7 must see summer music festivals

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Summertime is the season of vacations and festivals.  But with so many music festivals to choose from, how do you know which ones are worth your time? We’ve narrowed it down to our seven favorite music fests with the details to make your planning easier.

Jazzfest

  • New Orleans, Louisiana

  • April 25-27 and May 1-4

  • Celebrating it’s 45th year this summer

  • over 100 different acts including local and international talent including jazz, brass bands, jam bands, and pop

  • Tickets range from $55/day to $1300/weekend for VIP

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Beale Street Music Festival

  • Memphis, Tennessee

  • May 2-4

  • Features a diverse line up from Alabama Shakes to Juicy J to Daddy Mack Blue’s Band

  • Tickets for 3 day pass: $85-$550

  • Celebrating it’s 38th anniversary this year

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Hangout Music fest

  • Gulf Shores, Alabama

  • Get your tan on, since this festival is literally on the beach

  • Stay in condos, so no nasty tent living for four days

  • Ticket price for all 3 days ranges from $299-$1599 (plus online fees)

  • May 16-18

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Mysteryland

  • Bethel Woods, New York

  • First music festival there since the iconic Woodstock ‘69

  • Memorial Day Weekend May 23-26

  • First time Mysteryland will be in the USA.

  • Electronic music, culture, and arts

  • Weekend passes range from $199 (for 1)-$1,999 VIP (for 2 people)

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Governor’s Ball

  • June 6-8

  • Randall’s Island, NYC

  • Tickets range from $100-$500

  • Headliners include this summer’s festival favorite Outkast, as well as Vampire Weekend and Jack White

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Firefly

  • Dover, Delaware

  • June 19-22

  • Tickets range from $299-$1999

  • Relatively new, this is only the festival’s third year

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Summerfest

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • 11 days- June 25-29, July 1-6

  • “Largest music festival in the world”

  • Brings in almost one million people

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