Our Favorite 2017 Music Festival lineups

CLTure’s 2017 Music Festival Guide 

By Amanda Cosenza 

January 28, 2017 (Updated July 27, 2017)

Music festival culture provides fans an opportunity to see a wide-array of live acts over a short period of time in a unique environment. The festival scene has grown substantially over the years and with the advancement of technology, more and more festivals are providing exciting new experiences to patrons across the country. Festival is hear, and all year we’ll keep you updated on the latest lineups, news, and giveaways. Be sure to check back as we’ll be updating this page periodically.

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FloydFest

July 26-30 Floyd, Virginia

Michael Franti & Spearhead, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Leftover Salmon, Thievery Corporation, Railroad Earth, Shovels & Rope, White Denim, Keller Williams The Hip Abduction, TAUK, and more.

Newport Folk Festival 

July 28-30 Newport, Rhode Island

The Avett Brothers, Regina Spektor, The Head and The Heart, Fleet Foxes, Dr. Dog, Drive-By Truckers, Angel Olsen, Rhiannon Giddens, Nikki Lane, Brent Cobb, Michael Kiwanuka, and more

Panorama

July 28-30 New York, New York

A Tribe Called Quest, Frank Ocean, Tame Impala, Nine Inch Nails, Alt-J, Solange, Future Islands, Tyler the Creator, Spoon, Vince Staples, Pinegrove, Girl Talk,Vance Joy, DJ Shadow, Isaiah Rashad, Foxygen, and more.

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Mo Pop 

July 29-30 Detroit, Michigan

Run The Jewels, alt-J, Tyler the Creator, Phantogram, Foster The People, Solange, and more.

Pickathon

August 3-6 Happy Valley, Oregon

Charles Bradley & his Extraordinaires, Dinosaur Jr., Drive-By Truckers, Deer Tick, Mandolin Orange, Ty Segall, SUSTO, Hiss Golden Messenger, Pinegrove, Andy Shauf, KING, Brent Cobb, Sunflower Bean, Big Thief, and more.

Hinterland 

August 4-5 Saint Charles, Iowa

alt-J, Ryan Adams, Gary Clark Jr, The Head and the Heart, Dwight Yoakam, Shakey Graves Foxygen, Nikki Lane, JD McPherson, and more.

Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival 

August 19-20 Long Island, New York

Big Sean, Gucci Mane, Major Lazer, DJ Khaled, Young Thug, Zedd, and more.

Outside Lands

August 11-13 San Francisco, California

Gorillaz, A Tribe Called Quest, The Who, Metallica, Fleet Foxes, The Avett Brothers, Future Islands, Solange, Queens of the Stone Age, Action Bronson, Schoolboy Q, Lorde, Empire of the Sun, and more.

Lockn’ Festival 

August 24-27 Arrington, Virginia

The Avett Brothers, The String Cheese Incident, Widespread Panic, Brandi Carlile, Gov’t Mule, Greensky Bluegrass, JJ Grey & MOFRO, John Butler Trio Keller Williams, The Marcus King Band, Margo Price, moe., Phil Lesh & Friends, and more.

Afropunk 

August 26-27 Brookyn, New York

Gary Clark Jr., Michael Kiwanuka, Kaytranada, SZA, Sampha, Thundercat, Macy Gray, Junior Astronomers, KING, and more

Project Pabst Portland 

August 26-27 Portland, Oregon

Iggy Pop, Nas, Spoon, Whitney, Die Antwoord, Father John Misty, Frankie Cosmos, FIDLAR, Lizzo, and more.

North Coast Music Festival 

September 1 Chicago, Illinois

Ween, Damian Marley, Deadmau5 & Eric Pyrdz, Gucci Mane, Lil Dicky, Post Malone, and more.

Breakaway Music Festival 

September 1-2, 2017 Columbus, Ohio

Travis Scott, Diplo, Blackbear, Goldlink, Playboi Carti, 3LAU, Lil Yachty, Cashmere Cat, Super Duper Kyle, and more

Made in America Festival 

September 2-3 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jay Z, J. Cole, Migos, Run The Jewels, Solange, Sampha, Marshmello, Pusha T, Vic Mensa, and more.

