Colorado and the great outdoors are practically synonymous. The state’s natural beauty is probably the thing it is most famous for, offering some of the best hiking, skiing, mountaineering, and camping in the world. And what better way to go camping than to throw in some great live music along with it? Music festivals, particularly of the camping variety, are bigger than they’ve ever been. While we’re not home to the biggest ones, the natural backdrop here offers some of the most scenic ones, like Arise, Sonic Bloom, and the short-lived Vertex. Bloom touts itself as Colorado’s premier electronic music festival, and it turns out the fans agree. They won ‘Best Rural Festival’ of 2016 easily, garnering almost 37% of the votes.
1. SONIC BLOOM
3. PRETTY LIGHTS IN TELLURIDE