Music Festivals for Spring and Summer and Where to Fly

One of the best things about spring and summer are all the great festivals offering everything from regional food to fine art and of course, music. See your favorite bands perform at festivals from coast to coast this year. Click the city name to find the  best flight deals from your town.

Note:  Festivals can sell out quickly! Confirm ticket availability – plus dates and lineups – before making travel plans. Or use this as a wish-list for travel in 2015.

LISTEN: Best music fests? Rick Seaney’s on it – and how to get to them for less.

Counterpoint – Kingston Downs, Georgia (April 25-27)

  • Lineup includes OutKast, Pretty Lights, Foster the People
  • Fly to – Fly to Atlanta

Beale Street Music Festival – Memphis, Tenn. (May 2-4)

  • Lineup includes Kid Rock, Alabama Shakes, Foster the People
  • Fly to – Memphis

Sasquatch! Festival – Gorge, Wash. (May 23-25)

  • Lineup in May includes OutKast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age
  • Fly to – Spokane (138 miles away) or Seattle (159 miles away). Tip: Seattle is likely to be cheaper, but always compare prices.

Electric Daisy Carnival – New York City (May 24-25) and Las Vegas (June 20-22)

  • Lineup for NY includes AfroJack, Dusky, New World Punx
  • Lineup for Vegas includes – Oops, sold out. But chances are you’ll find something to do in Sin City.
  • Fly to – New York (or fly to Las Vegas)

Bonnaroo – Manchester, Tenn. (June 12-15)

  • Lineup includes Kanye West, Elton John, Artic Monkeys
  • Fly to – Nashville (66 miles away) or Chattanooga (72 miles away). Tip: Nashville is likely to be cheaper, but always compare prices.

Firefly Music Festival – Dover, Del. (June 19-22)

  • Lineup includes Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, Lumineers
  • Fly to – Wilmington (46 miles from Dover, served by Frontier) or Philadelphia (68 miles away and served by numerous airlines). Tip: Philadelphia is likely to be cheaper, but always compare prices.

Summerfest – Milwaukee, Wis. (June 25-29, July 1-6)

  • Lineup includes Dave Matthews Band, Bruno Mars, Brad Paisley
  • Fly to – Milwaukee

Forecastle Fest – Lexington, Ky. (July 18-20)

  • Lineup includes Jack White, Beck, The Replacements, Dwight Yoakam
  • Fly to – Lexington

Lollapalooza – Chicago (Aug. 1-3)

  • Lineup includes Eminem, Kings of Leon, Lorde
  • Fly to – Chicago or Milwaukee (90 miles away). Tip: Chicago is likely generally cheaper but Milwaukee may have cheaper prices depending on departure city. Again, compare to be sure.


Published: April 17, 2014