Welcome to festival season: The time of year when local venues fill with touring artists, and music fans flock to each show in droves. First up? Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival in Indio, California. Southern California drivers, read our guide, then cue up a fresh playlist and road trip to the desert for these next two weekends. You'll soak up some major sun — and 50% Guaranteed Prime Time.
Lock in Prime Time
You're guaranteed 50% Prime Time during all three days of both weekends: April 15-17 and April 22-24 from midnight to 3 AM.
In a second zone, a little farther from the festival, you'll pocket 25% Prime Time during the same days from noon to 3 PM.
Crank Up the Tunes
Spotify even created an official playlist for the occasion. Delight your passengers by playing songs from the very artists they just watched live.
Read Up on Road Closures
This is one of the biggest festivals in the nation. To accommodate this many attendees, local officials will enforce road closures during both weekends. The following streets will be closed to traffic:
Avenue 49 between Hjorth Street and Monroe Street
Avenue 50 between Madison Street and Jackson Street
Hjorth Street between Avenue 49 and Avenue 50
Madison Street between Avenue 49 and Avenue 52
Instead, use these main roadways. They'll be open, and will provide easy access to the festival grounds at the Empire Polo Club.
Jefferson Street, southbound from I-10 to Avenue 52
Washington Street, southbound from I-10 to Avenue 52
Monroe Street from I-10 to Avenue 52
Highway 111 at Jefferson Street
Highway 111 at Monroe Avenue
I-10 at the eastbound Monroe Street exit
- I-10 at the eastbound Jefferson Street exit
Can't get enough of the festival fever? After these next two weekends of Coachella, lovers of country music will be in town for two more weekends of Stagecoach. April's the month to drive in Indio.