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4 Music Festivals in the Mountains to Check Out in 2020

Great tunes, good views, good peeps, and that hammock chill.

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It's not too early to start thinking about spring and summer, especially when it comes to snagging tickets for outdoor music festivals. Once an outlier on the music scene, these days, music festivals are the place to see your favorite bands and discover new sounds.

When ENO Hammocks was founded in the summer of 1999, the dream was to travel the East Coast in a beat-up minivan, selling hammocks to those in the burgeoning music festival scene. Now, 20 years later, hammocks and festivals go hand-in-hand.

So grab an ENO Hammock, load up your car, and head on the road for your favorite tunes this summer. Here are a few of the festivals we're looking forward to in 2020.

WinterWondergrass, California (March)

"Music. Brews. Mountains." says the WinterWondergrass California site. Overlook untouched lines down Squaw Valley's "tram face" while dancing to your favorite bluegrass tunes. Hit the slopes in the morning, and finish your day 'cheersing' friends while rocking out to Billy Strings. There is no camping on-site here (though there are options not far away), and there's always a chance you'll be dancing in the middle of a late-season blizzard, but the playful vibe of the community makes it still worth the trip.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Colorado (June)

Most people have heard of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and for good reason. With an impeccable location in the mountains and an always-solid line up, you're guaranteed to come home with a suntan, a smile on your face, and plenty of new music inspiration. Did you know that this festival also has a huge sustainability initiative? They strive to create 'Sustainable Festivation', the act of creating a conscious community centered around a love of music and respect for the planet. They divert waste, incentivize reusable cups, and they work hard to offset the festival's carbon emissions. As their site says, "We are offsetting 100% of the emissions created by the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, including travel to and from Telluride - and we have been doing so since 2007. This is our most significant step to-date towards neutralizing the impacts of our events."

FloydFest, Virginia (July)

String Cheese Incident, Grace Potter, Toots and the Maytals, and even through some Cajun music in there. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, FloydFest is a 5-day concert that offers a diverse lineup, and on-site camping! Grab your site, string up your hammock, and settle in for a fun few days. 

Grand Targhee Bluegrass, Wyoming (August)

Self-described as the "Grand Daddy of Bluegrass Festivals", you get what you'd expect at the Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival: epic bluegrass, and epic views. Located in a gorgeous part of the northern Rockies, grab your site and enjoy the crisp air and fun times.

Cover photo courtesy of WinterWondergrass

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