Amazing 2023 Music Festivals You Do Not Want to Miss!

Amazing 2023 Music Festivals You Do Not Want to Miss!

Amazing 2023 Music Festivals You Do Not Want to Miss!

Amazing 2023 Music Festivals You Do Not Want to Miss!

2023 Music Festivals You Do Not Want to Miss

Amazing 2023 Music Festivals You Do Not Want to Miss!

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The 2023 Music Festivals schedule is sure to have something for everyone! From bluegrass, blues, jazz, jam, hip hop, metal, country, electronic, and of course rock, no matter where you go and who you see be sure to check out as much music as you possibly can!

Below are some music festivals from February 2023 through October 2023. A lot of them are camping music festivals, while some in the larger cities would make camping at the festivals a little more difficult, but where there is a will, there is a way!

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FEBRUARY 2023 Music Festivals

Innings Festival Tempe AZ
Innings Festival February 25 – 26, 2023 in Tempe, AZ


February 25 – 26, 2023 (Tempe, AZ)

Innings Festival 2023 is a 2-Day Spring Training celebration featuring top musical talent, MLB greats, baseball-themed activities, and delectable local bites. Much like (insert name of famous sportsball team), Arizona has been on a hot streak lately when it comes to picking up new festivals with the Innings Festival in Tempe as the latest recruit. Produced by the folks behind Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, the two-day fest takes place during Spring Training in Arizona, mixing up music with famous ballplayers over the weekend.

MARCH 2023 Music Festivals

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South By Southwest (SXSW) March 10 – 19, 2023 in Austin, TX


March 10 – 19, 2023 (Austin, TX)

The SXSW Music Festival brings together artists, industry professionals, and music lovers from around the world to make connections, elevate their careers, and celebrate the magic of live music – from legendary performers to the most exciting new talent.

New, developing, and established Showcasing Artists enhance their careers by reaching new audiences and attendees at the SXSW Music Festival each year. Showcases are curated by South By Southwest® in collaboration with record labels, booking agencies, management and PR firms, export offices, publishers, media outlets, lifestyle brands, festivals, and more.

Throwdown at the Campground
Throwdown at the Campground – The Ultimate RV Rock ‘N Camping Experience March 16 – 19, 2023 in Fruitland Park, FL

Throwdown at the Campground – The Ultimate RV Rock ‘N Camping Experience! 

March 16 – 19, 2023 (Fruitland Park, FL)

This is what you’ve been needing! 3 days of rocking out and throwing down on the campground with some of the best names in hard rock! There will be a special one-of-a-kind performance, artist-hosted events and parties, Theme nights, games, and great times and unforgettable experiences with old and new friends alike! Are you ready to throwdown? No need for a backstage pass when you have that kind of access! All tickets with the exception of 1-day tickets are the same price regardless of how you decide to throw down! RV, Camper, SUV, etc all the same price just set up in different areas.

Innings Festival 2023 Florida
Innings Festival Florida March 18 – 19, 2023 in Tampa, FL


March 18 – 19, 2023 (Tampa, FL)

After a successful run in the spring training mecca of Arizona, the Innings Festival will expand to another temple of baseball. The latest edition of the Innings Festival is a 2-day fest at Raymond James Festival in Tampa so be prepared for plenty of music and sports.

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Treefort Music Festival March 22 – 26, 2023 in Boise, ID


March 22 – 26, 2023 (Boise, ID)

Boise in Idaho may sound like an odd city choice for an epic festival, but the Treefort Festival continues to impress us year after year. Treefort typically takes place the week after SXSW to take advantage of artists heading back to the Northwest. Short lines and a welcoming city continually keep Treefort at the top of our list. Since its inception, the festival has grown in size to include film, yoga, beer, and comedy.

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12th Annual Outlaws and Legends Festival March 31 – April 2, 2023 in Abilene, TX

12th Annual Outlaws & Legends Music Festival

March 31 – April 2, 2023 (Abilene, TX)

The 12th Anniversary of Outlaws & Legends Music Festival, benefitting Ben Richey Boys Ranch, will return to The Back Porch of Texas on March 31 and April 1, 2023.

Hosted by country music artist Mark Powell, the festival features the best in country music over 2 days! Past artists have included: Merle Haggard, Charlie Daniels, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Robert Earl Keen, Dwight Yoakum, Kevin Costner and many more. This year will again sellout with 30,000 total patrons, 450 RVs, 60 Tailgate Packages and 1,000 VIP patrons.

APRIL 2023 Music Festivals

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Mission Creek Festival April 7 – 9, 2023 in Iowa City, IA

Mission Creek Festival

April 7 – 9, 2023 (Iowa City, IA)

There’s nothing quite like the Mission Creek Festival which combines literature and music with community events in a number of unique venues across downtown Iowa City. The nearly week long event has a focus on quality, independent-minded sounds, words, and events and strongly believes that intimacy is key to the experience.

