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Food & Wine Classic in Aspen 2015

Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

June 19-21, 2015, Aspen, CO

Trying to beat the hot summer heat? No problem. Come out to the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen to enjoy the cool Colorado summer. Located at the base of one of the mountains, you get to learn about food and wine pairings while enjoying the beautiful green outdoors.

Make sure to get your ticket soon! Tickets are going fast and you wont want to miss this opportunity to taste amazing food from renowned chefs across the world. Even if you aren’t able to make it this year, check out their website for some amazing tasty recipes!

You’ll see celebrities all over the charming town, drink and taste some of the best cuisine and then head to one of the late night parties or to Belly Up to hear some great music!

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Nantucket Wine Festival

Nantucket Wine Festival

May 13-17, 2015, Nantucket, MA

Set on the gorgeous island of Nantucket, just a quick flight or ferry from Boston, events happen throughout the five-day event. There is something for every level of wine lover. There are wine tastings, cooking presentations and classes, wine and food pairings, and other seminars that will teach you everything there is to know about wine.

There are vintners, chefs and sommeliers from all over the world coming to participate in this elaborate event. With these top names - you will get to learn from the finest and even get to taste some of the finest!

With the event nearing, be sure to start reserving your spot in the single events - many are starting to fill up!

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Art Basel

Art Basel

December 3-6, 2015, Miami Beach, FL

Neon lights, colorful glass, and moving gadgets. At Art Basel, you can see some of the most innovative Modern and contemporary art pieces across the world. With three annual art shows located in Basel, Switzerland, Miami Beach, Florida, and Hong Kong, it allows galleries, spectators, and art collectors and even the common art lover from all corners of the world to have a chance to see these traveling art pieces.

For those of you wanting to get your art fix, the Miami Beach Art Basel is being held December 3-5, 2015. With over 73,000 international visitors, this art show will become a melting pot of creative people across the world.

With all the fun, late-night corporate parties springing up and all the celebrity sightings you are sure to have a ball!

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BottleRock Napa Valley

BottleRock Napa Valley

May 29-31, 2015, Napa Valley, CA

Set right in the middle of Napa Valley with St. Helena, Yountville, Napa and all that loveliness is Bottlerock – and wine, food and music extravaganza! Think a little more grown up. A little more glamorous. FINE WINE at a festival. Sold.

This year you’ll see The Avett Brothers, Snoop, Foster the People, Passion Pit just to name a few + Masaharu Morimoto, Michael Voltaggio, Michael Mina on the culinary side.

Small, intimate and fabulous. Don’t miss this one!

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Austin City Limits Music Festival

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Oct. 2-4 & 9-11, 2015, Austin, TX

Austin’s own festival. It’s been nicknamed the “Excuse Me” festival as everyone is just so damn nice. The music is varied and has a great cross-section of local musicians and genres. With “Austin Eats” food area being a true reflection of the culinary scene happening in Austin and the craft beer tent being a great sampling of local and imported brews, you can’t beat that aspect at any festival. If you’re lucky enough – and many of you are – to have a VIP or other swanky pass you’ll enjoy many amenities that other festivals just don’t provide – air conditioned, fancy restrooms, great cocktails, spa treatments and great happy hour bites.

The weather varies wildly and you have to be prepared for cold, hot, wet, dry but it’s always worth every minute!

Headliners will be announced soon but buy your tickets quick. They sell out in a matter of hours!!

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Free Press Summer Fest

Free Press Summer Fest

June 6-7, 2015, Houston, TX

If you are into rock n' roll, alternative, or electronic music, FPSF is the festival for you. They have something for everyone. Set during the summer months, get ready to get hot and sweaty at this fun-filled music festival.

Held outside of downtown, there is a great view of the cityscape and natural environment surrounding the festival. There are 6 stages and many local bites to try!

Headliners include Skrillex, R. Kelley, Weezer, and Steve Angello, along with may other bands.

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Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza

July 31 – August 2, 2015, Chicago, IL

Located in one of the country’s most beautiful parks and in one of the best city’s – Lolla – has a lure and vibe second to none. With the super charged Perry’s Stage always going strong, massive headliners such as Paul McCartney and Metallica, there’s something all the time for every taste.

The aftershows are all over the city and if you don’t get enough at the festival then, you can see your favorites in a much more intimate setting. The parties go all night long.

If you can spring for the VIP pass you’ll have awesome views of both the main stages, candy treats, shade, lounge chairs, and a breeze off Lake Michigan!

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Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival

Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival

August 7-9, 2015, San Francisco, CA

Outside Lands is a plethora of great things – music just being the cherry on top! With comedy, magic, a chocolate land and cheese land, and wacky art, you won’t be able to get to all the greatness.

Set in the urban setting of San Francisco, under the glow of the Golden Gate Bridge, this festival is one for all ages. With great attention to the different attractions of the park and a very green mentality, you feel like you’re doing something good for the earth!

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

April 24-26 & April 30 - May 2, 2015, New Orleans, LA

Well, it’s the grandest of the grand. One of the first music festivals is a two-weekend, New Orleans style party. With some of the finest music, the best food at ANY festival, ANY where!

The setting is not the lushest, the park not the poshest, but the soul and vibe of this festival cannot be beat. This year’s headliners Elton John, Jimmy Buffet, Trombone Shorty – and many more won’t leave you wanting for more. It’s all here.

Jazz Fest set the stage for all the others, paving a way for all the other festivals. A huge perk is it ends fairly early so you can enjoy the revelry and partying that New Orleans has made a lifestyle.

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The Governors Ball NYC Music Festival

The Governors Ball NYC Music Festival

June 5-7, 2015, New York City, NY

Located on Randall's Island Park, The Governors Ball is one music festival you won't want to miss. With headliners ranging from Drake to the Black Keys to Deadmau5, there is a genre of music for everyone.

With the festival located right outside of Manhattan, it is very easy to get to. While you're in New York you can even visit the city and check out all the Big Apple has to offer.

Come enjoy the spectacular views of the city skyline while getting to enjoy some of your favorite music!

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Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival

July 31-August 2, 2015, Newport, RI

Establish in 1954, the Newport Jazz Festival is one of the oldest Rhode Island has to offer. This festival is set on the gorgeous Fort Adams State Park with beautiful surroundings. Newport as a destination in itself is fabulous.

Come out this year to see jazz musicians such as Snarky Puppy, Cassandra Wilson, and Jamie Cullum.

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Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

June 18-21, 2015, Telluride, CO

The 42nd Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival is a unique experience in and of itself. The festival has something for everyone; a main stage filled with the country's best bluegrass musicians, workshops in the main town, songwriting contests, and night shows located in venues all around town.

With the festival falling on this years Summer Solstice, you get to experience the festival on the longest day of the year with gorgeous weather and a bright sun. Located in Telluride, CO, this outside festival is the perfect one to listen to some good ol' bluegrass music.

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