If you love electronic music and one-of-a-kind experiences, Nashville’s boutique festival Deep Tropics should be on your summer 2023 festival check list. At the core, Deep Tropics is an experience that activates transformation of self, community, and planet.
Part of what sets Deep Tropics apart is its continual success of producing climate-positive festivals and pioneering an extraordinary and environmentally conscious experience for festival-goers. Their mission is to be the greenest festival in the United States and these efforts are fueled by their non-profit organization Deep Culture, Inc. In 2021, 79% of festival waste was prevented from entering the landfill and the proceeds from Green Disco Eco-Bands allowed them to plant 59,000+ trees in Kenya and help offset their carbon footprint. In 2022, 93% of festival waste was prevented from entering the landfill. Additionally, Deep Tropics has a zero-waste program to ensure materials are either recyclable, compostable, or re-usable.
When it comes to the festival’s lineup, there’s something for everyone, ranging from the blissful and underground sounds of Eli & Fur and Coco & Breezy, to the pulsating tech house grooves of Gorgon City, the electrifying beats delivered by What So Not, Khiva, Justin Hawkes, and the soothing vibes of Major League DJz (who have been heavily championed by Diplo & Major Lazer) + so many more.
“The line-up this year truly represents a global dance music sound. We have artists from six continents which really fires me up. Growing up in Nashville, it’s a bit surreal to host this level of cultural diversity in a city that is still primarily known for country music. I’m particularly excited for Major League DJz, Gorgon City, SG Lewis, Sonny Fodera, DJ Minx, Coco & Breezy, Lunice, and What So Not along with local legends Subrinse and Lux Velour.” – Blake Atchison (co-founder of Deep Tropics)
When | August 18-19, 2023
Where | Bicentennial Park, Nashville