Mark your calendars, because festival season has officially arrived. If you missed Coachella and Stagecoach, there are still plenty of upcoming events worthy of your attendance. So go ahead and start planning your festival outfits now, because the season’s hottest outdoor concerts are just getting started.


Manchester, TN

June 9-12, 2016

The Lineup: Pearl Jam, J. Cole, Ellie Goulding, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Death Cab for Cutie, M83, Haim, Halsey, Miguel, Chris Stapleton, Ween, Chvrches, Big Grams (Big Boi and Phantogram), Band of Horses, Father John Misty, Grace Potter, the Chainsmokers, Purity Ring, Two Door Cinema Club, Sam Hunt, Zeds Dead, Tyler the Creator, Flosstradamus, Third Eye Blind and more.

As if Bonnaroo’s musical lineup isn’t enough to make you purchase a ticket right this very second, the festival’s schedule is also packed with comedic shows featuring Judd Apatow, Adam Devine and Vanessa Bayer.


    Dover, DE

    June 16-19, 2016

The Lineup: Mumford & Sons, deadmau5, Florence + The Machine, Blink-182, Kings of Leon, Earth, Wind & Fire, Death Cab for Cutie, The Staves, A$AP Rocky, Ellie Goulding, Ludacris, Saint Motel and Two Door Cinema Club.

This unique festival combines incredible musical performances with the summertime fun of camping. Bring some marshmallows for roasting, and enjoy a fantastic lineup that’s sure to make happy campers even happier.


    Austin, TX

    September 30-October 2, 2016; October 7-9, 2016

The Lineup: Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Mumford & Sons, Kygo, Willie Nelson, Flume, Chris Stapleton, M83, Haim, Cage the Elephant, Schoolboy Q, Two Door Cinema Club, LL Cool J, Young the Giant, Band of Horses, Local Natives, Foals, Cold War Kids, Miike Snow, Kacey Musgraves, City and Colour, Andrew Bird, Awolnation, Corinne Bailey Rae, St. Lucia, Jack Garratt and more.

Austin is the live musical capital of the world, and Austinites definitely know the music scene well. That’s why this festival is brimming with some of the top performers in the world. While you’re there, check out our favorite Austin destinations.


Milwaukee, WI

June 29-July 3, July 5-10, 2016

The Lineup: Selena Gomez, Luke Bryan, Sting, Alabama Shakes, Blake Shelton, Def Leppard, DNCE, Kacey Musgraves, Martin Garrix, Willie Nelson, Death Cab for Cutie, Jason Derulo, Fitz and the Tantrums, Nelly, Barenaked Ladies, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Young the Giant, Cheap Trick, Commodores, and more.

Let’s look at Summerfest by the numbers: 11 days, 11 stages, over 1,000 performances by more than 800 acts, 45+ food vendors and four marketplaces for some bonus shopping. Count. Us. In.


Chicago, Illinois

July 28-31, 2016

The Lineup: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, J. Cole, Lana Del Ray, Future, Ellie Goulding, Major Lazer, Disclosure, Jane’s Addiction, Flume, G-Easy, The 1975, Haim, M83, Two Door Cinema Club, Halsey, Chris Stapleton, Flosstradamus, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Grimes, Bastille, Leon Bridges, Bryson Tiller, Miike Snow, Local Natives, Vic Mensa and more.

A musical tradition since 1991, Lollapalooza returns this year with a vibrant lineup of top acts. Enjoy all that “The Windy City” has to offer (but bring some hair ties with you to keep your hair tangle free).

Which of these summertime festivals are you planning to attend this year? Let us know in the comments!

Happy festival season!


The Chan Luu Team

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