The word “hinterland,” synonymous with “backwoods,” conjures up dreamy images of escape down a winding dirt road through the quiet countryside, in search of a spot buzzing with wide open magic. Held just outside Des Moines, Hinterland Music Festival may just be that spot. This Iowa festival’s third year again brings roots, rock and rural beauty seamlessly together, in the bucolic expanse of the Great Plains.
Lineup: alt-J, Ryan Adams, Gary Clark Jr., The Head and the Heart, Dwight Yoakam, Shakey Graves, Foxygen, Nikki Lane, JD McPherson, The Cactus Blossoms, Max Jury, Annalibera and more
Distance from Denver: 684 miles