Spring is just around the corner and with the warm temperatures come music festivals! Whether you’re headed to Music City for the biggest country music festival of the year, to the West Coast for superstar artists and art, or down to Texas for some of the best indie bands around, there is an event for every playlist. Start planning now with these seven must-see festivals for 2015.
CMA Music Festival — Nashville, Tennessee
Set for June 11-14, the annual CMA Music Festival celebrates country music fans with four days of non-stop concerts, meet-and-greets, fan club parties, special events and more. Each day starts early with free concerts throughout downtown Nashville, continuing along River Front Park and leading up to star-studded concerts at LP Field each night.
Bonnaroo — Manchester, Tennessee
Country music not your thing? Located in Manchester, about an hour south of Nashville, Bonnaroo is scheduled to take place during the same dates as CMA Music Festival. Camping is encouraged, so set up your tent for this year’s lineup, which will include Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar and My Morning Jacket.
Lockn’ Music Festival — Arrington, Virginia
In just its third year, Lockn’ Music Festival is relatively new but it packs a punch. Set for September 10-13, the festival proudly supports the area’s local vendors, including a number of breweries. This year’s entertainment is being finalized, but, to date, includes Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Slightly Stoopid, The Doobie Brothers and Widespread Panic.