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Top 10 Festivals of the Month: March 2020

Top 10 Festivals of the Month: March 2020

Emily Kemper

February 27th, 2020

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March is the month of spring break, St. Patrick’s day, and usually lots of snow for us here in Colorado. Yet, we can start seeing the distant warmth of summer ahead. The days start feeling longer and new waves of live music announcements certainly start filling in. Although it may not yet feel like festival season here in Denver, there are definitely tons of multi-day events going on both locally and beyond. So, here are ten of the best music festivals from across the globe happening next month!

Boogie at the Broadmoor: March 20 – 22nd (Colorado Springs, CO

Boogie at the historic Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs is sure to be a great time. Leftover Salmon plays all three nights. Also, Circles Around the Sun, DeadPhish Orchestra, and Wood Belly are other country-grass, folk, and bluegrass artists that are on this year’s lineup. For the full experience, rent a room at The Broadmoor. The hotel is a five-star resort with a bowling alley, movie theater, winter golf course, and much more. While tickets come in at $199.00 for the weekend, there is a free show from 6 pm to 7 pm at The Wood Shed.

Frozen Dead Guy Days: March 13 to March 15th (Nederland, CO)

Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland, Colorado is a bizarre annual mountain tradition. The festival is a tribute to “Grandpa” Bredo Morstoel. In the late 1980s, Bredo’s grandson brought his deceased body to the U.S. on dry ice and he was stored in liquid nitrogen at a California cryonics facility. Later on, the body was transported to Nederland and kept behind a family member’s shack. Today, Frozen Dead Guy Days feature thirty-live bands, fourteen food vendors and many outrageous events – spanning from the quintessential coffin races to human foosball. You can check out the events, food, and beer for free. For access to the three music tents, tickets cost $25 for all three days.

Snoe. Down: March 20 – March 22nd (Copper Mountain, CO)

Snoe. Down comes back after a seven-year hiatus for it’s Rocky Mountain debut! Alternative jam rock band Moe. is sure to shake the mountain and draw a solid crowd. Frisco’s 10 Mile Music Hall will provide an intimate venue for such a large name. Dubbed “A Celebration of Music and Snow Sport”, skiers and snowboarders will be glad to hear that Snoe. Down ticket holders can access heavily discounted lift tickets at Copper Mountain Ski Resort.

Get Lucky 2020: March 13th and 14th (Salt Lake City, Utah)

The Great Saltair in SLC is a nearly 100-year-old venue with rich history and a lot to offer. Get Lucky 2020 takes place during the second weekend of March. Kill the Noise, Liquid Stranger, Dillon Francis and other talented electronic artists will throw down this year. Ticket prices start at $147 for a two-day pass.

South by Southwest: March 16th – 22nd (Austin Texas)

Since 1987, the epic South by Southwest conference and festival floods the streets of Austin each year for ten days of creativity and innovation. Amazing local tastes from all over the U.S. and around the world are discovered each year at SXSW. More than sixty countries will be represented this year, and over 2,000 different musicians and acts will perform. Tech, comedy, film, and art of many mediums have a place here. While a full-access pass can cost close to two grand, there are many ticket options for all budgets. Select film events over the whole event and specific interactive experiences cost below $75.

BUKU: March 20 and 21st (New Orleans, Louisiana)

By March, the warm, wild city of New Orleans will have plenty of sunshine. Buku Music + Art Project is one of the biggest music festivals in Louisiana. Unique specialties like the live art gallery, pop-up street performances, and seasoned graffiti collabs make Buku one of those festivals people return to year after year. Artists playing at Buku 2020 include Glass Animals, Flume, Flatbush Zombies, Goldlink, Taking Back Sunday, Cashmere Cat, Gramatik, Tyler the Creator, and Run the Jewels. The name of Buku‘s venue is Mardi Gras World, so you can imagine the shenanigans will ensue. It’s walking distance from the French Quarter and sits right on the Mississippi River. Tickets can be found here – GA starts at $205 with options for VIP upgrades. Also, travel packages are available too.

Okeechobee: March 5th – 8th Sunshine Grove (Okeechobee, Florida)

With an all-star lineup full of everything from bass drenched rap-rock to indie folk, this year’s installment of Okeechobee Music Festival features four days of camping, partying, and insane talent. Sunshine Grove is a humid, lush 800-acre venue in the warm wilderness of Florida. Notable acts on the roster include RÜFÜS DU SOL, Bassnectar, Papadosio, Lotus, Big Gigantic, Tipper, Sublime with Rome, G Jones, Machine Gun Kelly, Hippie Sabotage, Ghostland Observatory and Mumford and Sons. VIP Packages and GA tickets can be found here.

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Suwannee Spring Reunion: March 19 – 22nd (Live Oak, Florida)

Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park is a truly magical venue in Live Oak, Florida. Festivals for all ages, genres, and communities are thrown here. The Suwannee Spring Reunion is centered on specifically bluegrass. Its fourth year is headlined by Greensky Bluegrass and Béla Fleck & The Flecktones. Yoga, workshops, food, and crafts will fill the park for this festival. Tickets include the campsites, great string music, and peaceful vibes.

Colours of Love: March 14 – March 19th (Phuket, Thailand)

March 14th through the 19th, a five-day festival named Colours of Love goes down on the beautiful island of Phuket in Thailand. The Baba Beach Club provides ocean views and tropical vibes for this electronic, trance, techno and house style festival. Headliners include Pillowtalk and German techno artist Oliver Koletzi. Spirituality, dance gatherings, inspirational speakers and a dream activation ceremony make for a true mind, body and soul experience. Tickets for this immersive experience require a registration and entering a waiting list.

Lollapalooza Chile 2020: March 27 – March 29 (Santiago, Chile)

Lollapalooza has become a multitude of worldwide festivals, and Chile’s installment certainly is not a festival to miss, as it is two days of international headliners mixed with local Chilean acts at O’Higgins Park in the beautiful city of Santiago. Notable acts include Cage the Elephant, Travis Scott, The Strokes, The Lumineers, Lana Del Ray, Guns N’ Roses, Armin Van Buuren, and A Day to Remember, with many more talented artists. Aside from Chicago, Lollapalooza also happens in Stockholm, Berlin, Paris, and beyond. Tickets are reasonable, starting at $175.00 for a three-day pass!

Conclusion

As you can see, March is full of festivals – here in Colorado, all over the U.S., and around the globe. From an oddly-named mountain festival in a tiny Colorado town to a day-long beach party in Thailand, it’s time to get your spring travel plans locked down and take advantage of some of the great music events March has to offer!

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