Your Spring Music Festival 2014 Guide

Spring may still feel like a cruel joke to many frozen Northeasterners (it’s coming, we promise!), but shorts and sandal weather has definitely arrived around the rest of the U.S. How do we know? There were plenty of pictures of the bikini’ed dance army that invaded Miami, Fla. last weekend for the annual Ultra Music Festival 2014 party.

Top EDM acts like Armin van Burren, Krewella, Skrillex (and his side-project Jack U), Rapper Waka Flocka Flame and Dutch superstar Hardwell lit up Bayfront Park with LED lights and mind-scrambling beats. Other highlights were New York duo The Chainsmokers, whose LOL single “#Selfie” is burning up the charts; Tiesto and Icona Pop, who performed their single “Let’s Go”; rapper M.I.A.; and deadmau5, who replaced a sick Avicii at the last-second and teasingly mixed the percussive beats of Martin Garrix’s “Animals” with the schoolyard ditty “Old MacDonald Had A Farm.”

You say strobelights and giant mouse-heads aren’t your thing? Not to worry. There are plenty of other music festivals – from the Southern-kissed jazz of Branford Marsalis and Robert Cray at this weekend’s Savannah Music Festival to the heartland rock of Jason Aldean and the Florida Georgia Line at California’s Stagecoach Country Music Fest.

This weekend, the alternative sounds of Coachella, starring Outkast, Muse, Beck, Arcade Fire, Lorde, and many more, kicks off in Indio, Calif. The 2-weekend blowout will also be streamed live on YouTube and AXS TV.Bottom of Form

So pack up those coolers and daisy headbands and head to your nearest outdoor rave. Here are your Spring 2014 U.S. Music Festivals through Memorial Day weekend…

April

Savannah Music Festival 2014 Savannah, GA March 20- April 5: Branford Marsalis, Robert Cray, Fatoumata Diawara, Omara “Bombino” Moctar, Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott, and Red Baraat.  Link: http://www.savannahmusicfestival.org/#

Snowball 2014 Denver, CO April 4-6 Pretty Lights, Knife Party, Busta Rhymes, Mimosa, Earl Sweatshirt. Link: http://snowballmusicfestival.com/lineup

The Moody Blues Cruise 2014 Miami, FL April 2-7 The Moody Blues with Roger Daltrey, The Orchestra with ELO, Starship, Little River Band. Link: http://moodiescruise.com/

Earthday Birthday 2014 Orlando, FL April 12 Alter Bridge, Pepper, Everclear, Cypress Hill.Link: http://www.wjrr.com/pages/edbd_21.html

Tortuga (Country) Music Festival 2014 Fort Lauderdale, FL April 12-13 Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Sheryl Crow, Billy Currington, Eric Church, Train, 38 Special. Link: http://www.tortugamusicfestival.com/

Country Thunder Arizona 2014 Florence, AZ April 10-13 Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Cassadee Pope, The Band Perry, Thompson Square.Link:http://arizona.countrythunder.com/

New England Metal Festival 2014 Worcester, MA April 17-19 All That Remains, Behemoth, Iced Earth.Link:http://metalandhardcorefestival.com/

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly 2014 Las Vegas, NV April 17-20 Imelda May, The Trashmen, Los Straightjackets The Chop Tops, The Aquasonics.Link: http://www.vivalasvegas.net/

Coachella 2014 Indio, CA April 11-13 and April 18-20 Outkast, Muse, Beck, Arcade Fire, Zedd, Ellie Goulding, Chromeo, Haim, Lorde, Pharrell, Queens of the Stone Age, Sleigh Bells, Foster the People, Disclosure, Lana Del Rey, Pet Shop Boys, Nas, Chance the Rapper. Link: http://www.coachella.com/

Stagecoach Indio, CA April 25-27 Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Jennifer Nettles, Easton Corbin, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes. Link:http://www.stagecoachfestival.com/

Sweetwater 420 Fest 2014 Atlanta, Georgia April 18-20 Conspirator, Eoto, Galactic, Sublime with Rome, Steel Pulse.Link: http://sweetwater420fest.com/

Euphoria 2014 Austin, TX April 25-26 Zeds Dead, Beats Antique, Gareth Emery, Lotus, The Crystal Method, Bonobo. Link: http://euphoriafest.com/

M3 Rock Festival 2014 Columbia, MD April 25-26 Kix & Extreme with Lita Ford and Winger, Night Ranger, Sebastian Bach, Queensryche, L.A. Guns.Link:http://m3rock.webs.com/ 

May

New Orleans Jazz Festival 2014 New Orleans, LA April 25- May 4 Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Phish, Foster the People, Trey Songz, Robert Plant, Alabama Shakes, Aaron Neville, Charlie Wilson. Link: http://www.nojazzfest.com/

Austin Psych Fest 2014 Austin, TX May 2-4 The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Loop, The Dandy Warhols, Panda Bear, The Zombies. Link: http://www.austinpsychfest.com/

Shaky Knees Music Festival 2014 Atlanta, GA May 9-11 Alabama Shakes, The National Modest Mouse, The Whigs, Tokyo Police Club, The Replacements, Violent Femmes, Spoon. Link: http://shakykneesfestival.com/

Rock On The Range 2014 Columbus, OH May 16-18 Guns ‘N Roses, Kid Rock, Avenged Sevenfold, Staind, Slayer, Wolfmother. Link:http://rockontherange.com/.

Joshua Tree 2014 Joshua Tree, CA May 15-18 Nahko & Medicine for the People, Kraak & Smaak, Future Rock, The Revivalists.Link:http://www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com/

Skate & Surf Festival 2014 Freehold, NJ May 17-18 Midtown, Saosin Featuring Anthony Green, Newfound Glory, Alkaline Trio, Circa Survive, Brick, Mortar. Link: http://www.skateandsurffest.com/

Summer Camp 2014 Chillicothe, IL May 23-25 Bassnectar, Beats Antique, moe., Umphrey McGee, Zac Brown Band, Primus, Lotus, Mimosa, Eoto.Link: http://summercampfestival.com/

Mysteryland USA 2014 Bethel, NY May 23-25 Steve Aoki, Kaskade, Nicky Romero, The Chainsmokers, Big Gigantic, Moby, Nervo. Link: http://www.mysteryland.us/en/

Electric Daisy Carnival NYC 2014 East Rutherford, NJ May 24-25 Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, Hardwell, Krewella, Steve Angello, Tiesto. Link: http://electricdaisycarnival.com/NewYork/

Boston Calling 2014 Boston, MA May 23-25 Jack Johnson, Death Cab for Cutie, The Head and the Heart, Modest Mouse. Link:http://bostoncalling.com/

Sasquatch! Memorial Day 2014 George, WA May 23-25 (2nd Weekend Cancelled) Outkast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A., Foster the People, Haim, Kid Cudi, Tyler, The Creator, De La Soul.Link: http://www.sasquatchfestival.com/

Rocklahoma 2014 Pryor, OK May 23-25 Deftones, Motörhead, Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Seether, Twisted Sister, Black Label Society. Link: http://www.rocklahoma.com/

Movement Detroit Electronic Music Festival  Detroit, MI May 24-26  Baauer, RiFF RaFF, Just Blaze, Jamie xx, Ryan Hemsworth, Action Bronson, Carl Cox, Simian Mobile Disco, Damian Lazarus, Justin Martin. Link: http://www.movement.us/home

 

 

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