Name: Jason Ryant
Committee: Beer Garden (Coordinator)
Number of years volunteering: Since 1997 I’ve volunteered on a variety of committees, including Food Area, Beverages, Plates, Membership, and most recently, Beer Garden. I’ve volunteered as a committee coordinator for the last 10 years.
Why do you volunteer for the Festival? What inspires you?
My personal connection to the Festival started at a very young age. My parents used to take me, and we’d stay all day until the music ended. I remember listening to Sweet Honey In The Rock on Main Stage while covered in blankets and stargazing next to my family. Since I was old enough to volunteer, I’ve enjoyed giving back and being a part of this community. It is so inspiring to contribute towards building something that has had an incredible impact on tens of thousands of people. My hope is that the individual efforts of all of us enable the Festival continue to grow and inspire people to come and share beautiful experiences here together.