West Coast Facebook/ Air + Style Air + Style March 3 - 4 Exposition Park Shaun White's LA festival brings snowboarding and live music together for two days of jams and jumps; this year's lineup includes Phoenix, Zedd, Mura Masa, and more. Learn More Echo Park Rising Echo Park Rising August 17 - 20 Echo Park This neighborhood festival is free and open to all ages, with stages dispersed across the Eastside neighborhood along main routes of Sunset Blvd, Glendale Blvd, Alvarado Avenue, and Echo Park Avenue. Learn More Facebook/ Camp Flog Gnaw Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival October Exposition Park Each year, Tyler, the Creator's festival draws a genre-spanning lineup of musical acts—last year's headliners included Kid Cudi, Lana del Rey, Mac Miller, Solange, Migos, and A$AP Rocky. Learn More Cloak & Dagger Festival/ Tyler Curtis Cloak & Dagger: Dusk Till Dawn October Globe Theatre & Tower Theatre Premiered in 2017 by LA-based "dark music" club Cloak & Dagger, Dusk Till Dawn debuted with an all-black dress code, hidden interactive exhibits, and artists including TR/ST and She Wants Revenge. Learn More Facebook/ Desert Daze Desert Daze October Joshua Tree Rock isn't dead—especially not at Desert Daze, a music festival held annually in Joshua Tree to celebrate greats like Iggy Pop and Eagles of Death Metal. Learn More Desert Stars Festival Desert Stars Festival September Pappy & Harriet's Legendary musical venue Pappy & Harriet's brings three stages of music to Joshua Tree National Park's Pioneertown for this three-day, all-ages festival under the desert stars. Learn more Festival of Disruption Festival of Disruption October The Theatre at Ace Hotel The director behind Mulholland Drive and Twin Peaks is responsible for yet another masterpiece in this curated festival of musical performances, art exhibits, film screenings, talks, and meditation. Learn More @observatoryoc via Instagram Tropicalia Music and Taco Festival TBA Queen Mary Park The best things in life feature all-you-can-eat tacos. As far as the musical entertainment goes, this fest features an exciting lineup of Latino artists. More Info Carys Huws Red Bull Music Academy Festival TBA Various locations The energy drink giant excels in putting on unique and multidisciplinary live performances in a handful of cities worldwide spotlighting groundbreaking artists. more info @deserthearts via Instagram Desert Hearts Festival Apr 27, 12:00 AM — Apr 30, 11:00 PM Los Coyotes Indian Reservation Your spot for house, techno, pyrotechnics, dancing, and color in the desert. Kind of like a mini-Burning Man if that's your vibe. more info Otillia du Plessis SnowGlobe Festival Dec 29, 12:00 AM — Dec 31, 12:00 AM South Lake Tahoe, CA End 2018 in style with a weekend packed full of live music and fresh air. Bundle up and watch an eclectic lineup of artists play outside in stunning South Lake Tahoe. More Info Thomas Hawk Coachella Apr 13, 12:00 AM — Apr 15, 12:00 AM Indio, CA The 2018 Coachella lineup is bananas. Seriously, we're talking Beyonce, Migos, and Haim all on the same bill. Time to embrace your flower-crown-wearing inner Coachella kid and head to Indio. More Info Stagecoach Festival Stagecoach Festival Apr 27, 12:00 AM — Apr 29, 12:00 AM Empire Polo Club California's biggest country music festival has a weekend chock full of all-star acts, including Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, and Kelsea Ballerini. More Info amy halverson Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Jan 01, 12:00 AM — Oct 31, 12:00 AM Golden Gate Park 90 acts. Seven stages. Zero dollars. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is one of the Bay's best festivals, especially for music lovers on a budget. Past acts include Hot Tuna, First Aid Kit, and Cheap Trick. More Info Dennis Yang Outside Lands TBD Golden Gate Park Outside Lands transforms iconic Golden Gate Park into a grownup playground, complete with big name musical acts, comedy, local beer and wine, amazing food trucks, magical cocktails, and more. More Info irene. Treasure Island Music Festival Jan 01, 12:00 AM — Dec 31, 12:00 AM San Francisco, CA 2018 will be the first year that Treasure Island Music Festival drops anchor elsewhere in the Bay Area. They took 2017 off and promise that they'll be back and better than ever this year. Stay tuned. More Info Electric Daisy Festival Electric Daisy Carnival May 18, 12:00 AM — May 20, 12:00 AM Las Vegas Motor Speedway This fest is one of the biggest celebrations of electronic music around the world, and features DJs and performers like Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Yellow Claw, and Tiësto. More info Sasquatch! Music Festival / Facebook Sasquatch! Music Festival May 25, 12:00 AM — May 27, 12:00 AM Gorge Ampitheatre This annual fest brings together music lovers for a range of genres, from indie rock to EDM. Previous acts have included the likes of MGMT, The Shins, Phantogram, and Frank Ocean. More info FORM FORM Arcosanti 2018 May 11, 11:00 AM — May 14, 12:00 PM Arcosanti Like no other festival you've been to, FORM is a three-day retreat combining live music, talks/panels, workshops, experiential art, screenings, new technologies, outdoor/wellness activities, and more. More Info Jorgensen Photography via Lightning in a Bottle Lightning in a Bottle 2018 May 24, 10:00 AM — May 28, 1:00 PM Lake San Antonio This boutique festival combines live, multi-genre music with talks and discussions from world-renowned visionaries, wellness and healing activities, workshops, art, yoga, and cultural offerings. more info East Coast KCON USA KCON June 23 - 24; August 18 - 20 Prudential Center (New York) and Staples Center & LA Convention Center (Los Angeles) The convention and festival dedicated to bringing bring “All Things Hallyu” to the American fan base offers K-Pop fans two chances to see their favorites: August in New York and June in Los Angeles. Learn More Twenty20 Governors Ball Music Festival Jun 01, 11:45 AM — Jun 03, 11:00 PM Randall's Island Park You'll be hard-pressed to find a music festival with more swag than this. Eminem, Jack White, Travis Scott, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, N.E.R.D., and more will have you on your feet all weekend long. MORE INFO Shaky Knees Music Festival / Facebook Shaky Knees Music Festival May 04, 11:30 AM — May 06, 10:00 PM Central Park Shaky Knees is the place to rock out with Jack White, Tenacious D, The National, Fleet Foxes, and more. Your head will spin with all the A-listers on the lineup list, so get ready to crowd surf! MORE INFO Full Moon Fest / Facebook Full Moon Fest June 30, 3:00 PM — 11:59 PM Governors Island Now entering its eighth year, this fest will fill Governors Island with a jam-packed day of music, food, and art. Get Tickets Wanderlust 108 Brooklyn September 09, 7:30 AM — 3:00 PM The Nethermead at Prospect Park With the fitness trifecta of running, yoga, and meditation, this day-long event has everything you could ever want to help you get in touch with your mind and body. More Info Electric Zoo Festival Aug 31, 12:00 PM — Sep 02, 11:00 PM Randall's Island Park EDM heaven is returning to NYC for LDW, with three fun-filled days of music madness. Get ready to dance your faces off. More Info Afropunk Fest Aug 25, 12:00 PM — Aug 26, 10:00 PM Commodore Barry Park This celebration of Black culture brings together an all-star festival of music, film, skate, and art. This year's headliners include Erykah Badu, Tyler, The Creator, Miguel, and Janelle Monae. Get Tickets Goldenvoice Panorama Music Festival Jul 27, 12:00 PM — Jul 29, 11:00 PM Randall's Island Park Touted as the East Coast's answer to Coachella, Panorama is set to feature a killer lineup, with Janet Jackson, The Killers, and The Weeknd all on the bill. More Info Shawn Brackbill XPoNential Music Festival Jul 27, 12:00 PM — Jul 29, 11:00 PM Camden Waterfront WXPN's yearly fest boasts a stacked lineup: David Byrne, Sylvan Esso, The War on Drugs, Sturgill Simpson, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and many more. More info Red Hook Jazz Festival / Facebook Red Hook Jazz Festival Jun 10, 1:00 PM — Jun 17, 6:00 PM Urban Meadow Held across two Sundays, this saxy fest features amazing talent in a relaxed, family-friendly environment. Tickets (which were only $15 a pop last year) are only available the day of, so arrive early! More Info Carys Huws Red Bull Music Academy Festival TBA Various locations The energy drink giant excels in putting on unique and multidisciplinary live performances in a handful of cities worldwide spotlighting groundbreaking artists. more info Boston Calling / Facebook Boston Calling May 25, 12:30 PM — May 27, 11:00 PM Harvard Athletic Complex This New England fest promises to serve up another hot Memorial Day Weekend, with Eminem, The Killers, Queens of the Stone Age, and Paramore on the lineup. More Info Frozen Harbor Music Festival / Facebook Frozen Harbor Music Festival Feb 16, 5:00 PM — Feb 17, 11:00 PM Baltimore Soundstage Frozen Harbor Music Festival runs for two days with 160 acts on 10 stages in the heart of the beautiful Inner Harbor. Artists include