FYMS * 2015 Music Festivals

A long (but still not comprehensive) list of some of the best music festivals happening around the country this year! (And a few that also might require a passport.) After putting together this list, I'm actually pretty shocked that there aren't more overlaps. But here are the dates, locations, and links for various 2015 music festivals - start thinking ahead to warmer weather now!

Feb 21-22, Feb 28-Mar 1, May 23-24, June 19-21, July 11 :: 
Electric Daisy Carnival

This EDM fest travels! PR, MX, NY, Vegas. Even the UK. Maybe coming back to Chi in 2016?

March 13-15, 17 :: 
Pot Of Gold Fest, Tempe, AZ 

This one wins because it's during St. Patrick's day weekend. They can do that in Arizona.

March 13-22 ::  
South by Southwest, Austin, TX

Also known as: SXSW. So much more than just a regular music fest. 

March 27-29 ::
Ultra Music Fest, Miami, FL 

In March. Because they can. (So.Rude.)

April 10-12, 17-19 :: 
Coachella, Indio, CA

Two weekends in a row. Pace yourself. And wear the right outfit.

May 1-3 :: 
Beale Street Music Festival, Memphis TN

If you stick around for a week or so, there's also a World Championship BBQ Contest. Yup.

May 8-10 :: 
Shaky Knees, Atlanta, GA

In the ATL. 'Nough said. 

May 15-17 :: 
Hangout Music Festival, Gulf Shores, AL

Being on the beach wouldn't be so bad..

May 22-24 :: 
Boston Calling Music Festival, Boston, MA

Still pretty new to the fest scene (3rd yr) BUT they have a spring AND fall fest. Nice. 

May 22-25 :: 
Sasquatch! Festival, The Gorge, WA

Never heard of this one before. But it's a camping one!

May 29-31 :: 
BottleRock, Napa Valley, CA

Kinda really want to go to this one. I mean, who wouldn't? #Wine #Food #Beer #Music.

June 5-7 :: 
Governors Ball, NYC, NY

Where is Randall's Island Park?

June 11-14 :: 
Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN

I feel like this one kinda started the fest trend, right? (Except for maybe Woodstock..)

June 11-14 :: 
CMA Music Festival, Nashville, TN

Is this just a regular music festival? Not sure.but it seems like a big deal.

June 18-21 :: 
Firefly Music Festival, Dover, DE

Another great one. Surprised it's only been around since 2012. 

June 18-21 ::  
Telluride Bluegrass Music Festival, Telluride, CO

Just to mix it up. Also, I was surprised at the shortage of fests in this state. (They're distracted doing something else, I guess..)

June 25-28 :: 
Electric Forest, Rothbury, MI

I'd go just to take pictures. 

June 24-28, June 30-July 5 :: 
Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI

Also two weekends. "The world's largest music festival". Apparently.

July 17-19 :: 
Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL

Right here in good ol' Chicago! 

July 24-26 :: 
Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI

Had to show some New England love. 

July 31-August 2 :: 
Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL

This lineup will remain a mystery for a while longer. Until all the 3-day passes are sold out.

August 28-30 :: 
Reading & Leeds Festival, England, UK

One day, I'll go..Had to include this one because it's freaking awesome. Click here for the Reading lineup  & Click here for the Leeds lineup.

September 12-13 :: 
Loufest, St. Louis, MO

Better lock up your vans, bands. I've heard it's kinda rough out there..

October 2-4, 9-11 :: 
Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin, TX

Not to be confused with the TV show! Wanting to go to this one too. 

October 30-November 1 :: 
Voodoo Music Festival, New Orleans, LA

Debuted in 1999 on Halloween weekend. Cool domain name too.



Stay up-to-date on the lineups by following FYMS on Facebook - I'll be making a poster album to make it easy! ENJOY and hope to see all you #musicsouls out there this year!



Cover photo courtesy of Lollapalooza 2013, photo by Ashley Garmon.