The Best Festivals for Food, Music, and Cocktails
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The Best Festivals for Food, Music, and Cocktails

New Orleans Jazz Festival

There is no shortage of festivals but only a few include epic lineups, amazing food, the best cocktails and wine and stimulating discussions. These are the best of the best offering something for everyone. But hurry, tickets go fast.

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell

Where: New Orleans
When: April 22 - May 1

Amazing food and incredible music is what is guaranteed at this 6 day New Orleans festival that spans over two weeks. Listen to Pearl Jam while devouring a plate of crawfish and a a bowl of gumbo. Sip on a mint julep while Paul Simon mixes with Snoop Dogg . The lineup is spectacular with music for every taste.

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Life Is Beautiful

Where: Las Vegas
When: September 23-25

This festival is a celebration of all the good things life has to offer. Power-house music, and an epic food lineup of more options than you will be able to consume. Last year Kayne West, Food Fighters and Outkast entertained while festival goers chowed down on ramen, truffle pasta, meatballs, and carnitas tacos.

Lunch Break

Where: Various Cities
When: March - April

Say goodbye to that afternoon coffee pick-me-up, head to a midday dance party to help you wake up.  Flavorpill and Perrier are hosting a series of midday dance parties in cities throughout the US, where guests will be treated to performances from Djs, including Questlove, cocktails from Perrier and Deep Eddy Vodka, as well as a bagged lunch.  Each party is free, open to the public and runs of an hour.  That should make the work day fly by.

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Where: Columbia, MD
When: May 14

The 1975, Flume and Blondie join forces with chef Jose Andres, Luke’s Lobster and Chef Spoke Gjerde for salad superstar sweetgreens music and food festival sweetlife. With the goal to remind us that "food makes music better and music makes food better” sweetlife will showcase a full day of great music and amazing food.

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Outside Lands

Where: San Francisco
When: August 5-7

Situated in Golden Gate Park this 3 day festival brings food, music, wine, beer, art and comedy together. Last year’s lineup included Elton John, Kendrick Lamar, Wilco, and Mumford and Sons, just to name a few.

The rest of the lineup, over at FWX >>

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