Summer is the season of music festivals, and soaking up the sun while listening to your favorite performers is the ideal summer experience. From toe-tapping country jams to the freshest hip hop performances, you’ll find incredible festivals featuring A-list musical acts all across the country.
Grab your friends, load up the car, and head out on an adventure to see awesome acts at amazing venues. If you’re already on the road this summer, one of these events would make for a rocking pit stop! Discover 6 unique music festivals fit for any musical taste.
1) Newport Folk Festival
- Where: Newport, RI
- When: July 22-24, 2016
Discover artists that are helping redefine the folk genre. Far from crooning tunes of yesteryear, acts like Ray Lamontagne, Patti Smith, Elvis Costello, and Alabama Shakes will give you something to sing about. The sailboat-dotted Narragansett Bay provides a stunning backdrop and fresh lobster rolls will help fuel the festivities.
- Where: Chicago, IL
- When: July 28-31, 2016
With a reputation for being one of the nation’s best organized festivals, Lollapalooza is a music lover’s dream event. Four days of incredible acts are headlined this year by Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ellie Goulding, and many more. The festival takes place in the heart of the Chicago at Grant Park, so you’ll have ample opportunity to explore the Windy City.
3) WE Fest
- Where: Detroit Lakes, MN
- When: August 4-6, 2016
Three days of boot-stomping country music are in store at WE Fest 2016. The serene wilderness of Detroit Lakes gives you all the wide open space you need to turn the party up to eleven. From humble beginnings in a barn in 1983, it’s now one of the nation’s largest country music festivals. This year’s must-see acts include Eric Church, Tim Mcgraw, Kid Rick, and Steven Tyler.
4) Outside Lands
- Where: San Francisco, CA
- When: August 5-7, 2016
This festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is truly a unique experience. Solar powered stages, refillable water stations, and workshops supporting green initiatives make for an eco-friendly weekend of amazing music. You can also sample great Californian wines and relax in the sports lounge. Headliners include LCD Soundsystem, Lionel Ritchie, and Lana Del Ray.
5) Made in America
- Where: Philadelphia, PA
- When: September 3-4, 2016
A festival founded by Jay-Z has got to be good! Presenting acts over a wide range of genres from hip hop to rock, and R&B to pop, celebrate the Labor Day weekend with an eclectic lineup of performers. Rock out with Rihanna, Coldplay, Chance the Rapper, and many more. You might have 99 problems but having fun won’t be one!
6) Austin City Limits
- Where: Austin, TX
- When: Sept 30-Oct 9, 2016
Give summer the send off it deserves at one of America’s most iconic music festivals. Set over two weeks starting September 30, enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere and cooler temperatures than you’d find at some of the other summer music events. Like the city of Austin, this year’s lineup is weird – in a good way. Headliners include Kendrick Lamar, Mumford & Sons, Willie Nelson, and LL Cool J.
Now that you’ve got a solid playlist for a great summer adventure, it’s time to plan your route!
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