Best Fest For Guys Who Remember Buying Wilco Albums On CD
Where & When: North Adams, MA; June 23-25
Who's performing: Wilco, Television, Kurt Vile, plenty of comedians
Why you should go: Dad rock lovers have united since 2010 on the grounds of MASS MoCA for a Wilco-fronted (and curated!) fest that features plenty of other great bands (Nels Cline Four, Robert Glasper Experiment, Jeff Parker Trio). Some fests lazily tack a few comedians onto the bill, but Solid Sound features seriously funny people like Nick Offerman and John Hodgman on a side-stage. Plus, for our money, Western Massachusetts is one of the prettiest places in the U.S. If you’re looking for a festival where flip-cup isn’t considered a sport, Wilco will love you, baby.