Rocklahoma music festival is full of so much energy, but between the music, the food, and the vendors; that’s only a portion of what makes up this festival. Rocklahoma is easily considered to be a festival of the people.

For many, this music festival is their much anticipated and well-deserved getaway for the year. They eagerly wait for tickets to go on sale. For the lineup to be revealed, and even get excited just packing to make it there. It is a stress reliever and a second home for many.

Not only are there many walks in life that come to Rocklahoma, but there are their very own communities within each other that help makes this place so awesome. As this was my first year there, I did not know what to expect. I’ve been to many festivals before ranging anywhere from Bonnaroo to Lost Lands, to even the Gathering of the Juggalos. Each festival has its own little vibe.

Rocklahoma and its people very much express their wild side and even adopt a little bit of the Mardi Gras culture. Just about anywhere you go in these giant campgrounds, you will find an abundance of Jell-O shots and Mardi Gras beads. So be fair warned, they don’t come free, you gotta work for them. Needless to say, I did earn my beads this year. I have zero shame. It is very safe to say I have found a new home in Rocklahoma.