04/11/2014 11:07 am ET Updated Jun 11, 2014

Best Music Fests of Summer 2014

The holy grail of American music festivals, Coachella, kicks off today and officially sets "festival season" in full swing. This year, expect an epic dining roster (with participation from LA faves Sugarfish and Night + Market, plus a seated dinner by Outstanding in the Field, known for their alfresco pop ups) and an even more expertly curated lineup of musical acts. From lyrical wunderkind Chance the Rapper and indie trifecta Haim to Grammy-award winner Lorde and trap mastermind RL Grime, the Indio-based event is also the first festival to showcase the recently reunited duo Outkast, cult favorites headlining just about every major music event this summer.

Here, is counting down the season's 10 best -- from bluegrass set against Colorado's San Juan mountains to a heavy-hitting alt roster on an idyllic Canadian island, there's plenty worth tuning into this summer. Better yet, all tickets are still on sale, so get 'em while they're hot.

Best Music Fests of Summer 2014