2023 Festival Guide

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

2022 Festival Guide

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

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


January & February


Girls Just Wanna Weekend

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


Island Exodus

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


RokIsland

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


Crash My Playa

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


Wintersong

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


Shiprocked

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


Rock Boat

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


On the Blue Cruise

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


Ecstatic

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


GroundUP

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


Tuscon Gem & Jam

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


Mardi Gras at Universal

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


Cayamo

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


Super Bowl Music Fest

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


Cali Vibes

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


Sail Across the Sun

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


Noise Pop

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


Outlaw Country Cruise

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


Palm Tree – Aspen

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


Wasteland

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


Innings - Tempe

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


Skyline

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


Houston Livestock

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

 


March

Ecstatic

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


Mardi Gras at Universal

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


Houston Livestock

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


Okeechobee

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


Beach Boys Good Vibrations Cruise

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


M3F

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


Rolling Loud California

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


Winter Wondergrass Colorado

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


CRSSD – Spring

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


New Colossus

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


SXM

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


311 Cruise

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


Jazz In the Gardens

What: Jazz In the Gardens
Where: Miami Gardens, FL
When: March 11-12
Who: Jill Scott, Charlie Wilson, Ari Lennox, Sean Paul, Jodeci, Keyshia Cole, El DeBarge, and more
Why: The largest black city in Florida goes big with its latest Jazz In the Gardens. See much more in our 2022 photo gallery here
Web: www.jazzinthegardens.com


Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea

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


SXSW

What: South-by-Southwest
Where: Austin, TX
When: March 13-18
Who: More than you count
Why: Still the bar by which all other of the multiplying music industry expos are judged by – and still the best, finally returning. Read & see much more in our 2022 recap here
Web: sxsw.com


Reggae Rise Up – Florida

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


Innings - Tampa

What: Innings – Tampa
Where: Tampa, FL
When: March 18-19
Who: Imagine Dragons, Dave Matthews Band, Weezer, The Avett Brothers, Pitbull, Marcus Mumford, Grouplove, The Revivalists, Japanese Breakfast, Third Eye Blind, Tai Verdes, The Breeders, Joey Valence & Brae, Faye Webster, and more
Why: Spring Training in Florida gets its own musical (and there’s also one in Arizona – see above). Read & see much more in our 2022 recap here
Web: www.inningsfestival.com/florida


Treefort

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


Estereo Picnic

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


Beyond Wonderland

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


Ultra

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


Punk in the Park

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


Big Ears

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


Dark Force

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


Hogs For a Cause

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


Springing the Blues

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


Winter Wondergrass Tahoe

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

 


April

Ecstatic

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


Big Ears

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


Hogs For a Cause

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


Springing the Blues

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


Winter Wondergrass Tahoe

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


Ceremonia

What: Ceremonia
Where: Mexico City, Mexico
When: April 1-2
Who: Travis Scott, M.I.A., Jamie xx, Fred Again., Moderat, L’impératrice, Willow, Honey Dijon, and more to be announced
Why: A special Ceremonia at Parque Bicentenario.
Web: festivalceremonia.com


Dreamville

What: Dreamville
Where: Raleigh, NC
When: April 1-2
Who: To be announced
Why: Dream(ing) in Raleigh(ville).
Web: www.dreamvillefest.com


Tecate Pa’l Norte

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


Mission Creek

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


French Quarter

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


Launch

What: Launch
Where: Lancaster, PA
When: April 13-16
Who: To be announced
Why: Music conference & festival in Lancaster, PA.
Web: www.launchmusicconference.com


Coachella

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


Decibel Metal & Beer

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


Tortuga

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


High Water

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


Two Step Inn

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


Winter Wondergrass Baja

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


Moon Crush

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


Old Settler's

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


Ubbi Dubbi

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


HootieFest

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


MerleFest

What: MerleFest
Where: Wilkesboro, NC
When: April 27-30
Who: The Avett Brothers, Maren Morris, Little Feat, Marcus King, Tanya Tucker, Black Opry Revue, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, and more
Why: Wilkes Community College welcomes MerleFest.
Web: merlefest.org


Norman

What: Norman
Where: Norman, OK
When: April 27-29
Who: To be announced
Why: Norman Oklahoma’s own free festival & QRO favorite stays sweet. Read & see more in our 2010 recap here
Web: normanmusicfestival.com


Austin Psych Fest

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


Double Decker

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


New Orleans Jazz & Heritage

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


Stagecoach

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


Monsters of Rock Cruise

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

 


May

Ecstatic

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


New Orleans Jazz & Heritage

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


Monsters of Rock Cruise

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


Daze Between New Orleans

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


The Bamboozle

What: The Bamboozle
Where:
Atlantic City, NJ
When: May 5-7
Who: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Alex Sampson, Bad Omens, blackbear, Boys Like Girls, De’Wayne, Gideon, Hollywood Undead, Kayzo, Limp Bizkit, Mayday Parade, Motionless In White, Papa Roach, Puddles Pity Party, Rick Ross, Saosin with Anthony Green, Say Anything, Ski Mask the Slump God, Steve Aoki, Teddy Swims, The Garden, The Spill Canvas, Trippie Redd, Yung Gravy, Saves the Day, and more to be announced
Why: The Bamboozle returns like its the era of MySpace.
Web:
www.bamboozlefestival.com


