2022 Festival Guide

Deep breath (under your mask), fingers crossed (and shots in your arm) - maybe, just maybe, North America's festival season will get big again this year....
2021 Festival Guide

2022 Festival Guide

Deep breath (under your mask), fingers crossed (and shots in your arm) – maybe, just maybe, North America’s festival season will get big again this year. See last year’s limited Festival Guide

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


January & February


RokIsland

What: RokIsland
Where: Key West, FL
When: January 14-17
Who: Bret Michaels, Cheap Trick, Dee Snider, Jackyl, Litea Ford, Dokken, Skid Row, Night Ranger, Winger, Warrant, Great White, and more
Why: Start your year by Rokking in Key West.
Web: www.rokislandfest.com


Island Exodus

What: Island Exodus
Where: Runaway Bay, Jamaica
When: January 16-20
Who: Gov’t Mule, Warren Haynes, Dawes, The War and Treaty, and more
Why: Gov’t Mule leads an Americana Exodus to the Island of Jamaica.
Web: www.islandexodus.com


Sky Blue Sky

What: Sky Blue Sky
Where: Riviera Maya, Mexico
When: January 17-21
Who: Wilco, Spoon, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Thundercat, Stephen Malkmus, Soccer Mommy, Jeff Tweedy, Tank & The Bangas, The Autumn Defense, Nels Frine, Neal Francis, Britt Daniel, Mavis Staples, and more
Why: Alt-country all-stars Wilco thrown their own Mexico fest.
Web: wilcoskybluesky.com


Crash My Playa

What: Crash My Playa
Where: Riviera Cancun, Mexico
When: January 19-22
Who: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Dustin Lynch, Ashley McBryde, Locash, and more
Why: Country music Crashes My Playa down Mexico way.
Web: crashmyplaya.com


Shiprocked

What: Shiprocked
Where: Galveston, TX to Costa Maya, Mexico to Cozumel, Mexico
When: January 22-27
Who: Lamb of God, I Prevail, Avatar, Badflower, Butcher Babies, Dead Sara, Motionless In White, Nonpoint, P.O.D., Sevendust, Steel Panther, Veil of Maya, Kyle Kinane, and more
Why: Rock hard. Vacation harder.
Web: www.shiprocked.com


HootieFest

What: HootieFest
Where: Riviera Cancun, Mexico
When: January 26-29
Who: Hootie & The Blowfish, Barenaked Ladies, Spin Doctors, Blues Traveler, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Toadies, Better Than Ezra, Sister Hazel, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, Cowboy Mouth, and more
Why: Party down Mexico way with Hootie & The Blowfish & The ’90s.
Web: www.hootiefest.com


Girls Just Wanna Weekend

What: Girls Just Wanna Weekend
Where: Riviera Maya, Mexico
When: February 1-5
Who: Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Tanya Tucker, Indigo Girls, Lucius, Margo Price, Yola, KT Tunstall, Allison Russell, Katie Pruitt, Katie Herzig, and more
Why: Alt-country star Brandi Carlile throws her own weekend party in Mexico for the girls who just wanna.
Web: girlsjustwannaweekend.com


Cali Vibes

What: Cali Vibes
Where: Long Beach, CA
When: February 4-6
Who: Wu-Tang Clan, The Marley Brothers, Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, Sublime With Rome, Sean Paul, Atmosphere, Shaggy, Pepper, Soja, Tribal Seeds, Steel Pulse, Hirie, Protoje, and more
Why: The Vibes are so Cali.
Web: www.calivibesfest.com


Tuscon Gem & Jam

What: Tuscon Gem & Jam
Where: Tuscon, AZ
When: February 4-6
Who: STS9, Liquid Stranger, Shpongle, Claude Von Stroke, Lotus, Melvin Seal & JGB, Opiuo, Tauk, 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 27
Who: Sugar Ray, Diana Ross, Barenaked Ladies, Styx, Jon Pardi, LL Cool J, DJ Z-Trip, Marshmello, Khalid, Seal, Gavin DeGraw, The Revivalists, Jimmie Allen, Jason Derulo, and more
Why: Celebrate Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida.
Web: www.universalorlando.com/mardigras


Super Bowl Music Fest

What: Super Bowl Music Fest
Where: Los Angeles, CA
When: February 10-12
Who: Halsey, Machine Gun Kelly, Green Day, Miley Cyrus, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, and more
Why: Celebrate the Super Bowl in Los Angeles with these big-name acts.
Web: www.superbowlmusicfest.com


Monsters of Rock Cruise

What: Monsters of Rock Cruise
Where: Miami, FL to Cococay, Bahamas to Cozumel, Mexico
When: February 9-14
Who: Alice Cooper, Buckcherry, Great White, LA Guns, Lit, Skid Row, and more
Why: Aging Rock Monsters take a Cruise.
Web: monstersofrockcruise.com


Noise Pop

What: Noise Pop
Where: San Francisco, CA
When: February 21-27
Who: Azealia Banks, Jeff Tweedy, Alex G, The Drums, Quasi, Titus Andronicus, William Basinski, Alice Phoebe Lou, Kinfolk, Tomberlin, Naked Giants, 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


Gasparilla

What: Gasparilla
Where: Tampa, FL
When: February 25-27
Who: Black Pumas, The Revivalists, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Grouplove, Band of Horses, The Allman Betts Band, Mavis Staples, Margo Price, The Aces, Bob Moses, Arrested Development, Pinegrove, Neal Francis, Amy Ray, Andy Frasco & The UN, Peach Tree Rascals, and more
Why: Southern Florida gets a nice early fest (that’s never canceled). Read & see more in QRO’s recap here
Web: gasparillamusic.com


Winter Wondergrass Colorado

What: Winter Wondergrass Colorado
Where: Steamboat Springs, CO
When: February 25-27
Who: Trampled by Turtles, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Wood Brothers, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Traveiln’ McCourys, The War and Treaty, Molly Tuttle, Ghost of Paul Revere, Dustbowl Revival, and more
Why: Embrace the Wonderful bluegrass sounds in Colorado.
Web: winterwondergrass.com/steamboat


Innings - Tempe

What: Innings – Tempe
Where: Tempe, AZ
When: February 26-27
Who: Green Day, The Lumineers, Khruangbin, Incubus, 311, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Goo Goo Dolls, Jimmy Eat World, Highly Suspect, O.A.R., Skip Marley, Wolf Alice, David Duchovny, Neon Trees, Liz Cooper, The Beaches, We Are Scientists, MLB Legends, 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


Houston Livestock

What: Houston Livestock
Where: Houston, TX
When: February 28 – March 20
Who: George Strait, Cody Johnson, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Ricky Martin, Jon Pardi, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Kane Brown, Journey, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Gwen Stefani, Khalid, Chris Stapleton, marshmello, Brad Paisely, Ashley McBryde, and more
Why: Have some music with your steers.
Web: www.rodeohouston.com/home.aspx

 


March

Mardi Gras at Universal

What: Mardi Gras at Universal
Where: Orlando, FL
When: February 4 – March 27
Who: Sugar Ray, Diana Ross, Barenaked Ladies, Styx, Jon Pardi, LL Cool J, DJ Z-Trip, Marshmello, Khalid, Seal, Gavin DeGraw, The Revivalists, Jimmie Allen, Jason Derulo, 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 20
Who: George Strait, Cody Johnson, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Ricky Martin, Jon Pardi, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Kane Brown, Journey, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Gwen Stefani, Khalid, Chris Stapleton, marshmello, Brad Paisely, Ashley McBryde, and more
Why: Have some music with your steers.
Web: www.rodeohouston.com/home.aspx


One Big Holiday

What: One Big Holiday
Where: Riviera Cancun, Mexico
When: March 2-5
Who: My Morning Jacket, Lord Huron, Brittany Howard, Black Pumas, Sharon Van Etten, Trampled by Turtles, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Steel Pulse, Washed Out, Fruit Bats, Strand of Oaks, and more
Why: Alt-country alt-stars My Morning Jacket throw One Big Holiday in Cancun.
Web: mmjonebigholiday.com


New Colossus

What: New Colossus
Where: New York, NY
When: March 9-13
Who: Alicia Cara, Blushing, Buckets, Cigarettes For Breakfast, , Fears, Katy J Pearson, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, Liily, Paul Jacobs, Slow Fiction, The Natvral, and many more
Why: For all the up-and-comers looking to be found who are in NYC the weekend before SXSW (see below). See much more in our photo gallery from the last year here
Web: www.newcolossusfestival.com


M3F

What: M3F
Where: Phoenix, AZ
When: March 4-5
Who: ZHU, Leon Bridges, Kaytranada, JUNGLE, Jai Wolf, Parcels, Spafford, A R I Z O N A, Bryce Vine, Whethan, Elderbrook, Cautious Clay, Goth Babe, Bea Miller, New Madrid, Blu Detiger, Big Something, and more
Why: Phoenix gets an early festival – all for charity.
Web: www.m3ffest.com


CRSSD

What: CRSSD
Where: San Diego, CA
When: March 5-6
Who: Glass Animals, SOFI TUKKER, 070 Shake, Cautious Clay, Chet Faker, Parcels, SG Lewis, Fourt Tet, Gorgon City, Dam Beyer, 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.comSavannah Stopover

What: Savannah Stopover
Where: Savannah, GA
When: March 11-12
Who: Soccer Mommy, of Montreal, American Aquarium, We Were Promised Jetpacks, SASAMI, The Bones of J.R. Jones, Sam Evian, Surfbort, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, Tre’Burt, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Tall Tall Trees, Christopher Paul Stelling, and more
Why: Before heading to SXSW (see below), stopover in Savannah. Read & see much more in our 2014 recap here
Web: www.savannahstopover.com


SXSW

What: South-by-Southwest
Where: Austin, TX
When: March 11-20
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, much more in our big recap here
Web: sxsw.com


Jazz In the Gardens

What: Jazz In the Gardens
Where: Miami Gardens, FL
When: March 12-13
Who: Mary J. Blige, The Roots, T-Pain, H.E.R., The Isley Brothers, Rick Ross
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


Honeymoon Rock

What: Honeymoon Rock
Where: Oklahoma City, OK
When: March 18-20
Who: Puddle of Mudd, Scott Stapp, Sugar Ray, Candlebox, Saliva, Fuel, Eve 6, Saving Abel, Everclear, Sister Hazel, Powerman 5000, Wheatus, and more
Why: Rock from yesteryear.
Web: honeymoonfest.com


Reggae Rise Up

What: Reggae Rise Up
Where: St. Petersburg, FL
When: March 18-22
Who: Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid, Iration, Shaggy, Atmosphere, Soja, Steel Pulse, Protoje, Pepper, Steel Pulse, The Hip Abduction, and more
Why: Reggae Rises Up in Florida.
Web: reggaeriseupflorida.com


Innings - Tampa

What: Innings – Tampa
Where: Tampa, FL
When: March 19-20
Who: Green Day, The Lumineers, Khruangbin, Incubus, 311, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Goo Goo Dolls, Jimmy Eat World, Highly Suspect, O.A.R., Skip Marley, Wolf Alice, David Duchovny, Neon Trees, Liz Cooper, The Beaches, We Are Scientists, MLB Legends, and more
Why: Spring Training in Florida gets its own musical (and there’s also one in Arizona – see above). Read & see much more in our recap here
Web: www.inningsfestival.com/florida


Punk In Drublic

What: Punk In Drublic – Arizona
Where: Tempe, AZ
When: March 19
Who: NOFX, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, The Bouncing Souls, Lagwagon, and more
Why: NOFX getting Punk in Drublic in Arizona.
Web: punkindrublicfest.com


Treefort

What: Treefort
Where: Boise, ID
When: March 23-27
Who: Kim Gordon, Durand Jones & The Indications, Osees, Men I Trust, Guided By Voices, Goth Babe, LP Giobbi, Built To Spill, Mercury Rev, Shannon & The Clams, Deafheaven, !!!, Caroline Rose, Lightning Bolt, Deerhoof, Spirit of the Beehive, William Basinski, Fruit Bats, Wilderado, Typhoon, Jeff Rosenstock, Ryley Walker, Slothrust, Field Medic, Sinkane, The Districts, Quasi, The Nude Party, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Neal Francis, Nation of Language, Jackie Venson, The Lil Smokies, Geographer, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, Deradoorian, Rituals of Mine, Garcia Peoples, Dent May, The Ophelias, Sean Nicholas Savage, and more
Why: Go to your own private Idaho for Treefort.
Web: treefortmusicfest.com


Big Ears

What: Big Ears
Where: Knoxville, TN
When: March 24-27
Who: Patti Smith, John Zorn, Sparks, Moses Sumney, Kim Gordon, Animal Collective, Yves Tumor, Low, Kronos Quartet, Bill Frisell, Bill Callahan, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Marc Ribot, Efterklang, Mdou Moctar, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Bang On a Can All-Stars, Andy Shauf, Saul Williams, Bonny Light Horseman, and more
Why: Knoxville’s super-classy high art music festival returns. Read & see more in our 2015 recap here
Web: www.bigearsfestival.com


The Buku Project

What: The Buku Project
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: March 25-26
Who: Tyler the Creator, 100 gecs, $uicideBoy$, Alison Wonderland, Baby Keem, Clozee, Flo Milli, Glass Animals, Tame Impala, Kali Uchis, Kennyhoopla, Maxo Kream, Lane 8, Liquid Stranger, Porter Robinson, Rezz, Sullivan King, Taking Back Sunday, Tierra Whack, Trippie Red, Troyboi, Vince Taples, and more
Why: The Buku Project brings electronica & more to the Big Easy. Read & see much more in our 2015 recap here
Web: thebukuproject.com


Ultra

What: Ultra
Where: Miami, FL
When: March 25-27
Who: Adam Beyer, Afrojack, Alesso, Alison Wonderland, Armin Van Buuren, Carl Cox, David Guetta, DJ Snake, ILLENIUM, Jauz, NGHTMRE, Kygo, Madeon, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero, Nina Kraviz, Oliver Heldens, Oliver Tree, Pendulum, Sasha John Digweed, Slander, SOFI TUKKER, Tiësto, Vintage Culture, Zeds Dead, Black Tiger Sex Machine, 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 Drublic

What: Punk In Drublic – San Diego
Where: San Diego, CA
When: March 26
Who: NOFX, Pennywise, Face To Face, Lagwagon, and more
Why: NOFX getting Punk in Drublic in San Diego.
Web: punkindrublicfest.com


Beyond Wonderland

What: Beyond Wonderland
Where:
San Bernadino, CA
When: March 27-28
Who: Above & Beyond, Benny Benassi, Diesel, DJ Snake, Jauz, Joyryde, K?D, Kevin Saunderson, Paul Van Dyk, Shiba San, Vintage Culture, Zedd, Zeds Dead, Zomboy, and more
Why: Go Beyond Wonderland in SoCal.
Web:
socal.beyondwonderland.com


Punk In Drublic

What: Punk In Drublic – Ventura
Where: Ventura, CA
When: March 27
Who: NOFX, Pennywise, Face to Face, Lagwagon, TSOL, Bad Cop Bad Cop, and more
Why: NOFX getting Punk in Drublic in Ventura.
Web: punkindrublicfest.com


Salty Dog Cruise

What: Salty Dog Cruise
Where: Miami, FL to Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
When: March 28 – April 1
Who: Flogging Molly, Descendents, The Distillers, Frank Turner, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Agent Orange, Dave Hause and more
Why: Arr!  Flogging Molly have a cruise, ye Salty Dog!
Web: floggingmollycruise.com

 


April

Salty Dog Cruise

What: Salty Dog Cruise
Where: Miami, FL to Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
When: March 28 – April 1
Who: Flogging Molly, Descendents, The Distillers, Frank Turner, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Agent Orange, Dave Hause and more
Why: Arr!  Flogging Molly have a cruise, ye Salty Dog!
Web: floggingmollycruise.com


Hogs For a Cause

What: Hogs For a Cause
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: April 1-2
Who: Shakey Graves, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Galactic, Luther Dickinson, Yonder Mountain String Band, Neal Francis, Allison Russell, Buffalo Nichols, and more
Why: Some hogs (and music) for a cause.
Web: hogsfest.org