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Tampa Bay Blues Festival April 14 – 16, 2023 in St Petersburg, FL


April 14 – 16, 2023 (St. Petersburg, FL)


Join us on the shores of Tampa Bay for a fantastic weekend of music, featuring Robert Cray, Tower of Power, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Tab Benoit, Ana Popovic, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Mr. Sipp, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Chris Cain, Larry McCray, Vanessa Collier, Dawn Tyler Watson, Jimmy Carpenter, JT Lauritsen, and Colin James. America’s finest waterfront blues festival, with great food vendors, full liquor bars, and craft beers and wines. Please order tickets and VIP now, for three great days of blues by the bay!

Coachella Festival
Coachella Music Festival April 14 – 23, 2023 in Coachella, CA


April 14 – 23, 2023 (Coachella, CA)

Like a barometer always reading a temperature of awesome, the traditional kickoff to the summer festival season is dominated by Coachella. The glitz and glamour of Los Angeles migrates east to the Indio desert for back-to-back weekends of the biggest names in music. What started as a small electronic festival in the desert has transformed into a cultural touchstone for the festival season.

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Backwoods Music Festival April 20 – 23, 2023 in Ozark, AR


April 20 – 23, 2023 (Ozark, AR)

The Backwoods Festival is back! Moving to the fabled Ozark Mountains, Backwoods now takes up residence on Mulberry Mountain, an iconic festival venue. The lineup features some of the best jam and electronic music currently touring the United States along with a cozy camping atmosphere.

MAY 2023 Music Festivals

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Sol Fest Music and Arts Festival May 5 – 7, 2023 in New Brockton, AL

Sol Fest Music and Arts Festival 2023

May 5 – 7, 2023 (New Brockton, AL)

Step into an illuminating world and witness art come to life in a mind-altering wonderland with atmospheric lighting, live and digital art, premier production, and interactive installations. Jump into the water surrounded by white sandy beaches and palm trees while DJs throw down at the pristine waterpark. ​

This annual event is held at Bama Slam, a picturesque venue known for holding large-scale events like Bama Jam, which brought in over 100,000 attendees annually. Situated on 1600 private acres, this venue is a must-see with an indoor saloon featuring a full bar and stage, aquatic inflatable aqua park at the lake, crystal clear waterpark with zip-line, rope swings, and waterslides, on-site showers and bathrooms, general store, miles of trails, camping upgrades including full RV hookups, and much more!

Shaky Knees Festival
SHAKY KNEES FESTIVAL May 5 – 7, 2023 in Atlanta, GA


May 5 – 7, 2023 (Atlanta, GA)

Drawing in nearly 40,000 attendees, Shaky Knees Festival brings a highly desired indie scene to the streets of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. In an era where most festival headliners feature a variation of EDM/DJ acts, Shaky Knees lives to show another side of modern day music.

With more than 60 bands each year Shaky Knees is a rock-lover’s dream. Since its inception in 2013, Shaky Knees has featured a diverse lineup ranging from world-renowned acts to up-and-coming artists.

Joshua Tree Music Festival
Joshua Tree Music Festival May 18 – 21, 2023 in Joshua Tree, CA

Joshua Tree Music Festival

May 18 – 21, 2023 (Joshua Tree, CA)

The 21st Annual Spring Joshua Tree Music Festival is happening May 18-21, 2023!

Joshua Tree Music Festival is: Supreme and diverse live music experience to feed the body, mind, and soul. Deep dive workshops to uplift and inspire. Random acts of mindfulness invite you to interact and connect. Spontaneous eruptions of gratitude. That friendly familial spirit that we all know and love.
2020 ticket holders: rollover tickets have been sent out and are valid at either of our 2023 events.

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Hangout Fest May 19 – 21, 2023 in Gulf Shores, AL


May 19 – 21, 2023 (Gulf Shores, AL)

Hangout takes music festivalling to the beach with this springtime party held mid-May on the golden sands of Gulf Shores, Alabama. The huge lineup of just about every genre frequently gives a sneak peek to what’s coming this summer in the United States. As far as we know, this is the only festival in the world where you can watch the main stage from a hot tub.

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Del Fest May 25 – 28, 2023 in Cumberland, MD

Del Fest

May 25 – 28, 2023 (Cumberland, MD)

The legendary bluegrass artist Del McCoury curates this annual festival at the picture-perfect Allegany County Fairgrounds in Maryland. Camping, dancing, and of course, plenty of bluegrass set the stage for a Memorial Day weekend of world-class collaborations, special guest sit-ins, informal workshops, and late-night picking sessions.

Summer Camp Music Festival
Summer Camp Music Festival May 26 – 28, 2023 in Chillicothe, IL


May 26 – 28, 2023 (Chillicothe, IL)

From chilled-out late-night campfire jams to beat-busting dance shows, the party at Summer Camp goes long past the end of scheduled performances. ‘Scampers’ can apply to become camp counselors which means free tickets, free camping, and free beer in exchange for being an official party ambassador to the other attendees. Our resident festival expert calls Summer Camp — ‘the best festival of the Memorial Day Weekend.’