BeachLife

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


Beale Street

What: Beale Street
Where:
Memphis, TN
When:
May 5-7
Who: To be announced
Why: Beale Street is alive with music.
Web:
www.memphisinmay.org/beale-street-music-festival


Belltown Bloom

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


Desert Hearts

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


Long Play

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


Shaky Knees

What: Shaky Knees
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: May 5-7
Who: The Killers, Muse, The Lumineers, Hozier, Tenacious D, Greta Van Fleet, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Mars Volta, The Flaming Lips, Father John Misty, The Gaslight Anthem, Cypress Hill, Manchester Orchestra, Phantogram, Future Islands, Live, The Front Bottoms, Grouplove, Placebo, The Walkmen, Digable Planets, Suki Waterhouse, The Black Angels, FIDLAR, Futurebirds, Be Your Own Pet, Peaches, Soccer Mommy, POND, Wunderhorse, Babe Rainbow, Iluminati Hotties, Joey Valence & Brae, Heartless Bastards, Sunflower Bean, The Aquadolls, OFF!, Taipei Houston, Daisy the Great, Tanukichan, Gringo Star, and more
Why: Limbs quake for another amazing year. Read & see much more in our big 2022 recap here
Web: shakykneesfestival.com


Sing Us Home

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


SunFest

What: SunFest
Where: West Palm Beach, FL
When: May 5-7
Who: To be announced mid-February
Why: The sun always shines on Palm Beach with this festival. Read & see much more in our 2010 recap here
Web: www.sunfest.com


Utopia

What: Utopia
Where: Burnet, TX
When: May 5-7
Who: To be announced
Why: Head to Utopia for its final year. Read & see much more in our 2021 recap here
Web: www.utopiafest.com


Holo Holo

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


Ogden Twilight

What: Ogden Twilight
Where: Ogden, UT
When: To be announced
Who: M83, Sylvan Esso, and more to be announced
Why: Changing your notions about Utah and Twilight.
Web: www.ogdentwilight.comLovers & Friends

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


M3 Rock

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


Echoland

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


Kilby Block Party

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


UNTZ

What: UNTZ
Where: Mariposa, CA
When: May 12-14
Who: To be announced
Why: Party right near Yosemite.
Web: www.theuntzfestival.com


iHeart Country

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


Just Like Heaven

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


Mayday

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


Mill Valley

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


Sick New World

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


Welcome To Rockville

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


Electric Daisy Carnival

What: Electric Daisy Carnival
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: May 19-21
Who: To be announced
Why: Electric Daisy Carnival comes to Vegas for three days. See much more in our photo gallery of 2013 EDC NY here
Web: lasvegas.electricdaisycarnival.com


Fresh Grass – Bentonville

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


Hangout

What: Hangout
Where: Gulf Shores, AL
When: May 19-21
Who: Red Hot Chili Peppers, SZA, Calvin Harris, Paramore, Lil Nas X, Flume, Skrillex, The Kid Laroi, AJR, Alison Wonderland, Ashe, The Backseat Lovers, COIN, Ferg, Gryffin, Kevin Gates, Noah Kahan, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Rezz, Russ, Sabrina Carpenter, Said the Sky, Thundercat, Tove Lo, Yung Gravy, Dr. Fresch, The Maine, Mariah the Scientist, Mayday Parade, A Hundred Drums, Charlotte Sands, Elohim, Jordana, and many more
Why: Hangout on the Shores with a very strong line-up. Read & see much more in our big 2022 recap here
Web: www.hangoutmusicfest.com


Cruel World

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


Lightning In a Bottle

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


California Roots

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


Delfest

What: Delfest
Where: Cumberland, MD
When: May 25-28
Who: Del McCoury Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Trampled by Turtles, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Infamous Stringdusters, The California Honeydrops, Sierra Ferrell, Sierra Full, and more to be announced
Why: Del McCoury rolls out the bluegrass red carpet.
Web: delfest.com


Hot Luck

What: Hot Luck
Where: Austin, TX
When: May 25-28
Who: To be announced
Why: Food & music in a town that’s known for both. Read & see much more in our 2019 recap here
Web: www.hotluckfest.com


Sonic Temple

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


Boston Calling

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


BottleRock

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


Milwaukee MetalFest

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


Summer Camp

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


Adjacent

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


Movement Electronic

What: Movement
Where: Detroit, MI
When: May 27-29
Who: Caribou, Carl Craig, Charlotte de Witte, John Summit, Ela Minus, Green Velvet, Underworld, and more to be announced
Why: Electronic music returns to the city where techno (and much more in music) was born. Read much more in our 2018 recap here
Web: www.movement.us


Sunset

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


Suenos

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

 


June

Ecstatic

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


Mountain Music

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


Re:SET - Bay Area

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


Re:SET - Los Angeles

What: Re:SET – Los Angeles
Where: Los Angeles, CA
When: June 2-4
Who: LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, Steve Lacy, James Blake, Clairo, Jamie xx, IDLES, Dijon, Toro y Moi, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: Re:SET’s great new artist-curated concert series comes to Los Angeles.
Web:
www.resetconcertseries.com


