Music and Camping Festival 2007

When the music’s over
Only 14 arrests made at four-day event; visitors say last year’s police presence kept ‘riff-raff’ out
June 11, 2007
The thousands of mostly happy campers started taking down their tents Sunday evening in between hearing more from some of their favorite bands at the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival.
Yonder Mountain String Band performs Saturday, June 9, 2007, at the Sundown Stage during the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival in this file photo.

Wakarusa Music Festival, Day 3

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The North Mississippi All-Stars perform on the Sundown Stage at the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival on Friday evening at Clinton State Park. About 12,000 people attended the festival Friday, June 8, 2007, organizers said.

Wakarusa Music Festival, Day 2

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Wakarusa Festival more environmentally friendly
July 14, 2007
The Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival had 12,000 concertgoers per day, but that didn’t stop volunteers from carrying out their mission to make it more environmentally friendly.
Organizers call this year’s Wakarusa Fest a ‘harmonious’ event
June 15, 2007
For as much effort as organizers of the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival have put into distancing themselves from the “hippie music” label, it appears this year things turned out pretty groovy, man.
Event’s environmental impact being assessed by KU auditors
June 12, 2007
Each year, it gets a little greener. But can a massive event such as the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival, which attracts people from across the country, ever have zero impact on the environment and meet organizers’ goal of 100 percent sustainability?
6News video: The Wakarusa Music Festival is done - but the cleaning has just begun
June 11, 2007
Campers began straggling out of town this morning - and many of them were looking to hitch a ride. But as the music fans head back home - or to the next concert - the real job is just starting.
Festival posters
June 11, 2007
To the editor: I think we all should be impressed with the way the folks from the Wakarusa festival are defacing our public property (i.e., bus shelters) by putting up five to six posters on each.
6News video: Wakarusa Festival comes to a peaceful end
June 10, 2007
As the festival wraps up, organizers call today’s grand finale simply harmonious. This time last year organizers, concert goers, and law enforcement were at odds.
Visitors bring comforts of home along to festival
June 10, 2007
Carpeting. Covered tables. Three-seater lounges. Cold-water buckets to dunk the feet.
That 1 Guy concocts his own pipe dream
June 9, 2007
Because he performs under the stage name That 1 Guy, Mike Silverman is used to encountering misunderstandings while playing the festival circuit.
Festival speakers promote environmental awareness
June 9, 2007
The Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival isn’t all about rock tunes and tents. Friday, the second day of the festival, showed it’s also about straight talk on the environment.
6News video: Wakarusa Festival calm compared to years past
June 8, 2007
Clear blue skies, no traffic problems and only one arrest - those involved in this year’s Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival call this year’s event a 180-degree turn around from last year’s.
Surround sound
Lawrence man enjoys ringside seats to Wakarusa from comfort of own backyard
June 8, 2007
In many respects it’s just a trailer. Cozy, clean and stationary. It’s encircled by a charming yard, with statues, flowerpots, birdbaths, picnic tables and several American flags waving in the wind.
Band unites Mayan mysticism, loud guitars
June 8, 2007
Mel Gibson missed a golden opportunity to hire the perfect band to play the wrap party for his latest cinematic epic, “Apocalypto.” If only he had stumbled upon Kan’Nal.
Bands fuel funky fun
Police presence down on first day of event
June 8, 2007
If the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival means rock concerts, camping out and environmentalism, then Michael Rouse may be the embodiment of Wakarusa’s spirit.
6News video: Local couple literally has music festival in own backyard
June 7, 2007
Thousands of concert goers descend on Lawrence and set up camp for the weekend, but one couple sets up camp not just for the entire festival - but permanently, for the year.