Movement Electronic Music Festival
Movement Electronic Music Festival May 27 – 29, 2023 in Detroit, MI


May 27 – 29, 2023 (Detroit, MI)

Long before the onslaught of the modern day electronic festival scene, the Movement Festival has brought the vibe to downtown Detroit over Memorial Day weekend. Running under a few different names since 2000, this festival brings in top talent to Hart Plaza and delivers an EDM urban experience far different than any other you’ll find over the summer.

JUNE 2023 Music Festivals

Mountain Music Festival
Mountain Music Festival June 1 – 3, 2023 in Oak Hill, WV


June 1 – 3, 2023 (Oak Hill, WV)

A music festival with a waterpark? That’s not all you’ll find at the Mountain Music Fest held at America’s largest adventure resort. There are 35 miles of hiking trails, a slackline park, workshops on a variety of subjects, and oh yeah, tons of great jam band music to delight your way through the weekend.

Roots Picnic
ROOTS PICNIC June 3 – 4, 2023 in Philadelphia, PA


June 3 – 4, 2023 (Philadelphia, PA)

Roots Picnic, named after its founders and iconic hip-hop legends, The Roots, takes place at Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. Expanding into New York, they have made it clear the festival will always keep its roots in Philadelphia where it has helped grow the cultural landscape. Although founded by hip-hop icons, the festival features a diverse lineup of R&B, rap, and indie alternatives.

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Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival June 3 – 4, 2023 in Atlantic City, NJ


June 3 – 4, 2023 (Atlantic City, NJ)

The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival will keep you having a good time for 2 days straight. This festival not only features hundreds of brews but also food and top-notch musical entertainment.

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CAROLINA COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL June 8 – 11, 2023 in Myrtle Beach, SC


June 8 – 11, 2023 (Myrtle Beach, SC)

Are you ready to party? Every year, Carolina Country Music Fest® brings 40+ of country music’s hottest artists to perform in Myrtle Beach, SC. We have so many great artists we can’t wait to tell you about, so stay tuned for more artist releases by following us on your favorite social platform, or sign up to receive the latest news, announcements, contests, and offers!

CMA Music Fest 2023
CMA Music Festival June 8 – 11, 2023 in Nashville, TN


June 8 – 11, 2023 (Nashville, TN)

CMA Music Festival brings the best of country music to one of the largest music festivals to come to Nashville, Tennessee. Presented by the Country Music Association, this four-day festival is chock full of the best country musicians in the nation. Attendees can expect top-notch performances by acclaimed country artists as well as opportunities for autographs and pictures.

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THE COUNTRY FEST June 14 – 17, 2023 in North Lawrence, OH


June 14 – 17, 2023 (North Lawrence, OH)

Joel and I started The Country Fest back in the summer of 2009, with little connections and knowledge about music festivals. With some luck, a lot of hard work and the constant drive to improve our festival, we have grown to be a one of the largest privately owned festivals in the U.S.A.

We are 100% family owned and operated right here in NE Ohio. By our overwhelming corporate support and fan commitment, we are excited to be celebrating our 10 year anniversary this year. 

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BONNAROO MUSIC FESTIVAL June 15 – 18, 2023 in Manchester, TN


June 15 – 18, 2023 (Manchester, TN)

Over the last decade, no other US music festival has captured the spirit of large greenfield gatherings like the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Bonnaroo burst onto the scene grabbing headlines along with our hearts as we watched it grow from a scrappy newcomer to a full-fledged anchor of the summer. It may not be the oldest or the largest, but Bonnaroo is the spirit of the quintessential American music festival. Long live The Roo.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival
TELLURIDE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL June 15 – 18, 2023 in Telluride, CO


June 15 – 18, 2023 (Telluride, CO)

Every June, Festivarians make the annual pilgrimage to Telluride. Nestled in the rugged San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival is not only an iconic representation of all kinds of music but a place of awe-inspiring beauty; somewhere you can dance under the solstice sun and embrace your truest self. It certainly doesn’t get better than this.

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BEYOND WONDERLAND AT THE GORGE June 17 – 18, 2023 in Quincy, WA


June 17 – 18, 2023 (Quincy, WA)

Beyond Wonderland is heading to the legendary Gorge for the electronic dance music party of the summer! It’s everything you love about the festival, but with camping in one of the best live music venues in the world.

Romp festival
ROMP FEST June 21 – 24, 2023 in Owensboro, KY


June 21 – 24, 2023 (Owensboro, KY)

ROMP Festival returns to Owensboro’s Yellow Creek Park, a 150-acre facility famous for its nature trails, winding creek, fishing lake, and sweeping tree lines. A full line-up of artist-led instrument workshops takes place throughout the day, as ROMP artists interact with fans and players of all ages and skill levels.

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COUNTRY FEST WISCONSIN June 22 – 24, 2023 in Cadott, WI


June 22 – 24, 2023 (Cadott, WI)

Held in late June every year in Cadott, Wisconsin, Country Fest holds the title as the largest country music camping event in the United States. With performances from some of the top country music artists in the country, Country Fest also features regional bands playing on multiple stages throughout the 380-acre natural amphitheater venue.