Re:SET - San Diego

What: Re:SET – San Diego
Where: San Diego, CA
When: June 2-4
Who: LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, Steve Lacy, James Blake, Clairo, Jamie xx, IDLES, Dijon, Toro y Moi, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: Re:SET’s great new artist-curated concert series comes to San Diego.
Web:
www.resetconcertseries.com


Outloud

What: Outloud
Where: Los Angeles, CA
When: June 3-4
Who: To be announced
Why: West Hollywood Pride.
Web: weareoutloud.com


Railbird

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


SummerStage

What: SummerStage
Where: New York, NY
When: To be announced
Who: Mt. Joy, Hippo Campus, Gus Dapperton, and more to be announced
Why: A mixture of paid benefit shows and free shows receiving those benefits are a staple every summer in the Big Apple at the iconic Central Park See our venue review & photos of Central Park SummerStage here
Web:
www.summerstage.org


Dirtybird Campinn

What: Dirtybird Campinn
Where: Orlando, CL
When: June 8-11
Who: To be announced
Why: DJs come innside to Wyndham Orlando Resort.
Web: www.dirtybirdcampout.com/pages/campinn


Governors Ball

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


Re:SET - Atlanta

What: Re:SET – Atlanta
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: June 9-11
Who: LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, Steve Lacy, James Blake, Clairo, Jamie xx, IDLES, Dijon, Toro y Moi, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: Re:SET’s great new artist-curated concert series comes to Atlanta.
Web:
www.resetconcertseries.com


Re:SET - Dallas

What: Re:SET – Dallas
Where: Dallas, CA
When: June 9-11
Who: LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, Steve Lacy, James Blake, Clairo, Jamie xx, IDLES, Dijon, Toro y Moi, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: Re:SET’s great new artist-curated concert series comes to Dallas.
Web:
www.resetconcertseries.com


Re:SET - New Orleans

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


North by Northeast

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


Bonnaroo

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


Telluride Bluegrass

What: Telluride Bluegrass
Where: Telluride, CO
When: June 15-18
Who: To be announced
Why: The ski resort of Telluride’s bluegrass festival always brings some big names in along with the jam.
Web: www.bluegrass.com/telluride


Country Summer

What: Country Summer
Where: Santa Rosa, CA
When: June 16-18
Who: Eric Church and more to be announced
Why: Have some Country in a warm northern California Summer. See much more in our photo gallery from 2019 here
Web: countrysummer.com


Oblivion Access

What: Oblivion Access
Where: Austin, TX
When: June 16-18
Who: Tim Hecker, Godflesh, Lil Ugly Mane, and more to be announced
Why: Dark music comes to Austin.
Web: oblivionaccessfestival.com


Over Yondr

What: Over Yondr
Where:
Green County, NY
When: June 16-18
Who: To be announced
Why: A phone-free weekend of camping & music.
Web:
www.overyondrfestival.com


Re:SET - Boston

What: Re:SET – Boston
Where: Boston, MA
When: June 16-18
Who: LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, Steve Lacy, James Blake, Clairo, Jamie xx, IDLES, Dijon, Toro y Moi, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: Re:SET’s great new artist-curated concert series comes to Boston.
Web:
www.resetconcertseries.com


Re:SET - New York

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


Re:SET - Washington

What: Re:SET – Washington
Where: Washington, D.C.
When: June 16-18
Who: LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, Steve Lacy, James Blake, Clairo, Jamie xx, IDLES, Dijon, Toro y Moi, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: Re:SET’s great new artist-curated concert series comes to Washington.
Web:
www.resetconcertseries.com


Beyond Wonderland at The Gorge

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


Hollywood Bowl Jazz

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


Sled Island

What: Sled Island
Where: Calgary, AB, Canada
When: June 21-25
Who: Osees, DEHD, Bartees Strange, Helado Negro, Emma Ruth Rundle, Mannequin Pussy, SPELLLING, Liturgy, Pom Pom Squad, 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 22-24
Who: Pert Near Standstone, The Avett Brothers, Sam Bush Band, Mike Gordon, Charley Crockett, The Infamous Stringdusters, Sierra Hull, Charlie Parr, and more to be announced
Why: Country jam comes to Wisconsin. Read more in our 2015 recap here
Web: blueoxmusicfestival.com


Electric Forest

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


Summerfest

What: Summerfest
Where: Milwaukee, WI
When: June 22-24, June 29 – July 1, July 6-8
Who: Zac Brown Band, Marcus King, James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, Zach Bryan, Imagine Dragons, AJR, and many 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


Back Home

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


Green River

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


Re:SET - Chicago

What: Re:SET – Chicago
Where: Chicago, IL
When: June 23-25
Who: LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, Steve Lacy, James Blake, Clairo, Jamie xx, IDLES, Dijon, Toro y Moi, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: Re:SET’s great new artist-curated concert series comes to Chicago.
Web:
www.resetconcertseries.com


Re:SET - Columbus

What: Re:SET – Columbus
Where: Columbus, OH
When: June 23-25
Who: LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, Steve Lacy, James Blake, Clairo, Jamie xx, IDLES, Dijon, Toro y Moi, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: Re:SET’s great new artist-curated concert series comes to Columbus.
Web:
www.resetconcertseries.com


