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Kelly Fay is the Nashville Editor for Miss A. She is a firm believer that life wouldn’t be as enjoyable without a steaming fresh cup of coffee early in the morning, sipped from a beautifully detailed-painted mug. She values the small but beautiful things in life. She adores travel, even if it is to the local coffee shop; She lives for laughter with a friend, even if it is at my expense; and she loves a challenge, even if she doesn't come out a winner. She grew up and lived in beautiful sunny California where her love for the outdoors was sparked at an early age. Following her desire to be surrounded by beauty, she relocated to Humboldt County to attend Humboldt State University on a basketball scholarship. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Humboldt State in Kinesiology with an emphasis in teaching/coaching. Led by her inner-gypsy, upon graduation she traveled and lived in many different places. She called the Alaskan darkness home during the winter of ‘08, experienced” tea time” and” the tube” while living in London, and resided in the sandy dunes of Newport Beach, California for nearly two years. She moved to Nashville to experience the simplicity of the South while still engaging in city life. She spends her weekdays teaching preschool and personal training while she spends her weekends being active, exploring new places and eating good foods. She is an adventurous and spontaneous girl who enjoys a good time but also wants to make a difference in this crazy world!

2015 West Coast Music Festivals Worth The Travel

West coasties sure know how to stay active, soak up the sun and celebrate music so it’s no surprise that some of the most visited music festivals in the nation take place on the left coast.

Regardless of your palate for tunes, you can find a festival that will tickle your taste buds all weekend long; and not only will it satiate your love for music but your attendance will also feed the soul as the following happenings support causes all around the globe. No matter where you call home, this year scratch your jet-setting itch and attend at least one (or all) of the biggest and best festivals under the western sky.

Coachella

Time to board the hippie train back to the 70’s and bust out your flowing skirts, headbands and mid-drifts. In its 16th year, Coachella’s popularity has sky-rocketed pulling in fans worldwide with its free-spirted appeasing vibe, sensational music and free loving milieu. Spanning over two weekends and featuring over a hundred bands, the attendees can expect to see performers such as Drake, AC/DC and Jack White as 2015 headliners.

(Photo Credit: runthetrap.com

(Photo Credit: runthetrap.com

Because music lovers tend to also be charity lovers, the 3-day event supports both local and worldwide causes. The City of Indio, Indio Teen Center and Indio Senior Center are featured among the charities. Additionally, Global Inheritance and Silverlake Conservatory  are benefitted on a more global and national scale.

WHEN: April 10-13, 2015 and April 17-20, 2015

WHERE:

Empire Polo Club
81-800 Avenue 51
Indio, CA 92201
Ph. 760-342-6200

TICKETS: Please click here for tickets.

Stagecoach

Who says California isn’t country? Held at the same joint just a few weeks after Coachella, Indio, California boasts one of the biggest and best country music festival in North America. In fact, it is so impressive even a Nashvillian will find the Cali-country flare notably worthwhile. Tailgating, boots and short shorts are nothing new for this honky tonk celebration. The 3-day event attracts thousands of country music lovers every year and this year southern sensations such as Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley and Jake Owen are set to share their chords with the California crowd.

(Photo Credit: gocountry105)

(Photo Credit: gocountry105)

As always a portion of the event go to benefit organizations in need, both locally and nationally. Charities include but are not limited Coachella Valley Community Trust and California CareForce Grab your boots, your cooler and your best buds and get California country, y’all!

WHEN: Friday, April 24-Sunday April 26, 2015

 

 

 

WHERE:

Empire Polo Club
81-800 Avenue 51
Indio, CA 92201
Ph. 760-342-6200

TICKETS: Please click here for tickets.

Burning Man

Burning Man is not only  a non-profit organization but also an experience everyone should have at least once in their life. This one-of-a-kind festival mashes camping, music, entertainment, love and freedom all in the confines of the designated grounds. Come with an open mind, a happy heart and a lot of food and water! Campers set up shop for the week-long festival at the end of summer while serenely meandering the forum (some dressed, some not so much) allowing for the festival to take on a personality all its own. Hippie, free love, and respect. You are transported to a new time, a better time where watches need not exist.

(Photo Credit: Fest300

(Photo Credit: Fest300

If you are in the giving mood, join the group! Burners Without Borders extends the principles of Burning Man globally by promoting volunteerism where it is needed most.

WHEN: Saturday, August 30- Monday, September 7, 2015

WHERE:

Black Rock City
Northern Nevada
Ph. 415-863-5263

TICKETS: Please click here to purchase tickets.

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