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5 Festivals Worth the Trek

From afropunk to jazz by the sea

lollapalooza!Loll Around
A powerhouse of a linuep (Jack White, The Black Keys, Florence + the Machine) awaits at Chicago’s Lollapalooza. Chug a Red Bull and hit after-shows like Frank Ocean and Calvin Harris (August 3-5).
outside lands!Golden Girl
This one’s ecofriendly. San Francisco’s Outside Lands hosts Foo Fighters, Beck, and Stevie Wonder in Golden Gate Park. Plus, get a taste of the Bay Area and its wines (August 10-12).
newport jazz festival!Jazz Hands
Get cultured seaside at the Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island. A jumpin’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band, saxophonist Chris Potter, and singer Dianne Reeves are just a few of our picks (August 3-5).
hard summer!Street Beat
Hard Summer in downtown Los Angeles brings the noise, thanks to Skrillex, Bloc Party, and Miike Snow. Our advice? Go hard or go home (August 3 and 4).
afropunk festival!BK in the House
Immerse yourself in the DIY aesthetic of Brooklyn’s Afropunk Festival. Not-to-miss acts include Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Das Racist, and Toro y Moi (August 25 and 26).
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Photos: Shaun Regan for DailyCandy; Josh Withers / Courtesy of Outside Lands Festival; Ayano Hisa / Courtesy of Newport Jazz Festival; Courtesy of Hard; Shaun Regan for DailyCandy