Jonathan R. Wynn, 2017 PEP Fellow, is co-author of an essay in The Conversation on the fragile state of the modern music festival economy

Jonathan R. Wynn, 2017 PEP Fellow, is co-author of an essay in The Conversation where the fragile state of the modern music festival economy is examined in light of the Fyre Festival debacle of 2017. The authors say smaller events such as the Green River Festival in Greenfield could both boost the fortunes of festival organizers and benefit musicians who haven't yet attained national exposure. They also call for more local organizing and less corporate ownership that tends to make all festivals seem the same