Now that we’re rolling into summer, it’s time to firm up those plans for all the fun events you want to take in. What better way to enjoy some beautiful weather and time with friends than planning a trip to a music festival. Here are a few in places surrounded with natural beauty, where getting there is half the fun. Shipping a motorcycle to a music festival gives you more time to enjoy the band. Here are five great festival destinations to check out.
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival – Oak Hill, NY
Looking for some dueling banjos and acoustic guitar? Check out the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in upstate Oak Hill, New York. It’s a 4-day festival with the best in bluegrass and acoustic music, dancing, workshops, family activities, camping, jam sessions, festive foods, crafts, and thousands of fans. While your there, cruise the sweepers and tight turns of Highway 81.
Mile High Music Festival-Commerce City, CO
You can’t go wrong with the Denver foothills for outstanding rides and concert under the clear Colorado skies. The Mile High Music Festival has featured big names like the Dave Matthews Band, Steve Miller, Jack Johnson and Weezer. While you’re there, ride the Peak to Peak highway from Denver to Estes Park for breathtaking mountain and canyon views.
Musikfest – Bethlehem PA
Only thing better than more music is more free music this year at Musikfest – the nation’s largest free, non-gated music festival. Over 500 performances will take place during the event’s 10-day run, with free performances on 14 of the festival’s 15 stages. Headliners have included include Young the Giant, Joe Cocker with Huey Lewis and the News, the Goo Goo Dolls, Dukes of September, Daughtry, Sheryl Crow and Boston! If you need a break, try a day ride on State Road 53.
High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy CA
Looking for a west coast option? Tons of hot indie bands spend a few beautiful days in Northern California at the High Sierra Music Festival. This year’s lineup includes Ben Harper, Railroad Earth, Delta Spirit, STS9, Deer Tick, Nathan Moore, Ryan Bingham, Elephant Revival, Built to Spill, and the Lumineers. For a nearby day trip, see try the Feather River Canyon for some of the most beautiful scenery in California.
Summerfest – Milwaukee WI
And of course we can’t forget our hometown favorite Summerfest. Trust us when we say that Summerfest has something for EVERYONE’s musical tastes! Acts have included The Foo Fighters, Kelly Clarkson, Rascal Flatts, Joe Walsh, Ziggy Marley, Tiesto, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Neil Diamond and Lady Antebellum are all appearing. And you know the home of Harley Davidson® does something special for our rider friends – free motorcycle parking in a sweet location by the mid-gate. If you can tear yourself away from the stages, try this day ride through the small towns and rolling hills around the city.
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