Springing the Blues

What: Springing the Blues
Where: Jacksonville Beach, FL
When: April 1-3
Who: King Solomon Hicks, Larry McCray, Lee Boys, John Primer, and more
Why: Springing the Blues in Jacksonville.
Web: www.springingtheblues.com


Tecate Pa’l Norte

What: Tecate Pa’l Norte
Where: Monterrey, Mexico
When: April 1-2
Who: The Strokes, Maroon 5, Martin Garrix, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Hombres G, The Libertines, Caribou, Papa Roach, Parcels, Simple Plan, 100 gecs, Channel Tres, Elderbrook, and more
Why: Rock Fundidora Park in Monterrey, Mexico (and have beer…).
Web: www.palnorte.com.mx


Dreamville

What: Dreamville
Where: Raleigh, NC
When: April 2-3
Who: BLXST, Ari Lennox, EarthGang, Ja Rule, Ashanti, J.I.D., Lil Wayne, Jeezy, Ti, Kehlani, J. Cole, Lil Baby, Moneybagg Yo, Rico Nasty, T-Pain, WizKid, Wale, and more
Why: Dream(ing) in Raleigh(ville).
Web: www.dreamvillefest.com


Lookout

What: Lookout
Where: Hollywood, FL
When: April 2-3
Who: Ski Mask the Slump God, $NOT, City Morgue, Trash Talk, Show Me the Body, and more
Why: Rap meets hardcore meets streetwear.
Web: www.frontgatetickets.com/festivals/lookout-fest


Mission Creek

What: Mission Creek
Where: Iowa City, IA
When: April 7-9
Who: Beach Bunny, Soccer Mommy, Son Lux, Ric Wilson, Haley Heyndericx, Elizabeth Moen, Fennesz, The Body, Cadence Weapon, Tré Burt, Squirrel Flower, Adia Victoria, Ohmme, FACS, and more
Why: Iowa City kicks if off early with some interesting names.
Web: missioncreekfestival.com


Tortuga

What: Tortuga
Where: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
When: April 8-10
Who: Morgan Wallen, Thomas Rhett, Luke Combs, Nelly, Brothers Osborne, Randy Houser, Travis Tritt, Sublime with Rome, Scott McCreery, Chase Rice, Ingrid Andress, The War and Treaty, 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


Launch

What: Launch
Where: Lancaster, PA
When: April 14-17
Who: The Inside Out, Danni Peace, The View From Here, Monument of a Memory, and more
Why: Music conference & festival in Lancaster, PA.
Web: www.launchmusicconference.com


Coachella

What: Coachella
Where: Indio, CA
When: April 15-17 & 22-24
Who: Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, The Weeknd, Swedish House Mafia, Arcade Fire, Doja Cat, Flume, Lil Baby, Daniel Caesar, Megan Thee Stallion, Joji, Jamie xx, Disclosure, Phoebe Bridgers, Big Sean, 21 Savage, Jamie xx, Run the Jewels, Danny Elfman, Louis the Child, Stromae, Karol G, Maggie Rogers, Giveon, Ari Lennox, Still Woozy, BROCKHAMPTON, Fatboy Slim, SLANDER, girl in red, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Madeon, Wallows, Jessie Reyez, Denzel Curry, Isaiah Rashad, Lane 8, Pink Sweat$, Omar Apollo, Caribou, FINNEAS, Vince Staples, Conan Gray, Tchami, IDLES, Caroline Polachek, Duck Sauce, Chicano Batman, Turnstile, The Marías, Carly Rae Jepsen, 100 gecs, Duke Dumont, Kim Petras, Freddie Gibbs, Spiritualized, Daphni, Hot Chip, Orville Peck, beabadoobee, Floating Points, Bishop Briggs, slowthai, Belly, Maxo Kream, Emotional Oranges, Channel Tres, Yola, Japanese Breakfast, Chelsea Cutler, Richie Hawtin, Beach Bunny, Amber Mark, Cordae, BADBADNOTGOOD, The Avalanches, TOKiMONSTA, Princess Nokia, PUP, The Regrettes, Amyl & The Sniffers, The Hu, black midi, Holly Humberstone, Skegss, Beach Goons, Lawrence, GG Magree, and many, many more
Why: The biggest & best festival has grown so big as to have a second weekend, with another amazing line-up. See much more in our 2012 photo gallery here
Web: www.coachella.com


French Quarter

What: French Quarter
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: April 21-24
Who: Cory Henry, Kermit Ruffins, Lost Bayou Ramblers, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Irma Thomas, The Soul Rebels, and more
Why: Nobody does music or festivals like the French Quarter. Read & see more in our 2016 recap here
Web: frenchquarterfest.org


Old Settler's

What: Old Settler’s
Where: Tilmon, TX
When: April 21-24
Who: Del McCoury, JJ Grey & Mofro, Galactic, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, Steep Canyon Rangers, The California Honeydrops, American Aquarium, Shinyribs, The Suffers, Sir Woman, and more
Why: As American as the Old Settler’s.
Web: oldsettlersmusicfest.org


Double Decker

What: Double Decker
Where: Oxford, MS
When: April 22-23
Who: The Revivalists, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Mavis Staples, Samantha Fish, Maggie Rose, Buffalo Nichols, Brett Young, and more
Why: Take the Double Decker to Oxford – Mississippi.
Web: www.doubledeckerfestival.com


Thunder Beats

What: Thunder Beats
Where: Pensacola, FL
When: April 22-24
Who: Marshmello, Kaskade, deadmau5, Adventure Club, Dillon Francis, Ganja White Night, RL Grime, Zomboy, Baauer, Cheat Codes, Dr. Fresch, Joyryde, Steve Aoki, and more
Why: DJs take to the Gulf Coast.
Web: thunderbeatsmusicfestival.com


High Water

What: High Water
Where: North Charleston, SC
When: April 23-24
Who: Jack White, My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse, Black Pumas, Shovels & Rope, Old Crow Medicine Show, CAAMP, Mavis Staples, Local Natives, Sharon Van Etten, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Bahamas, Delta Spirit, Jade Bird, Felice Brothers, Adia Victoria, Shannon & The Clams, Cedric Burnside, and more
Why: Wash ashore the high waters of Charleston.
Web: www.highwaterfest.com


Ubbi Dubbi

What: Ubbi Dubbi
Where: Ennis, TX
When: April 23-24
Who: Alison Wonderland, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Clozee, Diplo, Excision, Gorgon City, Minnesota, Tiësto, Zeds Dead, and more
Why: Camp out and get down.
Web: ubbidubbifestival.com


Moon Crush

What: Moon Crush
Where: Miramar Beach, FL
When: April 21-24
Who: Brandi Carlile, My Morning Jacket, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Lake Street Dive, CAAMP, Ben Harper, JJ Grey & Mofro, Molly Tuttle, Natalie Hemby, and more
Why: Livestream platform Topeka launches a safely connected music festival that we all need right now.
Web: www.mooncrush.live


The Smokers Club

What: The Smokers Club
Where: Long Beach, CA
When: April 30
Who: Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Schoolboy Q, Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Ferg, Wale, Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, Lupe Fiasco, Yung Lean, Danny Brown, Rico Nasty, Earl Sweatshirt, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, The Alchemist, Mick Jenkins, The Cool Kids, Kreayshawn, and more
Why: Smoke ’em if you got ’em.
Web: www.thesmokersclubfestival.com


MerleFest

What: MerleFest
Where: Wilkesboro, NC
When: April 28 – May 1
Who: Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled by Turtles, Old Crow Medicine Show, Sam Bush Band, Emmylou Harris, Colin Hay, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, Donna the Buffalo, Allison Russell, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, and more
Why: Wilkes Community College welcomes MerleFest.
Web: merlefest.org


Norman

What: Norman
Where: Norman, OK
When: April 28-30
Who: The Drums, DIIV, Luna Luna, …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Wet, Fat Tony, Mothica, Babeheaven, and more
Why: Norman Oklahoma’s own free festival & QRO favorite stays sweet. Read & see more in 2010 our recap here
Web: normanmusicfestival.com


SunFest

What: SunFest
Where: West Palm Beach, FL
When: April 28 – May 1
Who: Adam Lambert, AJR, Black Pumas, Boyz II Men, Brett Young, Chase Atlantic, Colony House, Counting Crows, Goo Goo Dolls, LANY, Lil Wayne, Matt Brown, Melissa Etheridge, Nelly, Polo G, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Sam Hunt, Slightly Stoopid, SOJA, 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


Beale Street

What: Beale Street
Where:
Memphis, TN
When:
April 29 – May 1
Who: Lil Wayne, The Smashing Pumpkins, Three 6 Mafia, DaBaby, Modest Mouse, Lindsey Buckingham, Moneybagg Yo, The Glorious Sons, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Soccer Mommy, and more
Why: Beale Street is alive with music.
Web:
www.memphisinmay.org/beale-street-music-festival


Shaky Knees

What: Shaky Knees
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: April 29 – May 1
Who: Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, My Morning Jacket, Khruangbin, CHVRCHES, Billy Idol, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Death Cab for Cutie, COIN, Mt. Joy, Spoon, Highly Suspect, Kut Vile & The Violators, Biffy Clyro, PUP, Japanese Breakfast, Travis, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Gang of Youths, The Happy Fits, The Regrettes, Guided By Voices, Amyl & The Sniffers, Japandroids, Shannon & The Clams, Faye Webster, Barns Courtney, Reignwolf, Destroyer, Phantom Planet, Mannequin Pussy, Chastity Belt, and more
Why: Limbs quake for another amazing year. Read & see much more in our big 2021 recap here
Web: shakykneesfestival.com


Stagecoach

What: Stagecoach
Where: Indio, CA
When: April 29 – May 1
Who: Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, The Black Crowes, Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris, Midland, Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker, Margo Price, Smokey Robinson, The Mavericks, Yola, Rhiannon Giddens, The Marcus King Band, Ingrid Andress, Orville Peck, Hayes Carll, and more
Why: California’s premiere country music festival.
Web: stagecoachfestival.com


Sweetwater 420

What: Sweetwater 420
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: April 29 – May 1
Who: Oysterhead, Trey Anastasio, The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, Snoop Dogg, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Goose, Dirty Heads, Snarky Puppy, JJ Grey & Mofro, Lotus, Spafford, Lawrence, Big Something, Badfish, and more
Why: 4-20 (sort of) – Sweet! See much more in our photo gallery here
Web: www.sweetwater420fest.com


New Orleans Jazz & Heritage

What: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: April 29 – May 8
Who: The Who, Stevie Nicks, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimmy Buffett, Luke Combs, Lionel Richie, The Black Crowes, Willie Nelson, Erykah Badu, The Avett Brothers, Norah Jones, Lauren Diagle, Ludarcis, Billy Strings, Nelly, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Death Cab for Cutie, Ziggy Marley, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Revivalists, Lukas Nelson, Randy Newman, Melissa Etheridge, Boz Scaggs, Terence Blanchard, CeeLo Green, Kool & The Gang, Irma Thomas, Buddy Guy, José Feliciano, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Galactic, Shovels & Rope, Tank & The Bangas, Dumpstaphunk, Anders Osborne, Chris Isaak, Cyril Neville, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Big Freedia, Samantha Fish, Kermit Ruffins, Ricky Skaggs, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Bettye LaVette, The War and Treaty, The Soul Rebels, Arturo Sandoval, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Puss N Boots, Rebirth Brass Band, Marcia Ball, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Seratones, Lost Bayou Ramblers, and many, many more
Why: The Big Easy’s big festival gets some big names.
Web: www.nojazzfest.com

 


May

MerleFest

What: MerleFest
Where: Wilkesboro, NC
When: April 28 – May 1
Who: Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled by Turtles, Old Crow Medicine Show, Sam Bush Band, Emmylou Harris, Colin Hay, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, Donna the Buffalo, Allison Russell, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, and more
Why: Wilkes Community College welcomes MerleFest.
Web: merlefest.org


SunFest

What: SunFest
Where: West Palm Beach, FL
When: April 28 – May 1
Who: Sam Hunt, Slightly Stoopid, Lil Wayne, AJR, Black Pumas, LANY, Nelly, Brett Young, Adam Lambert, Chase Atlantic, Counting Crows, Polo G, Goo Goo Dolls, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Colony House, Melissa Etheridge, Soja, Boyz II Men, 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


Beale Street

What: Beale Street
Where:
Memphis, TN
When:
April 29 – May 1
Who: Lil Wayne, The Smashing Pumpkins, Three 6 Mafia, DaBaby, Modest Mouse, Lindsey Buckingham, Moneybagg Yo, The Glorious Sons, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Soccer Mommy, and more
Why: Beale Street is alive with music.
Web:
www.memphisinmay.org/beale-street-music-festival


Shaky Knees

What: Shaky Knees
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: April 29 – May 1
Who: Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, My Morning Jacket, Khruangbin, CHVRCHES, Billy Idol, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Death Cab for Cutie, COIN, Mt. Joy, Spoon, Highly Suspect, Kut Vile & The Violators, Biffy Clyro, PUP, Japanese Breakfast, Travis, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Gang of Youths, The Happy Fits, The Regrettes, Guided By Voices, Amyl & The Sniffers, Japandroids, Shannon & The Clams, Faye Webster, Barns Courtney, Reignwolf, Destroyer, Phantom Planet, Mannequin Pussy, Chastity Belt, and more
Why: Limbs quake for another amazing year. Read & see much more in our big 2021 recap here
Web: shakykneesfestival.com


Sweetwater 420

What: Sweetwater 420
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: April 29 – May 1
Who: Oysterhead, Trey Anastasio, The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, Snoop Dogg, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Goose, Dirty Heads, Snarky Puppy, JJ Grey & Mofro, Lotus, Spafford, Lawrence, Big Something, Badfish, and more
Why: 4-20 (sort of) – Sweet! See much more in our photo gallery here
Web: www.sweetwater420fest.com


New Orleans Jazz & Heritage

What: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: April 29 – May 8
Who: The Who, Stevie Nicks, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimmy Buffett, Luke Combs, Lionel Richie, The Black Crowes, Willie Nelson, Erykah Badu, The Avett Brothers, Norah Jones, Lauren Diagle, Ludarcis, Billy Strings, Nelly, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Death Cab for Cutie, Ziggy Marley, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Revivalists, Lukas Nelson, Randy Newman, Melissa Etheridge, Boz Scaggs, Terence Blanchard, CeeLo Green, Kool & The Gang, Irma Thomas, Buddy Guy, José Feliciano, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Galactic, Shovels & Rope, Tank & The Bangas, Dumpstaphunk, Anders Osborne, Chris Isaak, Cyril Neville, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Big Freedia, Samantha Fish, Kermit Ruffins, Ricky Skaggs, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Bettye LaVette, The War and Treaty, The Soul Rebels, Arturo Sandoval, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Puss N Boots, Rebirth Brass Band, Marcia Ball, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Seratones, Lost Bayou Ramblers, and many, many more
Why: The Big Easy’s big festival gets some big names.
Web: www.nojazzfest.com


Cruise To the Edge

What: Cruise To the Edge
Where: Miami, FL to Labadee, Haiti & Cococay, Bahamas
When: May 2-7
Who: Marillion, Alan Parson, Transatlantic, Al Stewart, Adrian Belew, Martin Barre, and more
Why: A cruise for prog rock.
Web: cruisetotheedge.com


GroundUP

What: GroundUP
Where: Miami Beach, FL
When:
May 6-8
Who: Snarky Puppy, Kimbra, Emily King, Moonchild, Cory Henry, Georgia Anne Muldrow, The Nth Power, and more
Why: Hit Miami Beach from the Ground UP.
Web:
www.groundupmusicfestival.com


Dark Spring Boston

What: Dark Spring Boston
Where: Boston, MA
When:
May 7-8
Who: Child of Night, Golden Apes, Hallows, Kiss of the Whip, Mortal Boy and more
Why: Boston’s famed Middle East welcomes goths this spring. Read more in our recap here
Web:
www.darkspringboston.com


iHeart Country

What: iHeart Country
Where: Austin, TX
When:
May 7
Who: Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band, Maren Morris, Scotty McCreet, and more
Why: iHeartRadio hearts country.
Web:
www.iheart.com/iheartcountry-festival


M3 Rock

What: M3 Rock
Where: Columbia, MD
When:
May 7-8
Who: Tesla, Tom Keifer, Extreme, Blue Oyster Cult, Skid Row, Stryper, Yngwie Malmsteen, and more
Why: Rock out at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Web:
m3rockfest.com


