Editor’s Note: The Bay Area is home to a handful of large-scale music festivals, including BottleRock Napa Valley, Outside Lands and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. To help our readers navigate through and/or catch up on the region’s best music events, I helped develop the San Francisco Chronicle’s topic page where all our preview, live festival coverage and wrap-up stories live. Many of these stories are repurposed for our print publications, while some stories are online-only posts produced to maximize audience engagement on The Chronicle and SFGATE social media branded sites.

Guide to Bay Area Music Festivals 2016