The annual Elevation Outdoors Festival Guide is landing on doorsteps statewide this week, and we couldn’t be more excited about this big-daddy of all Elevation Outdoors issues. The annual May Festival Guide is your summer planner, giving you our picks the best of music, sports and cultural festivals in Colorado and beyond.
And while we hope you’ll be able to pick up your free copy at a specialty outdoor retailer or other distribution partner near you, here’s a little digital sneak peak around the project we’ve been putting together for you these last few months.
Inside, you’ll find a call to action from our editor-in-chief Doug Schnitzspahn to help free Tibet — not just in light of the recent tragedy on Everest, but in the name of human rights everywhere.
There’s a play-by-play run down of everything from the cool vibe of Blues and Brews in Telluride to yoga poses and EMD at Sonic Bloom to the rush of the GoPro Mountain Games. Plus, we offer up the best in new festival gear including Ticla’s inflatable sun shade, Juil’s tingly sandals, Sierra Designs’ Backcountry Bed and more. We also run down some names you may not know yet—the best new bands to catch at the season’s festivals. And Boulder yogi Matt Kapinus, who will be teaching at Arise, gives you a list of do’s and don’ts for your first yoga festival. If that’s not enough, we list some funky festivals, too. Headless Chicken days anyone?
Now get clicking! But be careful…this may be our hottest issue to date!
Letter from the Editor: Free Tibet
Straight Talk: Conrad Anker on climate change.
The Trail: A historical tour of the Hardscrabble Ultra.