Summer is all about music festivals – Free ones, big ones, small ones, one day ones, weekend long ones, etc. There are festivals happening all over the country this summer. A few big ones have already passed. Some of them spill over into fall. Either, the countless music festivals are one of the best things about summer. No matter what city you’re in, you should be able to find a festival close to you. We put together a list of some cool festivals for you to check out this summer. Check it out below.
When June 13-16
Where: Manchester, TN
Genre: Americana, Jazz, Hip Hop, EDM, Country
Reason to go: One of the most popular festivals
When: Aug 24 & 25th
Where: Barry Park Brooklyn NY
Genre: Hip Hop, Rock, Indie, Soul
Reason to go: It’s free, great music for free, and brooklyn hipster chicks.
When: Aug 17th
Where: Washington DC
Genre: Hip Hop, Trap, EDM, Dub Step
Reason to go: Fairly new festival, last year Flosstradamus killed it.
When: June 7 – 9th
Where: Randall’s Island, NY
Genre: Hip Hop, Rock, Pop
Reason to go: Kanye West is headlining.
Pitchfork Music Festival
When: July 19-21
Where: Chicago’s Union Park
Genre: Indie, Rock, EDM, Hip Hop
Reason to go: The only intimate summer festival you’ll ever find. Not as overcrowded and exhausting as others.
Rock The Bells
When: Sept- Oct
Where: Rutherford, NJ; Washington, DC; San Bernadino, CA; Mountain View, CA
Genre: Hip Hop
Reason to go: Wu Tang Clan is heading this year with rumors of an Ol Dirty Bastard hologram
When: Aug 2-4
Where: Grant Park Chicago, IL
Genre: Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, Punk, Indie.
Reasons to go: It’s one of the biggest summer festivals ever since 1991