Music has always been something that can bring many people from all backgrounds of life together. It has played a huge part in our history, providing a narrative for the many accomplishments we as a people have made and the perseverance it takes to live a big life. From the Blues to Rock and Roll, Country to Pop, music has defined generations and revolutions, and it is a part of many of our everyday lives.

For those who love life experiences, music festivals are one of those key events that can be life-changing. Watching a favorite artist perform music that moves you, got you through difficult times, or just puts a smile on your face is special. With our work providing standard and ADA portable bathrooms for rent, we have had the pleasure of partnering with a number of music festivals and seen the fun and joy that they spread. 

In August, we partnered with the Ann Arbor Blues Festival, celebrating its 50th anniversary, and it was one of those events that captured the history of our country and the positivity that is growing as we all come together, united. They had a greater purpose, but when it came to an accessible restroom option for their festival, they knew who to call.

CELEBRATING MUSIC IN HISTORY

The Ann Arbor Blues Festival began with a purpose in 1969, and it is a purpose that they still believe in today. Below, read more about the festival, its meaning, and why it was so important to the community today: 

“North America’s first electric blues festival was held in Ann Arbor, Michigan in August 1969. That's when a small group of University of Michigan students, influenced by the ‘60s counterculture, defied racial prejudice and introduced 20,000 mostly white teenagers to a cadre of black blues musicians – many of whose songs were only known to mainstream Americans because they had been re-released by white rock and roll bands like Cream, Derek & the Dominos, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Eric Burdon and the Animals, and the Rolling Stones. 

With help from music industry stalwart Bob Koester of Delmark Records, John Fishel and Cary Gorden assembled two dozen artists, now widely considered to be among the greatest blues musicians who ever lived, for a 3-day celebration of Chicago-style blues. B.B. King. Muddy Waters. Howlin' Wolf. Freddie King. Magic Sam. John Lee Hooker. Luther Allison. Big Mama Thornton. Charlie Musselwhite. Junior Wells. Mississippi Fred McDowell. Son House. T-Bone Walker. The list goes on and on. 

The lineup in 1970 was equally star-studded, with artists like Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Rick Derringer, and Johnny Winter cementing Ann Arbor's reputation as the premier blues festival in the country. By 1972, famed concert promoter Peter Andrews and political activist John Sinclair teamed up to lead the festival, which they rechristened as the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival. They added Count Basie, Miles Davis, Ray Charles, and James Brown to the growing roster of music industry legends attracted to what was becoming the midwestern mecca of jazz and blues. 

Atlantic Records released a 2-record live album of the 1972 Blues and Jazz Festival, featuring performances by Koko Taylor, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Hound Dog Taylor, Johnny Shines, Sun Ra, Dr. John, Sippie Wallace, Bonnie Raitt, Junior Walker, and Otis Rush, among others. 

The Ann Arbor Blues Festival is significant for far more than the fact that it was the first blues festival of its kind. Its significance is racial, it is cultural, and it is political. Through the power of music, the Ann Arbor Blues Festival united musician and audience, student and teacher, have-, and have-not, black and white. It influenced, and it inspired. It can safely be said, without exaggeration, that The Ann Arbor Blues Festival changed the world. 

A half-century later, society is again at a crossroads. We face many of the same social, cultural, and political challenges that existed in 1969: we have become more polarized, more divided. The 50th anniversary of the festival that changed everything is the perfect occasion to reaffirm the spirit of unity and equity that the Ann Arbor Blues Festival ushered in.”

We support the purpose that the Ann Arbor Music Festival celebrates and were happy to partner when they came to us for ADA portable bathrooms for rent. 

AN INCLUSIVE SOLUTION WITH ADA RESTROOM TRAILERS

Given the medium sized crowd and requirement for accessibility, we provided Ann Arbor Blues Festival with a number of ADA portable bathrooms for rent to choose from. After reviewing their choices, they settled on the ADA +2 Station Marina Series.

This is one of our ADA portable bathrooms for rent that comes with one ADA-compliant suite and two additional unisex suites. Our ADA restroom trailers are special in that with a touch of a button, the unit lowers completely to the ground, allowing for easy access and a ramp with a shorter footprint. Inside of the unit, visitors will find enough room for a full 360 degree turn in a wheelchair. The suite also includes an ADA-compliant shower, grab rails for safety, and an accessible suite.

The unisex suites of our ADA portable bathrooms for rent are equipped with a flushable toilet, shatterproof mirror, and sink vanity. We take pride in our interior design, using a tasteful colors and designer floors and decor to ensure that users have an elevated experience. Each unit also includes a shower stall with non-slip flooring.

The entire restroom trailer has insulated walls and ceiling to maintain a comfortable interior temperature. Additionally, to aid in climate control, the unit is equipped with air conditioning and heat strips, ensuring that the temperature stays comfortable no matter what outdoor weather is like. 

The exterior is built to last with dent-preventing material. We ensure that safe access into this ADA restroom trailer is a priority with ample porch lighting and sturdy, aluminum steps and rails. The design is sleek and fits in with any atmosphere, from grassroots to upscale.

As we continue to partner with new businesses, we want to highlight the value of renting and purchasing restroom trailers with the Smarter Restrooms App feature. This app has changed the game when it comes to restroom fleet management, making the job that much easier. Read ahead to discover three key upgrades that the app provides.

