9 Legal & Easy Ways To Make Money At A Music Festival

In Buzz, Music Festivals by JoLow

Festival season can leave a bit of a dent in the wallets of festival goers. There is the cost of the tickets, transportation, camping gear, and food. The list really goes on and on. Well, we’ve got some advice for you. Make some money at the next music festival you go to. Here are 9 easy and legal ways to do so!

1) Bloody Marys

Nothing is better than starting your festival morning with some hot weather and an ice cold Bloody Mary. When it comes to selling Bloody Marys, presentation is key. No one will be impressed by some tomato mixed with some cheap vodka. Do it the right way! Get some Worcestershire sauce, Sriracha, fresh cracked pepper and some celery sticks for a nice garnish. A little bit of effort will go a long way when selling Bloody Mary’s on music festival mornings.

2) Grilled Cheese

Do you have cheese? Do You have Bread? Do you have a Panini maker? Congratulations you have a business! If you want to spice it up, add some gourmet cheeses and/or vegetables to the equation.

3) Bracelets & Necklaces

If you are traveling far to get to a music festival, then bracelets and necklaces are the perfect items for you to sell at a music festival. It may take some time to learn how to make awesome homemade jewelry, but that’s what the long journey to the music festival is for! When you become a jewelrymaking pro the festival, money will be pouring in.

4) Mojitos


Ideal for the afternoon time, this refreshing drink will certainly bring in a great customer base during any music festival. Similar to the Bloody Mary, presentation is one of the more important components. If you are going to make a mojito, you’ve got to do it with some mint on top. For a special twist, add some Hawaiian punch and make them “Hawaiian Mojitos.” Here is a little tip to make customers happy: let them tell you when to stop pouring the rum.

5) Artwork

If you are an artist, Festivals are a fantastic place to showcase your work. It’s the ultimate place  where you are surrounded by people seeking unique creations. Test out your own masterpieces. You’ll see, someone will be interested in taking your work of art home with them.

6) One Dollar To Slap The Bag 

This is more of a way to make friends than to just make money. Get a couple bags of Franzia, a good camp ground location and a perfect sign reading “slap the bag for a dollar.” You’ll be shocked by how many people will stop by for a taste of Franzia. The $$$ will start to pile up!

7) Tie-dye Anything

You’re at a music festival….You WILL find people who want this!

8) Shots

Skip the mixed drinks and move straight to the shots! It’s quick, easy and cost efficient. However if you are really looking to profit from these shots, we recommend specialty shots. A couple of our favorites include following: The Festive F Bomb: Tequila, OJ, and Grenadine and The Festiball: Fireball Shots mixed with, well, more Fireball.

9) Face Painting

Festival goers are always looking for an extra addition to their outfits. Bring some face paint and help them all out. Make sure you are a decent artist before attempting this one, and you will see just how much of a demand there is at a festival for some added face paint. People will often be a little bit hesitant to pay for this service; for best success we highly recommend working for tips. We guarantee you will end up with more $$$ and customers.

It is true that half of these are alcohol related… And to that we say, “Yes, yes they are.”