Music Festivals in California

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Consider a contract assignment in California, a state that has something for everyone -- including a higher pay rate.

Music Festivals in California

Karen DiDonato • June 14, 2019

Have you considered taking a travel assignment in California?


Sure, it’s one of the most expensive states in the country in which to live, but think of it this way: the pay is also higher. And the more experience you have, the higher your pay rate and per diems could be. Plus, as a traveler, you don’t have to worry about paying housing (thank goodness because the mean home value in California is $509,400 and rent is about $900 above the national median).


The Golden State has something for everyone. From miles of free beaches to the highest peaks for hiking, climbing, and skiing. From Napa Valley vineyards to nearly 850 craft breweries. The climate alone makes California the perfect fit for outdoorsy types: high mountains, redwood forests, foggy temperate areas and desert climates.


The music scene is also outstanding. After all, San Francisco set the stage for the psychedelic 1960’s and they have some of the best music schools and conservatories in the country.


Perhaps you’d like to consider one of several music festivals when choosing your California contract assignment.

Times have changed and the basic urinalysis is getting even easier.

Here are several music festivals happening this summer in California:


Once Upon a Time in the LBC
Queen Mary Events Park, Long Beach, CA

The two festival days are sold out this year, so grab your tickets early for 2020.

This year’s headliners include: Snoop Dogg, YG, The Game, DMX, Bone Thugs N-Harmony, Warren G, Keith Sweat, Too Short, Blueface, and many more.


Northern Nights
Cook’s Valley Campground, Piercy, CA

This almost sold out, three-day festival is more than just music. It’s camping, food, art, fashion, and yoga.

Headliners include: Zhu, Big Wild, Desert Hearts, Berner, Fuego, Alix Perz, CharlesTheFirst, Con Brio, Crooked Colours, Noodles, Odie, PLS&TY, Sacha Robotti, Shades, The Funk Hunters, Xiuhtezcatl, and more.


HARD Summer
The Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA

This national two-day festival features alternative and electronic acts and emerging talents.

Expect to see Kid Cudi, Kill the Noise, Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin, A-Trak, Anna Lunoe, DJ Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal), Whethan, Kayzo, Ghastly, Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, Loco Dice, Excision B2B Nghtmre, Alison Wonderland, and many more.


Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

This is a three-day eclectic mashup of music, comedy, art, food, and wine.

The line up includes Paul Simon, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots, The Lumineers, Flume, blink-182, Kygo, Anderson.Paak & the Free Nationals, Leon Bridges, Kacey Musgraves, Lil Wayne, Counting Crows, and more.


Real Street Festival
Honda Center Grounds, Anaheim, CA

Attend this two-day immersive hip-hop event presented by a local radio station to watch and listen to acts such as Future, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Cardi B, A$AP Rocky, Migos, Big Sean, Miguel, Rae Sremmurd, and many more.


Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds, Del Mar (San Diego), CA

This event includes music, comedy, art, and gourmet cuisine.

The impressive line up includes Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band, Black Eyed Peas, OneRepublic, Sheryl Crow, Snoop Dog, REO Speedwagon, The Bangles, Mumford & Sons, Duran Duran, Bryan Adams, Wu-Tang Clan, The Revivalists, among others.

Like the Beach Boys said, California is calling.


Our needs change frequently, but at this moment we have jobs in California for clinical laboratory scientists, histotechnicians, histotechnologists, and pathologists’ assistants. While we’re at it, we also have many permanent opportunities for bench techs up to directors.


Check out our California jobs here (maybe while letting the Beach Boys lull you into a California dream state).

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Author: Karen DiDonatoKaren, our content marketing strategist, has worked with HCI since 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in communications. In her free time she enjoys baking, gardening, running, and all things Peloton-related.