Coachella Parties 2019: A Guide to the Best Events of the Weekend

One of the best music festivals in the world is enhanced every year by a flurry of pop-ups, sponsored parties and branded events put on for the influx of festivalgoers in the area. Nearby cities like Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Thermal and Rancho Mirage act as the sites of these numerous unofficial Coachella parties. Their own music lineups and attractions draw in partygoers looking to make the most of their time in the desert. Get an idea of what to expect for this year’s festivities along with an updated list of Coachella parties for 2019 as they’re announced.

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Neon Carnival: April 13th & 27th, 2019

Known as the best Coachella party of the weekend, the annual Neon Carnival has been one of the most highly-coveted wristbands as the guest list filled with actors, musicians, socialites and industry insiders is one where you can’t buy your way in. The exclusive, invite-only event put on by nightlife guru Brent Bolthouse has blossomed into a mini-festival itself, with carnival rides, a ferris wheel and world-renowned music acts taking the stage.

After moving to a larger location in 2018 to include an even bigger invite list, the party will be taking on multiple weekends for 2019 at the expansive HITS Desert Horse Park for its 10 year anniversary. The festivities will start off weekend one and pick up during the unofficial “weekend three” that coincides with Stagecoach Music Festival. This exclusive extravaganza will be sponsored by Levi’s as usual, along with Bondi Sands and the upcoming Pokemon Detective Pikachu movie.

 

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Poppy

2018 was the inaugural year for this pop-up of h. wood group’s exclusive Los Angeles nightclub known for its celebrity clientele. Partnering with Kylie Cosmetics, Beats 1 and BMW made for a Coachella party to remember with plenty of A-list sightings including Rihanna, Cardi B and Paris Hilton. Kendall Jenner took the stage to DJ opening up for Diplo and a full surprise set from Lil’ Wayne got the crowd dancing.

 

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Bootsy Bellows

Known for its exclusivity, an invite to the annual Bootsy Bellows party is hard to come by. The Los Angeles nightclub owned by h. wood group partners with McDonald’s each year for a pop-up event that attracts plenty of celebrities along with Los Angeles’ finest. The pool party fully stocked with musicians, models and actors digging into the selection of McDonald’s burgers makes for a day party dream in the sunny Rancho Mirage location.

 

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#REVOLVE Festival: April 13th-14th, 2019

What started as an annual party has turned into its own La Quinta mini-festival that’s fit for fashion lovers, bloggers and influencers. A brand known for hosting events where their models hang out on luxury vacations, #REVOLVE Festival is no different with people like Chanel Iman, Sophia Richie and Emily Ratajkowski showing up to join in the weekend of pool parties and private events. Artists like Snoop Dogg, Migos, Rick Ross and ASAP Rocky have shown up in past years to entertain guests during the stylish weekend.

 

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Desert Gold at The Ace Hotel & Swim Club: April 12th-21st, 2019

One of the more approachable parties of the weekend, The Ace Hotel’s Desert Gold event spans two weekends and is open for RSVPs in the weeks leading up to Coachella. DJs spin music all day long with the hotel pool open for drinks, food and taking a dip in the sparkling water. The go-to hangout spot in Palm Springs makes for a relaxing way to enjoy the desert sun.

 

Photo: Desert Gold at The Ace Hotel & Swim Club Coachella

Hyde Sunset

One of sbe’s favored West Hollywood venues, Hyde has made its way into the Coachella party scene by partnering with brands like Republic Records and TRESemme to create exciting collaborative events. Last year’s Foray Oasis party at the Foray Estate in Rancho Mirage had guests enjoying a DJ set by Brody Jenner while 2017’s Hyde Away party saw a performance from Hailee Steinfeld and a DJ set by Joe Jonas.

 

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The Do-Over by Adidas Soundoff & Desert Sundays: April 11th, 14th & 21st

This roving international event shows up each year as a Sunday Coachella party that has been going on for years, continuing to be a great way to close out a weekend of fun. The Commune space at the Ace Hotel is taken over by photo booths, a food truck and Adidas merch while you hang out and dance to the sounds of the DJ. Take a dip to cool off as you round out your weekend with a relaxing day at the pool.

 

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Vestal Village: April 11th-14th, 2019

This annual event held at an undisclosed location each year features live music and plenty of sponsored swag to keep up the good time. Past events have seen performances from Crystal Castles, Ariel Pink and Shiny Toy Guns along with hair and makeup makeover stations and sponsored drinks to fuel your buzz. DJs also take the stage in between sets to spin music while you cool off in the pool under the sun.