Sawtooth Valley Gathering
SAWTOOTH VALLEY GATHERING June 22 – 25, 2023 in Stanley, ID


June 22 – 25, 2023 (Stanley, ID)

It’s four nights of live music and camping in the scenic Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho!

Green River Festival
GREEN RIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL June 23 – 25, 2023 in Greenfield, MA


June 23 – 25, 2023 (Greenfield, MA)

The Green River Festival is Western Massachusetts’ signature summer event. For one weekend every June, Greenfield Community College hosts an outrageous celebration of world-class music, great local food, beer & wine, a handmade craft fair, and lots of family games and activities. We top it all off with a spectacular Saturday night balloon glow.

Blue Ox Music Festival
BLUE OX MUSIC FESTIVAL June 23 – 25, 2023 in Eau Claire, WI


June 23 – 25, 2023 (Eau Claire, WI)

Bluegrass band, Pert Near Sandstone, hosts the Blue Ox Music Festival just outside of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The Whispering Pines Campground brings back festies each year with its hammock-handy shade trees and the peace of the central pond. This small-sized festival is beloved for its cozy size and excellent bluegrass lineup.

Dead and Co Final Tour
Dead and Company Final Tour June 26 – 28, 2023 in Noblesville, IN

Dead and Company Final Tour – 2 Night Camping

June 26 – 28, 2023 (Noblesville, IN)

Calling all Deadheads! Join us for a safe night of good vibes at Sleepybear Campground- Indy’s Ultimate Concert Experience!

We’ll be celebrating all things Dead & Co. with two (2) nights of camping & tailgating right across the street from Ruoff Music Center. Or as we like to call it, Deer Creek.

As many of our “seasoned ” hippies know, commercial development has slowly taken over the land surrounding Sleepybear, resulting in 50% less space for camping & parking than the previous years. Sleepybear Campground still has its same great location, unbeatable vibes, convenient amenities & friendly staff- just much smaller than before.

High Sierra Music Festival
HIGH SIERRA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 29 – July 2, 2023 in Quincy, CA


June 29 – July 2, 2023 (Quincy, CA)

Situated in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, High Sierra Music Festival boasts a family-friendly atmosphere packed with artists traversing all musical genres. The eclectic lineup at the festival is backed by a picturesque venue surrounded by a mountainous landscape and national forests. More than just music is offered at the High Sierra with yoga areas, audience-participation parades, children’s areas, and more.

Essence Music Festival
ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL June 29 – July 3, 2023 in New Orleans, LA


June 29 – July 3, 2023 (New Orleans, LA)

Known as ‘the party with a purpose.’ Essence Music Festival got its start in 1995, celebrating the 25th anniversary of its namesake magazine Essence. Taking place in the heart of New Orleans, attendees can choose to purchase tickets for the series of concerts at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome or partake in the free daytime activities around the city.

JULY 2023 Music Festivals

Waterfront Blues Festival
WATERFRONT BLUES FEST July 1 – 4, 2023 in Portland, OR


July 1 – 4, 2023 (Portland, OR)

The Waterfront Blues Festival is committed to providing a world-class event to the community of Portland and beyond that presents diverse musical arts, culture, and entertainment. The festival has been committed to using its broad platform to create awareness and support of hunger relief efforts for 30 years.

Hodag Festival
HODAG COUNTRY FESTIVAL July 6 – 9, 2023 in Rhinelander, WI


July 6 – 9, 2023 (Rhinelander, WI)

The Hodag Country Festival has been proud to host some of the best country music artists since its inception in 1978. In addition, we’ve had our band contest every year since 1981.

The Hodag Country Festival has been featured on TV programs like Discover Wisconsin and ranked among the favorite destinations in the state.

Levitate Music Festival
LEVITATE FESTIVAL July 7 – 9, 2023 in Marshfield, MA


July 7 – 9, 2023 (Marshfield, MA)

Levitate’s signature summertime celebration of music and art that brings the Levitate community together and brings world-class music and art to our area, as well as providing a platform to share our community’s talented musicians and artists with the world.

8035 Festival
80/35 MUSIC FESTIVAL July 7 – 8, 2023 in Des Moines, IA


July 7 – 8, 2023 (Des Moines, IA)

For over a decade, the non-profit 80/35 festival has been filling downtown Des Moines with live music. Taking advantage of road touring artists that pass through on Interstates 80 and 35, this two-day fest always has a solid lineup of indie rock and other genres to delight the fans.

As they say on their website: ‘We believe in the power of music. To wake the spirit of the people and stir the street.’

Rock Fest Wisconsin
ROCK FEST WISCONSIN July 13 – 15, 2023 in Cadott, WI


July 13 – 15, 2023 (Cadott, WI)

There are rock fests and then there’s the Rock Fest. Now in its 25th year, Rock Fest in Wisconsin features the very best of active and classic rock names in the history of the genre.

Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Avenged Sevenfold, Kiss, Motley Crue, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Kid Rock, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, and Korn are just a few of the names to touch down here.

And with 7,000 campsites, you know it’s going to be a crazy weekend.

