North & Central America

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...

Telluride Bluegrass

What started as a small bluegrass fest 36 years ago has morphed into what may be the season's best party, with a setting—an amphitheater planted beneath a cirque of fourteeners—that's without...

Waterfront Blues

With more than 100,000 attendees, this benefit for the Oregon Food Bank is the largest blues fest west of the Mississippi. With 100-plus performances on four stages on the grassy banks of the...

Rothbury

Three hours northwest of Detroit, the country's greenest festival is powered by biofuels, features a Think Tank climate-change symposium, and is nestled in the woods near Lake Michigan. Of some...

Gold Fish

In the fiercest wilderness battle since ANWR, Alaskan fishermen are fighting the proposed Pebble Mine, with its projected hundred of billions of dollars in copper and gold. Photographer

Keir Beadling

I'd been a lawyer for eight years and was tired of keeping track of time in six-minute increments. So in late 2001, I did that stereotypical thing where you sit at the keyboard and think, What's...

David D'Angelo

I met Serac founder Michael Brown in 1999, on Aconcagua. I was 20 years old, on winter break from the University of Colorado, and in awe of what he did—getting paid to film adventures. I...

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