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Pull out your best tie dye and cowboy boots because festival season is here. 

The Reno-Tahoe area doesn't have any huge festivals like Bonnaroo or SXSW (Oh, wait, there's that thing called Burning Man, but Burners insist it's not a festival even though it basically fits the dictionary definition.). 

However, the Reno-Tahoe area does host a wide variety of medium-sized festivals that are more well-attended than your neighbor's annual bonfire but are far less suffocating than that Los Angeles hipster fest they call Coachella. 

Whether you're a honky tonk fan or a reggae nut, there is something for everyone in our neck of the woods. 

 

1. Winter WonderGrass 

Type of music: Bluegrass enthusiasts don their mittens and caps to watch their favorite mandolin and banjo rockstars take the stage at the end of winter. This year's lineup included Greensky Bluegrass and Leftover Salmon. 

When and where: March 31 - April 2 at Squaw Valley in North Lake Tahoe

2. Reno Jazz Festival 

Type of music:Duh, Jazz. This year's headliners hail from New York, so they are the real deal: Don Byron with the Collective and the Bad Plus Josh Redman. 

When and where: April 27- 29 in Reno

3. Strawberry Music Festival 

Type of music:Eclectic mix of bluegrass, soul and Americana (heaviest on the last). This year's spring lineup features gravel-voiced Lucinda Williams and rock guitarist Richard Thompson. Fall lineup features soul queen Mavis Staples and bluegrass greats, the Infamous Stringdusters. 

When and where: Memorial Day weekend (May 25-29) in Grass Valley, Calif. and Labor Day weekend (Aug. 31 to Sept. 4) in Tuolomne, Calif.

4. High Sierra Music Festival

Type of music:Major hippie fest with a taste of reggae, world music, bluegrass and everything in between. Headliners this year include the Trey Anastasio Band and Government Mule. 

When and where: Independence Day weekend (June 29 to July 2) in Quincy, Calif. 

5. Artown 

Type of music: Artown is about every kind of art, but it makes a conscious effort to pull in music from all over the country and world. Whether it's the world music night or the Pops by the River, featuring a fancy night of symphony in the park, there is an evening of sound for everyone. Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals and Randy Newman are headlining the monthlong festival. 

When and where: All July in Reno

6. WorldFest 

Type of music: True to its name, this festival features music from all over the globe, from Native American music to reggae vibes to African folk. This year will feature an Inuit band, Tuvan throat singers and an all-female mariachi band that last year brought down the house at Artown. Headliners this year include Michael Franti and Spearhead and  Sean Kuti and Egypt 80. 

When and where: July 13 - 16 in Grass Valley, Calif. 

7. Wanderlust

Type of music: If High Sierra is for old school style hippies (peace, love and pot), Wanderlust is for the new order of hippies that can do 92 yoga poses and eat kale for dessert before they go to a conscious rave. While Wanderlust is yoga-focused, they feature electronic, funk and dance music. Headliners this year include electronic R&Bers Little Dragon and funk-masters, Lettuce. 

When and where: July 20 to 23 at Squaw Valley in North Lake Tahoe

8. Night in the Country

Type of music: Mostly young crooners, this festival is all about wearing cute boots, snug jeans and line dancing the night away. This year's headliners are young studs Steve Moakler, Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett. 

When and where: July 27 to 29 in Yerington, Nev. 

9. Lake Tahoe Music Festival

Type of music: Classical music galore in a lovely outdoor setting in Tahoe. Bring a picnic and listen to talented student musicians from around the nation play beloved compositions. 

When and where: Aug. 15 to 20 in North Lake tahoe

10. Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest

Type of music: Jazz and Funk, though the lineup for this year is to be announced. 

When and where: Aug. 12 and 13 at Squaw Valley in North Lake Tahoe

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Monday's sights and sounds at Burning Man. Andy Barron/RGJ

11. Burning Man

Type of music: Burning Man is not a festival, Burners say, but, you know what, it has turned into a festival, like it or not. More and more "weekend warriors" hail from Los Angeles during the weeklong festival to catch some of the world's top electronic dance music DJs. Although people used to simply run into their favorite acts, a lot of camps now schedule shows. No idea who's playing this year, but we hear that Daft Punk is playing at the trash fence at some point... Ahem. Just kidding. Or are we? 

When and where: Aug. 27 to Sept. 4 (overlapping with Labor Day weekend) outside of Gerlach, Nev.

12. Off Beat Festival

Type of music: While Off Beat Festival focuses on local bands, it also brings in an assortment of mostly West Coast up-and-comers. Past headliners have included the Polish Ambassador, Con Brio and the Last Internationale. 

When and where: Nov. 2 to 4 in Reno 

13. Nevada Chamber Music Festival

Type of music: For those that love classical music, this festival brings in some of the most revered musicians in the nation and world. It's also a great opportunity to see some of the local talent in the area. 

When and where: December in Reno 

14. SnowGlobe

Type of music: Bundle up for this off-season frozen bounce house of a festival. Party animals can come down from the mountain after a day of skiing and boarding to listen to electronic dance music and indie techno pop to welcome in the new year. The 2017 lineup has yet to be announced, but this past year's headliners included the Chainsmokers and Odesza. 

When and where: December 29-31 in South Lake Tahoe

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