Windy City Smokeout
WINDY CITY SMOKEOUT July 13 – 16, 2023 in Chicago, IL


July 13 – 16, 2023 (Chicago, IL)

The Windy City Smokeout is a BBQ and country music festival featuring three days of live country music and beer in downtown Chicago. And ribs. So many ribs.

Country Boom 2023
COUNTRY BOOM July 13 – 15, 2023 in West Salem, WI


July 13 – 15, 2023 (West Salem, WI)

We are grateful for all our ‘Boomers:’ attendees, volunteers and non-profit organizations, support staff, sponsors, vendors, suppliers, and so many other people and organizations for making Country Boom 2022 a positive experience and huge success!

Thank you ALL for everything you did for Country Boom 2022 and our guests.

Please mark your calendars for Country Boom 2023, which will be held on July 13-15! (In 2023, Country Boom is being held the third weekend in July rather than our normal second weekend in July, due to the 4th of July holiday being so close to our normal start date on Thursday of the second weekend in July.)

Lakefront Music Fest
LAKEFRONT MUSIC FEST July 14 – 15, 2023 in Prior Lake, MN


July 14 – 15, 2023 (Prior Lake, MN)

Originally known as the Lakefront Jazz & Blues Festival, Prior Lake Rotary’s Lakefront Music Fest was established in 2010 and has grown into one of the largest outdoor music festivals in the metro area of the Twin Cities.

In 2012, the Rotary Club expanded the festival to two nights of music: one night devoted to country; the other to classic rock. Since then, the Lakefront Music Fest has seen its popularity and attendance steadily increase each year. Last year, more than 30,000 attended the two-day Fest.

Upheaval Festival
UPHEAVAL FESTIVAL July 14 – 15, 2023 in Grand Rapids, MI


July 14 – 15, 2023 (Grand Rapids, MI)

Upheaval is a two-day rock music festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan during the middle of July.

Northern Nights Music Festival
NORTHERN NIGHTS MUSIC FESTIVAL July 14 – 16, 2023 in Piercy, CA


July 14 – 16, 2023 (Piercy, CA)

Connecting music and nature, Northern Nights Music Festival is one of the most sought-after events held at Cook’s Valley Campground in Northern California. Promoted as a music and arts, camping, yoga, and cannabis retreat, the festival features a varied lineup of primarily electronic artists.

Still a small festival by industry standards, Northern Lights tops out at 6,000 attendees. The selective attendee limit and festival grounds play a large role in Northern Nights success.

The campgrounds are home to swimming holes and the largest Redwood grove in the nation where camping is allowed.

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July 14 – 16, 2023 (Mansfield, OH)

One of the most unique rock festivals in the country, INKCARCERATION is truly a festival to be experienced. Featuring some of the top names in rock, alternative, and metal music on two outdoor stages along with tattoo artists from all over the country, Reformatory tours, gourmet food, camping, and lots more.

Cincinnati Music Festival
CINCINNATI MUSIC FESTIVAL July 20 – 22, 2023 in Cincinnati, OH


July 20 – 22, 2023 (Cincinnati, OH)

Originally called the Ohio Valley Jazz Festival when it was first held in 1962, the Macy’s Music Festival has grown and evolved into a spectacular two-day event on Cincinnati’s riverfront.

Starting out as an all-jazz concert, it has evolved and grown into a three-day festival featuring great music from the hottest stars in R&B, jazz, soul, and hip-hop, as well as up-and-coming artists.

Past performers include Aretha Franklin, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Luther Vandross, Gerald Levert, Patti Labelle, New Edition, Earth Wind and Fire, Lakeside, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson, and many others.

Great South Bay Music Festival
GREAT SOUTH BAY MUSIC FESTIVAL July 20 – 23, 2023 in Patchogue, NY


July 20 – 23, 2023 (Patchogue, NY)

Celebrating its 14th Anniversary, The Great South Bay Music Festival is Long Island’s longest running, and largest four-day music, art & cultural event.

Situated on the magnificent Great South Bay, it features over 55 performers on 4 stages, presenting legends, as well as local emerging artists in classic rock, jazz, jam-band, country, folk, zydeco, hip hop, and funk.

For handmade arts & crafts lovers, and shoppers, Great South Bay’s Artisan Market features a diverse collection of interesting handmade and imported creations.

Well-known as a family event, The Great South Bay Music Festival is committed to excellence in educational fun for all! Kids will love our KIDZONE – featuring quality, educational fun, and children’s entertainment all day, Saturday & Sunday.

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COUNTRY JAM WISCONSIN July 20 – 23, 2023 in Eau Claire, WI


July 20 – 23, 2023 (Eau Claire, WI)

Country Jam USA located in Eau Claire is one of the largest country music festivals in the world.

Country Thunder Music Festivals
COUNTRY THUNDER WISCONSIN July 20 – 23, 2023 in Twin Lakes, WI


July 20 – 23, 2023 (Twin Lakes, WI)

Grab a cowboy hat, an RV, or a tent if you want to camp and come and enjoy the world’s premier country acts with the camaraderie of over 100,000 fans!

