2023 Festival Guide

Somehow, it's yet another year, and thankfully, festivals are happening across North America....
2021 Festival Guide

2023 Festival Guide

Somehow, it’s yet another year, and thankfully, festivals are happening across North America. See last year’s Festival Guide

Updated continuously throughout the year with new acts, dates, festivals & coverage


January & February

Girls Just Wanna Weekend

What: Girls Just Wanna Weekend
Where: Riviera Maya, Mexico
When: January 9-13
Who: Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Sara Bareilles, Lucius, Yola, , Allison Russell, Joy Oladokun, Ruby Amanfu, Natalie Hemby, and more
Why: Alt-country star Brandi Carlile throws her own weekend party in Mexico for the girls who just wanna.
Web: girlsjustwannaweekend.com


Island Exodus

What: Island Exodus
Where: Runaway Bay, Jamaica
When: January 15-19
Who: Gov’t Mule, Warren Haynes, Jason Bonham, and more
Why: Gov’t Mule leads an Americana Exodus to the Island of Jamaica.
Web: www.islandexodus.com


RokIsland

What: RokIsland
Where: Key West, FL
When: January 17-21
Who: Tesla, Styx, Vince Neil, Loverboy, Enuff Z’nuff, Queens¨ryche, Stryper, Quiet Riot, Steven Adler, Jetboy, and more
Why: Start your year by Rokking in Key West.
Web: www.rokislandfest.com


Crash My Playa

What: Crash My Playa
Where: Riviera Cancun, Mexico
When: January 19-22
Who: Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie, Cole Swindell, Ashley McBryde, Chase Rice, and more
Why: Luke Bryan Crashes My Playa down Mexico way.
Web: crashmyplaya.com


Wintersong

What: Wintersong
Where: Stouffville, ON, Canada
When: January 20-21
Who: Stars, Dan Mangan, Men Without Hats, OMBIIGIZI, and more
Why: Enjoy a Wintersong in the Great White North.
Web: wintersong.ca


Shiprocked

What: Shiprocked
Where: Port Canaveral, TX to Amber Cove, Dominican Republic
When: January 22-28
Who: Falling In Reverse, Parkway Drive, Bad Omens, grandson, Memphis May Fire, Motionless In White, Nonpoint, Nothing More, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, and more
Why: Rock hard. Vacation harder.
Web: www.shiprocked.com


Rock Boat

What: Rock Boat
Where: Miami, FL to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic to Nassau, Bahamas
When: January 23-28
Who: NEEDTOBREATHE, Neon Trees, American Authors, Lit, Welshly Arms, The Beaches, and more
Why: Do Rock the Boat.
Web: www.therockboat.com


On the Blue Cruise

What: On the Blue Cruise
Where: Miami, FL to Belize to Costa Maya, Mexico
When: January 28 – February 2
Who: Justin Hayward, The Zombies, Alan Parson, Starship, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Skatalites, and more
Why: A Cruise On the Blue.
Web: onthebluecruise.com


Ecstatic

What: Ecstatic
Where: New York, NY
When: February 3 – June 1
Who: Joe Rainey, Moor Mother, Curtis Stewart, William Tyler & Yasmin Williams, Circuit des Yeux & Erika Dohi, and more
Why: The burgeoning indie-classical genre gets Ecstatic with the latest series of events at Merkin Concert Hall.
Web: www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/series/ecstatic-music


GroundUP

What: GroundUP
Where: Miami Beach, FL
When: February 3-5
Who: Snarky Puppy, Madison Cunningham, Nai Palm, Jeff Tweedy, Silvana Estrada, and more
Why: Hit Miami Beach from the Ground UP.
Web:
www.groundupmusicfestival.com


Tuscon Gem & Jam

What: Tuscon Gem & Jam
Where: Tuscon, AZ
When: February 3-5
Who: The String Cheese Incident, The Floozies, Emancipator, The Motet, and more
Why: Spin some beats & groove some james while you look at some gems.
Web: gemandjamfestival.com


Mardi Gras at Universal

What: Mardi Gras at Universal
Where: Orlando, FL
When: February 4 – March 5
Who: Patti LaBelle, Goo Goo Dolls, Maren Morris, Willow, 3 Doors Down, Sean Paul, Lauren Daigle, and more
Why: Celebrate Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida.
Web: www.universalorlando.com/mardigras


Cayamo

What: Cayamo
Where: Miami, FL to St. Maarten to Tortola
When: February 9-11
Who: Jeff Tweedy, Andrew Bird, Tramples by Turtles, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Patty Griffin, Neko Case, Shovels & Rope, Joshua Radin, Wilder Woods, Joseph, Allison Russell, Amy Helm, Devon Gilfillian, Courtney Marie Andrews, Katie Pruitt, Adia Victoria, S.G. Goodman, Jake Blount, and more
Why: A journey through song (and water).
Web: www.cayamo.com


Super Bowl Music Fest

What: Super Bowl Music Fest
Where: Phoenix, AZ
When: February 9-11
Who: Paramore, Dave Matthews Band, Imagine Dragons, Kane Brown, and more
Why: Celebrate the Super Bowl in Arizona with these big-name acts.
Web: www.superbowlmusicfest.com


Cali Vibes

What: Cali Vibes
Where: Long Beach, CA
When: February 17-19
Who: Snoop Dogg, Jack Johnson, Rebelution, Dirty Heads, Slightly Stoopid, Damian Marley, 311, Tash Sultana, Cypress Hill, SOJA, Stephen Marley, Method & Red, Steel Pulse, Ben Harper, Protoje, Collie Buddz, Pepper, Matisyahu, Ozomatli, Hirie, and more
Why: The Vibes are so Cali.
Web: www.calivibesfest.com


Sail Across the Sun

What: Sail Across the Sun
Where: Miami, FL to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
When: February 17-21
Who: Train, Fitz & The Tantrums, G. Love & Special Sauce, Travie McCoy, Yacht Rock Revue, Lisa Loeb, Delta Rae, The Dan Band, and more
Why: Take a Train to Sail Across the Sun.
Web: www.sailacrossthesun.com


Noise Pop

What: Noise Pop
Where: San Francisco, CA
When: February 20-26
Who: Yo La Tengo, Boy Harsher, Duster, Bob Mould, STRFKR, FIDLAR, Tourist, White Reaper, Junglepussy, Spellling, Quasi, Film School, Flasher, Indigo Sparke, Squirrel Flower, and more
Why: Venues across San Francisco have a nice line-up of acts from the hottest in today’s indie-rock to ultra-vets & in between.
Web: noisepopfest.com


Outlaw Country Cruise

What: Outlaw Country Cruise
Where: Miami, FL to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas to Cozumel, Mexico
When: February 21-27
Who: The Mavericks, John Anderson, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Old 97’s, Kathleen Edwards, Waco Brothers, and more
Why: Outlaw Country heads to the high seas.
Web: www.outlawcountrycruise.com


Palm Tree – Aspen

What: Palm Tree – Aspen
Where: Aspen, CO
When: February 24-25
Who: Jack White, Kygo, Gryffin, King Princess, and more
Why: Palm Tree – in Aspen?
Web: www.palmtreemusicfestival.com/festival/ptc-aspen


Wasteland

What: Wasteland
Where: San Bernadino
When: February 24-25
Who: Adaro, Adrenalize, Dionysus, Death Code, and more
Why: Celebrating ten years of Basscon Records.
Web: wasteland.bassconmassive.com


Innings - Tempe

What: Innings – Tempe
Where: Tempe, AZ
When: February 25-26
Who: Green Day, Eddie Vedder, Weezer, Marcus Mumford, The Black Crowes, The Revivalists, The Offspring, Mt. Joy, The Pretty Reckless, The Head and The Heart, Drew McMahon In the Wilderness, Umphrey’s McGee, The Glorious Sons, Heartless Bastards, Paris Jackson, and more
Why: Spring Training in Arizona gets its own musical (and there’s also one in Florida – see below).
Web: www.inningsfestival.com/arizona


Skyline

What: Skyline
Where: Los Angeles, CA
When: February 25-26
Who: Diplo, Dom Dolla, Meduza, Shiba San, Charlotte de Witte, Peggy Gou, Skream, and more
Why: DJs play to the Skyline.
Web: skylinefest.com


Houston Livestock

What: Houston Livestock
Where: Houston, TX
When: February 28 – March 19
Who: Brooks & Dunn, Bun B, Walker Hayes, Zac Brown Band, Jason Aldean, New Kids On the Block, Jon Pardi, Ashley McBryde, The Chainsmokers, Machine Gun Kelly, Kenny Chesney, Chris Stapleton, Cody Johnston, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, and more
Why: Have some music with your steers.
Web: www.rodeohouston.com/home.aspx

 


March

Ecstatic

What: Ecstatic
Where: New York, NY
When: February 3 – June 1
Who: Joe Rainey, Moor Mother, Curtis Stewart, William Tyler & Yasmin Williams, Circuit des Yeux & Erika Dohi, and more
Why: The burgeoning indie-classical genre gets Ecstatic with the latest series of events at Merkin Concert Hall.
Web: www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/series/ecstatic-music


Mardi Gras at Universal

What: Mardi Gras at Universal
Where: Orlando, FL
When: February 4 – March 5
Who: Patti LaBelle, Goo Goo Dolls, Maren Morris, Willow, 3 Doors Down, Sean Paul, Lauren Daigle, and more
Why: Celebrate Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida.
Web: www.universalorlando.com/mardigras


Houston Livestock

What: Houston Livestock
Where: Houston, TX
When: February 28 – March 19
Who: Brooks & Dunn, Bun B, Walker Hayes, Zac Brown Band, Jason Aldean, New Kids On the Block, Jon Pardi, Ashley McBryde, The Chainsmokers, Machine Gun Kelly, Kenny Chesney, Chris Stapleton, Cody Johnston, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, and more
Why: Have some music with your steers.
Web: www.rodeohouston.com/home.aspx


Okeechobee

What: Okeechobee
Where: Okeechobee, FL
When: March 2-5
Who: Baby Keem, GRiZ, ODESZA, Excision, Tunstile, Earth Wind & Fire, Lil Yachty, Peekaboo, Dirty Heads, Local Natives, Goose, Hippo Campus, Big Boi, JPEGMafia, Princess Nokia, Channel Tres, Emotional Oranges, Justin Martin, Chris Lorenzo, Tkay Maidza, and more
Why: A new, popular, and diverse festival down in warm Florida.
Web: okeechobeefest.com


Beach Boys Good Vibrations Cruise

What: Beach Boys Good Vibrations Cruise
Where: Miami, FL to Harvest Caye, Belize to Costa Maya, Mexico
When: March 3-8
Who: The Beach Boys, The Isley Brothers, The Temptations, The Righteous Brothers, Mark McGrath, Katrina, Maggie Rose, Kris Allen, and more
Why: This cruise better stop by Kokomo…
Web: www.thebeachboyscruise.com


M3F

What: M3F
Where: Phoenix, AZ
When: March 3-4
Who: Maggie Rogers, Jamie xx, Polo & Pan, Quinn XCII, Toro y Moi, Ashe, Coin, Chelsea Cutler, Hayden James, Neil Frances, Del Water Gap, Neal Francis, Chiiild, Pachyman, and more
Why: Phoenix gets an early festival – all for charity (with double the Neal Franc).
Web: www.m3ffest.com


Rolling Loud California

What: Rolling Loud California
Where:
Inglewood, CA
When: March 3-5
Who: Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, Future, Lil Wayne, Lil Uzi Vert, LIl Baby, Kodak Black, Tyga, Don Toliver, Tory Lanez, Polo G, 2 Chainz, Trippie Redd, Dababy, Kevin Gates, Moneybagg Yo, Lil Tecca, Lil Yachty, Saweetie, Soulja Boy, Aminé, Chief Keef, and many more
Why: Hollywood Park is Rolling Loud with this stacked hip-hop line-up.
Web: www.rollingloud.com


Winter Wondergrass Colorado

What: Winter Wondergrass Colorado
Where: Steamboat Springs, CO
When: March 3-5
Who: Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, Paul Cauthen, Kitchen Dwellers, The Lil Smokies, The Lone Bellow, Neal Francis, and more
Why: Embrace the Wonderful bluegrass sounds in Colorado.
Web: winterwondergrass.com/steamboat


CRSSD – Spring

What: CRSSD – Spring
Where: San Diego, CA
When: March 4-5
Who: ODESZA, Polo & Pan, Bedouin, Kevinsky, and more
Why: Spinning up a strong electronic festival at San Diego’s Waterfront Park. Read much more in our 2017 recap here
Web: crssdfest.com


New Colossus

What: New Colossus
Where: New York, NY
When: March 8-12
Who: A Place To Bury Strangers, Adwaith, Bodega, Boy Wonder, Dead Tooth, Eternal Summers, French Cassettes, Knitting, Mary Shelley, Teenage Halloween, and more
Why: For all the up-and-comers looking to be found who are in NYC the weekend before SXSW (see below). See more in our 2020 photo gallery here
Web: www.newcolossusfestival.com


SXM

What: SXM
Where: St. Martin
When: March 8-12
Who: Amémé, Astra Club, Camelphat, Doc Martin, Dubfire, and more
Why: Electronic music in the Caribbean.
Web: www.sxmfestival.com


311 Cruise

What: 311 Cruise
Where: Miami, FL to Harvest Caye, Belize to Roatan, Honduras
When: March 8-13
Who: 311, Arrested Development, G. Love & Special Sauce, Less Than Jake, and more
Why: More than just playing a track from your record collection.
Web: www.311cruise.com


Jazz In the Gardens

What: Jazz In the Gardens
Where: Miami Gardens, FL
When: March 11-12
Who: Jill Scott, Charlie Wilson, Ari Lennox, Sean Paul, Jodeci, Keyshia Cole, El DeBarge, and more
Why: The largest black city in Florida goes big with its latest Jazz In the Gardens. See much more in our photo gallery here
Web: www.jazzinthegardens.com


Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea

What: Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea
Where: Miami, FL to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
When: March 13-18
Who: Joe Bonamassa, Little Feat, Dion, Bobby Rush, Robert Randolph Band, Jimmy Viivno, Maggie Rose, and more
Why: Keeping the Blues Alive – at Sea.
Web: www.bluesaliveatsea.com


SXSW

What: South-by-Southwest
Where: Austin, TX
When: March 13-18
Who: More than you count
Why: Still the bar by which all other of the multiplying music industry expos are judged by – and still the best, finally returning. Read & see much more in our recap here
Web: sxsw.com


Reggae Rise Up – Florida

What: Reggae Rise Up – Florida
Where: St. Petersburg, FL
When: March 16-19
Who: Rebelution, Wiz Khalifa, Dirty Heads, Damian Marley, 311, Sublime with Rome, and more
Why: Reggae Rises Up in Florida.
Web: reggaeriseup.com/florida


Innings - Tampa

What: Innings – Tampa
Where: Tampa, FL
When: March 18-19
Who: Imagine Dragons, Dave Matthews Band, Weezer, The Avett Brothers, Pitbull, Marcus Mumford, Grouplove, The Revivalists, Japanese Breakfast, Third Eye Blind, Tai Verdes, The Breeders, Joey Valence & Brae, Faye Webster, and more
Why: Spring Training in Florida gets its own musical (and there’s also one in Arizona – see above). See much more in our photo gallery here
Web: www.inningsfestival.com/florida


Treefort

What: Treefort
Where: Boise, ID
When: March 22-26
Who: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Leikeli47, Margo Price, Surf Curse, Cautious Clay, Ani DiFranco, Dinosaur Jr, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Rayland Baxter, Whitney, Kae Tempest, Blu DeTiger, Built To Spill, Pinback, Illuminati Hotties, Protomartyr, Destroy Boys, Brijean, Tanukichan, Nnamdï, Blondshell, Delicate Steve, Bendigo Fletcher, and more
Why: Go to your own private Idaho for Treefort.
Web: treefortmusicfest.com


Estereo Picnic

What: Estereo Picnic
Where:
Bogota, Columbia
When: March 23-26
Who: Blink-182, The Chemical Brothers, Drake, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Rosaliá, Wu-Tang Clan, Tame Impala, The 1975, Armin Van Buuren, Blondie, Morat, Jamie xx, Tove Lo, Moderat, Cut Copy, Melania Martinez, Kali Uchis, Conan Gray, Aurora, Gorgon City, Wallows, Cigarettes After Sex, Willow, Dominic Fike, Polo & Pan, Willow, SOFI TUKKER, 100 gecs, L’Impératrice, Devendra Banhart, Modest Mouse, Nora en Pure, Lotus, and more
Why: A killer line-up down in Columbia.
Web:
www.festivalestereopicnic.com


Savannah Music

What: Savannah Music
Where:
Savannah, GA
When: March 23 – April 8
Who: Patty Griffin, Pink Martini, S.G. Goodman, The Infamous Stringdusters, Buddy Guy, Tedeschi Trucks Band, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Terence Blanchard, Los Lobos, Galactic, Sam Bush, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Sierra Hull, Cory Wong, and more
Why: Head down to the Trustees’ Garden in Savannah.
Web:
www.savannahmusicfestival.org


Beyond Wonderland

What: Beyond Wonderland
Where:
San Bernadino, CA
When: March 24-25
Who: AC Slater, Andrew Bayer, Audien, Borgore, CID, Diesel, Dillon Francis, Elephante, Ellen Allien, Excision, Felix da Housecat, Flosstradamus, Kaskade, Loud Luxury, NGHTMRE, San Holo, Tiësto, Troyboi, Wax Motif, and more
Why: Go Beyond Wonderland in SoCal.
Web:
socal.beyondwonderland.com


Ultra

What: Ultra
Where: Miami, FL
When: March 24-26
Who: Adam Beyer, Afrojack, Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Camelphat, Carl Cox, Charlotte de Witte, Claude Von Stroke, David Guetta, Dubfire, Eric Prydz, Gareth Emery, Big Gigantic, NGHTMRE, Grimes, Gryffin, Hardwell, Jauz, Liquid Stranger, M.I.A., marshmello, Martin Garrix, Oliver Heldens, Tchami, Rezz, Subtronics, Tiësto, Zedd, A Hundred Drums, Canabliss, and many more
Why: Downtown Miami throws down the beats with America’s best electro-dance festival.  See more in our 2012 photo gallery here
Web: www.ultramusicfestival.com


Punk in the Park - Ventura

What: Punk in the Park – Ventura
Where: Ventura, CA
When: March 25
Who: Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, The Bouncing Souls, Strung Out, FEAR, The Bronx, and more
Why: Bring some punk to Orange County.
Web: www.punkinthepark.com


Big Ears

What: Big Ears
Where: Knoxville, TN
When: March 30 – April 2
Who: The Bad Plus, Devendra Banhart, Andrew Bird, Calexico, Grouper, Lonnie Holley, Ibeyi, Iron & Wine, Vijay Iyer, Los Lobos, Lucuis, The Mountain Goats, My Brightest Diamond, Oneohtrix Point Never, Beth Orton, Sun Ra Arkestra, Tank & The Bangas, Kae Tempest, and more
Why: Knoxville’s super-classy high art music festival returns. Read & see more in our 2015 recap here
Web: www.bigearsfestival.com


Dark Force

What: Dark Force
Where: Parsippany, NJ
When: March 31 – April 2
Who: HEALTH, Combichrist, Suicide Commando, Actors, and more
Why: Goth-industrial in the most industrial goth state in the union.
Web: darkforcefest.com


Hogs For a Cause

What: Hogs For a Cause
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: March 31 – April 1
Who: St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Devon Allman Project, Jojo Hermann, Bartees Strange, Shinyribs, The Sheepdogs, Jackie Venson, and more
Why: Some hogs (and music) for a cause.
Web: hogsfest.org


Rendezvous

What: Rendezvous
Where: Jackson Hole, WI
When: March 31 – April 1
Who: The Revivalists, Ryan Bingham with The Texas Gentlemen, ZZ Ward, Elle King, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Futurebirds, and more
Why: Free concerts Rendezvous in Jackson Hole.
Web: www.jacksonhole.com/rendezvous


Springing the Blues

What: Springing the Blues
Where: Jacksonville Beach, FL
When: March 31 – April 2
Who: Albert Cummings, Victor Wainwright, Selwyn Birchwood, James Armstrong, and more
Why: Springing the Blues in Jacksonville.
Web: www.springingtheblues.com


Winter Wondergrass Tahoe

What: Winter Wondergrass Tahoe
Where: Tahoe, CA
When: March 31 – April 2
Who: Trampled by Turtles, Greensky Bluegrass, Marcus King, The Lone Bellow, Molly Tuttle, The Main Squeeze, Neal Francis, and more
Why: Enjoy a Wonder(grass)ful Winter in Tahoe.
Web: winterwondergrass.com/tahoe

 


April

Ecstatic

What: Ecstatic
Where: New York, NY
When: February 3 – June 1
Who: Joe Rainey, Moor Mother, Curtis Stewart, William Tyler & Yasmin Williams, Circuit des Yeux & Erika Dohi, and more
Why: The burgeoning indie-classical genre gets Ecstatic with the latest series of events at Merkin Concert Hall.
Web: www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/series/ecstatic-music


Savannah Music

What: Savannah Music
Where:
Savannah, GA
When: March 23 – April 8
Who: Patty Griffin, Pink Martini, S.G. Goodman, The Infamous Stringdusters, Buddy Guy, Tedeschi Trucks Band, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Terence Blanchard, Los Lobos, Galactic, Sam Bush, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Sierra Hull, Cory Wong, and more
Why: Head down to the Trustees’ Garden in Savannah.
Web:
www.savannahmusicfestival.org


Big Ears

What: Big Ears
Where: Knoxville, TN
When: March 30 – April 2
Who: The Bad Plus, Devendra Banhart, Andrew Bird, Calexico, Grouper, Lonnie Holley, Ibeyi, Iron & Wine, Vijay Iyer, Los Lobos, Lucuis, The Mountain Goats, My Brightest Diamond, Oneohtrix Point Never, Beth Orton, Sun Ra Arkestra, Tank & The Bangas, Kae Tempest, and more
Why: Knoxville’s super-classy high art music festival returns. Read & see more in our 2015 recap here
Web: www.bigearsfestival.com


Hogs For a Cause

What: Hogs For a Cause
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: March 31 – April 1
Who: St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Devon Allman Project, Jojo Hermann, Bartees Strange, Shinyribs, The Sheepdogs, Jackie Venson, and more
Why: Some hogs (and music) for a cause.
Web: hogsfest.org


Rendezvous

What: Rendezvous
Where: Jackson Hole, WI
When: March 31 – April 1
Who: The Revivalists, Ryan Bingham with The Texas Gentlemen, ZZ Ward, Elle King, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Futurebirds, and more
Why: Free concerts Rendezvous in Jackson Hole.
Web: www.jacksonhole.com/rendezvous


Springing the Blues

What: Springing the Blues
Where: Jacksonville Beach, FL
When: March 31 – April 2
Who: Albert Cummings, Victor Wainwright, Selwyn Birchwood, James Armstrong, and more
Why: Springing the Blues in Jacksonville.
Web: www.springingtheblues.com


Winter Wondergrass Tahoe

What: Winter Wondergrass Tahoe
Where: Tahoe, CA
When: March 31 – April 2
Who: Trampled by Turtles, Greensky Bluegrass, Marcus King, The Lone Bellow, Molly Tuttle, The Main Squeeze, Neal Francis, and more
Why: Enjoy a Wonder(grass)ful Winter in Tahoe.
Web: winterwondergrass.com/tahoe


Dreamville

What: Dreamville
Where: Raleigh, NC
When: April 1-2
Who: Usher, J. Cole, Drake, Burna Boy, J.I.D, Lil Durk, Ari Lennox, Sean Paul, Waka Flocka Flame, Earthgang, Jessie Reyez, and more
Why: Dream(ing) in Raleigh(ville).
Web: www.dreamvillefest.com


Tecate Pa’l Norte

What: Tecate Pa’l Norte
Where: Monterrey, Mexico
When: April 1-2
Who: Billie Eilish, Blink-182, The Killers, The 1975, 5 Seconds of Summer, Café Taçvba, Franz Ferdinand, Sebastián Yatra, Dayglow, Girl Talk, Honey Dijon, Moderat, Modest Mouse, Pierce the Veil, Steve Aoki, Tokimonsta, Wallows, Willow, and more
Why: Rock Fundidora Park in Monterrey, Mexico (and have beer…).
Web: www.palnorte.com.mx


Mission Creek

What: Mission Creek
Where: Iowa City, IA
When: April 6-8
Who: Cat Power, Michelle Zauner, Kevin Morby, Sudan Archives, Courtnie Marie Andres, and more
Why: Iowa City kicks if off early with some interesting names.
Web: missioncreekfestival.com


French Quarter

What: French Quarter
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: April 13-16
Who: Irma Thomas, Ani DiFranco, Samantha Fish, Soul Rebels ft. Big Freedia, Rebirth Brass Band, Tank & The Bangas, Jon Cleary, and more
Why: Nobody does music or festivals like the French Quarter. Read & see more in our 2016 recap here
Web: frenchquarterfest.org


Launch

What: Launch
Where: Lancaster, PA
When: April 13-16
Who: Killswitch Engage, Clutch, Emo Night, Tiny Moving Parts, Amigo the Devil, and more
Why: Music conference & festival in Lancaster, PA.
Web: www.launchmusicconference.com


Coachella

What: Coachella
Where: Indio, CA
When: April 14-16 & 21-23
Who: Bad Bunny, BLACKPINK, Frank Ocean, Björk, Rosalía, Gorillaz, Burna Boy, Eric Prydz, Kali Uchis, Porter Robinson, Holo, The Chemical Brothers, Kaytranada, boygenius, Chris Lake, A Boogie, $uicideboy$, Blondie, Becky G, The Kid Laroi, Dominic Fike, Underworld, Charli XCX, Metro Boomin, Pusha T, SOFI TUKKER, Willow, Jai Wolf, Remi Wolf, Wet Leg, SG Lewis, Chromeo, 2manydjs, Christine & The Queens, Yung Lean, Yves Tumor, MUNA, Mura Masa, Rae Sremmurd, Weyes Blood, Marc Rebillet, YUNGBLUD, Ashnikko, Hiatus Kaiyote, Alex G, Adam Beyer, Elderbrook, TV Girl, BENEE, Kenny Beats, Noname, Flo Milli, Snail Mail, Magdalena Bay, Vintage Culture, Rebelution, Sudan Archives, Knocked Loose, EARTHGANG, Nora En Pure, The Breeders, Camelphat, Sasha Alex Sloan, The Linda Lindas, Destroy Boys, Calvin Harris, and many, many more
Why: The biggest & best festival has grown so big as to have a second weekend. See much more in our 2012 photo gallery here
Web: www.coachella.com


