5 Underrated Music Festivals You Should Definitely Attend This Year

Now that Coachella has come and gone, it’s time to set your eyes on your next musical adventure. From an unexpected location to a one-of-a-kind experience, why not try something completely out of the box? Isn’t that what festivals are all about?

To give you a head start, here’s a roundup of five of the most underrated music festivals starting this May through the fall. If you’re looking for a totally new experience, these events have you covered. Block off part of your day to learn about them below and hopefully end up doing some vacation planning, too.

Beale Street Music Festival

Beale Street Music Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates: May 5 – 7

Location: Memphis, TN

Part of the month-long Memphis in May international festival, the music-filled event is the highlight of it all and kicks off the month in the best possible way. With a range of artists from Snoop Dogg to Tori Kelly, and The Strumbellas there’s certainly something in store for everyone. It may be cutting things a little close, but the spontaneity should be another reason why you should do it. You only live once, right?

Hangout Music Festival

Hangout Music Festival

Dates: May 19 – 21

Location: Gulf Shores, AL

A music festival by the beach is basically heaven on earth, so look no further for your next trip. Hangout Fest brings the best of both worlds and is the perfect way to welcome summer. There’s even a kickoff party with Migos the day before, which proves exactly how hype the weekend will be. What are you waiting for? Pack your bathing suits and get those tickets now.

Free Press Summer Festival

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Dates: June 3 – 4

Location: Houston, TX

Austin City Limits and the rodeo aren’t the only musical events to look out for in Texas, behold the up-and-coming FPSF. This one also goes out to those who missed Lorde at Coachella, here’s another chance for you to see the comeback queen along with Flume and more. Just prepare yourself for the heat.

Panorama

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Dates: July 28 – 29

Location: New York, NY

For those of you who want to experience a different part of New York City, head to Panorama. Having only debuted last year, the festival has already generated major buzz and lives up to the city’s famous Governors Ball. Frank Ocean, Solange, and Vance Joy are among the many artists set to hit the stage, which means you definitely won’t be disappointed. Plus, who wouldn’t want an excuse to head to the big apple?

Voodoo Music & Arts Experience 

Voodoo Music and Arts Performance

Dates: October 27 – 29

Location: New Orleans, LA

Spend Halloween in NOLA this year for Voodoo Fest 2017. The lineup has yet to be released, but last year artists including The Weeknd, The Chainsmokers, Tory Lanez, and so much more took everyone’s favorite holiday to the next level. Perhaps one of the biggest standout moments was G-Eazy dominating the stage in full costume as the joker. He and a sea of festival goers held nothing back when it came to their looks. After this, there’s no doubt you’ll ever want to celebrate Halloween any other way again.

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