George Clinton, Keller Williams, and Jimmie's Chicken Shack. MORE INFO ShamrockFest / Facebook ShamrockFest March 17, 12:00 PM — 9:00 PM RFK Stadium Festival Grounds ShamrockFest is America’s largest St. Paddy’s Day festival, where thousands shake their shamrocks to a variety of current and nostalgic rock bands. It’s pure shenanigans where the beer flows strong! MORE INFO Northside Festival Northside Festival Jun 06, 10:00 AM — Jun 10, 10:00 PM Williamsburg This Brooklyn fest is celebrating 10 years with over 300 bands, 300 speakers, and media personalities spread across 30 venues. Bottomline? This is THE place to see the latest in music and innovation. Get Tickets Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival / Facebook Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Jul 09, 6:00 PM — Jul 14, 10:00 PM Brooklyn Celebrate hip hop music and culture at this six-day event of musical performances, panel discussions, exhibitions, parties, film screenings, a family-friendly block party, and more. More Info Firefly Music Festival / Facebook Firefly Music Festival Jun 14, 12:00 PM — Jun 17, 11:59 PM Dover International Speedway Chill on some hammocks in The Nook while you wait for your favorite act, play yard games at The Fort, and shake it to live DJs in the Thicket. MORE INFO Mountain Jam / Facebook Mountain Jam Jun 15, 11:00 AM — Jun 17, 10:00 PM Hunter Mountain 2018 marks the 14th annual Mountain Jam, and they're celebrating by bringing some phenomenal acts to their massive stage. Spend a glorious summer weekend in the mountains with music and friends! MORE INFO Newport Folk Festival July 27-29, 2018 Fort Adams State Park Since 1959, Newport Folk Festival has brought together folk musicians and fans alike for three days of live folk tunes. Past performers include Wilco, Roger Waters, Johnny Cash, and Joan Baez. More info The South ACL Festival Austin City Limits October 5 - 7; 12 - 14 Zilker Park With a 2017 lineup covering everyone from Jay-Z to Zhu (with some Red Hot Chili Peppers in between), this year might be the best yet for Austin's two-weekend festival n Zilker Park. Learn More Voodoo Music + Arts Experience Voodoo Music + Arts Experience October 26 - 28 City Park Get your spooks (and tunes) Voodoo Music + Arts, a Halloween weekend festival that in recent years has brought Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Florence + The Machine, and The Killers to New Orleans. Learn More Shaky Knees Music Festival / Facebook Shaky Knees Music Festival May 04, 11:30 AM — May 06, 10:00 PM Central Park Shaky Knees is the place to rock out with Jack White, Tenacious D, The National, Fleet Foxes, and more. Your head will spin with all the A-listers on the lineup list, so get ready to crowd surf! MORE INFO Hangout Music Festival / Facebook Hangout Music Fest May 18, 12:00 PM — May 20, 8:00 PM Gulf Shores, AL Get ready for a stellar lineup, with artists like Kendrick Lamar, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Foster the People, and the Killers. The Hangout is always a blast, and don't forget your swimsuit! MORE INFO Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival / Facebook Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Mar 01, 12:00 PM — Mar 04, 12:00 PM Sunshine Grove This festival has a lineup that is hard to beat! Acts like Snoop Dogg, Arcade Fire, Lil Dicky, and Halsey will grace the stage over four days of music, sun, sand, and fun in Sunshine Grove. MORE INFO Ultra Music Festival / Facebook Ultra Music Festival Mar 23, 4:00 PM — Mar 25, 11:00 PM Bayfront Park Ultra takes place in sultry Miami, so right off the bat, you know you're in for a good time. Headliners include The Chainsmokers, David Guetta, and Eric Prydz, so you better show up ready to dance! MORE INFO @floydfestva via Instagram FloydFest Jul 25, 12:00 AM — Jul 29, 11:00 PM 894 Rock Castle Gorge Road Floyd, VA 24091 Take a trek to Floyd, Virginia to see Foster The People, Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show, Hiss Golden Messenger, ZZ Ward, and more. More info @locknfestival via Instagram LOCKN’ Festival Aug 23, 12:00 AM — Aug 26, 11:00 PM Infinity Downs & Oak Ridge Park, Arrington, VA This music festival is held in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains and features jam band talent, yoga classes, swimming at Tye River, craft beer, and more. more info Tortuga Music Festival / Facebook Tortuga Music Festival April 6 - 8 Fort Lauderdale, FL With the Rock The Ocean Foundation, Tortuga pairs music with meaning by bringing together marine conservation and research