Savannah Stopover Music Festival (Savannah, GA) March 6-8. Performers include Wye Oak, Small Black, Future Islands, J, Roddy Walston & the Business, Kylesa, Oberhofer, Speedy Ortiz, Those Darlins, The Weeks, Wild Child, Miniature Tigers and more. www.savannahstopover.com
2nd Annual Zach Deputy’s Disc Jam (Live Oak, FL) March 7-9. Disc golf tournament and three sets by Zach Deputy at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. www.musicliveshere.com
South By Southwest (Austin, TX) March 11-16. Music, art and film, including a tribute to the late Lou Reed. Live performances by London Grammar, Gary Numan, Warpaint, The Black Lips, Drenge, Bring Me the Horizon, Wolf alice, kelis, Kurt Vile, Charli XCX and more. www.sxsw.com.
9th Annual Jazz in the Gardens (Miami, FL) March 14. LL Cool J, Jamie Foxx and Anthony Hamilton join legendary bass guitarist Stanley Hamilton. Lineup also features Kelly Rowland, Frankie Beverley, Trey Songz and Boney James. www.jazzinthebgarden.com.
Suwannee Springfest (Live Oak, FL) March 20-23. The Avett Brothers, The Sam Bush Band, The Punch Brothers, Southern South Assembly featuring JJ Grey, Anders Osborne, Luther Dickinson and Jamie Isball, Donna the Buffalo, Greensky Bluegrass and more. www.suwanneespringfest.com
BUKU Music & Arts Project (New Orleans, LA) March 21-22. Features The Flaming Lips, David Guetta, Zedd, Nas, Chromeo, Ellie Goulding, Kaskade, Explosions in the Sky, Zeds Dead, Sleigh Bells, Tyler, The Creatorm, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Beats Antiue, Chance the Rapper and more. Tickets range from $89.50-$209.50. www.bukuproject.com.
Ultra Music Festival (Miami, FL) March 28-30. The premier electronic music festival features Djs including Afrojack, David Guetta, Hardwell and Krewella and live acts including MGMT, M.I.A., The Glitch Mob, Empire of the Sun and more on multiple stages. www.ultramusicfestival.com.
Vans Warped Tour (Various cities) April 1–Aug 3. Less Than Jake, Falling in Reverse, Vanna, The Ghost Inside, Yellowcard, We The Kings, The City Shakeup, Anberlin, Parkway Drive, Attila and more. www.vansarpedtour.com
Snowball Festival (Denver, CO) April 4-6. Pretty Lights, Knife Party, MiMosa, Busta Rhymes, Kill The Noise, Yeasayer, Warpaint, Brother Ali, Wild belle, The Floozies, Jagwarma and more. www.snowballmusicfestival.com.
Wanee Festival (Live Oak, FL) April 10-12. The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Tery Anastasio Band, Hot Tuna Electric, Blues Traveler, Ziggy Marley, Gov’t Mule, moe, Rusted Root, Umphrey’s McGee, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and more. www.wanneefestival.com.
Coachella Vallery Music and Arts Annual Festival (Indio, CA) April 11-13, April 18-20. SOLD OUT. The stellar collection of artists that will converge on the Empire Polo Field include Muse, Arcade Fire, OutKast, Lorde, Beck, Bombay Bicycle Club, Kid Cudi, Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey, Pharrell Williams, Hai, Fishbone, Pet Shop Boys, Queens of the Stone Age, MGMT, Motorhead, Fatboy Slim, The Cult, Skrillex, The Replacements, Foster the People and more. The festival also features an array of large scale art installations presented by DoLab and the Lucient Dossier Experience. www.coachella.com.
Stagecoach Country Music Festival (Indio, CA) April 25-27. Three days of live country music on the west coast. The 2014 lineup includes such artists as Jason Aldean, Hunter Hayes, Luke Bryan, Jennifer Nettles, Florida/Georgia Line, Lee Brice, Eric Church, Easton Corbin, Brantley Gilbert and more. Single day tickets are available as well as three-day passes. www.stagecoachmusicfestival.com
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (New Orleans, LA) April 25-27, May 1-4. The 45th anniversary of the festival celebrates the indigenous music and culture of New Orleans over two weekends with a diverse lineup of blues, R&B, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, folk, rock, Latin and bluegrass artists. The 2014 lineup includes Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Eric Clapton, Phish, Christina Aguilera, Arcade Fire, Santana, Robin Thicke, Foster the People, Public Enemy, Vampire Weekend, Lyle Lovett, North Mississippi Allstars, Boz Skaggs, Aaron Neville, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Chaka Khan, John Fogerty and so much more. The festival also features crafts, food and art at the Fairgrounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., just 10 minutes from the French Quarter. Single day tickets are $55 in advance, $70 at the gate. www.nojazzfest.com.