Night in the Country Nevada
NIGHT IN THE COUNTRY NEVADA July 20 – 22, 2023 in Yerington, NV


July 20 – 22, 2023 (Yerington, NV)

Away from the big city lights, Night in the Country experience transforms the quiet farming town of Yerington, Nevada into one of the largest camping parties in the world.

Big Dub Festival
BIG DUB FESTIVAL July 25 – 30, 2023 in Artemas, PA


July 25 – 30, 2023 (Artemas, PA)

Big Dub is much more than just a music festival; Big Dub is an interactive community that strives towards strengthening not only interpersonal bonds but also giving people the tools to achieve balance and wholeness in their everyday lives.

Big Dub relies heavily on the vibes & nature of its community embracing core values like radical self-expression, gifting, and participation.

Country Fan Fest 2023
COUNTRY FAN FEST July 26 – 29, 2023 in Grantsville, UT


July 26 – 29, 2023 (Grantsville, UT)

Campgrounds open 10:00 Wednesday July 27, 2022

Checkout time is Sunday by Noon

All 4-Day Passes grant entrance to the campgrounds –

Overnight camping requires the purchase of a campsite

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FLOYDFEST 2023 July 26 – 30, 2023 in Floyd, VA


July 26 – 30, 2023 (Floyd, VA)

Welcome to FloydFest 22~Heartbeat! We love you, and we can’t wait to see you again at our beloved, longtime home at Milepost 170.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd, Va.

Our mission is to be the best music festival experience of our time; to sell a limited quantity of tickets to the highest-quality event experience, bar none, celebrating music, art, and life in an intimate, visually stunning environment.

Red Ants Pants Music Festival
RED ANTS PANTS FESTIVAL July 27 – 30, 2023 in White Sulphur Springs, MT


July 27 – 30, 2023 (White Sulphur Springs, MT)

The Red Ants Pants Music Festival. Come connect with good folks and dance your pants off. It’s time to celebrate the hard-working side of Montana.

A portion of the profits from the Red Ants Pants Music Festival go to the Red Ants Pants Foundation, 501(c)(3).

The mission of the Red Ants Pants Foundation: To develop and expand leadership roles for women, preserve and support working family farms and ranches, and enrich and promote rural communities.

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NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL July 28 – 30, 2023 in Newport, RI


July 28 – 30, 2023 (Newport, RI)

The 60-year-strong Newport Folk Festival takes place annually in Rhode Island and features a lineup of diverse musicians guided by the spirit of kindred folk tradition.

The festival has a historic reputation of artists collaborating together on music playing homage to current social justice initiatives. Quickly selling out each year, the Newport Folk Festival is also known `for revealing surprise artists and collaborations.

AUGUST 2023 Music Festivals

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LOLLAPALOOZA CHICAGO August 3 – 6, 2023 in Chicago, IL


August 3 – 6, 2023 (Chicago, IL)

It’s loud. It’s messy. It’s Lollapalooza. You got to hand it Perry Farrell, the bizarre and quirky visionary who reinvented the American music festival with Lollapalooza, first taking it on the road in the last century and then putting down stakes in Chicago.

Despite a firm homebase in the Windy City, Lolla hasn’t forgotten its traveling roots with editions in South America and Europe.

Mile of Music Festival
MILE OF MUSIC FESTIVAL August 3 – 6, 2023 in Appleton, WI


August 3 – 6, 2023 (Appleton, WI)

What happens when you combine a vibrant, one-mile stretch of Downtown Appleton, Wisconsin, with 200 up-and-coming artists performing live, FREE 100% original music over four days? You get to experience an unforgettable music-filled weekend with over 900 incredible shows!

We Fest Country Music Festival
WE FEST COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL August 3 – 5, 2023 in Detroit Lakes, MN


August 3 – 5, 2023 (Detroit Lakes, MN)

80,000 rowdy country fans descend on the tiny town of Detroit Lakes at this blowout. There are ten campgrounds to stake out your territory with different areas for different lifestyles. And better leave the kids at home for this one — as the website states: ‘we do not recommend that you bring your children.

Newport Jazz Festival
NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL August 4 – 6, 2023 in Newport, RI


August 4 – 6, 2023 (Newport, RI)

Breaking ground since the mid-1950s, the Newport Jazz Festival has a storied history rivaling that of any other American festival hosting artists like Herbie Hancock, Led Zeppelin, Frank Sinatra, Muddy Waters, The Allman Brothers, and Miles Davis.

Its current incarnation is three full days of jazz on four unique stages on the grounds at Fort Adams State Park in Rhode Island.

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OREGON JAMBOREE August 4 – 6, 2023 in Sweet Home, OR


August 4 – 6, 2023 (Sweet Home, OR)
Combining summertime fun and country music, Oregon Jamboree is a premier three-day camping festival in the pacific northwest. With 2 stages and over 25 acts, it presents an entertaining weekend for local festival attendees.