 

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T-Mobile & Pandora Indio Invasion: April 13th, 2019

You’ll have a great time at this party that decks out the Cree Estate in Palm Springs with food, drinks and music. You’ll be partying poolside with up-close-and personal performances from artists like Charli XCX and Dillon Francis. The complimentary drinks and swag make this party a lively daytime event that leaves plenty of time for you to catch the artists at the festival.

 

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VAMPPED Vacancy: April 12th, 2019

This social media talent and branding agency throws an influencer-filled bash each year alongside brands like BooHoo, L’Oreal Paris and Bumble. Guests travel to a private estate for a desert pool party with sponsored gifts and an open bar. Past parties have included attendees like Vanessa Hudgens and Emily Ratajkowski, and performances from celebrity DJs like Brody Jenner.

 

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DayClub Palm Springs

Head to the Palm Springs Hilton for a pool party extravaganza at DayClub Palm Springs. Each day features a new artist performing to a crowd of lively partygoers, with international acts like Diplo, Rufus du Sol and Dillon Francis taking the stage. Upgrade to a Cabana to have the best spot in the house for this dance party in the desert.

 

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TAO x Revolve Desert Nights: April 12th, 2019

The well-known nightlife brand TAO Group collaborates with Revolve for a warm, desert night of fashion, cocktails and partying. With past sponsors like Puma and Palms Resort, this highly-coveted event invite goes out to celebrities, influencers, models and fashion insiders aiming to have a good time in the Palm Desert locale. Past attendees have included G-Eazy, Halsey, Miguel, YG and performances from Marshmello.

 

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Cafe Mambo Ibiza: April 13th, 2019

You’ll get a taste of the Ibiza party scene at this event held at The Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs. The Cafe Mambo bar is known for its iconic DJ performances and energetic crowd who get to party overlooking the Spanish sunset. This Palm Springs pop-up is sure to bring in house music lovers who want to experience the added touch to their Coachella weekend.

 

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ZOEasis: April 12th, 2019

Rachel Zoe’s fashion website The Zoe Report is throwing their annual ZOEasis event for its fifth year. The Parker Palm Springs hosts fashion’s biggest names for a light and airy outdoor soiree inspired by the Zoe Report brand. A-list attendees like Paris Hilton, Victoria Justice, and Whitney Cummings join models, influencers and Rachel Zoe herself to kickoff the weekend with style.

 

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Deep in the Desert: April 13th, 2019

This party put on by Deep Space Productions is known to be a hot destination for invited guests with an appreciation for EDM and dance music. DJ Erick Morillo will be headlining the party again this year at an expansive private estate in Bermuda Dunes. Past Deep in the Desert attendees include plenty of A-listers like Justin Bieber, Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio.

 

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Prism Boutique Desert House: April 11th-13th, 2019

The Southern California fashion brand Prism Boutique brings its styling to the desert for a weekend of pampering and shopping to prep for your Coachella adventure. Stop by on Friday for mini makeovers and facials or come in on Saturday for hair styling and lashes. The cocktails and refreshments will keep guests happy at this oasis for indulgence.

 

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Lucky Brand Desert Jam: April 13th, 2019

Head to Arrive Hotel in Palm Springs to make a splash at this annual pool party event. Lucky Brand jeans and Rolling Stone Live come together to provide drinks, live music and gifts for a guest list of partygoers.

 

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Moschino Party: April 13th, 2019

This iconic late night event is a favorite for celebrities and fashion lovers looking for a way to end their weekend one Saturday with a bang. With this year’s sponsors like The Sims, Ciroc and Perrier, the party is sure to be an eclectic experience with legendary designer Jeremy Scott continuing to bring his unique aesthetic to the event. Last year’s guests included fashion-forward A-listers like Emily Ratajkowski, Gigi Hadid, Cardi B, and Paris Jackson.

 

Photo: Moschino Coachella Party / Gigi Hadid

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Have Fun in the Sun at California’s Best Music Festivals

California boasts some of the best weather in the country which makes it the perfect host for lively music festivals each year. People from all over the world gather in the thousands to enjoy their favorite artists underneath the California sunshine. From artsy independent groups to well known pop stars, you can see your favorite hits performed live along with crowds of cheering fans. These music festivals are sure to bring you fun in the sun during your next trip to California.

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Coachella – Mid-April

Officially titled the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, this world-renowned event is known for its stylish crowd and unparalleled lineup of artists. Thousands flock to the Coachella Valley desert to not only dance under the sun to their favorite music, but also to take in the art and cultural aspects of the exciting event. Camping out in tents on the campground or renting a luxury villa with a group of friends is also known to enhance the experience along with attending the numerous sponsored events and parties throughout the area.