Re:SET - Nashville

What: Re:SET – Nashville
Where: Nashville, TN
When: June 23-25
Who: LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, Steve Lacy, James Blake, Clairo, Jamie xx, IDLES, Dijon, Toro y Moi, Bartees Strange, and more
Why: Re:SET’s great new artist-curated concert series comes to Nashville.
Web:
www.resetconcertseries.com


Reggae Rise Up – Maryland

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


Rock, Ribs and Ridges

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


So What

What: So What
Where: Dallas, TX
When: June 24
Who: To be announced
Why: Texas asks – So What?!?
Web: sowhatmusicfestival.com


Something In the Water

What: Something In the Water
Where: Virginia Beach, VA
When: June 28-30
Who: To be announced
Why: There’s Something In the Water of Virginia Beach.
Web: www.somethinginthewater.com


Essence

What: Essence
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: June 29 – July 3
Who: 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 29 – July 2
Who: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Marcus King, Cory Wong, Galactic, The Del McCoury Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, Lotus, Deer Tick, Neal Francis, The Travelin’ McCourys, Sierra Hull, Big Something, Dumpstaphunk, Dopapod, Fruition, The Nth Power, Circles Around the Sun, The Heavy Heavy, S.G. Goodman, Katie Pruitt, and more to be announced
Why: California’s High Sierra Music Festival, up in the mountains, is stocked with festival staples. See much more in our 2014 photo gallery here
Web: www.highsierramusic.com


Montreal Jazz Fest

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


Peach

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


Resonance

What: Resonance
Where: Charleston, SC
When: June 29 – July 1
Who: To be announced
Why: Sometimes you jam out in Charleston.
Web: resonancemusicfest.com

 


July


Summerfest

What: Summerfest
Where: Milwaukee, WI
When: June 22-24, June 29 – July 1, July 6-8
Who: Zac Brown Band, Marcus King, James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, Zach Bryan, Imagine Dragons, AJR, and many 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


Essence

What: Essence
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: June 29 – July 3
Who: 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 29 – July 2
Who: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Marcus King, Cory Wong, Galactic, The Del McCoury Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, Lotus, Deer Tick, Neal Francis, The Travelin’ McCourys, Sierra Hull, Big Something, Dumpstaphunk, Dopapod, Fruition, The Nth Power, Circles Around the Sun, The Heavy Heavy, S.G. Goodman, Katie Pruitt, and more to be announced
Why: California’s High Sierra Music Festival, up in the mountains, is stocked with festival staples. See much more in our 2014 photo gallery here
Web: www.highsierramusic.com


Montreal Jazz Fest

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


Peach

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


Resonance

What: Resonance
Where: Charleston, SC
When: June 29 – July 1
Who: To be announced
Why: Sometimes you jam out in Charleston.
Web: resonancemusicfest.com


Festival d'été de QuébecWhat: Festival d’été de Québec
Where: Québec City, QC, Canada
When: June 29 – July 8
Who: To be announced
Why: The capital of Francophone America hosts a wide but odd collection of acts, from old to young, mainstream to indie, jazz to metal, folk to electronica.
Web: www.feq.ca/en


Mosswood Meltdown

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


Festival d'été de QuébecWhat: Festival d’été de Québec
Where: Québec City, QC, Canada
When: July 8-18
Who: To be announced
Why: The capital of Francophone America hosts a wide but odd collection of acts, from old to young, mainstream to indie, jazz to metal, folk to electronica.
Web: www.feq.ca/en


Northern Lights Festival Boréal

What: Northern Lights Festival Boréal
Where: Sudbury, ON, Canada
When: July 6-9
Who: To be announced
Why: Sudbury’s Northern Lights Festival Boréal is basically a few Canadian heavy-hitters and others only Canadians have ever even heard of.
Web: nlfb.ca


Ottawa Blues

What: Ottawa Blues
Where: Ottawa, ON, Canada
When: July 6-16
Who: Shania Twain and many more to be announced
Why: Cisco Systems & RBC Royal Bank treat the capital of Canada to a wide span of acts over a wide span of days at a wide span of stages.
Web: www.ottawabluesfest.ca


Winnipeg Folk

What: Winnipeg Folk
Where: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
When: July 6-9
Who: To be announced
Why: Every city in the Great White North has a folk festival – this one’s at Winnipeg’s Birds Hill Park, and is pretty damn good.
Web: www.winnipegfolkfestival.ca


80/35

What: 80/35
Where: Des Moines, IA
When: July 7-8
Who: The War On Drugs, Big Boi, Cautious Clay, Blu DeTiger, Sudan Archives, Deerhoof, Ric Wilson, Gustaf, Thumpasaurus, William Elliott Whitmore, and more to be announced
Why: Better known for corn & presidential primaries, Iowa has also been holding hold a sweet & diverse 80/35 festival. Read & see much more in our 2022 recap here
Web: www.80-35.com


Levitate

What: Levitate
Where:
Marshfield, MA
When: July 7-9
Who: To be announced
Why: Levitate to the jam.
Web:
www.levitatemusicfestival.com


Pleasantville

What: Pleasantville
Where: Pleasantville, NY
When: July 8
Who: To be announced
Why: Making Pleasantville even more pleasant.
Web:
www.pleasantvillemusicfestival.com


Wonderstruck

What: Wonderstruck
Where: Cleveland, OH
When: July 8-9
Who: To be announced in February
Why: Live music returns to Cleveland at Lakeland Community College.
Web: www.wonderstruckfest.com


