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30 Must See Must Play Music Festivals in North America

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Why see just one artist when a festival allows you to see multiple artists in the same genre or gives you a mix of all types of music? If you are an artist looking for a way to expand your fan base a festival is the way to  go seeing as people of all ages, races and sexes will be in attendance.

Whether you are looking to go see or looking to go play a festival this list ought to have one or more choices that suit you!

Name Where Genre Month
Americana Music Festival Nashville, TN Americana September
Austin City Limits Festival Austin, TX All Types October
Austin Psych Fest Austin, TX Psychedelic April
Bonnaroo Manchester, TN All Types June
Bumbershoot Seattle, WA All Types August-September
Buzzfest Houston, TX Alternative October
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Indio, CA All Types April
Edgefest Dallas, TX Alternative April
Electric Daisy Carnival Las, Vegas, NV Dance/Electronic/House, Drum & Bass/Techno/Dubstep June
Fun Fun Fun Fest Austin, TX Punk/Hardcore/Indie Rock/Hip-Hop/DJ November
Governers Ball Music Festival Randall’s Island, NYC Indie Rock/Alternative/Hip-Hop/Electronica June
KROQ  Wennieroast Irvine, CA Alternative/Heavy Metal/Punk/Reggae/Ska May
Lighting In A Bottle Music Festival Temecula, CA Dance/Folk/Devotional July
Lollapalooza Chicago, IL All Types August
Moogfest Asheville, NC Electronic Music October
Musikfest Bethlehem, PA All Types August
Nocturnal Wonderland Rockdale, TX Dance/Electronic/House, Drum & Bass/Techno/Dubstep April
NoisePop Music Festival San Fransisco, CA Hip-Hop/Rap/Pop/Punk/Singer-Songwriter/Rock February-March
Outside Lands San Fransisco, CA All Types August
Sasquatch Music Festival The Gorge, WA Indie Rock/Singer-Songwriter/Electornica/Alternative May
Snowball Music Festival Vail, CO All Types March
Stagecoach Indio, CA Country April
Summerfest Milwaukee, WI All Types June-July
SXSW Austin, TX All Types March
The Bamboozle Asbury Park, NJ All Types May
Ultra Music Festival Miami, FL Electronic Music March
Virgin Mobile Free Fest Columbia, MD Rock/Pop October
Voodoo Music Experience New Orleans, LA All Types November
Warped Tour Various Locations Punk/Hardcore/Alternative/Reggae/Hip-Hop/Pop/Metal Various Dates