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Arts & Culture Community Featured Music & Events Travel, Shopping & Leisure Taylor Bishop October 13, 2017

A mural on Roosevelt Row hypes Phoenix up for Lost Lake Festival Oct. 20-22, 2017. (Photo: Tony Ce / Snoh Ice Shavery)

Calling all foodies, music lovers and fans of having a good time. Lost Lake Festival is so close, we can feel the energy starting to build in the Phoenix metropolis. Whether you’re like me and bought your ticket back in May, or you aren’t entirely sure what this new festival is all about, you should be pumped for this three-day entertainment experience, and I’m here to tell you why.
This all goes down from Oct. 20 to 22 at Steele Indian School Park, just a light-rail ride away from Downtown Phoenix. Here you may “Lose Yourself in the Valley of the Sun,” as the mural on Roosevelt Row advertises, but you’re likely to gain a taste for a new band, local eatery or artist.
The Deets
Lost Lake Festival is the first of its kind in Phoenix brought by Superfly, the creators of Bonnaroo and Outside Lands. This means that the festival is not only going to be big, but it will reflect the character and local artists of Arizona. Rick Farman, co-founder of Superfly, noted that they chose Phoenix partially because of its growing arts scene.
Artists from our own Roosevelt Row, and all around Arizona, will be showcasing and selling their work all weekend at the festival. There will also be a local marketplace that includes Arizona clothing boutiques Antique Sugar and Keep it Wild.
To put the cherry on top, the Valley Metro Light Rail will be free all weekend when you show your Lost Lake ticket. Plan on using the free light rail park-and-ride or the Lost Lake shuttles to get to the event, as there is no parking at Steele Indian School Park.
The Beats
The three-day festival is bringing big names including The Killers, Chance the Rapper and Major Lazor. With more than 45 musicians, festivalgoers can expect a variety of music including local bands. Even if your favorite artist isn’t there, you can still enjoy the Lost Playground, which will have giant versions of popular games like Jenga and cornhole. Find the full lineup for the festival on the Lost Lake website.
And of course, the eats
Phoenix food

A few of the delicious food choices at Lost Lake. (Photo: Lost Lake)

I can’t talk about Lost Lake without mentioning the amazing food expected at the event. Local culinary ambassador and James Beard Award-winning Chef Chris Bianco will be bringing his delicious creations from Pizzeria Bianco. Kaleidoscope Juice, Tom’s BBQ, Casa Anejo and Gadzooks will also be creating special menu items for the event that you can’t miss.
Lost Lake proves that Phoenix has evolved into a hub for music, art and entertainment. Be a part of the fun and join me and the Phoenix community in welcoming the Lost Lake Festival to our valley. Tickets are still available for single and three-day passes, or you can get a VIP experience with even more fun things to do.