  1. Receive Timely Notifications

Each of our restroom trailers comes with water saving flushable toilets, running water from sinks, and sometimes, showers and other amenities. This means that fresh water tank and waste tank levels require careful monitoring.

No need to do this math on your own any longer! The Smarter Restroom App sends the fleet managers alert notifications when waste and freshwater tank levels are 2⁄3 full or empty, causing the unit will be out of service shortly. This is sure to boost productivity, allowing your team to have easy access to the information they need to keep portable restroom trailers operating smoothly.

  1. All-In-One Control System

Nothing is more important than the experience of your guests. We want to ensure that every user has a comfortable experience in a climate-controlled unit with all the amenities of a brick-and-mortar restroom. This is an easy achievement with the app’s system operations control feature.

The app detects and controls shore power, interior climate temperatures, and up-to-date weather conditions, giving units winter protection from freezing temperatures and keeping things cool when hot. This ensures that restroom fleet managers stay updated from a remote location - they’ll know what changes are needed to the unit and when, which allows for a consistently pleasant restroom experience for guests.

The app also allows for geometric locating, allowing managers to see the exact locations of all portable restroom trailers at all times.

  1. Offsite Unit Management

The most tasking part of operating a portable bathroom trailer fleet is basic management. Making the trip back and forth to one or many units takes up valuable time, which can lower efficient customer service. The app addresses this issue as well.

Managers have capabilities to remotely control lights, air conditioning, heating, water heaters, and trailer power. This means managers can operate more restroom trailers off-site, expand their operations, and provide superior service.

Overall, the Smarter Restrooms App was developed to allow businesses who use or own portable restroom trailers to manage them more effectively. The app allows the management team to get more done in less time, makes fleet operations easier in general, and saves valuable employee time. Now, with the app, portable restroom trailers owners and renters can ensure that restroom visitors have a top-notch experience with less manual labor. 

The ADA +2 Station Marina Series was an ideal solution for Ann Arbor Music Festival. Of the many ADA portable bathrooms for rent that we were able to show them, they favored this trailer because it was efficient, equipped with all the amenities of a home restroom, accessible for those with disabilities, and designed with thought. They knew that this restroom solution would be short-term and didn’t want to sacrifice quality to save money. 

Luckily, with ADA portable bathrooms for rent, we were able to supply a perfect restroom solution that was affordable and captured the ambiance that their festival desired. As we look forward to helping other companies and organizations in the future, we want to spread the word that anyone looking for a short- or long-term restroom option can find a solution with us. No need to sacrifice quality, and no need to break the bank on another high-end option. Like with Ann Arbor Blues Festival, the perfect fit that balances the two comes with a bathroom trailer rental

We were happy to introduce the festival to a style of restroom trailers that they didn’t know existed. Many businesses still think that porta potties are the only portable bathroom options available, and our company is eager to change that opinion. We know that using the restroom is an inevitable part of the day, and all businesses want to provide both staff and guests with an option that fits their brand. Using ADA portable bathrooms for rent for any of your temporary restroom needs guarantees that the elegance and ambiance throughout your establishment is upheld in the restroom as well. 

WE CAN HELP YOU WITH ADA PORTABLE BATHROOMS FOR RENT

We are always happy to leave a customer satisfied. With Ann Arbor Blues Fest, we were able to provide them with one of our bathroom trailer rental options that truly fit their needs, easily accommodating their medium volume of usage while providing a restroom facility that made guests feel comfortable. They were able to impress guests with an upscale restroom option that is often unexpected at outdoor venues, providing visitors with an overall positive brand impression. 

We have worked with companies and organizations much like Ann Arbor Music Festival in the past, along with a wide variety of other businesses and facilities. We have provided our basic to luxury restroom trailers as facilities during events, disaster recovery, and for seasonal employees, as well as for those needing more long term solutions, like construction sites, logistics companies, and more.

We look forward to servicing a large variety of businesses and organizations. We have seen luxury restroom trailers elevate event experiences at festivals, outdoor weddings, and black tie affairs. When have seen shower restroom trailers provide a little relief for those displaced by the many natural disasters we saw in previous years. They’ve provided a restroom solution for small businesses going through renovations.

With our continued success partnering with such a diverse range of companies, we are confident in our ability to help those who may have a restroom need in the future. Tell us about your business. Do you hire temporary or seasonal staff? Have a venue or facility that needs more restroom access. How about a nonprofit organization that services those in need? If so, we are here to help you solve all of your restroom problems with a wide range of portable bathroom trailers. With basic to luxury designs, small to large in size, we have the restroom trailer that is perfectly equipped for your exact needs! 

We are proud to be a leading provider of ADA portable bathrooms for rent and are here to help. What are your restroom needs? Do you have temporary staff in your facilities that your brick and mortar bathroom can’t quite service effectively? Is there an upcoming outdoor event that could use a luxury restroom option? Contact us and let our team of experts find the perfect restroom trailers for you!

We encourage you to take time to browse our large inventory of portable restroom trailers. Ready to book your rental or purchase? Send us a message or get a quote on the perfect trailers for your needs. Our team is here to help you and equipped to get you the tools you need for your business to succeed!