Spring break is almost over and that can only mean one thing: summer is coming! As festivals begin to take place across the nation, tickets are being snapped up left, right, and center. Each year that passes, there are many long-running festivals taking place once again alongside plenty of new ones popping up in cities and states across the country. Whether you enjoy a chill day-time festival or a rowdy electronic nighttime dance party, there is a festival to put a smile on everyones face. Check out some of the festivals below and see how we’ve got you covered for the month of May!
Shaky Beats Music Festival
Where: Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, GA
When: May 5th – 7th, 2017
Headliners include: The Chainsmokers, Kaskade, Flosstradamus, and Zeds Dead
Shaky Beats Music Festival is perfect for the electronic and house music lover. With a great central location in the downtown of Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park becomes a never ending dance party for three days. With over 40 world famous DJ’s, bands, and artists, it is no wonder that Shaky Beats Music Festival draws in music lovers from across the country. While the festival is lesser known than some of its electronic counterparts like Ultra, there were reportedly over 33,000 revellers at the inaugural 2016 festival. Some of the biggest house and electronic DJ’s will headline this year, so don’t miss out! The festival grounds also serve up delicious snacks and meals and have interactive games including photo booths and cell phone charge stations, so you don’t have to miss a beat.
Where: Memphis, TN
When: May 5th – 7th
Headliners include: Kings of Leon, MGMT, Snoop Dogg, and Wiz Khalifa
At the annual Memphis in May International Festival, the Beale Street Music Festival is one of the biggest hits. With an excellent variety of artists, bands, and DJ’s from across the globe, the Beale Street Music Festival draws in music lovers of many genres. Rap, R&B, rock, and pop artists and bands take to the stage alongside jazz and blues performers and big name DJ’s. Taking place on the iconic Beale Street, this festival will mark the 41st of its kind. The festival also has plenty of other events taking place and has inspired other festivals across the country to combine arts, music, and dance to create a unique weekend full of fun. Performances happen rain or shine- so get ready to dance alongside thousands of music lovers from across the nation!
Shaky Knees Music Festival
Where: Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, GA
When: May 12th – 14th
Headliners include: LCD Soundsystem, Cage the Elephant, The XX, and X Ambassadors
Shaky Knees Music Festival is the counterpart of the Shaky Beats Music Festival and takes place in Centennial Olympic Park the weekend after Shaky Beats. With a slightly different vibe, Shaky Knees attempts to cater to rock, pop, and indie fans, while still having some of the biggest name house and electronic DJ’s play sets. Alongside its sister festival Shaky Beats, Shaky Knees also had its inaugural festival in 2016 and had over 30,000 revellers attend. With an incredible line-up of some of some of the biggest indie, rock, and alternative performers, Shaky Knees Music Festival will be as incredible as the last.
Hangout Music Festival
Where: Gulf Shores, AL
When: May 19th – 21st
Headliners include: Mumford & Sons, Chance the Rapper, Frank Ocean, and Twenty One Pilots
With one of the most beautiful settings for a music festival, Hangout Music Festival takes place on the beachfront in Gulf Shores, Alabama. With big name rappers, DJ’s, and rock bands, the festival draws in a wide variety of music lovers from across the nation. Hangout Music Festival offers a wide variety of ticket options and package deals. With options to rent beachfront condos, access to VIP parties with swimming pools and plenty of drinks, and options to get up front and center at all of the biggest performances, there are tickets to suit the needs of all festival goers. With a capacity of 35,000 due to the size and location of the venue, Hangout Music Festival provides you with the ultimate party and should not be missed for the incredible festival experience it offers.
Sasquatch! Music Festival
Where: George, WA
When: May 26th – 28th
Headliners include: Chance the Rapper, Frank Ocean, MGMT, and Twenty One Pilots
With the stage set on the side of a cliff and one of the most spectacular background settings in the history of music festivals, it is no wonder that Sasquatch! Music Festival is deemed a one-of-a-kind music festival experience. With a variety of genres of music, the festival draws in music lovers of many types including rock, pop, indie, electronic, rap, house, and R&B. Last year, only 11,000 festival goers showed up to the party, however the year before there was a whopping 25,000. Either way, you still get one of the most intimate and natural festival experiences the country has to offer. With camping options available on-site, Sasquatch! Music Festival has got all the bases covered to give you one of the most unforgettable festival experiences.