 

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Outside Lands – Mid-August

One of Northern California’s most iconic festivals, Outside Lands is an exciting event held annually in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The quirky and mystical theme makes for an artistic escape with plenty of musical performances along with food, drinks, art and comedy. The diverse lineup includes favorites across the music landscape in rock, hip hop, pop and more.

 

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FYF Fest – Late Summer

This two-day festival has boomed in popularity through the years with top notch lineups attracting Los Angeles locals for an end-of-the-summer celebration. The variety of acts including big name music veterans and indie favorites makes for an eclectic mix that everyone can enjoy. With plenty of food vendors, art installations and a beer garden, FYF attendees get an exciting taste of summer at LA’s historic Coliseum in Exposition Park.

 

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Photo: FYF Fest

Lightning in a Bottle – Mid-May

While music is the main focus for this event, attendees get a well-rounded experience through talks led by worldly experts, hands-on workshops, healing sessions and more. You’re sure to be entertained through the various activities occurring throughout the grounds ranging from dining experiences to live painting to performance art. The Location in the hills of Monterey County also provides a coastline for you to take a dip in the lake while enjoying the melodies.

 

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Photo: Lightning in a Bottle

Kaaboo Del Mar – Mid-September

This three-day event based in San Diego prides itself in bringing new experiences to the table through entertainment, art and hospitality. Watch some of the world’s best rock and roll artists on stage while getting a taste of their artisanal fare with wine, craft beer and signature cocktails to match. Contemporary art installations will stimulate your senses with original pieces on display including some created live on-site.

 

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Photo: Kaaboo Del Mar

Treasure Island Festival – Mid-October

Head to the Bay Area to experience Oakland’s two-day Treasure Island Festival, fully stocked with buzzworthy indie music acts and appealing headliners. You’ll never have to choose between two performances as set times never overlap, letting you jam out to each and every artist while overlooking the water of the San Francisco Bay.

 

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Feel the Music at the Coolest Concert Venues in the US

There’s no better way to enjoy your favorite music artists than by seeing them perform live on stage with an audience full of cheering fans. From intimate shows to packed amphitheaters, concert venues across the country provide exciting environments to give you a musical experience to remember. Head to any of these venues to enjoy a dazzling live show with an impressive atmosphere to match.

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The Hollywood Bowl

This legendary venue has been a Los Angeles landmark for over a century with performances from some of the best acts in the world. The acoustically designed outdoor theater with a circular shape provides an impeccable sound as concertgoers attend bringing their own snacks, food and drinks to enjoy during the show.

 

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The Fillmore San Francisco

Finding its audience in the psychedelic music scene of the 1960s and 70s, this legendary venue is an iconic part of San Francisco history. A wall of vintage concert posters line the walls of the balcony seating as a tribute to the bevy of famous acts that have been in the Fillmore spotlight.   

 

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Gorge Amphitheater

You’ll never forget your concert experience at this venue that sits right along the Columbia River in Washington. With a maximum capacity of more than 20,000 people, the audience gets a view of their favorite artist along with a spectacular background of the Columbia gorge canyon.

 

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Red Rocks Amphitheatre

You’ll have Mother Nature to thank for the unique concert experience at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater. Getting its name from the monumental, vibrant rock behind the stage, the expansive outdoor venue built in the 1940s has been the site of a number of renowned performers.

 

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The Bowery Ballroom

This legendary music venue has been home to some of New York City’s finest performers ever since it opened in 1998, becoming a staple in its Lower East Side neighborhood. The intimate space lets audiences get up close and personal with their favorite artists with balcony seating and standing room for up to 600 guests.

 

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Louisville Palace

Few venues in the country boast the authentic Spanish baroque style of Kentucky’s Louisville Palace. Originally built as a movie theater in 1928, the venue is a feast for the eyes with elegant details around every corner. Box seating in the auditorium resembles the streets of Spain with a night sky painted on the ceiling to complete the scene.

 

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Radio City Music Hall

This world-renowned venue is a part of New York City history with millions of people visiting since its opening in 1932. With two acres worth of space, it stands as the world’s largest indoor theater that’s also home to the world’s largest stage curtains. You’ll never forget your visit to the massive venue enjoying music along with a sea of concertgoers.

 

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The Wiltern

This unique Los Angeles space was originally built as a vaudeville theater, but is now home to some of LA’s best musical performances. The art deco design and murals create a beautiful backdrop to nightly concerts, award shows, and events. The tiered ground floor means everyone has the perfect view to see their favorite artists.

 

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House of Blues New Orleans

While most House of Blues venues have a similar look, the New Orleans location has the added touch of integrating the feel of the historic, musical city. Aside from being a popular live music venue, it also has the largest collection of folk art in the country with over 600 pieces adorning the space.

