4 Music Festivals Perfect for an RV Trip

There’s just something that people love about music festivals and it’s not just the music. They let us indulge in yummy treats we don’t eat on a regular basis. They let us take part in activities that we enjoy and kick back away from the stress of everyday life. And, they give us a chance to step out from behind technology and connect with other people. There are incredible festivals all around the country and your RV gives you a chance to enjoy the full festival experience!

If attending more music festivals is on your list to do in 2019 here are four that you won’t want to miss.


1. BottleRock

Napa Valley has more to offer than just world famous wine and beautiful landscapes. This May, BottleRock will be back in Napa Valley. You can enjoy great food, local wine and brew all while taking in the live performers. You can camp in your RV just two miles from where all the action is happening which makes it easy to get back and forth to the festival.

Some of the artists among the 2019 lineup include: Imagine Dragons, Neil Young, Mumford & Sons, Santana, OneRepublic, and more. And, while the music might be the thing drawing you to the festival, you aren’t going to want to miss taking in the entire experience. The food, wine, and brew they have lined up is nothing short of what you would expect from Napa Valley. This isn’t “festival food’ that you’ll find just anywhere.


2. Coachella 2019

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is held twice during April in Indio, California! Each weekend it runs Friday thru Sunday. While the festival started because of the music it has transformed into so much more than that. There are now art installations and has become popular in the fashion world for bohemian-inspired styles. There are five main stages that are filled with smaller bands and artists and then the headliners play at the end of the day.

The festival advertises that it’s a cultural event that is inclusive and safe for everyone. And, while there isn’t RV camping within the festival, there are nearby campgrounds that you can stay at so you can be close to all the festivities. Or, they encourage car camping. If you bring a vehicle along when you RV you could set up camp with your RV at a local campground if you are vacationing for longer than just the weekend, and then car camp at the festival. You can find out more details about camping options here.


3. Outside Lands

Taking place in Golden Gate Park is the San Francisco Outside Lands festival from August 9-11, 2019. This festival takes music a step further and also offers food, wine, beer, art, and comedy. The lineup for this year hasn’t been released just yet. But some of the musical and comedic artists that were there in 2018 include Janet Jackson, Florence + the Machine, The Weekend, Salt-N-Pepa, Little Boots, Michelle Wolf, Chelsea Peretti, and Eddie Huang.

This is another festival without in-festival RV camping. However, there are many RV parks that you can stay at around the area. You can even find campgrounds that are close enough for you to sleep for the night and then bike to the festival in the morning. Once you arrive the festival has a bike valet service available so you know your bike will be safe and waiting for you when you are ready to head back to your RV. San Francisco also has great public transportation so you can get to the festival without having to worry about parking and fighting the crowd.


4. Stagecoach Festival

If a country music festival is more your style, than we’ll take you back to Indio, California for the Stagecoach Festival. It runs from April 26-29, 2019 so if you want to enjoy over a week of RVing and music, you could head to Coachella, stay the week and then attend the Stagecoach Festival. They have a great lineup of country music’s best and more including Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sam Hunt, Jason Aldean, Tom Jones, and Lauren Alaina.

Guy Fieri will also be back to the festival again with his Stagehouse Smokehouse featuring some of the best BBQ around. And, to top it all off, they have RV camping available right on location.

If you like music and you love RVing, 2019 has a ton of festival opportunities waiting for you. Make sure that you do your research so you know what you can and can’t bring into the festival and where your best camping options are. Even if a festival offers onsite parking, you might prefer to get away from the crowd for a good night’s sleep at the end of the day.

And, don’t forget, if you’ve been dreaming of RVing, but haven’t taken the jump into becoming an official RVer, Sky River RV has you covered. Give us a call today!

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