Decibel Metal & Beer

What: Decibel Metal & Beer
Where: Philadelphia, PA
When: April 14-15
Who: Suicidal Tendencies, The Black Dahlia Murder, Eyehategod, and more
Why: Turn it up to eleven for this metal fest at The Fillmore Philadelphia.
Web: www.decibelmagazine.com/events/metalandbeerfest


Tortuga

What: Tortuga
Where: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
When: April 14-16
Who: Eric Church, Shania Twain, Kenny Chesney, Wiz Khalifa, Cole Swindell, Carly Pearce, Jake Owen, Brett Young, The Wallflowers, Lukas Nelson, and more
Why: For spring break, go country & more in Ft. Lauderdale. Read & see much more in our 2013 recap here
Web: www.tortugamusicfestival.com


High Water

What: High Water
Where: North Charleston, SC
When: April 15-16
Who: Beck, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Wilco, Bleachers, Father John Misty, Shovels & Rope, Big Boi, Orville Peck, Angel Olsen, Guster, Lucius, Sierra Ferrell, Wilder Woods, Bully, Ezra Furman, S.G. Goodman, Tré Burt, and more
Why: Wash ashore the high waters of Charleston.
Web: www.highwaterfest.com


Two Step Inn

What: Two Step Inn
Where: Georgetown, TX
When: April 15-16
Who: Zach Bryan, Tyler Childers, Wynonna Judd, Midland, Travis Tritt, Mavis Staples, Tanya Tucker, T-Pain, Diplo, Paul Cauthen, Uncle Kracker, Charles Wesley Godwin, Madeline Edwards, and more
Why: Do the Texas Two Step (Inn).
Web: www.twostepinn.com


Winter Wondergrass Baja

What: Winter Wondergrass Baja
Where: Baja California, Mexico
When: April 18-20
Who: Pickin’ On The Dead, Lindsay Lou, Daniel Rodriguez, and more
Why: Enjoy a Wonder(grass)ful Winter in Baja California.
Web: winterwondergrass.com/baja-california-sur/


Moon Crush

What: Moon Crush
Where: Miramar Beach, FL
When: April 20-23
Who: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, The Black Crowes, The Avett Brothers, JJ Grey & Mofro, Elle King, Trampled by Turtles, Marcus King, Fitz & The Tantrums, Wilder Woods, and more
Why: Livestream platform Topeka launches a safely connected music festival that we all need right now.
Web: www.mooncrush.live


Old Settler's

What: Old Settler’s
Where: Tilmon, TX
When: April 20-23
Who: Yola, The Wood Brothers, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Elephant Revival, Shovels & Rope, Shinyribs, Sunny War, Buffalo Nichols and more
Why: As American as the Old Settler’s.
Web: oldsettlersmusicfest.org


We Bridge

What: We Bridge
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: April 21-22
Who: Monsta X, ENHYPHEN, and more
Why: Festival & expo at Mandalay Bay.
Web: webridgeexpo.com


Ubbi Dubbi

What: Ubbi Dubbi
Where: Ennis, TX
When: April 22-23
Who: Adventure Club, Dr Fresch, Kaskade, Liquid Stranger, San Holo, Slander, Slushii, Wax Motif, Zomboy, and more
Why: Camp out and get down.
Web: ubbidubbifestival.com


Ravinia

What: Ravinia
Where: Highland Park, IL
When: April 22 – September 10
Who: Jason Mraz, Charlie Puth, Chicago, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Counting Crows, Ne-Yo, John Fogerty, Rebirth Brass Band, Boz Scaggs, Blues Traveler, John Legend, Jethro Tull, Buddy Guy, Train, Brandi Carlile, Carrie Underwood, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Pat Metheny Side-Eye, Shakti, Kenny Loggins, Béla Fleck, Yacht Rock Revue, Keb’ Mo’, and more
Why: Ravinia Park welcomes great outdoor shows all summer long.
Web:
www.ravinia.org


Live In the Vineyard

What: Live In the Vineyard
Where: Napa, CA
When: April 25-27
Who: Jake Owen, Wade Bowen, Brandy Clark, Aaron Watson, and more
Why: Country comes to the Napa Valley.
Web: www.liveinthevineyardgoescountry.com


HootieFest

What: HootieFest
Where: Riviera Cancun, Mexico
When: April 26-29
Who: Hootie & The Blowfish, Goo Goo Dolls, Barenaked Ladies, Collective Soul, Gin Blossoms, Everclear, Lit, and more
Why: Party down Mexico way with Hootie & The Blowfish & The ’90s.
Web: www.hootiefest.com


MerleFest

What: MerleFest
Where: Wilkesboro, NC
When: April 27-30
Who: Brothers of a Feather, The Avett Brothers, Maren Morris, Nickel Creek, Little Feat, Marcus King, Tanya Tucker, Black Opry Revue, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Lori McKenna, Della Mae, Donna the Buffalo, John Paul White, and more
Why: Wilkes Community College welcomes MerleFest. See more in our photo gallery here
Web: merlefest.org


Norman

What: Norman
Where: Norman, OK
When: April 27-29
Who: Wine Lips, Wet Muscles, The Flycatchers, Swim Fan, Stepmom, Samantha Crain, illuminati hotties, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Acid Mother’s Temple, Acid Dad, and more
Why: Norman Oklahoma’s own free festival & QRO favorite stays sweet. Read & see more in our 2010 recap here
Web: normanmusicfestival.com


Austin Psych Fest

What: Austin Psych Fest
Where: Austin, TX
When: April 28-30
Who: Tor y Moi, Cuco, Yves Tumor, Black Rebel Motorcyle Club, The Black Angels, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Crumb, The Raveonettes, Mdou Moctar, Los Bitchos, Touré, Acid Mothers Temple, Nigh Beats, and more
Why: Austin Psych Fest returns to Far Out Lounge, thanks to The Black Angels (QRO spotlight on). Read & see more in our big recap here
Web: levitation-austin.com


Double Decker

What: Double Decker
Where: Oxford, MS
When: April 28-29
Who: Marcus King, Ashley McBryde, Blackberry Smoke, Chapel Hart, Lissie, Southern Avenue, and more
Why: Take the Double Decker to Oxford – Mississippi.
Web: www.doubledeckerfestival.com


New Orleans Jazz & Heritage

What: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: April 28 – May 7
Who: Dead & Company, Ed Sheeran, Lizzo, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Santana, Jon Batiste, Jill Scott, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Kane Brown, H.E.R., Steve Miller band, Tedeschi Trucks band, Gary Clark Jr., Leon Bridges, Ludacris, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave., Wu-Tang Clan + The Soul Rebels, Kenny Loggins, The Revivalists, Jazmine Sullivan, Herbie Hancock, Tom Jones, Big Freedia, Buddy Guy, Irma Thomas, Melissa Etheridge, Galactic, Mavis Staples, Taj Mahal, Marcus King, Cory Wong, Los Lobos, Keb’ Mo’, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Anders Osborne, Samantha Fish, Cyrill Neville, Tank & The Bangas, Angelique Kidjo, Dumpstaphunk, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Robert Randolph, Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins, Molly Tuttle, Allison Russell, Charlie Musselwhite, Martha Redbone, Durand Jones, Larkin Poe, and many, many more
Why: The Big Easy’s big festival gets some big names.
Web: www.nojazzfest.com


Stagecoach

What: Stagecoach
Where: Indio, CA
When: April 28-30
Who: Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, Chris Stapleton, Brooks & Dunn, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Riley Green, Gabby Barrett, Parker McCollum, Tyler Childers, Bryan Adams, ZZ Top, Elle King, Nelly, Diplo, Morgan Wade, Melissa Etheridge, and more
Why: California’s premiere country music festival.
Web: stagecoachfestival.com


Gasparilla

What: Gasparilla
Where: Tampa, FL
When: April 29-30
Who: Run the Jewels, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Local Natives, Chromeo, Cannons, Rising Appalachia, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, and more
Why: Southern Florida gets a nice early fest (that’s never canceled). Read & see more in QRO’s 2022 recap here
Web: gasparillamusic.com


Is For Lovers

What: Is For Lovers – Hawaii
Where: Honolulu, HI
When: April 29
Who: Bayside, Mayday Parade, State Champs, Hawthorne Heights, and more
Why: Hawthorne Heights throws a bunch of festivals For Lovers, starting in Hawaii.
Web: www.isforloversfestival.com/hawaii


Monsters of Rock Cruise

What: Monsters of Rock Cruise
Where: Miami, FL to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
When: April 29 – May 4
Who: Tesla, Great White, Mac Sabbath, Queens¨ryche, and more
Why: Aging Rock Monsters take a Cruise.
Web: monstersofrockcruise.com

 


May

Ecstatic

What: Ecstatic
Where: New York, NY
When: February 3 – June 1
Who: Joe Rainey, Moor Mother, Curtis Stewart, William Tyler & Yasmin Williams, Circuit des Yeux & Erika Dohi, and more
Why: The burgeoning indie-classical genre gets Ecstatic with the latest series of events at Merkin Concert Hall.
Web: www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/series/ecstatic-music


Ravinia

What: Ravinia
Where: Highland Park, IL
When: April 22 – September 10
Who: Jason Mraz, Charlie Puth, Chicago, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Counting Crows, Ne-Yo, John Fogerty, Rebirth Brass Band, Boz Scaggs, Blues Traveler, John Legend, Jethro Tull, Buddy Guy, Train, Brandi Carlile, Carrie Underwood, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Pat Metheny Side-Eye, Shakti, Kenny Loggins, Béla Fleck, Yacht Rock Revue, Keb’ Mo’, and more
Why: Ravinia Park welcomes great outdoor shows all summer long.
Web:
www.ravinia.org


New Orleans Jazz & Heritage

What: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: April 28 – May 7
Who: Dead & Company, Ed Sheeran, Lizzo, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Santana, Jon Batiste, Jill Scott, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Kane Brown, H.E.R., Steve Miller band, Tedeschi Trucks band, Gary Clark Jr., Leon Bridges, Ludacris, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave., Wu-Tang Clan + The Soul Rebels, Kenny Loggins, The Revivalists, Jazmine Sullivan, Herbie Hancock, Tom Jones, Big Freedia, Buddy Guy, Irma Thomas, Melissa Etheridge, Galactic, Mavis Staples, Taj Mahal, Marcus King, Cory Wong, Los Lobos, Keb’ Mo’, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Anders Osborne, Samantha Fish, Cyrill Neville, Tank & The Bangas, Angelique Kidjo, Dumpstaphunk, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Robert Randolph, Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins, Molly Tuttle, Allison Russell, Charlie Musselwhite, Martha Redbone, Durand Jones, Larkin Poe, and many, many more
Why: The Big Easy’s big festival gets some big names.
Web: www.nojazzfest.com


Monsters of Rock Cruise

What: Monsters of Rock Cruise
Where: Miami, FL to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
When: April 29 – May 4
Who: Tesla, Great White, Mac Sabbath, Queens¨ryche, and more
Why: Aging Rock Monsters take a Cruise.
Web: monstersofrockcruise.com


Daze Between New Orleans

What: Daze Between New Orleans
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: May 2-3
Who: Goose, Tank & The Bangas, David Shaw, Lawrence, Neal Francis, Melt, and more
Why: Faubourg Brewery welcomes a Daze or two.
Web: dazebetweennola.com


BaHOOTenzie

What: BaHOOTenzie
Where:
Joshua Tree, CA
When: May 5-6
Who: Steve Poltz, Keller Williams, Glen Phillips, Tim Bluhm, and more
Why: Steve Poltz & more go to school & more.
Web:
joshuatreemusicfestival.com/bahootenzie


BeachLife

What: BeachLife
Where:
Redondo Beach, CA
When: May 5-7
Who: The Black Keys, Gwen Stefani, The Black Crowes, John Fogerty, Sublime with Rome, Pixies, Modest Mouse, Tegan & Sara, Band of Horses, CAAMP, The Head and The Heart, Iration, Kurt Vile & The Violators, LP, The Airborne Toxic Event, Dispatch, Noah Cyrus, Mavis Staples, Sugar Ray, Travie McCoy, Trampled by Turtles, The Wailers, SHAED, The Beaches, Donavon Frankenreiter, and more
Why: Enjoy the Redondo BeachLife.
Web:
www.beachlifefestival.com


Beale Street

What: Beale Street
Where:
Memphis, TN
When:
May 5-7
Who: The Lumineers, Greta Van Fleet, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jazimine Sullivan, The Roots, AJR, 311, Gary Clark Jr., Ziggy Marley, Young the Giant, Halestorm, Live, The Struts, Gov’t Mule, Andry Grammer, Yola, Toadies, Lucinda Williams, Living Colour, White Reaper, Shovels & Rope, Low Cut Connie, Marcy Playground, Los Lobos, Keb’ Mo’, North Mississippi Allstars, Cedric Burnside, and more
Why: Beale Street is alive with music.
Web:
www.memphisinmay.org/beale-street-music-festival


Belltown Bloom

What: Belltown Bloom
Where:
Seattle, WA
When:
May 5-6
Who: L7, Pussy Riot, Mannequin Pussy, Thunderpussy, Zella Day, Skating Polly, and more
Why: Seattle’s Crocodile Blooms.
Web:
www.belltownbloom.com


BirdFest

What: BirdFest
Where:
Pinewood, SC
When:
May 5-6
Who: Steve Canyon Rangers, Town Mountain, and more
Why: Bluegrass & wildlife.
Web:
birdfestmusic.com


Desert Hearts

What: Desert Hearts
Where:
Lake Perris, CA
When:
May 5-8
Who: Claude VonStroke, DJ Seinfeld, Justin Martin, Skream, Soul Clap, Tiga, and more
Why: House. Techno. Love.
Web:
festival.deserthearts.us


Long Play

What: Long Play
Where:
Brooklyn, NY
When: May 5-7
Who: Adam O’Farrill, Alarm Will Sound, Alvin Singleton, Bang On a Can All-Stars, Caroline Shaw, Greg Davis, Gyan Riley, Liturgy, Mount Eerie, Tyondai Braxon, and more
Why: Bang On a Can throws classy concerts around Brooklyn.
Web:
bangonacan.org/long-play-2023


Shaky Knees

What: Shaky Knees
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: May 5-7
Who: The Killers, Muse, The Lumineers, Hozier, Tenacious D, Greta Van Fleet, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Mars Volta, The Flaming Lips, Father John Misty, The Gaslight Anthem, Cypress Hill, Manchester Orchestra, Phantogram, Future Islands, Live, The Front Bottoms, Grouplove, Placebo, The Walkmen, Digable Planets, Suki Waterhouse, The Black Angels, FIDLAR, Futurebirds, Be Your Own Pet, Peaches, Soccer Mommy, POND, Wunderhorse, Babe Rainbow, Iluminati Hotties, Joey Valence & Brae, Heartless Bastards, Sunflower Bean, The Aquadolls, OFF!, Taipei Houston, Daisy the Great, Tanukichan, Gringo Star, and more
Why: Limbs quake for another amazing year. Read & see much more in our big recap here
Web: shakykneesfestival.com


Sing Us Home

What: Sing Us Home
Where: Philadelphia, PA
When: May 5-6
Who: Drive-By Truckers, Dave Hause & The Mermaid, Kathleen Edwards, Craig Finn, Lydia Loveless, Tim Hause, and more
Why: Dave Hause throws his own festival on Venice Island.
Web: singushomefestival.com


SunFest

What: SunFest
Where: West Palm Beach, FL
When: May 5-7
Who: The Killers, Jack Johnson, The Chainsmokers, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, 311, All Time Low, Dropkick Murphys, Flo Rida, Ziggy Marley, ALO, Charlotte Sands, The Hip Abduction, and more
Why: The sun always shines on Palm Beach with this festival. Read & see much more in our 2010 recap here
Web: www.sunfest.com


Utopia

What: Utopia
Where: Burnet, TX
When: May 5-7
Who: TAUK, Vincent Antone, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Paper Idol, The Black and White Years, The Deer, Superfonics, and more
Why: Head to Utopia for its final year. Read & see much more in our recap here
Web: www.utopiafest.com


Across the Pond

What: Across the Pond
Where:
Brooklyn, NY
When: May 6
Who: Tiwa Savage, Nao, Ayra Starr, and more
Why: Femme It Forward at Coney Island Amphitheater.
Web: www.femmeitforward.com


Holo Holo

What: Holo Holo
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When:
May 6-7
Who: Anuhea, Collie Buddz, Sammy Johnson, Steel Pulse, and more
Why: The good vibes come to Las Vegas.
Web:
www.holoholofestival.com


Tamarindo

What: Tamarindo
Where: Washington, D.C.
When:
May 6
Who: Sech, Tokischa, Chimbala, Sango, and more
Why: Afro-Latin & Caribbean diaspora come out in Washington.
Web:
www.tamarindofest.co


Ogden Twilight

What: Ogden Twilight
Where: Ogden, UT
When: May 6 – September 25
Who: M83, Kaskade, Beck, Bon Iver, The Flaming Lips, Phantogram, Noah Cyrus, Röyksopp, Sylvan Esso, Cigarettes After Sex, and more
Why: Changing your notions about Utah and Twilight.
Web: www.ogdentwilight.com


Lovers & Friends

What: Lovers & Friends
Where:
Las Vegas, NV
When: May 6
Who: Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, Pitbull, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Miguel, Summer Walker, Jhené Aiko, partynextdoor, Bryson Tiller, 50 Cent, Chris Brown, Nelly, Boyz II Men, The Diplomats, Ginuwine, Busta Rhymes, Flo Rida, Bow Wow, LIl Kim, Eve, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Soulja Boy, and more
Why: Goldenvoice & Snoop Dogg put on this new double-up festival.
Web: loversandfriendsfest.com


M3 Rock

What: M3 Rock
Where: Columbia, MD
When:
May 6-7
Who: Styx, Kix, Winger, Warrant, Great White, Slaughter, Steven Adler, Quiet Riot, Lita Ford, and more
Why: Rock out at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Web:
m3rockfest.com


Echoland

What: Echoland
Where: Live Oak, FL
When:
May 11-13
Who: Tyler Childers, Vulfpeck, Phil Lesh, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Tenacious D, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Noah Kahan, The Flaming Lips, Gov’t Mule, Marcus King, 100 gecs, Yola, Dayglow, Surfaces, Soja, Cory Wong, Grace Potter, BADBADNOTGOOD, Briston Maroney, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Yonder Mountain String Band, Dark Star Orchestra, Ghostland Observatory, Digable Planets, LP Giobbi, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Neal Francis, Rayland Baxter, Celisse, Dumpstaphunk, North Mississippi Allstars, and more
Why: A new festival comes to the Spirit of Suwannee Park.
Web:
www.echolandfestival.com


Kilby Block Party

What: Kilby Block Party
Where: Salt Lake City, UT
When: May 12-14
Who: The Strokes, Pavement, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Pixies, Run the Jewels, Dominic Fike, Japanese Breakfast, The Backseat Lovers, Hippo Campus, The Walkmen, Caroline Polachek, Goth Babe, Remi Wolf, Parquet Courts, Alex G, OSEES, Faye Webster, Weyes Blood, Lucius, Gus Dapperton, Ritt Momney, Ethel Cain, Frankie Cosmos, Indigo de Souza, Alice Phoebe Lou, Deerhoof, Mannequin Pussy, Spill Tab, Wallice, and more
Why: Even Salt Lake City gets in on the festival Party.
Web: www.kilbyblockparty.com


Mothership Weekend

What: Mothership Weekend
Where: Miramar Beach, FL
When: May 12-14
Who: Brandi Carlile, Hozier, Bonnie Raitt, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats, Mavis Stples, The Milk Carton Kids, Katie Pruit, and more
Why: Brandi Carlile welcomes you to the Mothership.
Web: mothership.topeka.live


UNTZ

What: UNTZ
Where: Mariposa, CA
When: May 12-14
Who: Imanu, Yheti, Blaap, and more
Why: Party right near Yosemite.
Web: www.theuntzfestival.com


iHeart Country

What: iHeart Country
Where: Austin, TX
When:
May 13
Who: Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, Sam Hunt, Elle King, Park McCollum, and more
Why: iHeartRadio hearts Country.
Web:
www.iheart.com/iheartcountry-festival


Just Like Heaven

What: Just Like Heaven
Where: Pasadena, CA
When: May 13
Who: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MGMT, Future Islands, Empire of the Sun, M83, Hot Chip, Caribou, The Walkmen, The Bravery, Fever Ray, Peaches, Azealia Banks, Ladytron, STRFKR, Metronomy, The Faint, The Hives, Cults, and more
Why: Now this is the nostalgia fest for the young Gen X/geriatric millenial set. See much more in our 2022 photo gallery here
Web: justlikeheavenfest.com


Mayday

What: Mayday
Where:
Yaphank, NY
When: May 13
Who: Blues Traveler, The Wallflowers, Wheatus, John Hampson, and more
Why: Celebrate May (13th) Day.
Web: www.maydaymusicfestival.com


Mill Valley

What: Mill Valley
Where: Mill Valley, CA
When: May 13-14
Who: CAKE, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew, Tank & The Bangas, Durand Jones, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Valerie June, and more
Why: More than mill about in Mill Valley.
Web: www.millvalleymusicfest.com


Sick New World

What: Sick New World
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: May 13
Who: System of a Down, Korn, Deftones, Incubus, Evanescence, Turnstile, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Death Grips, Mr. Bungle, Placebo, Ministry, Shee Wants Revene, 100 gecs, Skinny Puppy, KMFDM, Killing Joke, Sevendust, P.O.D., Hoobastank, Alien Ant Farm, Body Count, Fever 333, HEALTH, Ho99o9, Filter, Lacuna Coil, Melvins, Failure, Stabbing Westward, The Birthday Massacre, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, and more
Why: It’s a Sick New World with nü-metal & more. Read & see more in our recap here
Web: www.sicknewworldfest.com


Welcome To Rockville

What: Welcome To Rockville
Where: Daytona Beach, FL
When: May 18-21
Who: Tool, Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Pantera, Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Deftones, The Cult, Incubus, Evanescence, Alice Cooper, The Mars Volta, Puscifer, Chevelle, Coheed & Cambria, I Prevail, Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine, Motionless In White, Asking Alexandria, Pennywise, Alter Bridge, Black Veil Brides, Knocked Loose, Sleeping With Sirens, Suicidal Tendencies, Rival Sons, Yelawolf, grandson, Sueco, Filter, Deafheaven, Badflower, Pop Evil, Black Stone Cherry, Memphis May Fire, Anti-Flag, Sepultura, Converge, Senses Fail, The Bronx, New Years Day, Ho99o9, Wargasm, Nothing Nowhere, Mothica, Starcrawler, and more
Why: Do go back to Rockville.
Web: www.welcometorockvillefestival.com


Electric Daisy Carnival

What: Electric Daisy Carnival
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: May 19-21
Who: 12th Planet, A Hundred Drums, Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Alison Wonderland, Andy C, Armin Van Buuren, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Boogie T, Borgore, Chris Lake, Chris Lorenzo, CID, David Guetta, Duke Dumont, Ellen Allien, Excision, Galantis, GRiZ, Hannah Wants, J. Worra, Kaskade, Kaytranada, Lane 8, Loud Luxury, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Matroda, Netsky, Peekaboo, Said the Sky, Ship Wrek, Slander, Subtronics, Sullivan King, Tiësto, Wax Motif, Yellow Claw, Zedd, Zeds Dead, and many more
Why: Electric Daisy Carnival comes to Vegas for three days. See much more in our photo gallery of 2013 EDC NY here
Web: lasvegas.electricdaisycarnival.com


Fresh Grass – Bentonville

What: Fresh Grass – Bentonville
Where: Bentonville, AR
When: May 19-20
Who: CAAMP, Mavis Staples, Sierra Ferrell, The Del McCoury Band, Tank & The Bangas, Cimafunk, The Lil Smokies, and more
Why: Celebrate bluegrass & more in Arkansas – and later Massachussetts (see below).
Web: freshgrass.com/bentonville


Hangout

What: Hangout
Where: Gulf Shores, AL
When: May 19-21
Who: Red Hot Chili Peppers, SZA, Calvin Harris, Paramore, Lil Nas X, Flume, Skrillex, The Kid Laroi, AJR, Alison Wonderland, Ashe, The Backseat Lovers, COIN, Ferg, Gryffin, Kevin Gates, Noah Kahan, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Rezz, Russ, Sabrina Carpenter, Said the Sky, Thundercat, Tove Lo, Yung Gravy, Dr. Fresch, The Maine, Mariah the Scientist, Mayday Parade, A Hundred Drums, Charlotte Sands, Elohim, Jordana, and many more
Why: Hangout on the Shores with a very strong line-up. Read & see much more in our big recap here
Web: www.hangoutmusicfest.com


Lost Highway

What: Lost Highway
Where: Bushkill, PA
When: May 19-21
Who: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Struggle Jennings, The Marshall Tucker Band, and more
Why: Get Lost on a Highway on your motorcycle.
Web: losthighwayshow.com


Pure Imagination

What: Pure Imagination
Where: Prescott, AZ
When: May 20
Who: Ziggy Marley, Lucinda Williams, Los Lobos, Capital Cities, Allison Russell, Nappy Roots, Brandy Clark, and more
Why: Eco-forward in Arizona.
Web: pureimagination.frontgatetickets.com