 

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The El Rey Theater

The El Rey began as a movie theater when it first opened its doors on Los Angeles’ Miracle Mile in 1936. It later became a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, and now the art deco style ballroom plays host to live music performances from world-renowned artists.  

 

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Sounds of the City: The Best Places for Live Music in LA

Los Angeles is world-renowned for its ability to attract talented people from all around the world. Finding great entertainment in the city is as simple as walking into your favorite bar, as the surplus of skilled artists leaves guests with a variety of options. Music lovers will have no problem finding a good time in visiting these destinations whose live acts are known to impress.

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Delilah

Take an elegant night out when you reserve a table at Delilah—a nostalgic space for an intimate experience. Sultry performances from music artists and burlesque dancers keep up the seductive vibe.

 

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The Sayers Club

Stop by this sleek Hollywood lounge for inventive performances from LA’s favorite musicians. You never know who you’ll see take the stage at this A-list favorite hot spot.

 

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Photo: The Sayers Club

Harvard & Stone

Try out this beloved neighborhood bar where you can grab a quality cocktail while watching some of the best local bands in the city. Their 60s-inspired industrial space makes for a laid back place to hang out and mingle with the East Hollywood crowd.

 

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Photo: Harvard & Stone

Academy LA

Previously Create Nightclub, the newly re-imagined Academy is the perfect place for EDM lovers to get their fill. Alongside local favorites, international DJs show up to treat audiences to a performance to remember.

 

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Photo: Academy LA

Villains Tavern

Head to the Downtown Arts District to try out this indoor and outdoor cocktail bar. Their stage is perfect for local bands to show off their skills in the rustic, artsy locale.

 

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Photo: Villains Tavern

Harvelles Blues Club

Quality musicians display their talents at this classic Santa Monica destination—the oldest music venue on the Westside. With occasional help from burlesque dancers, live bands bring the genre alive while guests drink and dance the night away.

 

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Photo: Harvelle’s Blue Club

Dirty Laundry

Take the stairs underground to enter into this former Hollywood speakeasy for cocktails and plenty of room to dance. Explore the space to discover something for everyone as live bands and DJs take the stage within the maze of rooms.

 

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Photo: Dirty Laundry

The Peppermint Club

The vintage feel of this West Hollywood lounge draws in sophisticated patrons who appreciate a quality performance. Music lovers admire this chic and exclusive setting for an intimate night out.

 

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Photo: The Peppermint Club

Zebulon

This spacious Silver Lake cocktail bar doubles as a music venue with nightly DJ sets and live bands for your entertainment. From local independent rockers to up-and-coming buzz bands, you’ll hear plenty of talented acts while grabbing a drink inside or on their patio.

 

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Photo: Zebulon

Viva Hollywood

If you’re in the mood for salsa dancing, Viva provides guests the perfect place to show off their moves.  This sexy hot spot gives you dinner with a show—live performances go hand in hand with the delicious Mexican cuisine and quality cocktails.

 

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Photo: Viva Hollywood

Clifton’s

This historic Downtown destination has remained a staple in the nightlife scene with its multi-level decadence. Guests are known to dress to the nines in the style of the classic venue for their live jazz and swing performances.

 

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Photo: Clifton’s LA

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The Best Parties of Coachella 2018

For Southern California locals, Coachella is a go-to event for those who love music, dancing, and taking in the warm, Coachella Valley weather. While the festival itself is an amazing experience for attendees, the accompanying parties that happen alongside it have created their own draw through the years. Each year there are new events to choose from with cool locations, trendy guest lists, complimentary swag and plenty more to look forward to. If you’re lucky enough to get on the guest list, attending some of the best parties of the season will make for a one-of-a-kind Coachella experience.

 

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Neon Carnival Presented by Levis and Don Julio

This exclusive, annual event, held this year on April 14th, has secured its spot as the best Coachella party of the year. With an invite list filled with musicians, actors, singers, and industry players, snagging the highly-coveted wristband means rubbing elbows with some of the hottest VIPs in the business. The Bolthouse Productions event brings in a ferris wheel, carnival rides, and plenty of complimentary drinks and swag, with guests partying through the night as world-class DJs take the stage. The new location and increased invite list for this year is sure to make the Neon Carnival better than ever.

 

Photo: Neon Carnival – Donovan Justin Gonzalez – Coachella

McDonalds Annual Bootsy Bellows Pool Party

One of the most exclusive parties of the weekend will be the annual Bootsy Bellows pool party, sponsored by McDonald’s. This desert oasis will bring food and fun to guests as they cool off at a private estate in Rancho Mirage.  With multiple DJ sets and a special performance by Rae Sremmurd, the day party will be one to remember for the celeb-studded crowd.

