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, 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

Tickets + More information: BRT Weekend

Atlantic City is the stop for #BRTWeekend. July 12th – 15th. We have a BIG SALE ( save $40 ) for Physical tickets. 3 days only, Fri. May 18th to Sun. May 20th BROOKLYN X-clusiv barbershop 1030 union street bk, ny 718-774-1700 QUEENS GENESIS 1 RESTURANT 162-23 hillside ave Queens 718-739-8443 BRONX ROCA TONE SEA FOOD 3740 White Plains Rd, Bronx, NY 10467 (718) 654-6480 NEW JERSEY TASTY’S JAMAICA RESTAURANT 752 S Orange Ave, Newark, NJ US 07106 973.416.2290 CONNECTICUT Roots man kitchen 500 park ave Bridgeport ct 203-367-1323 ROCKLAND COUNTY ISLAND SPICE RESTAURANT 5 N MAIN ST SPRING VALLEY NY 10977 845-262-1273 POUGHKEEPSIE Golden crust 700 Main St., Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 485-5262 HARTFORD Dunn’s RIveR RestAurant 2996 main st Hartford CT. 06120 8605471600

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Best of the Best Music Fest

Genre: Reggae, Dancehall, and Soca

Location: Miami, FL

Tickets + More information: 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

Tickets + More information: Governor’s Ball Music Festival

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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

Tickets + More information: Roots Picnic

CURLFEST

Genre: Hip-Hop, R&B, Black Excellence

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Tickets + More information: Curly Girl Collective

Essence Festival

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

Location: New Orleans, LA

Tickets + More information: Essence Fest

Lollapalooza

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

Location: Grant Park, Chicago

Tickets + More information: Lollapalooza

Afropunk Fest

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

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Tickets + More information: AfroPunk Fest Brooklyn

Electric Zoo Festival

Genre: EDM

Location: Randall’s Island Park, NYC

Tickets + More information: Electric Zoo

Budweiser Made In America Fest

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

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Tickets + More information: Made in America Fest

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:

Have you attended any of these music 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

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    1. Joanna E

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

      Reply

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