2016 Music Festivals Guide

2016 Music Festival Guide

The 2016 Season

The 2016 music festival season is in full gear. Many of the usual suspects like Lollapalooza, the New Orleans Jazz Fest, Bonnaroo, the CMA Music Festival, and the Essence Music Festival are back for another year. Over 80 festivals are scheduled for 2016, with a large variety of musical talent respresented. Find a festival below that suits your musical tastes. Search by date or by genre.

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Touring Festivals

Dates Event
Jun 22 - Aug 13 Warped Tour


Day Event City
1-3 ACM Party Festival Las Vegas, NV
7-10 Country Thunder Florence, AZ
10 NYC Jazz Festival New York, NY
14-16 Wanee Music Festival Live Oak, FL
15-17 Coachella Week 1 Indio, CA
16 Southern Ground Festival Charleston, SC
16 Buzzfest Spring, TX
22-24 Coachella Week 2 Indio, CA
22-24 NOLA Jazz Fest Week 1 New Orleans, LA
27-May 1 Sunfest West Palm Beach, FL
28-May 1 NOLA Jazz Fest Week 2 New Orleans, LA
29-May 1 Stagecoach Festival Indio, CA
29-May 1 Beale Street Music Festival Memphis, TN
29-30 M3 Rock Fest Columbia, MD
30 iHeartRadio Country Fest Austin, TX


Day Event City
5-8 Dreamscape Festival Darlington, MD
6 iHeartRadio Fest Toronto, ON
6-8 Carolina Rebellion Concord, NC
8-10 Euphoria Music Festival Austin, TX
13-15 Shaky Knees Festival Atlanta, GA
7 Mother's Day Fest Atlantic City, NJ
13 Global Dub Festival Kansas City, MO
14 Global Dub Festival Morrison, CO
14 Untapped Festival Austin, TX
14-15 Electric Daisy Carnival NY Flushing, NY
14-15 Northern Invasion Somerset, WI
20-22 Hangout Music Festival Gulf Shores, AL
20-22 Rock On The Range Columbus, OH
20-22 Shaky Beats Festival Atlanta, GA
27-29 Bayou Country Superfest Baton Rouge, LA
27-29 Boston Calling Boston, MA
27-29 Rocklahoma Pryor, OK
27-29 Country 500 Dayona Beach, FL
27-29 BottleRock Festival Napa, CA
27-30 Sasquatch! Festival Quincy, WA
28-29 Sunset Music Festival Tampa, FL
29 SoundSet Festival Saint Paul, MN
29 River City Rockfest San Antonio, TX


Day Event City
3-5 Bunbury Music Festival Cincinnati, OH
3-5 Governor's Ball Festival New York, NY
4 Roots Picnic Philadelphia, PA
4-5 Free Press Summer Fest Houston, TX
9-11 Country Fest N. Lawrence, OH
9-12 CMA Music Festival Nashville, TN
9-12 Bonnaroo Manchester, TN
10-12 Spring Awakening Festival Chicago, IL
10-12 Mysteryland Festival Bethel, NY
10-12 Taste of Country Hunter, NY
10-12 Winstock Country Festival Winsted, MN
11 Rock The Park Charlotte, NC
11-12 Playboy Jazz Festival Los Angeles, CA
11-12 Bestival Toronto, ON
16 G Fest Muskogee, OK
16-18 Firefly Music Festival Dover, DE
16-19 Country Jam Grand Junction, CO
16-19 Sonic Bloom Festival Rye, CO
16-19 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Telluride, CO
17-18 Bands in the Backyard Pueblo, CO
17-19 LakeShake Festival Chicago, IL
17-19 Electric Daisy Carnival LV Las Vegas, NV
18-19 Buckeye Country Superfest Columbus, OH
23-26 Electric Forest Montague, MI
23-25 Kicker Country Stampede Manhattan, KS
24-25 Nebraskaland Festival North Platte, NE
24-25 Paradiso Festival Quincy, WA
30-July 3 Essence Music Festival New Orleans, LA


Day Event City
8-10 Global Dance Festival Morrison, CO
9-10 Ride Festival Telluride, CO
15-17 Forecastle Festival Louisville, KY
15-17 Chicago Open Air Festival Bridgeview, IL
15-17 Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago, IL
15-17 Faster Horses Festival Brooklyn, MI
21-24 Country Thunder Twin Lakes, WI
22-23 Cincinnati Music Festival Cincinnati, OH
22-24 Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI
22-24 XPoNential Festival Newport, RI
27-31 Floydfest Floyd, VA
28-31 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
29-31 Watershed Festival W1 Quincy, WA
29-31 Newport Jazz Fest Newport, RI
29-31 Oregon Jamboree Sweet Home, OR


Day Event City
4-6 WE Fest Detroit Lakes, MN
5-6 Hinterland Music Festival Saint Charles, IA
5-7 Outside Lands Festival San Francisco, CA
5-7 Watershed Festival W2 Quincy, WA
11-14 Peach Music Festival Scranton, PA
12-13 Eaux Clares Festival Eau Claire, WI
12-14 Bi-Mart Music Festival Eugene, OR
13-14 Wrecking Ball Festival Atlanta, GA
19-21 Rocky Mtn. Festival Lyons, CO
19-21 Country Thunder Calgary, MB
25-28 Lockn' Festival Arrington, VA
26-28 Leeds Festival Bramham, UK
26-28 Reading Festival Reading, UK
26-28 Imagine Festival Atlanta, GA


Day Event City
2-4 Electric Zoo Festival New York, NY
2-4 Red White & Boom Festival Lexington, KY
2-4 Low Country Jazz Festival N. Charleston, SC
2-4 Bumbershoot Seattle, WA
2-4 Riot Fest Denver, CO
16-18 Riot Fest Chicago, IL
16-18 KaaBoo Festival Del Mar, CA
23-24 iHeartRadio Music Festival Las Vegas, NV
24-25 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest San Bernardino, CA
24-25 Moonstone Music Festival Orlando, FL
30-Oct 2 Austin City Limits Festival Austin, TX
30-Oct 2 Route 91 Festival Las Vegas, NV


Day Event City
Austin City Limits Festival Austin, TX
7-9 &
Desert Trip Festival Indio, CA
29-31 Voodoo Music Festival New Orleans, LA
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