 

Photo: Bootsy Bellows Coachella Estate

Vestal Village

Trek to an undisclosed desert location for this day party held at camp grounds near Coachella Valley. Makeup, hair, beer, and food brands sponsor the event to make your experience worthwhile. Get a makeover under the sun or sip a brew in the pool as DJs and live bands keep the party vibe flowing. Past performances include Ariel Pink, Crystal Castles, and Shiny Toy Guns—you never know who may show up to put on an intimate show in the desert.

 

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Paradise in the Desert

Saturday isn’t the only day to party as Friday night will be when Poppy and Kylie Cosmetics team up for their Paradise in the Desert after party. With sponsors like BMW and Absolut Elyx, guests will be treated to live performances by Jack Cactus and Sheck Wes, alongside live DJ sets by Diplo and plenty more. This invite-only event will go into the early morning and guests are sure to have a night to remember.

 

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BMW i Recharge Oasis

Poppy will also be hosting a day party on Sunday the 15th for partygoers looking to finish out their weekend with a bang. The Los Angeles nightclub is known for being exclusive  and this desert version with an invite-only guest list is sure to be a hot spot. Live DJ sets from Chantel Jeffries, EC Twins, Cutsnake and more will be on deck ready to keep up the Sunday afternoon energy.

 

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Foray Oasis

Guests of this event, put on by Hyde Sunset, will have two days to party at a private Rancho Mirage estate. Get ready before the festival with glam by TresEmme and Charlotte Tilbury as DJs Sam Feldt and Brody Jenner take the stage to keep the energy alive. A relaxation spa and gifting suite are just a few of the perks to snagging an invite alongside an endless stream of Maestro Dobel tequila to sip under the sun.

 

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Desert Gold at The Ace Hotel & Swim Club

The 10th anniversary of this go-to Palm Springs party is sure to draw in attendees ready for fun in the sun. Lounge by the pool all weekend April 12th-15th at The Ace Hotel while featured DJs play laid back songs perfect for relaxing. While you’re there, you can also check out the Adidas Do-Over bash or the Adult Swim sponsored party, both being held at the hotel.

 

Photo: Desert Gold at The Ace Hotel & Swim Club – Coachella

Revolve Festival

Revolve is back this year with a series of events that will keep the party going all weekend long. Their annual Revolve Festival on April 14th and 15th is an essential for partygoers with its open bar sponsored by Ciroc and Moet & Chandon. Coachella attendees won’t need to worry about getting a ride, as free Lyft shuttles will take guests to and from the party. Some of the hottest artists in hip hop will also take the stage hosted by the Las Vegas Palms Casino. Their Desert Nights after party will be a hot destination for those looking for a place to party once the festival ends. Invited guests will have the time of their life at both parties as the Revolve brand continues to be a go-to host during the weekend.

 

Photo: Revolve Festival with Madison Beer – Coachella

T-Mobile Indio Invasion

This day party at a private estate returns with Dillon Francis taking the stage for a DJ set. Guests will be pool party ready and get plenty of swag from the T-Mobile and Pandora sponsors. Now in its fourth year, guests can expect a good time with complimentary drinks and snacks to keep the party going. Stop by the Cathedral City estate on April 14th for some fun in the sun before heading out to the festival.

 

Photo: Pandora Indio Invasion – Getty Images – Coachella

Dusk Till Dawn

Style Artist Lounge is creating an oasis getaway April 13th-15th with their ongoing daytime and late night party Dusk Till Dawn. The event includes a day party to tap into your spiritual side through Tantris Yoga, meditation sessions from Ganja Goddess Getaways and astrologers and mediums that will guide your way. Eat clean with vegan and vegetarian cuisine, as well as cannabis vendors like Kush Kakery to keep the vibe flowing. After dark, dance your heart out with live music from acts including Paris Hilton, Chanel West Coast, and EC Twins along with indulging in CBD Oil and THC infused desserts.

 

Photo: Dusk Till Dawn by Style Artist Lounge – Coachella

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Feel the Energy During Music Festival Season

As the weather rises for the start of spring, music lovers across the nation begin making plans to attend the best events of the year. Music festival season draws in thousands of concertgoers looking to see all their favorite artists take the stage for unforgettable performances. With sunshine and talented artists fueling the crowd’s energy, each festival has its own style with something unique to offer its patrons.

