2016 Camping Music Festivals 

Your 2016 camping music festivals can be found right here! Yes folks, the daffodils are peaking out of the earth and spring is in the air. Music Festival planning is upon us and we here at Lost Campers are pumped up to get you on the road for an epic music festival experience.  The following is the 2016 Camping Music Festivals schedule for the western U.S.A. to make your planning easy street. This post will be regularly updated as we move into summer, so keep chomping at the bit for more 2016 camping music festivals updates!

I mentioned these three major festivals in a previous blog post as well, but they are some big ones and definitely deserve extra attention. Go go gadget campervans!

April 2016

Country Thunder- Arizona

Get your boots on and cowboy up! Head south to the desert for some country music fun. Florence, AZ is a 7 hour drive from our Los Angeles location. Joshua Tree National Park is a great place to camp along the way.

2016 Camping Music Festivals

Digital Banner source: www.arizona.contrythunder.com

When: April 7-10

Where: Florence, AZ

Camping available: Yes!

Website: http://arizona.countrythunder.com/

Coachella- California

This is one of the biggest music and art festivals in the U.S. and this year is going to be epic. Coachella Valley is only 3 hours drive from our Los Angeles depot , 9 hours drive from our San Francisco depot and 10 hours from our Salt Lake City Depot. There are loads of great places to camp along the way from any of these locations. Why not make a week or two of your trip? Our LA depot is already nearly booked out so we recommend acting quickly if you would like to travel from LA!

2016 Camping Music Festivals

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When: Two Weekends April 15-17 and April 22-24

Where: Coachella Valley, CA

Camping available: Yes!

Website: https://www.coachella.com/

May 2016

Bottle Rock- California

Amazing live music in wine country, who could ask for more? Napa Valley is only a 2 hour drive from our San Francisco depot. Booking early is recommended to assure availability-early bird gets the campervan!

2016 Camping Music Festivals

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When: May 27-29

Where: Napa Valley, CA

Camping: CampCarneros at Skyline Wilderness Park, located just 7 miles from BottleRock, offers RV and tent camping options

Website: http://www.bottlerocknapavalley.com/


Sasquatch- Washington

One of my favorite bands is playing this festival this year- the Alabama Shakes (lead singer Brittany Howard just won herself a Grammy)! Check out the line up with the festival website link below. George, WA is approximately 13-14 hrs. drive from our San Fran location, there is loads of great places to camp along the way through Northern California and Oregon to break up the trip. www.reserveamerica.com is a great site to research and book campgrounds.

2016 Camping Music Festivals

photo credit: sasquatchfestival.com

When: May 27-30

Where: George, Washington

Camping: There are several different types of festival camping passes offered at Sasquatch, check out the website for more details.

Website: http://www.sasquatchfestival.com/festival-info


Lightning in a Bottle- California

This Music Festival is fantastic and is known for being the most environmentally friendly festival out there. There are loads of opportunities for education on green living and energy conservation. Lightening in a Bottle is a great example of how all music festivals should be in regard to their environmentally friendly approach. Bradley, CA is roughly 3 hours drive from our San Fran location, and 4 hours drive from our LA location. We are booking up quickly for memorial day weekend, so booking your campervan early is recommended.

2016 Camping Music Festivals

Web header credit to http://lightninginabottle.org/

When: May 25-30

Where: Bradley, CA

Camping: Be sure to purchase a car camping pass in addition to your festival pass to campervan camp- all standard camping with out a car camping pass is tent only. Check out the website for further information and pricing.

Website: http://lightninginabottle.org/


June 2016

Ogden Music Festival- Utah

This is the 9th annual Ogden Music Festival and it is going to be fantastic! This festival features a wonderful variety of bluegrass artists. This is a family friendly festival where youth under 16 years and under are invited to attend the festival for free. OFOAM strives to encourage music interest and education for people of all ages. There is even an instrument “petting zoo” where kids and adults alike can fuel their curiosity with a hands on experience with various musical instruments. At OFOAM, music is love and love is music!  (I have already booked my campervan for this one!)

