Looking for a fun weekend getaway filled with music, art, friends, and hopefully sunshine? Not sure which festival to go to this year? ABCey Events has created a list of the Top 10 festivals coming your way in 2017!
Festivals of 2017
Dates: April 14 – 16 & April 21 – 23 | Location: Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA |Tickets
Info: One of the most well known annual festivals held, Coachella will not disappoint with Queen Bey headlining both weekends! Tickets are very hard to come by, make sure to look at sites like stub hub!
Dates: May 24 – 29 | Location: San Antonio Recreation Center, Bradley, CA | Tickets
Info: Put on by The Do LaB, Lightning in a Bottle aims to promote sustainability, social cohesion, personal health and creative expression. It is also very kid friendly!
Dates: May 26 – 28 | Location: Napa Valley, CA | Tickets
Info: A different kind of Napa Valley getaway! Combines the amazing wines and brews of Napa with a music festival – you can’t go wrong with this festival!
Dates: May 28 – 30 | Location: Moapa River Indian Reservation, Las Vegas, NV | Tickets
Info: This is a smaller more exclusive version of Burning Man that includes incredible music, visionary speakers, inspirational art and human connection.
Dates: June 16 – 19 | Location: Wolf Run Ranch, Dulfur, OR | Tickets
Info: What the Festival has classic festival vibes with great electronic and live music while upping the game by adding massive pools for attendees to hang out in!
Dates: June 8 – 11 | Location: Manchester, TN | Tickets
Info: Bonnaroo is often called the best festival of the summer. The four day long festival aims to support recycling and sustainability. You can show off your girl scout knowledge when you attend this ultimate camping and festival combination. Bonnaroo also boasts family friendly camp grounds and welcomes festival goers of all ages.
Dates: August 3 – 6 | Location: Grant Park, Chicago, IL | Tickets
Info: Music can range from EDM to heavy metal and alternative rock. Aside from featuring over 170+ bands, Lollapalooza also hosts non profit and political groups for you to check out. Food offered at the event is all from local Chicago restaurants.
Dates: August 11 – 14 | Location: Salmo River Ranch, BC, Canada | Tickets
Info: Looking to travel to a different country? Shambhala is the festival for you! Located in British Columbia, Canada this festival is celebrating twenty years old this August! With four days filled of enchanting electronic music this experience festival will be one for the books!
Dates: August 27 – September 4 | Location: Black Rock City, NV |Tickets
Info: The OG music festival. This is the ultimate transformational festival that is much less centered on the music and featured artists and more on the overall experience. During the festival Black Rock City, a temporary community is created for just the span of the festival. Burning Man doesn’t even book acts basing the festival entirely the people to attend to make their own art and share it with everyone else.
Dates: October 6 – 8 & October 13 – 15 | Location: Zilker Park, Austin, TX | Tickets
Info: This festival is inspired by the PBS concert series that also bares the same name. Produced by the same people that make Lollapalooza, ACL has now branched out to have two full weekends of great music, food and people!
We are well on our way into the season of music festivals! It’s difficult to beat the combination of being with your friends and enjoying your favorite music. Some festivals aim to show appreciation for a specific genre for days at a time, while others pair music with wine, beer, and art for a truly well-rounded experience. As Californians, we are lucky to live in a state that hosts some of the best music festivals in the world! ABCey wouldn’t want you missing out on the fun, so check out this list of upcoming festivals in 2013 and be sure to mark your calendars!
1. Coachella 2013 | Indio | April 12-14/April 19-21 | Nicknamed the “Official Ambassador of Music Festivals”, Coachella is the ultimate kickoff to summer festival season. Multiple genres such as rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic music.
2. Desert Daze 2013 | Mecca | April 20 | Camping, art, and music! Encouraging of camping and carpooling, this festival is full of good vibes. Organized by a group of close friends and a growing collective of musicians and artists from LA and beyond.
3. Stagecoach 2013 | Indio | April 26-28 | California’s outdoor country music festival, seen as the “cousin” of Coachella. Various artists attend, both popular and relatively unknown, ranging from folk, mainstream country, bluegrass, roots rock, and alternative country.
4. BottleRock 2013| Napa | May 9-11 | Over 60 great bands on 3 Napa expo stages. Top wineries, the best of Napa food, microbrews, and today’s top comics. If those don’t appeal to you, the lineup certainly will. You can find something for everyone at this festival!
5. California Roots Music and Arts Festival | Monterey | May 24-26 | A three-day celebration held over Memorial Day weekend at the beautiful Monterey County Fairgrounds. You can expect the best in Reggae/Rock from around the world, delicious food and unique craft vendors, as well as a dynamic live art experience.
6. Sierra Nevada World Music Festival | Boonville | June 21-23 | A festival dedicated to uniting the world in celebration of the universal spirit of music. It offers food, crafts and art from places such as Indonesia, West Africa, Jamaica, Ethiopia and India. SNWMF is known for the positive, conscious, environmentally aware community it attracts.
7. High Sierra Music Festival | Quincy | July 4-7 | Celebrating its 20th festival this year, High Sierra has found itself to be a 10,000 person event with more than 50 performers on four day-time stages and in four late-night venues. The Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy provide on-site infrastructure with opportunities to swim, bike, fish, golf and hike.
8. Outside Lands 2013 | SF | August 9-11 | A harmonious marriage of music, food, wine, beer and art, Outside Lands is a highly anticipated festival representing San Francisco’s vibrant cultural community. This green-conscious event directly benefits the San Franscisco Recreation & Park Department with a special annual donation.
9. Rock The Bells | San Bernadino, Aug 18-19 | Mountain View, August 25-26 | Featuring a line-up of high-profile world class hip-hop artists, this festival began in Southern California in 2004 and now makes its way to three different locations. Rock The Bells is the best collection of hip-hop artist performances that you’ll find.
10. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival | SF | October 4-6 | A free and entirely noncommercial three-day festival, HSB is great for your family to enjoy. Originally only featuring bluegrass musicians, the musical scope has expanded and now attracts numbers almost as high as the entire population of San Francisco.