Painter and performer, Suki Berry is, “An artist who loves the desert.”
Suki: “I love festivals that feel like a neighborhood. The vibes were so positive, and everyone really looked out for each other. JTMF is not the biggest music festival out there, which is what made it so effortlessly enjoyable. I really liked being the ‘home base’ for people to come to and relax by my mural while I painted. I put down a furry rug for them to lay on and offered up stickers and tequila. Painters love music festivals and vice versa! Supporting the arts is what we’re here to do. Especially the art that shines best outside of a gallery setting.”
High Desert resident, Jeremy Burr, has been attending since 2008, volunteering for many of those years.
Burr: “We come with our baggage and trash from the year, and almost instantly we toss it all into a portal and we show up as our best selves, to celebrate life, and the love we have for each other. Through any struggle, we rise together on the dancefloor, and we party!”
If you missed out on the fun this time around, your next chance will come in May 2024! Joshuatreemusicfestival.com
Photos by Sandra Goodin