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2023 Music Festival Dates: The Complete Guide

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A list of 2023 Music Festivals. Image by Hannah Naibaho on Unsplash.

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Last updated on May 16th, 2023 at 10:56 pm

Whether you’re a lover of country or rock, electronic or jazz, 2023 has the perfect music festival for you. 

Get ready to eat some fantastic food and experience a lineup of some of the most famous artists of every genre. 

Here’s all the scoop on some of the most popular 2023 music festivals coming your way. 

March 2023 Music Festivals

Get ready to kick off spring with these 2023 Music Festivals in March. 


Okeechobee Music Festival – March 2-5

The Okeechobee Music Festival is set for March 2-5 at Sunshine Grove in Okeechobee, Florida. 

Get ready for Canadian DJ Excision, Electronic duo Odesza, American DJ Griz, and rapper Baby Keem. 

Rolling Loud Festival – March 3-5

The Rolling Loud California Festival is March 3-5 at the Inglewood Hollywood Park Grounds adjacent to Sofi Stadium in California. 

Headlining performers include Playboi Carti, Travis Scot, and Future with special guest Lil Wayne. 

If you miss the show, don’t worry. The festival will also be in Miami, Florida, July 21-23. 

South By Southwest (SXSW) – March 10-19

Grab your tickets, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival is March 10-19, in Austin, Texas, with the Music Festival beginning March 13. 

Dive into the world of film, music, and comedy at this popular festival. Parties, awards, screenings, showcases, and special events are among the many activities at SXSW. 

Ultra-Music Festival – March 24-26

The Ultra-Music Festival is March 24-26 at Bayfront Park in Miami, Florida. 

Enter the world of EDM, techno, house, and underground dance music with a massive lineup of artists. 

April 2023 Music Festivals

April 2023 Music Festivals will shower you with music. Here are all the deets. 

Lucidity Festival – April 7-9

The Lucidity Festival is April 7-9 at the Live Oak Campground in Santa Barbara, California. 

Come celebrate ten years with the festival known for music, art, workshops, family-forward programming, and more. 


Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival – April 14-16, 21-23

You’ve got two opportunities to take part in the legendary Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Choose your weekend between April 14-16 or April 21-23. 

With Bad Bunny, Blackpink, and Frank Ocean heading the lineup, it’s no surprise tickets are going fast. Don’t miss out!

Stagecoach Music Festival – April 28-30

California’s premier Country Music Festival is April 28-30 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. 

This year’s Stagecoach Music Festival will feature the likes of Luke Bryan, Jon Pardi, Kane Brown, Old Dominion, Chris Stapleton, Brooks and Dunn, and more.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – April 28-May 7

Jazz lovers will want to check out the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival April 28 through May 7 at the Fair Grounds Racecourse in New Orleans. 

Dead & Company, Ed Sheeran, Kane Brown, and Jill Scott are just some of the artists jazzing up this year’s festival. 

May 2023 Music Festivals

From rock to country to electronic, these May 2023 music festivals are sure to deliver, with the biggest kicking off summer on Memorial Day Weekend.

Shaky Knees Music Festival – May 5-7

The Shaky Knees Music Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary May 5-7 at Central Park in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Headliners include The Killers, Muse, and The Lumineers. 


iHeartCountry Festival – May 13

Join iHeart Radio for its annual Country Music Festival on May 13 at the Moody Center ATX in Austin, Texas.  

The star-studded lineup will include Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, Sam Hunt, Elle King, Justin Moore, Mitchell Tenpenny, and more. 

Join returning host Bobby Bones for the one-day event. 

Electric Daisy Carnival – May 19-21

The Electric Daisy Carnival is May 19-21 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

“We groove to the same universal beat and, together, create beautiful experiences that will never be forgotten. … In this place, we affirm that we are kindred spirits bound by deep passion – no only for the music we love, but for the community that surrounds it. That community is why we are here. You are the heart of EDC. YOU are the headliner.” 

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Michael Calfan at EDC Las Vegas in 2016. Image by JaqulineAA on Wikimedia Commons.

Infrasound – May 18-21

Harmony Park, Minnesota.

Hangout Festival – May 19-21

The Hangout Festival is May 19-21 at The Gulf Shores in Alabama. 

Get ready to Hangout with the Red-Hot Chili Peppers, Calvin Harris, Lil Nas X, and more. 