2016 Camping Music Festivals

Photo shared from www.ofoam.org

When: June 3-5

Where: Ogden, Utah

Camping: On site in  Buenaventura State Park



Telluride Bluegrass Festival- Colorado

This is the 43rd annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Welcome the summer solstice with 4 days of bluegrass music and magic in the San Juan mountains of Colorado. This legendary festival offers an amazing line up of a
rtists like Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and Emmylou Harris. This festival should be on your list every year if bluegrass is your thing!

2016 Camping Music Festivals

Photo Credit: Benko Photographics, shared from http://www.bluegrass.com/telluride/

When: June 16-19

Where: Telluride, Colorado

Camping: Yes! Several campgrounds within 0-7 miles of the festival

Website: http://www.bluegrass.com/telluride/

 Country Jam- Colorado

Dust off your cowboy hat and get ready to jam! With an amazing line up of country stars you can’t go wrong with Country Jam! This is one of the largest country music festivals in the U.S. so get geared up and book your campsite early as they fill up quickly!

2016 Camping Music Festivals

Banner Credit: http://countryjam.com/colorado/

When: June 16-19

Where: Grand Junction, CO

Camping: Yes, book soon as they are nearly sold out!

Website: http://countryjam.com/Colorado/

 High Sierra Music Festival- California

Can I just say one thing? Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals in the beautiful High Sierras….okay I know that is more than one thing, but need I say more? I think not.

2016 Camping Music Festivals

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When: June 30-July 3

Where: Quincy, CA

Camping: Yes, it is booking up quickly so act fast!

Website: http://highsierramusic.com/


July 2016

The Ride Festival- Colorado

Pearl Jam is one of many greats playing this year!

2016 Camping Music Festivals

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When: July 9-10

Where: Telluride, Colorado

Camping: Yes, several options nearby-check out website for more info

Website: www. ridefestival.com/

Northwest String Summit- Oregon

2016 Camping Music Festivals

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When: July 14th-17th

Where: North Plains and Horning’s Hide Out, Oregon

Camping: Yes! At Horning’s Hide Out

Website:  http://stringsummit.com/


Red Ants Pants- Montana

2016 Camping Music Festivals

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When: July 28-31

Where: White Sulfur Springs, Montana

Camping: Yes! Lots of it!

Website: http://redantspantsmusicfestival.com/


Oregon Jamboree- Oregon

2016 Camping Music Festivals

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When: July 29-31

Where: Sweet Home Oregon

Camping: Yes, but it very limited!

Website: http://oregonjamboree.com/

August 2016

Pickathon- Oregon

2016 Camping Music Festivals

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When: August 5-7

Where: Happy Valley Oregon

Camping: Yes!

Website: www.pickathon.com/


 Rockin the Rivers- Montana

Dust off your leather pants and get ready to rock!

2016 Camping Music Festivals

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When: August 12th-14th

Where: Cardwell, Montana

Camping: Yes, on site, but spots sell out, so book soon!

Website: www.rockintherivers.com/

 Burning Man- Nevada

Burning Man is an arts and community gathering in a remote area of the Nevada desert. Participant build a temporary city on the desert playa and the event is host to various artists in all forms.

2016 Camping Music Festivals

When: August 28th- September 5th

Where: Black Rock City, NV

Camping: Yes

Check the official website for ticket and vehicle pass info: http://tickets.burningman.org/

September 2016

Strawberry Music Festival- California

Family friendly!

When: September 1-4

Where: Tuolumne, CA

Camping: Yes!

Website: strawberrymusic.com/


Nocturnal Wonderland-California

Everything glows!


When: September 2-4

Where: San Bernardino, CA

Camping: Yes!

Website: nocturnalwonderland.com/

Bhakti Fest- California

A yoga and music festival!

When: September 7-12

Where: Joshua Tree, CA

Camping: Yes!

Website: west.bhaktifest.com/

American River Music Festival- California

Family friendly fun!

2016 Camping Music FestivalsWhen: September 16-19

Where: Coloma-Lotus, CA

Camping- Yes….near by

Website: americanrivermusic.org/

Berkeley Shakedown Street Festival- California

2 days of free live music and fun

2016 Camping Music FestivalsWhen: September 18-19

Where: Berkeley, CA

Camping: Yes, near by at Chabot Lake

Website: shakedownstreetfest.com/#new-page-1