What to Drink: In between trips to Beer Lands and Cocktail Magic, head to the Bubble Tea Party area and knock back a boba tea while sitting under a giant mushroom. Seriously.
Real Street (August 10–11)
Billed as an “immersive hip-hop lifestyle event,” the inaugural Real Street brings together the biggest names in the game: Cardi B, A$AP Rocky, Future, Migos, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Miguel, Rae Sremmured, and many more.
Claim to Fame: The fest takes place outside the Honda Center. The arena itself will become “Big Boy’s Neighborhood,” named for local radio personality Kurt “Big Boy” Alexander. Pop inside the building to check out the West Coast Customs car show, freshen up at the nail salon and barbershop, and use real bathrooms—a luxury you won’t find at many other fests.
Must-See Set: Real Street is one of four summer American festival dates for Meek Mill, a man on a mission since being released from prison last April. Don’t miss this chance to catch some “Uptown Vibes” in person.
Coolest Emerging Act: The Internet went bonkers for Blueface last year, and the 22-year-old Los Angeles native is still going strong. He’s got a Benjamin Franklin tatt on his face, a distinctive offbeat flow, and a bunch of songs (“Thotiana,” “Bleed It,” “Respect My Cryppin’”) with eight- or even nine-digit streaming numbers.
What to Drink: On the chorus of headliner A$AP Rocky’s 2015 track “Everyday,” fellow Real Street performer Miguel sings, “So everyday I spend my time / Drinking wine, feeling fine.” Whether or not they perform the song, why not sip a little red or white as the sun goes down?