Mark Ortega

  • Life Is Beautiful 2018 Recap

    Life Is Beautiful 2018 Recap

    The desert heat was in full effect this weekend in downtown Las Vegas for the sixth-annual Life is Beautiful Festival, September 21st-23rd. Temperatures soared to 100 degrees all three days, and even when the sun came down hovered around 85 degrees. Scorching performances from Arcade Fire, The Weeknd, and...
  • KAABOO Del Mar 2018 Recap

    KAABOO Del Mar 2018 Recap

    When I attended the very first KAABOO Del Mar festival in 2015, I had no inkling that the festival would grow into the yearly sold-out fest it’s become in 2018....
  • Outside Lands

    Outside Lands 2018 Recap

    San Francisco music festival staple Outside Lands returned to an unseasonably warm Golden Gate Park for the eleventh straight year last weekend....
  • BottleRock Napa 2018 Recap

    BottleRock Napa 2018 Recap

    As other festival brands have taken a step back in the last couple years, there’s one that’s been thriving – northern California’s BottleRock Napa....
  • Blurry Vision 2018 Recap

    Blurry Vision 2018 Recap

    This past weekend, May 12th & 13th, hip-hop and R&B came to Oakland in a big way as the inaugural Blurry Vision Festival took place at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park....
  • In Bloom 2017 Recap - photo by Katrina Barber

    In Bloom 2017 Recap

    “Weather changes moods, spring is here again,” Kurt Cobain sang in Nirvana’s hit “In Bloom”....
  • Desert Daze 2017 Recap

    Desert Daze 2017 Recap

    This weekend marked the sixth edition of the Joshua Tree-based Desert Daze Festival....
  • Life Is Beautiful 2017 Recap - photo by Michael Montoya

    Life Is Beautiful 2017 Recap

    Life is Beautiful just celebrated their fifth year in downtown Las Vegas this past weekend....
  • Kaaboo Festival 2017 Recap

    Kaaboo Festival 2017 Recap

    This past weekend marked the third edition of KAABOO Del Mar...
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