Produced by the nonprofit Sweet Home Economic Development Group, the proceeds from the festival benefit local economic development and projects in Linn County of Oregon.

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REEVESTOCK August 4 – 5, 2023 in Elkin, NC


August 4 – 5, 2023 (Elkin, NC)

Reevestock offers something for everyone in the family and looks to benefit the community in every way possible. Great music for all ages, food, and drinks made available by your favorite restaurants, and even activities for the kids.

Music helps to bring us all together and that’s what Reevestock is all about. Make a note in your calendar – Reevestock runs the first weekend in August every year, and we hope to see you for some great music and fun.

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FLOOD CITY FESTIVAL August 4 – 5, 2023 in Johnstown, PA


August 4 – 5, 2023 (Johnstown, PA)

The festival’s roots go all the way back to 1989 when the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) worked with community groups to produce the 100-year commemoration of the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889.

One of the most popular events of the year-long commemoration was a large street fair in the historic Cambria City neighborhood.

Outside Lands Music Festival
OUTSIDE LANDS August 11 – 13, 2023 in San Francisco, CA


August 11 – 13, 2023 (San Francisco, CA)

A bike valet, wine-tasting tent, and local organic food vendors are just a couple of signs that you’re in San Francisco at Outside Lands.

The quirky and wonderful Golden Gate Park hosts a wide range of acts and has quickly grown into a highlight of the San Fran summer. Bring a hoodie with you. Just because it’s August doesn’t mean that the fog won’t join the party.

Telluride Jazz Festival
TELLURIDE JAZZ FESTIVAL August 11 – 13, 2023 in Telluride, CO


August 11 – 13, 2023 (Telluride, CO)

The Telluride Jazz Festival is a three-day and night live music event centered around jazz that is held on the first weekend of August every year.

An intimate format, enabled by limited ticket sales, offers a unique chance to experience the openness and beauty of the legendary Telluride Town Park music venue, accompanied by a once-in-a-lifetime soundtrack provided by acclaimed artists, Grammy Award winners, cutting-edge innovators, rare supergroups, and some of the best student bands in the country.

The core audience of loyal patrons, dedicated locals, and curious travelers creates a relaxed vibe where laying back in your chair or letting your hair down to dance is equally encouraged. Great food vendors and microbrews on tap cover the basic amenities, while additional free wine and spirit tastings from local vineyards and distilleries provide a sample of Colorado’s renowned craftsmanship.

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Red River’s 8750’ BBQ & Music Festival August 17 – 19, 2023 in Red River, NM

Red River’s 8750’ BBQ & Music Festival

August 17 – 19, 2023 (Red River, NM)

Welcome to Red River’s 8750’ BBQ & Music Festival
Spend a few days in the mountains of Red River, NM listening to great music in the midst of a unique festival experience. 3-Day Passes are limited, so once tickets go on sale, be sure to act fast!

Hoxeyville Music Festival
HOXEYVILLE August 18 – 20, 2023 in Wellston, MI


August 18 – 20, 2023 (Wellston, MI)

Nestled on 150 acres of farmland surrounded by the Manistee National Forest, Hoxeyville Music Festival is a testament to pure north country peace and celebration.

Hoxeyville is the midwest’s premier Americana and Roots festival. With two stages featuring national touring artists, and the best and brightest Michigan talent with an intimate capacity of 4,000. We are proud of our incredibly supportive community, safe, family-friendly camping (and playground!), excellent kids’ tent programming, unbelievable food, and an easily traversable site.

SEPTEMBER 2023 Music Festivals

North Coast Music Festival
NORTH COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL September 1 – 3, 2023 in Bridgeview, IL


September 1 – 3, 2023 (Bridgeview, IL)

North Coast Music Festival is a collaboration of independent promoters in Chicago that have presented everything from small shows to selling out large-scale concerts. Summer’s Last Stand descends upon Northerly Island during Labor Day Weekend with the world’s electronic, house, jam-band, indie, and hip-hop communities.

Hopscotch Music Festival
HOPSCOTCH FESTIVAL September 7 – 9, 2023 in Raleigh, NC


September 7 – 9, 2023 (Raleigh, NC)

Hopscotch Music Festival returns to downtown Raleigh! With more than 450 bands performing to a crowd of 60,000 fans, Hopscotch is the perfect weekend getaway for music lovers in the fall.

Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2023
BLUE RIDGE ROCK FEST September 7 – 10, 2023 in Alton, VA


September 7 – 10, 2023 (Alton, VA)

With 180 bands across 6 stages, there is no shortage of rock at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Virginia.

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Blues in Bisbee September 9, 2023 in Bisbee, AZ

Blues in Bisbee

September 9, 2023 (Bisbee, AZ)

Blues in Bisbee is back!  We are excited to announce our date for next year.
We will see you Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023

Blues in Bisbee is a fundraising event benefiting Easterseals Blake Foundation (EBF).  Proceeds support the more than 1,000 children, families and adults the organization serves annually in Cochise County.   EBF is best known for their programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, but also provides behavioral health services and have recently opened a resource closet for children in foster care in Cochise County.