EDC Las Vegas – May 19-21

Las Vegas, Nevada

Seismic Dance Event – May 19-20

Austin, Texas

Global Dub Festival – May 20

Red Rocks, Colorado

Lightning in a Bottle – May 24-29

Spark a fire this Memorial Day Weekend with the Lightning in a Bottle Festival May 24-29 at Buena Vista Lake in Kern County, California. 

The festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary with performances by Rezz, Tale of Us, Liquid Stranger, Diplo, and more. 

Boston Calling – May 26-28

Music lovers have quite a few options for Memorial Day Weekend regarding festivals. 

Boston Calling is May 26-28 at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, Massachusetts.

Don’t miss the chance to hear the Foo Fighters, The Lumineers, Paramore, and more perform live. 

BottleRock Napa Valley – May 26-28

Napa Valley, California

Summer Camp – May 26-28

Chillicothe, Illinois

Movement Electronic – May 27-29

Maybe the Movement Electronic Festival is more your speed for Memorial Day Weekend. 

The festival will be held May 27-29 at the Hart Plaza in Detroit, Michigan.

Don’t miss out on Caribou, Derrick Carter, DJ Seinfeld, and more. 

Sunset Music Festival – May 27-28

Tampa, Florida

Indy 500 Snake Pit – May 28

Indianapolis, Indiana

June and July 2023 Music Festivals

ReKinection Festival – June 7-11

French Village, Missouri

CMA Music Festival – June 8-11

Get ready to travel to Music City for the 2023 CMA Music Festival June 8-11 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. 

For 50 years, “the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience” has attracted crowds from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and 37 international countries to raise money for music education. 

Dirtybird CampINN – June 8-11

Orlando, Florida

Governor’s Ball – June 9-11

The Governor’s Ball is June 9-11 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in New York City. 

Tickets are now on sale for those lovers of Lizzo, Odesza, Kendrick Lamar, and more. 

Forbidden Kingdom – June 9-10

Orlando, Florida

Hive Music Festival – June 9-11

Salt Lake City, Utah

Moonwalk Festival – June 9-11

Tolland, MA

Heatwave – June 10-11

Chicago, Illinois

Sonic Bloom Festival – June 15-18

The Sonic Bloom Festival is lined up for June 15-18 at Hummingbird Ranch in Rye, Colorado. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover some new independent artists to add to your playlist. 

Bonnaroo Festival – June 15-18

The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is June 15-18 at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee. 

For all the best artists across indie rock, classic rock, hip hop, jazz, world music, bluegrass, folk, gospel, Americana, country, reggae, electronic, pop, and more, get your tickets starting at just $25 apiece. 

Northlands Festival – June 16-17

Swanzey, New Hampshire

Beyond Wonderland at the Gorge – June 17-18

Pacific Northwest’s Premier Electronic Music Festival Beyond Wonderland at the Gorge is set for June 17-18, at The Gorge Amphitheater in Washington. 

This festival is fueled by positivity and built on inclusivity, taking risks and breaking rules to create culture. 

Glastonbury – June 21-25

United Kingdom

Defqon.1 – June 22-25

Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands

Summer SEEquence – June 22-24

Asheville, North Carolina

Summerfest – June 22-24, June 29-July 1, July 6-8

The ultimate Summerfest has three chances for music lovers to enjoy the fun in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

From June 22-24, June 29 through July 1, and July 6-8, attendees can enjoy the more than 800 acts and more than 1,000 performances across 12 stages from Eric Church to Elle King to Imagine Dragons. 

