5 Summer Music Festivals in Unlikely Places

Missing Coachella? Can’t make it to Outside Lands? Skip town this summer and find yourself rocking out at one of these five West Coast festivals whose lineups and experiences rival that of some of your favorite music festivals, even if you’ve never heard of them.

Bottlerock Napa Valley

Napa Valley, California, May 25-27

Napa Valley has more than just gallons of wine and rows of growing grapes. This Memorial Day weekend, Bottlerock Napa Valley is throwing a three-day musical bash with some of today’s hottest artists. Muse, The Killers and Bruno Mars will headline the festival while additional names on the lineup include The Chainsmokers, Incubus, Snoop Dogg, Halsey, The Revivalists, E-40, Natalia Lafourcade and more. There will also be gourmet eats from celebrity Napa Valley chefs, wine cabanas and craft beer and cocktails a plenty. This one’s so hot it’s already sold out but you can still grab some tickets on Tix Exchange.


Neon Desert

El Paso, Texas, May 26-27

Score a diverse lineup of artists in El Paso on Memorial Day weekend with Neon Desert. Headliners include Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Dillon Francis, Martin Garrix and At The Drive In. Additional acts include Cardi B, Third Eye Blind, Lecrae, Cafe Tacvba and more. 


Country Jam

Grand Junction, Colorado, June 14-17

If you missed Country Thunder this year, then you’ll want to make your way to Grand Junction, Colorado this June for a lineup of some of country’s best. Jam out to Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Brantley Gilbert, Brett Eldredge, Dustin Lynch, Kip Moore, Like Combs and more, all amid the red rock lanscape. 


Summertime in the LBC Festival

Long Beach, California, July 7

Take it on back to the early 90s at the Summertime in the LBC Festival as Snoop Dogg celebrates the 25th anniversary of Doggystyle. Along with Snoop, Ice Cube and The Game will headline the one-day fest which will take place at the Queen Mary and feature a slew of other hip-hop artists. Other acts to look forward to are the fave duo of the 2000s, Ja Rule and Ashanti along with The Isley Brothers, Method Man and Redman, E-40 and Too $hort, Warren G and The Dove Shack, DJ Quik and Suga Free and more. Count on Snoop to be performing his album Doggystyle which was released in November 1993 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. 



Del Mar, California, September 14-16

The lineup includes top artists of today like Katy Perry, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Post Malone, Wiz Khalifa, Gucci Mane, Bebe Rexha and Stone Temple Pilots. But you’ll also be able to jam out to old favorites like Foo Fighters, Incubus, Jewel, Jimmy Eat World, Nelly, TLC, The All-American Rejects, Everclear, Vanessa Carlton and plenty more. Festival-goers will also be able to get their laugh on with a lineup of comedians like Whitney Cummings, Craig Ferguson and more.


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