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Border Songs

Ninety minutes southeast of Tucson, and only ten miles from the Mexican border, Ramsey Canyon is a 380-acre high-desert oasis run by the Nature Conservancy. At 5,500 feet in the Huachuca...

Grey Fox Bluegrass

Twenty-five thousand bluegrass fans converge on a 200-acre farm in the Catskills for this festival, which is about staying up all night at campground jams. The main acts are great, but for many...

Evolve

It could be musical Eden: 2,500 attendees on a bluff overlooking the emerald hills of nearby Cape Breton (Neil Young's summer haunt). It's "the way Woodstock used to be," says Jonas Colter, the...

Lollapalooza

Perry Farrell's pioneering mobile music festival settled down in Chicago's lakeside Grant Park in 2005. It's bigger (some 75,000 fans), but the deep, eclectic lineup is now some 120 bands strong...

Downtown Jungles

There's a fresh idea in public parks: reclaiming the broken-down remains of elevated train tracks, railyards, and manufacturing complexes to create trails, green spaces, and climbing walls....

The Best Summer Music Festivals

Nothing beats a great live show, especially when you're enjoying it under the sun or the stars. Presenting the 15 best outdoor music festivals in North America. Because summer is the time to...

Sasquatch!

Perched on a cliff on the Columbia River, 2.5 hours from Seattle and 4.5 from Portland, the Gorge Amphitheatre is Pollstar's perennial best outdoor venue. This year, the rock...

The Roots Picnic

The second annual Picnic is the hip-hop celebration of the summer, curated by the Roots in their hometown. The 6,000-strong block party at Penns Landing, on the Delaware River, is a rare chance...

Bonnaroo

Yes, this seven-year-old, 80,000-spectator festival is a headbanging, sweaty mess, but it belongs on your "do once before I die" list. Thirteen stages' worth of great music booms across...

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