10 Music Festivals to Attend This Summer

10 Music Festivals to Attend This Summer

Outside of cultural and architectural travel, music is something I love. Live bands are everything to me. I have musicians in my family and remember going to sleep with my father playing his bass guitar. Coachella is over and Fyre Festival was a major fail, but what about the more affordable summer festivals for music lovers? Break out the bodysuits, body paint, crop tops, and mini shorts, here are 10 Music Festivals to attend this summer.

Beach Road Trip (BRT) Weekend

Genre: Soca, Reggae, Dancehall EDM Soca, Zouk, Kompa, Afro Beats

Location: Cathedral City (Palm Springs), CA & Atlantic City Beach & Boardwalk, NJ

Dates: May 26-28, July 7-9,2017

Tickets + More information: BRT Weekend

BRT Weekend

Best of the Best Music Fest

Genre: Reggae, Dancehall, and Soca

Location: Miami, FL

Dates: May 28, 2017

Tickets + More information: Best of the Best Concert

Best of The Best Concert

The Governor’s Ball Music Festival

Genre: Indie rock, Alternative rock, Hip-hop, EDM

Location: Randall’s Island Park, NYC

Dates: June 2-4, 2017

Tickets + More information: Governor’s Ball Music Festival

governors ball music festival

Roots Picnic

Genre: Alternative, Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Contemporary, Country, Electronic, Folk, Funk, Hard rock, Metal, Hip-hop, Indie, Jam Band, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Dates: June 3, 2017

Tickets + More information: Roots Picnic

roots picnic

Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC)

Genre: EDM

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Dates: June 16-18, 2017

Tickets + More information: EDC-LV

EDC LV Lineup


Essence Festival

Genre: R&B, Soul, Funk, Gospel, Blues, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Reggae

Location: New Orleans, LA

Dates: June 29-July 3, 2017

Tickets + More information: Essence Fest

essence festival


Genre: Alternative rock, punk rock, heavy metal, pop, hip-hop, EDM

Location: Grant Park, Chicago

Dates: August 3-6, 2017

Tickets + More information: Lollapalooza


Afropunk Fest

Genre: Alternative, Blues, R&B, Hip-hop, Electronic, Rock

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Dates: August 26-27, 2017

Tickets + More information: AfroPunk Fest Brooklyn

Afropunk Fest lineup

Electric Zoo Festival

Genre: EDM

Location: Randall’s Island Park, NYC

Dates: September 1-3, 2017

Tickets + More information: Electric Zoo

electric zoo festival

Budweiser Made In America Fest

Genre: Hip-hop, Rock, Pop, R&B, and EDM

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Dates: September 2-3, 2017

Tickets + More information: Made in America Fest

Made in America

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, these are some of the most popular music festivals around the U.S. No matter what genre, there’s something out there for everyone.

See Kez B’s Recap of Made in America 2016 below:

Are you a big music lover? Have you attended any of these festivals? Which one is your favorite?

10 Music Festivals to Attend This Summer


2 thoughts on “10 Music Festivals to Attend This Summer

  1. heyitskaysways

    I haven’t been to any of these festivals but between the Governor’s Ball & Made in america I may need to soon


    1. Joanna E

      Girl do it! It’s close to home so why not? Thinking of doing afropunk this year.


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