Music makes the world go 鈥檙ound, making us feel聽productive, inspired and energized. We鈥檙e huge fans of powerhouse music festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo, except for when tickets sell out fast聽and are oh-so expensive. This year, try switching up your music聽game and experiencing an off-the-beaten-path festival for less. From coast to coast, we鈥檝e uncovered聽the coolest of cool (from jazz to rock and everything in between). Grab your crossbody purse, killer fashion sense and trusty water bottle,聽and get ready to rock out to some sweet, sweet music.



1.聽The Ride Festival (Telluride, CO,聽July聽11-12): The setting alone聽is worth the trip. With stages聽sprinkled throughout the breathtakingly quaint Telluride, you鈥檒l never be bored with the nature, the beauty or the music. This year鈥檚 lineup has yet to be announced, but if it鈥檚 anything like last year鈥檚 all-star line up (Edward Sharpe and Spoon, just to name a few), you鈥檙e in for a festival you鈥檒l never forget. Ticket prices have not yet been announced. (Photo via The Ride Festival Photo Gallery)


2.聽BottleRock (Napa, CA, May 29-31): Now in its third year, this wine-tasting/rock festival is like nothing you鈥檝e ever seen. Drink from local vineyards and get your groove on to Imagine Dragons, feel empowered to No Doubt and聽drop it like it鈥檚 hot聽to Snoop Dog. There鈥檚 something for everyone at this festival. Plus, it鈥檚 in Napa, baby. Score single-day passes for $99 or three-day passes starting at $275. (Photo via OurVinyl.TV)


3.聽Sasquatch Music Festival (George, WA, May 22-25): What do you get when you mix Kendrick Lamar and Robert Plant with Modest Mouse and Lana Del Rey? One word: Sasquatch. With a聽setting to make all other locales聽jealous, this festival聽has been rocking out for 13 years now and consistently聽delivers incredible聽music mixed with nature. Tickets are聽$350.聽(Photo via Christine Mitchell)


4.聽High Sierra Music Festival (Quincy, CA, July 2-5): Located 80 miles northwest of Reno, this festival will bring out your聽inner flower child. With camping included in your ticket price, High Sierra will leave you with the ultimate music high. You can buy聽passes for聽$226.(Photo via Justin Halgren)


5.聽Strawberry Music Festival (Grass Valley, CA, May 21-25): The quaintest of them all, Strawberry Music Festival (how adorable is the name?), located near Tahoe National Forest, is for those that want way聽fewer聽people聽while relaxing to some eclectic bluegrass tunes. Camp among the trees and catch Bonnie Raitt as聽she headlines this dream-like festival.聽Purchase聽three-day passes for $205 or four-day passes for $225.聽(Photo via Save Strawberry Music Festival)



6.聽Bunbury Festival聽(Cincinnati, OH, June 5-7): Situated right on the banks of the Ohio River, this three-day music festival is now in its fourth year. The lineup for this year includes Snoop Dogg, The Decemberists, Kacey Musgraves and more, totaling聽50聽acts on four聽different stages. Music addicts, this one is for you.聽Single-day passes go for $69, while three-day passes are聽$154.(Photo via Cincinnati聽Enquirer)


7.聽Basilica Block Party聽(Minneapolis, MN, July 10-11): A rock festival set with a gorgeous cathedral and the Minneapolis skyline as its backdrop, the Basilica Block Party knows how to leave you breathless. Started in 1995, this little festival has become a pretty big deal and also raises聽big聽bucks for the church鈥檚 restoration projects. We鈥檙e all for festivals with a cause.聽Ticket prices have not been announced yet.聽(Photo via @ofarevolution)


8.聽Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI, June 24 -28 and June 30-July 5): With a tagline like 鈥渨orld鈥檚 largest music festival,鈥 you know this will be an epic time. Here are some numbers for you to absorb: 11 days over the course of two weekends, 11 stages, over 800 acts and nearly 900,000 other people just like you. We鈥檙e totally there.聽Single-day pass are just $19, while three-day passes cost $45.聽(Photo via Arizona Foothills Magazine)


9.聽Pitchfork Music Festival (Chicago, IL, July 17-19): This festival has love for the alt. rock genre but also makes sure to tune in to what other people want at a festival: more music. Wilco, Sleater Kinney, The New Pornographers and many more will satisfy any music craving you may have. Single-day passes are $65, while three-day passes go for $150.聽(Photo via TickPick)



10.聽Hangout Festival (Gulf Shores, AL, May 15-17): A beach of a music festival where shoes are totally optional and a swimsuit is a must. This year鈥檚 lineup includes Foo Fighters, Sam Smith, Beck鈥 the list goes on and on and on. Plus, you really can鈥檛 go wrong with聽a festival that鈥檚 practically in the water. How cool is that? Tickets start at $249. (Photo via Hangout Festival Homepage)


11.聽Beale Street Music Festival (Memphis, TN, May 1-3): Music and Memphis go hand in hand. This festival (now in its 39th year) is held at the foot of historic Beale Street with the mighty Mississippi River as your backdrop. Three days, multiple stages and eclectic mix of music鈥 what鈥檚 not to love? Tickets are聽$95.聽(Photo via Power 106)


12.聽New Orleans Jazz + Heritage Festival (New Orleans, LA, April 24-May 3): Get jazzed for this festival. The epitome of New Orleans life, Jazz Fest (as the locals call it) is a must-see at least once in your festival-hopping life. And don鈥檛 worry, there鈥檚 more than just jazz 鈥 Elton John, Pitbull, John Legend and The Who are scheduled to perform. Who鈥檚 coming with us? Tickets are聽$70. (Photo via David Grunfeld)


13.聽Wakarusa (Ozark, AR, June 4-7): Lounging in a hammock right next to your tent is the Wakarusa way of life. This year鈥檚 lineup of The Roots, Ben Harper, STS9 and then some will leave you dreaming of said hammock all night, every night. Score聽tickets for聽$179. (Photo via SEEN:imagery)



14.聽Governors Ball (New York City, NY, June 5-7): Island life with a twist, this three-day festival takes place at聽Randall鈥檚 Island Park in Manhattan. From Drake and Florence + The Machine to The Black Keys and Bjork, you鈥檒l get your festival fix with killer shots of the Manhattan skyline. A single-day pass costs $105 and three-day passes are $260. (Photo via Governors Ball Photo Gallery)


15.聽Firefly (Dover, DE, June 18-21):聽Labeled as the East Coast Bonnaroo, this festival takes place on 105 acres of wooded awesomeness. But people don鈥檛 just come for the music. They have a聽Beercade (which is exactly what聽it sounds like), a brewery, a hammock hangout聽plus聽stations to design聽your own one-of-a-kind Toms shoes. Think of it as summer camp with an adult twist, all for$249.聽(Photo via Firefly Photo Gallery)


16.聽Big Guava Music Festival (Tampa, FL, May 8-9): Craft beer, food trucks, rides 鈥 oh my. A festival that delivers entertainment beyond the stage, you鈥檒l get to catch聽The Strokes, Hozier, Passion Pit and more whilst you hop from one attraction to the next. A single-day pass starts at $50, and a two-day pass starts at $115.(Photo via Branden Camp)

Which of these festivals caught your eye (and ear)? Did we miss your favorite? Tell us in the comments below.