SO Style Events: Music Festivals

2015 May | By


From music to art to food, we have your entire summer planned! Music festivals have become much more than music. Camp out, enjoy local food and brews, and surround yourself with art from local artists at the summer’s hottest line-up of festivals. Check out some of the biggest and best festivals around the country.

JUNE

Governors Ball Music Festival

New York City, NY
June 5-7

With performers such as Drake, Florence + The Machine, Vance Joy, Ryan Adams, The Black Keys and Lana Del Rey, this three-day festival is a must have. Purchase ticket packages (or single-day tickets) and see the complete line-up at governorsballmusicfestival.com.

CMA Music Festival
Nashville, TN
June 11

Country music fans rejoice! Benefitting music education, this music fest is a great way to see all your country music favs, as well as up-and-coming artists. Check out cmaworld.com for more information.

Electric Daisy Carnival
Las Vegas, NV
June 19-21

EDC is more than electronic music up close and personal – it’s rides, dancers, aerialists, and art. Find out more – and how you can get tickets to one of Las Vegas’ hottest events – visit lasvegas.electricdaisycarnival.com.

Loudwire Music Festival
Grand Junction, CO
June 26-28

From Weezer to Hoobastank to Linkin Park, this festival merges camping and music. Find out what Loudwire is all about at loudwiremusicfestival.com.

JULY

Essence Music Festival
New Orleans, LA
July 2-5

With a mix of music, comedy and speakers, this festival is a weekend packed with entertainment. With performers from Common to Kevin Hart to Al Sharpton, there’s something for everyone. Visit essence.com/festival for more information.

Forecastle
Lousiville, KY
July 17-19

Merging music, art and activism, Forecastle has become one of the summer’s most anticipated event. This year, Forecastle headliners include Sam Smith, Cold War Kids and My Morning Jacket. Visit forecastlefest.com.

Capitol Hill Block Party
Seattle, WA
July 24-26

Capitol Hill is a three-day music and arts festival, celebrating Seattle’s iconic arts and music center, Capitol Hill. Taking over six city blocks in the heart of Seattle, Capitol Hill hosts over 100 local and national artists and features dozens of restaurants and bars. Find out more at capitolhillblockparty.com.

AUGUST

Lollapalooza
Chicago, IL
July 31-August 2

Listen to music, enjoy Chicago’s amazing food-scene and shop the farmer’s market and green street at Lollapalooza. From Paul McCartney to Sam Smith to Alabama Shakes, this festival is more than music. www.lollapalooza.com.

WE Fest
Detroit Lakes, MN
August 6-8

Since 1983, WE Fest has been one of the leading country music festivals in the nation. Headliners this year include Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, and Rascal Flatts. Visit wefest.com for the complete line-up and ticket information.

Outside Lands
San Francisco, CA
August 7-9

Situated in San Francisco’s famed Golden Gate Park, Outside Lands gives you access to performers from Mumford & Sons to the Black Keys to Elton John. Visit all of Golden Gate Park’s featured sites, such as the botanical gardens to the California Academy of Sciences. Find out all the details at sfoutsidelands.com.
 

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