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3 California rock events not to miss: Tacheva, BottleRock and Kaaboo

3 California rock events not to miss: Tacheva, BottleRock and Kaaboo
Tickets are on sale now for the three-day BottleRock Napa Valley festival in May featuring top bands, wine and food. (BottleRock Napa Valley)

Tickets to the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival sold out within an hour the day they went on sale in January. Here are three musical gatherings, including a Coachella-lite event in Palm Springs, worth considering if you crave a great outdoor rock experience.

Tachevah: A Palm Springs Block Party on April 15 is a free party, now in its third year, that's timed between the double-weekend Coachella festival that's April 10-12 and April 17-19.

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Indie bands have been battling at pre-show competitions for weeks to win a spot on the outdoor stage from 5 to 11 p.m. The event will be in front of the Spa Resort Casino at 401 E. Amado Road.

Info: Tachevah

BottleRock Napa Valley, May 29-31, is in its third year, and with that comes something new for 2015. Musicians Robert Plant, Snoop Dogg, Los Lobos, Imagine Dragons and a ton of other talent will share the fest with a stage solely dedicated to food events such as chef demonstrations and wine tastings. Expect sommeliers to pour and pair local wines all weekend long.

Tickets are on sale now; $109 for single-day general admission and $275 for three days.

Kaaboo, Sept. 18-20 in Del Mar describes itself as an "arts and entertainment mix-perience." It's three days of music from No Doubt, Sheryl Crow, Michael Franti & Spearhead and about 100 other acts as well as comedians including Jeff Garlin and Lewis Black.

You can sample wines, get a henna tattoo or have your hair blown out -- it's that kind of three-day fun at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds. Passes for general admission all three days start at $259.

Info: Kaboo

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