Heatwave

What: Heatwave
Where:
Chicago, IL
When: July 10-11
Who: To be announced
Why: Instead of punk, have some EDM at Douglass Park.
Web:
heatwavemusicfestival.com


Festival of the Lakes

What: Festival of the Lakes
Where:
Hammond, IN
When: July 12-16
Who: To be announced
Why: Celebrate the lakes.
Web:
www.festivalofthelakes.com


Grey Fox Bluegrass

What: Grey Fox Bluegrass
Where:
Oak Hill, NY
When: July 12-16
Who: To be announced February 14th
Why: Blue or Grey is welcome in the Catskills.
Web:
www.greyfoxbluegrass.com


4848

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


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


Cobblestone Live

What: Cobblestone Live
Where: Buffalo, NY
When: July 14-15
Who: To be announced
Why: Buffalo’s Cobblestone District goes Live. See more in our 2022 photo gallery here
Web: www.cobblestonelive.com


Inkcarceration

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


Great South Bay

What: Great South Bay
Where: Patchogue, NY
When: July 20-23
Who: To be announced
Why: Jam fest on Long Island.
Web: www.greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com


Capitol Hill Block Party

What: Capitol Hill Block Party
Where:
Seattle, WA
When: July 21-23
Who: To be announced
Why: Seattle throws a block party.
Web: capitolhillblockparty.com


Cheyenne Frontier Days

What: Cheyenne Frontier Days
Where:
Cheyenne, WY
When: July 21-30
Who: To be announced
Why: Go to the West for rodeo & country music.
Web: cfdrodeo.com


Nelsonville

What: Nelsonville
Where: Nelsonville, OH
When: July 21-23
Who: To be announced
Why: Ohio needs more music – especially southeastern Ohio.
Web: www.nelsonvillefest.org


Shambhala

What: Shambhala
Where: Salmo, BC, Canada
When: July 21-24
Who: RL Grime, GRiZ, and more to be announced
Why: Electro-DJs come to Canada – Shambhala!
Web: shambhalamusicfestival.com


HyVee IndyCar Racing Weekend

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


FloydFest

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


Timbrrr

What: Timber
Where: Leavenworth, WA
When: July 27-29
Who: To be announced
Why: Timber!
Web: www.timbermusicfest.com


Newport Folk

What: Newport Folk
Where: Newport, RI
When: July 28-30
Who: CAAMP and many more to be announced
Why: The festival where Bob Dylan was called “Judas” for going electric is still going strong. Read & see much more in our 2022 recap here
Web: www.newportfolk.org


Rock the Ruins

What: Rock the Ruins
Where: Indianapolis, IN
When: July 30 – August 4
Who: Mt. Joy, Cavetown, and more to be announced
Why: Rock the Ruins in Holiday Park. See more in our photo galleries here
Web:
www.rocktheruins.com

 


August


Ogden Twilight

What: Ogden Twilight
Where: Ogden, UT
When: To be announced
Who: M83, Sylvan Esso, and more to be announced
Why: Changing your notions about Utah and Twilight.
Web: www.ogdentwilight.com


SummerStage

What: SummerStage
Where: New York, NY
When: To be announced
Who: Mt. Joy, Hippo Campus, Gus Dapperton, and more to be announced
Why: A mixture of paid benefit shows and free shows receiving those benefits are a staple every summer in the Big Apple at the iconic Central Park See our venue review & photos of Central Park SummerStage here
Web:
www.summerstage.org


Rock the Ruins

What: Rock the Ruins
Where: Indianapolis, IN
When: July 30 – August 4
Who: Mt. Joy, Cavetown, and more to be announced
Why: Rock the Ruins in Holiday Park. See more in our photo galleries here
Web:
www.rocktheruins.com


Lollapalooza

What: Lollapalooza
Where: Chicago, IL
When: August 3-6
Who: To be announced
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 & see much more in our big 2022 recap here
Web: www.lollapalooza.com


Mile of Music

What: Mile of Music
Where: Appleton, WI
When: August 3-6
Who: To be announced
Why: A Mile of Music comes to Appleton. Read & see much more in our 2014 recap here
Web: mileofmusic.com


Pickathon

What: Pickathon
Where:
Happy Valley, OR
When: August 3-6
Who: To be announced
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 4-6
Who: Bon Iver, Zach Bryan, Maggie Rogers, Sylvan Esso, Wallows, Orville Peck, Angel Olsen, Noah Kahan, Alex G, Houndmouth, Faye Webster, The Regrettes, The Teskey Brothers, Joy Oladokun, Del Water Gap, Skeggs, Wilderado, Tomberlin, spill tab, and more
Why: Head to America’s Hinterland for this nice festival. See much more in 2022 our photo gallery here
Web: hinterlandiowa.com


Newport Jazz

What: Newport Jazz
Where: Newport, RI
When: August 4-6
Who: 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: August 4-6
Who: Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar, Rüfüs Du Sol, Aya Nakamura, and many more to be announced
Why: Osheaga stays in the top-tier with another killer line-up. Read & see much more in our 2013 recap here
Web: www.osheaga.com


Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle RallyWhat: Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle Rally
Where: Sturgis, SD
When: August 4-13
Who: To be announced
Why: Seriously, why?
Web: www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com