Oblivion Access

What: Oblivion Access
Where: Austin, TX
When: May 12-15
Who: Danny Brown, Blonde Redhead, Carcass, The Locust, Grouper, Youth of Today, Xiu Xiu, ho99o9, Converge, William Basinski, Zola Jesus, Cave In, METZ, A Place To Bury Strangers, Melt-Banana, Black Dice, Cities Aviv, Show Me the Body, Liturgy, and more
Why: Dark music comes to Austin.
Web: oblivionaccessfestival.com


BeachLife

What: BeachLife
Where:
Redondo Beach, CA
When: May 13-15
Who: Weezer, The Smashing Pumpkins, Steve Miller Band, Sheryl Crow, Vance Joy, Black Pumas, Cold War Kids, Stone Temple Pilots, Lord Huron, Milky Chance, UB40 ft. Ali Campbell, Capital Cities, Cannons, Atlas Genius, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Allman Betts Band, Matisyahu, Sugar Ray, Ozomatli, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Record Company, Donavon Frankenreiter, Phantom Planet, Art Alexakis, Rita Wilson, and more
Why: Enjoy the Redondo BeachLife.
Web:
www.beachlifefestival.com


UNTZ

What: UNTZ
Where: Mariposa, CA
When: May 13-15
Who: Shades, Alix Perez, Tsuruda, Hyroglifics, and more
Why: Party right near Yosemite.
Web: www.theuntzfestival.com


Waking Windows

What: Waking Windows
Where:
Winooski, VT
When:
May 13-15
Who: Japanese Breakfast, Dinosaur Jr, Vagabon, Dry Cleaning, Low Cut Connie, The Nude Party, Ric Wilson, Alex Cameron, Guerilla Toss, Habibi, and more
Why: Bands head to Vermont to wake up some windows. See much more in our 2016 photo gallery here
Web:
www.wakingwindows.com


Mayday

What: Mayday
Where:
Yaphank, NY
When: May 14
Who: Spin Doctors, Deer Tick, Crash Test Dummies, Dave Hause & The Mermaid, The Smithereens, and more to be announce
Why: Celebrate May (14th) Day.
Web: www.maydaymusicfestival.com


Cruel World

What: Cruel World
Where: Carson, CA
When: May 14-15
Who: Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, DEVO, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Psychedelic Furs, Violent Femmes, The Church, English Beat, Public Image LTD, The Damned, TR/ST, Cold Cave, Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel, Berlin, Drab Majesty, Black Marble, Sextile, The KVB, and more
Why: Eighties New Wave comes to The Grounds at Dignity Health Sports Park.
Web: www.cruelworldfest.com


Lovers & Friends

What: Lovers & Friends
Where:
Las Vegas, NV
When: May 14-15
Who: Ms. Lauryn Hill, Usher, Ludacris, Lil Jon, TLC, Nelly, Ashanti, Ne-Yo, Brandy, Monica, Trey Songz, Ja Rule, Timbaland, Akon, T-Pain, Lil Kim, Eve, Sean Paul, The-Dream, Ginuwine, Cam*ron, Sean Kingston, Ying Yang Twins, and more
Why: Goldenvoice & Snoop Dogg put on this new double-up festival.
Web: loversandfriendsfest.com


Santa Teresa

What: Santa Teresa
Where: Sainte-Thérèse, QC, Canada
When: May 18-22
Who: $not, Coeur de Pirate, fanclubwallet, Jimmy Eat World, Le Couleur, Martha Wainwright, Princess Nokia, The Weather Station, and more
Why: Sainte-Thérèse goes avant-garde.
Web: www.santateresafest.ca


Welcome To Rockville

What: Welcome To Rockville
Where: Jacksonville, FL
When: May 19-22
Who: KISS, Korn, Guns n’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Megadeth, Rise Against, Jane’s Addiction, Halestorm, Bush, Seether, In This Moment, Black Lable Society, Parkway Drive, Jerry Cantrell, The Pretty Reckless, The Struts, Nothing More, Skillet, Clutch, Down, Ministry, Baroness, The Hu, Alexisonfire, Sevendust, Mammoth WVH, Bad Wolves, Hatebreed, Bones UK, Fuel, Don Broco, New Years Day, Agnostic Front, 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 20-22
Who: Autograf, Charlotte de Witte, Chris Lake, Eric Prydz, G Jones, Ganja White Night, Madeon, Porter Robinson, Riot Ten, Sub Focus, A-Trak, AC Slater, Alesso, Audien, Blossom, Borgore, CID, David Guetta, DJ Snake, Duck Sauce, Excision, Jai Wolf, Jauz, LP Giobbi, Paul Van Dyk, Subtronics, Vintage Culture, Yellow Claw, Adam Beyer, Armin Van Buuren, Dillon Francis, Illenium, Kaskade, Liquid Stranger, Rezz, Richie Hatwin, Rusko, San Holo, Shiba San, Tchami, Wax Motif, Zedd, Zeds Dead, ZHU, and 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 20-21
Who: Emmylou Harris & The Red Dirt Boys, Dispatch, Amos Lee, Margo Price, Sam Bush, Hayes Carll, Bombino, 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 20-22
Who: Post Malone, Halsey, Tame Impala, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Fall Out Boy, Kane Brown, ILLENNIUM, Jack Harlow, Phoebe Bridgers, Leon Bridges, Zedd, Maren Morris, Louis the Child, Slander, Still Woozy, Oliver Tree, T-Pain, The Band CAMINO, The Head and The Heart, Sublime with Rome, Lil Yachty, Surfaces, Dayglow, Chelsea Cutler, Shaquille O’Neal, Fletcher, Madeon, Joy Oladokyn, Kennyhoopla, Moon Taxi, beabadoobee, SNBRN, Remi Wolf, Neal Francis, and many more Read more in our preview here
Why: Hangout on the Shores with a very strong line-up. Read much more in our 2017 recap here
Web: www.hangoutmusicfest.com


Pouzza

What: Pouzza
Where: Montreal, QC, Canada
When: May 20-22
Who: Propagandhi, Good Riddance, Cloud Nothings, Tim Barry, Bad Cop /Bad Cop, Cancert Bats, Dilly Dally, Mustard Plug, War On Women, Pkew Pkew Pkew, and more
Why: Have some punk with your poutine.
Web: www.pouzzafest.com


Just Like Heaven

What: Just Like Heaven
Where: Pasadena, CA
When: May 21
Who: Interpol, Modest Mouse, The Shins, M.I.A., Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Chromeo, Santigold, Cut Copy, The Hives, Wolf Parade, Peaches, !!!, The Raveonettes, Kele Okereke, The Go! Team, The Crubs, Yelle, Islands, and more Read more in our preview here
Why: Now this is the nostalgia fest for the young Gen X/geriatric millenial set.
Web: justlikeheavenfest.com


Music Festival For Mental Health

What: Music Festival For Mental Health
Where: New York, NY
When: May 21
Who: Cold War Kids, Big Boi, American Authors, Allison Russell, and more
Why: A music festival for mental health.
Web: www.soundmindlive.org/festival-2022


PointFest

What: PointFest
Where: Maryland Heights, MO
When: May 21
Who: Papa Roach, Highly Suspect, Halestorm, Mammoth WVH, White Reaper, and more
Why: 105.7 The Point thrashes Middle America.
Web: www.1057thepoint.com/shows/pointfest-2022


California Roots

What: California Roots
Where: Monterey, CA
When: May 26-29
Who: Dirty Heads, Stephen Marley, Protoje, DeMarco, 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 26-29
Who: Del McCoury Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, Tyler Childers, Railroad Earth, Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon, Watchhouse, The California Honeydrops, Anders Osborne & Jackie Green, The Lil Smokies, Ghost of Paul Revere, Pert Near Sandstone, and more
Why: Del McCoury rolls out the bluegrass red carpet.
Web: delfest.com


Hot Luck

What: Hot Luck
Where: Austin, TX
When: May 26-29
Who: Shannon & The Clams, Joe Marcinek Band, Superchunk, DJ Jazzy Jeff, 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


Maryland Deathfest

What: Maryland Deathfest
Where: Baltimore, MD
When: May 26-29
Who: Carcass, Dismember, Deicide, Obituary, Hellhammer, Hypocrisy, and more
Why: Baltimore shreds to Death.
Web: www.deathfests.com/event/mdf-xviii


Boston Calling

What: Boston Calling
Where: Boston, MA
When: May 27-29
Who: The Strokes, Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Weezer, Glass Animals, R¨üfüs Du Sol, HAIM, Run the Jewels, Modest Mouse, Goose, Japanese Breakfast, Cults, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Avril Lavigne, Cheap Trick, Oliver Tree, The Struts, Black Pumas, Earthgang, Peach Tree Rascals, Orville Peck, Kennyhoopla, Grandson, The Backseat Lovers, Sudan Archives, HINDS, Pom Pom Squad, and more Read more in our preview here
Why: Boston is seriously Calling – wicked pissah! See much more in our photo gallery from the last year here
Web: bostoncalling.com


BottleRock

What: BottleRock
Where:
Napa Valley, CA
When: May 27-29
Who: Metallica, Twenty One Pilots, P!nk, Luke Combs, The Black Crowes, Kygo, Greta Van Fleet, Mount Westmore, Pitbull, Bleachers, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, CHVRCHES, Spoon, Banks, Alessia Cara, Vance Joy, Michael Franti & Spearhead, MisterWives, Marcus King, Silversun Pickups, Amos Lee, The Wailers ft. Julian Marley, Greensky Bluegrass, Skip Marley, Fletcher, Yola, Grandson, Tai Verdes, Bahamas, Fantastic Negrito, Dorothy, Grandmaster Flash, Drew Holcomb, Aly & AJ, Atlas Genius, Wild Rivers, Liily, The Happy Fits, The Suffers, Foy Vance, Jake Wesley Rogers, Kosha Dillz, and many, 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


Forecastle

What: Forecastle
Where: Louisville, KY
When: May 27-29
Who: Jack Harlow, Tame Impala, Tyler the Creator, Rüfüs Du Sol, Phoebe Bridgers, Porter Robinson, Clairo, 6LACK, Black Pumas, Alison Wonderland, Quinn XCII, Still Woozy, Earl Sweatshirt, Lane 8, Oliver Tree, Chelsea Cutler, 100 gecs, Coin, Wale, San Holo, Troyboi, Jai Wolf, Fletcher, Princess Nokia, Maxo Kream, Tai Verdes, JPEGMAFIA, Kennyhoopla, Blossom, and more Read more in our preview here
Why: Forecastle comes with a vengeance and a top-tier line-up. Read and see much more in our 2018 recap here
Web: forecastlefest.com


Noir Fever New Orleans

What: Noir Fever New Orleans
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: May 27-30
Who: Aluna, Austin Millz, Channel Tres, Duckwrth, Kaytranada, Kevin Saunderson, and more
Why: Aluna throws her own festival at Hotel Fontenot.
Web: pollen.co/x/aluna-neworleans-2022-1


So What

What: So What
Where: Arlington, TX
When: May 27-29
Who: I Prevail, Trippie Red, 100 gecs, 3OH!3, Wage War, Sum 41, Parkway Drive, Rae Sremmurd, 24kgoldn, Rebecca Black, Sleeping With Sirens, Simple Plan, Hatebreed, blackbear, The Ghost Inside, 2 Chainz, Maggie indemann, Crown the Empire, grandson, The Maine, alexisonfire, Tyga, Waka Flocka Flame, Mod Sun, Princess Nokia, and more
Why: Texas says – So What?!?
Web: thirdstringentertainment.com/so-what


Solid Sound

What: Solid Sound
Where: North Adams, MA
When: May 27-29
Who: Wilco, Sylvan Esso, Japanese Breakfast, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Terry Allen, John Hodgman, Jean Grae, Nick Offerman, Jeff Tweedy, Sun Ra Arkestra, Iceage, Cut Worms, Nnamdi, Mike Watt & The Missing Men, Sam Evian, The Autumn Defense, Nels Cline, Mikael Jorgensen, and more
Why: Wilco’s off-year Solid Sound Festival returns to MASS MoCA. See more in our photo gallery here
Web: solidsoundfestival.com


Summer Camp

What: Summer Camp
Where: Chillicothe, IL
When: May 27-29
Who: Umphrey’s McGee, moe., The Smashing Pumpkins, Little Feat, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, NGHTMRE, Liquid Stranger, Big Wild, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Whethan, The Allman Betts Band, Cory Wong, Moon Taxi, Opiou, Keller Williams, The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Motet, Aqueous, Big Something, Sammy RaeH, and more
Why: Summer Camp mixes a little something more into its jam.
Web: summercampfestival.com


Sunset

What: Sunset
Where: Tampa, FL
When: May 27-29
Who: Alesso, Atliens, Boogie T, Borgore, CID, Dillon Francis, Duke Dumont, Gorgon City, Gryffin, Illenium, LP Giobbi, Oliver Heldens, Skrillex, Tchami, Zeds Dead, and more
Why: Dance into the Sunset. Read & see more in our 2021 recap here
Web: smftampa.com


Movement Electronic

What: Movement
Where: Detroit, MI
When: May 28-30
Who: Jeff Mills, Adam Beyer, Richie Hawtin, Goldie, LTJ Bukem, James Murphy, Carl Craig, Maceo Plex, Nina Kraviz, Seth Troxler, 2 Chainz, 2manydjs, Adam Beyer, Claude Vonstroke, Duck Sauce, Flying Lotus, Gorgon City, Jon Hopkins, Juan Maclean, Justin Martin, Nancy Whang & Pat Mahoney, Nina Kraviz, Skrillex, 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


Suenos

What: Suenos
Where: Chicago, IL
When: May 28-29
Who: J Balvin, Ozuna, Wisin & Yandel, Myke Towers, and more
Why: Chicago welsomes a massive Latin Reggaeton festival.
Web: www.suenosmusicfestival.com


Blue Note Jazz

What: Blue Note Jazz
Where: New York, NY
When: May 31 – July 3
Who: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Chris Botti, Robert Glasper, Charles Lloyd, Macy Gray, Kenny G, Madeleine Peyroux, Bill Frisell, Robert Gray, José James, and more
Why: Legendary jazz club Blue Note heads out this summer. See more in our photo galleries here
Web: bluenotejazzfestival.com

 


June

Blue Note Jazz

What: Blue Note Jazz
Where: New York, NY
When: May 31 – July 3
Who: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Chris Botti, Robert Glasper, Charles Lloyd, Macy Gray, Kenny G, Madeleine Peyroux, Bill Frisell, Robert Gray, José James, and more
Why: Legendary jazz club Blue Note heads out this summer. See more in our photo galleries here
Web: bluenotejazzfestival.com


Prog Power USA

What: Prog Power USA
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: June 1-4
Who: Conception, Turilli/Lione Rhapsody, Stratovarius, Hypocrisy, and more
Why: Progressive & metal meet in Atlanta, USA.
Web: progpowerusa.com


Mountain Music

What: Mountain Music
Where: Oak Hill, WV
When: June 2-4
Who: Galactic, Cory Wong, Tauk Paper Scissors!, Ripe, Big Something, Spafford, The Motet, Moon Hooch, The Nth Power, and more
Why: Head up into the mountains at ACE Adventure Resort. See more in our 2021 photo gallery here here
Web:
mountainmusicfestwv.com


Candler Park

What: Candler Park
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: June 3-4
Who: The Disco Biscuits, Grace Potter, Trouble No More, Yonder Mountain String Band, Twiddle, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Cha Wa, and more
Why: Jam out in Candler Park, Atlanta.
Web:
candlerparkmusicfestival.com


Do-Division

What: Do-Division
Where: Chicago, IL
When: June 3
Who: Nnamdï, tUnE-yArDs, Torres, Smoking Pops, Ric Wilson, Oso Oso, Cadence Weapon, and more
Why: Held on ten blocks of Chicago’s Division Street, Ashland to Leavitt, the Do-Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale features Chicago indie rock.
Web: www.westtownchamber.org/do-division


Outloud Raising Voices

What: Outloud Raising Voices
Where: Chicago, IL
When: June 3
Who: Marina, Lil’ Kim, Jessie J, Years & Years, MUNA, Jake Wesley Rogers, Madison Beer, The Aces, Raye, Taylor Bennett, Mykki Blanco, Madison Rose, and more
Why: Raising Voices Out Loud at West Hollywood Park.
Web: weareoutloud.com