Hopscotch Music Festival 

September 7-10 Raleigh, North Carolina

Solange, Run The Jewels, Future Islands, Big Boi, Angel Olsen, Rapsody, The Afghan Whigs, Margo Price, Thee Oh Sees, Cloud Nothings, SUSTO, and more.

One Music Festival 

September 8-9 Atlanta, Georgia

Jill Scott, Kaytranada, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Thundercat, Too $hort, Ari Lennox, J.I.D., and more.

LouFest 

September 9-10 St. Louis, Missouri

Weezer, Cage The Elephant, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats, Lizzo, Houndmouth, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Ron Gallo, and more.

Riot Fest Chicago 

September 15-17 Chicago, Illinois

Nine Inch Nails, Wu Tang, Queens of the Stone Age, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A, Vic Mensa, Dinosaur Jr., Paramore, TV on the Radio, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, and more.

The Meadows Music & Arts Festival 

September 15-17 Queens, New York City

Jay Z, Gorillaz, Future, Nas, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Run The Jewels, Bassnectar, M.I.A, Action Bronson, Erykah Badu, Migos, and more.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

September 15-17 Bristol, Virginia

Dwight Yoakam, Judah & The Lion, Son Volt, Deer Tick, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, The Infamous Stringdusters, Langhorne Slim, Mandolin Orange, Hiss Golden Messenger, Amanda Shires, and more.

Project Pabst Philadelphia

September 16 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Action Bronson, The Menzingers, Peaches, Big Thief, Speedy Ortiz, Nothing, The Coathangers, and more.

Music Midtown 

September 16-17 Atlanta, Georgia

Bruno Mars, Mumford & Sons, Future, Blink 182, Weezer, Haim, Wiz Khalifa, Bastille, Two Door Cinema Club, Young The Giant, Lizzo, Milky Chance, COIN, Russ, The Strumbellas and more.

Life is Beautiful 

September 22-24 Las Vegas, Nevada

Gorillaz, Chance The Rapper, Lorde, Muse, 2 Chainz, The xx, ScHoolboy Q, Cage The Elephant, Pretty Lights, De La Soul, and more.

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival 

September 23-24 Franklin, Tennessee

Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, Ryan Adams, Gary Clark Jr., The Avett Brothers, Mavis Staples, Trombone Shorty, Shovels & Rope, Fitz and The Tantrums, The Revivalists, and more.

Thrival Innovation + Music Festival 

September 29-30 Swissvale, Pennsylvania

Wiz Khalifa, Logic, Carnage, GRiZ, Two Door Cinema Club, Kiiara, and more.

Austin City Limits Music Festival

October 6-8 & 12-15 Austin, Texas

Jay Z, Gorillaz, The Killers, Chance The Rapper, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The XX, Ryan Adams, Solange, Spoon, and many more.

Mempho Music Festival 

October 6-7 Memphis, Tennessee

Cage the Elephant, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Anderson .Paak And The Free Nationals, Cold War Kids, Bishop Briggs, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Hard Working Americans, The Weeks, and more.

A3C Hip-Hop Festival and Conference 

October 7-8 Atlanta, Georgia

Nas, Ghostface Killah, Just Blaze, Saba, Joyner Lucas, Kirk Knight, Zaytoven, and more

III Points Festival 

October 13-15 Wynwood, Miami

Gorillaz, The xx, Nicolas Jaar, Kaytranada, Bonobo, Danny Brown, Willow Smith, and more.

AFROPUNK Atlanta 

October 14-15 Atlanta, Georgia

Solange, Danny Brown, Flatbush Zombies, Willow Smith, Young Fathers, Princess Nokia, and more.

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

October 27-29 New Orleans, Louisiana

Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, The Killers, LCD Soundsystem, DJ Snake, Brand New, Dillon Francis, Phrophets of Rage, Kehlani, Post Malone, Cold War Kids, and more.

We’ll continue to update this list throughout the year. Stay up to date on festival news and giveaways:

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