Afropunk, Huichica along with More: 8 Music Festivals to Hit This specific Year

The Woodstock Music & Arts Festival turns 50 This specific year along with helped define music festivals for the counterculture generation. Its resulting legacy has been mixed — through slickly produced multiday affairs to unmitigated disasters, like the Fyre Festival — yet the wildfire-spread of festivals since has led to an increasing number of exciting, smaller-scale events organized each year.

These eight U.S.-based music festivals are notable for their stunning settings, extracurricular programming along with highly curated, alternative lineups.

Marfa Myths will be a collaboration between Ballroom Marfa, a nonprofit cultural arts space, along with the Brooklyn-based record label Mexican Summer. Since in which began four years ago, in a West Texas town internationally recognized for its art along with culture, Marfa Myths has showcased a diverse roster of under-the-radar talent. Expect the same This specific year, with acts like Khruangbin along with Cass McCombs. along with don’t miss the art exhibitions around town.

PRO TIP “Bring boots, along with hydrate!” advises Sarah Melendez, the Ballroom Marfa program director. Booking accommodations along with meal reservations in advance will be a must, too.

April 25-28 in Marfa, Tex. $220 for an all-access pass; tickets available for individual shows $15-$55

having a zero-waste ethos, the Pickathon festival combines art, architecture, food along with music. Its Treeline Stage will be designed annually by architecture students using sustainable materials (last year’s stage was later used to build homeless shelters). This specific year, the lineup includes Nathaniel Rateliff along with the Night Sweats, Phil Lesh, along with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, along with will be bracketed by morning yoga, late-night dance parties along having a street art showcase.

EAT UP Join a Curation Series dinner, a communal, sit-down dinner party for 100 in which pairs cuisine through top Pacific Northwest chefs along with live music (tickets on sale in April).

Aug. 2-4 in Happy Valley, Ore. through $325 for an adult weekend pass; early entry add-on for $0

The interactive artists’ collective Meow Wolf organized Taos Vortex last year to bring mind-bending art installations along with musical performances to Kit Carson Park, walking distance through downtown Taos. Year two boasts more acts reflecting brand-new Mexico’s diverse population (the full lineup will be announced April 2) along with no shortage of art you can touch. Camping will be available for 1,000 (out of 6,000 expected attendees) along with Max Beck-Keller of Meow Wolf encourages all to “inhabit the space, make in which your home.”

ADVENTURE TIME To highlight the beauty of Taos, the festival organizes outdoor adventures including balloon rides along with paddle boarding on the Rio Grande.

Aug. 16-18 in Taos, N.M. through $199 for a three-day pass with camping, $179 without; day passes through $79