Summer Means Festival Time

We took a look at this summer’s festival offerings and our verdict: they were amazing! Here are some highlights.

Telluride Bluegrass

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival takes place in Telluride, Colorado, June 15-18. This year featured Jason Mraz, Norah Jones, Dierks Bentley, and Brandi Carlile. Festival goers get to enjoy the breathtaking surroundings of this mountain town and camp out to perfect weather and stellar performances. This festival has been around since 1973.

Electric Daisy Carnival

For lovers of electronic music, nothing beats EDC. Taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 16-18. This year’s festival had performances by Major Lazer, Kygo, Madeon, Tiesto, and Flux Pavilion. The festival is filled with bright lights, rides, and endless dancing.

Monterey International Pop Festival

Around in 1967, this mainstay of summer music has come a long way since Jimi Hendrix’s historic performance. You can find this festival in Monterey, California, June 16-18. This year featured Jack Johnson, Leon Bridges, Father John Misty, and Regina Spektor.

Float Fest

Floating down a river in the summer? Yes. Float Fest is held in San Marcos, Texas, July 22-23. This year featured Zedd, Weezer, Passion Pit, Cage the Elephant, and MGMT.

Newport Folk Festival

One of the oldest summer music festivals, held since 1959 in Newport, Rhode Island, the festival takes place July 28-30. This year featured Fleet Foxes, Wilco, John Prine, The Avett Brothers, and The Head and The Heart.


Held in Chicago, Illinois, August 3-6, Lollapalooza is one of the best-known summer festivals. This year featured the strong lineup of Chance the Rapper, The Killers, Muse, Arcade Fire, The XX, and Lorde.

Outside Lands

Held in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California, August 11-13, Outside Lands draws a large crowd. It is considered the largest independent festival in America. This year’s lineup included Metallica, The Who, Gorillaz, Lorde, and A Tribe Called Quest.