Coachella For Canines: Why BarkFest Is The Music Festival Of Your Dreams

Talia Aroshas
Talia Aroshas is a Capricorn semi vegetarian who obtained her master’s degree in the art of coat checking after four years of intense study at NYC’s mostly highly regarded titty bar. Here, she double majored in high-brow sarcasm, and graduated with honors in pungent irony. As a result, she is fluent in both languages. All coats aside, after two years as Editor in Chief of one of NYC’s leading nightlife blogs, Talia realized her greatest passion to be music and is very excited to be heading 20something’s Create vertical, mostly for the free concert access it will get her. Follow her on Instagram on all her music adventures @gangsta_rap.

So there I was, sitting in front of my computer on a typical Friday afternoon, putting off work that had to be done by watching videos on YouTube while simultaneously G-Chatting anyone with the green circle thing by their name, when my sister casually asked:

“Hey, do you want to go to BarkFest next weekend?”

To which I responded, “Please, pray tell, what is BarkFest?”

“It’s a music festival. But like, for dogs and their humans.”



That’s right folks. On May 22, and for one day only, the world’s biggest festival for dogs and their groupies will take over Hudson River Park’s Pier 97 from 2 to 8 p.m. This “Coachella for canines” is organized by Bark & Co, the great minds behind  BarkBoxBarkShopBarkPost and BarkLive, and will feature live music from Tanlines (music headliner), Great Cesar, DJ Artie Kenney. The fest celebrating dog-focused triumphs will also feature a futuristic pup fashion show, Instagram-worthy appearances from celebrity dogs, pawsome dog-friendly games, dog tech demos, bites from Neapolitan Express and Yankee Doodle Dandy‘s, cold brews and more.

Now, to get you even more pumped than you already are, here are some dogs dancing:


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