5 Festivals To End Your Summer

Just because summer is ending, doesn’t mean that prime music festival season is over!  There’s still time to adorn your favorite flower crown, grab your wristband, and jam out to great musicians for a weekend before summer is over.  Check out these awesome festivals that you can still make it to:

Country Jam USA

Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Date: July 23 – 25

Headliners: Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Blake Shelton, Kip Moore, Eric Church

Country Jam USA, held in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is a country music fan’s dream.  With performances scheduled from the top artists in the genre on three different stages spanning the area.  In its 26th year, Country Jam is a marathon of music that shouldn’t be missed.

Newport Folk Festival

Location: Newport, Rhode Island

Date: July 24 – 26

Headliners: The Decemberists, Tallest Man on Earth, Sufjan Stevens, Hozier

Held near the port of the Newport Harbor, this folk festival brings together some of the most talented artists in the industry in a fun, laid-back atmosphere.  With scenic views, great music, and friendly people, this festival promises a weekend of fun and relaxation.


Location: Floyd, Virginia

Date: July 22 – 26

Headliners: Grace Potter, Brandy Carlisle, Drive-by Truckers, Trampled by Turtles

FloydFest, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, provides a family-friendly atmosphere in a weekend filled with music, arts, and love.  With artists ranging in musical genre performing over 10 stages, FloydFest’s celebration of music, art, and culture grows every year and is a festival you don’t want to miss out on.


Location: Chicago, IL

Date: July 31 – August 2

Headliners: Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence + the Machine, Sam Smith, The Weeknd, Bassnectar

Spanning the genres of indie, pop, rock, electronic and more, Lollapalooza takes over Chicago’s Grant Park year after year and delivers a weekend of artistry, festivity, and fun.  Featuring top artists from today and legends from years past, festival-goers can relax, soak in some sun and some tunes, and celebrate art and music from all over the world.

MusicFest NW

Location: Portland, Oregon

Date: August 21 – 23

Headliners: Foster the People, Beirut, Modest Mouse, Misterwives, Belle and Sebastian, Tallest Man on Earth

MusicFest NW is Portland’s biggest festival featuring top indie artists playing on two stages.  Festival-goers can lay back and relax with great tunes and a vibrant cultural experience surrounding MusicFest NW and the city of Portland itself.


What festival do you love for ending the summer?  Sound off in the comments!