The snow has melted and the sun is warming things up all over the nation, and for many people that means just one thing: it’s time for festivals. Going to festivals is one of the most popular ways to listen to good music and mingle with others who love that same music. And before we take a look at the 7 most exciting upcoming music festivals of 2017, let’s take a brief look at their history.
Music Festivals are a New Phenomenon, Right?
Not exactly. In fact, the first music festival rocked the world and changed the music world forever. Held in New York at Max Yasqur’s 600 acre farm, the Woodstock Festival was the first ever of its kind. It was held on August 15 – 18, 1969, and although it was plagued by rain and the resulting mud, society has never forgotten it.
Today’s music festivals are a spinoff of the famous festival, and can be just as fun and entertaining. So, now that you know where music festivals came from, let’s take a look at the 6 most exciting ones scheduled for this summer.
This major music festival is scheduled for two venues: The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on May 12 and the the Chaiftez Arena in St. Louis, Missouri on May 14. The line up at the event is exciting as it showcases acts like Tyrese, Brandy, Anthony Hamilton, Kem, DeVaughn, Joe, Raheem, and Tamar Braxton. Tickets are in short supply, especially for the Missouri show, but we have a few left.
This is one of the most anticipated music festivals of the year because Frank Ocean is one of the headlining acts. Ocean is a widely popular singer who doesn’t make a lot of public appearances. The festival takes place on May 19-21 at Gulf Shores Beach at Gulf Shores, Alabama. You can buy a 3-day pass or purchase 1 day passes if you can only go on 1 day. But be quick because tickets to this music festival are almost gone!
If you’re in the San Francisco area—or can get there—you won’t want to miss the Outside Lands Music Fesitval. It takes place at the Golden Gate Park and runs from August 11 -13. It features artists such as The Who, Metallica, NoName, Lorde, Gorillaz, Above and Beyond, Fleet Foxes, and Empire of the Sun. You can purchase a 3 days pass and attend the entire fesitival, or buy a ticket for 1 day only.
This well loved music festival takes place August 3-6 on Hutchinson’s Field in Chicago, Illinois. You can buy a 4 day pass and attend all the jam packed day or just a single day to see the events you want. The lineup includes acts like Chance the Rapper, Muse, Cage the Elephant, Run the Jewels, Blink 182, The Shins, Big Sean, and the XX. As you can imagine, tickets are going quickly for this one.
If you want to attend this music festival, you better act quickly because tickets are in short supply. The event takes place over two weeks, starting on June 22 and June 29, and it takes place at the Double 11 Ranch and Golf Resort in Rothbury, Mississippi. The acts that will appear on stage include Breaking Biscuits, Odesza, The String Cheese Incident, My Morning Jacket, Above and Beyond, Flume, DJ Snake, and Big Gigantic.
This almost sold out music festival takes place on June 8 at Manchester Farm in Manchester, Tennessee. It features wildely popular acts like U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weekend, Chance the Rapper, Flume, Major Lazor, Lorde, The XX, Travis Scott, and Cage the Elephant. You can only buy 4 days tickets to this music festival, but as of this writing there are only 100 left, so if you want to see this amazing event, you’ll have to act quickly.
Which Music Festival Will You Attend?
As you can see, there are a plethora of great choices this year, but they are all selling out quickly. If you want to see a memorable music festival this year, you’ll need to secure your tickets quickly.
Why Should You Buy Music Festival Tickets from Concert Bank?
In addition to having the tickets you want, we also keep you current on all the latest happenings in the music world. We maintain a concert ticket blog that informs readers about the latest news, gossip, and concert happenings, and we update it regularly. In addition, we keep our fans informed by staying current with all of our social media accounts. Check out our Facebook account, Twitter Feed, and our Google+ pages when you want to know what’s happening with your favorite group. And remember, if you want the best seats for a 2017 Music Festival this year, you can get them on our website, or by calling 844-425-0512.