Suwannee River Jam (Live Oak, FL) April 30 – May 3. The Suwannee River Jam celebrates country music with performances by Brantley Gilbert, Montgomery Gentry, The Mavericks, Chris Cagle, Justin Moore, Charlie Daniels Band, Colt Ford, The Lacs, LoCash Cowboys, David Nail, JJ Lawhorn and more at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. General admission tickets are $90 for four days, $70 for military, $75 for students, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for kids under 6. VIP packages are available between $200-$400. www.suwanneeriverjam.com.
Big Guava Music Festival (Tampa, FL) May 2-4. Step into the funshine for three days of live music at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Big Guava lineup includes OutKast, Cake, Vampire Weekend, Haim, Sleigh Bells, Violent femmes, Foster the People, Twenty One Pilots, Grouplove, Tegan and Sara, Jake Miller, Slightly Stoopid, Blue October, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Band of Skulls, and more. Single day tickets are available for $65. Three day pass is $165. VIP packages start at $175 for single day up to $499 for three days. www.funshinefestival.com.
Austin Psych Fest (Austin, TX) May 2-4. The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Loop, the Dandy Warhols, Panda Bear, Temples, Graveyard, The Black Angels, The Zombies, The Horrors, the War on Drugs, Of Montreal, Liars and more. Www.austinpsychfest.com.
Purple Hatters Ball (Live Oak, FL) May 9-11. This eclectic festival celebrates the life of Suwannee Music Park friend, Rachel Morningstar Hoffmann. The lineup includes Beats Antique, Emancipator Ensemble, The New Mastersounds, The Heavy Pets and Nth Power as well as over 40 bands performing on three stages. Artists also include Dubconscious, Space Capone, Rising Appalacia, Greenhouse Lounge, Catfish Alliance, Locos Por Juana, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, Applebutter Express, Sir Charles, Vlad the Inhaler, Zak the Blak, Trial By Stone, Ketchy Shuby, Stoolwood, Cherry Royale, Shoes and Laces, SPORE, Herd of Watts, Parker Urban Band, Squeedlepuss, Jason Lamar & the Rig, Jacksonvegas, Love Chunk, morning Fatty, Stereo Vudu, Flat Land, Hail Cassius Neptune, Bells and Robes, DJ Ruby, MSNRA, Parker Robinson, Trillucination, LeGinge, Ellofunk, Combustible, Seth Edemik, Bit Deff, Mason Masters, Matthew Connor and more. Beyond the music, Purple Hatters Ball attendees can also take part in healing and arts workshops, yoga, massage, hula hooping, painting and a silent disco. www.jambase.com.
The Hangout Music Fest (Gulf Shores, AL) May 16-18. This beachfront festival features performances by The Black Keys, The Killers, Outkast, Jack Johnson, Queens of the Stone Age, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, STS9, Wiz Khalifa, Zedd, Childish Gambino, Amos Lee, Conor Oberst, Tegan and Sara, Portugal The Man, Fitz and the Tantrums, Capital Cities, Boys Noize, Bloody Beetroots, Ingrid Michaelson, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, NEEDTOBREATHE, The 1975, Bastille, Gary Clark Jr, Matt and Kim, Dawes, Ozomatli, Tommy Trash, The Tontons, St Paul and the Broken Bones, Caked Up, Empires, Black Cadillacs, and The Electric Sons. www.hangoutmusicfest.com.
Rock on the Range (Columbus, OH) May 16-18. Three days of rock and rebellion featuring Guns ‘n Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer, Kid Rock, Seether, Staind, motorhead, Chevelle, Black Label Society, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Alter Bridge, Killswitch Engage, Wolfmother, Theory of a Deadman, Down, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, Of Mice and Men, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Adelita’s Way, The Pretty Reckless, Suicidal Tendencies, Fuel, Reignwold, Thousand Foot Krutch, Exodus and more. Also returning is the ROTR Comedy Tent featuring Jim Breuer, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson. Weekend stadium tickets are $99.50 plus fees. Weekend field passes are $169.50 plus fees and weekend stadium four-pack passes are $299. www.rockontherange.com.
Sasquatch Music Festival (Washington State) May 23-25, July 4-6. Two three-day music festivals held over memorial day weekend and July 4 weekend at the scenic gorge in Central Washington state. The Memorial day lineup includes Cold War Kids, OutKast, M.I.A., Kid Cudi, Brody Dalle, Band of Skulls, Panda Bear, Violent Femmes, Queens of the Stone Age, The National, Foster the People, Haim, Neko Case, Foals, Die Antwood, mogwai and more. The July 4 festival features such artists as Soundgarden, Kraftwerk, New Order, Frank Ocean, Broken Bells, Spoon, Tegan & Sara, Gogol Bordello, Jake Bugg, The Bloody Beetroots, the Black Angels, Kurt Vile, The Cave Singers, the Carolina Chocolate Drops and more. For ticket pricing, visit www.sasquatchfestival.com.
