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A Huge List of Music Festivals


We get a ton of questions about music festivals going on throughout the US and abroad that we thought we would take a minute out and write a quick article about music festivals and also list a few of the festivals we know of going on throughout the year.

As an up and coming act, playing music festivals is 100% in your best interest. Festival venues are usually style specific with the music that they feature so for acts that don’t have a huge fan-base, it’s a great opportunity for them to connect with new fans that like and support the style of music that they do. Take a look through this list of festivals going on and see if there are any in your area that you could connect with and possible play at.

To get more specific information on each festival, just copy and paste the name into google and their site should come right up.  

Good luck!

Festival Name Location Confirmed Dates

Moogfest Ashville, North Carolina October 26-27, 2012

Fun Fun Fun Fest Austin, Texas November 2-4, 2012

Sun and Sand Festival Biloxi, Mississippi November 7-11, 2012

Bear Creek Music Festival Live Oak, Florida November 8-11, 2012

Electric Daisy Carnival Florida Orlando, Florida November 9-10, 2012

Old City Music Fest St. Augustine, Florida November 11, 2012

Dancegiving Fort Lauderdale, Florida November 23-24, 2012

BonfireJam Jay, Florida December 7-8, 2012

Ur1 Music Festival Miami, Florida December 8-9, 2012

Trinumeral Music Festival Atlanta, Georgia December 12, 2012

Contact Winter Music Festival Vancouver, British Columbia December 26, 2012

SnowGlobe Music Festival South Lake Tahoe, California December 29-31, 2012

Holy Ship! Ft. Lauderdale, Florida January 4-7, 2013

The MusicFest Steamboat, Colorado January 5-10, 2013

30A Songwriters Festival Rosemary Beach, Florida January 18-20, 2012

Ann Arbor Folk Festival Ann Arbor, Michigan January 25-26 2013

70,000 Tons of Metal Miami, Florida January 28 - February 1, 2013

Virginia Key Grassroots Festival Miami, Florida February 14-17, 2013

AURA Music and Arts Festival Live Oak, Florida February 15-17, 2013

Noisepop Festival San Francisco, California February 26 - March 3, 2013

35 Denton Denton, Texas March 7-10, 2013

Savannah Stopover Savannah, Georgia March 7-9, 2013

BUKU Music and Art Project New Orleans, Louisiana March 8-9, 2013

Musink Costa Mesa, California March 8-10, 2013

San Jose Jazz Winter Fest San Jose, California March 8-10, 2013

SXSW Austin, Texas March 8-17, 2013

Ultra Music Festival Miami, Florida March 15-24, 2013

Winter Music Conference South Beach, Florida March 15-24, 2013

Beyond Wonderland, SoCal San Bernardino, California March 16, 2013

Canadian Musicfest Toronto, Ontario March 19-24, 2013

Suwannee Springiest Live Oak, Florida March 21-24, 2013

Treefort Music Fest Boise, Idaho March 21-24, 2013

Runaway Country Melbourne, Florida March 22-24, 2013

Tin Pan South Nashville, Tennessee April 2-6, 2013

POP Oakland, California April 6, 2013

Country Thunder, AZ Florence, Arizona April 11-14, 2013

Euphoria Music Festival New Braunfels, Texas April 12-13, 2013

Tampa Bay Blues Fest St. Petersberg, Florida April 12-14, 2013

Shakori Hill Grassroots Festival, Spring Pittsboro, North Carolina April 18-21, 2013

Merlefest Wilkesboro, North Carolina April 25-28, 2013

Austin Psych Fest Austin, Texas April 26-28, 2013

Stagecoach Country Music Festival Indio, California April 26-28, 2013

Sunfest West Palm Beach, Florida May 1-5, 2013

Suwannee River Jam Live Oak, Florida May 1-4, 2013

California Roots Music and Arts Festival Monterey, California May 24-26, 2013

Movement Electronic Music Festival Detroit, Michigan May 25-27, 2013

Free Press Summerfest Houston, Texas June 1-2, 2013

Winstock Winsted, Minnesota June 7-8, 2013

Bonnaroo Manchester, Tennessee June 13-16, 2013

Firefly Music Festival Dover, Delaware June 21-23, 2013

Solid Sound North Adams, Massachusetts June 21-23, 2013

Country Fest Cadott, Wisconsin June 27-30, 2013

Romp Bluegrass Festival Owensboro, Kentucky June 27-29, 2013

Essence Festival New Orleans, Louisiana July 4-7, 2013

Jamboree in the Hills Belmont, Ohio July 18-21, 2013

WE Fest Detroit Lakes, Minnesota August 1-3, 2013

Electric Zoo New York, New York August 30 - September 1, 2013

Festival Name


Unconfirmed Dates

Hopscotch Music Festival Raleigh, North Carolina September 2013

Music Fest North West Portland, Oregon September 2013

FYF Fest Los Angeles, California August / September 2013

Bumbershoot Seattle, Washington August / September 2013

Burning Man Black Rock City, Nevada August / September 2013

Summer Set Somerset, Wisconsin August 2013

Sunset Strip Music Festival Hollywood, California August 2013

Outside Lands San Francisco, California August 2013

Lollapalooza Chicago, Illinois August 2013

HARD Summer Music Festival Los Angeles, California August 2013

What The Festival Tight Valley, Oregon July 2013

Wanderlust California North Lake Tahoe, California July 2013

The Love Festival Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii July 2013