Corona Capital Guadalajara

What: Corona Capital Guadalajara
Where: Guadalajara, Mexico
When: May 20-21
Who: Interpol, Imagine Dragons, The Chainsmokers, Pixies, Foals, Charlie Puth, B∆stille, Blonde Redhead, Bright Eyes, Bloc Party, Helado Negro, Caroline Rose, IDLES, M83, My Morning Jacket, Regina Spektor, Pussy Riot, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Sugar Ray, Pond, Mother Mother, Royal & The Serpent, Thundercat, Widowspeak, and more
Why: A great festival in a great place south of the border. Read & see more in our 2022 recap of the Mexico City edition here
Web: www.coronacapitalgdl.com


Cruel World

What: Cruel World
Where: Carson, CA
When: May 20
Who: Siouxsie, Iggy Pop, Billy Idol, Love and Rockets, Echo & The Bunnymen, Adam Ant, The Human League, Molchat Doma, Gary Numan, Boy Harsher, Modern English, Gang of Four, Ela Minus, The Soft Moon, and more
Why: Eighties New Wave comes to The Rose Bowl.
Web: www.cruelworldfest.com


Head In the Clouds

What: Head In the Clouds
Where: Queens, NY
When: May 20-21
Who: Itzy, Niki, Rich Brian, beabadoobee, Milli, and more
Why: Asian pop comes to Forest Hill Stadium. Read & see much more in our recap here
Web: ny.hitcfestival.com


Lightning In a Bottle

What: Lightning In a Bottle
Where: Bradley, CA
When: May 24-29
Who: REZZ, Liquid Stranger, SOFI TUKKER, LSDream, ZHU, TOKiMONSTA, Phantogram, The Glitch Mob, 070 Shake, THe Floozies, Caribou, Wreckno, Sampa the Great, Beats Antique, Ozomatli w/ Chali 2na & Cut Chemist, Canabliss, and more
Why: Trance/electronica captures lightning in a bottle on Lake Skinner. See much more in our 2013 photo gallery here
Web: lightninginabottle.org


California Roots

What: California Roots
Where: Monterey, CA
When: May 25-28
Who: Wu-Tang Clan, Dirty Heads, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Sublime with Rome, Shaggy, Iration, Dispatch, Collide Buddz, Cypress Hill, Atmosphere, SOJA, Steel Pulse, Hieroglyphics with Del the Funky Homosapien, Matisyahu, Hirie, Ozomatli, The Interrupters, The Hip Abduction, Thee Sacred Souls, Shwayzee, and more
Why: Get in touch with your Cali Roots. See more in our 2015 photo gallery here
Web: californiarootsfestival.com


Delfest

What: Delfest
Where: Cumberland, MD
When: May 25-28
Who: Del McCoury Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Trampled by Turtles, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Sam Bush, The Infamous Stringdusters, The California Honeydrops, Sierra Ferrell, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Sierra Hull, Keller Williams, and more
Why: Del McCoury rolls out the bluegrass red carpet.
Web: delfest.com


Hot Luck

What: Hot Luck
Where: Austin, TX
When: May 25-28
Who: Robert Ellis, Frankie & The Witch Fingers, Shinyribs, Natalie Price, and more
Why: Food & music in a town that’s known for both. Read & see much more in our 2019 recap here
Web: www.hotluckfest.com


Sonic Temple

What: Sonic Temple
Where: Columbus, OH
When: May 25-28
Who: Foo Fighters, KISS, Avenged Sevenfold, Tool, Godsmack, Queens of the Stone Age, Rob Zombie, Deftones, Sublime with Rome, Falling In Reverse, Chevelle, Beartooth, Bullet For My Valentine, I Prevail, Puscifer, Jawbreaker, The Pretty Reckless, Trivium, Sleeping With Sirens, Pennywise, Bad Omens, Black Veil Brides, AWOLNATION, Nothing More, Rival Sons, Badflower, Suicidal Tendencies, Fever 333, Dorothy, Yelawolf, grandson, White Reaper, Senses Fail, Black Stone Cherry, Anti-Flag, Filter, The Bronx, Mothica, Band-Maid, Bones UK, Ho99o9, Starcrawler, and more
Why: Making MAPFRE Stadium a Sonic Temple.
Web: sonictemplefestival.com


Boston Calling

What: Boston Calling
Where: Boston, MA
When: May 26-28
Who: Foo Fighters, The Lumineers, Paramore, Queens of the Stone Age, Alanis Morissette, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The National, Noah Kahan, Bleachers, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Flaming Lips, Niall Horan, Chelsea Cutler, Mt. Joy, Maren Morris, 070 Shake, FLETCHER, Teddy Swims, Léon, Declan McKenna, The Walkmen, The Linda Lindas, Joy Oladokun, The Beaches, The Aces, Welshly Arms, Wunderhorse, Genesis Owusu, and many more
Why: Boston is seriously Calling – wicked pissah! Read much more in our 2022 recap here
Web: bostoncalling.com


BottleRock

What: BottleRock
Where:
Napa Valley, CA
When: May 26-28
Who: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone, Lizzo, Duran Duran, Lil Nas X, The Smashing Pumpkins, Leon Bridges, Billy Strings, Wu-Tang Clan, The National, CAAMP, Sheryl Crow, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Carly Rae Jepsen, B∆stille, Tove Lo, Phantogram, Japanese Breakfast, Quinn XCII, Yung Gravy, Thievery Corporation, Dayglow, Ashe, Lucius, Teddy Swims, Cautious Clay, Los Lobos, War, Taj Mahal, The Airbourne Toxic Event, The Struts, Warren G, KennyHoopla, Lupe Fiasco, Pete Yorn, Tom Odell, The Wrecks, The Unlikely Candidates, Sudan Archives, Starcrawler, The Stone Foxes, Paris Jackson, Great Northern, and many more
Why: The Napa Valley welcomes another year of a great new festival (to go with its great old wine). Read much more in our 2018 recap here
Web:
bottlerocknapavalley.com


Milwaukee MetalFest

What: Milwaukee MetalFest
Where: Milwaukee, WI
When: May 26-28
Who: Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Obituary, Corrosion of Conformity, and more
Why: As Wayne, Garth, and Alice have long known, Milwaukee is Metal.
Web: www.milwaukeemetalfestival.com


Summer Camp

What: Summer Camp
Where: Chillicothe, IL
When: May 26-28
Who: Umphrey’s McGee, moe., Willie Nelson, Excision, Vulfpeck, Goose, Les Claypool, The Disco Biscuits, Cory Wong, Girl Talk, Lotus, The Flooziers, Manic Focus, Keller Williams Trio, Andy Fransco & The U.N., Sunsquabi, Papadosio, Break Science, Maddy O’Neal, Yonder Mountain String Band, the Wailers, Sierra Hull, Tauk, Big Something, Circles Around the Sun, Aqueous, and more
Why: Summer Camp mixes a little something more into its jam.
Web: summercampfestival.com


Adjacent

What: Adjacent
Where: Atlantic City, NJ
When: May 27-29
Who: Blink-182, Paramore, Bleachers, Turnstile, Japanese Breakfast, Coheed and Cambria, Jimmy Eat World, The Front Bottoms, IDLES, Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness, Beach Bunny, Pup, Knocked Loose, Midtown, Jeff Rosenstock, Thursday, Motion City Soundtrack, The Happy Fits, Phantom Planet, Mannequin Pussy, Wheatus, The Linda Lindas, Roayl & The Serpent, Meet Me @ The Altar, OFF!, and more
Why: Spend Memorial Day Weekend Adjacent to the beach.
Web: adjacentfestival.com


Afro Nation

What: Afro Nation
Where: Miami, FL
When: May 27-28
Who: Burna Boy, Wizkid, Rema, Asake, Fireboy DML, and more
Why: The world’s biggest afrobeats festival.
Web: usa.afronation.com


The Big Easy Cruise

What: The Big Easy Cruise
Where: Ft. Lauderdale, FL to New Orleans, LA to Cozumel, Mesico
When: May 27-28
Who: Little Feat, Tab Benoit, Samantha Fish, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Leo Nocentelli, Anders Osborne, Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Galactic, and more
Why: Celebrate the Big Easy on the Caribbean.
Web: bigeasycruise.com


Movement Electronic

What: Movement
Where: Detroit, MI
When: May 27-29
Who: Caribou, Skrillex, Three 6 Mafia, Zeds Dead, Carl Craig, Charlotte de Witte, John Summit, Ela Minus, Green Velvet, Underworld, Audion, Basement Jaxx, Bonobo, Charlotte de Witte, Ela Minus, Fisher, Green Velvet, Kaskade, Kevin Saunderson, Maceo Plex, Seth Troxler, Shigeto, Soul Clap, and more
Why: Electronic music returns to the city where techno (and much more in music) was born. Read much more in our 2018 recap here
Web: www.movement.us


Sunset

What: Sunset
Where: Tampa, FL
When: May 27-28
Who: AC Slater, Adventure Club, Audien, Dr. Fresch, Wax Motif, Zomboy, and more
Why: Dance into the Sunset. Read & see more in our 2021 recap here
Web: smftampa.com


Suenos

What: Sueños
Where: Chicago, IL
When: May 27-28
Who: Wisin y Yandel, Grupo Firme, Nicky Jam, Feid, Arcangel, Becky G, and more
Why: Chicago welcomes a massive Latin Reggaeton festival.
Web: www.suenosmusicfestival.com


Blue Note Jazz NYC

What: Blue Note Jazz NYC
Where: New York, NY
When: May 31 – July 2
Who: Grace Jones, NxWORRIES, Robert Glasper, BJ the Chicago Kid, Pat Metheny, Buddy Guy, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Sergio Mendes, Talib Kweli, Soulive, Lettuce, Meshell Ndegeocello, The Motet, Tauk, and more
Why: Legendary jazz club Blue Note heads out this summer. See more in our photo galleries here
Web: bluenotejazzfestival.com

 


June

Ecstatic

What: Ecstatic
Where: New York, NY
When: February 3 – June 1
Who: Joe Rainey, Moor Mother, Curtis Stewart, William Tyler & Yasmin Williams, Circuit des Yeux & Erika Dohi, and more
Why: The burgeoning indie-classical genre gets Ecstatic with the latest series of events at Merkin Concert Hall.
Web: www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/series/ecstatic-music


Ravinia

What: Ravinia
Where: Highland Park, IL
When: April 22 – September 10
Who: Jason Mraz, Charlie Puth, Chicago, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Counting Crows, Ne-Yo, John Fogerty, Rebirth Brass Band, Boz Scaggs, Blues Traveler, John Legend, Jethro Tull, Buddy Guy, Train, Brandi Carlile, Carrie Underwood, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Pat Metheny Side-Eye, Shakti, Kenny Loggins, Béla Fleck, Yacht Rock Revue, Keb’ Mo’, and more
Why: Ravinia Park welcomes great outdoor shows all summer long.
Web:
www.ravinia.org


Ogden Twilight

What: Ogden Twilight
Where: Ogden, UT
When: May 6 – September 25
Who: M83, Kaskade, Beck, Bon Iver, The Flaming Lips, Phantogram, Noah Cyrus, Röyksopp, Sylvan Esso, Cigarettes After Sex, and more
Why: Changing your notions about Utah and Twilight.
Web: www.ogdentwilight.com


Blue Note Jazz NYC

What: Blue Note Jazz NYC
Where: New York, NY
When: May 31 – July 2
Who: Grace Jones, NxWORRIES, Robert Glasper, BJ the Chicago Kid, Pat Metheny, Buddy Guy, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Sergio Mendes, Talib Kweli, Soulive, Lettuce, Meshell Ndegeocello, The Motet, Tauk, and more
Why: Legendary jazz club Blue Note heads out this summer. See more in our photo galleries here
Web: bluenotejazzfestival.com


Mountain Music

What: Mountain Music
Where: Oak Hill, WV
When: June 1-3
Who: Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, The Infamous Stringdusters, Andy Frasco & The UN, Big Something, Sierra Hull, and more
Why: Head up into the mountains at ACE Adventure Resort. See more in our 2021 photo gallery here here
Web:
mountainmusicfestwv.com


Schellraiser

What: Schellraiser
Where: McGill, NV
When: June 1-3
Who: Dinosaur Jr, Blonde Redhead, Asleep At the Wheel, The Joy Formidable, Blitzen Trapper, Murder By Death, Death Valley Girls, Night Moves, Titus Andronicus, Frankie & The Witch Fingers, The Paranoyds, and more
Why: Some killer indie-rock – in Nevada.
Web:
schellraiser.com


Re:SET - Bay Area

What: Re:SET – Bay Area
Where: Stanford, CA
When: June 2-4
Who: LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, Steve Lacy, James Blake, Clairo, Jamie xx, IDLES, Dijon, Toro y Moi, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: Re:SET’s great new artist-curated concert series comes to the Bay Area. Read & see more in our big recap of the New York stop here
Web:
www.resetconcertseries.com


Re:SET - Los Angeles

What: Re:SET – Los Angeles
Where: Los Angeles, CA
When: June 2-4
Who: LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, Steve Lacy, James Blake, Clairo, Jamie xx, IDLES, Dijon, Toro y Moi, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: Re:SET’s great new artist-curated concert series comes to Los Angeles. Read & see more in our big recap of the New York stop here
Web:
www.resetconcertseries.com


Re:SET - San Diego

What: Re:SET – San Diego
Where: San Diego, CA
When: June 2-4
Who: LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, Steve Lacy, James Blake, Clairo, Jamie xx, IDLES, Dijon, Toro y Moi, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: Re:SET’s great new artist-curated concert series comes to San Diego. Read & see more in our big recap of the New York stop here
Web:
www.resetconcertseries.com


Roots Picnic

What: Roots Picnic
Where: Philadelphia, PA
When: June 2-3
Who: Ms. Lauryn Hill, Dave Chappelle, Usher & The Roots, Lil Uzi Vert, Ari Lennox, Syd, Isley Brothers, Eve Busta Rhymes, DVSN, and more
Why: Tonight Show band (and more) brings their annual picnic, in their hometown.
Web: www.therootspicnic.com


Outloud

What: Outloud
Where: Los Angeles, CA
When: June 3-4
Who: Grace Jones, Carly Rae Jepsen, Orville Peck, Passion Pit, Santigold, Princess Nokia, Yung Bae, La Roux, Blu Detiger, Meet Me @ The Altar, Cub Sport, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Kat Cunning, and more
Why: West Hollywood Pride.
Web: weareoutloud.com


Railbird

What: Railbird
Where: Lexington, KY
When: June 3-4
Who: Zach Bryan, Tyler Childers, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Weezer, Marcus Mumford, The Head and The Heart, Whiskey Wyers, Sheyrl Crow, Goose, Nickel Creek, Charley Crockett, Amos Lee, Jenny Lewis, Lucius, Morgan Wade, Sierra Ferrell, Valerie June, Molly Tuttle, Bully, Neal Francis, and more
Why: Music. Bourbon. Equine.
Web: www.railbirdfest.com


SummerStage

What: SummerStage
Where: New York, NY
When: June 3 – September 30
Who: Vance Joy, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Indigo Girls, Regina Spektor, Mt. Joy, Carl Cox, Cautious Clay, Manchester Orchestra, Jimmy Eat World, Hippo Campus, Sammy Rae, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Tanya Tucker, Andy Shauf, Skip Marley, Nick Hakim, Noname, Dead Prez, Julia Jacklin, Horsegirl, Kool & The Gang, Mdou Moctar, The Comet Is Coming, Grandmaster Flash, Waa Wei, Amy Shark, Garbage, Cavetown, Purple Disco Machine, Gus Dapperton, Metric, Larkin Poe, Tank & The Bangas, Nikki Lane, and more
Why: A mixture of paid benefit shows and free shows receiving those benefits are a staple every summer in the Big Apple at the iconic Central Park See our venue review & photos of Central Park SummerStage here
Web:
www.summerstage.org


lavender wild

What: lavender wild
Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
When: June 4
Who: girl in red, Hayley Kiyoko, Daya, The Aces, G Flip, Wreckno, and more
Why: Celebrating queerness.
Web: www.lavenderwildfest.com


North To Shore

What: North To Shore – Asbury Park
Where: Asbury Park, NJ
When: June 4-11
Who: Colbie Caillat, Gavin DeGraw, Low Cut Connie, Anthony Krizan, and more
Why: A new festival stretching across the Garden State.
Web: northtoshore.com


Hot 97 Summer Jam

What: Hot 97 Summer Jam
Where: New York, NY
When: June 4
Who: Cardi B, Ice Spice, Coi Leray, French Montana, and more
Why: Radio station Hot 87 puts on a hip-hop Summer Jam, now at UBS Arena.
Web: www.hot97.com/summerjam


BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

What: BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!
Where: Brooklyn, NY
When: June 7 – August 24
Who: NxWorries, The Revivalists, Band of Horses, Alex G, Alvvays, The Head and The Heart, Robert Glasper, Bright Light Bright Light, Cimafunk, Divino Niño, Indigo de Souza, Jake Wesley Rogers, John Cale, Kelela, The Wallflowers, Tomberlin, Vundabar, and more
Why: Once again, Prospect Park Bandshell’s BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! delivers. See our venue review & photos of Prospect Park Bandshell here
Web: www.bricartsmedia.org/performing-arts/bric-celebrate-brooklyn


CMA

What: CMA
Where: Nashville, TN
When: June 8-11
Who: Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson, Eric Church, Dan + Shay, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Jon Pardi, Luke Combs, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, and more
Why: The Country Music Association celebrates a half-century.
Web: cmafest.com


Dirtybird Campinn

What: Dirtybird Campinn
Where: Orlando, CL
When: June 8-11
Who: Audiojack, Barclay Crenshaw, Chris Lorenzo, Claude Vonstroke, Eats Everything, Green Velvet, Harry Romero, J.Worra, Justin Jay, Justin Martin, Nick Olivetti, Shiba San, Soul Clap, and more
Why: DJs come innside to Wyndham Orlando Resort.
Web: www.dirtybirdcampout.com/pages/campinn


Governors Ball

What: Governors Ball
Where: New York, NY
When: June 9-11
Who: Lizzo, ODESZA, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Nas X, Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, HAIM, Aespa, Giveon, Metro Boomin, Sofi Tukker, Rina Sawayama, Diplo, Remi Wolf, Lauv, Pusha T, girl in red, Oliver Tree, Kim Petras, Joey Badass, Finneas, Central Cee, Kenny Beats, 070 Shake, Koffee, Pinkpantheress, black midi, Snail Mail, Tai Verdes, Alexander 23, Sabrina Claudio, Léon, Suki Waterhouse, Michelle, Maxo Kream, KennyHoopla, Maude LaTour, Ice Spice, and many more
Why: Governors Ball has become one of the country’s biggest music festivals – and it’s in New York City! Read much more in our 2022 recap here
Web: governorsballmusicfestival.com


Re:SET - Atlanta

What: Re:SET – Atlanta
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: June 9-11
Who: LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, Steve Lacy, James Blake, Clairo, Jamie xx, IDLES, Dijon, Toro y Moi, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: Re:SET’s great new artist-curated concert series comes to Atlanta. Read & see more in our big recap of the New York stop here
Web:
www.resetconcertseries.com


Re:SET - Dallas

What: Re:SET – Dallas
Where: Dallas, CA
When: June 9-11
Who: LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, Steve Lacy, James Blake, Clairo, Jamie xx, IDLES, Dijon, Toro y Moi, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: Re:SET’s great new artist-curated concert series comes to Dallas.Read & see more in our big recap of the New York stop here
Web:
www.resetconcertseries.com


Re:SET - New Orleans

What: Re:SET – New Orleans
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: June 9-11
Who: LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, Steve Lacy, James Blake, Clairo, Jamie xx, IDLES, Dijon, Toro y Moi, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: Re:SET’s great new artist-curated concert series comes to New Orleans. Read & see more in our big recap of the New York stop here
Web:
www.resetconcertseries.com


Splash House

What: Splash House
Where: Palm Springs, CA
When: June 9-11, August 11-13, August 18-20
Who: CID, Drama, Flight Facilities, J. Worra, LP Giobbi, Matroda, Skream, Vintage Culture, Wax Motif, Tchami, ODESZA, Chris Lake, Channel Tres, and more
Why: Splash around to DJs at Palm Springs resorts.
Web: splashhouse.com


Wayne

What: Wayne
Where: Wayne, PA
When: June 10
Who: Bonerama, Wheatus, Jessica Lea Mayfield, and more
Why: A neat, free indie fest.
Web:
waynemusicfestival.com


North by Northeast

What: North by Northeast
Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
When: June 13-17
Who: More than you can count, eh
Why: Canada’s North-by-Northeast shifts to a traditional weekend festival arrangement, with acts from both sides of the border & more. See much more in our 2014 photo gallery here
Web: www.nxne.com


North To Shore

What: North To Shore – Atlantic City
Where: Atlantic City, NJ
When: June 14-18
Who: Brian Fallon, Bill Nye, Demi Lovato, Nicole Atkins, The B-52s, The Smithereens, Marshall Crenshaw, and more
Why: A new festival stretching across the Garden State.
Web: northtoshore.com


Barefoot Country

What: Barefoot Country
Where: Wildwood, NJ
When: June 15-18
Who: Blake Shelton, Kid Rock, Darius Rucker, Jon Pardi, Lady A, Jimmie Allen, Cheat Codes, Maddie & Tae, and more
Why: Country music comes to the Garden State.
Web: barefootcountrymusicfest.com


Bonnaroo

What: Bonnaroo
Where: Manchester, TN
When: June 15-18
Who: Foo Fighters, ODESZA, Kendrick Lamar, Zeds Dead, Paramore, LIl Nas X, Baby Keem, Liquid Stranger, Marcus Mumford, Tyler Childers, Vulfpeck, GRiZ, My Morning Jacket, The Revivalists, Alesso, Louis the Child, Portugal. The Man, Noah Kahan, Louis the Child, Subtronics, Alesso, Pixies, Korn, girl in red, Umphrey’s McGee, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Three 6 Mafia, Fleet Foxes, J.I.D, Rebelution, Hippo Campus, Sheryl Crow, AFI, Sylvan Esso, Rina Sawayama, STS9, Jauz, SOFI TUKKER, Charley Crockett, 070 Shake, Morgan Wade, The Band Camino, Peach Pit, Franz Ferdinand, Jenny Lewis, Alex G, Big Freedia, Cimafunk, Alex G, Yung Gravy, Men I Trust, Drew Holcomb, Remi Wolf, MUNA, Diesel, Knocked Loose, Bob Moses, Elderbrook, Matt Maeson, Diarrhea Planet, black midi, Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness, Wax Motif, Makaya McCraven, Colony House, Emo Nite, Ezra Furman, JP Saxe, Madison Cunningham, Devon Gilfillian, The Beths, Sampa the Great, Molly Tuttle, Suki Waterhouse, Thee Sacred Souls, Paris Jackson, and many, many more
Why: The granddaddy of indie-meets-jam & more music festivals celebrates another genre-crossing year.
Web: www.bonnaroo.com


Telluride Bluegrass

What: Telluride Bluegrass
Where: Telluride, CO
When: June 15-18
Who: The String Cheese Incident, Sam Bush Band, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Watchhouse, Gregory Alan Isakov, B´éla Fleck & The Flecktones, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Greensky Bluegrass, Leftover Salmon, Younder Mountain String Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers, Sarah Jarosz, Chris Thile, Sierra Ferrell, and more
Why: The ski resort of Telluride’s bluegrass festival always brings some big names in along with the jam.
Web: www.bluegrass.com/telluride


Country Summer

What: Country Summer
Where: Santa Rosa, CA
When: June 16-18
Who: Eric Church, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brothers Osborne, Lee Brice, The Cadillac Three, Tenille Townes, and more
Why: Have some Country in a warm northern California Summer. See much more in our photo gallery from 2019 here
Web: countrysummer.com


Oblivion Access

What: Oblivion Access
Where: Austin, TX
When: June 16-18
Who: Godflesh, Tim Hecker, Faust, Duster, Lil Ugly Mane, TR/ST, Clipping., Earth, Drab Majesty, Spirit of the Beehive, Bing and Ruth, Pallbearer, and more
Why: Dark music comes to Austin.
Web: oblivionaccessfestival.com


Over Yondr

What: Over Yondr
Where:
Green County, NY
When: June 16-18
Who: Melt, Miss Grit, U.S. Girls, Madison McFerrin, Kate Davis, and more
Why: A phone-free weekend of camping & music.
Web:
www.overyondrfestival.com


Re:SET - Boston

What: Re:SET – Boston
Where: Boston, MA
When: June 16-18
Who: LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, Steve Lacy, James Blake, Clairo, Jamie xx, IDLES, Dijon, Toro y Moi, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: Re:SET’s great new artist-curated concert series comes to Boston. Read & see more in our big recap of the New York stop here
Web:
www.resetconcertseries.com


Re:SET - New York

What: Re:SET – New York
Where: New York, NY
When: June 16-18
Who: LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, Steve Lacy, James Blake, Clairo, Jamie xx, IDLES, Dijon, Toro y Moi, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: Re:SET’s great new artist-curated concert series comes to New York City. Read & see more in our big recap here
Web:
www.resetconcertseries.com


Re:SET - Washington

What: Re:SET – Washington
Where: Washington, D.C.
When: June 16-18
Who: LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, Steve Lacy, James Blake, Clairo, Jamie xx, IDLES, Dijon, Toro y Moi, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: Re:SET’s great new artist-curated concert series comes to Washington. Read & see more in our big recap of the New York stop here
Web:
www.resetconcertseries.com


Winnetka

What: Winnetka
Where: Winnetka, IL
When: June 16-17
Who: The Wallflowers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Neal Francis, The Dip, Madison Cunningham, Maggie Rose, Alejandro Escovedo, Abraham Alexander, and more
Why: It’s the seventh year of the Winnetka Music Fest.
Web:
www.winnetkamusicfestival.com


Beyond Wonderland at The Gorge

What: Beyond Wonderland at The Gorge
Where:
Quincy, WA
When: June 17-18
Who: Afrojack, Andy C, ARMNHMR, Audien, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, Hannah Wants, Joyryde, marshmello, NGHTMRE, Riot Ten, Said the Sky, Subtronics, Valentino Khan, Wax Motif, Zomboy, and more
Why: Go Beyond Wonderland at The Gorge.
Web:
pnw.beyondwonderland.com


Hollywood Bowl Jazz

What: Hollywood Bowl Jazz
Where: Hollywood, CA
When: June 17-18
Who: Kamasi Washington, Leon Bridges, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Digable Planets, Soul Rebels with Big Freedia, Samara Joy, Herbie Hancock, and more
Why: The iconic Hollywood Bowl throws a jazz festival.
Web: www.hollywoodbowl.com/concerts-and-events/hollywood-bowl-jazz-festival


Hyde Park Summerfest

What: Hyde Park Summerfest
Where: Chicago, IL
When: June 17-18
Who: Clipse, 2 Chainz, Tobe Nwigwe, Robert Glasper, and more
Why: Chicago is a mindset at Hyde Park.
Web: hydeparksummerfest.com


WonderRoad

What: WonderRoad
Where: Indianapolis, IN
When: June 17-18
Who: Weezer, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Local Natives, Marcus King, DOIN, Michael Franti & Spearhead, X Ambassadors, Tegan & Sara, lovelytheband, Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness, almost monday, Meg Myers, Babyjake, Neal Francis, The Heavy Heavy, and more
Why: All WonderRoads lead to Indianapolis.
Web: www.wonderroadfest.com


Stern Grove

What: Stern Grove
Where: San Francisco, CA
When: June 18 – August 20
Who: The Flaming Lips, Snarky Puppy, Indigo Girls, Neko Case, Santigold, Lyle Lovett, Angelique Kidjo, Bob Moses, Buddy Guy, Patti Smith, Bob Mould, Lettuce, Neil Frances, Jupiter & Okwess, and more
Why: The oldest free-admission festival of its kind in America is of course in San Francisco.
Web: www.sterngrove.org


Millennium Park Summer Series

What: Millennium Park Summer Series
Where: Chicago, IL
When: June 21 – August 21
Who: Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Big Freedia, Yemi Alade, Stephen Marley, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Shemekia Copeland, Vieux Farka Touré, Cedric Burnside, PJ Morton, Carla Morrison, Girl Ultra, Martha Redbon, and more
Why: Chicago’s Millennium Park throws a series of shows. See more in our photos from Millennium Park here
Web: www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park9.html


North To Shore

What: North To Shore – Newark
Where: Newark, NJ
When: June 21-25
Who: Santana, Halsey, Alanis Morissette, Aimee Mann, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Bill Burr, Natalie Merchant, and more
Why: A new festival stretching across the Garden State.
Web: northtoshore.com


Sled Island

What: Sled Island
Where: Calgary, AB, Canada
When: June 21-25
Who: Osees, DEHD, Bartees Strange, Sun Ra Arkestra, Helado Negro, Emma Ruth Rundle, Mannequin Pussy, SPELLLING, Liturgy, Pom Pom Squad, THICK, and more
Why: The mammoth & varied Sled Island returns to Calgary.
Web: www.sledisland.com


Blue Ox

What: Blue Ox
Where: Eau Claire, WI
When: June 22-24
Who: Pert Near Standstone, The Avett Brothers, Sam Bush Band, Mike Gordon, Charley Crockett, The Infamous Stringdusters, Sierra Hull, Charlie Parr, Kitchen Dwellers, and more
Why: Country jam comes to Wisconsin. Read more in our 2015 recap here
Web: blueoxmusicfestival.com


Electric Forest

What: Electric Forest
Where: Rothbury, MI
When: June 22-25
Who: ODESZA, Illenium, Zeds Dead, Above & Beyond, Goose, Rezz, Chris Lake, Lane 8, Gryffin, Sofi Tukker, Jamie xx, Gorgon City, Ganja White Night, Chromeo, Madeon, The String Cheese Incident, 070 Shake, Channel Tress, Diesel, Emotional Oranges, Hayden James, San Holo, SG Lewis, CID, Cimafunk, and more
Why: Nature meets technology as Electric Forest. Read much more in our 2017 recap here
Web: www.electricforestfestival.com


Summerfest

What: Summerfest
Where: Milwaukee, WI
When: June 22-24, June 29 – July 1, July 6-8
Who: Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, James Taylor, Dave Matthews Band, ODESZA, Zach Bryan, Imagine Dragons, Sheryl Crow, AJR, Elle King, Marcus King, Bonobo, Smokey Robinson, Fleet Foxes, The War On Drugs, Earth, Wind & Fire, Joe Russo, Ava Max, Lord Huron, Yellowcard, The Avett Brothers, Noah Kahan, Elvis Costello, Bleachers, Three 6 mafia, SOFI TUKKER, GRYFFIN, Fitz & The Tantrums, Yung Gravy, Vance Joy, Cypress Hill, Coi Leray, Brett Young, The Pretty Reckless, Yungblud, Japanese Breakfast, Styx, Tesla, Dinosaur Jr, Jenny Lewis, Scotty McCreery, Cautious Clay, Collective Soul, Sean Paul, Night Ranger, Greensky Bluegrass, Cheap Trick, Lyle Lovett, Tegan & Sara, Declan McKenna, Buddy Guy, Queensrÿche, BRELAND, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Spin Doctors, Jesus Jones, Wang Chung, Smash Mouth, Built To Spill, Morgan Wade, Galactic, Andy Shauf, The Mountain Goats, A Flock of Seagulls, Debbie Gibson, Survivor, Mat Kearney, Deer Tick, Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets, The Wailers, Shinyribs, The Regrettes, Buckcherry, Joey Valence & Brae, Soul Asylum, The Beaches, The National Parks, Reverend Horton Heat, and many, many more
Why: The biggest music festival in the world is also the most mainstream, but there’s so many bands over so many days, bound to be someone you want to see.
Web: summerfest.com


Back Home

What: Back Home
Where:
New Martinsville, WV
When: June 23-25
Who: Melvin Seals & JGB, Pink Talking Fish, 49 Winchester, and more
Why: Jam out in West Virginia – for free.
Web:
www.backhomefestival.com


Blues From the Top

What: Blues From the Top
Where:
Winter Park, CO
When: June 23-25
Who: The Record Company, Grace Potter, Devon Allman Project, Drive-By Truckers, Galactic, Samantha Fish, Shemekia Copeland, Cedric Burnside, and more
Why: Blues From the Top of the Rockies.
Web:
grandblues.org/bluesfromthetop


Green River

What: Green River
Where:
Greenfield, MA
When: June 23-25
Who: Little Feat, The Wood Brothers, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Sammy Rae, Sierra Ferrell, Cory Wong, Felice Brothers, Rubblebucket, Thee Sacred Souls, , Jon Cleary, The Heavy Heavy, Donn the Buffalo, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, and more
Why: This lighter jam-folk fest has hot air balloon rides.
Web:
www.greenriverfestival.com


LadyLand

What: LadyLand
Where: Brooklyn, NY
When: June 23
Who: Honey Dijon, Peaches, Big Freedia, Junglepussy, Rebecca Black, and more
Why: Pride is every day. See more in our photo gallery here
Web: www.ladylandfestival.com


Re:SET - Chicago

What: Re:SET – Chicago
Where: Chicago, IL
When: June 23-25
Who: LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, Steve Lacy, James Blake, Clairo, Jamie xx, IDLES, Dijon, Toro y Moi, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: Re:SET’s great new artist-curated concert series comes to Chicago. Read & see more in our big recap of the New York stop here
Web:
www.resetconcertseries.com


Re:SET - Columbus

What: Re:SET – Columbus
Where: Columbus, OH
When: June 23-25
Who: LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, Steve Lacy, James Blake, Clairo, Jamie xx, IDLES, Dijon, Toro y Moi, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: Re:SET’s great new artist-curated concert series comes to Columbus. Read & see more in our big recap of the New York stop here
Web:
www.resetconcertseries.com


Re:SET - Nashville

What: Re:SET – Nashville
Where: Nashville, TN
When: June 23-25
Who: LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, Steve Lacy, James Blake, Clairo, Jamie xx, IDLES, Dijon, Toro y Moi, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: Re:SET’s great new artist-curated concert series comes to Nashville. Read & see more in our big recap of the New York stop here
Web:
www.resetconcertseries.com


Reggae Rise Up – Maryland

What: Reggae Rise Up – Maryland
Where: Baltimore, MD
When: June 23-25
Who: Stick Figure, Damien Marley, Rebelution, Iration, Koffee, Pepper, Method Man & Redman, Collie Buddz, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Tribal Seeds, Shwayze, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Badfish, and more
Why: Reggae Rises Up in Maryland.
Web: reggaeriseup.com/maryland


Rock, Ribs and Ridges

What: Rock, Ribs and Ridges
Where: Augusta, NJ
When: June 23-25
Who: Artimus Pyle Band, 38 Special, Blackberry Smoke, Samantha Fish, and more
Why: Rock AND Ribs?!?
Web: www.rockribsandridges.com


Summer Smash

What: Summer Smash
Where: Bridgeview, IL
When: June 23-25
Who: Kid Cudi, Future, Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, $uicideboy$, Vince Staples, Ski Mask the Slump God, Trippie Redd, Central Cee, G Herbo, Ice Spice, Freddie Gibbs, Cordae, Lil Skies, Rico Nasty, Juice J, NLE Choppa, Lil B, Cochise, and more
Why: Very Chicago hip-hop.
Web: www.thesummersmash.com


Is For Lovers

What: Is For Lovers – Lake Tahoe
Where: Lake Tahoe, NV
When: June 24
Who: Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, Anberlin, Hawthorne Heights, Plain Whit T’s, Mom Jeans, and more
Why: Hawthorne Heights throws a bunch of festivals For Lovers, like in Lake Tahoe.
Web: www.isforloversfestival.com/lake-tahoe


Palm Tree – The Hamptons

What: Palm Tree – The Hamptons
Where: The Hamptons, NY
When: June 24
Who: Calvin Harris, Kygo, Loud Luxury, and more
Why: Palm Trees in The Hamptons.
Web: www.palmtreemusicfestival.com


So What

What: So What?!
Where: Dallas, TX
When: June 24
Who: Pierce the Veil, The Used, Sleeping with Sirens, Nek Deep, Thursday, Breathe Carolina, Saosin, and more
Why: Texas asks – So What?!?
Web: sowhatmusicfestival.com


Out & About

What: Out & About
Where: Vienna, VA
When: June 24-25
Who: Brandi Carlile, Yola, Lucius, Rufus Wainwright, Celisse, Jake Wesley Rogers, and more
Why: Wolf Trap welcomes those looking to go Out & About.
Web: www.wolftrap.org


Something In the Water

What: Something In the Water
Where: Virginia Beach, VA
When: June 28-30
Who: Pharrell’s Phriends, Lil Wayne, Lil Yachty, Machine Gun Kelly, Kid Cudi, Lil Durk, Lil Uzi Vert, Kaytranada, Kehlani, Kenny Beats, Maren Morris, Masego, Mumford & Sons, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Polo G, Jazmine Sullivan, Kamasi Washington, Flo, Flo Milli, Grace Jones, Jay Pharoah, Remi Wolf, Skrillex, The Kid Laroi, Coi Leray, BADBADNOTGOOD, Wale, Wet Leg, Wu-Tang Clan, 100 gecs, and more
Why: There’s Something In the Water of Virginia Beach.
Web: www.somethinginthewater.com


Essence

What: Essence
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: June 29 – July 3
Who: Ms. Lauryn Hill, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion, Doug E Fresh, Jermaine Dupri, Wizkid, Deon Cole, and more
Why: Essence Magazine throws a festival in New Orleans.
Web: www.essence.com/festival


High Sierra

What: High Sierra
Where: Quincy, CA
When: June 29 – July 2
Who: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Thievery Corporation, Marcus King, moe., Cory Wong, Galactic, The Del McCoury Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, Lotus, Deer Tick, Neal Francis, The Travelin’ McCourys, Sierra Hull, Big Something, Dumpstaphunk, Dopapod, Fruition, The Nth Power, Circles Around the Sun, The Heavy Heavy, S.G. Goodman, Katie Pruitt, and more
Why: California’s High Sierra Music Festival, up in the mountains, is stocked with festival staples. See much more in our 2014 photo gallery here
Web: www.highsierramusic.com


Montreal Jazz Fest

What: Montreal Jazz Fest
Where: Montreal, QC, Canada
When: June 29 – July 8
Who: Buddy Guy, Snarky Puppy, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Melody Gardot, The Bad Plus, The Budos Band, Colin Stetson, Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Snarky Puppy, Herbie Hancock, Orville Peck, Diana Krall, and more
Why: Of course Montreal has a big, classy jazz festival.
Web: www.montrealjazzfest.com/en-CA


Peach

What: Peach
Where: Scranton, PA
When: June 29 – July 2
Who: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Goose, My Morning Jacket, Ween, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Les Claypool, Mike Gordon, Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce, Twiddle, Ripe, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Lawrence, Magic City Hippies, Duane Betts, Son Little, Tauk, Circles Around the Sun, and more
Why: Bringing the jam to the home of Joe Biden & Dunder-Mifflin.
Web: www.thepeachmusicfestival.com


Resonance

What: Resonance
Where: Charleston, SC
When: June 29 – July 1
Who: Goose, The Floozies, Sunsquabi, Keller & The Keels, Kitchen Dwellers, Big Something, and more
Why: Sometimes you jam out in Charleston.
Web: resonancemusicfest.com

 


July

Ravinia

What: Ravinia
Where: Highland Park, IL
When: April 22 – September 10
Who: Jason Mraz, Charlie Puth, Chicago, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Counting Crows, Ne-Yo, John Fogerty, Rebirth Brass Band, Boz Scaggs, Blues Traveler, John Legend, Jethro Tull, Buddy Guy, Train, Brandi Carlile, Carrie Underwood, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Pat Metheny Side-Eye, Shakti, Kenny Loggins, Béla Fleck, Yacht Rock Revue, Keb’ Mo’, and more
Why: Ravinia Park welcomes great outdoor shows all summer long.
Web:
www.ravinia.org


Ogden Twilight

What: Ogden Twilight
Where: Ogden, UT
When: May 6 – September 25
Who: M83, Kaskade, Beck, Bon Iver, The Flaming Lips, Phantogram, Noah Cyrus, Röyksopp, Sylvan Esso, Cigarettes After Sex, and more
Why: Changing your notions about Utah and Twilight.
Web: www.ogdentwilight.com


SummerStage

What: SummerStage
Where: New York, NY
When: June 3 – September 30
Who: Vance Joy, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Indigo Girls, Regina Spektor, Mt. Joy, Carl Cox, Cautious Clay, Manchester Orchestra, Jimmy Eat World, Hippo Campus, Sammy Rae, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Tanya Tucker, Andy Shauf, Skip Marley, Nick Hakim, Noname, Dead Prez, Julia Jacklin, Horsegirl, Kool & The Gang, Mdou Moctar, The Comet Is Coming, Grandmaster Flash, Waa Wei, Amy Shark, Garbage, Cavetown, Purple Disco Machine, Gus Dapperton, Metric, Larkin Poe, Tank & The Bangas, Nikki Lane, and more
Why: A mixture of paid benefit shows and free shows receiving those benefits are a staple every summer in the Big Apple at the iconic Central Park See our venue review & photos of Central Park SummerStage here
Web:
www.summerstage.org


BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

What: BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!
Where: Brooklyn, NY
When: June 7 – August 24
Who: NxWorries, The Revivalists, Band of Horses, Alex G, Alvvays, The Head and The Heart, Robert Glasper, Bright Light Bright Light, Cimafunk, Divino Niño, Indigo de Souza, Jake Wesley Rogers, John Cale, Kelela, The Wallflowers, Tomberlin, Vundabar, and more
Why: Once again, Prospect Park Bandshell’s BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! delivers. See our venue review & photos of Prospect Park Bandshell here
Web: www.bricartsmedia.org/performing-arts/bric-celebrate-brooklyn


Blue Note Jazz NYC

What: Blue Note Jazz NYC
Where: New York, NY
When: May 31 – July 2
Who: Grace Jones, NxWORRIES, Robert Glasper, BJ the Chicago Kid, Pat Metheny, Buddy Guy, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Sergio Mendes, Talib Kweli, Soulive, Lettuce, Meshell Ndegeocello, The Motet, Tauk, and more
Why: Legendary jazz club Blue Note heads out this summer. See more in our photo galleries here
Web: bluenotejazzfestival.com


Stern Grove

What: Stern Grove
Where: San Francisco, CA
When: June 18 – August 20
Who: The Flaming Lips, Snarky Puppy, Indigo Girls, Neko Case, Santigold, Lyle Lovett, Angelique Kidjo, Bob Moses, Buddy Guy, Patti Smith, Bob Mould, Lettuce, Neil Frances, Jupiter & Okwess, and more
Why: The oldest free-admission festival of its kind in America is of course in San Francisco.
Web: www.sterngrove.org


Millennium Park Summer Series

What: Millennium Park Summer Series
Where: Chicago, IL
When: June 21 – August 21
Who: Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Big Freedia, Yemi Alade, Stephen Marley, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Shemekia Copeland, Vieux Farka Touré, Cedric Burnside, PJ Morton, Carla Morrison, Girl Ultra, Martha Redbon, and more
Why: Chicago’s Millennium Park throws a series of shows. See more in our photos from Millennium Park here
Web: www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park9.html


Summerfest

What: Summerfest
Where: Milwaukee, WI
When: June 22-24, June 29 – July 1, July 6-8
Who: Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, James Taylor, Dave Matthews Band, ODESZA, Zach Bryan, Imagine Dragons, Sheryl Crow, AJR, Elle King, Marcus King, Bonobo, Smokey Robinson, Fleet Foxes, The War On Drugs, Earth, Wind & Fire, Joe Russo, Ava Max, Lord Huron, Yellowcard, The Avett Brothers, Noah Kahan, Elvis Costello, Bleachers, Three 6 mafia, SOFI TUKKER, GRYFFIN, Fitz & The Tantrums, Yung Gravy, Vance Joy, Cypress Hill, Coi Leray, Brett Young, The Pretty Reckless, Yungblud, Japanese Breakfast, Styx, Tesla, Dinosaur Jr, Jenny Lewis, Scotty McCreery, Cautious Clay, Collective Soul, Sean Paul, Night Ranger, Greensky Bluegrass, Cheap Trick, Lyle Lovett, Tegan & Sara, Declan McKenna, Buddy Guy, Queensrÿche, BRELAND, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Spin Doctors, Jesus Jones, Wang Chung, Smash Mouth, Built To Spill, Morgan Wade, Galactic, Andy Shauf, The Mountain Goats, A Flock of Seagulls, Debbie Gibson, Survivor, Mat Kearney, Deer Tick, Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets, The Wailers, Shinyribs, The Regrettes, Buckcherry, Joey Valence & Brae, Soul Asylum, The Beaches, The National Parks, Reverend Horton Heat, and many, many more
Why: The biggest music festival in the world is also the most mainstream, but there’s so many bands over so many days, bound to be someone you want to see.
Web: summerfest.com


Essence

What: Essence
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: June 29 – July 3
Who: Ms. Lauryn Hill, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion, Doug E Fresh, Jermaine Dupri, Wizkid, Deon Cole, and more
Why: Essence Magazine throws a festival in New Orleans.
Web: www.essence.com/festival


High Sierra

What: High Sierra
Where: Quincy, CA
When: June 29 – July 2
Who: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Thievery Corporation, Marcus King, moe., Cory Wong, Galactic, The Del McCoury Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, Lotus, Deer Tick, Neal Francis, The Travelin’ McCourys, Sierra Hull, Big Something, Dumpstaphunk, Dopapod, Fruition, The Nth Power, Circles Around the Sun, The Heavy Heavy, S.G. Goodman, Katie Pruitt, and more
Why: California’s High Sierra Music Festival, up in the mountains, is stocked with festival staples. See much more in our 2014 photo gallery here
Web: www.highsierramusic.com


Montreal Jazz Fest

What: Montreal Jazz Fest
Where: Montreal, QC, Canada
When: June 29 – July 8
Who: Buddy Guy, Snarky Puppy, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Melody Gardot, The Bad Plus, The Budos Band, Colin Stetson, Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Snarky Puppy, Herbie Hancock, Orville Peck, Diana Krall, and more
Why: Of course Montreal has a big, classy jazz festival.
Web: www.montrealjazzfest.com/en-CA


Peach

What: Peach
Where: Scranton, PA
When: June 29 – July 2
Who: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Goose, My Morning Jacket, Ween, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Les Claypool, Mike Gordon, Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce, Twiddle, Ripe, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Lawrence, Magic City Hippies, Duane Betts, Son Little, Tauk, Circles Around the Sun, and more
Why: Bringing the jam to the home of Joe Biden & Dunder-Mifflin.
Web: www.thepeachmusicfestival.com


Resonance

What: Resonance
Where: Charleston, SC
When: June 29 – July 1
Who: Goose, The Floozies, Sunsquabi, Keller & The Keels, Kitchen Dwellers, Big Something, and more
Why: Sometimes you jam out in Charleston.
Web: resonancemusicfest.com


Mosswood Meltdown

What: Mosswood Meltdown
Where: Oakland, CA
When: July 1-2
Who: Le Tigre, Gravy Train!!!!, Tina & The Total Babes, The Rondelles, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, John Waters, and more
Why: The former Burger Boogaloo is now a Mosswood (Park) Meltdown.
Web: mosswoodmeltdown.com


Gathering of the Juggalos

What: Gathering of the Juggalos
Where: Thornville, OH
When: July 5-8
Who: Insane Clown Posse, Alien Ant Farm, Arrested Development, and more
Why: Gathering of the Juggalos is back.
Web: juggalogathering.com


Festival d'été de QuébecWhat: Festival d’été de Québec
Where: Québec City, QC, Canada
When: July 6-16
Who: Weezer, Imagine Dragons, Foo Fighters, Zach Bryan, Lil Durk, Illenium, Pitbull, Lana Del Rey, Green Day, Billy Talent, Couer de Pirate, Jessie Reyez, Cypress Hill, Ann Wilson, Christine & The Queens, Lamb of God, Vance Joy, The Smile, Streetlight Manifesto, Bad Religion, The War On Drugs, Koffee, Gryffin, Tenille Townes, Grandson, White Reaper, BBNO$, Feist, Alvvays, The War On Drugs, Meet Me @ The Altar, Mustard Plug, Andy Shauf, Sudan Archives, Tank & The Bangas, and more
Why: The capital of Francophone America hosts a wide but odd collection of acts, from old to young, mainstream to indie, jazz to metal, folk to electronica.
Web: www.feq.ca/en


Northern Lights Festival Boréal

What: Northern Lights Festival Boréal
Where: Sudbury, ON, Canada
When: July 6-9
Who: The New Pornographers, Balaklava Blues, Bombino, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Born Ruffians, Paul Collins’ Beat, Boogát, Patricia Cano, and more
Why: Sudbury’s Northern Lights Festival Boréal is basically a few Canadian heavy-hitters and others only Canadians have ever even heard of.
Web: nlfb.ca


Ottawa Blues

What: Ottawa Blues
Where: Ottawa, ON, Canada
When: July 6-16
Who: Shania Twain, Weezer, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Death Cab for Cutie, Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons, Charlotte Cardin, Pitbull, The Smile, Tegan & Sara, Ludacris, White Reaper, Alvvays, FLETCHER, The War On Drugs, Orville Peck, Billy Talent, Daniel Lanois, Koffee, Julia Jacklin, Son Little, Rich Aucoin, Fleet Foxes, Allison Russell, PUP, Jupiter & Okwess, Sudan Archives, Declan McKenna, Black Joe Lewis, AJR, Thundercat, Tank & The Bangas, BADBADNOTGOOD, bbno$, and more
Why: Cisco Systems & RBC Royal Bank treat the capital of Canada to a wide span of acts over a wide span of days at a wide span of stages.
Web: www.ottawabluesfest.ca


River & Blues

What: River & Blues
Where: New York, NY
When:
July 6-27
Who: The Dip, Lee Fields, Allison Russell, and more
Why: Free shows return to Battery Park.
Web:
bpca.ny.gov/home


Winnipeg Folk

What: Winnipeg Folk
Where: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
When: July 6-9
Who: Adia Victoria, Arny Margret, Balaklava Blues, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Buffalo Nichols, Charley Crockett, Emmylou Harris, Faye Webster, Field Guide, Fleet Foxes, Fruit Bats, Georgia Harmer, KT Tunstall, Loudon Wainwright III, Orville Peck, Panda Bear & Sonic Boom, Rich Aucoin, Rufus Wainwright, S.G. Goodman, Sierra Ferrell, The War On Drugs, Vance Joy, and more
Why: Every city in the Great White North has a folk festival – this one’s at Winnipeg’s Birds Hill Park, and is pretty damn good.
Web: www.winnipegfolkfestival.ca


80/35

What: 80/35
Where: Des Moines, IA
When: July 7-8
Who: The War On Drugs, Big Boi, Cautious Clay, Blu DeTiger, Sudan Archives, Deerhoof, Ric Wilson, Gustaf, Thumpasaurus, William Elliott Whitmore, Elizabeth Moen, Tayls, and more
Why: Better known for corn & presidential primaries, Iowa has also been holding hold a sweet & diverse 80/35 festival. See much more in our big photo gallery here
Web: www.80-35.com


Levitate

What: Levitate
Where:
Marshfield, MA
When: July 7-9
Who: Brandi Carlile, Trey Anastasio Band, Stick Figure, Goose, Rebelution, Ziggy Marley, Ripe, Shakey Graves, Lucius, Peach Pit, Larkin Poe, Celisse, The California Honeydrops, G. Love & Special Sauce, Collie Buddz, and more
Why: Levitate to the jam.
Web:
www.levitatemusicfestival.com


Mariposa Folk

What: Mariposa Folk
Where:
Orillia, ON, Canada
When: July 7-9
Who: Feist, Judy Collins, KT Tunstall, Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright, Rural Alberta Advantage, Son Little, Steve Poltz, Tegan & Sara, The Weather Station, The Wood Brothers, and more
Why: Another great Canadian folk festival.
Web:
mariposafolk.com


Pleasantville

What: Pleasantville
Where: Pleasantville, NY
When: July 8
Who: They Might Be Giants, Sophie B. Hawkins, Pete Francis, and more
Why: Making Pleasantville even more pleasant.
Web:
www.pleasantvillemusicfestival.com


Wonderstruck

What: Wonderstruck
Where: Cleveland, OH
When: July 8-9
Who: Khalid, Walker Hayes, Nelly, Flo Rida, COIN, Chris Lane, Jimmie Allen, Tai Verdes, The Struts, Sasha Alex Sloan, Indgrid Andress, Aly & AJ, Echosmith, Paris Jackson, The Beaches, Hembree, Tall Tall Trees, and more
Why: Live music returns to Cleveland at Lakeland Community College.
Web: www.wonderstruckfest.com


Heatwave

What: Heatwave
Where:
Chicago, IL
When: July 10-11
Who: GRiZ, Gryffin, Kx5, Slander, Tiësto, Loud Luxury, LSDream, A-Trak, Cheat Codes, Elephante, Malaa, Whethan, and more
Why: Have some EDM on Northerly Island.
Web:
heatwavemusicfestival.com


Festival of the Lakes

What: Festival of the Lakes
Where:
Hammond, IN
When: July 12-16
Who: Stone Temple Pilots, Brothers Osborne, Lil Wayne, Ashanti, Ja Rule, and more
Why: Celebrate the lakes.
Web:
www.festivalofthelakes.com


Grey Fox Bluegrass

What: Grey Fox Bluegrass
Where:
Oak Hill, NY
When: July 12-16
Who: Jerry Douglas, The Infamous Stringdusters, Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush, Sierra Hull, Steep Canyon Rangers, KellerGrass, Della Mae, The Travelin’ McCourys, Jake Blount, and more
Why: Blue or Grey is welcome in the Catskills.
Web:
www.greyfoxbluegrass.com


4848

What: 4848
Where: Snowshoe, WV
When: July 13-15
Who: Greensky Bluegrass, Umphrey’s McGee, Cory Wong, Sierra Ferrell, Kitchen Dwellers, Neal Francis, and more
Why: Three nights of bluegrass & skiing in West Virginia.
Web: www.4848festival.com


Rock FestWhat: Rock Fest
Where:
Cadott, WI
When: July 13-15
Who: Slipknot, Pantera, Godsmack, Ice Cub, Papa Roach, Falling In Reverse, In This Moment, Highly Suspect, Ice Nine Kills, Asking Alexandria, Everclear, Jinjer, GWAR, Soul Asylum, Dorothy Alien Ant Arm, Crobot, New Years Day, Widow7, and more
Why: “Where We Just Rock”
Web:
www.rock-fest.com


Cobblestone Live

What: Cobblestone Live
Where: Buffalo, NY
When: July 14-15
Who: Andy Grammer, Twiddle, Andy Frasco & The UN, Jukebox the Ghost, The Beaches, Eric Hutchinson, and more
Why: Buffalo’s Cobblestone District goes Live. See more in our 2022 photo gallery here
Web: www.cobblestonelive.com


Folk On the Rocks

What: Folk On the Rocks
Where:
Yellowknife, NT, Canada
When: July 14-16
Who: Broken Social Scene, Serena Ryder, Ombiigizi, Balaklava Blues, and more
Why: Head all the way up to the Northwest Territories to get your Folk On the Rocks.
Web:
folkontherocks.com


Inkcarceration

What: Inkcarceration
Where: Mansfield, OH
When: July 14-16
Who: Pantera, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Megadeth, Lamb of God, Volbeat, Highly Suspect, In This Moment, Bush, Flylear, Motionless In White, Hatebreed, Underoath, Asking Alexandria, Wage War, The Ghost Inside, P.O.D., We Came As Romans, Memphis May Fire, GWAR, Crown the Empire, Mothica, and more
Why: Music + Tattoo.
Web: inkcarceration.com


Northern Nights

What: Northern Nights
Where: Mansfield, OH
When: July 14-16
Who: Big Gigantic, G Jones, Mura Masa, Tokimonsta, Dr. Fresch, and more
Why: Art. Wellness. Glamping.
Web: northernnights.org


Sommo

What: Sommo
Where: Cavendish, PE, Canada
When: July 14-15
Who: Mumford & Sons, Maggie Rogers, Vance Joy, Tegan & Sara, Lord Huron, Charlotte Cardin, Grandson, Death From Above 1979, Allison Russell, and more
Why: Canadian alt-stars come to Prince Edward Island.
Web: sommofest.com


Broccoli City

What: Broccoli City
Where:
Washington, D.C.
When: July 15-16
Who: Lil Uzi Vert, Brent Faiyaz, Jazmine Sullivan, Kodak Black, City Girls, Ice Spice, Mariah the Scientist, and more
Why: Hip-hop comes to RFK Stadium.
Web: www.bcfestival.com


Rise Up NYC

What: Rise Up NYC
Where: New York, NY
When: July 19 – August 19
Who: Luciano, K. Michelle, Brenda K Starr, Fat Joe, Ja Rule, Maxi Priest, CL Smooth, Stephanie Mills, and more
Why: The Big Apple’s mayor brings the unity, freedom & respect through music to the City That Never Sleeps.
Web: www.riseupnycconcerts.com


Adult Swim

What: Adult Swim
Where: San Diego, CA
When: July 20-22
Who: Flying Lotus, Akira Akira, Sarah Sherman, The Eric Andre Show, Ricky & Morty, Venture Bros., Metalocalypse, and more
Why: Your favorite adult cartoons throw their own free festival – but where’s Sealab 2021? There go my nipples again…
Web: adultswimfestival.com


Great South Bay

What: Great South Bay
Where: Patchogue, NY
When: July 20-23
Who: Gov’t Mule, Phil Lesh, Dirty Heads, Electric Hot Tuna, Goldfinger, Eric Krasno, Badfish, Jason Bonham, and more
Why: Jam fest on Long Island.
Web: www.greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com


Nice, a Fest

What: Nice, a Fest
Where: Somerville, MA
When: July 20-23
Who: Karate, Swirlies, Guerilla Toss, Frances Forever, Ovlov, Horse Jumper of Love, and more
Why: Nice, a fest in Somerville. Read more in our 2022 recap here
Web: www.niceafest.com


Capitol Hill Block Party

What: Capitol Hill Block Party
Where:
Seattle, WA
When: July 21-23
Who: Sofi Tukker, Denzel Curry, Louis the Child, Pinkpantheress, Madeon, Goth Babe, Channel Tres, MUNA, Rico Nasty, Surf Mesa, Empress Of, Rebecca Black, Slayyyer, Jadu Heart, Elohim, Binki, Spill Tab, Plastic Picnic, and more
Why: Seattle throws a block party.
Web: capitolhillblockparty.com


Cheyenne Frontier Days

What: Cheyenne Frontier Days
Where:
Cheyenne, WY
When: July 21-30
Who: Eric Church, Old Dominion, Zach Bryan, Five Finger Death Punch, Tim McGraw, Jon Pardi, Kip Moore, Papa Roach, Paul Cauthen, Chase Rice, and more
Why: Go to the West for rodeo & country music.
Web: cfdrodeo.com


Fairwell

What: Fairwell
Where:
Deschutes, OR
When: July 21-23
Who: Willie Nelson & Family, Zach Bryan, Turnpike Troubadours, Gary Clark Jr., Sheryl Crow, Nathaniel Ratelife & The Nightsweats, Mt. Joy, Trample by Turtles, Morgan Wade, The Infamous Stringdusters, Charley Crockett, Yola, Band of Horses, Lucius, Rayland Baxter, Molly Tuttle, Abraham Alexander, 49 Winchester, Amigo the Devil, Y La Bamba, Caitline Rose, and more
Why: Fair (thee) Well in Deschutes County.
Web: www.fairwellfestival.com


Gateway

What: Gateway
Where:
Bengough, SK, Canada
When: July 21-23
Who: Serena Ryder, 54•40, Sloan, Odds, Georgia Harmer, Jake Vaadeland & The Sturgeon River Boys, Field Guide, and more
Why: Fair (thee) Well in Deschutes County.
Web: www.gatewayfestival.com


Nelsonville

What: Nelsonville
Where: Nelsonville, OH
When: July 21-23
Who: Big Thief, Alex G, Kurt Vile, Alvvays, Lucinda Williams, Margo Price, Sierra Ferrell, Andy Shauf, Shannon & The Clams, Courtney Marie Andrews, Lido Pimienta, Geese, Jupiter & Okwess, Wild Pink, and more
Why: Ohio needs more music – especially southeastern Ohio.
Web: www.nelsonvillefest.org


Pitchfork

What: Pitchfork
Where:
Chicago, IL
When: July 21-23
Who: The Smile, Big Thief, Bon Iver, Kelela, Weyes Blood, Alvvays, Perfume Genius, King Krule, Koffee, Killer Mike, Snail Mail, Leikel47, Nation of Language, Panda Bear, JPEGMafia, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Sonic Boom, Julia Jacklin, Youth Lagoon, Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul, Mdou Moctar, illuminati hotties, Black Belt Eagle Scout, and more
Why: The mother of all online indie music magazines returns for another festival with all the bands they’ve been telling you that you have to hear. See much more in our photo gallery here
Web:
pitchforkmusicfestival.com


Rolling Loud

What: Rolling Loud Miami
Where:
Miami, FL
When: July 21-23
Who: Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky, Kodak Black, 21 Savage, LIl Uzi Vert, Lil Durk, Rae Sremmurd, Don Toliver, Vryson Tiller, Trippie Redd, Lil Yachty, Ski Mask the Slump God, NAV, Offset, Turnstile, Coi Leray, Ice Spice, Pinkpantheress, Chief Keef, Central Cee, Freddie Gibbs, $NOT, Toosii, BLE Choppa, and many more
Why: Miami is Rolling Loud with this stacked hip-hop line-up.
Web: www.rollingloud.com/miami-homepage


Shambhala

What: Shambhala
Where: Salmo, BC, Canada
When: July 21-24
Who: RL Grime, GRiZ, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Chase & Status, Excision, Gigantic NGHTMRE, John Summit, Justin Martin, Liquid Stranger, Mr. Carmack, Mura Masa, Rusko, Seth Troxler, Shiba San, Skream, Sub Focus, Tchami, Zeds Dead, Boogie T, Canabliss, Destructo, Dr. Fresch, Hannah Wants, Ibeyi, J. Worra, Wreckno, and more
Why: Electro-DJs come to Canada – Shambhala!
Web: shambhalamusicfestival.com


HyVee IndyCar Racing Weekend

What: HyVee IndyCar Racing Weekend
Where:
Des Moines, IA
When: July 22-23
Who: Ed Sheeran, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, and Zac Brown Band
Why: Big name music + indy car racing in the heart of the country.
Web: www.hyveeindycarweekend.com


Is For Lovers

What: Is For Lovers – Colorado
Where: Denver, CO
When: July 22
Who: Alkaline Trio, The Story So Far, PUP, Four Year Strong, Hawthorne Heights, and more
Why: Hawthorne Heights throws a bunch of festivals For Lovers, like in Colorado.
Web: www.isforloversfestival.com/colorado


Lake Tahoe Reggae

What: Lake Tahoe Reggae
Where:
Lake Tahoe, NV
When: July 22-23
Who: Rebelution, Stick Figure, Tribal Seeds, Pepper, Dispatch, Hirie, and more
Why: Pass the reggae to the Lake Tahoe side, mon.
Web: www.laketahoereggaefest.com


FloydFest

What: FloydFest
Where: Floyd, VA
When: July 26-30
Who: The Black Crowes, My Morning Jacket, Sheryl Crow, Goose, Elle King, Ripe, Leftover Salmon, Yelawolf & Shooter Jennings, Kellergrass, Nikki Lane, Caitlin Krisko, Maggie Rose, Circles Around the Sun, The Hip Abduction, and more
Why: Americana-jam at FloydFest.
Web: www.floydfest.com


Out of Space

What: Out of Space
Where: Evanston, IL
When: July 27-30
Who: Dawes, Lord Huron, Regina Spektor, Andrew Bird, Allison Russell, Lucius, Celisse, and more
Why: Get Out of Space in Evanston.
Web: www.outofspaceconcerts.com


Timbrrr

What: Timber
Where: Leavenworth, WA
When: July 27-29
Who: Jeff Tweedy, The King Khan & BBQ Show, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Guerilla Toss, TK & The Holy Know-Nothings, and more
Why: Timber!
Web: www.timbermusicfest.com


Bass Camp

What: Bass Camp
Where: Reno, NV
When: July 28-30
Who: deadmau5, Madeon, A-Trak, Codes, Destructo, VNSSA, and more
Why: Go up Truckee River because Reno is calling.
Web: basscampfest.com


Blue Note Jazz – Napa Valley

What: Blue Note Jazz – Napa Valley
Where: Napa, CA
When: July 28-30
Who: Robert Gasper, De La Soul, Lalah Hathaway, Dave Chappelle, Mary J. Blige, Nas, Chance the Rapper, Nxworries, Ari Lennox, Cordae, Gary Clark Jr., Parliament Funkadelic ft. George Clinton, Rakin & DJ Jazzy Jeff, Talib Kweli & Madlib, Smino, Meshell Ndegeocello, Big Freedia, Digable Planets, BJ the Chicago Kid, Soulive, The Soul Rebels, Taylor McFerrin & Marcus Gilmore with Bobby McFerrin, and more
Why: Legendary NYC jazz club Blue Note brings its jazz festival (see above) across the continent to wine country.
Web: bluenotejazzfestival.com/napa


Harlem Festival of Culture

What: Harlem Festival of Culture
Where: New York, NY
When: July 28-30
Who: Ferg, Wyclef Jean, Teyana Taylor, Bell Biv Devoe, Cam’ron, Doug E. Fresh, and more
Why: Is there any place with more culture than Harlem?
Web: www.harlemfestivalofculture.com


Newport Folk

What: Newport Folk
Where: Newport, RI
When: July 28-30
Who: Aimee Mann, CAAMP, Abraham Alexander, Alice Phoebe Lou, Billy Strings, Angel Olsen, Bartees Strange, Dawn Landes, Goose, Gregory Alan Isakov, Indigo de Souza, Jonathan Richman, Maggie Rogers, Jamie Wyatt, Jupiter & Okwess, Mdou Moctar, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Lana Del Rey, My Morning Jacket, John Oates, Los Lobos, Nickel Creek, Jon Batiste, Madison Cunningham, Noah Kahan, Nanna, Peter One, Orville Peck, Ron Gallo, Remi Wolf, The Backseat Lovers, The Hold Steady, The Beths, The Heavy Heavy, Thee Sacred Souls, and many more
Why: The festival where Bob Dylan was called “Judas” for going electric is still going strong. Read & see much more in our recap here
Web: www.newportfolk.org


Is For Lovers

What: Is For Lovers – Outer Banks
Where: Outer Banks, NC
When: July 29
Who: Thrice, Bayside, Hawthorne Heights, 3OH!3, Four Year Strong, and more
Why: Hawthorne Heights throws a bunch of festivals For Lovers, like in Outer Banks.
Web: www.isforloversfestival.com/outer-banks


Odyssey

What: Odyssey
Where: St. Petersburg, FL
When: July 29
Who: Sidney Charles, Madvilla, Ms. Mada, Greco, Slugg, Mr Carmack, and more
Why: Take an Odyssey in Vinoy Park.
Web: www.omf20xx.com


Summer High

What: Summer High
Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
When: July 29
Who: AP Dhillon, Don Toliver, Killy, and more
Why: AP Dhillon puts on his own festival at Budweiser Stage.
Web: www.summerhigh.com


Rock the Ruins

What: Rock the Ruins
Where: Indianapolis, IN
When: July 30 – August 4
Who: Ben Folds, Fitz & The Tantrums, Andy Grammer, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Mt. Joy, Orville Peck, Cavetown, Parliament Funkadelic ft. George Clinton, Blues Travler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, The Teskey Brothers, and more
Why: Rock the Ruins in Holiday Park. See more in our photo galleries here
Web:
www.rocktheruins.com

 


August

Ravinia

What: Ravinia
Where: Highland Park, IL
When: April 22 – September 10
Who: Jason Mraz, Charlie Puth, Chicago, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Counting Crows, Ne-Yo, John Fogerty, Rebirth Brass Band, Boz Scaggs, Blues Traveler, John Legend, Jethro Tull, Buddy Guy, Train, Brandi Carlile, Carrie Underwood, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Pat Metheny Side-Eye, Shakti, Kenny Loggins, Béla Fleck, Yacht Rock Revue, Keb’ Mo’, and more
Why: Ravinia Park welcomes great outdoor shows all summer long.
Web:
www.ravinia.org


Ogden Twilight

What: Ogden Twilight
Where: Ogden, UT
When: May 6 – September 25
Who: M83, Kaskade, Beck, Bon Iver, The Flaming Lips, Phantogram, Noah Cyrus, Röyksopp, Sylvan Esso, Cigarettes After Sex, and more
Why: Changing your notions about Utah and Twilight.
Web: www.ogdentwilight.com


SummerStage

What: SummerStage
Where: New York, NY
When: June 3 – September 30
Who: Vance Joy, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Indigo Girls, Regina Spektor, Mt. Joy, Carl Cox, Cautious Clay, Manchester Orchestra, Jimmy Eat World, Hippo Campus, Sammy Rae, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Tanya Tucker, Andy Shauf, Skip Marley, Nick Hakim, Noname, Dead Prez, Julia Jacklin, Horsegirl, Kool & The Gang, Mdou Moctar, The Comet Is Coming, Grandmaster Flash, Waa Wei, Amy Shark, Garbage, Cavetown, Purple Disco Machine, Gus Dapperton, Metric, Larkin Poe, Tank & The Bangas, Nikki Lane, and more
Why: A mixture of paid benefit shows and free shows receiving those benefits are a staple every summer in the Big Apple at the iconic Central Park See our venue review & photos of Central Park SummerStage here
Web:
www.summerstage.org


BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

What: BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!
Where: Brooklyn, NY
When: June 7 – August 24
Who: NxWorries, The Revivalists, Band of Horses, Alex G, Alvvays, The Head and The Heart, Robert Glasper, Bright Light Bright Light, Cimafunk, Divino Niño, Indigo de Souza, Jake Wesley Rogers, John Cale, Kelela, The Wallflowers, Tomberlin, Vundabar, and more
Why: Once again, Prospect Park Bandshell’s BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! delivers. See our venue review & photos of Prospect Park Bandshell here
Web: www.bricartsmedia.org/performing-arts/bric-celebrate-brooklyn


Splash House

What: Splash House
Where: Palm Springs, CA
When: June 9-11, August 11-13, August 18-20
Who: CID, Drama, Flight Facilities, J. Worra, LP Giobbi, Matroda, Skream, Vintage Culture, Wax Motif, Tchami, ODESZA, Chris Lake, Channel Tres, and more
Why: Splash around to DJs at Palm Springs resorts.
Web: splashhouse.com


Stern Grove

What: Stern Grove
Where: San Francisco, CA
When: June 18 – August 20
Who: The Flaming Lips, Snarky Puppy, Indigo Girls, Neko Case, Santigold, Lyle Lovett, Angelique Kidjo, Bob Moses, Buddy Guy, Patti Smith, Bob Mould, Lettuce, Neil Frances, Jupiter & Okwess, and more
Why: The oldest free-admission festival of its kind in America is of course in San Francisco.
Web: www.sterngrove.org


Millennium Park Summer Series

What: Millennium Park Summer Series
Where: Chicago, IL
When: June 21 – August 21
Who: Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Big Freedia, Yemi Alade, Stephen Marley, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Shemekia Copeland, Vieux Farka Touré, Cedric Burnside, PJ Morton, Carla Morrison, Girl Ultra, Martha Redbon, and more
Why: Chicago’s Millennium Park throws a series of shows. See more in our photos from Millennium Park here
Web: www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park9.html


Rise Up NYC

What: Rise Up NYC
Where: New York, NY
When: July 19 – August 19
Who: Luciano, K. Michelle, Brenda K Starr, Fat Joe, Ja Rule, Maxi Priest, CL Smooth, Stephanie Mills, and more
Why: The Big Apple’s mayor brings the unity, freedom & respect through music to the City That Never Sleeps.
Web: www.riseupnycconcerts.com


Rock the Ruins

What: Rock the Ruins
Where: Indianapolis, IN
When: July 30 – August 4
Who: Ben Folds, Fitz & The Tantrums, Andy Grammer, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Mt. Joy, Orville Peck, Cavetown, Parliament Funkadelic ft. George Clinton, Blues Travler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, The Teskey Brothers, and more
Why: Rock the Ruins in Holiday Park. See more in our photo galleries here
Web:
www.rocktheruins.com


Lollapalooza

What: Lollapalooza
Where: Chicago, IL
When: August 3-6
Who: Kendrick Lamar, Billie Eilish, Red Hot Chili Peppers, ODESZA, Lana Del Rey, Karol G, The 1975, Tomorrow x Together, Fred Again., Noah Kahan, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Maggie Rogers, Carly Rae Jepsen, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Diplo, J.I.D, Louis the Child, Pusha T, Subtronics, Rina Sawayama, Lil Yachty, Mt. Joy, The Backseat Lovers, SOFI TUKKER, Portugal. The Man, Yung Gravy, The Revivalists, beabadoobee, Big Wild, Sabrina Carpenter, Afrojack, Jessie Reyz, Joey Bada$$, Gorgon City, Nore En Pure, AC Slater, Morgan Wade, Sylvan Esso, Men I Trust, Alex G, Knocked Loose, Foals, The Garden, Maisie Peters, Wax Motif, L’Impétrice, Suki Waterhouse, Holly Humberstone, Declan McKenna, Thee Sacred Souls, Magdalena Bay, Sudan Archives, Neil Frances, The Knocks, J. Worra, Joy Oladokun, The Happy Fits, Emo Nite, Tom Odell, Band-Maid, Ingrid Andress, The Linda Lindas, The Beaches, and many, many more
Why: The granddaddy of today’s indie fests returns to bring a hell of a line-up right to Chicago’s Grant Park to save your summer. Read much more in our big recap here
Web: www.lollapalooza.com


Mile of Music

What: Mile of Music
Where: Appleton, WI
When: August 3-6
Who: Welshly Arms, The Heavy Heavy, Steve Poltz, Anna Rose, Buffalo Rose, Newski, Radkey, Steve Poltz, and more
Why: A Mile of Music comes to Appleton. Read & see much more in our 2014 recap here
Web: mileofmusic.com


Pickathon

What: Pickathon
Where:
Happy Valley, OR
When: August 3-6
Who: Watchhouse, Lee Fields, Dehd, Madison Cunningham, W.I.T.C.H., Wednesday, Courtney Marie Andrews, Madison McFerrin, Wine Lips, Jackie Venson, and more
Why: Pick an instrument at Pickathon. Read & see much more in our 2016 recap here
Web:
pickathon.com


FWB

What: FWB
Where: Idyllwild, CA
When: August 4-6
Who: Caroline Polachek, CFCF, Helado Negro, Nick Hakim, Nosaj Thing, Yves Tumor, and more
Why: “Crypto Woodstock” has it’s own festival at Idyllwild Arts Academy.
Web: fest.fwb.help


Hinterland

What: Hinterland
Where: St. Charles, IA
When: August 4-6
Who: Bon Iver, Zach Bryan, Maggie Rogers, Sylvan Esso, Wallows, Orville Peck, Angel Olsen, Noah Kahan, Alex G, Houndmouth, Faye Webster, The Regrettes, The Teskey Brothers, Joy Oladokun, Del Water Gap, Skeggs, Wilderado, Tomberlin, spill tab, and more
Why: Head to America’s Hinterland for this nice festival. See much more in 2022 our photo gallery here
Web: hinterlandiowa.com


Newport Jazz

What: Newport Jazz
Where: Newport, RI
When: August 4-6
Who: Joe Russo, Jon Batiste, Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall, Thundercat, Samar Joy, Big Gigantic, Kamasi Washington, Soulive, Big Freedia, Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Cautious Clay, The War and Treaty, and more
Why: While best known for its storied folk festival, little Newport in little Rhode Island has a jazz fest the following weekend to boot!
Web: www.newportjazz.org


Osheaga

What: Osheaga
Where: Montréal, QC, Canada
When: August 4-6
Who: Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar, Rüfüs Du Sol, Fred Again., Baby Keem, Aya Nakamura, The Flaming Lips, The National, Kim Petras, Central Cee, SOFI TUKKER, Joey Bada$$, Bicep, Lil Yachty, Cigarettes After Sex, Tom Odell, FLETCHER, Wallows, Rina Sawayama, Carly Rae Jepsen, beabadoobee, Foals, 070 Shake, Pup, Alex G, The Backseat Lovers, L’Impétrice, Japanese Breakfast, Bomb Estéreo, bbno$, Soccer Mommy, Clozee, Goth Babe, Cults, Mariah the Scientists, Julia Jacklin, Lido Pimienta, Holly Humberstone, Magdalena Bay, and many, many more
Why: Osheaga stays in the top-tier with another killer line-up. Read & see much more in our 2013 recap here
Web: www.osheaga.com


Sweet Pea

What: Sweet Pea
Where: Bozeman, MT
When: August 4-6
Who: Kaskade b2b John Summit, Skrillex b2b Four Tet, Black Coffee, Diplo b2b Blond:ish, Kayzo b2b Sullivan King, Oliver Tree, Yellow Claw b2b Flosstradamus, Gorgon City, Dillon Francis, Bicep, Ludacris, JJUNGLE, Diesel, Peekaboo, Diesel, Fat Joe, Loco Dice, Boys Noize, Emo Nite, and more
Why: Some Sweet Pea in Montana.
Web: sweetpeafestival.org


This Is Hardcore

What: This Is Hardcore
Where: Philadelphia, PA
When: August 4-6
Who: Bane, Gorilla Biscuits, Integrity, Earth Crisis, and more
Why: Philadelphia Is Hardcore.
Web: www.thisishardcorefest.com


Veld

What: Veld
Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
When: August 4-6
Who: Above & Beyond, Illenium, Loud Luxury, Rezzmau5, Tiësto, Zedd, Bob Moses, Central Cee, CID, Gorgon City, J. Worra, Gareth Emery, and more
Why: EDM at Downsview Park.
Web: veldmusicfestival.com


A-Town

What: A-Town
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: August 5-6
Who: T.I., Youngbloodz, Pastor Troy, Young Dro, Crime Mob, and more
Why: Celebrate 50 years of hip-hop in A-Town.
Web: www.atownmusicfestival.com


Bleached

What: Bleached
Where: San Diego, CA
When: August 5-6
Who: Joji, Leon Bridges, Caroline Polachek, pinkpantheress, Dayglow, Omar Apollo, Yves Tumor, Remi Wolf, Lizzy McAlpine, Channel Tres, BADBADNOTGOOD, Ethel Cain, Aluna, The Jungle Giants, Binki, Blondshell, Caroline Polachek, Yves Tumor, Remi Wolf, Ethel Cain, and more
Why: Waterfront Park in San Diego gets Bleached.
Web: www.bleachedfest.com


5X5

What: 5X5
Where: New York, NY
When: August 5-12
Who: KRS-One, Roxanne Shante, Statik Selektah, Talbi Kweli, Chuck D, and more
Why: 5 Decades x 5 Boroughs.
Web: www.5x5blockparty.com


HARD SUMMER

What: HARD SUMMER
Where: Los Angeles, CA
When: August 5-6
Who: Kaskade b2b John Summit, Skrillex b2b Four Tet, 21 Savage, Kid Cudi, Black Coffee, Diplo b2b Blond:ish, Kayzo b2b Sullivan King, Oliver Tree, Yellow Claw b2b Flosstradamus, Gorgon City, Dillon Francis, Bicep, Ludacris, JUNGLE, Diesel, Peekaboo, Fat Joe, Loco Dice, Netsky, Boys Noize, Emo Nite, and more
Why: HARD returns this SUMMER (and returns to Los Angeles) with some hard beats. See more in our 2014 photo gallery here
Web: www.hardsummer.com


Head In the Clouds L.A.

What: Head In the Clouds L.A.
Where: Los Angeles, CA
When: August 5-6
Who: Jackson Wang, Niki, Rich Brian, Rina Sawayama, XG, Yoasobi, Zedd, Akini Jing, Autograf, Masiwei, Milli, Mr. Carmack, Tokimonsta, and more
Why: After New York, Asian pop now comes to Los Angeles. Read & see much more in our NYC recap here
Web: la.hitcfestival.com


Positive Jam

What: Positive Jam
Where: Accord, NY
When: August 5
Who: The Hold Steady, Guided by Voices, The Tallest Man On Earth, Laura Stevenson, and more
Why: The Hold Steady host a Positive Jam.
Web: positivejamfest.com


Rock the Bells

What: Rock the Bells
Where: Queens, NY
When: August 5
Who: LL Cool J, Slick Rick, Queen Latifah, De La Soul, Ludacris, Method Man, Redman, Fabolous, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, Swizz Beatz, Roxanne Shanté, Salt-n-Pepa, and more
Why: Classic hip-hop will Rock the Bells at Forest Hills Stadium (QRO venue review). See more in our 2011 photo gallery here
Web: www.rockthebellsfestival.com


Wildlands

What: Wildlands
Where: Big Sky, MT
When: August 5-6
Who: Foo Fighters, Lord Huron, The Breeders, James McMurtry, Taipei Houston, and more
Why: Big Sky Country welcomes modern country.
Web: www.wildlandsfestival.com


Baja Beach

What: Baja Beach
Where: Rosarita Beach, Mexico
When: August 11-13
Who: Wisin Y Yandel, Ozuna, Don Omar, Grupo Firme, Tego Calderón, Feid, Nicky Jam, and more
Why: Get down in Mexico’s Baja California.
Web: bajabeachfest.com


Elements

What: Elements
Where: Long Pond, PA
When: August 11-14
Who: Chris Lake, Ganja White Night, Gorgon City, John Summit, Lane 8, Porter Robinson, Rezz, Seven Lions, Skrillex, STS9, Subtronics, Elderbrook, Lotus, Of the Trees, Peekaboo, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Tokimonsta, and more
Why: Dance on a campground somewhere in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Web: www.elementsfest.us


Îesoniq

What: Îesoniq
Where: Montreal, QC, Canada
When: August 11-13
Who: Above & Beyond, Adventure Club, Alesso, Bear Grillz, Gorgore, Canabliss, The Chainsmokers, Chris Lake, deadmau5, Elderbrook, Matroda, Martin Garrix, Ship Wrek, Slander, Svdden Death, and more
Why: Soniq EDM in Montreal.
Web: www.ilesoniq.com/en


On the Ocean

What: On the Ocean
Where: Portland, ME
When: August 11-13
Who: Guster, Shakey Graves, Bahamas, Lucius, Madison Cunningham, and more
Why: Guster & friends go On the Ocean.
Web: www.ontheoceanfest.com


Day In Day Out

What: Day In Day Out
Where: Seattle, WA
When: August 12-13
Who: Bon Iver, Leon Bridges, Dominic Fike, Willow, Explosions In the Sky, Alex G, BADBADNOTGOOD, Yaeji, Ethel Cain, Nation of Language, Indigo de Souza, and more
Why: A great fest in Seattle that you can watch Day In, Day Out.
Web: www.dayindayoutfest.com


Four Chords

What: Four Chords
Where:
Washington, PA
When: August 12-13
Who: Yellowcard, The Gaslight Anthem, Taking Back Sunday, Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness, The Interrupters, Alkaline Trio, The Maine, Streetlight Manifesto, Face To Face, American Football, and more
Why: Most of their missiles have only Four Chords.
Web:
www.fourchordmusicfestival.com


Moonrise

What: Moonrise
Where: Baltimore, MD
When: August 12-13
Who: Above & Beyond, Alan Walker, Alison Wonderland, ARMNHMR, Big Gigantic, Borgore, Dillon Francis, Ekali, Elephante, Ganja White Night, Griz, John Summit, Kaskade, Loud Luxury, Louis the Child, Riot Ten, Rusko, San Holo, Slander, Slushii, Sullivan King, Surf Mesa, Wreckno, Zomboy, and more
Why: The moon rises over Baltimore. Read much more in our 2014 recap here
Web: www.moonrisefestival.com


Outlandia

What: Outlandia
Where: Bellevue, NE
When: August 11-12
Who: Lord Huron, Modest Mouse, Jimmy Eat World, Gregory Alan Isakov, Manchester Orchestra, The Faint, Cat Power, Horsegirl, The Envy Corps, and more
Why: Nebraska brings a great line-up.
Web: www.outlandiafestival.com


Outside Lands

What: Outside Lands
Where:
San Francisco, CA
When: August 11-13
Who: Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, ODESZA, Lana Del Rey, The 1975, Megan Thee Stallion, Zedd, Janelle Monáe, Maggie Rogers, Fisher, Lil Yachty, Noah Kahan, Cigarettes After Sex, J.I.D, Interpol, Willow, Father John Misty, Orville Peck, beabadoobee, L’Impétatrice, Nora En Pure, Poolside, Alvvays, Alex G, Soccer Mommy, Diesel, Trixie Mattel, Mariah the Scientist, Holly Humber Stone, Joy Oladokun, Inhaler, Ethel Cain, The Jungle Giants, Nation of Language, nanna, Wild Child, Justin Jay, and many, many more
Why: San Francisco’s gorgeous Golden Gate Park plays host to another year of Outside Lands, with three days of an incredible line-up. Read much more in our 2018 recap here
Web:
www.sfoutsidelands.com


Rocky Mountain Folks

What: Rocky Mountain Folks
Where: Lyons, CO
When: August 11-13
Who: The Tallest Man On Earth, Larkin Poe, Katie Pruitt, Charley Crockett, The Secret Sisters, Josh Ritter, Tank & The Bangas, Shovels & Rope, and more
Why: Folks go up in the Rocky Mt.
Web: www.bluegrass.com/folks


Tidal Wave

What: Tidal Wave
Where: Atlantic City, NJ
When: August 11-13
Who: Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Cole Swindell, Jelly Roll, Dustin Lynch, Randy Houser, Mitchell Tenpenny, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Madeline Edwards, and more
Why: A Tidal Wave of country hits Atlantic City.
Web: tidalwavefest.com


Atlanta Funk

What: Atlanta Funk
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: August 18-19
Who: Jazmine Sullivan, Ella Mai, Jeezy, Keith Sweat, and more
Why: Get Funky in A-Town.
Web: funkfesttour.com


Deep Tropics

What: Deep Tropics
Where: Nashville, TN
When: August 18-19
Who: Gorgon City, SG Lewis, TroyBoi, What So Not, Hayden James, LP Giobbi, and more
Why: Experience the Deep Tropics – in Nashville. Read & see much more in QRO’s recap here
Web: www.deeptropics.org


Lasso Montreal

What: Lasso Montreal
Where: Montreal, QC, Canada
When: August 18-19
Who: Kane Brown, Chris Stapleton, Jake Owen, Brothers Osborne, Charley Crockett, Elle King, Morgan Wade, Madeline Edwards, and more
Why: Country music heads northeast all the way to French Canada.
Web: www.lassomontreal.com


Riverfest Elora

What: Riverfest Elora
Where: Elora, ON, Canada
When: August 18-20
Who: Metric, Feist, The Reklaws, Charlotte Cardin, JJ Wilde, Matt Mays, Leif Vollebekk, renforshort, and more
Why: Yet another great festival north of the border.
Web: riverfestelora.com


Afro Nation Detroit

What: Afro Nation Detroit
Where: Detroit, MI
When: August 19-20
Who: Burna Boy, Davido, Ari Lennox, Coi LeRay, Masego, and more
Why: The world’s biggest afrobeats festival opens a second front in Motown.
Web: detroit.afronation.com


Catbird

What: Catbird
Where: Bethel, NY
When: August 19-20
Who: The Lumineers, Tyler Childers, Trey Anastasio, The War On Drugs, Band of Horses, Dispatch, Trampled by Turtles, Charley Crockett, Margo Price, Amos Lee, Morgan Wade, James Bay, Adia Victoria, Allison Russell, 49 Winchester, The Soul Rebels, Madeline Edwards, and more
Why: Bethel Woods Center welcomes a new festival.
Web: www.catbirdmusicfestival.com


In Between Days

What: In Between Days
Where: Quincy, MA
When: August 19-20
Who: Lord Huron, Modest Mouse, Trampled by Turtles, Phantogram, Sunny Day Real Estate, Cautious Clay, Blitzen Trapper, Slothrust, Weakened Friends, The Beths, and more
Why: Get In Between at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Web: inbetweendaysfestival.com


Is For Lovers

What: Is For Lovers – Iowa
Where: Council Bluffs, IA
When: August 19-20
Who: The Story So Far, Thrice, Bayside, Mayday Parade, Anberlin, Hawthorne Heights, and more
Why: Hawthorne Heights throws a bunch of festivals For Lovers, like in Iowa.
Web: www.isforloversfestival.com/iowa


Ruido

What: Ruido
Where: Chicago, IL
When: August 19-20
Who: Kali Uchis, Juanes, Sabrina Claudio, Prayers, and more
Why: Head to Chicagoland for the Latin flavor.
Web: ruidofest.com


Beach Road Weekend

What: Beach Road Weekend
Where:
Martha’s Vineyard, MA
When: August 25-27
Who: Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver, Leon Bridges, Alvvays, Gary Clark Jr., Gregory Porter, Japanese Breakfast, Kevin Morby, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Regina Spektor, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Head and The Heart, and more
Why: Have a Weekend on the Beach Road in Martha’s Vineyard.
Web:
www.beachroadweekend.com


Blossoms & Bones

What: Blossoms & Bones
Where:
Abiquiu, NM
When: August 25-27
Who: Japanese Breakfast, Spoon, The Breeders, Yola, Toro y Moi, The Beths, and more
Why: Georgia O’Keeffe’s summer home & studio hosts its own inspiring music.
Web:
ghostranchmusicfest.com


Cultivate

What: Cultivate
Where:
Chicago, IL
When: August 25-27
Who: Vic Mencsa, Crumb, The Record Company, GZA, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Graveyard, Julian Marley & The Uprising, The Pharcyde, Black Lips, Fishbone, Murphy’s Law, Mac Sabbath, and more
Why: Cultivate at The Nursery in Chicago.
Web:
chicagocultivate.com


Thing

What: Thing
Where: Port Townsend, WA
When: August 25-27
Who: Fleet Foxes, Lil Yachty, Sylvan Esso, Thundercat, Cigarettes Afer Sex, Tash Sultana, Digable Planets, Samia, Thee Sacred Souls, Mild High Club, The Beths, The Budos Band, Ben Lee, Y La Bamba, Y La Bamba, King Tuff, Geese, and more
Why: Sasquatch! founder (QRO 2013 recap) returns to the fest game with this Thing.
Web: thingnw.org


Wonderbus

What: Wonderbus
Where: Columbus, OH
When: August 25-27
Who: Pitbull, Demi Lovato, CAAMP, Portugal. The Man, Oliver Tree, Sean Kingston, Big Freedia, Chelsea Cutler, Dayglow, Brittany Howard, Saint Motel, Meg Myers, The Heavy Heavy, and more
Why: Get on the (Wonder)bus.
Web: www.wonderbusfest.com


Afropunk

What: Afropunk
Where: Brooklyn, NY
When: August 26-27
Who: Flying Lotus, Joey Badass, Vince Staples, Tobe Nwigme, Sudan Archives, Madison McFerrin, and more
Why: Commodore Barry Park is the site for Afropunk, finally returning to Brooklyn. See more in our 2015 photo gallery here
Web: afropunk.com/festival/brooklyn


Evolution

What: Evolution
Where: St. Louis, MO
When: August 26-27
Who: The Black Keys, Brandi Carlile, The Black Crowes, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Brittany Howard, Ice Cube, Morgan Wade, Cautious Clay, Nikki Lane, Michigander, Modern English, Sugar Hill Gang, The Nude Party, and more
Why: St. Louis experiences Evolution.
Web: www.evolutionfestival.com


Iron Blossom

What: Iron Blossom
Where: Richmond, VA
When: August 26-27
Who: Hozier, Lord Huron, Noah Kahan, Elle King, Faye Webster, Rayland Baxter, Colony House, The Heavy Heavy, Nikki Lane, Devon Gilfillian, Celisse, Son Little, and more
Why: An Iron Blossom blooms in Monroe Park.
Web: ironblossomfestival.com


Is For Lovers

What: Is For Lovers – California
Where: Silverado, CA
When: August 26
Who: Alkaline Trio, Thrice, Sleeping With Sirens, Bayside, Thursday, Atreyu, Touche Amore, Hawthorne Heights, and more
Why: Hawthorne Heights throws a bunch of festivals For Lovers, including in California.
Web: www.isforloversfestival.com/california

 


September

Ravinia

What: Ravinia
Where: Highland Park, IL
When: April 22 – September 10
Who: Jason Mraz, Charlie Puth, Chicago, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Counting Crows, Ne-Yo, John Fogerty, Rebirth Brass Band, Boz Scaggs, Blues Traveler, John Legend, Jethro Tull, Buddy Guy, Train, Brandi Carlile, Carrie Underwood, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Pat Metheny Side-Eye, Shakti, Kenny Loggins, Béla Fleck, Yacht Rock Revue, Keb’ Mo’, and more
Why: Ravinia Park welcomes great outdoor shows all summer long.
Web:
www.ravinia.org


Ogden Twilight

What: Ogden Twilight
Where: Ogden, UT
When: May 6 – September 25
Who: M83, Kaskade, Beck, Bon Iver, The Flaming Lips, Phantogram, Noah Cyrus, Röyksopp, Sylvan Esso, Cigarettes After Sex, and more
Why: Changing your notions about Utah and Twilight.
Web: www.ogdentwilight.com


SummerStage

What: SummerStage
Where: New York, NY
When: June 3 – September 30
Who: Vance Joy, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Indigo Girls, Regina Spektor, Mt. Joy, Carl Cox, Cautious Clay, Manchester Orchestra, Jimmy Eat World, Hippo Campus, Sammy Rae, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Tanya Tucker, Andy Shauf, Skip Marley, Nick Hakim, Noname, Dead Prez, Julia Jacklin, Horsegirl, Kool & The Gang, Mdou Moctar, The Comet Is Coming, Grandmaster Flash, Waa Wei, Amy Shark, Garbage, Cavetown, Purple Disco Machine, Gus Dapperton, Metric, Larkin Poe, Tank & The Bangas, Nikki Lane, and more
Why: A mixture of paid benefit shows and free shows receiving those benefits are a staple every summer in the Big Apple at the iconic Central Park See our venue review & photos of Central Park SummerStage here
Web:
www.summerstage.org


Arc

What: Arc
Where: Chicago, IL
When: September 1-3
Who: Adam Beyer, Black Coffee, The Blessed Madonna, Boys Noize, Carl Craig, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim, John Summit, Loco Dice, Nina Kraviz, Wade, and more
Why: DJs Arc over Union Park.
Web:
arcmusicfestival.com


Camp Punksylvania

What: Camp Punksylvania
Where: Scranton, PA
When: September 1-3
Who: The Suicide Machines, A Wilhelm Scream, Tsunami Bomb, Bad Cop, Bad Cop, War On Women, The Dollyrots, and more
Why: Punks camp out in Scranton.
Web:
www.camppunksylvania.com


Caveman

What: Caveman
Where: Weston, CO
When: September 1-3
Who: JJ Grey & MOFRO, Shane Smith & The Saints, Dawes, Brent Cobb, Jamestown Revival, The Sheepdogs, and more
Why: Monument Lake is alt-country.
Web:
cavemanmusicfestival.com


Electric Zoo

What: Electric Zoo
Where: Randall’s Island, NY
When: September 1-3
Who: 3LAU, Adventure Club, Alison Wonderland, ATLiens, Big Gigantic, Boogie T, Canabliss, Chris Like, Cloonee, Dom Dolla, Dubfire, Excision, Galantis, GRiZ, Gryffin, J.Worra, John Summit, KX5, Liquid Stranger, Major Lazer, marshmello, Matroda, NGHTMRE, Nora En Pure, Nostalgix, Rusko, Said the Sky, Skream, The Chainsmokers, Tiësto, Zedd, Zeds Dead, and many more
Why: Electric Zoo is managing to bring European-style electronic craziness on New York City’s Randall’s Island for another year. See much more in our 2022 photo gallery here
Web:
electriczoofestival.com


Guided by Voices 40th Anniversary

What: Guided by Voices 40th Anniversary
Where: Dayton, OH
When: September 1-2
Who: Guided by Voices, Dinosaur Jr, Built To Spill, Heartless Bastards, and more
Why: The most prolific band in the world rocks their 40th anniversary.
Web:
www.guidedbyvoices.com


North Coast

What: North Coast
Where: Chicago, IL
When: September 1-3
Who: marshmello, Zeds Dead, Flume, Alison Wonderland, Ganja White Night, Alesso, Liquid Stranger, DJ Snake, Gigantic NGHTMRE, Chris Lake, Lane 8, Duke Dumont, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Chris Lorenzo, Jauz, Zomboy, A Hundred Drums, Canabliss, Elohim, Surf Messa, Wreckno, and more
Why: ‘Summer’s last stand’ returns to Chicago. Read & see much more in our recap of the inaugural 2010 edition here
Web: www.northcoastfestival.com


Riverfront Jazz

What: Riverfront Jazz
Where: Dallas, TX
When: September 1-3
Who: Shemieka Copeland, Lalah Hathaway, Stephanie Mills, Marcus Miller, and more
Why: Jazz comes to Dallas.
Web: www.tbaalriverfrontjazzfestival.org


Rocklahoma

What: Rocklahoma
Where: Pryor, OK
When: September 1-3
Who: Pantera, Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Bush, Chevelle, Corey Taylor, Daughtry, Theory of a Deadman, Ministry, Asking Alexandria, GWAR, Mammoth WVH, P.O.D, Atreyu, Skid Row, Buckcherry, Warrant, L.A. Guns, Filter, Fuel, Black Stone Cherry, Mothica, New Years Day, and more
Why: A bunch of hard rock acts? At least the name’s good (though it doesn’t pronounce right…).
Web: www.rocklahoma.com


RPM

What: RPM
Where: Montague, MA
When: September 1-3
Who: Weedeater, King Parrot, A Wilhelm Scream, and more
Why: Millers Fall Rod and Gun Club gets heavy.
Web: www.rpmfest.org


Bumbershoot

What: Bumbershoot
Where: Seattle, WA
When: September 2-3
Who: Sleater-Kinney, The Revivalists, ZHU, Jawbreaker, AFI, Brittany Howard, Fatboy Slim, Sunny Day Real Estate, Phantogram, Band of Horses, Descendents, Matt & Kim, Bomba Estéreo, Durand Jones, A-Trak, Ride, Valerie June, Benny the Butcher, Jacob Banks, Rebirth Brass Band, Temples, Puddles Pit Party, Dandy Warhols, Hunx and His Punx, Screaming Females, Reignwolf, and more
Why: Seattle welcomes the return of the impressive Bumbershoot. See more in our 2017 photo gallery here
Web:
www.bumbershoot.com


Down In the Valley

What: Down In the Valley
Where: Napa, CA
When: September 2-3
Who: The Head and The Heart, Waxahatchee, Dawes, Faye Webster, Madison Cunningham, Rayland Baxter, and more
Why: The Head and The Heart head Down In the Valley.
Web:
theheadandtheheart.com


She Rises

What: She Rises
Where: Taos, NM
When: September 2
Who: Andrea Magee, Shawn Colvin, Allison Russell, KT Tunstall, and more
Why: Andrew Magee and her women Rise in New Mexico
Web:
sherisesfest.com


Dancefestopia

What: Dancefestopia
Where: Kansas City, MO
When: September 4-10
Who: Zeds Dead, Excision, Subtronics, Borgore, Knife Party, Modestep, Sullivan King, Zomboy, A Hundred Drums, and more
Why: Get your dance on in the middle of the country.
Web: www.dancefestopia.com


Full Terror Assault

What: Full Terror Assault
Where: Cave In Rock, IL
When: September 6-9
Who: Cro-Mags, Cavalers, I Am Morbid, and more
Why: Behold the Full Terror Assault.
Web: fullterrorassault.com


Prog Power USA

What: Prog Power USA
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: September 6-9
Who: Kamelot, My Rat, and more
Why: Progressive & metal meet in Atlanta, USA.
Web: progpowerusa.com


Blue Ridge

What: Blue Ridge
Where: Danville, VA
When: September 7-10
Who: Pantera, Shinedown, Limp Bizkit, Evanescence, Megadeth, Lamb of God, Three Days Grace, Chevelle, Pierce the Veil, Parkway Drive, The Used, Motionless In White, Coheed and Cambria, The Pretty Reckless, Beartooth, Highly Suspect, Corey Taylor, Bad Omens, Black Label Society, Vince Neil, Asking Alexandria, Tech N9ne, Testament, Biohazard, Jinjer, Scott Stapp, Avatar, The Amity Affliction, Of Mice & Men, The Black Dahlia Murder, Atreyu, Crown the Empire, Memphis May Fire, Drowning Pool, Senses Fail, Nonpoint, Escape the Fate, and more
Why: Rock out in a big way among the Blue Ridge Mountains. See more in our 2021 photo gallery here
Web: blueridgerockfest.com


Hopscotch

What: Hopscotch
Where: Raleigh, NC
When:
September 7-9
Who: Pavement, Denzel Curry, Japanese Breakfast, King Krule, Alvvays, Dinosaur Jr, Margo Price, Sunny Day Real Estate, Digable Planets, Sarah Sherman, Soccer Mommy, Mild High Club, American Football, Sam Evian, Quasi, Kool Keith, Cro-Mags, Kate Davis, and more
Why: The Independent Weekly throws a great fest at venues across Raleigh.
Web:
hopscotchmusicfest.com


Park City Song Summit

What: Park City Song Summit
Where: Park City, UT
When: September 7-9
Who: Adia Victoria, Anders Osborne, Bobby Weir, Celisse, Chuck D, Cimafunk, Devon Gilfillian, Eric Krasno, Grandmaster Flash, JD Souther, Joe Pug, Joy Oladokun, Matisyahu, Steve Poltz, and more
Why: Labs & performances by songwriters galore.
Web: parkcitysongsummit.com


Bristol Rhythm & Roots ReunionWhat: Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Where:
Bristol, TN
When: September 8-10
Who: Nickel Creek, Margo Price, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Watchhouse, The Mavericks, 49 Winchester, Larkin Poe, Marty Stuart, Allison Russell, Sierra Hull, Wilderado, Jim Lauderdale, Adia Victoria, TK & The Holy Know-Nothings, Tommy Prine, and more
Why: Bristol can bring both the rhytm and the roots. See more in our 2022 photo gallery here
Web:
www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/festival


Meadowlark

What: Meadowlark
Where:
Stone Ridge, NY
When: September 8-10
Who: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Jolie Holland, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, and more
Why: American roots in the Hudson Valley.
Web:
www.meadowlarkfest.com


All In

What: All In
Where: Indianapolis, IN
When: September 9-10
Who: Tenacious D, Trey Anastasio, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Umphrey’s McGee, Greensky Bluegrass, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Cory Wong, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Andy Frasco & The U.N., and more
Why: All In at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. See more in our 2022 photo gallery here
Web:
allinfestival.com


Is For Lovers

What: Is For Lovers – Ohio
Where: Cincinnati, OH
When: September 9
Who: Jimmy Eat World, Alkaline Trio, Underøath, State Champs, Saosin, Hawthorne Heights, Relient K, KennyHoopla, Four Year Strong, and more
Why: Hawthorne Heights throws a bunch of festivals For Lovers, like in Ohio.
Web: www.isforloversfestival.com/ohio


Sabor + Ritmo

What: Sabor + Ritmo
Where: Napa, CA
When: September 9
Who: Manuel Turizo, Angela Aguilar, Banda La Activa, and more
Why: A celebration of Latin culture at the Silverado Resort & Spa.
Web: saborritmofestival.com


Is For Lovers

What: Is For Lovers – Tennessee
Where: Pelham, TN
When: September 10
Who: Underøath, Bayside, Mayday Parade, State Champs, Hawthorne Heights, and more
Why: Hawthorne Heights throws a bunch of festivals For Lovers, like in Tennessee.
Web: www.isforloversfestival.com/tennessee


Moon River

What: Moon River
Where: Chattanooga, TN
When: September 11-12
Who: CAAMP, Hozier, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Nickel Creek, Judan & The Lion, Marcus King, First Aid Kit, Noah Cyrus, Houndmouth, Larkin Pe, Wilder Woods, The Dip, Son Little, Flipturn, S.G. Goodman, and more
Why: Drew Holcomb brings a festival to Chattanooga. See much more in our 2015 photo gallery here
Web: moonriverfestival.com


Harvest Jazz & Blues

What: Harvest Jazz & Blues
Where: Fredericton, NB, Canada
When: September 12-17
Who: Broken Social Scene, Stars, Allison Russel, Daniel Lanois, Diunna Greenleaf, Gov’t Mule, Neal Francis, Trey Anastasio, White Denim, and more
Why: New Brunswick’s Harvest mixes the folk festivals of Canada with the jazz & blues of Acadia’s lineal descendants, Cajun country.
Web: www.harvestjazzandblues.com


Born & Raised

What: Born & Raised
Where: Pryor, OK
When: September 13-16
Who: Turnpike Troubadours, Whiskey Myers, Ryan Bingham, Randy Rogers Band, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Randy Houser, Reckless Kelly, 49 Winchester, The Texas Gentlemen, and more
Why: Born & Raised in Oklahoma!
Web: www.bornandraisedfestival.com


Bourbon & Beyond

What: Bourbon & Beyond
Where: Louisville, KY
When: September 14-17
Who: Brandi Carlile, The Killers, The Black Keys, Bruno Mars, Blondie, The Black Crowes, Duran Duran, Billy Strings, Train, Hozier, The Avett Brothers, Jon Batiste, Ryan Bingham, Spoon, Brittany Howard, Midland, Buddy Guy, B∆stille, First Aid Kit, Babyface, Aloe Blacc, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Gaslight Anthem, Mavis Staples, Drew Holcomb, Wayne Newton, City and Colour, ZZ Ward, Fantastic Negrito, Paolo Nutini, Inhaler, The Lone Bellow, Brandy Clark, Joy Oladokun, Maggie Rose, As You Were, The Lil Smokies, Sunny War, and many, many more
Why: Bourbon, bands & Beyond. Read more in our 2022 recap here
Web:
bourbonandbeyond.com


Desertfest

What: Desertfest
Where: New York, NY
When: September 14-16
Who: Melvins, Boris, Colour Haze, and more
Why: Shred the desert of New York City.
Web:
www.desertfestnewyork.com


Cave Mountain

What: Cave Mountain
Where: Windham Mountain, NY
When:
September 15-16
Who: Weezer, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Dinosaur Jr, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Albert Hammond Jr., Lee Fields, Courtney Marie Andrews, Sheer Mag, and more
Why: Rock the Mountain.
Web: cavemountainmusicfest.com


Homecoming

What: Homecoming
Where: Cincinnati, OH
When:
September 15-16
Who: The National, Pavement, Patti Smith, The Walkmen, Weyes Blood, Arooj Aftab, Snail Mail, Julia Jacklin, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: The National (QRO spotlight on) comes back to the hometown.
Web: www.americanmary.com/homecoming


Imagine

What: Imagine
Where: Rome, GA
When:
September 15-17
Who: Big Gigantic, Chris Lake, Dillon Francis, John Summit, Slander, NGHTMRE, Diesel, Sofi Tukker, Ganja White Night, Svdden Death, Vintage Culture, Boombox Cartel, The Floozies, Dr. Fresch, Zomboy, A Hundred Drums, and more
Why: Imagine all the DJs…
Web: www.imaginefestival.com


Music Midtown

What: Music Midtown
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: September 15-17
Who: Guns n’ Roses, Billie Eilish, P!nk, Flum, The 1975, Lil Baby, Incubus, Thirty Seconds To Mar, Pitbull, J.I.D, Niall Horan, Tove Lo, GloRilla, Masego, Yung Gravy, Louis the Child, First Aid Kit, Big Wild, Fletcher, Lizzy McAlpine, Maude Latour, JP Saxe, Inhaler, Joy Oladokun, UPSAHL, The National Parks, and many more
Why: Pop goes Midtown Atlanta. See much more in our big photo gallery here
Web: www.musicmidtown.com


Riot

What: Riot Fest
Where: Chicago, IL
When: September 15-17
Who: Foo Fighters, Turnstile, The Postal Service, Death Cab for Cutie, Queens of the Stone Age, The Cure, The Mars Volta, Mr. Bungle, Tegan & Sara, 100 gecs, The Gaslight Anthem, AFI, Death Grips, The Used, The Dresden Dolls, Say Anything, 070 Shake, The Breeders, Kim Gordon, Viagra Boys, Pup, The Interrupters, Flogging Molly, Frank Turner, Pennywise, Bayside, Ani DiFranco, Insane Clown Posse, Parliament Funkadelic, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, L.S. Dunes, Gorilla Biscuits, Ride, Cults, Code Orange, White Reaper, Fake Names, Thursday, Quicksand, Enter Shikari, Hawthorne Heights, Bowling For Soup, Braid, Jehnny Beth, Snapcase, The Bronx, The Exploited, Black Angels, Warpaint, Nothing, Screaming Females, Rival Schools, Caroline Rose, Quasi, Corey Feldman, Olivia Jean, The Aquadolls, and many, many more
Why: Riot Fest collects punks & more, old & young, with a top-tier line-up. Read and see much more in our big recap here
Web: www.riotfest.org


Telluride Blues & Brew

What: Telluride Blues & Brews
Where: Telluride, CO
When: September 15-17
Who: Bonnie Raitt, The Roots, The Revivalists, The Teskey Brothers, The Record Company, Christon “Kingfish” Ingram, The Teskey Brothers, Anders Osborne, Buffalo Nichols, Adia Victoria, The Heavy Heavy, Jackie Venson, Lady A, Fred Thomas, and more
Why: Have some blues – and some brews.
Web: www.tellurideblues.com


Commonwealth

What: Commonwealth
Where: Boston, MA
When: September 16
Who: Cousin Stizz, Buddy, Kenny Mason, and more
Why: Hip-hop at the Boston Seaport.
Web: commonwealthfest.com


Lights On

What: Lights On
Where: Mountain View, CA
When: September 16-17
Who: H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, partynextdoor, Don Toliver, Tooshii, Smino, and more
Why: H.E.R. puts on her own festival at Shoreline Festival Grounds.
Web: lightsonfest.com


Shaq Bass All-Stars

What: Shaq Bass All-Stars
Where: Fort Worth, TX
When: September 16
Who: Diesel, Alison Wonderland, Sullivan King, and more
Why: The Round Mound of Rebound spins up his own festival.
Web: shaqsbassallstars.com


Sea.Hear.Now

What: Sea.Hear.Now
Where: Asbury Park, NJ
When: September 16-17
Who: The Killers, Foo Fighters, Weezer, Greta Van Fleet, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Rebelution, Mt. Joy, Sheryl Crow, Tash Sultana, The Beach Boys, The Breeders, Royal Blood, Bob Moses, Tegan & Sara, Cory Wong, Oteil & Friends, Joey Valence & Brae, Living Colour, Babe Rainbow, Sunflower Bean, and more
Why: Rock Asbury Park. See much more in our 2021 photo gallery here
Web:
www.seahearnowfestival.com


Bull City Summit

What: Bull City Summit
Where: Durham, NC
When: September 15-18
Who: A Place To Bury Strangers, Anders Osborne, Death From ABove 1979, Emily Wolfe, Lee Fields, and more
Why: A musical Summit in Bull City.
Web: www.bullcitysummit.com


Is For Lovers

What: Is For Lovers – Massachusetts
Where: Mansfield, MA
When: September 17
Who: Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Bayside, Silverstein, Hawthorne Heights, and more
Why: Hawthorne Heights throws a bunch of festivals For Lovers, like in Massachusetts.
Web: www.isforloversfestival.com/massachusetts


AmericanaFest

What: AmericanaFest
Where: Nashville, TN
When: September 19-23
Who: Bahamas, The Band of Heathens, Dale Watson, Fruition, Lori McKenna, Maggie Rose, North Mississippi Allstars, Park Millsap, Rufus Wainwright, Sarah Josz, Shovels & Rope, Steep Canyon Rangers, Stusto, Tommy Prine, The Wild Feathers, and many more
Why: Music festival in Nashville couldn’t be more American(a). Read much more in our recap here
Web: americanamusic.org/about-americanafest


Louder Than Life

What: Louder Than Life
Where: Louisville, KY
When: September 21-24
Who: Foo Fighters, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Green Day, Queens of the Stone Age, Pantera, Godsmack, Weezer, Rancid, Limp Bizkit, Falling In Reverse, Turnstile, Run the Jewels, Pierce the Veil, Megadeth, 311, Coheed and Cambria, Corey Taylor, Parkway Drive, Flogging Molly, The Interrupters, Asking Alexandria, Dance Gavin Dance, Royal Blood, Bad Omens, AWOLNATION, Rival Sons, The Hu, Avatar, White Reaper, L7, Enter Shikari, The Amity Affliction, Billy Talent, Mayday Parade, Memphis May Fire, Miss May I, Deafheaven, Nothing But Thieves, You Me At Six, Senses Fail, Boston Manor, The Bronx, Nothing, Nowhere, Mannequin Pussy, Starcrawler, Widow7, and many, many more
Why: Louisville is Louder Than Life. Read more in our 2022 recap here
Web:
louderthanlifefestival.com


Pygmalion

What: Pygmalion
Where: Champaign-Urbana, IL
When:
September 21-23
Who: Lauren Mayberry, Bryce Vine, Susto, Ratboys, Claud, Divino Niño, Man On Man, Madison McFerrin, Ax & The Hatchetmen, Sen Morimoto, and more
Why: Central Illinois’s Pygmalion Music Festival returns.
Web:
www.thepygmalionfestival.com


Cascade Equinox

What: Cascade Equinox
Where: Redmond, OR
When: September 22-24
Who: Pretty Lights, Goose, Big Wild, Phantogram, Trevor Hall, Of the Trees, Emancipator, Fruition, Opiuo, LP Giobbi, Manic Focus, The Main Squeeze, The Mother Hips, and more
Why: Cross-genre festival & camping.
Web: cascadeequinox.com


Cold Waves

What: Cold Waves
Where: Chicago, IL
When: September 22-24
Who: IAMX, Frontline Assembly, Godflesh, Riki, and more
Why: A Cold Wave of goth passes over the Windy City. See much more in our 2018 photo gallery here
Web: www.coldwaves.net


Format

What: Format
Where: Bentonville, AR
When: September 22-24
Who: LCD Soundsystem, Alanis Morissette, Leon Bridges, Tash Sultana, Modest Mouse, Jamie xx, Little Simz, Big Wild, Bob Moses, Channel Tres, Poolside, Digable Planets, Paul Cauthen, LP Giobbi, Green Velvet, serpentwithfeet, Digitalism, The Pharcyde, Madeline Edwards, Nikki Lane, Sudan Archives, and more
Why: Big beats & more – in Arkansas.
Web: www.format-festival.com


Fresh Grass – Bentonville

What: Fresh Grass – North Adams
Where: North Adams, MA
When: September 22-24
Who: Dropkick Murphys, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Sierra Ferrell, Rhiannon Giddens, The Devil Makes Three, Aoife O’Donovan, Allison Russell, Bombino, Buffalo Nichols, Sunny War, and more
Why: Celebrate bluegrass & more in Massachussetts – and earlier in Arkansas (see above).
Web: freshgrass.com/north-adams


Life Is Beautiful

What: Life Is Beautiful
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: September 22-24
Who: The Killers, Kendrick Lamar, ODESZA, Flume, The 1975, Khalid, Nelly, Omar Apollo, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blxst, Madeon, Kim Petras, John Summit, Ferg, Bebe Rexha, Dayglow, Cigarettes After Sex, Rina Sawayama, Claptone, Yung Gravy, Goth Babe, Inhaler, The Wombats, Raye, Amber Mark, J. Worra, Wilderado, Miya Folick, Jawny, Roosevelt, Almost Monday, Charlotte Sands, and many more
Why: Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas. Read much more in our 2018 recap here
Web:
lifeisbeautifulfestival.com


Lost Lands

What: Lost Lands
Where: Legend Valley, OH
When: September 22-24
Who: Atliens, Bear Grillz, Boogie T, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Diesel, Dr. Fresch, Excision, Sullivan King, G Jones, Illenium, Keys N Krates, Kill the Noise, LSDream, Madeon, Modestep, Pendulum, Rezz, Rusko, Said the Sky, Subtronics, Troyboi, A Hundred Drums, and more
Why: Excision brings the DJs to Ohio.
Web:
www.lostlandsfestival.com


Making Time

What: Making Time
Where: Philadelphia, PA
When: September 22-24
Who: Jamie xx, Helena Hauff, Avalon Emerson, Julianna Barwick, Laurel Halo, Carmen Villain, and more
Why: So, so many DJs at Fort Mifflin.
Web:
makingtimeisrad.com


Monterey Jazz

What: Monterey Jazz
Where: Monterey, CA
When: September 22-24
Who: Herbie Hancock, Thundercat, Dianne Reeves, Snarky Puppy, Samara Joy, Jamie Cullum, Terence Blanchard, Terri Lyne Carrington, John Scofield, and more
Why: It’s the 66th (!) anniversary of Monterey Jazz.
Web:
montereyjazzfestival.org


Sing Out Loud

What: Sing Out Loud
Where: St. Augustine, FL
When: September 22-23
Who: The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, Maggie Rogers, Lord Huron, Yola, Elle King, and more
Why: Sing Out Out Loud in St. Augustine. See more in our photo gallery here
Web:
singoutloudfestival.com


XPoNential

What: XPoNential
Where:
Camden, NJ
When: September 22-24
Who: The War On Drugs, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats, Jenny Lewis, Patti Smith, Taj Mahal, Kathleen Edwards, The Revivalists, Samantha Fish, The Suffers, Lucinda Williams, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, Neal Francis, Valerie June, Felice Brothers, Buffalo Nichols, Houndmouth, Lo Moon, Bartees Starnage, and more
Why: WXPN 88.5 holds an Americana alt-country fest at Camden’s Waterfront.
Web:
xpnfest.org


Alta

What: Alta
Where: San Luis Obispo County, CA
When: September 23-24
Who: Sublime with Rome, Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Pepper, Shwaze, and more
Why: Good vibes at Avila Beach Golf Resort.
Web:
www.altamusicfestival.com


CRSSD – Spring

What: CRSSD – Fall
Where: San Diego, CA
When: September 23-24
Who: Flume, Underworld, The Blaze, Elderbrook, Basement Jaxx, Chris Lake, Fatboy Slim, FISHER, Charlotte de Witte, LP Giobbi, Röyksopp, SG Lewis, Ladytron, Todd Terje, and more
Why: Spinning up a strong electronic festival at San Diego’s Waterfront Park. Read much more in our 2017 Spring recap here
Web: crssdfest.com


Farm Aid

What: Farm Aid
Where: Noblesville, IN
When: September 23
Who: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Margo Price, Bobby Weir, Lukas Nelson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Allison Russell, The String Cheese Incident, and more
Why: The Red-Headed Stranger’s iconic benefit festival to end benefit festivals.
Web: www.farmaid.org/festival


Furnace

What: Furnace
Where: Birmingham, AL
When: September 23-24
Who: MXPX, Turnstile, Bane, Pennywise, Between the Buried and Me, Bouncing Souls, Thursday, Saosin, Enter Shikari, Hatebreed, Anberlin, Relient K, Knuckle Puck, The Bronx, Gorilla Biscuits, and more
Why: Excision brings the DJs to Ohio.
Web:
www.furnacefest.us


Global Citizen

What: Global Citizen
Where: New York, NY
When: September 23
Who: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion, Conan Gray, and more
Why: Need to be a Global Citizen.
Web: www.globalcitizen.org/en/festival/nyc/2023


Woodsist

What: Woodsist
Where: Accord, NY
When: September 23-24
Who: Kevin Morby, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Avey Tare, Woods, Cass McCombs, Bombino, and more
Why: Woodsist Records throws their party at Arrowood Farms.
Web: www.woodsist.com


Pop MontrealWhat: Pop Montréal
Where: Montréal, QC, Canada
When: September 27 – October 1
Who: Bonny Prince Billy, Do Make Say Think, Junglepussy, Rich Aucoin, Shabazz Palaces, Sunset Rubdown, U.S. Girls, Bell Orchestre, Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul, Islands, Becca Mancari, Men I Trust, and more
Why: The artistic alt-SXSW showcases acts based on artistic style, not commercial viability, in the snowy but beautifully European Montreal, with a mix of socially distant in-person shows & online (they can pull this off in Canada…).
Web: www.popmontreal.com/en



Goner

What: Goner
Where: Memphis, TN
When: September 28 – October 1
Who: OSEES, The Mummies, The Gories, The Cool Jerks, Chubby & The Gang, and more
Why: Goner Fest brings a weekend of rock ‘n’ roll to Memphis.
Web:
goner-records.com/pages/gonerfest


Same Same But Different

What: Same Same But Different
Where: Perris, CA
When:
September 28 – October 1
Who: Big Wild, GRiZ, Louis the Child, Polo & Pan, Hippie Sabotage, What So Not, Blu Detiger, The Motet, and more
Why: Lake Perris welcomes the Same Same But Different.
Web:
www.ssbdfest.com


Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

What: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Where: San Francisco, CA
When: September 29 – October 1
Who: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Rufus Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, The Church, Lilly Hiatt, Say She She, The Teskey Brothers, John Doe, Lucero, Sierra Hull, Valerie June, M. Ward, The Travelin’ McCourys, Steve Earle, Christopher “Kingfish” Ingram, Shakey Graves, Chuck Prophet, Bombino, Neal Francis, Buffalo Nichols, Thee Sacred Souls, Bahamas, Gaby Moreno, and more
Why: Golden Gate Park welcomes big names that may not be strictly bluegrass, but is free!
Web: www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com


Mempho

What: Mempho
Where: Memphis, TN
When: September 29 – October 1
Who: The Black Crowes, My Morning Jacket, Turnpike Troubadours, Ween, Lake Street Dive, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Band of Horses, Tash Sultana, Dinosaur Jr, Lucius, Larkin Poe, Paul Cauthen, The War and Treaty, Devon Gilfillian, Courtnie Marie Andrews, and more
Why: Rock out in the Memphis Botanic Garden.
Web: www.memphofest.com


Oceans Calling

What: Oceans Calling
Where: Ocean City, MD
When: September 29 – October 1
Who: Jack Johnson, Alanis Morissette, John Mayer, The Lumineers, Weezer, Incubus, Slightly Stoopid, Third Eye Blind, Noah Kahan, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nighsweats, Dirty Birds, Sheryl Crow, Michael Franti & Speahead, O.A.R., Declan McKenna, Dispatch, Fitz & The Tantrums, Grace Potter, Jimmy Eat World, Paolo Nutini, Ben Harper, The Wallflowers, G. Love Special Sauce, Matt & Kim, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Devon Gilfillian, Gin Blossoms, Robert Randolph Band, ALO, White Reaper, Michigander, O.A.R., and more
Why: Oceans (City) is Calling.
Web: www.oceanscallingfestival.com


Ohana

What: Ohana
Where: Dana Point, CA
When: September 29 – October 1
Who: The Killers, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, Pretenders, The Chicks, HAIM, Father John Misty, The War On Drugs, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, The Backseat Lovers, Goose, Japanese Breakfast, Glen Hansard, Charley Crockett, Suki Waterhouse, Thee Sacred Souls, Lucius, Amos Lee, Dhani Harrison, Lido Pimienta, and more
Why: Doheny State Beach welcomes some nice sounds to the shore.
Web:
www.ohanafest.com


Roots n Blues

What: Roots n Blues
Where: Columbia, MO
When: September 29 – October 1
Who: The Avett Brothers, Grace Potter, Jason Isbell, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats, Ben Folds, The Mavericks, Sam Bush, Jackie Greene, Rayland Baxter, and more
Why: Stephens Lake Park welcomes Roots and Blues.
Web: rootsnbluesbbq.com


Sound On Sound

What: Sound On Sound
Where: Bridgeport, CT
When: September 29 – October 1
Who: Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Mayer, Alanis Morissette, Trey Anastasio, Hozier, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats, Dispatch, Lord Huron, Mt. Joy, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Steel Pulse, Joy Oladokun, Margo Price, Sammy Rae, Cautious Clay, Gin Blossoms, and more
Why: A new festival celebrating world class music, local cuisine, craft beer & more comes to Connecticut for a second year. Read & see more in our recap here
Web: soundonsoundct.com


All Things Go

What: All Things Go
Where: Washington, D.C.
When: September 30 – October 1
Who: Lana Del Rey, Maggie Rogers, boygenius, Carly Rae Jepsen, MUNA, Mt. Joy, beabadoobee, Arlo Parks, Lizzy McAlpine, Alex G, Dayglow, Alvvays, FLETCHER, Ethel Cain, Samia, Suki Waterhouse, Vundabar, Peach Pit, Tegan & Sara, The Wombats, Meet Me @ The Altar, Sudan Archives, and more
Why: All women (and men) Go to Merriweather Post Pavilion. See more in our 2022 photo gallery here
Web: allthingsgofestival.com


Portola

What: Portola
Where: San Francisco, CA
When: September 30 – October 1
Who: Eric Prydz, Skrillex, Chris Lake, Armand Van Helden, Polo & Pan, Labrinth, Thundercat, Nelly Furtado, Rina Sawayama, Jai Paul, Carl Cox, Underworld, Major Lazer, Charlotte de Witte, Bonobo, Masego, Jasement Jaxx, Hot Chip, Chromeo, Little Dragon, Little Simz, Flying Lotus, SBTRKT, Todd Terje, Róisín Murphy, Jon Hopkins, 2manydjs, Avalon Emerson, and more
Why: Alt-dance returns to the Bay Area. See much more in our photo gallery here
Web: www.portolamusicfestival.com

 


October

Pop MontrealWhat: Pop Montréal
Where: Montréal, QC, Canada
When: September 27 – October 1
Who: Bonny Prince Billy, Do Make Say Think, Junglepussy, Rich Aucoin, Shabazz Palaces, Sunset Rubdown, U.S. Girls, and more
Why: The artistic alt-SXSW showcases acts based on artistic style, not commercial viability, in the snowy but beautifully European Montreal, with a mix of socially distant in-person shows & online (they can pull this off in Canada…).
Web: www.popmontreal.com/en


Portola

What: Portola
Where: San Francisco, CA
When: September 30 – October 1
Who: Eric Prydz, Skrillex, Chris Lake, Armand Van Helden, Polo & Pan, Labrinth, Thundercat, Nelly Furtado, Rina Sawayama, Jai Paul, Carl Cox, Underworld, Major Lazer, Charlotte de Witte, Bonobo, Masego, Jasement Jaxx, Hot Chip, Chromeo, Little Dragon, Little Simz, Flying Lotus, SBTRKT, Todd Terje, Róisín Murphy, Jon Hopkins, 2manydjs, Avalon Emerson, and more
Why: Alt-dance returns to the Bay Area.
Web: www.portolamusicfestival.com


Goner

What: Goner
Where: Memphis, TN
When: September 28 – October 1
Who: Shannon & The Clams, King Khan & BBQ Show, Gee Tee, Spray Paint, Compulsive Gamblers, Tyvek, Negative Approach, and more
Why: Goner Fest brings a weekend of rock ‘n’ roll to Memphis.
Web:
goner-records.com/pages/gonerfest


Same Same But Different

What: Same Same But Different
Where: Perris, CA
When:
September 28 – October 1
Who: Big Wild, GRiZ, Louis the Child, Polo & Pan, Hippie Sabotage, What So Not, Blu Detiger, The Motet, and more
Why: Lake Perris welcomes the Same Same But Different.
Web:
www.ssbdfest.com


Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

What: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Where: San Francisco, CA
When: September 29 – October 1
Who: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Rufus Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, The Church, Lilly Hiatt, Say She She, The Teskey Brothers, John Doe, Lucero, Sierra Hull, Valerie June, M. Ward, The Travelin’ McCourys, Steve Earle, Christopher “Kingfish” Ingram, Shakey Graves, Chuck Prophet, Bombino, Neal Francis, Buffalo Nichols, Thee Sacred Souls, Bahamas, Gaby Moreno, and more
Why: Golden Gate Park welcomes big names that may not be strictly bluegrass, but is free!
Web: www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com


Mempho

What: Mempho
Where: Memphis, TN
When: September 29 – October 1
Who: The Black Crowes, My Morning Jacket, Turnpike Troubadours, Ween, Lake Street Dive, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Band of Horses, Tash Sultana, Dinosaur Jr, Lucius, Larkin Poe, Paul Cauthen, The War and Treaty, Devon Gilfillian, Courtnie Marie Andrews, and more
Why: Rock out in the Memphis Botanic Garden.
Web: www.memphofest.com


Oceans Calling

What: Oceans Calling
Where: Ocean City, MD
When: September 29 – October 1
Who: Jack Johnson, Alanis Morissette, John Mayer, The Lumineers, Weezer, Incubus, Slightly Stoopid, Third Eye Blind, Noah Kahan, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nighsweats, Dirty Birds, Sheryl Crow, Michael Franti & Speahead, O.A.R., Declan McKenna, Dispatch, Fitz & The Tantrums, Grace Potter, Jimmy Eat World, Paolo Nutini, Ben Harper, The Wallflowers, G. Love Special Sauce, Matt & Kim, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Devon Gilfillian, Gin Blossoms, Robert Randolph Band, ALO, White Reaper, Michigander, O.A.R., and more
Why: Oceans (City) is Calling.
Web: www.oceanscallingfestival.com


Ohana

What: Ohana
Where: Dana Point, CA
When: September 29 – October 1
Who: To be anounced
Why: Doheny State Beach welcomes some nice sounds to the shore.
Web:
www.ohanafest.com


Roots n Blues

What: Roots n Blues
Where: Columbia, MO
When: September 29 – October 1
Who: The Avett Brothers, Grace Potter, Jason Isbell, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats, Ben Folds, The Mavericks, Sam Bush, Jackie Greene, Rayland Baxter, and more
Why: Stephens Lake Park welcomes Roots and Blues.
Web: rootsnbluesnbbq.com


Sound On Sound

What: Sound On Sound
Where: Bridgeport, CT
When: September 29 – October 1
Who: Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Mayer, Alanis Morissette, Trey Anastasio, Hozier, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats, Dispatch, Lord Huron, Mt. Joy, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Steel Pulse, Joy Oladokun, Margo Price, Sammy Rae, Cautious Clay, Gin Blossoms, and more
Why: A new festival celebrating world class music, local cuisine, craft beer & more comes to Connecticut for a second year. Read & see more in our 2022 recap here
Web: soundonsoundct.com


All Things Go

What: All Things Go
Where: Washington, D.C.
When: September 30 – October 1
Who: Lana Del Rey, Maggie Rogers, boygenius, Carly Rae Jepsen, MUNA, Mt. Joy, beabadoobee, Arlo Parks, Lizzy McAlpine, Alex G, Dayglow, Alvvays, FLETCHER, Ethel Cain, Samia, Suki Waterhouse, Vundabar, Peach Pit, Tegan & Sara, The Wombats, Meet Me @ The Altar, Sudan Archives, and more
Why: All women (and men) Go to Merriweather Post Pavilion. See more in our 2022 photo gallery here
Web: allthingsgofestival.com


Hillberry

What: Hillberry
Where: Eureka Springs, AR
When:
October 4-8
Who: Railroad Earth, moe., The Wood Brothers, Leftover Salmon, Elephant Revival, Kellergrass, Kitchen Dwellers, Neal Francis, Sierra Hull, and more
Why: Railroad Earth brings a harvest festival to Arkansas.
Web: hillberryfestival.com


Aftershock

What: Aftershock
Where: Sacramento, CA
When: October 5-8
Who: Guns N’ Roses, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Godsmack, Pantera, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age, Limp Bizkit, Megadeth, Rancid, Turnstile, 311, The Cult, AFI, I Prevail, Dance Gavin Dance, Pennywise, Parkway Drive, Coheed and Cambria, Corey Taylor, Bad Omens, Skillet, Daughtry, The Hu, L7, Avatar, Bad Flower, Deafheaven, Nothing But Thieves, White Reaper, The Amity Affliction, Escape the Fate, Mayday Parade, Memphis May Fire, Senses Fail, You Me At Six, Boston Manor, Billy Talent, Converge, The Bronx, Don Broco, Nothing, Nowhere, Jehnny Beth, and more
Why: Today’s hard rock comes to the capitol of the Bear Republic.
Web: www.aftershockconcert.com


Suwannee Roots Revival

What: Suwannee Roots Revival
Where: Live Oak, FL
When: October 5-8
Who: Trampled by Turtles, Hot Tuna Electric, Donna the Buffalo, and more
Why: Jam out at the Spirit of the Suwannee.
Web: www.suwanneerootsrevival.com


Austin City Limits

What: Austin City Limits
Where: Austin, TX
When: October 6-8 & 13-15
Who: Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons, ODESZA, The Lumineers, Shania Twain, Alanis Morissette, The 1975, Hozier, Laki Uchis, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Maggie Rogers, Noah Kahan, Cigarettes After Sex, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Niall Horan, Lil Yachty, Mt. Joy, Tove Lo, The Mars Volta, Above & Beyond, The Revivalists, Bob Moses, Portugal. The Man, Death Grips, M83, Rina Sawayama, Tash Sultana, Coi Leray, GloRilla, Little Zimz, Poolside, Chromeo, Tegan & Sara, The Breeders, The Walkmen, Suki Waterhouse, Morgan Wade, Jessie Ware, Declan McKenna, Tanye Tucker, The Teskey Brothers, Ethel Cain, Yves Tumor, Gus Dapperton, THee Sacred Souls, Half•Alive, Ben Kweller, Del Water Gap, Sudan Archives, Michigander, Madison Cunningham, Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul, Devon Gilfillian, Celisse, Abraham Alexander, Calder Allen, Asleep At the Wheel, Bass Drum of Death, SHAED, and many, many more
Why: ‘The Live Music Capital of the World’ & America’s longest-running live music show bring their festival back to Zilker Park with another ridiculously stocked line-up of both old & new, mainstream & not – for two weekends! Read & see much more in our big recap of Weekend One hereRead & see much more in our big recap of Weekend Two here
Web: www.aclfestival.com


Power Trip

What: Power Trip
Where: Indio, CA
When: October 6-8
Who: Guns n’ Roses, AC/DC, Metallica, Tool, Iron Maiden, and Judas Priest
Why: Heavy metal in the home of Coachella.
Web: powertrip.live


Rebels & Renegades

What: Rebels & Renegades
Where: Monterey County, CA
When: October 6-8
Who: Wilco, Whiskey Myers, Turnpike Troubadours, Old Crow Medicine Show, Charley Crockett, Shakey Graves, Elle King, The Devil Makes Three, Morgan Wade, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Paul Cauthen, The Wood Brothers, Sierra Ferrell, Kurt Vile & The Violators, The War and Treaty, The California Honeydrops, The Infamous Stringdusters, Reckless Kelly, Rayland Baxter, and more
Why: Rebels and Renegades come to Monterey County.
Web: www.rebelsandrenegadesfest.com


Reggae Rise Up – Las Vegas

What: Reggae Rise Up – Las Vegas
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: October 6-8
Who: Stick Figure, Damien Marley, Rebelution, Iration, Koffee, Pepper, Method Man & Redman, Collie Buddz, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Tribal Seeds, Shwayze, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Badfish, and more
Why: Reggae Rises Up in Vegas.
Web: reggaeriseup.com/vegas


Philly Music Fest

What: Philly Music Fest
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: October 6-8
Who: Kurt Vile & The Violators, Marian Hill, Ryan Gilfillian, and more
Why: Philly is a hard rock town.
Web: www.phillymusicfest.com


Flannel Jam

What: Flannel Jam
Where: Marshfield, MA & Nantucket, MA
When: October 8-9
Who: Old Crow Medicine Show, Chadwick Stokes, Futurebirds, and more
Why: Fly the Flannel.
Web: www.levitateflanneljam.com


Mondo

What: Mondo
Where: New York, NY
When: October 10-13
Who: Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram, Olivia Hellman, Joe Sumner, and more
Why: From the creators of the late CMJ (QRO recap of its final year) comes this latest NYC multi-venue fest. Read & see much more in our big 2016 inaugural recap here
Web: www.mondo.nyc


Eclipse Utopia

What: Eclipse Utopia
Where: Burnet, TX
When: October 13-14
Who: !!!, The Octopus Project, Maggie Koerner, Henry Invisible, and more
Why: Witness the annular eclipse at the site of UTOPIAfest. Read & see much more in our ’23 recap here
Web: www.utopiafest.com


Golden Sky

What: Golden Sky
Where: Sacramento, CA
When: October 14-15
Who: Jon Pardi, Eric Church, Park McCollum, Maren Morris, Wynonna Judd, Lainey Wilson, Elle King, Jordan King, Ingrid Andress, Eli Young, and more
Why: A Golden Sky in the Golden State.
Web: goldenskyfestival.com


Love Loud - Washington

What: Love Loud – Washington
Where: Washington, D.C.
When: October 17
Who: Lindsey Stirling, Victoria Monét, Allison Russell, and more
Why: Bringing the rainbow Love to the heart of the American government.
Web: loveloudfest.com


Greenville Country

What: Greenville Country
Where: Greenville, SC
When: October 20-22
Who: Cody Johnson, Brooks & Dunn, Baily Zimmerman, Midland, Travis Tritt, Nate Smith, Paul Cauthen, and more
Why: Of course South Carolina is Country.
Web: www.gvlfest.com


III Points

What: III Points
Where: Miami, FL
When: October 20-21
Who: LCD Soundsystem, Rosalía, Flume, Porter Robinson, Fisher, Black Coffee, James Blake, Joji, Orbital, Chris Lake, Polo & Pan, Bob Moses, Madeon, Busta Rhymes, John Summit, Freddie Gibbs, Tycho, The Marías, and more
Why: Miami covers all the Points.
Web: iiipoints.com


Highball

What: Highball
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: October 21-22
Who: Band of Horses, The Head and The Heart, Futurebirds, Wednesday, Seratones, The Whigs, S.G. Goodman, and more
Why: The Futurebirds bring their own festival to Pullman Yards.
Web: shark-spinach-ae7w.squarespace.com


When We Were Young

What: When We Were Young
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: October 21-22
Who: Green Day, Blink-182, 30 Seconds To Mars, The Offspring, Good Charlotte, 5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low, Something Corporate, Rise Against, Thrice, Pierce the Veil, Gym Class Heroes, Motion City Soundtrack, Yellowcard, Saves the Day, The Academy Is…, Michelle Branch, Say Anything, Bowling For Soup, Less Than Jake, Sum 41, Turnover, Goldfinger, Simple Plan, Beach Bunny, Joyce Manor, Plain White T’s, New Found Glory, The Front Bottoms, The Wrecks, and more
Why: Celebrate your younger days like you’re out on the Warped Tour. See much more in our big photo gallery here
Web: www.whenwewereyoungfestival.com


S.S. Neverender

What: S.S. Neverender
Where: Miami, FL to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
When: October 23-27
Who: Coheed and Cambria, Sunny Day Real Estate, Animals As Leaders, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Mannequin Pussy, Anthony Green, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: Take to the high seas to celebrate 20 years of In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth:3.
Web: www.ssneverender.com


Levitation

What: Levitation
Where: Austin, TX
When: October 26-29
Who: BADBADNOTGOOD, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Unwound, Oneohtrix Point Never, Flying Lotus, The Black Angels, Beach Fossils, DJ Shadow, Death From Above 1979, AMy & The Sniffers, Panda Bear + Sonic Boom, Ty Segall, Shannon & The Clams, The Dandy Warhols, Durand Jones, Turnover, Armand Hammer, High On Fire, The Church, Yeule, Blonde Redhead, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Say She She, JJUUJJUU, Speedy Ortiz, Alan Palomo, Dead Meadow, SASAMI, Eshu Tune, Fat Tony, Ganser, Annabelle Chairlegs, and more
Why: Levitation comes to Austin, to play host to a mixture of indie & psych, thanks to The Black Angels (QRO spotlight on). Read & see more in 2022 our recap here
Web: levitation-austin.com


Suwannee Hulaween

What: Suwannee Hulaween
Where: Live Oak, FL
When: October 26-29
Who: Big Wild, Channel Tres, Dispatch, Elderbrook, Goose, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, John Summit, Les Claypool, Mt. Joy, Pretty lights, Smino, Trey Anastasio, The String Cheese Incident, Blu DeTiger, Boogie T, Lettuce, and more
Why: A strong combination of jam & EDM on Hulaween.
Web: suwanneehulaween.com


Fest 21

What: Fest 21
Where: Gainesville, FL
When: October 27-29
Who: Thursday, Descendents, Less Than Jake, Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits, The Wonder Years, Dillinger Four, Lucero, GWAR, Sparta, ALL, Laura Jane Grace, Samiam, Mustard Plug, Braid, Strike Anywhere, The Pietasters, Smoking Popes, Cloud Nothings, Eve 6, Tim Barry, Chris Gethard, and more
Why: Punk of all stripes returns to north Florida before Halloween.
Web:
www.thefestfl.com


Heavy Chicago

What: Heavy Chicago
Where: Chicago, IL
When: October 28 & November 4-5
Who: Corrosion of Conformity, Trouble, Nebula, D.R.I., and more
Why: Avondale Music Hall gets Heavy.
Web: www.heavychicago.com


ONE

What: ONE
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: October 28-29
Who: Kendrick Lamar, Janet Jackson, Brent Faiyaz, Megan Thee Stallion, Bryson Tiller, Kodak Black, Coi Leray, The-Dream, Smino, Chief Keef, Jadakiss, Coco Jones, El DeBarge, Nelly, KRS-One, Killer Mike, Waka Flocka, Too Short, Big Daddy Kane, and more
Why: It’s ONE Music Fest in Piedmont Park.
Web: onemusicfest.com


Headbangers Boat

What: Headbangers Boat
Where: Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas
When: October 31 – November 4
Who: Lamb of God, Mastodon, Testament, Hatebreed, GWAR, Municipal Waste, and more
Why: Headbang on the high seas.
Web: www.headbangersboat.com

 


November & December

Heavy Chicago

What: Heavy Chicago
Where: Chicago, IL
When: October 28 & November 4-5
Who: Corrosion of Conformity, Trouble, Nebula, D.R.I., and more
Why: Avondale Music Hall gets Heavy.
Web: www.heavychicago.com


Headbangers Boat

What: Headbangers Boat
Where: Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas
When: October 31 – November 4
Who: Lamb of God, Mastodon, Testament, Hatebreed, GWAR, Municipal Waste, and more
Why: Headbang on the high seas.
Web: www.headbangersboat.com


Freakout

What: Freakout
Where: Seattle, WA
When: November 2-5
Who: Allah Las, The Gories, The Spits, Sextile, Night Beats, Acid Mothers Temple, Death Valley Girls, and more
Why: Freakout in Seattle.
Web: www.the-freakout.com


Love Loud - Salt Talk City

What: Love Loud – Salt Lake City
Where: Salt Lake City, UT
When: November 3
Who: Tegan & Sara, LAUV, Mother Mother, and more
Why: Bringing the rainbow Love to the heart of the Mormon Church.
Web: loveloudfest.com


EDSea

What: EDSea
Where: Miami, FL to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas
When: November 4-8
Who: Afrojack, Benny Benassi, Black Tiger Sex Machine, CID, Cloonee, Emo Nite, Galantis, Honeyluv, Kill the Noise, Kream, Louis the Child, Reaper, Riot Ten, Seven Lions, Shiba San, Slander, Tokimonsta, Wax Motif, Zeds Dead, and more
Why: Electric Daisy heads to the high seas.
Web: www.edsea.com


Punk in the Park - Orange County

What: Punk in the Park – Orange County
Where: Orange County, CA
When: November 4-5
Who: Pennywise, Descendents, Circle Jerks, Goldfinger, The Suicide Machines, The Lawrence Arms, The Dwarves, A Wilhelm Scream, The Queers, and more
Why: Bring some punk to Oak Canyon Park.
Web: www.punkinthepark.com


Salty Dog Cruise

What: Salty Dog Cruise
Where: Miami, FL to Harvest Caye, Belize to Costa Maya, Mexico
When: November 8-13
Who: Flogging Molly, Pennywise, The Interrupters, Stiff Little Fingers, The Vandals, Gorilla Biscuits, Laura Jane Grace, The Bronx, The Slackers, Skinny Lister, The Flatliners, and more
Why: Arr! Flogging Molly have a cruise, ye Salty Dog!
Web: floggingmollycruise.com


EDC Orlando

What: EDC Orlando
Where: Orlando, FL
When: November 10-12
Who: Afrojack b2b Steve Aoki, Alan Walker, Alesso, Alison Wonderland, Armin Van Buuren, Atliens, Bonnie x Clyde, The Chainsmokers, CID, deadmau5, Dillon Francis b2b Valentino Khan, Dirt Monkey b2b Subdocta, Dom Dolla, Excision, Fisher, Gorgon City, Gryffin, Honeyluv, Joyryde, Kaskade, Kream, Liquid Stranger, Loud Luxury, Mallaa b2b Wax Motif, Paul Van Dyk, Riot Ten, San Holo, Seven Lions, Ship Wrek, Subtronics, Zedd, and more
Why: Electric Daisy Carnival is made for South Florida.
Web: orlando.electricdaisycarnival.com


Seismic Dance Event

What: Seismic Dance Event
Where: Austin, TX
When: November 10-12
Who: Chris Lake, deadmau5, Kaskade, MK, Boys Noize, Kream, Loco Dice, VNSSA, Wax Motif, and more
Why: Austin rocks to a Seismic Dance Event.
Web: seismicdanceevent.com


Love Loud - Austin

What: Love Loud – Austin
Where: Austin, TX
When: November 10
Who: Cavetown, Chelsea Cutler, Vincint, and more
Why: Bringing the rainbow Love to the heart of Texas.
Web: loveloudfest.com


Camp Flog Gnaw

What: Camp Flog Gnaw
Where: Los Angeles, CA
When: November 11-12
Who: Tyler, the Creator, SZA, The Hillbillies, Kali Uchis, Ice Spice, Lil Yachty, Turnstile, Rex Orange Couty, Dominic Fike, Earl Sweatshirt, Syd, Clipse, beabadoobee, PinkPantheress, Toro y Moi, WILLOW, d4vd, BADBADNOTGOOD, redveil, and more
Why: Tyler, the Creator goes back to Camp.
Web: www.campfloggnaw.com


Country Bay

What: Country Bay
Where: Miami, FL
When: November 11-12
Who: Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, Chris Young, Lee Brice, Lainey Wilson, Elle King, and more
Why: Country comes to the Miami Marine Stadium.
Web: countrybaymusicfestival.com


Vets Aid

What: Vets Aid
Where: Columbus, OH
When: November 12
Who: Joe Walsh, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Stephen Stills, The Flaming Lips, and more
Why: With Rock, All Things Are Possible for our Vets.
Web: www.vetsaid.org


Rock the Bells Cruise

What: Rock the Bells Cruise
Where: Miami, FL to Nassau & Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
When: November 13-17
Who: Rick Ross, Lil Jon, Big Boi, DJ Jazzy Jeff, MC Lyte, Ghostface Killah, Big Daddy Kane, Too $hort, Slick Rick, DJ Spinderella, Bun B, and more
Why: Hip-hop goes from the islands of New York City to the islands of the Caribbean.
Web: www.rockthebellscruise.com


M For Montreal

What: M For Montreal
Where: Montreal, PQ, Canada
When:
November 15-18
Who: Boy Golden, Shoses Sauvages, Robert Robert, Philippe Brach, and more
Why: ‘M’ doesn’t just stand for ‘murder’.
Web:
www.mformontreal.com


Corona Capital

What: Corona Capital
Where: Mexico City, Mexico
When:
November 17-19
Who: Arcade Fire, Blu, The Cure, Pulp, The Black Keys, The Chemical Brothers, Pet Shop Boys, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Alanis Morissette, Alvvays, Alice Ivy, The Amazons, Arlo Parks, Bars Courtney, Brittany Howard, Ben Howard, The Breeders, d4vd, dehd, Billie Marten, Caroline Rose, Claud, Black Kids, Feist, Goose, Dean Lewis, Fenne Lily, Fever Ray, Gracie Abrams, The Happy Fits, Fletcher, Fitz & The Tantrums, Fleet Foxes, JUNGLE, Ladytron, The Lumineers, Kasabian, The Hives, Kim Petras, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Kimbra, Hot Chip, KennyHoopla, Lauv, Mother Mother, Metronomy, Nation of Language, MUNA, Phoenix, Neil Francis, OFF!, Sleater-Kinney, Niall Horan, Roosevelt, Sampa the Great, Soccer Mommy, Tennis, The Twilight Sad, ZHU, Patrick Watson, The Walkmen, Two Door Cinema Club, Rebecca Black, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and many more
Why: Your favorite beer from south of the border gives you a very good reason to go down Mexico way. Read & see more in our 2022 recap here
Web:
www.coronacapital.com.mx

Darker Waves

What: Darker Waves
Where: Huntington Beach, CA
When: November 18
Who: New Order, Tears For Fears, The B-52s, Echo & The Bunnymen, DEVO, Soft Cell, The Psychedelic Furs, The Human League, OMD, Violent Femmes, She Wants Revenge, The Cardigans, Molchat Doma, X, The English Beat, Dold Cave, Blossoms, Drab Majesty, and more
Why: Eighties New Wave comes to Huntington Beach.
Web: www.darkerwavesfest.com


Motherland

What: Motherland
Where: San Juan, PR
When: November 18
Who: Myke Towers, Young Miko, Bad Gyal, The Martinez Brothers, and more
Why: Head down to Puerto Rico to get your groove on.
Web: themotherlandfestival.com


Jingle Ball - Dallas

What: Jingle Ball – Dallas
Where: Dallas, TX
When:
November 28
Who: Olivia Rodrigo, SZA, Onerepublic, Sabrina Carpenter, Jelly Roll, Pentatonix, Melanie Martinez, and more
Why: iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball comes to Dallas.
Web:
www.iheart.com/jingle-ball


Jingle Ball – Los Angeles

What: Jingle Ball – Los Angeles
Where: Los Angeles, CA
When:
December 1
Who: Olivia Rodrigo, SZA, Onerepublic, Sabrina Carpenter, Jelly Roll, Pentatonix, Melanie Martinez, and more
Why: iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball comes to Los Angeles.
Web:
www.iheart.com/jingle-ball


Only the Wild Ones Weekend

What: Only the Wild Ones Weekend
Where: Puerto Morelos, Mexico
When: December 1-5
Who: Dispatch, Guster, Trevor Hall, G. Love & Donavon Frankenreiter, Ripe, Melt and more
Why: Dispatch invites Only the Wild Ones down to Mexico.
Web: onlythewildonesweekend.com


Orange Blossom Revue

What: Orange Blossom Revue
Where: Lake Wales, FL
When: December 1-2
Who: JJ Grey & Mofro, The Wood Brothers, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Brent Cobb, and more
Why: Enjoy the Orange Blossoms.
Web: www.orangeblossomrevue.com


Sky Blue Sky

What: Sky Blue Sky
Where: Riviera Maya, Mexico
When: December 2-6
Who: Wilco, Father John Misty, Sylvan Esso, Lucinda Williams, Waxahatchee, Kevin Morby, Jeff Tweedy, Built To Spill, Makaya McCraven, Cate Le Bon, Bartees Strange, The Autumn Defense, and more
Why: Alt-country all-stars Wilco thrown their own Mexico fest.
Web: wilcoskybluesky.com


Jingle Ball – Chicago

What: Jingle Ball – Chicago
Where: Chicago, IL
When:
November 28
Who: Olivia Rodrigo, SZA, Onerepublic, Sabrina Carpenter, Jelly Roll, Pentatonix, Melanie Martinez, and more
Why: iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball comes to Chicago.
Web:
www.iheart.com/jingle-ball


Welcome To Jam Rock

What: Welcome To Jam Rock
Where: Miami, FL to Fallmouth & Ocho Rios, Jamaica
When:
December 4-9
Who: Stephen Marley, Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Ky-Mani Marley, and more
Why: Go on the high seas.
Web:
welcometojamrockreggaecruise.com


Jingle Ball – Detroit

What: Jingle Ball – Detroit
Where: Detroit, MI
When:
December 5
Who: Olivia Rodrigo, SZA, Onerepublic, Sabrina Carpenter, Jelly Roll, Pentatonix, Melanie Martinez, and more
Why: iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball comes to Detroit.
Web:
www.iheart.com/jingle-ball


Closer To the Sun

What: Closer To the Sun
Where: Riviera Maya, Mexico
When:
December 7-11
Who: Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, Stick Figure, Pepper, Steel Panther, and more
Why: Get Closer To the Sun with Slightly Stoopid at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.
Web:
closertothesun.com


Art With Me

What: Art With Me
Where: Miami, FL
When:
December 8-10
Who: Underworld, Polo & Pan, Elew & Friends, LP Giobbi, Channel Tres, and more to be announced
Why: Do Art With Me during Art Basel.
Web:
artwithme.org


Jingle Ball – New York

What: Jingle Ball – New York
Where: New York, NY
When:
December 8
Who: Olivia Rodrigo, SZA, Onerepublic, Sabrina Carpenter, Jelly Roll, Pentatonix, Melanie Martinez, and more
Why: iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball comes to New York.
Web:
www.iheart.com/jingle-ball


Jingle Ball – Boston

What: Jingle Ball – Boston
Where: Boston, MA
When:
December 10
Who: Olivia Rodrigo, SZA, Onerepublic, Sabrina Carpenter, Jelly Roll, Pentatonix, Melanie Martinez, and more
Why: iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball comes to Boston.
Web:
www.iheart.com/jingle-ball


Jingle Ball – Washington

What: Jingle Ball – Washington
Where: Washington, D.C.
When:
December 11
Who: Olivia Rodrigo, SZA, Onerepublic, Sabrina Carpenter, Jelly Roll, Pentatonix, Melanie Martinez, and more
Why: iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball comes to Washington.
Web:
www.iheart.com/jingle-ball


Jingle Ball – Philadelphia

What: Jingle Ball – Philadelphia
Where: Philadelphia, PA
When:
December 12
Who: Olivia Rodrigo, SZA, Onerepublic, Sabrina Carpenter, Jelly Roll, Pentatonix, Melanie Martinez, and more
Why: iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball comes to Philadelphia.
Web:
www.iheart.com/jingle-ball


Jingle Ball – Atlanta

What: Jingle Ball – Atlanta
Where: Atlanta, GA
When:
December 14
Who: Olivia Rodrigo, SZA, Onerepublic, Sabrina Carpenter, Jelly Roll, Pentatonix, Melanie Martinez, and more
Why: iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball comes to Atlanta.
Web:
www.iheart.com/jingle-ball


Jingle Ball – Miami

What: Jingle Ball – Miami
Where: Miami, FL
When:
December 16
Who: Olivia Rodrigo, SZA, Onerepublic, Sabrina Carpenter, Jelly Roll, Pentatonix, Melanie Martinez, and more
Why: iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball comes to Miami.
Web:
www.iheart.com/jingle-ball

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