organizations with the biggest names in country, rock, and roots music. More Info 9 Mile Music Festival / Facebook 9 Mile Music Festival March Miami, FLorida Celebrating its 25th anniversary, this year's fest will be the largest in its history. Expect roots, reggae, dancehall, and hip-hop music from around the world, welcoming acts from as far as Japan. More Info SunFest / Facebook SunFest May 3 - 6 West Palm Beach, FL Three days, four stages, and more than 50 live performances. As Florida’s largest waterfront music and art event, SunFest is all about hanging with good friends and listening to even better tunes. More Info Rolling Loud / Facebook Rolling Loud May 11 - 13 Miami, FL As the largest hip hop festival in Miami, Rolling Loud features some of the most famous musicians in the industry, from Future, Young Thug, and Travis Scott, to 2 Chainz, Ty Dolla $ign, and Juicy J. More Info III Points / Facebook III Points October Miami, FL This music, art, and technology festival offers nearly 100 performances along with lectures, labs, tech talks, and gallery showcases. More Info Shaky Beats Festival / Facebook Shaky Beats Music Festival May 11 - 13 Atlanta, GA This beat-driven event brings together more than 50 top-notch electronic, indie, and hip-hop acts that'll have you hooping and dancing all weekend long. More Info Sunset Music Festival / Facebook Sunset Music Festival May 26 - 27 Tampa, FL Head south to kick off summer with dozens of pop artists over Memorial Day Weekend. Past performers include Major Lazer, Above & Beyond, RL Grime, and Zeds Dead. More Info Sloss Music & Arts Festival / Facebook Sloss Music Festival July 14 - 15 Birmingham, AL Located at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, expect more than 40 bands on four stages plus craft beer and cocktails, arts and crafts, live iron pouring demonstrations, and more. More Info Suwannee Hulaween / Facebook Suwannee Hulaween October Live Oak, FL This annual music and camping festival during Halloween weekend is a visual arts extravaganza filled with interactive showcases and live performances. More Info In Bloom Festival Mar 24, 12:00 AM — Mar 25, 12:00 AM Houston, TX Houston's annual In Bloom Festival is back with two days of mouthwatering local food and live music, featuring headliners like Beck, Queens of the Stone Age, Incubus, and more. More Info Warren Haynes Presents: The Christmas Jam Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam Jan 01, 12:00 AM — Dec 31, 12:00 AM Asheville, NC Start the holiday season right by celebrating the 30th anniversary of Christmas Jam. Legendary guitarist and songwriter Warren Haynes hosts this annual raucous, multi-day music extravaganza. More Info Essence Festival Essence Music Festival Jul 05, 12:00 AM — Jul 08, 12:00 AM New Orleans, LA "Party with a purpose" is the theme of Essence Fest, a three day celebration of black culture and music with concerts, fashion, beauty, and more. Definitely pre-game with a "Girls Trip" viewing. More Info Cedric Ellsworth Satchmo Summerfest Aug 03, 12:00 AM — Aug 05, 12:00 AM New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint This fest began in 2001 to commemorate Louis Armstrong's 100th birthday and has since grown into a three-day event filled with entertainment, education, and fare from some of NOLA's best restaurants. More info Benedict Jones SXSW Mar 09, 12:00 AM — Mar 18, 12:00 AM Austin Convention Center This annual coming together of film, interactive media, music festivals, and conferences started in 1987 and has grown bigger by the year with one mission: to help creative people achieve their goals. More info FilmMagic Bonnaroo Jun 07, 12:00 AM — Jun 10, 12:00 AM Great Stage Park, Manchester, Tennessee Started in 2002, this four-day festival brings together the best of jam bands and folk rock, along with several other genres. This year's acts include The Killers, Sheryl Crow, Moon Taxi, and alt-J. More info The Midwest Electric Forest (Her Forest) Electric Forest June 21 -24 & June 28 - July 1 Electric Forest GA Camping Grounds Electric Forest takes place over two separate weekends with amazing acts on each date, so you're going to have a hard time choosing. Come out to see String Cheese Incident, Cut Copy, Zhu, and more. MORE INFO Summerfest Summerfest Jun 27, 12:00 AM — Jul 08, 12:00 AM Milwaukee, WI As "The World's Largest Music Festival," Summerfest has live acts for every kind of concert-lover. Halsey, Logic, James Taylor, and Florida Georgia Line are all part of the stellar 2018 lineup. More Info Charles Reagan Hackleman Lollapalooza Aug 