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We’re approaching music festival month in Nashville with CMA Fest and Bonnaroo in June. I’ve done music festivals before and there are a few things you have to do to prepare for a day with some of your favorite artists and bands.
Wear Loose, Comfortable Clothing
Nashville in June is H-O-T. You’re going to be sweaty and probably swell. I usually wear a loose tank top and palazzo pants. You can also pull out those sneakers!
Sunscreen and Ponytails for the Win
With it being this hot, it’s kind of a waste to look cute if you’re going to sweat all your makeup off and your hair will be in a bun before the first song is played. It’s also so, so important to wear sunscreen. Protect your skin!
During the day, don’t drink anything but water. You’re allowed to bring empty water bottles inside most music events. You just find a hydration station and refill during the day. Also, lay off the alcohol! It’s a big mistake.
Nashville summers are super bright. Protfect your eyes from harmful UV rays with sunglasses. Aviators work best in my opinion!
Invest in Mission Instant Cooling Gear
If you’ve never heard of Mission Cooling, their Instant Cooling Gear keeps you cool for hours so you do more and get more out of life when the heat gets to be too much. If you like music festivals like me or garden outside, hike, or do any outdoor activities, Mission’s Instant Cooling gear lets you do more in the heat.
There are three must-have Mission Instant Cooling products for your outdoor activities this summer: Mission Cooling Performance Hat, Mission Original Cooling Towel and Mission Cooling Compact Neck Gaiter. This gear cools me instantly and lasts for hours. “How,” you might ask? The advanced fabric enhances the natural process of evaporation to keep you cool.
The Mission Cooling Performance Hat cools instantly when wet and stays cool for up to 2 hours. This white hat is soft, lightweight, and machine washable. To cool, you wet thoroughly, wring out excess water, and wave in the air for 15-20 seconds.
The Mission Original Cooling Towel is chemical-free and provides UPF 50 sun protection. It’s brushed microfiber so it’s soft and durable and the fabric stays cool for up to two hours. To cool, you wet the towel, wring out excess water, and snap 3 times to activate cooling. To reactivate, just repeat these steps.
The Mission Cooling Compact Neck Gaiter is a gaiter that can be worn around your neck or on your head. It protects from dust and wind, making it great for the elements at outdoor concerts and events. Since it is half the size of the standard neck gaiter, it’s the perfect portable accessory to have with you when you’re on the go. It is made from a lightweight, breathable fabric and is machine washable. To cool, wet the neck gaiter, wring out excess water, and snap three times to activate cooling.
These products are going to keep me cool and festival-ready all summer long! They come in a variety of fun colorful prints!