Sweet Pea

What: Sweet Pea
Where: Bozeman, MT
When: August 4-6
Who: To be announced
Why: Some Sweet Pea in Montana.
Web: sweetpeafestival.org


HARD SUMMER

What: HARD SUMMER
Where: Los Angeles, CA
When: August 5-6
Who: To be announced
Why: HARD returns this SUMMER (and returns to Los Angeles) with some hard beats. See more in our 2014 photo gallery here
Web: www.hardsummer.com


Wildlands

What: Wildlands
Where: Big Sky, MT
When: August 5-6
Who: To be announced
Why: Big Sky Country welcomes modern country.
Web: www.wildlandsfestival.com


Elements

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


Îesoniq

What: Îesoniq
Where: Montreal, QC, Canada
When: August 11-13
Who: To be announced
Why: Soniq EDM in Montreal.
Web: www.ilesoniq.com/en


Day In Day Out

What: Day In Day Out
Where: Seattle, WA
When: August 12-13
Who: To be announced
Why: A great fest in Seattle that you can watch Day In, Day Out.
Web: www.dayindayoutfest.com


Moonrise

What: Moonrise
Where: Baltimore, MD
When: August 12-13
Who: To be announced
Why: The moon rises over Baltimore. Read much more in our 2014 recap here
Web: www.moonrisefestival.com


Outlandia

What: Outlandia
Where: Bellevue, NE
When: August 11-12
Who: To be announced
Why: Nebraska brings a great line-up.
Web: www.outlandiafestival.com


Outside Lands

What: Outside Lands
Where:
San Francisco, CA
When: August 11-13
Who: To be announced
Why: San Francisco’s gorgeous Golden Gate Park plays host to another year of Outside Lands, with three days of an incredible line-up. Read much more in our 2018 recap here
Web:
www.sfoutsidelands.com


Rocky Mountain Folks

What: Rocky Mountain Folks
Where: Lyons, CO
When: August 11-13
Who: Charley Crockett, The Secret Sisters, Josh Ritter, 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 11-13
Who: Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Cole Swindell, Jelly Roll, Dustin Lynch, Randy Houser, Mitchell Tenpenny, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Madeline Edwards, and more
Why: A Tidal Wave of country hits Atlantic City.
Web: tidalwavefest.com


In Between Days

What: In Between Days
Where: Quincy, MA
When: August 18-19
Who: Lord Huron, Modest Mouse, Trampled by Turtles, Metric, Sunny Day Real Estate, Cautious Clay, Blitzen Trapper, Slothrust, Weakened Friends, and more to be announced
Why: Get In Between at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Web: inbetweendaysfestival.com


Lasso Montreal

What: Lasso Montreal
Where: Montreal, QC, Canada
When: August 18-19
Who: Kane Brown, Chris Stapleton, and more to be announced
Why: Country music heads northeast all the way to French Canada.
Web: www.lassomontreal.com


Riverfest Elora

What: Riverfest Elora
Where: Elora, ON, Canada
When: August 18-20
Who: To be announced
Why: Yet another great festival north of the border.
Web: riverfestelora.com


Beach Road Weekend

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


Wonderbus

What: Wonderbus
Where: Columbus, OH
When: August 25-27
Who: To be announced in February
Why: Get on the (Wonder)bus.
Web: www.wonderbusfest.com

 


September


Electric Zoo

What: Electric Zoo
Where: Randall’s Island, NY
When: September 1-3
Who: To be announced
Why: Electric Zoo is managing to bring European-style electronic craziness on New York City’s Randall’s Island for another year. See much more in our 2022 photo gallery here
Web:
electriczoofestival.com


North Coast

What: North Coast
Where: Chicago, IL
When: September 1-3
Who: marshmello, Zeds Dead, Flume, Alison Wonderland, Ganja White Night, Alesso, Liquid Stranger, DJ Snake, Gigantic NGHTMRE, Chris Lake, Lane 8, Duke Dumont, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Jauz, Zomboy, Canabliss, Elohim, Surf Messa, Wreckno, 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


Riverfront Jazz

What: Riverfront Jazz
Where: Dallas, TX
When: September 1-3
Who: To be announced
Why: Jazz comes to Dallas.
Web: www.tbaalriverfrontjazzfestival.org


Rocklahoma

What: Rocklahoma
Where: Pryor, OK
When: September 1-3
Who: Pantera and more 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


RPM

What: RPM
Where: Montague, MA
When: September 1-3
Who: To be announced
Why: Millers Fall Rod and Gun Club gets heavy.
Web: www.rpmfest.org


Dancefestopia

What: Dancefestopia
Where: Kansas City, MO
When: September 4-10
Who: Zeds Dead, Excision, Subtronics, Borgore, Knife Party, Modestep, Sullivan King, Zomboy, A Hundred Drums, and more 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 6-9
Who: To be announced
Why: Behold the Full Terror Assault.
Web: fullterrorassault.com


Prog Power USA

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


Blue Ridge

What: Blue Ridge
Where: Danville, VA
When: September 7-10
Who: Pantera, Shinedown, Megadeth, Chevelle, Parkway Drive, Pierce the Veil, Motionless In White, Coheed and Cambria, Beartooth, Highly Suspect, Black Label Society, Tech N9ne, Biohazard, Jinjer, Vince Neil, Scott Stapp, Avatar, The Amity Affliction, The Black Dahlia Murder, Atreyu, Crown the Empire, Drowning Pool, Senses Fail, Nonpoint, Escape the Fate, 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


