From High Sierra mountains to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, from wine country splendour to dramatic deserts, California’s music festivals are always in magnificent locations. And the music gets a thumbs-up too. Whether you like electronica, vintage jazz, boot-stompin’ country, indie tunes or good old rock ‘n’ roll, it’s all here. Plus, many events make it special with food trucks and pop-up restaurants that serve quality California wines and craft beers. In between sets, peruse art exhibits or just people watch for serious festival styles—sometimes even better than what is on stage.