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The crowds at OUTSIDE LANDS in Golden Gate Park. PHOTO: Andrew Jorgensen.
OJAI MUSIC FESTIVAL open-air concert at Libbey Bowl. PHOTO: Timothy Norris for Ojai Music Festival.
The crowds at OUTSIDE LANDS in Golden Gate Park. PHOTO: Andrew Jorgensen.

En Plein Air

by C California Style

Outdoor music festivals abound this summer.

Ojai Music Festival One of the best music bills around, the 70th annual festival covers both classical and modern melodies from the four corners of the globe. June 9-12; ojaifestival.org.Festival Napa Valley Formerly known as Festival del Sole, this panoply of opera, classical music, dance, theater and gourmet fare attracts a lively yet refined crowd. July 15-24; festivalnapavalley.org.Outside Lands Often set in the mist and the fog of August in San Francisco, artists like Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem and Lana Del Rey make this three-day outdoor rock concert nestled in Golden Gate Park pure magic. Aug. 5-7; sfoutsidelands.com.FYF Fest Exposition Park fills with indie, rock, hip-hop and electronic music fans for the annual “F*ck Yeah Fest.” Headliners include rap sensation Kendrick Lamar. Aug. 27-28; fyffest.com.

Written by ELIZABETH KHURI CHANDLER.