2019 Music Festival Guide

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 By Cameron Lee

March 8, 2019 (Updated)

Festival season is here and, with more than 800 music festivals in the US alone, they have become one of the most popular reasons for travel in the country, with over 32 million people attending at least one music festival in a given year. They have influenced our music taste as much, if not more than, radio, MTV, Spotify, and YouTube. Where else can you go to catch mega headlining bands, indie acts, and up-and-comers in one place?

Ranging in genres from indie rock to hip-hop to EDM, music festivals have heavily impacted our social culture, especially with the explosion of social media. Above all, they are fun, vibrant, and serves as gathering spaces for people of all backgrounds, all celebrating their love for one thing: music.

Our favorite remaining 2019 music festival lineups (updated weekly):

Riot Fest – September 13-15 – Chicago, Illinois 

The Raconteurs, Blink-182, The Flaming Lips, Jawbreaker, Bloc Party, Violent Femmes, Die Antwoord, Ween, Rise Against, Descendents, Taking Back Sunday, Manchester Orchestra, Patti Smith, and more.

Music Midtown – September 14-15 – Atlanta, Georgia 

Vampire Weekend, Travis Scott, Leon Bridges, Billy Eilish, Lizzo, 6lack, Tash Sultana, Kali Uchis, Lord Huron, Banks, Jaden Smith, Cold War Kids, The Coathangers, Cardi B, and more.

Bourbon and Beyond – September 20-22 – Louisville, Kentucky

Foo Fighters, John Fogerty, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Trey Anastasio, Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Kurt Vile & The Violators Margo Price, Grace Potter, The Flaming Lips, Jenny Lewis, Mipso, Daryl Hall & John Oates, and more.

Sea. Hear. Now Music Festival – September 21-22 – Asbury Park, New Jersey 

The Lumineers, Dave Matthews Band, Sharon Van Etten, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, The B-52’s, The Struts, Matt & Kim, The Marcus King Band, and more.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots – September 20-22 – Bristol, Tennessee 

Wynonna & The Big Noise, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Patty Griffin, Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives, Sam Bush, Caamp, Ruston Kelly, Lucy Dacus, The Black Lillies, Steep Canyon Rangers, Darrell Scott, and more.

Imagine Festival – September 20-22 – Atlanta, Georgia

Diplo, Zeds Dead, Marshmello, Above & Beyond Alison Wonderland KSHMR, Louis The Child, Tipper, Claude VonStroke, and more.

Life is Beautiful – September 20-22 – Las Vegas, Nevada 

Vampire Weekend, Lil Wayne, Chance the Rapper, The Black Keys, Billy Eilish, Post Malone, Portugal the Man, Lord Huron, Janell Monae, Banks, Masego, Carly Rae Jepsen, and more.

Pilgrimage Music Festival – September 21-22 – Franklin, Tennessee 

Foo Fighters, The Killers, Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Head & The Heart, Jenny Lewis, Phosphorescent, Rayland Baxter, Lukas Nelson, Justin Townes Earle, The War & Treaty, The Dip, and more.

The Marcus King Band Family Reunion – September 27-28 – Black Mountain, North Carolina

The Marcus King Band, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Yonder Mountain String Band, Josh Ritter, Amanda Shires, Doom Flamingo, Doyle Bramhall, Futurebirds, and more.

Louder Than Life Festival – September 27 -29 – Louisville, Kentucky 

Guns N’ Roses, Ice Cube, Die Antwoord, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Three Days Grace, Disturbed, Marilyn Manson, Ice Cube, Sum 41, Breaking Benjamin, and more.

Art of Cool – September 27-30 – Durham, North Carolina 

Jill Scott, Ari Lennox, Run-DMC, 9th Wonder, Black Violin, Whodini, Marcus Anderson, and more.

Rockweave Music & Arts Festival – Oct 4-5 – LaGrange, Georgia

Dawes, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Grouplove, Moon Taxi, Greensky Bluegrass, Johnnyswim, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, The Original Wailers, Durand Jones & the Indications, Lucie Silvas, Susto. The Suffers, and more.

Breakaway Festival – October 4-5 – Charlotte, North Carolina

Future, Lil Baby, Illenium, Kaskade, Boogie, Bryce Vine, Chelsea Cutler, Fisher, and more.

Exit 11 Festival – October 11-13 – Manchester, Tennessee 

Guns N’ Roses, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slayer, Deftones, Megadeth, Coheed and Cambria, Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Ghost, Mastodon, Gojira, Blackberry Smoke, Of Mice and Men, Thrice, and more.

Rolling Loud New York – October 12-13 – Queens, New York 

Wu-Tang Clan, Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky, DaBaby, YG, Fat Joe, Fabolous, Young Thug, Pusha T, DMX, Action Bronson, Megan Thee Stallion, and more.

Desert Daze – October 10-13 – Lake Paris, California 

Wu-Tang Clan, Ween, The Flaming Lips, Devo, Flying Lotus, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Khruangbin, The Black Angels, Alvvays, Parquet Courts, and more.

ACL Music Festival – October 4 – 13 – Austin, Texas

The Cure, Guns N’ Roses, Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, Billy Eilish, Gary Clark Jr., James Blake, Kali Uchis, Lizzo, Robyn, Banks, and many more.

Afropunk Atlanta – October 12 + 13 – Atlanta, Georgia

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, FKA Twigs, Danny Brown, Smino, SiR, Earthgang, Leikeli47, Masego, Gallant, Ravyn Lenae, and more.

Suwannee Hulaween – October 24-27 – Live Oak, Florida 

Anderson .Paak The Free Nationals, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Flying Lotus, The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Thundercat, Greensky Bluegrass, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Snails, STS9, Umphrey’s McGee, Tom Morello, G. Love & Special Sauce, and more.

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience – October 25-27 – New Orleans, Louisiana

Guns N’ Roses, Beck, The National, Brandi Carlile, Interpol, Zhu, Japanese Breakfast, Denzel Curry, Bring Me The Horizon, Bishop Briggs, Young The Giant, and more.

The Fest – November 1-3 – Gainesville, Florida 

Jawbreaker, Less Than Jake, Against Me!, Jawbox, Stiff Little Fingers, Dag Nasty, The Bronx, American Steel, AJJ, Iron Reagan, Off with their Heads, Joyce Manor, Teenage Bottlerocket, and more.

Day N Vegas – November 1-3 – Las Vegas, Nevada 

J. Cole, Tyler, the Creator, Brockhampton, Travis Scott, DaBaby, Migos, 21 Savage, Lil Baby, Schoolboy Q, Kali Uchis, A Boogie, Smino, Megan the Stallion, Bas, Dreezy, and more.

Levitation Festival – November 7-10 – Austin, Texas 

The Flaming Lips, Deafheaven, Angel Olsen, The Black Angels, Chelsea Wolfe, John Cale, Russian Circles, Mercury Rev, Devendra Banhart, and more.

Camp Flog Gnaw – November 9-10 – Los Angeles, California 

Tyler the Creator, Solange, Brockhampton, YG, DaBaby, Goldlink, The Internet, Daniel Caesar, Earl Sweatshirt, Yasiin Bey, Blood Orange, 21 Savage, and more.

Intersect Music Festival – December 6-7 – Las Vegas, Nevada 

Foo Fighters, Kacey Musgraves, Anderson .Paak, Beck, Chvrches, Brandi Carlile, H.E.R., Leon Bridges, Spoon, Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Kaytranada, and more.

Be sure to check back as we continue to update new festivals announced, and giveaways in 2019!

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