SummerStage

What: SummerStage
Where: New York, NY
When: June 4 – September 22
Who: Aurora, Modest Mouse, The Decemberists, Trombone Shorty, Barenaked Ladies, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Belle and Sebastian, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Lawrence, Fitz & The Tantrums, MisterWives, Lucy Dacus, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Julien Baker, Andy Grammer, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, The Metropolitan Opera, Waxahatchee, Patrick Watson, The Budos Band, Ana Tijoux, Terence Blanchard, Cory Henry, Sampa the Great, Black Midi, Parcels, Caribou, Baker Boy, The Cribs, Sub Urban, Tank & The Bangas, Gin Blossoms, Big Freedia, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Cyril Neville, Ela Minus, Hop Along, Los Bitchos, Electric Fields, La Force, 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 and Harlem’s storied Marcus Garvey Park See our venue review & photos of Central Park SummerStage here
Web:
www.summerstage.org


Roots Picnic

What: Roots Picnic
Where: Philadelphia, PA
When: June 4-5
Who: The Roots, Mary J Blige, Summer Walker, Wizkid, Jazmine Sulivan, Kamasi Washington, Black Thought, Rick Ross, Masego, Chief Keef, G Herbo, Tierra Whack, Freddie Gibbs, Robert Glasper, DJ Jazzy Jeff & Rakim, Protoje, serpentwithfeet, and more
Why: Tonight Show band (and more) brings their annual picnic, now at Fairmont Park.
Web: rootspicnic.com


BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

What: BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!
Where: Brooklyn, NY
When: June 8 – August 6
Who: Phoebe Bridgers, Khruangbin, Erykah Badu, Davido, Kamasi Washington, Vic Mensa, Crumb, Kronos Quartet, Chicano Batman, The Beths, Maxi Priest, Yemi Alade, Ravyn Lenae, SASAMI, 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


Decibel Fest Philly

What: Decibel Fest Philly
Where: Philadelphia, PA
When: June 10-11
Who: Cannibal Corpse, Candlemass, Nuclear Assault, and more
Why: Turn it up to eleven for this metal fest at The Fillmore Philadelphia.
Web: www.decibelmagazine.com/events/metalandbeerfest


Governors Ball

What: Governors Ball
Where: New York, NY
When: June 10-12
Who: Kid Cudi, Halsey, J. Cole, Playboi Carti, Flume, Migos, Jack Harlow, Roddy Ricch, Glass Animals, Kaytranada, Joji, Louis the Child, Black Pumas, Still Woozy, Clairo, 100 gecs, YG, Skepta, Quinn XCII, Chelsea Cutler, Japanese Breakfast, Tove Lo, Madeon, JPEGMafia, beabadoobee, Denzel Curry, Coin, Soccer Mommy, Shaquille O’Neal, Channel Tres, Samia, Blu DeTiger, Gus Dapperton, Del Water Gap, Peach Tree Rascals, Aly & AJ, 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 2021 recap here
Web: governorsballmusicfestival.com


Huichica

What: Huichica
Where: Sonoma, CA
When: June 10-11
Who: Allah-Las, ESG, Turnover, W.I.T.C.H., Woods, La Luz, Damien Jurado, Midlake, Tamaryn, Wand, Bobby Oroza, Avey Tare, Isobel Campbell, Mega Bog, Starcrawler, and more
Why: Gundlach Bundschu Winery gives you some music to go with you wine-tasting. See much more in our 2013 photo gallery here
Web: www.huichica.com


Splash House

What: Splash House
Where: Palm Springs, CA
When: June 10-12, August 12-14, August 19-21
Who: Diplo, Duke Dumont, Yotto, Chnnel Tres, Dombresky, Hayden James, and more
Why: Splash around to DJs at Palm Springs resorts.
Web: splashhouse.com


Hot 97 Summer Jam

What: Hot 97 Summer Jam
Where: East Rutherford, NJ
When: June 12
Who: Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Burna Boy, Young Thug & Gunna, and more
Why: Radio station Hot 87 puts on a hip-hop Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium.
Web: www.hot97.com/summerjam


North by Northeast

What: North by Northeast
Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
When: June 14-16
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


Bonnaroo

What: Bonnaroo
Where: Manchester, TN
When: June 16-19
Who: Stevie Nicks, Tool, J. Cole, Gryffin, Machine Gun Kelly, Flume, The Chicks, ILLENIUM, 21 Savage, Roddy Ricch, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Billy Strings, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Clozee, Rezz, $uicideboy$, Disclosure, Lord Huron, Porter Robinson, Herbie Hancock, Puscifer, Marc Rebillet, The War On Drugs, CHVRCHES, Wallows, LANY, Tash Sultana, Ludacris, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Goth Babe, Goose, Chris Lake, Coin, G Jones, Judah & The Lion, Bleachers, Isaiah Rashad, Mt. Joy, All Them Witches, Tinashe, 100 gecs, Lane 8, Still Woozy, All Time Low, Fletcher, Tierra Whack, Slowthai, Denzel Curry, The Weather Station, Japanese Breakfast, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Lettuce, Ashe, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Tove Lo, Dayglow, Arlo Parks, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Nothing, Tai Verdes, Joy Oladokun, The Backseat Lovers, LP Giobbi, Briston Maroney, Noga Erez, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Teddy Swims, Cory Henry, Maggie Rose, Claud, 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 16-19
Who: Tenacious D, Sam Bush Band, Tyler Childer, Bela Fleck, Greensky Bluegrass, Watchhouse, Punch Brothers, Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi, The Infamous Stringdusters, Aoife O’Donovan, Chris Thile, Molly Tuttle, The Lil Smokies, 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


Brooklyn Magazine

What: Brooklyn Magazine
Where: Brooklyn, NY
When: June 17-18
Who: Car Seat Headrest, Empress Of, Sudan Archies, Mr Twin Sister, Gustaf, Algiers, and more
Why: Brooklyn Magazine comes to Prospect Park.
Web: www.bkmag.com/bkmf


Country Summer

What: Country Summer
Where: Santa Rosa, CA
When: June 17-19
Who: Kelsea Ballerini, Blake Shelton, Chris Young, Russell Dickerson, Josh Turner, Justin Moore, Rodney Atkins, and more
Why: Have some Country in a warm northern California Summer. See much more in our photo gallery from the last year here
Web: countrysummer.com


Ladyland

What: Ladyland
Where: Brooklyn, NY
When: June 17
Who: Honey Dijon, Tinashe, TR/ST, and more
Why: Pride is every day. See more in our 2021 photo gallery here
Web: www.ladylandfestival.com


Lost Art

What: Lost Art
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: June 17-19
Who: Durand Jones & The Indications, Paul Cauthen, The Lone Bellow, Rayland Baxter, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and more
Why: Find some Lost Art at Foxhall Resort.
Web: lostartmusicfest.com

Something In the Water

What: Something In the Water
Where: Washington, D.C.
When: June 17-19
Who: Pharrell & Phriends, 6LACK, Ashanti & Ja Rule, Ashe, Calvin Harris, Chloe x Halle, Dave Matthews Band, Denzel Curry, Dominic Fike, DUCKWRTH, Earthgang, Emotional Oranges, Gracie Abrams, Jon Batiste, Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, Mariah the Scientist, Moneybagg Yo, Omar Apollo, Pusha T, Quinn XCII, Rae Sremmurd, Roddy Ricch, Run the Jewels, Skepta, Slowthai, Thundercat, Tyler the Creator, Usher, and more to be announced
Why: There’s Something In the Water in D.C.
Web: www.somethinginthewater.com


Beyond Wonderland at The Gorge

What: Beyond Wonderland at The Gorge
Where:
Quincy, WA
When: June 18-19
Who: AC Slater, Alesso, Alesso, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Clozee, Ekali, Elderbrook, Green Velvet, Kaskade, Porter Robinson, Troyboi, Zeds Dead, and more
Why: Go Beyond Wonderland at The Gorge.
Web:
pnw.beyondwonderland.com


Ogden Twilight

What: Ogden Twilight
Where: Ogden, UT
When: June 21 – October 1
Who: The National, Bleachers, Local Natives, Modest Mouse, CHVRCHES, Beach House, Flume, The Lemon Twigs, Bartees Strange, and more to be announced
Why: Changing your notions about Utah and Twilight.
Web: www.ogdentwilight.com


Sled Island

What: Sled Island
Where: Calgary, AB, Canada
When: June 22-26
Who: Princess Nokia, Sudan Archives, Alex Cameron, SASAMI, Frankie & The Witch Fingers, Ghostkeeper, and more to be announced
Why: The mammoth & varied Sled Island returns to Calgary.
Web: www.sledisland.com


Blue Ox

What: Blue Ox
Where: Eau Claire, WI
When: June 23-25
Who: Pert Near Standstone, Old Crow Medicine Show, Bela Fleck, Railroad Earth, Sam Bush Band, Punch Brothers, Del McCoury Band, Paul Cauthen, Samantha Fish, Joseph, Fruition, Cedric Burnside 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 23-26
Who: Disclosure, GRiZ, Porter Robinson, Louis the Child, Big Gigantic, Slander, Sylvan Esso, The Disco Biscuits, String Cheese Incident, Bea Miller, Big Wild, charlesthefirst, Chelsea Cutler, Clozee, Duke Dumont, Earthgang, Elderbrook, Femi Kuti, Lettuce, Liquid Stranger, Lotus, Shiba San, Subtronics, Tokimonsta, Toro y Moi, Wax Motif, Whethan, Yves Tumor, Anamanaguchi, Blu DeTiger, Cautious Clay, Cory Henry, Duckwrth, Fantastic Negrito, Goth Babe, Jake Wesley Rogers, Joy Oladokun, LP Giobbi, Marco Benevento, Michigander, Neil Frances, Noga Erez, The Nth Power, Slenderbodies, Sunsquabi, and more
Why: Nature meets technology as Electric Forest. Read much more in our 2017 recap here
Web: www.electricforestfestival.com


Kate Wolf

What: Kate Wolf
Where: Laytonville, CA
When: June 23-26
Who: Taj Mahal, Ani DiFranco, Bruce Cockburn, Darlene Love, Iris Dement, Hot Tuna, The Wood Brothers, Calexico, Leftover Salmon, Madeleine Peyroux, Charlie Musselwhite, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Tim Bluhm, Tommy Prine, and more
Why: Ladies & gents are welcome at Kate Wolf.
Web: katewolfmusicfestival.com


Summerfest

What: Summerfest
Where: Milwaukee, WI
When: June 23-25, June 30 – July 2, July 7-9
Who: Jason Aldean, Justin Bieber, Machine Gun Kelly, Halsey, Rod Stewart, Thomas Rhett, Backstreet Boys, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Wu-Tang Clan, Gabby Barrett, Avril Lavigne, Cheap Trick, Jaden, The Marías, John Morgan, ianndior, The Black Crowes, John Fogerty, Steve Miller Band, Jason Isbell, Charli XCX, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, Halestorm, Steve Aoki, Third Eye Blind, The Pretty Reckless, 2 Chainz, Portugal. The Man, Cordae, Alessia Cara, Willow, The Revivalists, Barenaked Ladies, The Cult, Boyz II Men, Taking Back Sunday, Ann Wilson, Atmosphere, Dillon Francis, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Dayglow, Big Boi, Rick Springfield, Milky Chance, Todd Rundgren, KC & The Sunshine Band, Femi Kuti, Anthrax, GAYLE, Violent Femmes, Guster, The Commodores, Mt. Joy, The Breeders, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Indigo Girls, Parquet Courts, Village People, JoJo, WAR, Chiild, Blue Öyster Cult, The New Pornographers, The Record Company, Skid Row, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Skillet, Max Weinberg, Houndmouth, Noga Erez, Modern English, Bob Mould, Stryper, Corinne Bailey Rae, Howard Jones, A Flock of Seagulls, Warrant, Pop Evil, Foghat, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Lit, Lita Ford, Cory Henry, Flosstradamus, Barns Courtney, The Smithereens, Vertical Horizon, Quiet Riot, Craig Finn, Son Volt, Meat Puppets, Dry Cleaning, The Wild Feathers, Los Straitjackets, and more 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


Green River

What: Green River
Where:
Greenfield, MA
When: June 24-26
Who: Lake Street Dive, Father John Misty, Guster, Hiss Goldden Messenger, Waxahatchee, Allison Russell, Galactic, Ripe, Molly Tuttle, Asleep At the Wheel, Katie Pruitt, Steve Poltz, and more
Why: This lighter jam-folk fest has hot air balloon rides.
Web:
www.greenriverfestival.com


Over Yondr

What: Over Yondr
Where:
Green County, NY
When: June 24-26
Who: !!!, Topaz Jones, Sheer Mag, Kississippi, and more
Why: A phone-free weekend of camping & music.
Web:
www.overyondrfestival.com


Rock, Ribs and Ridges

What: Rock, Ribs and Ridges
Where: Augusta, NJ
When: June 24-26
Who: Molly Hatchett, Dave Mason, Jim Messina, Duane Betts, and more
Why: Rock AND Ribs?!?
Web: www.rockribsandridges.com


Hollywood Bowl Jazz

What: Hollywood Bowl Jazz
Where: Hollywood, CA
When: June 25-26
Who: The Roots, Gregory Porter, Tower of Power, Terri Lyne Carrington, Femi Kuti, Cory Wong, and more
Why: As part of the centennial celebrations of the iconic Hollywood Bowl, it throws a jazz festival.
Web: www.hollywoodbowl.com/concerts-and-events/hollywood-bowl-jazz-festival


Viva! L.A.

What: Viva! L.A.
Where: Los Angeles, CA
When: June 25
Who: Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Kali Uchis, Becky G, Les Tucanes, Fantasma, The Garden, Devendra Banhart, Omar Apollo, The Marías, Chicano Batman, and more
Why: A big Latin music festival at Dodger Stadium.
Web: www.vivamusicfestival.com


Essence

What: Essence
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: June 30 – July 3
Who: Kevin Hart, Nicki Minaj, Janet Jackson, New Edition, The Isley Brothers, The Roots & Friends, Jazmine Sullivan, D-Nice, and more to be announced
Why: Essence Magazine throws a festival in New Orleans.
Web: www.essence.com/festival


High Sierra

What: High Sierra
Where: Quincy, CA
When: June 30 – July 3
Who: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Greensky Bluegrass, The Disco Biscuits, Goose, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Railroad Earth, Lettuce, The California Honeydrops, The Floozies, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Twiddle, Spafford, Boombox, The War and Treaty, The Slip, Molly Tuttle, Andy Frasco & The UN, Samantha Fish, Watkins Family Hour, Sunsquabi, Sammy Rae & Friends, Steve Poltz, Marco Benevento, Cedric Burnside, Orgone, Aqueous, 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 30 – July 9
Who: The Roots, Ludovico Einaudi, Tash Sultana, Kamasi Washington, Pink Martini, Woodkid, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Robert Glasper, Masego, Marcus Miller, Corinne Bailey Rae, Wynton Marsalis, Gregory Porter, Bebel Gilberto, Joey Bada$$, Basia Bulat, Bombino, Cadence Weapon, Cedric Burnside, Cory Henry, Léon, Manchester Orchestra, Meshell Ndegeocello, serpentwithfeet, Sudan Archives, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ravi Coltrane, The Psychedelic Furs, X, and many 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 30 – July 3
Who: Trey Anastasio, The Black Crowes, Billy Strings, Goose, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Revivalists, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Word, Steel Pulse, Jason Bonham, Ripe, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Keller Williams, G Love & The Juice, The Wailers, The Motet, Eric Krasno & The Assembly, Marco Benevento, Rayland Baxter, The Nth Power, Maggie Rose, Samantha Fish, The Wild Feathers, Tauk, Consider the Source, and more to be announced
Why: Bringing the jam to the home of Joe Biden & Dunder-Mifflin.
Web: www.thepeachmusicfestival.com

 


July

Blue Note Jazz

What: Blue Note Jazz
Where: New York, NY
When: May 31 – July 3
Who: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Chris Botti, Robert Glasper, Charles Lloyd, Macy Gray, Kenny G, Madeleine Peyroux, Bill Frisell, Robert Gray, José James, and more
Why: Legendary jazz club Blue Note heads out this summer. See more in our photo galleries here
Web: bluenotejazzfestival.com


