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Our Mission

Create a synergy continuum among friends, family, community and like-minded organizations to raise awareness and money for the protection of vital natural resources with an imminent focus on water sources.

Ryan BrownFounder

Our Story

The Friendship Music & Arts Festival was born in 2013 near Friendship Road in a back yard on Lake Lanier by a close-knit group of friends that valued friendship and philanthropic purpose. The Friendship Festival name developed naturally as all of the artists that performed were friends or friends of friends. Additionally, as the festival grew and we required help from many different types of expertise to make our annual event bigger and better. It was without question, there was always a good friend willing to contribute their precious time to make this event better than the prior year.

Traditionally, FMF has always been an invite only event and friends that had previously attended were encouraged to invite new friends that they believed would enjoy the festival and help contribute to the progress of the vibe that is naturally created through positive, thoughtful and kind human beings. We pledge to work very hard to continue forward with this mindful sense of looking after one another and our mother Earth.

After applying for a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Friendship United, Inc.) to fuel our mission we seek to educate and inform the general public about the importance of our vital natural resources and the dangers that currently put these resources at risk. To help achieve these goals, we will encourage membership from the general public to team up and work with the current members of the non-profit organization titled Friendship United, Inc. As a member of Friendship United, we will work together in order to spread our message of vital natural resource awareness and increase our positive impact within our communities by contributing time and donations to this great cause.

Let’s celebrate our friendship with great live music, art and lots of activities!

Contact us about booking for music or arts, sponsorship and how to get involved, or for anything else.

Ryan Brown

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When is it?

    July 11 – July 12, 2020
    Saturday July 11 – 3:00pm – 1:00am
    Sunday July 12 – 3:00pm – 10:00pm

    Where is it?

    Online at:

    Donation Information

    Your donation will be supporting the musicians and crew along with three 501c3 nonprofit organizations including Positive Legacy, Conscious Alliance and Friendship United.  Positive Legacy will be using donations to help crew members that are out of work in the music industry. Conscious Alliance works with various food pantries to aid in food supply to those in need.  Friendship United will be utilizing donated funds for awareness and education regarding our most precious and vital of natural resources.