5 Music Festivals You Can’t Miss This Summer

The semester is ending, and classes are almost over. It’s time to kick back, pull out the crop top, and enjoy some live music at the best music festivals around the country this summer. The Brief has come up with our top 5 summer music festivals that you have to check out, complete with rockin’ bands, greasy food, and a hell of a good time. Oh, and did we mention? If you volunteer at a festival for a shift or two, you often get to enjoy the rest of your time there for free! Keep that in mind as you start mapping out your road trip to hit up them all.

1.) Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL July 28-31

Let’s start off with a music festival staple. Lollapalooza has been around for decades and is still going strong. Featuring a smashing mix of mega stars, 8 stages, and local food, this festival in the Windy City is one you can’t miss!

2.) Electric Daisy Carnival – Las Vegas, NV June 17-19

Do you love electric music, carnival rides, art, and more neon glowing lights in one place than you’ve ever seen before? Then head out to Las Vegas and join the wild ride that is Electric Daisy Carnival. They are celebrating 20 years this summer, and under the night sky of the desert, you are in for one wild party. Plus, they have battery charging stations all over the place so your phone always has enough juice to find friends and capture the perfect selfie.

3.) Warped Tour – All Across America, June 24-August 13

The best thing about Warped Tour is that it’s one of the only festivals that tours the entire country. It stops in over 40 cities around America, setting up a mini-city in every location, so no matter where you are, there is likely a stop somewhere nearby. This festival blends everything from pop to punk to electronic music. Check out all their stops and get your tickets now!

 4.) The Governor’s Ball – New York, NY June 3-5

Get ready to stuff your face with gourmet food and jam out to the best in indie rock, hip-hop, and electronica. This isn’t just a music festival because The Governor’s Ball in New York provides lawn games, photo booths, and a Silent Disco. It’s only a few years old, but every year grows bigger and better – and this year promises to be the best yet.

5.) Bonnaroo –  Manchester, TN June 9-12

This is another behemoth of a festival – and they have the lineup to prove it. No matter your favorite genre, you’re likely to find something that gets you moving at Bonnaroo. Along with the wide range of music to see, they offer a cinema tent, a comedy tent, and even a ferris wheel.

While there are hundreds of festivals out there to fit every budget, music preference, and location, we think these are the best of the best. What is your favorite music festival? Let us know in the comments below!

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