We kicked off festival season in a big way, totally decked out in fringe, faux suede and frayed denim. We loved spotting celebs like Ashley Greene and Nina Dobrev wearing our clothes at a recent mega-huge music fest, and now we’re taking our bralettes and cutoffs on the road… to more fests!
It’s the perfect time of year for a fresh fest experience that’s a bit more intimate, and regional fests with major acts are rising up all over the country. Here are five we’d like to catch.
Gulf Shores, AL • May 20-22
Fest + beach = heaven, and that’s what this rager on the Alabama coastline delivers, along with rap, reggae, electronic, neo soul and a few shots of straight-up rock.
Boston, MA • May 27-29
Hit the bricks of City Hall Plaza for this young and hungry Memorial Day weekend event. It combines comedy with a lineup that this year includes a couple of stylish artists who straddle the worlds of music and fashion.
George, WA • May 27-30
Like amazing sets and stunning vantage points? Try the cliffside stage at this Pacific Northwest treasure. Like Boston Calling, Sasquatch! adds comedy to a music roster with a solid edge.
Nelsonville Music Fest
Nelsonville, OH • June 2-5
Not too big or too small, this fest in the lush Hocking Hills of Southeastern Ohio is just right for setting up camp, stopping at the beer garden and taking in a lineup that’s offered everything from indie powerhouses to classic country artists.
Pitchfork Music Festival
Chicago, IL • July 15-17
Pop-folk, hip-hop, Euro punk and other cool genres make up the flavor of this annual fest in Union Park hosted by standout music news site Pitchfork. It doesn’t have the rural charm of Nelsonville but it does have afterparties hosted by clubs around the city.