Each year, the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, MI brings tens of thousands of music fans to rural Michigan. An entire city pops up seemingly out of nowhere to listen to jam bands and electronic music, and camp in the forest in Oceana County near Lake Michigan. This year’s event takes place over a single weekend (previous events were multiple weekends) from June 27 to June 30, 2019, and features 3 nights of The String Cheese Incident, as well as ODESZA, Kygo, Bassnectar and Zeds Dead.
It also brings hundreds of uniformed cops and an undercover narcotics team looking to bust people primarily for selling or using drugs like cocaine, and all types of psychedelics such as ecstasy, LSD, mushrooms as well as pot brownies and edibles. Nitrous oxide balloons are also sometimes found for sale at the festival.