02, 12:00 AM — Aug 05, 12:00 AM Grant Park This once touring music festival put down roots in Chicago's Grant Park in 2003, and since then it's featured acts like Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire, The XX, and Lorde. Stay tuned for 2018 lineup. More info Ravinia Ravinia Jun 01, 12:00 AM — Sep 30, 12:00 AM Ravinia Park Established in 1904 as an attraction intended to lure riders from the fledgling Chicago & Milwaukee Electric Railroad, this fest is North America’s oldest outdoor music festival. More info Pedersen / Pitchfork Pitchfork Music Festival Jul 20, 12:00 AM — Jul 22, 12:00 AM Union Park This annual summer music festival is organized by Pitchfork Media—as such, it brings the best in indie rock, pop, hip-hop, and soul to the stage for three days straight. More info Chicago Jazz Festival Chicago Jazz Festival Aug 30, 12:00 AM — Sep 02, 12:00 AM Millennium Park Campus A favorite Labor Day weekend tradition, the Chicago Jazz Festival showcases four stages of live performances by jazz talent hailing from Chicago and around the globe. more info David Szymanski Eaux Claires Jul 06, 12:00 AM — Jul 07, 12:00 AM Foster Farms, WI Founded in 2015 by Aaron Dessner of The National and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, this fest aims to shine a spotlight on the Midwest with talent like Feist, James Blake, Sylvan Esso, and Erykah Badu. More info Mamby on the Beach / Facebook Mamby on the Beach Jun 23, 12:00 AM — Jun 24, 12:00 AM Oakwood Beach This beachside fest brings together the best in every genre of music now, from EDM to indie pop. Previous lineups have included the likes of MGMT, Marian Hill, Windy City Soul Club, and MisterWives. More info You Might Also Like What to Do on Thanksgiving Day in DC How to Give Back This Thanksgiving in DC 18 Tasty Food and Drink Festivals in NYC This Fall Run For It: 12 NYC Races to Train For Now Comments 17 Comments Jeff January 17, 2018 Mamby on the Beach in Chicago is an incredible festival. Its not huge, but last year had MGMT, Local Natives, Walk the Moon, and Flying Lotus headlining. Not bad for a little fest on the beach! January 17, 2018 at 1:47 pm Paul January 17, 2018 Lockn’ Festival is in Arrington VA, not Arlington VA. (I wish) January 17, 2018 at 8:41 pm Everett January 18, 2018 Virginia Beach, Virginia’s FREE Funk Fest is a great 3-day Old School Music Festival featuring top flight R&B entertainment on a huge stage between the boardwalk and the beach. Bring your folding chair and set up in the sand. Fireworks follow at night over the ocean. It attracts a diverse audience of around 40,000 fans every year during the last weekend in August and on the same weekend that the Annual East Coast Surfing Championships, held every year at Virginia Beach, culminates. January 18, 2018 at 7:04 am Jazzy Lady in Mer January 18, 2018 Heaven’s-to-Mercutroy!……Didn’t Include Capital Jazz Fest in Columbia, Maryland?…..Shame on YOU 🙁 🙁 :(….. It’s the Best Summer Music Fest in the DMV (Two great areas, Lawn or Pavillion, Jazz and R&B, Plenty of Lovely People, Good Eats and all of the Memobilla you want January 18, 2018 at 11:06 am Azra January 18, 2018 You missed Lightning in a Bottle! January 18, 2018 at 12:16 pm John January 18, 2018 CRSSD, LiB January 18, 2018 at 12:17 pm Steve January 18, 2018 No listing for Movement Festival in Detroit? For shame… January 18, 2018 at 12:33 pm F January 18, 2018 Why is The Macy’s Fest not on this list? January 18, 2018 at 5:58 pm Mercedes January 18, 2018 Burning Man is NOT a festival. Please do not list it as one……. January 18, 2018 at 9:51 pm Rich January 20, 2018 What? No Peach Fest?? January 20, 2018 at 6:47 am Sparky January 20, 2018 Did anybody proofread this? Some of the dates are nonsensical — e.g., Outside Lands from Jan 01 — Oct 31. January 20, 2018 at 7:37 am Juan January 30, 2018 New Orleans Jazzfest is not on this list!!!??? This list is null and void January 30, 2018 at 5:32 pm Random guy from Chillicothe January 31, 2018 How you miss an 18 yo festival in the heart of the midwest? SuMmEr CaMp MuSiC fEsTiVaL January 31, 2018 at 7:55 am Nate January 31, 2018 No Movement in Detroit? No Lost Lands in Ohio? January 31, 2018 at 10:52 am cali caliente February 24, 2018 where the party today February 24, 2018 at 6:13 am Jason April 13, 2018 No summer camp? Wow 18 years isn’t good enough I guess April 13, 2018 at 9:06 am Chas Crate June 20, 2018 i like this very much. i like music festival https://tradmusic.com June 20, 2018 at 9:30 am Submit a comment Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.