Chipotle Cultivate Minneapolis

On Saturday, August 25th, everyone’s favorite burrito stop hosted a music and educational event in Minneapolis. Chipotle called on big headliners X Ambassadors and Atlas Genius (and Walk the Moon, but their set was rained out) to play. One thing I have to say for this event is how organized it was! Every line moved quickly, but people learned from it all the same. We started our festival time by heading to where X Ambassadors were about to start playing and made our way towards the middle of the crowd. I will just add briefly that they put on a great show, and I loved jamming out to their music!

After X Ambassadors, we began to browse the different booths and stations. The encouragement for most people was the promise of a free burrito after visiting three of the four stations. However, as conscientious consumers, we checked out the stations out of true desire to learn. I thought it was laid out so it was easy to understand and no one would lose focus. They were small, but they were to the point. The station about GMO’s was very well done in my opinion, as they discussed environmental and personal factors. I thought that some them actually could have gone in depth more on their information. For example, in talking about factory farming, there were few examples given. Overall though, I feel like it was just enough to expose heavy issues to uninformed people.

Finally, I got my free chip with guac, a coupon for more chips and guac, and a coupon for a free burrito (you better believe I used them the next day. It was a fun atmosphere to discuss heavier topics, and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to have a good time, learn a little, and get free stuff. And, really, who doesn’t love free stuff?

Did you go to a Cultivate festival in your city? Share your experience in the comments below!