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The Soundtrack to your Summer

May 29, 2012

Summer just wouldn’t be the same without the wide variety of music festivals offered all over the world. From folk, bluegrass, and country to pop, rap, and rock and roll, there seems to be a music festival for everyone. No matter what type of beat you may prefer to jam out to, music festivals are the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Turn up your favorite tune and check out five of the music festivals we are most excited for this summer.

1. Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Telluride Bluegrass Festival. ( Image from

June 21-24. Telluride, Colorado.

One of the most popular and well-known Bluegrass festivals in the United States, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival returns for its 39th year. Set in the beautiful town of Telluride, CO, when you aren’t rocking out to the fiddle, you can also go hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, or enjoy one of the many hot springs.

2.Wanderlust Festival

June 21-24 Bondville, Vermont. July 5-8 Copper, Colorado. July 26-29 North Lake Tahoe, California. August 23-26 Whistler, British Colombia.

Not your average music festival, Wanderlust combines yoga, adventure, music, and meditation to create a once in a lifetime experience. Featuring a variety of musical genres, from reggae to electronic, Wanderlust is sure to provide a unique experience for your body, mind, and ears.


3.Reggae Sumfest

July 15-21. Jamaica.

It’s hard to imagine a better place to go to a Reggae music festival than Jamaica. The hometown of Bob Marley has become well-known for its annual Reggae festival. If you need a break from jamming, Jamaica also has some of world’s most beautiful beaches and golf courses.

4. Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival

October 5-6. Aruba.

Featuring some of the world’s highest acclaimed Jazz artists, such as Chaka Khan and Randy Brecker, the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival is not one to be missed. While you’re there, also check out incredible snorkeling, fishing, and diving that Aruba has to offer.


5. Electronic Daisy Carnival

June 8-10. Las Vegas, Nevada. August 18. Puerto Rico.

America’s largest dance music festival, the Electronic Daisy Carnival is not for the faint of heart. The EDC features seven stages, theatrical performances, and music that will keep you dancing until dawn. Luckily, Las Vegas provides plenty of pools to recuperate at and Puerto Rico has some amazing beaches for when those dancing feet can dance no more.

Whatever your musical preference might be, there is sure to be a summer music festival with the sound that is just right for you. With all the different festivals, you are sure to find the soundtrack to your summer.

Safe Travels,

The VacationRoost Team

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