Ep. 183: Tucker Gumber – The Festival Guy

I know him as Tucker Gumber, a good buddy from my days working at KCSU fm during college. If you know Tucker these days, it’s probably as The Festival Guy. You see, Tucker has gone to 137 festivals across seven years (seven in 2018 alone as of this writing in July), and participated from basically every angle possible. He’s been an attendee, a volunteer, a media member, an exhibitor, and a part of artist teams. He even knows how to get the “fuck you light” turned off to benefit a crowd.

On this week’s show we discuss our shared history in college radio, the chance encounter we had at Petco Park in San Diego that led to my company hiring his during Tucker’s corporate gig, what ultimately led him to leave his ostensibly successful and fulfilling life to chase an even bigger dream, his itinerant lifestyle, how (indeed) to festival better, and some of the hard lessons he’s learned along the way.

On this show, I love sharing stories of people who have taken the leap, and I would argue few have taken the leap with the gusto that Tucker has. Listening to his boundless enthusiasm and hearing about his tireless work ethic is bound to inspire you, so I think you’ll enjoy this show immensely.

Check out Tucker’s books! The FestivalGoer’s Guide can be found here, and The Festival Thrower’s Bible can be found here. The best way to keep up with Tucker’s adventures is through Instagram and Facebook.

Jon of All Trades is available for download on iTunes, streaming on Stitcher, or at the Jon of All Trades homepage.

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This episode is brought to you by Mile High Hustle, the Denver Startup Week podcast that explores the people, businesses, and ideas that are shaping Denver. Three episodes are currently available, and new episodes drop every other week leading up to the 2018 Denver Startup Week, the largest free entrepreneurial event of its kind,  happening September 24 through 28, 2018.


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