SummerStage

What: SummerStage
Where: New York, NY
When: June 4 – September 22
Who: Aurora, Modest Mouse, The Decemberists, Trombone Shorty, Barenaked Ladies, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Belle and Sebastian, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Lawrence, Fitz & The Tantrums, MisterWives, Lucy Dacus, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Julien Baker, Andy Grammer, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, The Metropolitan Opera, Waxahatchee, Patrick Watson, The Budos Band, Ana Tijoux, Terence Blanchard, Cory Henry, Sampa the Great, Black Midi, Parcels, Caribou, Baker Boy, The Cribs, Sub Urban, Tank & The Bangas, Gin Blossoms, Big Freedia, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Cyril Neville, Ela Minus, Hop Along, Los Bitchos, Electric Fields, La Force, 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 and Harlem’s storied Marcus Garvey 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 8 – August 6
Who: Phoebe Bridgers, Khruangbin, Erykah Badu, Davido, Kamasi Washington, Vic Mensa, Crumb, Kronos Quartet, Chicano Batman, The Beths, Maxi Priest, Yemi Alade, Ravyn Lenae, SASAMI, 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


Ogden Twilight

What: Ogden Twilight
Where: Ogden, UT
When: June 21 – October 1
Who: The National, Bleachers, Local Natives, Modest Mouse, CHVRCHES, Beach House, Flume, The Lemon Twigs, Bartees Strange, and more to be announced
Why: Changing your notions about Utah and Twilight.
Web: www.ogdentwilight.com


Summerfest

What: Summerfest
Where: Milwaukee, WI
When: June 23-25, June 40 – July 2, July 7-9
Who: Jason Aldean, Justin Bieber, Machine Gun Kelly, Halsey, Rod Stewart, Thomas Rhett, Backstreet Boys, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Wu-Tang Clan, Gabby Barrett, Avril Lavigne, Cheap Trick, Jaden, The Marías, John Morgan, ianndior, The Black Crowes, John Fogerty, Steve Miller Band, Jason Isbell, Charli XCX, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, Halestorm, Steve Aoki, Third Eye Blind, The Pretty Reckless, 2 Chainz, Portugal. The Man, Cordae, Alessia Cara, Willow, The Revivalists, Barenaked Ladies, The Cult, Boyz II Men, Taking Back Sunday, Ann Wilson, Atmosphere, Dillon Francis, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Dayglow, Big Boi, Rick Springfield, Milky Chance, Todd Rundgren, KC & The Sunshine Band, Femi Kuti, Anthrax, GAYLE, Violent Femmes, Guster, The Commodores, Mt. Joy, The Breeders, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Indigo Girls, Parquet Courts, Village People, JoJo, WAR, Chiild, Blue Öyster Cult, The New Pornographers, The Record Company, Skid Row, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Skillet, Max Weinberg, Houndmouth, Noga Erez, Modern English, Bob Mould, Stryper, Corinne Bailey Rae, Howard Jones, A Flock of Seagulls, Warrant, Pop Evil, Foghat, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Lit, Lita Ford, Cory Henry, Flosstradamus, Barns Courtney, The Smithereens, Vertical Horizon, Quiet Riot, Craig Finn, Son Volt, Meat Puppets, Dry Cleaning, The Wild Feathers, Los Straitjackets, and more 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


High Sierra

What: High Sierra
Where: Quincy, CA
When: June 30 – July 3
Who: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Greensky Bluegrass, The Disco Biscuits, Goose, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Railroad Earth, Lettuce, The California Honeydrops, The Floozies, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Twiddle, Spafford, Boombox, The War and Treaty, The Slip, Molly Tuttle, Andy Frasco & The UN, Samantha Fish, Watkins Family Hour, Sunsquabi, Sammy Rae & Friends, Steve Poltz, Marco Benevento, Cedric Burnside, Orgone, Aqueous, 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 30 – July 9
Who: The Roots, Ludovico Einaudi, Tash Sultana, Kamasi Washington, Pink Martini, Woodkid, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Robert Glasper, Masego, Marcus Miller, Corinne Bailey Rae, Wynton Marsalis, Gregory Porter, Bebel Gilberto, Joey Bada$$, Basia Bulat, Bombino, Cadence Weapon, Cedric Burnside, Cory Henry, Léon, Manchester Orchestra, Meshell Ndegeocello, serpentwithfeet, Sudan Archives, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ravi Coltrane, The Psychedelic Furs, X, and many more
Why: Of course Montreal has a big, classy jazz festival.
Web: www.montrealjazzfest.com/en-CA


Essence

What: Essence
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: June 30 – July 3
Who: Kevin Hart, Nicki Minaj, Janet Jackson, New Edition, The Isley Brothers, The Roots & Friends, Jazmine Sullivan, D-Nice, and more to be announced
Why: Essence Magazine throws a festival in New Orleans.
Web: www.essence.com/festival


Peach

What: Peach
Where: Scranton, PA
When: June 30 – July 3
Who: Trey Anastasio, The Black Crowes, Billy Strings, Goose, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Revivalists, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Word, Steel Pulse, Jason Bonham, Ripe, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Keller Williams, G Love & The Juice, The Wailers, The Motet, Eric Krasno & The Assembly, Marco Benevento, Rayland Baxter, The Nth Power, Maggie Rose, Samantha Fish, The Wild Feathers, Tauk, Consider the Source, and more to be announced
Why: Bringing the jam to the home of Joe Biden & Dunder-Mifflin.
Web: www.thepeachmusicfestival.com


Mosswood Meltdown

What: Mosswood Meltdown
Where: Oakland, CA
When: July 2-3
Who: John Waters, Bikini Kill, Kim Gordon, Hunx & His Punx, Pansy Division, Shannon Shaw, Linda Lindas, Bleached, Flipper, and more
Why: The former Burger Boogaloo is now a Mosswood (Park) Meltdown.
Web: mosswoodmeltdown.com


Festival d'été de QuébecWhat: Festival d’été de Québec
Where: Québec City, QC, Canada
When: July 7-17
Who: Rage Against the Machine, Maroon 5, Luke Combs, Halsey, marshmello, Charlotte Cardin, Alanis Morissette, Jack Johnson, $uicideboy$, Loud, Luis Fonsi, Charli XCX, Sum 41, Patrick Watson, Lil Tecca, Lennon Stella, Alison Wonderland, Alexisonfire, Three Days Grace, 2 Chainz, Garbage, Spoon, Remi Wolf, AJR, Milky Chance, Tai Verdes, Pennywise, Freddie Gibbs, Tash Sultana, Oliver Heldens, Denzel Curry, Millencoiln, The Revivalists, X Ambassadors, The Beaches, 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


4848

What: 4848
Where: Snowshoe, WV
When: July 7-9
Who: Greensky Bluegrass, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Wood Brothers, Leftover Salmon, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Sammy Rae, Andy Frasco & The U.N., and more
Why: Three nights of bluegrass & skiing in West Virginia.
Web: www.4848festival.com


Great South Bay

What: Great South Bay
Where: Patchogue, NY
When: July 7-10
Who: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Grouplove, Manchester Orchestra, moe., Los Lobos, Aqueous, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Galactic, Bayside, Steel Pulse, and more
Why: Jam fest on Long Island.
Web: www.greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com


Northern Lights Festival Boréal

What: Northern Lights Festival Boréal
Where: Sudbury, ON, Canada
When: July 7-10
Who: The New Pornographers, Judy Collins, Bombino, Paul Collins’ Beat, 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


This Is Hardcore

What: This Is Hardcore
Where: Philadelphia, PA
When: July 7-10
Who: Hatebreed, Thursday, Madball, Terror, All Out War, and more
Why: Philadelphia Is Hardcore.
Web: www.thisishardcorefest.com


Winnipeg Folk

What: Winnipeg Folk
Where: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
When: July 7-10
Who: AHI, Allison Russell, Andy Shauf, Arooj Aftab, Bahamas, Bedouine, Bettye LaVette, Blind Boys of Alabama, Buddy Guy, Cadence Weapon, Chicano Batman, Fruit Bats, Japanese Breakfast, Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew, Kurt Vile, Lido Pimienta, Madison Cunningham, Portugal. The Man, Reuben and The Dark, Sudan Archives, Tall Tall Trees, Tash Sultana, The New Pornographers, The Strumbellas, The Weather Station, Tré Burt, Weyes Blood, Wild Rivers, 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 8-9
Who: Father John Misty, Charli XCX, Japanese Breakfast, Future Islands, Guided by Voices, Jamila Woods, !!!, BLACKSTARKIDS, Meet Me @ The Altar, The Envy Corps, and more
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 recap of its last year here
Web: www.80-35.com


Levitate

What: Levitate
Where:
Marshfield, MA
When: July 8-10
Who: Jack Johnson, Phil Lesh, Vulfpeck, Stick Figure, Dirty Heads, Stephen Marley, Old Crow Medicine Show, Umphrey’s McGee, moe., Goth Babe, Durand Jones & The Indications, Donavon Frankenreiter, Sammy Rae, Fruition, Mike Love, and more
Why: Levitate to the jam.
Web:
www.levitatemusicfestival.com


Ride

What: Ride
Where: Telluride, CO
When: July 8-10
Who: Arc Angels, Black Pistol Fire, Big Something, North Mississippi Allstars, and more
Why: Ride into Telluride.
Web:
www.ridefestival.com


Zedd In the Park

What: Zedd In the Park
Where: Los Angeles, CA
When: July 8
Who: Zedd, Loud Luxury, Wolfgang Gartner, and more
Why: Zedd & friends light up L.A.’s Historic Park.
Web: www.zedd.net/zitp


Palomino

What: Palomino
Where: Pasadena, CA
When: July 9
Who: Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson & Family, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Zach Bryan, Orville Peck, Old Crow Medicine Show, Valerie June, Paul Cauthen, Nikki Lane, Morgan Wade, Sierra Ferrell, Langhorne Slim, Low Cut Connie, and more
Why: The Rose Bowl welcomes a better flavor of country.
Web:
palominopasadena.com


Pleasantville

What: Pleasantville
Where: Pleasantville, NY
When: July 9
Who: X Ambassadors, 10,000 Maniacs, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Paula Cole, and more
Why: Making Pleasantville even more pleasant.
Web:
www.pleasantvillemusicfestival.com


Wonderstruck

What: Wonderstruck
Where: Cleveland, OH
When: July 9-10
Who: The Lumineers, Vampire Weekend, All Time Low, Michael Franti & Spearhead, 24kgoldn, Tai Verdes, Dean Lewis, Saint Motel, Smallpools, Neil Frances, Big Freedia, Hembree, Michigander, and more
Why: Live music returns to Cleveland at Lakeland Community College.
Web: www.wonderstruckfest.com


Festival of the LakesWhat: Festival of the Lakes
Where:
Hammond, IN
When: July 12-17
Who: Toby Keith, Counting Crows, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and more to be announced
Why: Celebrate the lakes.
Web:
www.festivalofthelakes.com


Grey Fox Bluegrass

What: Grey Fox Bluegrass
Where:
Oak Hill, NY
When: July 14-17
Who: Dry Branch Fire Squad, Jerry Douglas, Del McCoury Band, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Sam Bush Band, Bela Fleck, Yonder Mountain String Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Travelin’ McCourys, Della Mae, Donna the Buffalo, and more 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 14-16
Who: Disturbed, Shinedown, Evanescence, Mudvayne, Halestorm, Lamb of God, Jelly Roll, The Pretty Reckless, Theory of a Deadman, Skillet, Nothing More, Motionless In White, Avatar, Black Veil Brides, Starset, Hatebreed, Warrant, Lita Ford, Nita Strauss, and more
Why: “Where We Just Rock”
Web:
www.rock-fest.com


Inkcarceration

What: Inkcarceration
Where: Mansfield, OH
When: July 15-17
Who: Korn, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, Falling In Reverse, Disturbed, Lamb of God, Seether, Black Veil Brides, Jelly Roll, Nothing More, 10 Years, Sick Puppeies, Black Label Society, Theory of a Deadman, Avatar, I Prevail, Sleeping With Sirens, Code Orange, Lacuna Coil, Butcher Babies, Veil of Maya, and more
Why: Music + Tattoo.
Web: inkcarceration.com


Pitchfork

What: Pitchfork
Where:
Chicago, IL
When: July 15-17
Who: The National, Mitski, The Roots, Toro y Moi, Japanese Breakfast, Spiritualized, Parquet Courts, Lucy Dacus, Earl Sweatshirt, Noname, Low, Tierra Whack, Amber Mark, Dry Cleaning, BADBADNOTGOOD, Cate Le Bon, Iceage, Tkay Maidza, Indigo de Souza, Xenia Rubinos, 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. Read & see much more in our big 2021 recap here
Web:
pitchforkmusicfestival.com


Northwest String Summit

What: Northwest String Summit
Where:
North Plains, OR
When: July 21-24
Who: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Umphrey’s McGee, Yonder Mountain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, The Del McCoury Band, Fruition, Keller & The Keels, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Travelin’ McCourys, and more
Why: Strings Summit in the Northwest.
Web:
stringsummit.com


Timbrrr

What: Timbrrr
Where: Leavenworth, WA
When: July 21-23
Who: The Milk Carton Kids, Caroline Rose, Deep Sea Diver, Built To Spill, Wild Powwers, and more
Why: Timbrr!
Web: www.timbermusicfest.com


Capitol Hill Block Party

What: Capitol Hill Block Party
Where:
Seattle, WA
When: July 22-24
Who: Diplo, Charli XCX, Jai Wolf, Toro y Moi, 100 gecs, Remi Wolf, Danny Brown, Flo Milli, Tokimonsta, Beach Bunny, Duckwrth, The Beths, Chet Porter, Sudan Archives, Tkay Maidza, Ela Minus, and more to be announced
Why: Seattle throws a block party.
Web: capitolhillblockparty.com


HyVee IndyCar Racing Weekend

What: HyVee IndyCar Racing Weekend
Where:
Des Moines, IA
When: July 22-24
Who: Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, and more
Why: Big name music + indy car racing in the heart of the country.
Web: www.hyveeindycarweekend.com


Newport Folk

What: Newport Folk
Where: Newport, RI
When: July 22-24
Who: The National, Maren Morris, Clairo, The Roots, Dinosaur Jr, Mandy Moore, Joy Oladokun, Neal Francis, Valerie June, Lucy Dacus, Taj Mahal, Lee Fields, Bleachers, Goose, beabadoobee, John Moreland, The Felice Brothers, Durand Jones & The Indications, Mandy Moore, Hannah Georgas, Sierra Ferrell, Madia Diaz, Trample by Turtles, Arooj Aftab, Lucius, Midlake, Adia Victoria, Anais Mitchell, Cassandra Jenkins, Lucius, The Linda Lindas, The Backseat Lovers, and more to be announced
Why: The festival where Bob Dylan was called “Judas” for going electric is still going strong. See much more in our 2021 photo gallery here
Web: www.newportfolk.org


Rolling Loud

What: Rolling Loud
Where:
Miami, FL
When: July 22-24
Who: Ye, Future, Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Baby, Kodak Black, Gunna, Lil Durk, Don Toliver, Dababy, Baby Keem, $uicideboy$, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Lil Yachty, Kevin Gates, Trippie Redd, Moneybagg Yo, A$AP Ferg, Three 6 Mafia, Saweetie, G Herbo, Aminé, Flo Milli, Toosii, Action Bronson, and many more
Why: Miami is Rolling Loud with this stacked hip-hop line-up.
Web: www.rollingloud.com


Shambhala

What: Shambhala
Where: Salmo, BC, Canada
When: July 22-25
Who: Amon Tobin, Chali 2na & Cut Chemist, Chennel Tres, Chris Lake, Clozee, Cordae, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Rudimental, Slander, Subtronics, Tokimonsta, Valentino Khan, What So Not, Boogie T, Felix Cartal, and more to be announced
Why: Electro-DJs come to Canada – Shambhala!
Web: www.shambhalamusicfestival.com


Cheyenne Frontier Days

What: Cheyenne Frontier Days
Where:
Cheyenne, WY
When: July 23-31
Who: Garth Brooks, Thomas Rhett, Cody Johnston, Maren Morris, Eric Church, Kane Brown, Blake Shelton, Rhett Atkins, and more
Why: Go to the West for rodeo & country music.
Web: cfdrodeo.com