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SXSW: March 9th-March 18th

This Austin event doesn’t limit itself to just music—it includes a mix of performances, film screenings, panels, and new media exhibitions that attract thousands of attendees each year. The conference showcases professionals in a variety of industries that come to share their expertise in their field, while the individual festivals feature talented artists in numerous of genres. From comedy to gaming, SXSW has got it all covered and makes for an entertaining kick off to spring.

 

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Ultra: March 23rd-25th

Opening its doors right in the middle of Miami Music Week, Ultra Music Festival showcases some of the hottest acts in the electronic music scene. DJs from all over the world turn Downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park into one big dance party with lively shows under the sun. This year’s 20th anniversary event will include exclusive performances to make any EDM lover want to join in on the excitement. With thousands already in town for the events of the week, Ultra draws in audiences ready to live it up by taking in the sights and sounds of their favorite dance music performers.

 

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Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival: April 13th-April 22nd

One of the most popular events in California, Coachella has cemented itself as a staple in the music festival scene as attendees are drawn to the desert each year for music, art, food, and the experience of a lifetime. From independent up-and-comers to established Grammy winners, the quality lineup of artists makes tickets sell out almost a year in advance. Along with the festival, the events and parties surrounding Coachella help create an enjoyable escape into all that’s hot in the music world.

 

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EDC Las Vegas: May 18th-20th

Electronic music fans migrate to Vegas each year to experience one of the most established dance music raves in the country. EDM acts take the stage alongside impressive light shows and art installations, all in appreciation for the genre. Coupled with the timing of Memorial Day Weekend, this festival draws in plenty of attendees ready to enjoy Vegas by taking in the sights and sounds of some of the hottest DJs in the world.

 

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Lollapalooza: August 2nd-5th

With almost 200 bands taking the stage each year, Lollapalooza brings the music industry’s finest to Chicago for an experience to remember. Well-known headliners and buzzed about newcomers perform for thousands with food and drinks from Chicago’s best restaurants keeping concertgoers energized. The Grant Park location also features pop-up bars, photo booths, a roller skating tent and art installations for attendees to indulge in creativity, along with family-friendly DIY activities for younger patrons. With a turnout of over 400,000 each year, Lollapalooza is a force to be reckoned with in the festival circuit.

 

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Outside Lands: August 10th-12th

Golden Gate Park is transformed into a weekend-long party as San Francisco music lovers enjoy the end of their summer by seeing their favorite acts live. From DJs to rock bands to rappers, you can catch a performance from some of the world’s best musicians in all types of genres. Attendees also get to experience a dose of SF’s creativity with their Cocktail Magic, Gastromagic, stand up comedy shows, live painting and delicious food truck fare to keep the fun flowing.

 

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Life is Beautiful: September 21st -23rd

This festival focused on feel-good vibes takes over Downtown Las Vegas every year with live music, art exhibitions, panels, and delicious dining. Thousands of music lovers flock to the event for an impressive lineup of musicians, but also get to take in murals by skilled street artists, presentations from world-renowned speakers, and top of the line cuisine. A trip to Life is Beautiful can be the perfect way to close out festival season with a bang.

 

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The Live Nation Entertainment Experience

Live Nation is an unparalleled hub of entertainment with venues around the world where attendees can enjoy performances of all varieties. General admission isn’t the only option, as Live Nation Premium Tickets give guests the added touch of prime seating with VIP privileges. No matter where business or pleasure may take you, there’s a Live Nation venue sure to enhance your travel experience.

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LOS ANGELES

Bassrush

With a focus on drum and bass music, the Bassrush experience boasts an impressive sound system to compliment the energetic DJ performances.

 

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The Wiltern

The Wiltern is a historic venue that has a classic, elegant design that can seat thousands for music and entertainment performances.

 

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SAN FRANCISCO

The Masonic

Just outside of Downtown SF, The Masonic auditorium plays home to numerous concerts, conventions, and exhibitions all year long.

 

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Cobbs Comedy Club

Cobb’s Comedy Club’s 400-seat venue features a full dining menu and bar for guests to enjoy while watching the nation’s most popular comedians take the stage.

 

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NYC

Irving Plaza

With a history of featuring some of the biggest rock music acts in the world, Irving Plaza still holds its place as a stepping stone for hundreds of artists to perform each year.

 

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Gramercy Theatre

The Gramercy has something for everyone with both standing room and chair seating for concert goers to enjoy the live musical performances.

 

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DENVER

Fillmore Auditorium

The Fillmore Auditorium is a historical rock & roll venue that draws crowds to see legendary performances in the charming, expansive space.

 

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PHOENIX

Ak-Chin Pavilion

Whether seeing an artist or attending a festival like Warped Tour or Lollapalooza, the Ak-Chin Pavilion hosts numerous events that can host up to 20,000 guests.