Hopscotch

What: Hopscotch
Where: Raleigh, NC
When:
September 7-9
Who: To be announced
Why: The Independent Weekly throws a great fest at venues across Raleigh.
Web:
hopscotchmusicfest.com


Park City Song Summit

What: Park City Song Summit
Where: Park City, UT
When: September 7-9
Who: To be announced
Why: Labs & performances by songwriters galore.
Web: parkcitysongsummit.com


Bristol Rhythm & Roots ReunionWhat: Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Where:
Bristol, TN
When: September 8-10
Who: To be announced
Why: Bristol can bring both the rhytm and the roots. See more in our 2022 photo gallery here
Web:
www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/festival


Harvest Jazz & Blues

What: Harvest Jazz & Blues
Where: Fredericton, NB, Canada
When: September 12-17
Who: To be announced in Spring ’23
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 14-17
Who: To be announced
Why: Bourbon, bands & Beyond. Read more in our 2022 recap here
Web:
bourbonandbeyond.com


Desertfest

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


Imagine

What: Imagine
Where: Rome, GA
When:
September 15-17
Who: To be announced
Why: Imagine all the DJs…
Web: www.imaginefestival.com


Riot

What: Riot Fest
Where: Chicago, IL
When: September 15-17
Who: To be announced
Why: Riot Fest collects punks & more, old & young. Read and see much more in our big 2022 recap here
Web: www.riotfest.org


Telluride Blues & Brew

What: Telluride Blues & Brews
Where: Telluride, CO
When: September 15-17
Who: To be announced
Why: Have some blues – and some brews.
Web: www.tellurideblues.com


Sea.Hear.Now

What: Sea.Hear.Now
Where: Asbury Park, NJ
When: September 16-17
Who: To be announced
Why: Rock Asbury Park. See much more in our 2021 photo gallery here
Web:
www.seahearnowfestival.com


Bull City Summit

What: Bull City Summit
Where: Durham, NC
When: September 15-18
Who: To be announced
Why: A musical Summit in Bull City.
Web: www.bullcitysummit.comAmericanaFest

What: AmericanaFest
Where: Nashville, TN
When: September 19-23
Who: To be announced
Why: Music festival in Nashville couldn’t be more American(a). Read much more in our 2022 recap here
Web: americanamusic.org/about-americanafest


Louder Than Life

What: Louder Than Life
Where: Louisville, KY
When: September 21-24
Who: Pantera and many more to be announced
Why: Louisville is Louder Than Life. Read more in our 2022 recap here
Web:
louderthanlifefestival.com


Cold Waves

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


Format

What: Format
Where: Bentonville, AR
When: September 22-24
Who: To be announced
Why: Big beats & more – in Arkansas.
Web: www.format-festival.com


Fresh Grass – Bentonville

What: Fresh Grass – North Adams
Where: North Adams, MA
When: September 22-24
Who: To be announced
Why: Celebrate bluegrass & more in Massachussetts – and earlier in Arkansas (see above).
Web: freshgrass.com/north-adams


Life Is Beautiful

What: Life Is Beautiful
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: September 22-24
Who: To be announced
Why: Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas. Read much more in our 2018 recap here
Web:
lifeisbeautifulfestival.com


Lost Lands

What: Lost Lands
Where: Legend Valley, OH
When: September 22-24
Who: To be announced
Why: Excision brings the DJs to Ohio.
Web:
www.lostlandsfestival.com


Monterey Jazz

What: Monterey Jazz
Where: Monterey, CA
When: September 22-24
Who: To be announced
Why: It’s the 65th (!) anniversary of Monterey Jazz.
Web:
montereyjazzfestival.org


XPoNential

What: XPoNential
Where:
Camden, NJ
When: September 22-24
Who: To be announced
Why: WXPN 88.5 holds an Americana alt-country fest at Camden’s Waterfront.
Web:
xpnfest.org


Furnace

What: Furnace
Where: Birmingham, AL
When: September 23-24
Who: Hatebreed, Turnstile, Between the Buried and Me, Saosin, and more to be announced
Why: Excision brings the DJs to Ohio.
Web:
www.furnacefest.us


Pop MontrealWhat: Pop Montréal
Where: Montréal, QC, Canada
When: September 27 – October 1
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



Goner

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


Same Same But Different

What: Same Same But Different
Where: Perris, CA
When:
September 28 – October 1
Who: To be announced
Why: Lake Perris welcomes the Same Same But Different.
Web:
www.ssbdfest.com


Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

What: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Where: San Francisco, CA
When: September 29 – October 1
Who: To be announced
Why: Golden Gate Park welcomes big names that may not be strictly bluegrass, but is free!
Web: www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com


Oceans Calling

What: Oceans Calling
Where: Ocean City, MD
When: September 29 – October 1
Who: To be announced
Why: Oceans (City) is Calling.
Web: www.oceanscallingfestival.com


Ohana

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


Roots n Blues

What: Roots n Blues
Where: Columbia, MO
When: September 29 – October 1
Who: To be announced
Why: Stephens Lake Park welcomes Roots and Blues.
Web: rootsnbluesfestival.com


