Below are 10 new music festivals to journey to in the Western U.S.

Below are 10 new music festivals to journey to in the Western U.S.

10 activities throughout the Intermountain West, ranging from country to jazz, bluegrass to electronic.

(John Salangsang | Affiliated Push file picture) Music legend Stevie Nicks — proven in this article in Las Vegas at the iHeartRadio Audio Pageant in 2018 — is 1 of the headliners of the Jazz Aspen Snowmass competition, above Labor Working day weekend 2022 in Aspen, Colorado.

Music enthusiasts in Utah can get pleasure from an extraordinary variety of acts and artists coming by the state — possibly performing at a major location or using portion in a competition or concert series.

For lovers looking to go a minor further more afield, there are also selections in Utah’s neighboring states. Some of them are in pricey ski towns, like Aspen or Telluride, and you have to component in transportation, lodging and food items — just as you would on any holiday vacation.

Right here are 10 selections for those people who want to make new music component of their summer months getaway.


Pure Creativeness • Prescott, Arizona, May possibly 21 • In its first calendar year, this daylong competition guarantees “to bring variety of seem and society to a picturesque, inspiring outdoor setting” — namely, Watson Lake, north of Phoenix. The eco-helpful festival boasts a lineup that crosses genres, together with the rock band Dawes, rapper Talib Kweli, country star Wynonna Judd, and blues/R&B performer Wonderful Negrito. Tickets and facts offered at


Region Jam • Grand Junction, Colorado, June 23-25 • Some of the major names in region music are on this event’s lineup, which include Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Eric Church. For passes and other info, go to

(courtesy image) State superstar Tim McGraw is one particular of the functions scheduled to carry out at Region Jam, set for Grand Junction, Colorado, June 23-25, 2022.

World-wide Dance Competition • Denver, July 15-16 • Using spot at Empower Industry at Mile Large (the place the Denver Broncos participate in), this competition bills by itself as the “largest once-a-year summer season new music festival in the Rocky Mountain United States.” It’s a collection of reside dance music, meals vehicles, carnival rides and extra. Artists involve Classic Culture, Champagne Drip and Blossom. For information and facts, go to

Telluride Jazz Festival • Telluride, Colorado, August 12-14 • The minimal town in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains has festivals for many disciplines — bluegrass in June, a globe-renowned film competition all around Labor Day, blues in mid-September — but we’re highlighting its jazz pageant for the reason that, compared with some of the others, you can nonetheless get tickets for it (as of this crafting). This year’s headliners incorporate jazz composer Terence Blanchard, singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, trumpeter Main Adjudah (previously Christian Scott) and pop-soul singer Yola. Tickets and details offered at

JAS – Jazz Aspen Snowmass • Aspen, Colorado, September 2-4 • The occasion, which aims to “preserve jazz and similar sorts of songs,” is hitting its 30th season with a sensational line-up of musicians in excess of the Labor Working day weekend — including Leon Bridges, Black Pumas, Chris Stapleton, Zach Bryan, Stevie Nicks and Tiny Massive City. Go to for data and tickets.


Montana Folks Competition • Butte, Montana, July 8-10 • Some of the performers slated for this occasion incorporate Haitian collective Lakou Mizik, rockabilly artist Chuck Mead, Cape Breton Celtic band Beólach, Kathak dancer Fara Yasmeen Shaikh and a lot more. The event is outside and absolutely free go to for additional data.


Electric powered Daisy Carnival • Las Vegas, May well 20-22 • The granddaddy of digital dance songs, this pageant fills T-Cell Arena (house of the NHL’s Golden Nights) for a few days and nights — with this sort of headliners as Alesso, David Guetta, DJ Snake and Zedd. Data about tickets is available at

Schellraiser Songs Competition • McGill, Nevada, June 2-5 • A new celebration on the calendar, this festival offers 31 bands above four times in the little town near Ely — when raising revenue to restore the Nevada Northern Railroad. The lineup includes these kinds of functions as the alt-place band Aged 97′s, alt-blues band Houndmouth, region singer Nikki Lane, alt-country singer Shannon Shaw and indie-rock band Broncho. Tickets and data available at

(Schellraiser New music Competition) Significant “glamping” tents are one of the camping alternatives readily available at McGill Pool Park in McGill, Nevada, for the 1st Schellraiser New music Pageant, set for June 2-5, 2022, just north of Ely.

iHeartRadio Tunes Competition • Las Vegas, September 23-24 • A further major weekend in T-Cell Arena, this festival — in its 12th yr — proceeds to bring with each other the greatest names in music. This year’s lineup involves Lauv, Willow, Massive Time Hurry, 5 Seconds of Summer season and Avril Lavigne — but expect some surprises. For tickets and information and facts, go to

New Mexico

ABQ Blues & Brews • Albuquerque, New Mexico, May possibly 29 • The just one-day party at the Sandia Vacation resort & On line casino characteristics a wealth of blues musicians — and (as the title indicates) beers, ciders and spirits from dozens of beverage makers. For data, go to

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