Whippersnap Music and Arts Festival Rockford, Illinois July 2013

Xponential Music Festival Camden, New Jersey July 2013

All Good Music Festival Thornville, Ohio July 2013

Edgefest Toronto, Ontario July 2013

Vancouver Folk Music Festival Vancouver, British Columbia July 2013

Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago, Illinois July 2013

Common Ground Festival Lansing, Michigan July 2013

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival Brooklyn, New York July 2013

Boise Music Festival Boise, Idaho July 2013

The Great Blue Heron Music Festival Sherman, New York July 2013

Calgary Stampede Calgary, Alberta July 2013

CBGB Festival New York, New York July 2013

Wavefront: Beachside Music Festival Chicago, Illinois June 2013

Digital Dreams Toronto, Ontario June 2013

Charlottetown Summerfest Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island June 2013

Electric Forest Rothbury, Michigan June 2013

Summerfest Milwaukee, Wisconsin June /July 2013

River’s Edge St. Paul, Minnesota June 2013

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival Boonville, California June 2013

Rockapalooza Jackson, Michigan June 2013

4 Peaks Music Festival Bend, Oregon June 2013

Wanderlust Vermont Bondville, Vermont June 2013

Telluride Bluegrass Festival Telluride, Colorado June 2013

Sonic Bloom Georgetown, Colorado June 2013

Spring Awakening Music Festival Chicago, Illinois June 2013

The Bounce Festival Belden, California June 2013

Impulse Music Festival Union Point, Georgia June 2013

The Friendly Gathering Windham, Vermont June 2013

Atlanta Fest Atlanta, Georgia June 2013

North by Northeast Toronto, Ontario June 2013

Starscape Festival Baltimore, Maryland June 2013

H20 Music Festival Texas Dallas, Texas June 2013

Riverbend Festival Chattanooga, Tennessee June 2013

PrideFest Milwaukee, Wisconsin June 2013

Electric Daisy Carnival Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada June 2013

Desert Rocks Moab, Utah June 2013

CMA Music Festival Nashville, Tennessee June 2013

Hot 97 Summer Jam East Rutherford, New Jersey June 2013

Bobolink Music Festival Belden, California May / June 2013

Soundset Shakopee, Minnesota May 2013

Santa Cruz Blues Festival Santa Cruz, California May 2013

Neon Desert Music Festival El Paso, Texas May 2013

Bayour Country Superfest Baton Rouge, Louisiana May 2013

Summer Camp Festival Chillicothe, Illinois May 2013

Sasquatch Music Festival George, Washington May 2013

Rocklahoma Pryor, Oklahoma May 2013

Riverfest Little Rock, Arkansas May 2013

Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival Las Vegas, Nevada May 2013

Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida May 2013

Bella Music Fest Geneva, Minnesota May 2013

Backwoods Bash Tulsa, Oklahoma May 2013

Strawberry Music Festival, Spring Yosemite, California May 2013

Maryland Deathfest Baltimore, Maryland May 2013

Lightning in a Bottle Festival Silverado, California May 2013

DelFest Cumberland, Maryland May 2013

Rock on the Range Columbus, Ohio May 2013

Nelsonville Music Festival Nelsonville, Ohio May 2013

Joshua Tree Music Festival Joshua Tree, California May 2013

Hangout Festival Gulf Shores, Alabama May 2013

Gulfport Music Festival Gulfport, Mississippi May 2013

Electric Daisy Carnival New York New York, New York May 2013

Kinetik Montreal, Quebec May 2013

North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival Huntersville, North Carolina May 2013

M3 Rock Festival Columbia, Maryland May 2013

Karma Music and Arts Festival Morehead, Kentucky May 2013

Welcome to Rockville Jacksonville, Florida April 2013

Sweet Life Festival Columbia, Maryland April 2013

Shadrock Richmond, Virginia April 2013

Nocturnal Wonderland, Texas Rockdale, Texas April 2013

Elements Music Festival Edmonton, Alberta April 2013

Norman Music Festival Norman, Oklahoma April 2013

Deltafest Monroe, Louisiana April 2013

Wanee Music Festival Live Oak, Florida April 2013

Old Settlers Music Festival Austin, Texas April 2013

New England Metal and Hardcore Festival Worcester, Massachusetts April 2013

Mid West Music Fest Winona, Minnesota April 2013

Florida Music Festival Orlando, Florida April 2013

Rites of Spring Nashville, Tennessee April 2013

Jacksonville Superfest Jacksonville, Florida April 2013

McDowell Mountain Music Festival Scottsdale, Arizona April 2013

Paid Dues San Bernardino, California April 2013

Middle of the Map Fest Kansas City, Missouri April 2013

Coachella Indio, California April 2013

Together Festival Boston, Massachusetts April 2013

Caffeine Music and Arts Festival Broomfield, Colorado March 2013

Spin Electronic Music Festival Texas Dallas, Texas March 2013

Nowadays Bethlehem, Pennsylvania March 2013

Mission Creek Festival Iowa City, Iowa March / April 2013

Aspen Songwriters Festival Aspen, Colorado March 2013

Lift Festival Enfield, New Hampshire March 2013

Ultimate Music Experience South Padre Island, Texas March 2013

Never Say Never Music and Arts Festival Mission, Texas March 2013

Spin Electronic Music Festival Alaska Anchorage, Alaska March 2013

Foburg New Orleans, Louisiana March 2013

The Snowball Festival Vail Valley, Colorado March 2013

Adams Avenue Street Fair San Diego, California September 2013

80/35 Music Festival Des Moines, Iowa July 2013

9 Mile Music Festival Miami, Florida March 2013


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