Float

What: Float
Where: Gonzales, TX
When: July 23-24
Who: marshmello, Vampire Weekend, Cage the Elephant, deamau5, Chance the Rapper, Lord Huron, CHVRCHES, Kaytranada, Quinn XCII, 100 gecs, Pusha T, Tove Lo, Hippie Sabotage, Aly & AJ, and more
Why: Totally tubular. Read & see much more in our 2018 recap here
Web: floatfest.net


FloydFest

What: FloydFest
Where: Floyd, VA
When: July 27-31
Who: Lake Street Dive, Turnpike Troubadours, Old Crow Medicine Show, Trampled by Turtles, Melissa Etheridge, Marcus King, Morgan Wade, Durand Johnes & The Indications, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters, The California Honeydrops, Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams, American Aquarium, Neal Francis, and more
Why: Americana-jam at FloydFest.
Web: www.floydfest.com


Lollapalooza

What: Lollapalooza
Where: Chicago, IL
When: July 28-31
Who: Metallica, Dua Lipa, J. Cole, Green Day, Doja Cat, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Baby, Kygo, Glass Animals, Billy Strings, Big Sean, The Kid Laroi, Jazmine Sullivan, Don Toliver, Charli XCX, IDLES, Turnstile, Kaskade, Rezz, ZHU, YG, Dominic Fike, King Princess, Wallows, Still Woozy, 100 gecs, girl in red, ashnikko, Denzel Curry, Duke Dumont, Polo & Pan, Liquid Stranger, Wiloow, Royal Blood, Maneskin, Manchester Orchestra, Cordae, Local Natives, Tove Lo, The Marías, Caroline Polachek, Bob Moses, Banks, Chelsea Cutler, Coin, Remi Wolf, FLETCHER, Dashboard Confessional, Beach Bunny, Tinashe, MUNA, Goth Babe, Wet Leg, Gracie Abrams, Inhaler, The Wombats, The Regrettes, LP Giobbi, Maxo Kream, Mariah the Scientist, kennyhoopla, Del Water Gap, Duckwrth, HINDS, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Pom Pom Squad, BLACKSTARKIDS, Low Cut Connie, Buffalo Nichols, 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 2021 recap here
Web: www.lollapalooza.com


HARD SUMMER

What: HARD SUMMER
Where: San Bernadino, CA
When: July 29-31
Who: 100 gecs, Alison Wonderland, Aminé, Chris Lake, Cloonee, Denzel Curry, Duckwrth, GRiZ, Gunna, Jai Wolf, Joji, JOYRYDE, Justin Martin, Koffee, Lil Uzi Vert, LP Giobbi, Madeon, Marc Rebillet, Masego, Megan Thee Stallion, Nghtmre, Porter Robinson, Ski Mask the Slump God, Sub Focus, Sullivan King, Tchami, Three 6 Mafia, Tiga, TOKiMONSTA, TroyBoi, Valentino Khan, Vintage Culture, Wax Motif, Zeds Dead, Subtronics, and more
Why: HARD returns this SUMMER with some hard beats. See more in our 2014 photo gallery here
Web: www.hardsummer.com


New Friends

What: New Friends
Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
When: July 29-31
Who: Gospel, Loma Prieta, Cerce, Dangers, Joliette, and more
Why: Canadian DIY punks come to Lithuanian House.
Web: www.newfriendsdiy.com


Newport Jazz

What: Newport Jazz
Where: Newport, RI
When: July 29-31
Who: Norah Jones, Esperanza Spalding, Angélique Kidjo, Terence Blanchard, BADBADNOTGOOD, Lettuce, Cory Wong, Nubya Garcia, Benevento/Russo, Vijay Iyer Trio, The Soul Rebels, The Nth Power, and more 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


Osheaga

What: Osheaga
Where: Montréal, QC, Canada
When: July 29-31
Who: Arcade Fire, A$AP Rocky, Dua Lipa, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Burna Boy, Machine Gun Kelly, Glass Animals, Khruangbin, Kygo, The Kid Laroi, Porter Robinson, IDLES, Mitski, Charli XCX, Big Sean, Arkells, girl in red, Cordae, Bleachers, Dominic Fike, Turnstile, Caribou, Royal Blood, LANY, 100 gecs, Tove Lo, Ashe, Local Natives, Men I Trust, Ashnikko, Tinashe, beabadoobee, Local Natives, Jacob Banks, JP Saxe, Gracie Abrams, Inhaler, Gus Dapperton, 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


Blue Note Jazz – Napa Valley

What: Blue Note Jazz – Napa Valley
Where: Napa, CA
When: July 30-31
Who: Robert Gasper, Maxwell, Erykah Badu, Black Star, Thundercat, The Soul Rebels, GZA, Corinne Bailey Rae, Emily King, DJ Jazzy Jeff, 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


Mo Pop

What: Mo Pop
Where: Detroit, MI
When: July 30-31
Who: Glass Animals, Big Sean, Jhene Aiko, Kaytranada, Khruangbin, girl in red, Dominic Fike, Dayglow, Ashe, The Backseat Lovers, The Marias, Beach Bunny, Mariah the Scientist, Wet Leg, and more
Why: A really good festival in the Motor City.
Web: mopopfestival.com


Sound and Fury

What: Sound and Fury
Where: Los Angeles, CA
When: July 30-31
Who: Angel Du$t, Pity Sex, Superheaven, and more
Why: Hardcore Sound and Fury.
Web: soundandfury.la

 


August

SummerStage

What: SummerStage
Where: New York, NY
When: June 4 – September 22
Who: Aurora, Modest Mouse, The Decemberists, Trombone Shorty, Barenaked Ladies, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Belle and Sebastian, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Lawrence, Fitz & The Tantrums, MisterWives, Lucy Dacus, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Julien Baker, Andy Grammer, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, The Metropolitan Opera, Waxahatchee, Patrick Watson, The Budos Band, Ana Tijoux, Terence Blanchard, Cory Henry, Sampa the Great, Black Midi, Parcels, Caribou, Baker Boy, The Cribs, Sub Urban, Tank & The Bangas, Gin Blossoms, Big Freedia, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Cyril Neville, Ela Minus, Hop Along, Los Bitchos, Electric Fields, La Force, 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 and Harlem’s storied Marcus Garvey 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 8 – August 6
Who: Phoebe Bridgers, Khruangbin, Erykah Badu, Davido, Kamasi Washington, Vic Mensa, Crumb, Kronos Quartet, Chicano Batman, The Beths, Maxi Priest, Yemi Alade, Ravyn Lenae, SASAMI, 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 10-12, August 12-14, August 19-21
Who: Diplo, Duke Dumont, Yotto, Chnnel Tres, Dombresky, Hayden James, and more
Why: Splash around to DJs at Palm Springs resorts.
Web: splashhouse.com


Ogden Twilight

What: Ogden Twilight
Where: Ogden, UT
When: June 21 – October 1
Who: The National, Bleachers, Local Natives, Modest Mouse, CHVRCHES, Beach House, Flume, The Lemon Twigs, Bartees Strange, and more to be announced
Why: Changing your notions about Utah and Twilight.
Web: www.ogdentwilight.com


Gathering of the Juggalos

What: Gathering of the Juggalos
Where: Thornville, OH
When: August 3-6
Who: Insane Clown Posse, Big Hoodoo, Ouija Macc, and more to be announced
Why: The world is healing: Gathering of the Juggalos is back.
Web: juggalogathering.com


Mile of Music

What: Mile of Music
Where: Appleton, WI
When: August 4-7
Who: Dave Hause, Making Movies, Sawyer Fredericks, Anna Rose, Jackie Venson, and more to be announced
Why: A Mile of Music comes to Appleton. Read & see much more in our 2014 recap here
Web: mileofmusic.com


Out of Space

What: Out of Space
Where: Evanston, IL
When: August 4-7 & September 1-4
Who: Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Neko Case, Jenny Lewis, Car Seat Headrest, Lucinda Williams, Houndmouth, Buddy Guy, Steel Pulse, Waxahatchee, KRS One, Trampled by Turtles, Courtney Marie Andrews, Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets, La Luz, and more
Why: Get Out of Space
Web: www.outofspaceconcerts.com


Pickathon

What: Pickathon
Where:
Happy Valley, OR
When: August 4-7
Who: Valerie June, Wet Leg, GZA, Goth Babe, Sons of Kemet, Faye Webster, Built To Spill, Nate Smith, Kinfolk, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Sampa the Great, Nubya Garcia, Chapo Trap House, Armand Hammer, Cedric Burnside, Cassandra Jenkins, Yasmin Williams, TV Priest, Guerilla Toss, Frankie & The Witch Fingers, Garcia Peoples, and more
Why: Pick an instrument at Pickathon. Read & see much more in our 2016 recap here
Web:
pickathon.com


Hinterland

What: Hinterland
Where: St. Charles, IA
When: August 5-7
Who: Billy Strings, Glass Animals, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Phoebe Bridgers, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Lake Street Dive, Lucy Dacus, Trampled By Turtles, MUNA, Jenny Lewis, The Aces, Briston Maroney, Goth Babe, The Aubreys, Duran Jones & The Indications, Liz Cooper, TK & The Holy Know-Nothings, The Texas Gentlemen, Tré Burt, and more
Why: Head to America’s Hinterland for this nice festival. See much more in our 2019 photo gallery here
Web: hinterlandiowa.com


Îesoniq

What: Îesoniq
Where: Montreal, QC, Canada
When: August 5-7
Who: Eric Prydz, Zomboy, Fisher, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Tchami, Sullivan King, John Digweed, Atliens, and more
Why: Soniq EDM in Montreal.
Web: www.ilesoniq.com/en


Outside Lands

What: Outside Lands
Where:
San Francisco, CA
When: August 5-7
Who: Green Day, Post Malone, SZA, Jack Harlow, Weezer, Phoebe Bridgers, Illenium, Lil Uzi Vert, Kali Uchis, Disclosure, Mitski, Dominic Fike, Oliver Tree, Mac DeMarco, Pusha T, Mt. Joy, Kim Petras, Local Natives, The Marías, 100 gecs, Parcels, Dayglow, Hiatus Kaiyote, Washed Out< ashe, Wet Leg, Sem Fender, The Backseat Lovers, Amber Mark, Best Coast, Pussy Riot, Duckwrth, Empress Of, Rostam, Faye Webster, Lido Pimienta, Sampa the Great, Del Water Gap, Robert Glasper, The Beths, Cory Henry, Cassandra Jenkins, Claude Vonstroke, Dixon, Tokimonsta, 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


Sweet Pea

What: Sweet Pea
Where: Bozeman, MT
When: August 5-7
Who: DeVotchKa, Railroad Earth, Houndmouth, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, and more
Why: Some Sweet Pea in Montana.
Web: sweetpeafestival.org


Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle RallyWhat: Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle Rally
Where: Sturgis, SD
When: August 5-14
Who: Snoop Dogg, Buckcherry, Rob Zombie, Travis Tritt, Blackberry Smoke, Jackyl, Tesla, and more
Why: Seriously, why?
Web: www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com


Moonrise

What: Moonrise
Where: Baltimore, MD
When: August 6-7
Who: AC Slater, Adventure Club, Audien, Boogie T, Cheat Codes, Elohim, Excision, Ghastly, Liquid Stranger, Rezz, RL Grime, Baauer, Subtronics, Sullivan King, Tchami, Tiësto, Wax Motif, Zedd, Zeds Dead, and more
Why: The moon rises over Baltimore. Read much more in our 2014 recap here
Web: www.moonrisefestival.com


Rock the Bells

What: Rock the Bells
Where: Queens, NY
When: August 6-7
Who: LL Cool J, Z-Trip, Ice Cube, Jadakiss, Lil Kim, Rick Ross, Fat Joe, The Diplomats, Digable Planets, and more to be announced
Why: Classic hip-hop will Rock the Bells at Forest Hills Stadium (QRO venue review).
Web: www.rockthebellsfestival.com


Baja Beach

What: Baja Beach
Where: Rosarita Beach, Mexico
When: August 12-14 & 19-21
Who: Daddy Yankee, Banda MS, Anuel AA, Farruko, Wisin Y Yandel, Maluma, and more
Why: Get down in Mexico’s Baja California.
Web: bajabeachfest.com


Day In Day Out

What: Day In Day Out
Where: Seattle, WA
When: August 12-14
Who: Mitski, The National, Mac DeMarco, Turnstile, Japanese Breakfast, Animal Collective, JPEGMAFIA, Soccer Mommy, MUNA, Jamila Woods, Cherry Glazerr, Hurray For the Riff Raff, La Luz, Shabazz Palaces, and more
Why: A great fest in Seattle that you can watch Day In, Day Out.
Web: www.dayindayoutfest.com


Lasso Montreal

What: Lasso Montreal
Where: Montreal, QC, Canada
When: August 12-13
Who: Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Old Dominion, Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley McBryde, and more to be announced
Why: Country music heads northeast all the way to French Canada.
Web: www.lassomontreal.com


Outlandia

What: Outlandia
Where: Bellevue, NE
When: August 12-13
Who: Wilco, The National, Band of Horses, Local Natives, Silversun Pickups, Margo Price, The Breeders, Real Estate, Caroline Spence, and more
Why: Nebraska brings a great line-up.
Web: www.outlandiafestival.com


Rocky Mountain Folks

What: Rocky Mountain Folks
Where: Lyons, CO
When: August 12-14
Who: Bruce Hornsy & The Noisemakers, Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco, Yola, Sarah Jarosz, Robert Earl Keen, Rodney Crowell, TK & The Holy Know-Nothings, Tall Tall Trees, and more to be announced
Why: Folks go up in the Rocky Mt.
Web: www.bluegrass.com/folks


Tidal Wave

What: Tidal Wave
Where: Atlantic City, NJ
When: August 12-14
Who: Luke Bryan, Morgan Wallen, Dierks Bentley, Chase Rice, Lainey Wilson, Breland, and more
Why: A Tidal Wave of country hits Atlantic City.
Web: tidalwavefest.com


Flannel Nation

What: Flannel Nation
Where: Los Angeles, CA
When: August 13
Who: Everclear, Sugar Ray, Soul Asylum, Candlebox, Filter, Cracker, Fastball, and more to be announced
Why: As nineties as the flannel.
Web: flannelnation.com


Elements

What: Elements
Where: Long Pond, PA
When: August 19-22
Who: Fisher, Kaskade, Zeds Dead, Sofi Tukker, Duke Dumont, Rezz, Liquid Stranger, STS9, Big Gigantic, The Knocks, Troyboi, Twiddle, The Floozies, Seth Troxler, Sunsquabi, Spafford, Claude Vonstroke, and more to be announced
Why: Dance on a campground somewhere in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Web: www.elementsfest.us


Psycho Las Vegas

What: Psycho Las Vegas
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: August 19-21
Who: Mercyful Fate, Emperor, Mayhem, Watain, Satyrcoin, At the Gates, Wolves In the Throne Room, Boris, Marissa Nadler, and more
Why: Vegas goes Psycho.
Web: www.vivapsycho.com


Riverfest Elora

What: Riverfest Elora
Where: Elora, ON, Canada
When: August 19-21
Who: To be announced
Why: Yet another great festival north of the border.
Web: riverfestelora.com


LETSGETFR.EE

What: LETSGETFR.EE
Where: Queens, NY
When: August 19-21
Who: Missy Elliott, Wizkid, Ozuna, Kali Uchis, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Jhené Aiko, YEИDRY, Jorja Smith, El Alfa, Ferg, Lido Pimienta, Teezo Touch Down, Flatbush Zombies, Tems, ​​Bomba Estéreo, Priya Ragu, Tiwa Savage, Major Lazer Sound System, Bas, Heavy Balie, GoldLink, and more
Why: LETS GET FR.EE in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Web: letsgetfr.ee


Beach Road Weekend

What: Beach Road Weekend
Where:
Martha’s Vineyard, MA
When: August 26-28
Who: Beck, Wilco, The Avett Brothers, Khruangbin, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Lord Huron, Billy Strings, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Julien Baker, CAAMP, Mt. Joy, Guster, Dawes, Lucy Dacus, Lettuce, Aoife O’Donovan, Bahamas, Bully, Clem Snide, The National Reserve, Neal Francis, Sammy Rae, Shovels & Rope, The War and Treaty, and more
Why: Have a Weekend on the Beach Road in Martha’s Vineyard.
Web:
www.beachroadweekend.com


