California is a music lover’s paradise – from classical to Cajun, from rock to bluegrass, the Golden State has a music festival for you.
Every spring, The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival , one of the most influential festivals around, features more than 100 rock, hip-hop, alternative, and world music acts under the desert sky. During summer, festivals like the Lake Tahoe Music Festival , High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy and Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park become musical paradises, offering everything from rock to reggae, jam bands to Dixieland jazz, and classical to world music.
Capping off the “festival season” in September, the Monterey Jazz Festival , a California tradition for over 50 years, brings the country’s best jazz musicians to Monterey for 3 days of swing, bebop, and everything in between. Where else can you enjoy a glass of wine, a little calamari, and some live jazz under September’s sunny skies?