Drop your expectations and ditch the schedule. Allow yourself to get sidetracked by something or someone unknown and unexpected.
Take a workshop
Make time for at least one of the hands-on engagement with artists at the recently revived workshop area, For Pete’s Sake, named after Pete Seeger.
Expect the unexpected
“Take the ferry, grab a Del’s lemonade and watch the collaborations unfold,” says Sweet. The set you thought you’d see is often not the set you will see. When Beck played, he brought on Andrew Bird, the Decemberists and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott throughout his set.
Try your hand playing
Play what the musicians play at the Martin Jam Stage. Martin, the storied guitar maker, provides festivalgoers with the chance to noodle around and play their own homegrown music on guitar or banjo.