 

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Comerica Theatre

This classic Downtown Phoenix Comerica Theatre has a state-of-the-art sound system fit for comedy shows, live music, and theater performances.

 

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HOUSTON

House of Blues

This historical venue chain brings a Texan flair with a Sunday Gospel Brunch and one of the exclusive House of Blues Foundation Room VIP members lounge.

 

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Revention Music Center

Located in the theater district of Downtown Houston, the Revention Music Center is an indoor theater and the best place to take in a concert or live performance when visiting.

 

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WASHINGTON DC

Warner Theatre

Built for vaudeville in the 1920s, the historical Warner Theater has stood the test of time in drawing in crowds to see the iconic entertainment performances in Downtown DC.

 

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PHILADELPHIA

The Fillmore

Centered near the Convention Center, The Fillmore is an elegant live music club with smaller club The Foundry and bar Ajax Hall located inside to provide a unique experience for each and every guest.

 

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Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing

This outdoor entertainment venue attracts thousands for festivals and live performances in the one-of-a-kind pier location.

 

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River Stage at Great Plaza – Penn’s Landing

With a panoramic view of Philly’s skyline, this outdoor arena is the perfect place to take in a live show or music festival.

 

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Theatre of the Living Arts

An adored concert venue, TLA’s intimate space plays host to many up-and-coming artists in the local music scene.

 

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Tower Theater

From comedians to rock stars, The Tower Theater has featured an impressive selection of performers that give this venue a reputation for having their finger on the pulse of entertainment.

 

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Made in America Festival

This hip hop and independent music festival has an impressive lineup of artists that play for thousands of attendees at a rotating venue each year.

 

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DELAWARE

The Queen (Wilmington)

Originally a hotel in the 1800s, The Queen has become a piece of history that has opened its doors to thousands of concert goers and reputable artists.

 

The Queen (Wilmington)

CHARLOTTE

Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre

This outdoor venue with a view of the Charlotte skyline is a go-to stop to enjoy traditional lawn seating or the VIP private indoor space.

 

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PNC Music Pavilion

With a capacity of almost 20,000 guests, PNC Music Pavilion’s large amphitheater is famous for its summer concerts in the University City neighborhood.

 

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The Best Parties of Coachella 2017

It’s Coachella season again, and ticket holders are preparing to dance in the desert at the iconic two-weekend music festival in Coachella Valley, California. While the festival itself has its own attractions driving music lovers to envy its attendees, the parties surrounding the festival have become a popular draw for those just looking to celebrate the newly warm weather with some fun in the sun. With photo booths, swag bags, complimentary drinks and celeb sightings to offer, here are some of the best parties to attend (if you’re lucky enough to get on the list).

 

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Neon Carnival presented by Don Julio and Levi’s

The wristband everyone has their eye on for the perfect Coachella partying experience is that of the Neon Carnival in Thermal on April 15th. Arguably the most sought-after (and exclusive) invites of the weekend, attaining a wristband involves being a VIP or hoping that you know someone who is. Guests are welcomed to the ultimate outdoor after-party featuring carnival rides, a dancefloor, complimentary drinks, and live DJ sets from some of the best in the business. Brent Bolthouse, the nightlife aficionado behind Santa Monica’s The Bungalow, created the iconic Bolthouse Productions event that’s now in its eleventh year. With a new location set for 2018, this year’s festivities at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport will be sure to create plenty of memories to last a lifetime.

 

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Desert Oasis by Foray & Vamped

The revelry-filled weekend will kick off with the Desert Oasis party on Friday the 14th at a private estate in Indian Wells. Nightlife veteran Brody Jenner and it-girl actress and model Emily Ratajkowski are sure to keep the energy flowing as hosts of the exclusive event. Those lucky enough to snag an invite will get to witness DJ sets by Madds, Devin Lucien, and Brody Jenner himself, with L’Oreal and new NastyGal owners Boohoo sponsoring the day’s festivities.

 

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Bumble Presents Winter Bumbleland

This two-day pool party on April 15th and 16th is bringing a blast of winter to the desert in Rancho Mirage. Taking over an unnamed mansion, the blowout promises an ice bar, glacier pool, interactive igloo and snow tubing to make sure guests can “chill” while enjoying tunes by Simihaze or DJ Hannah Bronfman. Both Kendall and Kylie Jenner will be hosting on Saturday, while model Ashley Graham will take over for Sunday’s festivities. Some private invitations have been sent, but for those not on the official guest list, they’ll have to get to swiping. Beginning on April 10th Bumble will be releasing RSVP invitations available on the app based on users having an LA geo-location.

