LouFest; St. Louis
Started in 2010, this Forest Park music fest lineup featured Arctic Monkeys, Cake
and Blackberry Smoke, and includes a local fare-filled Nosh Pit and indie market.
Free T-shirts for those who helped recycle bottles and cans.
Telluride Blues and
Brews; Telluride, Colo.
While comedy and artist Q&As were
new to this 21-year-old scenic venue, the
music and variety of craft brews were
awesome as usual. Performers included
Peter Frampton, George Clinton &
Parliament Funkadelic, and Buddy Guy.
Music City Food & Wine
Fest; Nashville, Tenn.
Savor the last days of summer in “Noshville,”
sampling fare from the city’s 25 most unique
restaurants, drinks from over 40 exhibitors and live
music, of course.
Santa Fe Wine and Chile
Fiesta; Santa Fe, N.M.
The 24th annual event spans five days, includes
roughly 75 restaurants and 90 wines, and culminates
in a typically sold-out Grand Tasting for 2,500