You’ve Heard About the Big Festivals. Here are the Restivals.
Coachella. Bonnaroo. Lollapalooza. Those fluent in festival-speak know that these are the big ones (everyone else thinks you're speaking gibberish). And yet, festivals of this scope don't always live up to expectations. Your favorite band might be playing, but there'll be roughly 500,000 people standing between you and the stage.
Luckily, there are plenty of alternatives to these crowd-packed, wallet-eviscerating mega-fests. Jump in a Zipcar and cruise over to one of these 10 summer music festivals. With A-list acts and chilled-out vibes, they'll beat the likes of Co-Lolla-Roo hands down.
(P.S. Feeling musically inspired? Catch our videos featuring Atlanta drummer Jeremy Cole and Vancouver performance series The Green Couch Sessions – plus our story on future fest stars at Chicago's School of Rock.)