Escapade Music Festival – June 23-25

Ontario, Canada

Get Funky – June 23-24

Magna, UT

The Summer Smash – June 23-25

Bridgeview, Illinois

Day Trip – June 24-25

Long Beach, California

Resonance Music & Arts Festival – June 29-July 1

Garrettsville, Ohio

The Peach Music Festival – June 29-July 2

Scranton, PA

July 2023 Music Festivals

DeadRocks – July 2-3

Red Rocks Amphitheater, Colorado

Electric Love – July 6-8

Satzburgring, Austria

Exit Music Festival – July 6-9

Petrovaradin, Serbia

Mad Cool – July 6-8

Madrid, Spain

Wobble Coliseum – July 7-8

Hampton, VA

Bass Coast – July 7-10

British Colombia, Canada

Ultra Europe – July 7-9

Split, Croatia

AirBeat One – July 12-16

Neustadt-Glewe, Germany

Northern Lights – July 14-16

Piercy, California

Sound Haven – July 20-23

Whitwell, TN

Above & Beyond Group Therapy Weekender – July 21-23

The Gorge Amphitheater, WA

Global Dance Festival – July 21-22

Denver, CO

Toxic Summer – July 21-22

San Fransisco, CA

Rolling Loud Miami – July 21-23

Mami, FL

Shambhala – July 21-24

British Columbia, Canada

Tomorrowland – July 21-30

Boom, Belgium

Fvded In The Park – July 23-24

British Columbia, Canada

Big Dub – July 25-30

Artemas, PA

August 2023 Music Festivals

Have one last party before the kids go back to school with these August 2023 music festivals. 

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Lollapalooza Chicago Welcome Sign in 2017. Image by Lacrossewi on Wikimedia Commons.

Lollapalooza – Aug 3-6

Don’t miss out on the return of Lollapalooza Aug. 3-6, at Grant Park in Chicago. 

Complete with nine stages featuring more than 170 bands from around the world, its no wonder its one of the most popular music fests. 

Osheaga Music Festival – Aug 4-6

Montreal, Canada

Veld Music Festival – Aug 4-6

Toronto, Canada

Watershed Festival – Aug 4-6

The Watershed Festival is Aug. 4-6 in George, Washington. 

Come together for three days of country music and camping, and party with Luke Bryan, Cody Johnson, and Keith Urban. 

Hard Summer Music Festival – Aug 5-6

Hard Summer Music Festival is Aug. 5-6 at the LA Memorial Coliseum Exposition Park and BMO Stadium in Fontana, California.

Founded by DJ Destructo, this festival is an iconic one for EDM music lovers.

Das Energi – Aug 11-12

Salt Lake City, UT

Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival – Aug 11-13

The Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival is set for Aug. 11-13 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California. 

The lineup for 2023 is yet to be announced, but as the largest independently owned music fest in the United States that grosses nearly $30 million each year, it’s sure to deliver. 

IleSoniq – Aug 11-13

Montreal, Canada

Elements Lakewood Music & Arts Festival – Aug 11-14

Elements Lakewood Music & Arts Festival is Aug. 11-14 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. 

Get ready for the “Northeast’s immersive car camping festival, featuring three days of music, art, and adventure.”

Splash House Music Festival – Aug 11-20

Palm Springs, CA

Moon Rise Festival – Aug 12-13

Baltimore, MD

Secret Dreams – Aug 17-19

Thornville, OH

Breakaway MI Music Festival – Aug 18-19

Grand Rapids, MI

Deep Tropics Music Fest – Aug 18-19

Nashville, TN

Bass Canyon – Aug 18-20

The Gorge, WA

Interstellar – Aug 19-20

San Pedro, CA

Creamfields – Aug 24-27

Darebury, UK

Breakaway OH Fest – Aug 25-26

Columbus, OH

The Homie Collective Campout – Aug 25-27

Greenfield, MA

Burning Man – Aug 27-Sept 4

Black Rock Desert, NV

September 2023 Music Festivals

ARC Music Festival – Sept 1-3

Known as the Best New Festival in the USA, the Arc Music Festival is coming up Sept. 1-3 at Union Park in Chicago. 

Join the party that doesn’t stop after dark. 

Electric Zoo – Sept 1-3

Electric Zoo is scheduled for Sept. 1-3 at Randall’s Island Park in New York City.

This electronic music festival is sure to deliver yet again as it brings the top names in electronic music in one place. 

North Coast Music Festival – Sept 1-3

Chicago, IL

Bumbershoot Music Festival – Sept 2-3

Seattle, WA

Made In America – Sept 2-4

Philadelphia, PA

Dancefestopia – Sept 4-10

Kansas City, MO

Fire Lights Music and Arts Festival – Sept 14-17

Atlanta, GA

Imagine Music Festival – Sept 14-17

The Imagine Music Festival is September 14-17 at Kingston Downs in Atlanta, Georgia.  

Pre-sale tickets are now available for Atlanta’s largest EDM camping festival. 

Music Midtown – Sept 15-17

Atlanta, GA

Nocturnal Wonderland – Sept 16-17

San Bernardino, CA

Louder Than Life Rock Festival – Sept 21-24

The Louder Than Life Rock Festival is Sept. 21-24 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Don’t miss out on the largest rock festival in America.