Canopies for Music Festivals: Creating Dynamic Performance Stages

Canopies for Music Festivals: Creating Dynamic Performance Stages

Posted by Canopies Tarps on Jun 28th 2023

Why Party Tents and Pop-Up Tents are Perfect for Music Festivals

Whether you are attending or organizing a music festival, Canopies and Tarps can show you how the right festival tent can help you enjoy the experience more.

Now that the pandemic is in the rearview mirror, people are clamoring for live music again. And music festivals are one of the best ways to quench that thirst for live performances. Over the last decade, the number of music festivals has grown like crazy. Festivals such as Bonnaroo, Coachella or Burning Man get all the attention for hosting the biggest names, and have grown to epic proportions.

But it's not just the well-known festivals growing. Small festivals all across the country offer opportunities to draw performers in various musical genres. From bluegrass to blues, jazz to classical and everything in between, you can find a festival for it.

It doesn't matter whether they are held between buildings in a metro area such as New Orleans or Nashville, or out in the country between rolling hills or open plains. Those festivals will benefit greatly with plenty of canopies.

Gathering Areas

The chief purpose of large festival tents is to provide shelter from the elements for attendees. While occasionally that means helping people get out of the rain, it usually means offering a break from the sun. UV exposure is a key issue for the people attending, working and performing in music festivals, and keeping them comfortable with the use of a festival tent can go a long way toward an event's reputation.

But attendees can also take matters into their own hands by using a pop up tent for festivals. With a pop-up party tent, you can turn a campsite into a home away from home.


Camping Festival Ideas

Many outdoor music festivals are held in open locations that all but require camping in order to catch as many of the performers as possible.

If you are excited about attending a music festival in the future, and plan on camping throughout it, a pop-up party tent can be your new best friend. While it doesn't replace a sleeping tent, a pop-up tent is an easy way to create a living area for relaxing and recharging.

Most people don't have the energy to see every act at a music festival. There are stretches where people need to relax and chill at their campsites, building up energy for their favorite acts.

A pop-up tent gives you a place to play host, or just relax. You can set up chairs underneath and create a makeshift living room perfect for eating, sharing pictures, meeting new friends and more.

Position your pop-up tent over your sleeping tent for a charming patio effect, giving you some shelter and dryness in case of rain. Be sure to analyze the angles to ensure that runoff water drifts harmlessly over parts of the tent that don't have seams or openings. Additionally, you can use tarps or side panels to create a bit of privacy or protection from the elements.

With a pop-up tent from Canopies and Tarps, you can make the most of a music festival camping experience. It will quickly earn its keep in your gear, and provide engaging, outstanding protection event after event.

Canopies for Festivals

Perhaps you are thinking about organizing your own music festival. Go for it! You don't have to stress about getting big names: Your area is filled with engaging, energetic performers who would appreciate the opportunities that a new festival would offer. And why confine yourself to one genre? While some music festivals benefit from a common sound such as bluegrass, jazz or rock, others blend different kinds of music seamlessly.

Whether you keep your festival to a day or stretch out over a weekend, canopies will be critical for ensuring a comfortable environment for attendees and vendors.

Performance Stages

While most stages built to handle outdoor performances will have a way to cover featured performers, that is not always a given. However, a canopy over a stage may interfere with riggings for lights, decorations or other special effects. It is best to leave those types of canopies to the judgment of the people in charge of your performance stages.

Comfortable Merch Areas

A canopy or party tent is an excellent idea for a merch area. You'll serve two important groups:

  • Performers and their teams will appreciate a cool, comfortable place to set up a booth to offer attendees albums, T-shirts, stickers and more.
  • Attendees will appreciate a place to get out of the sun while they shop to support their favorite acts.

A large party or carnival tent is ideal for this purpose.

Dining Area

If you plan on offering food, or opening up your event to food trucks, a large party tent or carnival tent is perfect for creating a dining area. Attendees will appreciate a place to get out of the sun and enjoy a meal or cool drink, while your workers will appreciate how the area helps keep food waste in one place.

Such a dining area can also serve as a common meeting area for when people need a break from the fun, yet still want to be in earshot of music.

Cooling Zone

Depending on the time of year, your event could benefit from a cooling area. Setting up a party tent with misters and fans underneath would create a wonderful oasis where attendees can cool down, relax and get excited about what's to come.

At Canopies and Tarps, we've been helping event organizers across the country find high-quality carnival and party tents that stand up to wear and tear event after event. Contact our tent experts today and let us help you make your next event unforgettable.