Sacred Rose

What: Sacred Rose
Where:
Chicago, IL
When: August 26-28
Who: Phil Lesh, Khruangbin, The War On Drugs, Black Pumas, Umphrey’s McGee, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Goose, STS9, Greensky Bluegrass, The Disco Biscuits, Kamasi Washington, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Punch Brothers, Dawes, Animal Collective, Hiatus Kaiyote, The Wood Brothers, City and Colour, Yves Tumor, Lettuce, Moon Taxi, Cory Wong, Lotus, The Infamous Stringdusters, Molly Tuttle, Margo Price, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Blu DeTiger, Circles Around the Sun, Liz Cooper, Maggie Rose, Midnight North, Nicole Atkins, Sunsquabi, White Denim, and more
Why: Jam & more in Chicagoland.
Web:
www.sacredrosefest.com


Thing

What: Thing
Where: Port Townsend, WA
When: August 26-28
Who: JUNGLE, Modest Mouse, Father John Misty, Goose, Sparks, Freddie Gibbs, Jose Gonzalez, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Durand Jones & The Indications, Yves Tumor, Faye Webster, Please Don’t Destroy, Wet Leg, Hiatus Kaiyote, Helado Negro, Dry Cleaning, Lido Pimienta, Mdou Moctar, Nation of Language, Spellling, Arooj Aftab, and more
Why: Sasquatch! founder (QRO 2013 recap) returns to the fest game with this Thing.
Web: thingnw.org


This Ain't No Picnic

What: This Ain’t No Picnic
Where: Pasadena, CA
When: August 27-28
Who: The Strokes, LCD Soundsystem, Phoebe Bridgers, Jorja Smith, JUNGLE, Le Tigre, Beach House, Kaytranada, IDLES, Sparks, Circles Jerks, Caroline Polacheck, slowthai, Isaiah Rashad, Turnstile, Descendents, Mac DeMarco, Four Tet, Floating Points, Earl Sweatshirt, Deafheaven, Courtney Barnett, Tinashe, Yves Tumor, Sleep, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Wet Leg, Julia Jacklin, Kelly Lee Owens, Mike Watt, Spirit of the Beehive, Dave P, Ying Yang Twins, Spellling, and more
Why: As D. Boon would say, This Ain’t No Picnic.
Web: thisaintnopicnic.com


Wonderbus

What: Wonderbus
Where: Columbus, OH
When: August 27-28
Who: Duran Duran, Lorde, The Lumineers, Young the Giant, Coin, Cannons, Daisy the Great, Cautious Clay, MAX, The Knocks, James Bay, Beach Bunny, Meg Myers, Neal Francis, morgxn, and more
Why: Get on the (Wonder)bus.
Web: www.wonderbusfest.com


Etheridge Island

What: Etheridge Island
Where: Playa Mujeres, Mexico
When: August 30 – September 5
Who: Melissa Etheridge, Wynonna, Ani DiFranco, Larkin Poe, Delta Rae, Jackie Venson, and more
Why: Head to Etheridge Island.
Web: www.etheridgeisland.com

 


September

SummerStage

What: SummerStage
Where: New York, NY
When: June 4 – September 22
Who: Aurora, Modest Mouse, The Decemberists, Trombone Shorty, Barenaked Ladies, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Belle and Sebastian, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Lawrence, Fitz & The Tantrums, MisterWives, Lucy Dacus, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Julien Baker, Andy Grammer, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, The Metropolitan Opera, Waxahatchee, Patrick Watson, The Budos Band, Ana Tijoux, Terence Blanchard, Cory Henry, Sampa the Great, Black Midi, Parcels, Caribou, Baker Boy, The Cribs, Sub Urban, Tank & The Bangas, Gin Blossoms, Big Freedia, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Cyril Neville, Ela Minus, Hop Along, Los Bitchos, Electric Fields, La Force, 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 and Harlem’s storied Marcus Garvey Park See our venue review & photos of Central Park SummerStage here
Web:
www.summerstage.org


Ogden Twilight

What: Ogden Twilight
Where: Ogden, UT
When: June 21 – October 1
Who: The National, Bleachers, Local Natives, Modest Mouse, CHVRCHES, Beach House, Flume, The Lemon Twigs, Bartees Strange, and more to be announced
Why: Changing your notions about Utah and Twilight.
Web: www.ogdentwilight.com


Out of Space

What: Out of Space
Where: Evanston, IL
When: August 4-7 & September 1-4
Who: Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Neko Case, Jenny Lewis, Car Seat Headrest, Lucinda Williams, Houndmouth, Buddy Guy, Steel Pulse, Waxahatchee, KRS One, Trampled by Turtles, Courtney Marie Andrews, Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets, La Luz, and more
Why: Get Out of Space
Web: www.outofspaceconcerts.com


Etheridge Island

What: Etheridge Island
Where: Playa Mujeres, Mexico
When: August 30 – September 5
Who: Melissa Etheridge, Wynonna, Ani DiFranco, Larkin Poe, Delta Rae, Jackie Venson, and more
Why: Head to Etheridge Island.
Web: www.etheridgeisland.com


Nelsonville

What: Nelsonville
Where: Nelsonville, OH
When: September 2-4
Who: Japanese Breakfast, Angel Olsen, Yo La Tengo, Lucinda Williams, Neko Case, Mdou Moctar, Nubya Garcia, La Luz, Madi Diaz, Adia Victoria, Tré Burt, S.G. Goodman, and more
Why: Ohio needs more music – especially southeastern Ohio.
Web: www.nelsonvillefest.org


North Coast

What: North Coast
Where: Chicago, IL
When: September 2-4
Who: Armin Van Buuren, Illenium, Porter Robinson, Kaytranada, Diplo, Fisher, Gryffin, Jai Wolf, Madeon, Subtronics, Tchami, CID, Boogie T, Channel Tres, LP Giobbi, and more to be announced
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


Rocklahoma

What: Rocklahoma
Where: Pryor, OK
When: September 2-4
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


Electric Zoo

What: Electric Zoo
Where: Randall’s Island, NY
When: September 2-4
Who: AC Slater, Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, Blossom, Carl Cox, Cheat Codes, CID, Clozee, Diplo, DJ Snake, Gorgon City, Martin Garrix, Porter Robinson, Slander, Subtronics, Tchami, Wax Motif, and 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 2019 photo gallery here
Web:
electriczoofestival.com


Dancefestopia

What: Dancefestopia
Where: Kansas City, MO
When: September 6-11
Who: To be announced
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 7-10
Who: Exodus, Misery Index, M.O.D., Devourment, and more
Why: Behold the Full Terror Assault.
Web: fullterrorassault.com


Park City Song Summit

What: Park City Song Summit
Where: Park City, UT
When: September 7-10
Who: Adia Victoria, Anders Osborne, Andrew Bird, Bonny Light Horseman, Cedric Burnside, Devon Gilfillian, Father John Misty, Fred Armisen, Fruit Bats, Gov’t Mule, Jason Isbell, Jimbo Mathus, Joe Pug, John Doe, Josh Ritter, Katie Pruitt, Keller Williams, Langhorne Slim, and more
Why: Labs & performances by songwriters galore.
Web: parkcitysongsummit.com


Blue Ridge

What: Blue Ridge
Where: Danville, VA
When: September 8-11
Who: 3 Doors Down, A Day To Remember, Alice Cooper, Tenacious D, Lamb of God, Stone Temple Pilots, Seether, Gojira, Skillet, Anthrax, Pierce the Veil, Killswitch Engage, Hollywood Undead, Motionless In White, Ice Nine Kills, Down, Nothing More, Theory of a Deadman, Sevendust, Wage War, Badflower, Candlebox, Starset, Black Veil Brides, Thrice, GWAR, Grandson, Puddle of Mudd, The Amity Affliction, We Came As Romans, Bad Wolves, Hatebreed, All That Remains, Hoobastank, Buckcherry, The Devil Wears Prada, Memphis May Fire, Enter Shikari, Fear Factory, Saving Abel, Adelitas Way, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Nonpoint, Hawthorne Heights, Lacuna Coil, Alien Ant Farm, The Acacia Strain, Crazytown, Municipal Waste, Butcher Babies, and more to be announced
Why: Rock out in a big way among the Blue Ridge Mountains. See more in our 2021 photo gallery here
Web: blueridgerockfest.com


Bristol Rhythm & Roots ReunionWhat: Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Where:
Bristol, TN
When: September 9-11
Who: JJ Grey & Mofro, Tanya Tucker, Rosanne Cash, Del McCoury, The Wood Brothers, Jerry Douglas, Fantastic Negrito, Asleep At the Wheel, Briston Maroney, Katie Pruitt, Jade Bird, Nicki Bluhm, Aaron Lee Tasjan, S.G. Goodman, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, and more to be announced
Why: Bristol can bring both the rhytm and the roots.
Web:
www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/festival


Four Chords

What: Four Chords
Where:
Washington, PA
When: September 9-10
Who: Bad Religion, All Time Low, Jimmy Eat World, Descendents, Pennywise, The Story So Far, The Maine, The Amity Affliction, Story of the Year, Lagwagon, H20, and more to be announced
Why: Bristol can bring both the rhytm and the roots.
Web:
www.fourchordmusicfestival.com


Rolling Loud Toronto

What: Rolling Loud Toronto
Where:
Toronto, ON, Canada
When: September 9-11
Who: Dave, Future, Wizkid, Migos, Roddy Ricch, Lil Uzi Vert, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Skepta, Nav, $uicideboy$, Trippie Redd, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Yachty, Lil Tecca, Belly, Oliver Tree, Lil Skies, $not, and many more
Why: Rolling Loud (see above) goes north of the border with another stacked hip-hop line-up.
Web: www.rollingloud.com/toronto


Americana

What: Americana
Where: Nashville, TN
When: September 13-18
Who: Asleep At the Wheel, James McMurtry, Jerry Douglas, Molly Tuttle, Watkins Family Hour, and more to be announced
Why: Music festival in Nashville couldn’t be more American(a). Read much more in our 2021 recap here
Web: americanamusic.org/about-americanafest


Harvest Jazz & Blues

What: Harvest Jazz & Blues
Where: Fredericton, NB, Canada
When: September 13-18
Who: The War On Drugs, Blue Rodeo, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, JJ Grey & Mofro, The Record Company, Amanda Shires, Larkin Poe, The Sheepdogs, Betty LaVette, Kathleen Edwards, Andry Frasco & the U.N., The Slip, and more to be announced
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


Bourbon & Beyond

What: Bourbon & Beyond
Where: Louisville, KY
When: September 15-18
Who: Jack White, Kings of Leon, Pearl Jam, Chris Stapleton, Alanis Morissette, Brandi Carlile, Greta Van Fleet, The Doobie Brothers, Father John Misty, Jason Isbell, St. Vincent, NEEDTOBREATHE, The Revivalists, Courtney Barnett, Crowded House, CAAMP, Japanese Breakfast, Lukas Nelson, Cold War Kids, Elle King, Marcus King, Yola, Shakey Graves, Drive-By Truckers, Jukebox the Ghost, Jimmie Vaughan, Shovels & Rope, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Houndmouth, Charley Crockett, JP Saxe, Robert Randolph, Reignwolf, Madison Cunningham, Gin Wigmore, S.G. Goodman, Molly Tuttle, and more
Why: Bourbon, bands & Beyond. See more in our 2018 photo gallery here
Web:
bourbonandbeyond.com


Bull City Summit

What: Bull City Summit
Where: Durham, NC
When: September 15-18
Who: Jooselord, Imani Pressley, Tommie Sunshine, Animal Weapon, and more to be announced
Why: A musical Summit in Bull City.
Web: www.bullcitysummit.com


Born & Raised

What: Born & Raised
Where: Pryor, OK
When: September 16-18
Who: Zach Bryan, Cody Jinks, Lynyrd Skynyrd, American Aquarium, Brothers Osborne, Randy Rogers, Margo Price, Natalie Hemby, The Band of Heathens, and more
Why: Born & Raised in Oklahoma!
Web: www.bornandraisedfestival.com


Imagine

What: Imagine
Where: Rome, GA
When:
September 16-18
Who: Excision, GRiZ, Kaskade, Ganja White Night, Gorgon City, Liquid Stranger, Madeon, San Holo, Subtronics, Andy C, Borgore, Riot Ten, Ghastly, Joyryde, Shiba San, Snakehips, Autograf, , 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 16-18
Who: Arctic Monkeys, Calvin Harris, Gorillaz, Lorde, Jack Harlow, Migos, Cage the Elephant, Kygo, Beach House, Dermot Kennedy, Gryffin, JUNGLE, Marc Rebillet, Sylvan Esso, Isaiah Rashad, Oliver Tree, Alison Wonderland, Big Boi, Alessia Cara, Charli XCX, Bob Moses, Rico Nasty, Shaggy, Pussy Riot, Big Wild, Coin, JPEGmafia, R3HAB, Elderbrook, Sam Fender, Wet Leg, Grandson, Neil Frances, kennyhoopla, Blu Detiger, and many more
Why: Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas. Read much more in our 2018 recap here
Web:
lifeisbeautifulfestival.com


Primavera Sound Los Angeles

What: Primavera Sound Los Angeles
Where: Los Angeles, CA
When: September 16-18
Who: Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, Nine Inch Nails, Darkside, Clairo, James Blake, Khruangbin, Mitski, Arca, Bicep, Cigarettes After Sex, Faye Webster, Fontaines D.C., Kim Gordon, King Krule, Low, Stereolab, Tierra Whack, BEAK>, Boy Harsher, Chai, Jehnny Beth, John Talabot, Shellac, Tim Hecker, Giveon, Amyl & The Sniffers, girl in red, and more
Why: Barcelona’s seminal Primavera Sound comes to Los Angeles. Read and see much more in QRO’s recap of the last Primavera Sound in Barcelona
Web: www.primaverasound.com/en/los-angeles


Riot

What: Riot Fest
Where: Chicago, IL
When: September 16-18
Who: My Chemical Romance, The Original Misfits, Nine Inch Nails, Alkaline Trio, Yellowcard, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ice Cube, Bauhaus, Portugal. The Man, Bleachers, Sunny Day Real Estate, Sleater-Kinny, Jimmy Eat World, Bad Religion, Placebo, Descendents, Yungblud, The Academy Is…, Action Bronson, The Maine, The Story So Far, Rocket From the Crypt, The Wonder Years, The Front Bottoms, PVRIS, Jawbox, The Menzingers, Jeff Rosenstock, Anberlin, alexisonfire, Alice Glass, The Linda Lindas, Anberlin, Less Than Jake, Foxy Shazan, The Get Up Kids, GWAR, Boston Manor, 7 Seconds, Fear, The Joy Formidable, Pale Waves, Cloud Nothings, Skating Polly, Surfbort, and many, many more
Why: Riot Fest collects punks & more, old & young.Read and see much more in our big 2021 recap here
Web: www.riotfest.org


Telluride Blues & Brew

What: Telluride Blues & Brews
Where: Telluride, CO
When: September 16-18
Who: To be announced
Why: Have some blues – and some brews.
Web: www.tellurideblues.com


XPoNential

What: XPoNential
Where:
Camden, NJ
When: September 16-18
Who: To be announced
Why: WXPN 88.5 holds an Americana alt-country fest at Camden’s Waterfront.
Web:
xpnfest.org


Sea.Hear.Now

What: Sea.Hear.Now
Where: Asbury Park, NJ
When: September 17-18
Who: Stevie Nicks, Green Day, Cage the Elephant, My Morning Jacket, Billy Strings, The Head and The Heart, IDLES, Gary Clark Jr., FLETCHER, Courtney Barnett, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Backseat Lovers, Skip Marley, Shakey Graves, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Aly & AJ, and more
Why: Rock Asbury Park. See much more in our 2021 photo gallery here
Web:
www.seahearnowfestival.com


