Top Music Festivals Left in 2019 You Should Go To



Milwaukee, Wisconsin

June 26-30 & July 2-7

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Performers: Willie Nelson, The Roots, Thomas Rhett, Counting Crows, Jason Aldean, Bon Iver, Zac Brown Band, Lionel Ritchie, Jennifer Lopez, The Killers, Death Cab For Cutie, Billie Eilish, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Schoolboy Q, T.I.,The Lonely Island, Steve Aoki, Walk The Moon, Young The Giant, Foreigner, Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World, X Ambassadors, CHVRCHES , 3 Doors Down, Bleachers, Sublime With Rome, T-Pain, Taking Back Sunday, Switchfoot, Dashboard Confessional, Styx, Skillet, August Burns Red, Lifehouse, Neon Trees, Matisyahu, Otis Taylor, Hawthorne Heights, and many more.

Summerfest has been held in Milwaukee annually ever since 1968, after the then-mayor was inspired by his visit to Oktoberfest in Germany. It is the world’s largest music festival in the world, getting in between 800,000 and 900,000 people to attend each year. On a 75 acre property, there are 12 stages, 800 acts and over 1,000 performances, all adjacent to the beautiful Lake Michigan. Since it runs through July 4th, there is a huge Independence Day celebration with an awesome firework show. 

Mo Pop

Detroit, Michigan

July 27-28

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Performers: Vampire Weekend, Tame Impala, Kali Uchis, Ella Mai, King Princess, The Story So Far, Lizzo, J.I.D., Alec Benjamin, Noname, Snail Mail, Tiny Moving Parts, Wallows, and several more. 

Mo Pop festival is a relatively new festival, having started in just 2013, but it has gained itself a great reputation as being an awesome experience. It’s not the biggest of festivals, drawing at most 20,000 people. But a lot of people think that’s a good thing, because there’s less crowds to deal with. Mo Pop is known for being the ultimate indie band festival but it has also showcased a lot of hip hop in previous years, such as Vince Staples, Brockhampton and Tyler the Creator. Its located at West Riverview Park in Detroit, just west of downtown. Mo Pop schedules the performances of the bands just right so the audience can see everyone, without ever having to choose what band to see because they play at the same time. And of course there will be plenty of local food trucks and local craft beer to feed the masses. Detroit cuisine is some of the best in the nation. 


Chicago, Illinois 

August 1-4


Performers: Twenty One Pilots, Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande,  The Strokes, Tame Impala, Meek Mill, H.E.R., 21 Savage, The Chainsmokers, J Balvin, Flume, Hozier, Fitz And The Tantrums, Death Cab for Cutie, Louis The Child, Lil Wayne, Ghostmane, YBN Cordae, Lil Skies, Shek Wes, Denzel Curry, Bishop Briggs, Chevelle, Tenacious D, and many more.

Lollapalooza is the 4 day massive music festival held annually at Grant Park in Chicago. The festival was created by Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell in 1991, and it use to be in a different city every year until 2005. It’s said that Lollapalooza mainstreamed “alternative” rock music. Now it has most genres of popular music; rock, pop, hip hop, metal, and electronic. 

Outside Lands

San Francisco, California

August 9-11

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Performers: Paul Simon, Twenty One Pilots, Childish Gambino, Blink 182, Flume, The Lumineers, Kygo, Lil Wayne, Sheck Wes, Denzel Curry, Counting Crows, Ella Mai, Hozier, Babe Rexha, The Neighborhood, Judah & the Lion, and many more. 

Outside Lands has been going on at the famous Golden Gate Park in beautiful San Francisco since 2008. From its start it has been a top tier music festival, it’s first year 60,000 people attended and now 200,000 people will attend this year. Music acts include indie rock, alternative rock, hip hop, and EDM. Outside Lands also has other attractions besides music, that include food and art. They have art shows and vendors, wine tastings, a sports lounge, an arcade bar and local food trucks and restaurant booths. They even have workshops to educate about organic food and farming. 

Riot Fest

Chicago, Illinois 

September 13-15

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Performers: Blink 182, Slayer, The Raconteurs, The Flaming Lips, Rancid, Bloc Party, Die Antwoord, Rise Against, The Struts, Pennywise, Against Me!, Violent Femmes, Descendents, Manchester Orchestra, The Story So Far, Anthrax, Streetlight Manifesto, Less Than Jake, Senses Fail, Anti Flag and many more. 

Riot Fest is a 3 day outdoor music fest in Chicago at Douglas Park. The music played at the festival usually falls in the spectrum of punk; new wave, hardcore, emo, pop punk, ska, alternative etc. Riot Fest has been going on since 2005 and it’s known for putting together legendary reunions, like in 2013 The Replacements played at Riot Fest. They have not been on stage together since 1991.

Life Is Beautiful 

Las Vegas Nevada

September 20-22

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Performers: Post Malone, Chance The Rapper, The Black keys, Billie Eilish, Vampire Weekend, Lil Wayne, Portugal. The Man, Janelle Monae, Zedd, Louis the Child, Of Monsters and Men, Rae Sremmurd, Walk the Moon, Lord Huron, Die antwoord, Maggie Rogers, Phantogram, Carly Rae Jepsen, Sheck Wes, King Princess, Oliver Tree, and many more. 

Life is Beautiful is the perfect time to visit Vegas. Not only do you have insanely talented musicians to listen to but there are culinary booths and workshops, stand up comedians performing and street artists painting murals right in the middle of the festival. Las Vegas transforms 18 city blocks of its downtown into the venue to host the hundreds of thousands of people expected to attend. 

Austin City Limits 

Austin, Texas

October 4-6 & 11-13

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Performers: Guns & Roses, Mumford & Sons, The Cure, Childish Gambino, Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Tame Impala, Robyn, The Raconteurs, James Blake, King Princess, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Rebelution, Lauren Daigle, Third Eye Blind, RL Grime, Banks, Metric, 

Austin City Limits is an annual music festival that takes place on 2 consecutive 3 day weekends in October. It’s held at Zilker Park, and the musical acts play from 10 am to 10 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. About 450,000 people attend the festival each year. It was founded in 2002 and up until 2012 it was only 1 weekend, until the Austin City Council voted to allow it to go on for another weekend each year. The ACL festival has eight stages with all popular genres of music; rock, pop, country, hip hop, folk and electronic.