Six music festivals (in the US) that you can’t miss in 2017

When most young adults plan their vacations at the beginning of the year, they make a list of music festivals that they just have to attend. From weekend long festivals on the beach to a few days at The Farm; there are a plethora of weekends across the span of the year that hold music and art to transform your ordinary to extraordinary.

There are genres like hip hop, pop, rock, alternative, and country that send some of their most well-known artists to attend festivals as well as new and up and comers who are making moves in the scene. When you look at lineups for this year’s festivals that have already been released, it’s clear that 2017 will be the year of can’t miss music festivals.

We put together 6 of the many festivals across the United States that we think you’ll enjoy this year. You’ll find information on each festival, dates, and how to get tickets and plan your trips below!


The lineup for Coachella was just announced and it features some absolutely can’t miss artists. The festival is more than a weekend long gathering; it’s become a way of life for those who attend. There are celebrities, sun, art, and a feeling of can’t miss excitement from the moment the festival begins to the last seconds of the second weekend’s end. Coachella has it’s own look too, from the festival itself to the people who attend; there are people who can’t attend the festival who wait at home to see what fashions will be present and what can’t miss music acts will have their videos placed online. You have to experience this festival once, but after you do, it’s something you’ll want to revisit again and again. Oh, and did we mention that in 2017 Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, and Radiohead are headlining, yeah. So go get your tickets now before they sell out and plan your trip accordingly. You want to be part of Coachella’s history, we guarantee it.

FYRE Music Festival

FYRE Music Festival just made history and it’s not even begun yet. Kendall Jenner took to her social media just days ago to announce that she plans on making a splash at the festival in 2017, which will be headlined by the G.O.O.D Music Family. There are two weekends that you can choose from to experience what FYRE has to offer, and if you fancy, you can attend them both. The website for the festival is calm and inviting as it describes that this isn’t just any ordinary weekend getaway. There will be treasure hunts, art, music, luxury, and fashion all in one beautiful island. The experience is a can’t miss and the rest of the itinerary will be announced soon. You can visit their website for more information.


Bonnaroo is more than a music festival, it’s a part of pop culture history. The festival, held on ‘the farm’ in Tennessee, isn’t just a weekend of incredible music – it’s a weekend that brings music, art, activities, and a sense of community. This is a festival that allows you to not only experience some of the best acts across the board in music but to make memories that will last a lifetime. Plus, everyone wants to walk under that giant arch once in their lives, and then every single year after the first time. The festival is addicting. Tickets for Bonnaroo are already on sale and the lineup will be announced on January 11th. To purchase tickets, passes, and plan your experience now so that you’re prepared in June, visit their website. While you’re there, have a look at the way Bonnaroo works to be green and help the enviornment too!

Tortuga Music Festival

From April 7th to April 9th you can join Tortuga Music Festival for its 5th year in sunny Ft. Lauderdale. You’ll get sun, sand, and some of today’s best musicians for an incredible weekend. There are general admission, VIP, and even Admiral passes available for the weekend and travel packages are offered as well. The highlight videos from years prior show lots of fun, flash tattoos, meet and greets, drinks, and the overall vibe of the festival is relaxed and calm, not rushed, not overdone. At some festivals you’re up against yourself trying to get from stage to stage to see every act you want to, Tortuga slows it down a little bit and truly is the festival for beach bums and sun chasers. To get more information, visit their website and book your trip today!


Lollapalooza invades Chicago each summer and brings the city to life as a variety of music and culture fill the area. The lineup for this year hasn’t been announced yet but the festival will take place August 3-6th so you can begin planning your trip. Lollapalooza isn’t just about music (as is the growing trend with festivals) but about giving back, art, and the Lolla experience. You’ll find top music acts as well as up and comers – there’s a genre and an artist present for every fan. The city of Chicago is so alive itself that you’ll always leave the festival differently than you arrived. To be one of the first to know when the lineup is announced, how to get tickets, and other special news – visit the Lolla website and enter their mailing list.


Forecastle is a music and arts festival held in Louisville, Kentucky that takes the usual waterfront park and transforms it into a nautical experience. This year, the festival will happen July 14-16th and headliners include Weezer, LCD Soundsystem, and Waka Flocka among many others. The festival houses several stages, places to relax, food and drink options, and because it’s in Kentucky – bourbon plays a big part in Forecastle. There’s a bourbon tent you can visit, types of the drink for you to sample, and many opportunities to find out why Bourbon means so much to Kentuckians. The atmosphere of Forecastle is unlike many other festivals, it’s a place you’ll meet new friends and make some of the best memories of your life. Be sure to visit their website and start planning your trip now. Housed in the middle of Louisville, you’ll find lodging in some of the most beautiful places in the city with culture all around you.

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Written by Ashley

Writer, coffee drinker, mother.