 

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The Do-Over Desert Sundays

One of the longest-running annual parties of the weekend, the Do-Over & Adidas Originals presents their seventh venture into the desert party scene in Palm Springs. The Ace Hotel & Swim Club’s Commune event space will be filled with those looking for a lazy Sunday accompanied by a pool, bar, DJ and dancefloor. Attendees of The Do-Over LA are promised a similar vibe with a lively crowd ready to party. One of the few open RSVP events, both the 16th and 23rd are sure to have a long line of hopefuls out front waiting to dive into the celebration.

 

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Bootsy Bellows Pool Party Presented by McDonald’s

One of the few major happenings during weekend two of Coachella, the fifth annual Bootsy Bellows party will continue its run in Rancho Mirage on Saturday April 22nd . Reflecting h.wood Group’s West Hollywood nightclub, this highly coveted event always attracts VIPs as they take a dip before heading to the festival. The event will feature music by DJ Yung Taco along with an unnamed special guest performance. Guests can also enjoy a burger by the pool with McDonald’s sponsoring and letting attendees in on a taste of their new Signature Crafted Recipes sandwiches, unavailable to the public until May.

 

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Photo: Bootsy Bellows Pool Party

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Enlighten the Senses at the Life is Beautiful Music Festival

Las Vegas is world-renowned for its reputation as “Sin City”—the one stop shop to indulge in guilty pleasures like wild nightclubs, lavish hotels and extravagant dining destinations. With millions flocking to Vegas every year for their share of the merrymaking, it’s only natural to incorporate music into the agenda in the form of this September’s fresh and trendy Life is Beautiful music festival.

Setting up camp in Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful hit the scene in 2013 as a two-day festival targeting not just tourists, but all of the city’s music-loving locals. After growing to three days in 2014 there was no turning back. Vegas had a new attraction to join the multitude of activities entertaining Sin City’s finest. Thousands of attendees have returned year after year to experience the festival’s unique offerings that involve more than just an enticing music lineup. Marketing itself as a “movement” more than just your average music festival, Life is Beautiful embraces the creative in also featuring artistic and public speaking talents that put a twist on the attraction.

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Music

While there are plenty of perks to snagging a ticket to this year’s festival, one of the biggest draws is of course the rockstar lineup highlighting some of the hottest contemporary musical acts. Hip hop fans will be excited to find J. Cole headlining along with G-Eazy. Major Lazer is set to bring their island EDM vibe while Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers will contribute their folksy sound. Buzzed about up-and-comers such as Alunageorge, Duke Dumont, and Galantis will have their time in the spotlight alongside seasoned veterans like The Shins, Jimmy Eat World, and Bloc Party. Electronic pop group Empire of the Sun was recently added to the lineup and is sure to impress, known for their theatrical performances. No matter your music taste, there’s something for everyone on the Life is Beautiful stage.

 

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Food

Lively music fans need to keep their energy up for the three-day event and the options for festival cuisine will have attendees all charged up to cheer on their favorite artists. The culinary villages offer a variety of delicious selections from local chefs showcasing their best dishes. Whether you’re craving sushi, pizza, nachos, or any of the other appetizing creations available at the numerous vendors and food trucks, guests should arrive hungry and ready to grub.

 

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Art

When they aren’t grabbing a bite, guests will be able to feast their eyes on the many murals and installations that decorate the Life is Beautiful landscape. Their art program incorporates hundreds of pieces by emerging artists from across the globe. Immersive experiences are also a highlight, as the Art Car will travel the festival grounds utilizing mobile technology to host roving DJ sets. Outside of festival grounds there will also be exhibits available to enjoy at local site-specific locations like the abandoned Town Lodge and Western Hotel Casino. Downtown Las Vegas becomes a host for the art scene allowing festival goers to take in a bit of cultural enlightenment in the midst of the festivities.

 

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Learning

Along with the artwork, numerous public speakers with a variety of backgrounds will make appearances at the festival to enlighten their audiences about their areas of expertise. Last year’s talkers included everyone from actress Rosario Dawson to scientist Bill Nye, who each came prepared to educate the crowds in the form of personal storytelling and interactive chats. You’ll be sure to learn something new from speakers who aim to contribute to the Life is Beautiful movement and change the world for the better.

Music fans will get a well-rounded experience at Life is Beautiful, making it one of the most intriguing festivals to spring up over the past few years. The unique Downtown Vegas location combines the desert festival vibe with a bustling metropolis that’s made to party. Join the musicians, artists, and speakers this September 23rd-25th as they bring their A-game in order to turn the Life is Beautiful into a staple of the music-lover’s festival circuit.

 

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