A music festival can unite all kinds of different people, much like a big parade or the mayoral campaign of a cute kitten that is also really smart. Cast a vote for summer fun with this GrouponLive deal to Summer Set Music & Camping Festival at Somerset Amphitheater. For $199, you get a three-day VIP pass for Friday, August 24, through Sunday, August 26 (up to a $337.99 value, including all fees). The VIP pass includes:
- Access to all outdoor shows and after-parties on each night
- Access to VIP hospitality, restroom, and camping areas (camping is available for an additional fee)
- Snacks, beer, water, and meal tickets for lunch and dinner each day
- Access to VIP viewing deck on the side of the main stage during concerts
Descending upon Somerset Amphitheater's sprawling grounds, the Summer Set Music & Camping Festival spills forth three days of dance and hip-hop beats, jammy grooves, and general revelry. More than 50 musical acts take to multiple stages throughout the weekend. Colorado-based producer-drummer duo Pretty Lights headline with hypnotic beats, lacing soulful vocal samples from Etta James' "Something's Got a Hold On Me" into the hit "Finally Moving." Umphrey's McGee, a guitar-driven sextet fresh off a stint at Bonnaroo—praised as "consummate musical alchemists, deftly reconfiguring sounds from rock's vast panoply of styles" in Entertainment Weekly— infuses live sets with streaks of fluorescent lights and undulating jam sessions.
Bringing wordplay to the fore, Nas, Mos Def, and Talib Kweli come together for special performances as their rhymes bounce off the rolling waves of the nearby Apple River and instigate synchronized displays of fireflies. Dynamic DJ sets by the likes of dubstepper AraabMuzik get heads nodding and hips shaking. Additional minstrels include Big Gigantic, Excision, Lotus, Matt And Kim, MSTRKRFT, and Yelawolf.