Sound On Sound

What: Sound On Sound
Where: Bridgeport, CT
When: September 29 – October 1
Who: To be announced
Why: A new festival celebrating world class music, local cuisine, craft beer & more comes to Connecticut for a second year. Read & see more in our 2022 recap here
Web: soundonsoundct.com

 


October


Pop MontrealWhat: Pop Montréal
Where: Montréal, QC, Canada
When: September 27 – October 1
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


Goner

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


Same Same But Different

What: Same Same But Different
Where: Perris, CA
When:
September 28 – October 1
Who: To be announced
Why: Lake Perris welcomes the Same Same But Different.
Web:
www.ssbdfest.com


Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

What: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Where: San Francisco, CA
When: September 29 – October 1
Who: To be announced
Why: Golden Gate Park welcomes big names that may not be strictly bluegrass, but is free!
Web: www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com


Oceans Calling

What: Oceans Calling
Where: Ocean City, MD
When: September 29 – October 1
Who: To be announced
Why: Oceans (City) is Calling.
Web: www.oceanscallingfestival.com


Ohana

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


Roots n Blues

What: Roots n Blues
Where: Columbia, MO
When: September 29 – October 1
Who: To be announced
Why: Stephens Lake Park welcomes Roots and Blues.
Web: rootsnbluesfestival.com


Sound On Sound

What: Sound On Sound
Where: Bridgeport, CT
When: September 29 – October 1
Who: To be announced
Why: A new festival celebrating world class music, local cuisine, craft beer & more comes to Connecticut for a second year. Read & see more in our 2022 recap here
Web: soundonsoundct.com


Hillberry

What: Hillberry
Where: Eureka Springs, AR
When:
October 4-8
Who: To be announced
Why: Railroad Earth brings a harvest festival to Arkansas.
Web: hillberryfestival.com


Aftershock

What: Aftershock
Where: Sacramento, CA
When: October 5-8
Who: Pantera and many more to be announced
Why: Today’s hard rock comes to the capitol of the Bear Republic.
Web: www.aftershockconcert.com


Suwannee Roots Revival

What: Suwannee Roots Revival
Where: Live Oak, FL
When: October 5-8
Who: To be announced
Why: Jam out at the Spirit of the Suwannee.
Web: www.suwanneerootsrevival.com


Austin City Limits

What: Austin City Limits
Where: Austin, TX
When: October 6-8 & 13-15
Who: To be announced
Why: ‘The Live Music Capital of the World’ & America’s longest-running live music show bring their festival back to Zilker Park with another ridiculously stocked line-up of both old & new, mainstream & not – for two weekends! Read & see much more in our big 2022 recap here
Web: www.aclfestival.com


Destination Chaos

What: Destination Chaos
Where: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
When: October 8-14
Who: Iggy Pop and more to be announced
Why: A resort that rocks.
Web: www.destinationchaos.com


Reggae Rise Up – Las Vegas

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


Mondo

What: Mondo
Where: New York, NY
When: October 10-13
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


Desert Daze

What: Desert Daze
Where: Joshua Tree, CA
When: October 12-15
Who: To be announced
Why: Head into the Desert for Daze. Read more in our 2017 recap here
Web: desertdaze.org


Golden Sky

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


III Points

What: III Points
Where: Miami, FL
When: October 20-21
Who: To be announced
Why: Miami covers all the Points.
Web: iiipoints.com


When We Were Young

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


S.S. Neverender

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


Suwannee Hulaween

What: Suwannee Hulaween
Where: Live Oak, FL
When: October 26-29
Who: To be announced
Why: A strong combination of jam & EDM on Hulaween.
Web: suwanneehulaween.com


Headbangers Boat

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

 


November & December


Headbangers Boat

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


EDSea

What: EDSea
Where: Miami, FL to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas
When: November 4-8
Who: To be announced
Why: Electric Daisy heads to the high seas.
Web: www.edsea.com


Salty Dog Cruise

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


EDC Orlando

What: EDC Orlando
Where: Orlando, FL
When: November 10-12
Who: To be announced
Why: Electric Daisy Carnival is made for South Florida.
Web: orlando.electricdaisycarnival.com


Seismic Dance Event

What: Seismic Dance Event
Where: Austin, TX
When: November 10-12
Who: To be announced
Why: Austin rocks to a Seismic Dance Event.
Web: seismicdanceevent.com


Rock the Bells Cruise

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


Only the Wild Ones Weekend

What: Only the Wild Ones Weekend
Where: Puerto Morelos, Mexico
When: December 1-5
Who: Dispatch and more to be announced
Why: Dispatch invites Only the Wild Ones down to Mexico.
Web: onlythewildonesweekend.com


Orange Blossom Revue

What: Orange Blossom Revue
Where: Lake Wales, FL
When: December 1-2
Who: To be announced
Why: Enjoy the Orange Blossoms.
Web: www.orangeblossomrevue.com


Welcome To Jam Rock

What: Welcome To Jam Rock
Where: Miami, FL to Fallmouth & Ocho Rios, Jamaica
When:
December 4-9
Who: To be announced
Why: Go on the high seas.
Web:
welcometojamrockreggaecruise.com

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