Summer Camp Music Festival (Chillicoth, IL) May 23-25. Over 75 artists will perform on seven stages including Younder Mountain String Band, moe, Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce, the Zac Brown Band, BASSNECTAR, the Trey Anastasio Band, Primus, Lotus, Gramatik, keller Williams, Beat Antique, Bro Safari, Mimosa and more. Single day passes start at $174.50. www.summercampmusicfestival.com.
15th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Music Festival (Las Vegas, NV) May 24-26. This outdoor music is held rain or shine in downtown Vegas at the corner of 7th Street and Stewart Avenue. The lineup features The Descendants, NOFX, Anti-Nowhere League, Face to Face, Cock Sparrer, Against Me!, The Slackers, Leftover Crack, SNFU, Good Riddance, Masked Intruder, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, The Generators, Rats in the Wall and more. The qualifying round for bowling teams is held May 24 for returning teams. New teams must sign up on the waiting list to participate. Tournaments are held at various locations. Festival tickets are $42.50 for a single day pass. Three-day passes are $110. Kids under 8 are admitted free. www.punkrockbowling.com.
Wakarusa Music Festival (Ozark, AK) June 5-8. held at Mulberry Mountain, the 2014 lineup features the String Cheese Incident, The Flaming Lips, STS9, BASSNECTAR, Umphrey’s McGee, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, michael Franti & Spearhead, John Butler Trio, Infected Mushroom, Fungusamonngus, Rusko, Dr. Dog, lettuce, Adventure Club, Walk off the Earth, EOTO, Vintage Trouble and more. Full event and VIP ticket packages are available including camping and non-camping passes, children’s pricing and RV packages. ww.wakarusa.com.
10th Annual Mountain Jam (Hunter Mountain, NY) June 5-8. Features performances by Bob Weir and Ratdog, Gov’t Mule, Pretty Lights, the Avett Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Damien Marley, Jeff Tweedy, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Umphrey’s McGee, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Trampled by Turtles, Dark Star Orchestra, Blitzen Trappen, Beats Antique, Anders Osborne, Valerie June, Lucius, Moon Taxi, Antiballs, Jonathan Wilson, Treetop Flyers, The Dough Rollers and more. Camping and non-camping tickets are available. Early bird prices start at $205 for four days, $215 for pretty early passes. Advance and day of show prices are TBD. www.mountainjam.com.
Governor’s Ball NYC Music Fest (Randall’s Island, NYC) June 6-8. A veritable who’s who of rock royalty will be on hand to perform at this stellar festival. Lineup highlights are Jack White, The Kills, Vampire Weekend, OutKast, Interpol, The Strokes, Phoenix, Foster the People, Skrillex, Jenny Lewis, Sleigh Bells, TV on the Radio, Spoon, Julian Casablancas, Neko Case, Disclosure, The Naked and Famous, The 1975, Tyler, the Creator, La Roux, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Bastille, The Glitch Mob, Frank Turnet and many more. The three-day event also features art installations, face and body painting, lawn games and food vendors. Passes for the Brooklyn Shuttle and Manhattan Ferry are available. General admission tickets are $230 for three days, VIP packages for $500 and Super VIP for $2,000. www.governorsballmusicfestival.com.
Bonnaroo Music Festival (Manchester, TN) June 12-15. This modern-day Woodstock for urban hippies features performances by Elton John, Jack White, Kanye West, Lionel Richie, Vampire Weekend, Frank Ocean, Phoenix, The Avett Brothers, Skrillex, The Flaming Lips, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Arctic Monkeys, Wiz Khalifa, Damon Albarn, Zedd, Lauryn Hill, Umphrey’s McGee, Ice Cube, Broken Bells, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Cake, Janelle Monae, Grouplove, Amos Lee, Cage the Elephant, Jake Bugg, Mastodon, Yonder Mountain String Band, City and Clour, Bouncing Souls and more. Festival activities also include a focus on health, wellness and the environment, art, camping and dance. General admission tickets are $284 and VIP packages start at $1,499.50 for four days per pair. www.bonnaroo.com.Festival
Taste of Country Music Festival (Hunter Mountain, NY) June 13-15. The best in country music makes up the 2014 lineup including Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Randy Houser, Craig Morgan, Thompson Square, Hank Williams Jr., Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr, Charlie Worsham, Chase Rice, Blackjack Billy, Gwen Sebastain and more. Ticket packages are available with or without camping. Pricing ranges from $185 to $575. VIP passes are also available. www.tasteofcountrytfestival.com.