Firefly

What: Firefly
Where: Dover, DE
When: September 22-25
Who: Halsey, My Chemical Romance, Green Day, Dua Lipa, Weezer, The Kid Laroi, Big Sean, Zedd, Porter Robinson, Gunna, Avril Lavigne, Jamiexx Gryffin, Charli XCX, Bleachers, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, The Head and The Heart, JUNGLE, Conan Gray, All Time Low, Yungblud, Cordae, Willow, Ashnikko, Manchester Orchestra, Cold War Kids, 100 gecs, Dayglow, Girl Talk, Princess Nokia, Little Simz, San Holo, Loud Luxury, Wax Motif, Matt Maeson, Wolf Alice, Gus Dapperton, The Backseat Lowers, Neil Frances, Alexander 23, Mod Sun, Mallrat, Mannequin Pussy, Ezra Furman, Jordana, and many, many more
Why: Delaware delivers in the presidential game and the festival game. Read & see much more in our 2018 recap here
Web: fireflyfestival.com


Goner

What: Goner
Where: Memphis, TN
When:
September 22-25
Who: Shannon & The Clams, King Khan & BBQ Show, and more to be announced
Why: Goner Fest brings a weekend of rock ‘n’ roll to Memphis.
Web:
goner-records.com/pages/gonerfest


Louder Than Life

What: Louder Than Life
Where: Louisville, KY
When: September 22-25
Who: Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, KISS, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Evanescence, Lamb of God, Alice Cooper, Incubus, Alice In Chains, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Bring Me the Horizon, Halestorm, Mastodon, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Architects, Ghostemane, In This Moment, Tenacious D, YUNGBLUD, Clutch, Jerry Cantrell, The Pretty Reckless, Bad Religion, Dance Gavin Dance, Highly Suspect, Action Bronson, Ministry, GWAR, Body Count, The Struts, Dirty Honey, Theory of a Deadman, In Flames, Nothing More, Baroness, Helmet, Sevendust, Anti-Flag, Mammoth WVH, Crown the Empire, Dorothy, Amigo the Devil, We Came As Romans, The Joy Formidable, Bayside, Don Broco, Radkey, and many more
Why: Louisville is Louder Than Life.
Web:
louderthanlifefestival.com


Format

What: Format
Where: Bentonville, AR
When: September 23-25
Who: Rüfüs Du Sol, Phoenix, Khruangbin, Beach House, The War On Drugs, Nile Rodgers & Chic, The Flaming Lips, JUNGLE, Herbie Hancock, The Marías, Richie Hawtin, Thundercat, Fatboy Slim, Moses Sumney, Elle King, Robert Glasper, Seth Troxler, Jamila Woods, Digable Planets, Leftover Salmon, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Lindstrøm, Del Water Gap, Chali 2na, Lido Pimienta, The Lemon Twigs, Ela Minus, 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 23-25
Who: Gary Clark Jr., Old Crow Medicine Show, Trampled By Turtles, Yola, Aoife O’Donovan, Sierra Ferrell, The Lil Smokies, and more to be announced
Why: Celebrate bluegrass & more in Massachussetts – and earlier in Arkansas (see above).
Web: freshgrass.com/north-adams


Furnace

What: Furnace
Where: Birmingham, AL
When: September 23-25
Who: Sunny Day Real Estate, Thrice, New Found Glory, alexisonfire, Manchester Orchestra, The Ghost Inside, Mastodon, Descendents, The Story So Far, Poison the Well, Avail, The Acacia Strain, Anti-Flag, The Appleseed Cast, A Wilhelm Scream, The Joy Formidable, Lagwagon, Nothing, Pedro the Lion, and more
Why: Excision brings the DJs to Ohio.
Web:
www.furnacefest.us


Lost Lands

What: Lost Lands
Where: Legend Valley, OH
When: September 23-25
Who: Excision and more to be announced
Why: Excision brings the DJs to Ohio.
Web:
www.lostlandsfestival.com


Monterey Jazz

What: Monterey Jazz
Where: Monterey, CA
When: September 23-25
Who: Las Cafeteras, Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, Chucho Valdés, Artemis, Butcher Brown, Gregory Porter, and more
Why: It’s the 65th (!) anniversary of Monterey Jazz.
Web:
montereyjazzfestival.org


Rebel Rock

What: Rebel Rock
Where: Orlando, FL
When: September 23-25
Who: To be announced
Why: Rebels Rock Orlando.
Web: rebelrockfest.com


Frantic City

What: Frantic City
Where: Atlantic City, NJ
When: September 24
Who: Car Seat Headrest, Yo La Tengo, Snail Mail, Murder City Devils, Shannon & The Clams, Superchunk, The Raveonettes, Rocket From the Crypt, Samiam, Titus Andronicus, Protomartyr, Fred Armisen, and more
Why: A Frantic punk rock Atlantic City.
Web: franticcitynj.com


Sound On Sound

What: Sound On Sound
Where: Bridgeport, CT
When: September 24-25
Who: Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, The Lumineers, Stevie Nicks, Barndi Carlile, The National, Father John Misty, Black Pumas, Ziggy Marley, Gary Clark Jr., The Head and The Heart, CAAMP, Band of Horses, Jenny Lewis, Spin Doctors, Trampled By Turtles, Jade Bird, and more
Why: A new festival celebrating world class music, local cuisine, craft beer & more comes to Connecticut.
Web: soundonsoundct.com


Pop MontrealWhat: Pop Montréal
Where: Montréal, QC, Canada
When: September 28 – October 2
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/en


Emo Nite - New Orleans Vacation

What: Emo Nite – New Orleans Vacation
Where: New Orleans, LA
When:
September 29 – October 2
Who: Emo Nite, Bring Me the Horizon, The All American Rejects, 100 gecs, 3OH!3, State Champs, and and more to be announced
Why: Emo Nite DJs comes to N’Orleans.
Web: pollen.co/x/emo-nite-2022-1


Hillberry

What: Hillberry
Where: Eureka Springs, AR
When:
September 29 – October 2
Who: Railroad Earth and more to be announced
Why: Railroad Earth brings a harvest festival to Arkansas.
Web: hillberryfestival.com


Desert Daze

What: Desert Daze
Where: Joshua Tree, CA
When: September 30 – October 2
Who: To be announced
Why: Head into the Desert for Daze. Read more in our 2017 recap here
Web: desertdaze.org


Ohana

What: Ohana
Where: Dana Point, CA
When: September 30 – October 2
Who: Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder, P!ink, Jack White, St. Vincent, Billy Strings, Khruangbin, Brittany Howard, Manchester Orchestra, Dermot Kennedy, Grouplove, Inhaler, The Revivalists, Gang of Youths, Joy Oladokun, Broken Social Scene, Curtis Harding, Noga Erez, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Bomba Estereo, Kevin Morby, Madison Cunningham, Y La Bamba, Devon Gilfillian, and more
Why: Doheny State Beach welcomes some nice sounds to the shore.
Web:
www.ohanafest.com


Sand Jam

What: Sand Jam
Where: Panama City, FL
When: September 30 – October 2
Who: To be announced
Why: Jam on the Sand of Panama City Beach.
Web: sandjamfest.com

 


October

Ogden Twilight

What: Ogden Twilight
Where: Ogden, UT
When: June 21 – October 1
Who: The National, Bleachers, Local Natives, Modest Mouse, CHVRCHES, Beach House, Flume, The Lemon Twigs, Bartees Strange, and more to be announced
Why: Changing your notions about Utah and Twilight.
Web: www.ogdentwilight.com


Pop MontrealWhat: Pop Montréal
Where: Montréal, QC, Canada
When: September 28 – October 2
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/en


Emo Nite - New Orleans Vacation

What: Emo Nite – New Orleans Vacation
Where: New Orleans, LA
When:
September 29 – October 2
Who: Emo Nite, Bring Me the Horizon, The All American Rejects, 100 gecs, 3OH!3, State Champs, and and more to be announced
Why: Emo Nite DJs comes to N’Orleans.
Web: pollen.co/x/emo-nite-2022-1


Hillberry

What: Hillberry
Where: Eureka Springs, AR
When:
September 29 – October 2
Who: Railroad Earth and more to be announced
Why: Railroad Earth brings a harvest festival to Arkansas.
Web: hillberryfestival.com


Desert Daze

What: Desert Daze
Where: Joshua Tree, CA
When: September 30 – October 2
Who: To be announced
Why: Head into the Desert for Daze. Read more in our 2017 recap here
Web: desertdaze.org


Ohana

What: Ohana
Where: Dana Point, CA
When: September 30 – October 2
Who: Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder, P!ink, Jack White, St. Vincent, Billy Strings, Khruangbin, Brittany Howard, Manchester Orchestra, Dermot Kennedy, Grouplove, Inhaler, The Revivalists, Gang of Youths, Joy Oladokun, Broken Social Scene, Curtis Harding, Noga Erez, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Bomba Estereo, Kevin Morby, Madison Cunningham, Y La Bamba, Devon Gilfillian, and more
Why: Doheny State Beach welcomes some nice sounds to the shore.
Web:
www.ohanafest.com


All Things Go

What: All Things Go
Where: Washington, D.C.
When: October 1
Who: Lorde, Mitski, Bleachers, Lucy Dacus, King Princess, Hippo Campus, Peach Pit, Julien Baker, Goth Babe, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: All Things Go comes to Merriweather Post Pavilion. See more in our 2018 photo gallery here
Web: allthingsgofestival.com


Aftershock

What: Aftershock
Where: Sacramento, CA
When: October 6-9
Who: Rob Zombie, Slipknot, Evanescence, Judas Priest, KISS, Lamb of God, Papa Roach, My Chemical Romance, A Day To Remember, Shinedown, Bring Me the Horizon, Architects, Action Bronson, The Pretty Reckless, The Interrupters, Halestorm, Yungblud, The Distillers, Theory of a Deadman, Chevelle, Falling In Reverse, Bullet For My Valentine, Stone Temple Pilots, Killswitch Engage, Bad Religion, Nothing More, Ice Nine Kills, alexisonfire, Code Orange, Clutch, Motionless In White, GWAR, Beartooth, Thursday, Enter Shikari, Thrice, The Struts, Underoath, Dirty Honey, Zakk Sabbath, Bayside, Dead Sara, Helmet, Fever 333, Crown the Empire, Amigo the Devil, ho99o9, New Years Day, and more to be announced
Why: Today’s hard rock comes to the capitol of the Bear Republic.
Web: www.aftershockconcert.com


Austin City Limits

What: Austin City Limits
Where: Austin, TX
When: October 7-9 & 14-16
Who: Red Hot Chili Peppers, P!NK, The Chicks, SZA, Kacey Musgraves, Flume, Paramore, Lil Nas X, Phoenix, Diplo, ZHU, Lil Durk, Nathaniel Rateliff, Billy Strings, James Blake, Wallows, Jazmine Sullivan, The War On Drugs, Spoon, Conan Gray, Goose, Oliver Tree, Big Gigantic, Big Wild, Sofi Tukker, Carly Rae Jepsen, Japanese Breakfast, Omar Apollo, The Marías, Manchester Orchestra, Yungblud, Princess Nokia, The Front Bottoms, Sabrina Claudio, Arlo Parks, MUNA, Robert Glasper, Noah Cyrus, Faye Webster, Wet Leg, Goth Babe, Benee, Jake Bugg, Rag’n’Bone Man, Kevin Morby, Samia, L’Impératrice, Ally & AJ, Gayle, DJO, Jake Wesley Rogers, Asleep At the Wheel, Neil Frances, Wilderado, Ibeyi, Cory Henry, Charlotte Cardin, Lido Pimienta, Michigander, Nation of Language, Cassandra Jenkins, Tom Odell, 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 2021 recap here
Web: www.aclfestival.com


Roots n Blues

What: Roots n Blues
Where: Columbia, MO
When: October 7-9
Who: Wilco, Jon Batiste, Bleachers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Chaka Khan, Tanya Tucker, Hippo Campus, Larkin Poe, Houndmouth, Liz Cooper, Tank & The Bangas, Cautious Clay, and more
Why: Stephens Lake Park welcomes Roots and Blues.
Web: rootsnbluesfestival.com


Mondo

What: Mondo
Where: New York, NY
When: October 11-14
Who: To be announced
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


Suwannee Roots Revival

What: Suwannee Roots Revival
Where: Live Oak, FL
When: October 13-16
Who: JJ Grey & Mofro, Punch Brothers, Peter Rowan, Donna the Buffalo, Kitchen Dwellers, Jon Stickley Trio, and more
Why: Jam out at the Spirit of the Suwannee.
Web: www.suwanneerootsrevival.com


Utopia

What: Utopia
Where: Burnet, TX
When: October 14-15
Who: To be announced
Why: Head to Utopia: Down In the Oaks. Read & see much more in our 2021 recap here
Web: www.utopiafest.com


When We Were Young

What: When We Were Young
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: October 22-23 & 29
Who: My Chemical Romance, Paramore, AFI, The Used, Bring Me the Horizon, A Day To Remember, Avril Lavigne, Bright Eyes, Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, Alkaline Trio, Manchester Orchestra, Pierce the Veil, I Prevail, The Story So Far, Dance Gavin Dance, The All American Rejects, Car Seat Headrest, Motionless In White, Ice Nine Kills, Mayday Parade, The Maine, Senses Fail, Bayside, Wolf Alice, , PVRIS, Story of the Year, Atreyu, Thursday, Anberlin, 3OH!3, State Champs, Four Year Strong, The Wonder Years, Hawthorne Heights, Meet Me @ The Altar, The Linda Lindas, and more
Why: Celebrate your younger days like you’re out on the Warped Tour.
Web: www.whenwewereyoungfestival.com


Kiss Kruise

What: Kiss Kruise
Where: Los Angeles, CA to Cabo San Lucas & Ensenada, Mexico
When: October 24-29 & October 29 – November 3
Who: KISS, Buckcherry, Stryper, and more to be announced
Why: Go Kruisin’ with KISS.
Web: www.thekisskruise.com


Levitation

What: Levitation
Where: Austin, TX
When: October 27-30
Who: To be announced
Why: Levitation comes to Austin, to play host to a mixture of indie & psych, thanks to The Black Angels (QRO spotlight on). Read & see much more in our big 2021 recap here
Web: levitation-austin.com


Fest 20

What: Fest 20
Where: Gainesville, FL
When: October 28-30
Who: Hot Water Music, Anti-Flag, Bouncing Souls, Piebald, Samiam, The Flatliners, Avail, Cursive, The Suicide Machines, Chris Gethard, Cobra Skulls, Mustard Plug, Tim Barry, and more to be announced June 6th
Why: Punk of all stripes returns to north Florida before Halloween.
Web:
www.thefestfl.com


Second Sky

What: Second Sky
Where: Oakland, CA
When: October 29-20
Who: Porter Robinson and more to be announced
Why: Porter Robinson opens up a Second Sky.
Web: secondskyfest.com

 


November & December

Kiss Kruise

What: Kiss Kruise
Where: Los Angeles, CA to Cabo San Lucas & Ensenada, Mexico
When: October 24-29 & October 29 – November 3
Who: KISS, Buckcherry, Stryper, and more to be announced
Why: Go Kruisin’ with KISS.
Web: www.thekisskruise.com


Emo's Not Dead Cruise

What: Emo’s Not Dead Cruise
Where: Los Angeles, CA to Ensenada, Mexico
When: November 8-12
Who: Dashboard Confessional, Underoath, New Found Glory, Thursday, Plain White T’s, Hawthorne Heights, and more
Why: Emo takes to the high seas.
Web: www.emosnotdeadcruise.com


EDC Orlando

What: EDC Orlando
Where: Orlando, FL
When: November 11-13
Who: To be announced
Why: Electric Daisy Carnival is made for South Florida.
Web: orlando.electricdaisycarnival.com


Coast Is Clear

What: Coast Is Clear
Where: Key West, FL
When: December 1-4
Who: To be announced
Why: The Coast Is Clear on Key West, even in December.
Web: www.coastisclearfest.com


Orange Blossom Revue

What: Orange Blossom Revue
Where: Lake Wales, FL
When: December 2-3
Who: The Wood Brothers, Margo Price, Langhorne Slim, Alison Russell, Neal Francis, Son Little, Katie Pruitt, and more
Why: Enjoy the Orange Blossoms.
Web: www.orangeblossomrevue.com


Welcome To Jam Rock

What: Welcome To Jam Rock
Where: Miami, FL to Montego Bay & Ocho Rios, Jamaica
When:
December 7-12
Who: To be announced
Why: Go on the high seas.
Web:
welcometojamrockreggaecruise.com

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