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Sizzling hot summer music festivals are kicking into high gear. One week and counting before the holiday weekend – the official start to summertime fun. Whether you fancy indie-pop or rock; bluegrass and country; hip-hop or electric dance music, there is a festival for you. Here are 15 sizzling hot summer music festivals to spark your summer planning.

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WHEN: May thru October

WHERE: New York City Central Park

TICKETS: most free. for on sale click here

WHO: Govt Mule, Mavis Staples, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Umphree’s McGee, Regina Spektor, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band with Special Guests and more.

WEBSITE: summerstage

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WHERE: Chillicothe, Il

WHEN: May 26-May 28

TICKETS: on sale here


WHO: Moe, Umphrey’s McGee, Anastasio Band, Pretty Lights Live, Zeds Dead, Primus, Govt Mule, Run The Jewels, The Disco Biscuits, Grammatik, Mike Gordon, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Destructo, Eoto, Everyone Orchestra, The Floozies, Ganja White Knight, Keller Williams Kwahtro, Railroad Earth and more.

Website: summercampfestival

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”GOVERNOR’S BALL”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]15 Sizzling Hot Summer Music Festivals

WHEN: June 2-4

WHERE: New York City, Randall’s Island

TICKETS: On sale here

WHO: Tool, Chance the Rapper, Phoenix, Childish Gambino, Lorde, Flume, Wu-Tang Clan, Wiz Khalifa, Beach House, Air, Rae Sremmurd, Tove Lo, BANKS, Charli XCX, A$AP Ferg, Kehlani, Skepta, Parquet Courts, and more.

WEBSITE: governorsballmusicfestival

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL”][vc_column_text]15 Sizzling Hot Summer Music FestivalsWHEN: June 8-11

WHERE: Manchester, TN

TICKETS: On sale here

WHO: U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper, Major Lazer, Flume, Lorde, The XX, Travis Scott, Cage the Elephant, Tove Lo, Future Islands, The Head and the Heart, Tegan & Sara, Cold War Kids, Michael Kiwanuka, Crystal Castles, Tory Lanez, Milky Chance, and more.

WEBSITE: bonnaroo.com

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WHEN: June 9-11

WHERE: Chicago, IL


WHO: Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues, Rhymefest, John Primer and The Real Deal, Nellie “Tiger” Travis, William Bell, Gary Clark Jr., Rhiannon Giddens, Ronnie Baker Brooks and Theo Huff and the New Agenda Band and many more.

WEBSITE: chicagobluesfestival

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WHERE: Telluride, CO


TICKETS: on sale here

WHO: Sam Bush Band, Brandi Carlile, Dierks Bentley, The Travelin’ McCourys, Dispatch, Yonder Mountain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Béla Fleck & Chris Thile, Elephant Revival, Punch Brothers, Hot Rize, Peter Rowan, Jerry Douglas Band, Tim O’Brien, Chris Thile, Sarah Jarosz, The East Pointers, Fireball Mail, Telluride Troubadour and more.

WEBSITE: telluridebluegrassfestival

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”MOUNTAIN JAM FEST”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]15 Sizzling Hot Summer Music FestivalsWHEN: June 15-18, 2017

WHERE: Hunter Mountain, NY


TICKETS: on sale here

WHO: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Steve Miller Band, The String Cheese Incident, Peter Frampton, The Head and the Heart, Gary Clark, Jr, Michael Franti & Spearhead, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Strumbellas, Matisyahu, Shovels & Rope, The Revivalists, Hollis Brown, Amy Helm and more.

WEBSITE: mountainjam.com

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WHERE: Dover, DE

TICKETS: On sale here

WHO: The Weeknd, Muse, Twenty One Pilots, Chance the Rapper, Bob Dylan, Flume, Weezer, The Shins, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Dillon Francis, Miike Snow, Kesha, Franz Ferdinand, Galantis, Tory Lanez, Glass Animals, Phantogram, AFI, OK Go, The Naked and Famous, Busta Rhymes, BANKS, Bleachers, Misterwives, T-Pain, Wale, Bob Moses, Cashmere Cat, and more.

WEBSITE: fireflyfestival.com

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”SUMMERFEST”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]15 Sizzling Hot Summer Music Festivals
WHEN: June 28-July 2 and July 4-9, 2017

WHERE: Milwaukee, WI

TICKETS: On sale here

WHO: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Migos, Future, Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, The Shins, Flume, Deerhoof, Big Sean, Luke Bryan, Pink, The Chainsmokers, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Paul Simon, Alessia Cara, DNCE, Steve Aoki, Willy Nelson, Ziggy Marley, Tegan & Sara, Bleachers, Girl Talk, Toto, T-Pain, and more.

WEBSITE: summerfest.com

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WHEN: June 30-July 2

WHERE: New Orleans, LA

TICKETS: On sale here
WHO: Diana Ross, Chance the Rapper, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Solange, Chaka Khan, India.Arie, Jazmine Sullivan, Yuna, Lizzo, Shaggy, Teyana Taylor, Sir the Baptist, June’s Diary, Ro James, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and more.

WEBSITE: essencefestival

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]WHEN: July 14-16

WHERE: Chicago, IL

TICKETS: On sale here

WHO: LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, Solange, PJ Harvey, Angel Olsen, Mitski, The Avalanches, Danny Brown, Thurston Moore, Vince Staples, Arca, Dirty Projectors, D∆WN, Frankie Cosmos, Priests, Kamaiyah, Arab Strap, Cherry Glazerr, Ride, and more.

WEBSITE: pitchfork.com

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”FYF FEST”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]WHEN: July 21-23, 2017

WHERE: Los Angeles, CA

TICKETS: On sale here

WHO: Missy Elliott, Björk, Frank Ocean, Nine Inch Nails, A Tribe Called Quest, A Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, Iggy Pop, Solange, Run the Jewels, Flying Lotus, Anderson .Paak, MGMT, Slowdive, Angel Olsen, Kehlani, Blonde Redhead, and more.

WEBSITE: fyffest.com

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”PANORAMA”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]WHEN: July 28-30



TICKETS: On sale here

WHO: Frank Ocean, Solange, MGMT, Future Islands, Tame Impala, Belle and Sebastian, Nine Inch Nails, A Tribe Called Quest, Justice, Mitski, Angel Olsen, Tyler the Creator, Cashmere Cat, Spoon, Nick Murphy, DJ Shadow, Vance Joy, Kiiara, Noname, Cherry Glazerr, and more.

WEBSITE: panorama.nyc

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”LOLLAPALOOZA”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]15 Sizzling Hot Summer Music FestivalsWHEN: August 3-6

WHERE: Chicago, IL


TICKETS: on sale here

WHO: Chance the Rapper, The Killers, Muse, Arcade Fire, The XX, Lorde, Blink 182, DJ Snake, Justice, Alt-J, Run The Jewels, Cage The Elephant, Whiz Khalifa, Big Sean, The Head and the Heart, Foster The People, The Shins, Ryan Adams, Kascade, Porter Robinson, Zeds Dead, Grammatik, Little Dragon and more.

WEBSITE: lollapalooza.com

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WHEN: August 26-27

WHERE: Brooklyn, NY

TICKETS: On sale here

WHO: SZA, Nao, Willow Smith, Kaytranada, Dizzee Rascal, Protoje, Sinkane, King, Son Little, serpentwithfeet, Sampha, Thundercat, Macy Gray, Princess Nokia, Sango, The Cool Kids, The Skins, and more.

WEBSITE: afropunkfest.com


There are hundreds of music festivals around the country in every state this summer, so check back or online for your city’s lineups. — Abbe is SociallySparked. @sosparkednews @asparks01