To be honest, we're kind of interested to see what this Anchorage Folk Festival in Alaska is all about. See you in the wilderness, bitches!

The above photo is a map. A pretty map. But a map nonetheless. And what this beautiful map shows us is the most popular music festivals in each state. 

Created by — a marketing and something or other blog about stuff — the image was created as a way to pitch ideas to businesses about branding themselves at certain festivals. Events like these typically bring massive crowds with money burning holes in their pockets because that head full of booze is telling them cash is worthless, but that $9 beer is not. Spend, spend, spend! The company is on a mission …

While some of the festival names on the list (especially Colorado's) may seem odd to people who know better, keep in mind the way PromotionsNow figures the top spots has only a little to do with overall attendance. "In Louisiana, for example," the site says, "The New Orleans Jazz Fest boasts an average attendance of more than 460,000 jazz lovers, but it’s the Voodoo Experience, with less than 100,000 attendants, that is far more widely recognized and buzzed about."

So it takes into account social media interactions, local/national media articles, attendance and just general buzz from the surrounding areas, among other things. Obviously, monster names like Bonnaroo, Coachella and EDC are pretty much no-brainers. We're skeptical, however, that SXSW didn't make the cut for Texas — as it's a two-week festival that also focuses on an innovative technology industry, something likely to boost the bejesus out of some social media numbers. 

Whatever, not our list, take it how you must — and maybe use it to plan out next year's road trip. To be honest, we're kind of interested to see what this Anchorage Folk Festival in Alaska is all about. See you in the wilderness, bitches!

List of Most Popular Music Festivals by State:

Alabama  – Hangout Fest
Alaska  –  Anchorage Folk Festival
Arizona – Summer Ends Festival
Arkansas – Wakarusa
California  – Coachella
Connecticut – Gathering of the Vibes
Delaware – Firefly
Florida – Ultra Music Festival
Georgia – Shaky Knees
Hawaii – The MayJah RayJah Music Festival
Idaho – Festival at Sandpoint
Illinois – Lolapalooza
Indiana – Three Rivers Festival
Iowa  – Hinterland
Kansas – Roots Festival
Kentucky – Forecastle
Louisiana – Voodoo Experience
Maine – Saltwater Celtic Music Festival
Maryland – Fells Point Fun Festival
Massachusetts –  Lowell Folk Fest
Michigan – Electric Forest
Minnesota – Bayfront Blues Festival
Mississippi  – Mississippi Delta Blues Festival
Missouri – Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival
Montana – Montana Folk Festival
Nebraska – Maha Music Festival
Nevada – Electric Daisy
New Hampshire – Great Waters Music Festival
New Jersey – Summer Jam
New Mexico – Taos Solar
New York – The Governor’s Ball
North Carolina – Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion
North Dakota – Medora Musical
Ohio – Midpoint Music Festival
Oklahoma – Backwoods
Oregon – What The Fest
Pennsylvania – Made in America
Rhode Island  – Newport Folk Fest
South Carolina – Carolina Country Music Fest
South Dakota – Sturgis
Tennessee – Bonnaroo
Texas – Austin City Limits
Utah – Sundance
Vermont – Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
Virginia – Lockn’ Music
Washington – Sasquatch
West Virginia – Mountain Music Fest
Wisconsin – Summerfest
Wyoming – Grand Teton Music Festival

– cover photo: Moderate Indulgence