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Summer Music Guide: 20 Lesser Known but Totally Cool Festivals Across the Country


Nothing says summertime like donning your cutoffs and boots for a weekend of sunshine, selfies, beer, and music.

With spring around the corner, it's time to start making plans for summer's music festivals. This year, why not skip the more obvious and played out (ahem, Coachella) and hit up a slightly more under-the-radar fest instead? Here's our list of the best of the season. Get your tickets soon—they're likely to sell out.

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What: A healing, arts, spiritual fest, think of this as a Burning Man-esque experience where you'll be immersed in numerous art installations including flaming art cars, various workshops like sound baths, and tons of talented performers. A chill, beachside vibe permeates the space at Sunshine Grove where you'll be met with endless things to do in addition to taking in the solid lineup of artists.

Where: Dover, DE

When: March 1-4, 2018

Headliners: Arcade Fire, Bassnectar, Halsey, Travis Scott, Powow! feat. Snoop Dogg, Khalid, Foster the People, Leon Bridges, and The Flaming Lips

More info: fireflyfestival.com

*This article has been updated since it was originally published on Apr 28, 2017.

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