5 Indie Music Festivals You Should Attend


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Underground Music Showcase (Denver, CO)


Taking place in Denver, the Underground Music Showcase is the launching point for many talented up-and-coming indie artists. One of the top-rated festivals to attend in Colorado, The Underground Music Showcase attracts indie acts from all over the country to showcase their talent in one of the best known music festivals for rising talent.







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Voodoo Music + Arts Experience (New Orleans, LA)


Taking place on Halloween weekend, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience showcases over 65 bands in 3 days. A "musical gumbo stirring together music, art, community, cuisine" Voodoo attracts music lovers of all kinds. With the stage set in the cultural hub of New Orleans, festival goers are sure to have the experience of a lifetime.



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Pickathon (Portland, OR)


Portland is known for its local music culture so it's no surprise that it hosts one of the longest running music festivals on the scene - even predating Coachella and Bonnaroo. Portland's Pickathon features more than 50 artists in the span of 3 days with relatively well known acts like Nathaniel Rateliff, Mandolin Orange, Tyler Childers, Caamp, and many others.






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Desert Daze (Moreno Beach, CA)


Previously known for taking place in Joshua Tree, Desert Daze has grown to a huge 3 day celebration of music in the desert. Known for it's unique cosmic vibe of art, trippy projections, and eclectic details, Desert Daze is hailed as “a surrealist’s playground that reminds us what festivals were like before festivals were Festivals™” - Noisey.





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Treefort Music Fest (Boise, ID)


With nearly 500 bands to choose from in the span of 4 days, Treefort goers are able to be introduced to a wide variety of new music. "Jumping around venue to venue discovering new bands and activities keeps our short attention spans in check. From sun-up to sun-down, every day is a top-notch experience, whether you’re sipping on a rare wine-barrel-aged brew at Alefort, discussing politics with a band on the Neurolux patio, running to catch a last minute set at a nearby house show, getting awed by the magnitude of Band Dialogue or channeling your inner geek at Hackfort, Treefort has something for everyone. " - Treefort Music Fest

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