ Bay.
With hammocks and lounges scattered throughout, BACARDÍ Bay was a cozy, tropical-themed escape from the muddy festival grounds where guests could relax while enjoy drinks by BACARDÍ curated specially for Governors Ball.
Cocktails included the the classic Piña Colada, the Gov Ball Punch, the Rum N Go and the Ruby Rum Collins. If you plan on cooling down with BACARDÍ during this very, very hot summer, recipes for these tasty cocktails are available below: