2021 Festival Guide

Deep breath, fingers crossed - maybe, just maybe, North America will have some festivals this year....
2021 Festival Guide

2021 Festival Guide

Deep breath, fingers crossed – maybe, just maybe, North America will have some festivals this year. See last year’s aborted Festival Guide

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




April

Moon Crush

What: Moon Crush
Where: Miramar Beach, FL
When: April 26 – May 1
Who: Grace Potter, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Lake Street Dive, Margo Price, NEEDTOBREATHE, The Revivalists, Sheryl Crow, Shovels & Rope, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Vintage Trouble, the War and Treaty, Yacht Rock Revue, and more Read more in our preview here
Why: Livestream platform Topeka launches a safely connected music festival that we all need right now.
Web: www.mooncrush.live

 


May

Moon Crush

What: Moon Crush
Where: Miramar Beach, FL
When: April 26 – May 1
Who: Grace Potter, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Lake Street Dive, Margo Price, NEEDTOBREATHE, The Revivalists, Sheryl Crow, Shovels & Rope, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Vintage Trouble, the War and Treaty, Yacht Rock Revue, and more Read more in our preview here
Why: Livestream platform Topeka launches a safely connected music festival that we all need right now.
Web: www.mooncrush.live


Rolling LoudWhat: Rolling Loud
Where:
Miami, FL
When: May 7-9
Who: To be announced
Why: Miami is Rolling Loud.
Web: www.rollingloud.com


May Day

What: May Day
Where:
Yaphank, NY
When: May 8
Who: Spin Doctors, Deer Tick, Justin Townes Earle, Dave Hause & The Mermaid, and more to be announced
Why: Celebrate May (8th) Day.
Web: www.maydaymusicfestival.com


Canadian Music Week

What: Canadian Music Week
Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
When: May 18-21
Who: To be announced
Why: Toronto has it’s own multi-venue music industry fest. See more in our 2014 photo gallery here
Web: cmw.net/music


Electric Daisy Carnival

What: Electric Daisy Carnival
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: May 21-23
Who: To be announced
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


Pouzza

What: Pouzza
Where: Montreal, PQ, Canada
When: May 21-23
Who: Propogandhi, Millencolin, A Wilhelm Scream, Cancer Bats, Tim Barry, The Dwarves, Mustard Plug, Radkey, and more to be announced
Why: Have some punk with your poutine.
Web: www.pouzzafest.com

 


June

Mountain Music

What: Mountain Music
Where: Oak Hill, WV
When: June 3-5
Who: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Lettuce, The Wood Brothers, The Infamous Stringdusters, TAUK, Big Something, The Werks, Moon Hooch, and more
Why: Head up into the mountains at ACE Adventure Resort.
Web:
mountainmusicfestwv.com


Candler Park

What: Candler Park
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: June 4-5
Who: To be announced
Why: Jam out in Candler Park, Atlanta.
Web:
candlerparkmusicfestival.com


UNTZ

What: UNTZ
Where: Mariposa, CA
When: June 4-6
Who: Charlesthefirst, Yheti, Of the Trees, KLL BILL, and more to be announced
Why: Party right near Yosemite.
Web: www.theuntzfestival.com


Roots Picnic

What: Roots Picnic
Where: Philadelphia, PA
When: June 5
Who: The Roots and more to be announced
Why: Tonight Show band (and much more) brings their annual picnic, at Fairmont Park.
Web: rootspicnic.com


Montreal Jazz Fest

What: Montreal Jazz Fest
Where: Montreal, QC, Canada
When: June 25 – July 3
Who: To be announced
Why: Of course Montreal has a big, classy jazz festival.
Web: www.montrealjazzfest.com/en-CA

 


July

Montreal Jazz Fest

What: Montreal Jazz Fest
Where: Montreal, QC, Canada
When: June 25 – July 3
Who: To be announced
Why: Of course Montreal has a big, classy jazz festival.
Web: www.montrealjazzfest.com/en-CA


High Sierra

What: High Sierra
Where: Quincy, CA
When: July 1-4
Who: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Ziggy Marley, The Disco Biscuits, Dr. Dog, Railroad Earth, Lettuce, The Floozies, Twiddle, Dumpstaphunk, Samantha Fish, The War and Treaty, Steve Poltz, Andy Fraco & The U.N., Marco Benevento, Molly Tuttle, Aqueous, Orgone, Cedric Burnside, and more to be announced
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


Peach

What: Peach
Where: Scranton, PA
When: July 1-4
Who: The String Cheese Incident, Oysterhead, and more to be announced
Why: Bringing the jam to the home of Joe Biden & Dunder-Mifflin.
Web: www.thepeachmusicfestival.com


Spaceberry

What: Spaceberry
Where: Eureka Springs, AK
When: July 1-3
Who: Tauk, Big Something, and more to be announced
Why: Head into Space (or rather, Arkansas)
Web: spaceberryfestival.com/


Waterfront Blues

What: Waterfront Blues
Where: Portland, OR
When:
July 2-5
Who: To be announced
Why: Head to The Lot at Zidell Yards for some Blues.
Web:
www.waterfrontbluesfest.com


Camp BiscoWhat: Camp Bisco
Where: Scranton, PA
When:
July 8-10
Who: The Disco Biscuits and more to be announced
Why: Electro-jam festival regulars The Disco Biscuits revive Camp Bisco, now in Scranton. Read & see more in our 2013 recap here
Web:
campbisco.com


Northern Lights Festival Boréal

What: Northern Lights Festival Boréal
Where: Sudbury, ON, Canada
When: July 8-11
Who: To be announced
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


Festival d'été de QuébecWhat: Festival d’été de Québec
Where: Québec City, QC, Canada
When: July 8-18
Who: To be announced
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.infofestival.com/en/?lang=en-CA


Basilica Block PartyWhat: Basilica Block Party
Where:
Minneapolis, MN
When: July 9-10
Who: To be announced
Why: Cities 97.1 brings its Basilica Block Party.
Web:
www.basilicablockparty.org


80/35What: 80/35
Where: Des Moines, IA
When: July 9-10
Who: To be announced
Why: Better known for corn & presidential primaries, Iowa has also been holding hold a sweet & diverse 80/35 festival. Read & see much more in our 2019 recap here
Web: www.80-35.com


LevitateWhat: Levitate
Where:
Marshfield, MA
When: July 9-11
Who: Jack Johnson, Phil Lesh & Friends, Stick Figure, Tash Sultana, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dirty Heads, Umphrey’s McGee, moe., Billy Strings, Mt. Joy, Jade Bird, Durand Jones & The Indications, Fruition, and more to be announced
Why: Levitate to the jam.
Web:
www.levitatemusicfestival.com


Great South Bay

What: Great South Bay
Where: Patchogue, NY
When: July 15-18
Who: Third Eye Blind, Rebelution, Joe Russo’s ALmost Dead, Tedeschi Trucks Band, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, moe., The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Circa Survive, Badfish, Cory Wong, Aqueous, and more to be announced
Why: Jam fest on Long Island.
Web: www.greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com


Grey Fox BluegrassWhat: Grey Fox Bluegrass
Where:
Oak Hill, NY
When: July 15-18
Who: To be announced
Why: Blue or Grey is welcome in the Catskills.
Web:
www.greyfoxbluegrass.com


Rock FestWhat: Rock Fest
Where:
Cadott, WI
When: July 15-17
Who: Korn, Limp Bizkit, Staind, Snoop Dogg, Chevelle, Theory of a Deadman, Anthrax, Motionless In White, Badflower, Steel Panther, Of Mice & Men, Queenrÿche, Memphis May Fire, All That Romans, We Came As Romans, Bones UK, Crobot, and more to be announced
Why: “Where We Just Rock”
Web:
www.rock-fest.com


Folk On the Rocks

What: Folk On the Rocks
Where:
Yellowknife, NT, Canada
When: July 16-18
Who: To be announced
Why: Head all the way up to the Northwest Territories to get your Folk On the Rocks.
Web:
folkontherocks.com


FloydFest

What: FloydFest
Where: Floyd, VA
When: July 21-25
Who: The Avett Brothers, Billy Strings, Old Crow Medicine Show, Turkuaz, Leftover Salmon, Keller Williams, Molly Tuttle, The Band of Heathens, Nicole Atkins, Brent Cobb, Andy Fraco & The U.N., Consider the Source, and more to be announced
Why: Americana-jam at FloydFest.
Web: www.floydfest.com


Capitol Hill Block Party

What: Capitol Hill Block Party
Where:
Seattle, WA
When: July 23-25
Who: To be announced
Why: Seattle throws a block party.
Web: capitolhillblockparty.com


Inkcarnation

What: Inkcarnation
Where: Mansfield, OH
When: July 23-25
Who: To be announced
Why: Music + Tattoo.
Web: inkcarceration.com


Newport Folk

What: Newport Folk
Where: Newport, RI
When: July 23-25 & 26-28
Who: To be announced
Why: The festival where Bob Dylan was called “Judas” for going electric is still going strong, with two unique three-day events this unique year. See much more in our 2019 photo gallery here
Web: www.newportfolk.org


Osheaga

What: Osheaga
Where: Montréal, QC, Canada
When: July 30 – August 1
Who: Foo Fighters, Cardi B, Post Malone, and many, many more to be announced
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


HARD SUMMER

What: HARD SUMMER
Where: Fontana, CA
When: July 31 – August 1
Who: Future, DJ Snake, Dillon Francis, Kaytranada, RL Grime, Baauer, 2 Chainz, Skream!, Slushii, A-Trak, and more to be announced
Why: HARD returns this SUMMER with some hard beats. See more in our 2014 photo gallery here
Web: www.hardsummer.com


Newport Jazz

What: Newport Jazz
Where: Newport, RI
When: July 31 – August 1
Who: To be announced
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

 


August

Osheaga

What: Osheaga
Where: Montréal, QC, Canada
When: July 30 – August 1
Who: Foo Fighters, Cardi B, Post Malone, and many, many more to be announced
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


HARD SUMMER

What: HARD SUMMER
Where: Fontana, CA
When: July 31 – August 1
Who: Future, DJ Snake, Dillon Francis, Kaytranada, RL Grime, Baauer, 2 Chainz, Skream!, Slushii, A-Trak, and more to be announced
Why: HARD returns this SUMMER with some hard beats. See more in our 2014 photo gallery here
Web: www.hardsummer.com


Newport Jazz

What: Newport Jazz
Where: Newport, RI
When: July 31 – August 1
Who: To be announced
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


Magic City Blues

What: Magic City Blues
Where: Billings, MT
When: August 5-7
Who: To be announced
Why: Urban music in the most un-urban of states.
Web: www.magiccityblues.com


Mile of Music

What: Mile of Music
Where: Appleton, WI
When: August 5-8
Who: To be announced
Why: A Mile of Music comes to Appleton. Read & see much more in our 2014 recap here
Web: mileofmusic.com


Secret Stages

What: Secret Stages
Where: Birmingham, AL
When: August 7-8
Who: To be announced
Why: A mostly free event in Birmingham’s Historic Loft District.
Web: www.secretstages.net


Hinterland

What: Hinterland
Where: St. Charles, IA
When: August 6-8
Who: The Avett Brothers, Tyler Childers, Leon Bridges, Khruangbin, Black Pumas, Old Crow Medicine Show, CAAMP, Tanya Tucker, Mt. Joy, Elle King, The Marcus King Band, Yola, Shura, Shooter Jennings, Orville Peck, Hamilton Leithauser, and more
Why: Head to America’s Hinterland for this nice festival. See much more in our 2019 photo gallery here
Web: hinterlandiowa.com


Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle RallyWhat: Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle Rally
Where: Sturgis, SD
When: August 6-15
Who: To be announced
Why: Seriously, why?
Web: www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com


Bellwether

What: Bellwether
Where:
Waynesville, OH
When: August 12-14
Who: To be announced
Why: Southwestern Ohio is a Bellwether.
Web:
bellwetherfest.com


Baja Beach

What: Baja Beach
Where: Rosarita Beach, Mexico
When: August 13-15 & 20-22
Who: J Balvin, Ozuna, Anula AA, Becky G, Karol G, and more to be announced
Why: Get down in Mexico’s Baja California.
Web: bajabeachfest.com


Lasso

What: Lasso
Where: Montreal, QC, Canada
When: August 13-14
Who: To be announced
Why: Country music heads northeast all the way to French Canada for this new festival.
Web: www.lassomontreal.com


Blue Ox

What: Blue Ox
Where: Eau Claire, WI
When: August 19-21
Who: Pert Near Standstone, Jason Isbell, Shakey Graves, Sam Bush, The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, Charlie Parr, Molly Tuttle, Lissie, The Lil Smokies, Lillie Mae, and more to be announced
Why: Country jam comes to Wisconsin. Read more in our 2015 recap here
Web: blueoxmusicfestival.com


Psycho Las Vegas

What: Psycho Las Vegas
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: August 20-22
Who: Danzig, Mercyful Fate, Emperor, The Flaming Lips, Blue Öyster Cult, Down, Mayhem, Satyricon, Obituary, Warpaint, GZA, Blonde Redhead, HEALTH, Katatonia, Poison the Well, Wolves In the Throne Room, Drab Majesty, Thursday, Pinback, Zola Jesus, Boris, Eyehategod, Pig Destroyer, TSOL, Cursive, Lower Dens, Cult of Fire, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, This Will Destroy You, Dengue Fever, and more to be announced
Why: Vegas goes Psycho.
Web: www.vivapsycho.com


Railbird

What: Railbird
Where: Lexington, KY
When: August 20-21
Who: To be announced
Why: New festival with Music. Bourbon. Equine.
Web: www.railbirdfest.com


Riverfest Elora

What: Riverfest Elora
Where: Elora, ON, Canada
When: August 20-22
Who: To be announced
Why: Yet another great festival north of the border.
Web: riverfestelora.com


Green River

What: Green River
Where:
Greenfield, MA
When: August 27-29
Who: To be announced
Why: This lighter jam-folk fest has hot air balloon rides.
Web:
www.greenriverfestival.com

 


September

Bonnaroo

What: Bonnaroo
Where: Manchester, TN
When: September 2-5
Who: Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Tyler the Creator, Lana Del Rey, Tame Impala, Megan Thee Stallion, Grand Ole Opry, Run the Jewls, My Morning Jacket, Lil Baby, deadmau5, G-Eazy, Janelle Monáe, Glass Animals, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Leon Bridges, Young the Giant, Phoebe Bridgers, Deftones, Young Thug, Incubus, Brittany Howard, Jack Harlow, Andy Frasco, Grace Potter, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Flogging Molly, Boombox Cartel, Sylvan Esso, Primus, Big Something, Nelly, Kevin Gates, Greensky Bluegrass, The Struts, The Disco Biscuits, Dashboard Confessional, CAAMP, Julien Baker, Jon Batiste, Troyboi, Larkin Poe, Liz Cooper & The Stampede, Marcus King Band, The Band Camino, Colony House, Ekali, Orville Peck, Turkuaz, Pinegrove, Jamila Woods, Waxahatchee, THe Weather Station, and many, many more
Why: The granddaddy of indie-meets-jam & more music festivals celebrates another genre-crossing year.
Web: www.bonnaroo.com


Summerfest

What: Summerfest
Where: Milwaukee, WI
When: September 2-4, 9-1 & 16-18
Who: To be announced
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


Appaloosa

What: Appaloosa
Where: Front Royal, VA
When: September 3-5
Who: To be announced
Why: Get out of D.C. and get back to the roots.
Web: appaloosafestival.com


BottleRock

What: BottleRock
Where:
Napa Valley, CA
When:
September 3-5
Who: To be announced
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


Electric Zoo

What: Electric Zoo
Where: Randall’s Island, NY
When: September 3-5
Who: Alesso, Ekali, Zeds Dead, Audien, Kaskade, Tiësto, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Destructo, Duke Dumont, Galantis, Illenium, and more to be announced
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 2019 photo gallery here
Web:
electriczoofestival.com


Elements

What: Elements
Where: Lakewood, PA
When: September 3-6
Who: GRiZ, Chris Lake, Diplo, Bonobo, Ganja White Night, Bob Moses, Claude Von Stroke, Tokimonsta, Rusko, Golf Clap, and more to be announced
Why: Dance on a campground somewhere in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Web: www.elementsfest.us


4848What: 4848
Where: Snowshoe, WV
When: September 3-5
Who: Greensky Bluegrass and more to be announced
Why: Two nights of bluegrass & skiing in West Virginia.
Web: www.4848festival.com


Rocklahoma

What: Rocklahoma
Where: Pryor, OK
When: September 3-5
Who: To be announced
Why: A bunch of hard rock acts? At least the name’s good (though it doesn’t pronounce right…).
Web: www.rocklahoma.com


Prog Power USA

What: Prog Power USA
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: September 8-11
Who: To be announced
Why: Progressive & metal meet in Atlanta, USA.
Web: progpowerusa.com


Blue Ridge

What: Blue Ridge
Where: Danville, VA
When: September 9-12
Who: Five Finger Death Punch and more to be announced
Why: Rock out in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Web: blueridgerockfest.com


Dancefestopia

What: Dancefestopia
Where: Kansas City, MO
When: September 9-12
Who: GRiZ, Zeds Dead, Rezz, 12th Planet, Borgore, Jai Wolf, Troyboi, and more to be announced
Why: Get your dance on in the middle of the country.
Web: www.dancefestopia.com


Launch

What: Launch
Where: Lancaster, PA
When: September 9-12
Who: To be announced
Why: Music conference & festival in Lancaster, PA.
Web: www.launchmusicconference.com


Grand Point North

What: Grand Point North
Where: Burlington, VT
When: September 11-12
Who: Grace Potter and more to be announced
Why: Vermont & Grace Potter do the jam right. See much more in our 2017 photo gallery here
Web: www.grandpointnorth.com


Shadow of the City

What: Shadow of the City
Where: Asbury Park, NJ
When: September 11
Who: To be announced
Why: Jack Antonoff of Bleachers & fun. brings a festival to the Stone Pony in Jersey – in the Shadow of the City.
Web: shadowofthe.city


MerleFest

What: MerleFest
Where: Wilkesboro, NC
When: September 16-19
Who: To be announced
Why: Wilkes Community College welcomes MerleFest.
Web: merlefest.org


Born & Raised

What: Born & Raised
Where: Pryor, OK
When: September 17-19
Who: To be announced
Why: Born & Raised in Oklahoma!
Web: www.bornandraisedfestival.com


Imagine

What: Imagine
Where: Atlanta, GA
When:
September 17-19
Who: Excision, GRiZ, Illenium, Kaskade, Gryffin, Madeon, 3LAU, Adventure Club, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Carnage, Borgore, and more to be announced
Why: Imagine all the DJs…
Web: www.imaginefestival.com


Life Is Beautiful

What: Life Is Beautiful
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: September 17-19
Who: Billie Eilish, Green Day, Tame Impala, A$AP Rocky, Dillon Francis, Modest Mouse, Ludacris, LANY, Brittany Howard, Gorgon City, San Holo, Death From Above 1979, J.I.D., All Time Low, HAIM, Ekali, Purity Ring, Illenium, Noah Cyrus, SHAED, Cash Cash, Young Thug, Glass Animals, White Reaper, St. Vincent, 6LACK, and more
Why: Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas. Read much more in our 2018 recap here
Web:
lifeisbeautifulfestival.com


Riot

What: Riot Fest
Where: Chicago, IL
When: September 17-19
Who: My Chemical Romance, The Smashing Pumpkins, Run the Jewels, Pixies, Coheed and Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Sublime with Rome, Dirty Heads, Lupe Fiasco, Vic Mensa, The All-American Rejects, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, Gogol Bordello, Circle Jerks, Thrice, Circa Survive, K.Flay, and many more to be announced
Why: Riot Fest collects punks & more, old & young. Read and see much more in our big 2019 recap here
Web: www.riotfest.org


Telluride Blues & Brews

What: Telluride Blues & Brews
Where: Telluride, CO
When: September 17-19
Who: To be announced
Why: Have some blues – and some brews.
Web: www.tellurideblues.com


XPoNential

What: XPoNential
Where:
Camden, NJ
When: September 17-19
Who: To be announced
Why: WXPN 88.5 holds an Americana alt-country fest at Camden’s Waterfront.
Web:
xpnfest.org


Music Midtown

What: Music Midtown
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: September 18-19
Who: To be announced
Why: Music comes to Midtown Atlanta.
Web: www.musicmidtown.com


Sea.Hear.Now

What: Sea.Hear.Now
Where: Asbury Park, NJ
When: September 18-19
Who: Pearl Jam, The Avett Brothers, Cage the Elephant, Billy Idol, Lord Huron, Dirty Heads, The Beach Boys, Patti Smith, The Growlers, Grouplove, Dr. Dog, Phoebe Bridgers, Ani DiFranco, Gang of Youths, Nahko and Medicine For the People, Reignwolf, Liz Cooper & The Stampede, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, and more to be announced
Why: Rock Asbury Park.
Web:
www.seahearnowfestival.com


Pop MontrealWhat: Pop Montréal
Where: Montréal, QC, Canada
When: September 22-26
Who: To be announced
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


Treefort

What: Treefort
Where: Boise, ID
When: September 22-26
Who: To be announced
Why: Go to your own private Idaho for Treefort.
Web: treefortmusicfest.com


Delfest

What: Delfest
Where: Cumberland, MD
When: September 23-26
Who: Del McCoury Band & The Travelin’ McCourys, The Old Crow Medicine Show, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon, Mandolin Orange, The Lil Smokies, Della Mae, and more to be announced
Why: Del McCoury rolls out the bluegrass red carpet.
Web:
delfest.com

Firefly

What: Firefly
Where: Dover, DE
When: September 23-26
Who: To be announced
Why: Delaware delivers in the presidential game and the festival game. Read & see much more in our 2018 recap here
Web: fireflyfestival.com


Louder Than Life

What: Louder Than Life
Where: Louisville, KY
When: September 23-26
Who: To be announced
Why: Louisville is Louder Than Life.
Web:
louderthanlifefestival.com


Governors Ball

What: Governors Ball
Where: New York, NY
When: September 24-26
Who: To be announced
Why: Governors Ball has become one of the country’s biggest music festivals – and it’s in New York City! Read & see much more in our 2015 recap here
Web: governorsballmusicfestival.com


Punk Rock Bowling

What: Punk Rock Bowling
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: September 24-26
Who: DEVO, NOFX, Circle Jerks, Streelight Manifesto, Propagandhi, Municipal Waste, The Lawrence Arms, Anti-Flag, The Bronx, and more to be announced
Why: Las Vegas takes the punks bowling.
Web: www.punkrockbowling.com


Pilgrimage

What: Pilgrimage
Where: Franklin, TN
When: September 25-26
Who: To be announced
Why: Make a Pilgrimage to Tennessee.
Web:
pilgrimagefestival.com


Brooklyn Comes Alive

What: Brooklyn Comes Alive
Where: Brooklyn, NY
When: September 26
Who: To be announced
Why: Brooklyn Comes Alive at Brooklyn Mirage.
Web: www.brooklyncomesalive.com


French QuarterWhat: French Quarter
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: September 30 – October 3
Who: To be announced
Why: Nobody does music or festivals like the French Quarter. Read & see more in our 2016 recap here
Web: frenchquarterfest.org

 


October

French Quarter

What: French Quarter
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: September 30 – October 3
Who: To be announced
Why: Nobody does music or festivals like the French Quarter. Read & see more in our 2016 recap here
Web: frenchquarterfest.org


Austin City Limits

What: Austin City Limits
Where: Austin, TX
When: October 1-3 & 8-10
Who: To be announced
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 2019 recap here
Web: www.aclfestival.com


LOCKN'

What: LOCKN’
Where: Arrington, VA
When: October 1-3
Who: To be announced
Why: LOCKN’ the jam. Read & see much more in our 2019 recap here
Web: www.locknfestival.com


Sand Jam

What: Sand Jam
Where: Panama City, FL
When: October 1-3
Who: To be announced
Why: Jam on the Sand of Panama City Beach.
Web: sandjamfest.com


Aftershock

What: Aftershock
Where: Sacramento, CA
When: October 7-10
Who: Metallica, My Chemical Romance, Rancid, The Offspring, Social Distortion, Volbeat, Machine Gun Kelly, Rise Against, Seether, Gojira, Mastodon, LIVE, Anthrax, Pennywise, Skillet, Killswitch Engage, The Pretty Reckless, Suicidal Tendencies, Asking Alexandria, Black Veil Brides, Pop Evil, Body Count, Steel Panther, Badflower, Thursday, Yelawolf, L7, Atreyu, Bones UK, Limp Bizkit, and more to be announced
Why: Today’s hard rock comes to the capitol of the Bear Republic.
Web: www.aftershockconcert.com


Hillberry

What: Hillberry
Where: Eureka Springs, AR
When:
October 8-10
Who: To be announced
Why: Railroad Earth brings a harvest festival to Arkansas.
Web: hillberryfestival.com


New Orleans Jazz & Heritage

What: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: October 8-17
Who: To be announced
Why: The Big Easy’s big festival gets some big names.
Web: www.nojazzfest.com


MondoWhat: Mondo
Where: New York, NY
When: October 12-15
Who: To be announced
Why: From the creators of the late CMJ (QRO 2015 recap) comes this latest NYC multi-venue fest. Read & see much more in our big 2016 inaugural recap here
Web: www.mondo.nyc


Dirtybird Campout

What: Dirtybird Campout
Where: Waterford, CA
When: October 15-17
Who: To be announced
Why: DJs come to Modesto Reservoir.
Web: www.dirtybirdcampout.com/west


Utopia

What: Utopia
Where: Burnet, TX
When: October 15-16
Who: To be announced
Why: Head to Utopia: Down In the Oaks. Read & see much more in our 2019 recap here
Web: www.utopiafest.com


The Buku Project

What: The Buku Project
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: October 22-23
Who: To be announced
Why: The Buku Project brings electronica & more to the Big Easy. Read & see much more in our 2015 recap here
Web: thebukuproject.com


III Points

What: III Points
Where: Miami, FL
When: October 22-23
Who: To be announced
Why: Miami covers all the Points.
Web: iiipoints.com


Outside Lands

What: Outside Lands
Where:
San Francisco, CA
When: October 29-31
Who: Tame Impala, Lizzo, The Strokes, Tyler, the Creator, Vampire Weekend, J Balvin, Rüfüs Du Sol, Kehlani, Zhu, Young Thug, Khruangbin, Beach House, Bonobo, Nelly, Brittany Howard, Burna Boy, Melanie Martinez, Big Thief, Troyboi, Angel Olsen, Sofi Tukker, Sharon Van Etten, A R I Z O N A, JPEGmafia, Dr. Dog, Shiba San, Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness, Moses Sumney, The Hu, HINDS, The Soul Rebels, Caroline Polachek, Yves Tumor, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Julia Jacklin, The Beths, and more to be announced
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


Voodoo Experience

What: Voodoo Experience
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: October 29-31
Who: To be announced
Why: Expect sights & sounds that you won’t/can’t forget in the Big Easy around All Hallow’s Eve. Read & see much more in our big 2017 recap here
Web: www.voodoofestival.com

 


November & December

Punk in the Park

What: Punk in the Park
Where: Orange County, CA
When: November 6-7
Who: Pennywise, NOFX, The Vandals, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, and more to be announced
Why: Bring some punk to Oak Canyon Park.
Web: www.punkinthepark.com


Electric Zoo Cancun

What: Electric Zoo Cancun
Where: Cancun, Mexico
When: November 11-14
Who: Steve Aoki, NGHTMRE, Kaskade, Diplo, Alesso, Cash Cash, Adventure Club, and more to be announced
Why: This is why you should fly to Cancun.
Web: pollen.co/x/ezoo-cancun-spring-2021-1


Rockville

What: Rockville
Where: Jacksonville, FL
When: November 11-14
Who: To be announced
Why: Do go back to Rockville.
Web: www.welcometorockvillefestival.com


EDC Orlando

What: EDC Orlando
Where: Orlando, FL
When: November 12-14
Who: To be announced
Why: Electric Daisy Carnival is made for South Florida.
Web: orlando.electricdaisycarnival.com


Tortuga

What: Tortuga
Where: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
When: November 12-14
Who: To be announced
Why: For spring break (in the fall this year), go country in Ft. Lauderdale. Read & see much more in our 2013 recap here
Web: www.tortugamusicfestival.com


Welcome To Jam RockWhat: Welcome To Jam Rock
Where: Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Montego Bay & Ocho Rios, Jamaica
When:
December 8-13
Who: To be announced
Why: Go on the high seas.
Web:
welcometojamrockreggaecruise.com

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