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Songs of Summer: Music Festival Guide
Songs of Summer: Music Festival Guide
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When the weather warms up, it’s time to head outside and attend a summer music festival. You’ll find small gatherings featuring local acts, wilderness retreats where you can camp after the show, and multi-day events that boast huge, genre-spanning lineups. Embrace the season (and the rhythms) at these top festivals, picked by Eventbrite’s experts. Plus: start planning for your fall fest outings.
Songs of Summer: Music Festival Guide

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors / The Caverns / Pelham, TN

Songs of Summer: Music Festival Guide

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors / The Caverns / Pelham, TN

Songs of Summer: Music Festival Guide
Songs of Summer: Music Festival Guide
Collection by Ticketfly
When the weather warms up, it’s time to head outside and attend a summer music festival. You’ll find small gatherings featuring local acts, wilderness retreats where you can camp after the show, and multi-day events that boast huge, genre-spanning lineups. Embrace the season (and the rhythms) at these top festivals, picked by Eventbrite’s experts. Plus: start planning for your fall fest outings.
When the weather warms up, it’s time to head outside and attend a summer music festival. You’ll find small gatherings featuring local acts, wilderness retreats where you can camp after the show, and multi-day events that boast huge, genre-spanning lineups. Embrace the season (and the rhythms) at these top festivals, picked by Eventbrite’s experts. Plus: start planning for your fall fest outings.

Turn the clock back to the heyday of Latin-influenced freestyle music in the late '80s at this nostalgic festival aboard The Queen Mary in Long Beach. Genre stars Lisa Lisa, Exposé, Berlin, and The Cover Girls are among the more than 20 acts on deck.

Spend Labor Day weekend at Monument Lake Resort, where you can watch country, folk, and Americana acts when you're not hiking, fishing, or swimming. You'll see performances by Zach Bryan, Grace Potter, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Margo Price, and many more artists.

See R&B legend Patti LeBelle, bassist Christian McBride, and a long list of legacy blues and jazz performers pay tribute to the creative spirit of saxophonist John Coltrane during this two-day festival in High Point, NC.

Traverse City, MI, food truck lot and bar The Little Fleet hosts this one-day festival headlined by synth-pop act Helado Negro, with support from a trio of Chicago artists: singer-songwriter Kaina, experimental rock duo Ohmme, and versatile percussionist Daniel Villarreal.

Chicago's premiere punk and alt-rock festival returns with headliners My Chemical Romance, The Misfits, and Nine Inch Nails. Stick around to ride the Ferris wheel and catch nostalgic sets from acts like the Descendents, Jimmy Eat World, Ice Cube, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and GWAR.

Prepare for a day of loud and proud performances at this Nashville festival showcasing LGBTQIA+ acts (and their allies), including Scottish synth-pop outfit Chvrches, Aussie singer-songwriter Betty Who, and hyperpop artist Slayyyter.

Spend a weekend on the banks of the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau, MO, during this two-festival with two stages devoted to folk, bluegrass, blues, and country artists, including Samantha Fish, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Grizfolk.

One of Salt Lake City's biggest EDM festivals celebrates a decade of bass drops this August, hosting marquee sets from Canadian producers Deadmau5 and Excision.

Head to Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See in Illinois over Labor Day weekend for three days of folk music, bluegrass, and jam bands, including performances from Old Shoe, Keller Williams, and Mr. Blotto. Attendees can pitch a tent, park their RVs, and relax along the banks of Rock Creek.

While the popularity of the Latin-influenced freestyle genre peaked in the late '80s, some of its biggest stars get another chance to shine at this flashback festival. See Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Exposé, Berlin, and many more acts at an end-of-summer bash at Tempe Beach Park.

The organizers of Wildwood Revival refer to the festival as an "Adult Summer Camp with a really great soundtrack," welcoming artists like Black Pumas and Jenny Lewis to a farm outside of Athens, GA, where communal meals and campfire storytelling are part of the experience.

Become immersed in psychedelic sounds during this four-day festival in Austin, which brings a lineup of heady acts (including The Jesus & Mary Chain, Osees, and The Black Angels) to venerable local venues like Stubb's, Mohawk, and Hotel Vegas.

Reunited Socttish alt-rock outfit The Jesus and Mary Chain headline the first night of the Levitation festival, bringing the group's reverb-drenched melodies to Stubb's. Show up early to hear the propulsive post-punk of Protomartyr and LA trio Automatic's dark synth-pop.

Prolific psych rock (and sometimes metal) band King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard unleashes selections from its 20-album catalogue during a headlining set at the Levitation festival. Melbourne folk artist Leah Senior and a yet-to-be-announced act open this show at Stubb's.

Bask in the slowly-crescendoing atmosphere created by instrumental rockers Godspeed You! Black Emperor, who perform at Empire Control Room & Garage during the third night of the Levitation Festival. Experimental rock mainstays The Legendary Pink Dots open the show.

Austin psych rockers The Black Angels perform on the final night of the Levitation festival, taking the stage at Stubb's. The evening also features sets from French psych-pop outfit La Femme, prog-rock act Frankie and the Witch Fingers, and noise-rockers Daiistar.

Best known for its monthly Soulful Sundays open mic events in Los Angeles, SoulfulofNoise hosts this one-day music festival at Sola Beehive. You'll find four stages, more than 50 performers, at least 100 local vendors, and thousands of new people to connect with via great music.