Moon River Music Festival
MOON RIVER FESTIVAL September 9 – 10, 2023 in Chattanooga, TN


September 9 – 10, 2023 (Chattanooga, TN)

This September, we gather together on the banks of the Tennessee River to dance, sing, and live. 2 Days. 20+ Performances. 1 Big Family Reunion.

Located beside the carousel and splash pad, The Treehouse offers a wide variety of family-friendly activities for both kids and kids at heart.

Bourbon and Beyond
BOURBON & BEYOND September 14 – 17, 2023 in Louisville, KY


September 14 – 17, 2023 (Louisville, KY)

Bourbon & Beyond brings world-class music to Louisville along with over 40 bourbon brands, a plethora of workshops, and experiences that you won’t find at other festivals. Don’t forget the chefs, restaurants, and supper clubs to keep you full in between the biggest acts touring this year.

Imagine Festival
IMAGINE FESTIVAL September 15 – 17, 2023 in Rome, GA


September 15 – 17, 2023 (Rome, GA)

Starting as a smaller two-day downtown event, Imagine Festival has become Atlanta’s largest EDM camping festival. Six stages host a wealth of electronic royalty at Chattahoochee Hills each fall. Proudly independent, organizers call Imagine Festival a living and breathing representation of our guests wishes and imagination.

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SEA.HEAR.NOW FESTIVAL September 16 – 17, 2023 in Asbury Park, NJ


September 16 – 17, 2023 (Asbury Park, NJ)

A new festival is washing up on the Jersey shore this autumn. The debut Sea.Hear.Now Festival will bring 25+ bands to three stages at North Beach Asbury Park and Bradley Park. Catch all this music along with a bunch of surfers and art in September.

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AMERICANAFEST September 19 – 23, 2023 in Nashville, TN


September 19 – 23, 2023 (Nashville, TN)

Our 23rd annual AMERICANAFEST will take place September 19-24, 2023, gathering thousands of artists, fans, and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville, TN. 2023 promises to once again be the must-attend event for anyone who loves the melting pot of Americana’s influences including roots, folk, country, blues, and soul-based music. Each year, AMERICANAFEST brings together legendary artists, the next generation of rising stars, fans, and industry professionals for multiple days of music and education.

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SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT September 21 – 24, 2023 in Perris, CA


September 21 – 24, 2023 (Perris, CA)

Same Same But Different Music & Arts Festival is a four-day campout where music, art, and wellness converge to create a wide-ranging experience designed to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. It’s letting go, it’s dreaming big, it’s being fearlessly yourself, it’s an escape from the mundane and it’s all in Southern California.

Louder Than Life Festival 2023
LOUDER THAN LIFE September 21 – 24, 2023 in Louisville, KY


September 21 – 24, 2023 (Louisville, KY)

Taking place in the heart of America in Louisville, Kentucky, Louder Than Life proclaims to be the ‘World’s Largest Rock ‘N’ Roll Whiskey Festival.’ This three-day festival highlights hard rock, punk, heavy metal and alternative headliners only a few miles away from downtown Louisville. Over the span of the weekend, the festival features over 50 artists and continually brings in over 120,000 fans each year.

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LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FESTIVAL September 22 – 24, 2023 in Las Vegas, NV


September 22 – 24, 2023 (Las Vegas, NV)

Life is Beautiful’s 10-year anniversary is just around the corner! For the 2023 festival, it’s time to celebrate a decade of singing your favorite songs, exploring art, unleashing your inner foodie, laughing with comedians, capturing the best moments, and making life – and Las Vegas – beautiful.

Monterey Jazz Festival
MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL September 22 – 24, 2023 in Monterey, CA


September 22 – 24, 2023 (Monterey, CA)

The Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest continuously-running jazz festival in the world and is held annually on the 20-acre, oak-studded Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, Calif. Since 1958, the nonprofit Monterey Jazz Festival has been committed to celebrating America’s creativity and cultural heritage by presenting legendary jazz musicians, composers, and young rising stars.

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Red River Folk Festival at Aspencade September 28 – October 1, 2023 in Red River, NM

Red River Folk Festival at Aspencade

September 28 – October 1, 2023 (Red River, NM)

Red River Folk Festival at Aspencade takes place across three days and three venues in and around Red River, NM, during the anticipated aspens’ changing to their autumn colors. Returning to Red River’s Folk and Americana roots, we look forward to bringing you both emerging artists and nationally touring acts.
In addition to this exciting music festival, browse through booths of hand-crafted items, jewelry, home furnishings, food, art, pottery, and specialty goods at the Aspencade Arts & Crafts Fair while you enjoy delicious food, live entertainment, and the crisp air and changing colors of fall in Red River.

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Michael and his beautiful partner Andrea travel full-time with their fur baby Bruce Lee the Pug in a used Class A RV, they have named Dolly. Michael is also the founder of Traveling Gatherings.

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Michael and his beautiful partner Andrea travel full-time with their fur baby Bruce Lee the Pug in a used Class A RV, they have named Dolly. Michael is also the founder of Traveling Gatherings.

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