summer concerts

Stay in tune as a couple with a date night or getaway to one of summer’s best music festivals. Music typically plays a steady beat in the relationship of a couple. Why? Well, music influences our emotions. It can set the tone for a romantic date night or strike a chord with your favorite memory (such as your wedding song). Think about it: every relationship has its own distinct playlist. Add some new tunes to that list at one of these epic music festivals this summer:

Governors Ball

What: Head to the Big Apple with the apple of your eye to experience this music and arts festival featuring music of all genres, foods of all flavors, arts of all varieties and more.

When: June 2-4, 2017

Where: NYC, NY

Line-Up: Chance the Rapper, Phoenix, Lorde, Wu-Tang Clan, Wiz Khalifa, Tool and more.


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Photo credit: The Governors Ball Music Festival (via Facebook)

Vans Warped Tour ‘17

What: Since 1995, this traveling tour has helped up-and-coming indie talents break into the music scene alongside major talents. Warped claims to be responsible for introducing fans to No Doubt, Katy Perry, Blink 182, My Chemical Romance, Eminem and Fall Out Boy.

When: June 16-August 6, 2017

Where: Touring across the United States

Line-Up: American Authors, The Ataris, Bowling For Soup, Futuristic, Gwar, Sammy Adams, Watsky, Attila, Andy Black, Beartooth, Memphis May Fire, Emmure and more.


Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

What: A diverse line-up includes 150 bands, comedy acts, Bonnaroo Cinema featuring independent films and more entertainment.

When: June 8-11, 2017

Where: Manchester, TN

Line-Up: U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper, Major Lazer, Flume, Lorde, The XX, Travis Scott, Cage the Elephant, Tegan & Sara and more.


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Firefly Music Festival

What: This premier summer music experience is set among lush wooded landscapes, featuring renowned headliners and emerging artists. Sounds like outdoorsy summer fun to me!

When: June 15-18, 2017

Where: Dover, DE

Line-Up: The Weeknd, Muse, Twenty One Pilots, Chance the Rapper, Bob Dylan, Flume, Weezer, The Shins, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Dillon Francis, Kesha, Franz Ferdinand, Busta Rhymes, T-Pain and more.


Electric Daisy Carnival

What: This festival boosts itself as a fully-immersive audiovisual adventure, carnival-themed event featuring full-size carnival rides, art installations, hundreds of costume-clad performers and the largest stage built in North America for a nonstop dance party from “dusk ’til dawn.”

When: June 20–22, 2017

Where: Las Vegas, NV

Line-Up: Afrojack, Avicii, Bassnectar, Chromeo, Benny Benassi, Diplo, Cedric Gervais, Calvin Harris and more.


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Photo credit: Insomniac; courtesy of Electric Daisy Carnival Facebook


What: Some of the biggest names in music head to the Midwest to lead 1,000 performances on 11 stages across 11 days. Drink up the tunes (with or without Milwaukee’s Best beer).

When: June 28-July 2 and July 4-9, 2017

Where: Milwaukee, WI

Line-Up: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Luke Bryan, Paul Simon, Zac Brown Band, Pink, The Chain Smokers, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Dierks Bentley, Future and more.


Essence Music Festival

What: Known as “the party with a purpose,” this annual festival celebrates the anniversary of Essence magazine.

When: June 29-July 2, 2017

Where: New Orleans, LA

Line-Up: Diana Ross, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Solange, Chaka Khan, India.Arie, Jill Scott, Monica, Master P and more.


Pitchfork Music Festival

What: This festival claims to be one of the most welcoming, comfortable, reasonably priced and rewarding weekends of music. It also has specialty fairs and activities.

When: July 14-16, 2017

Where: Chicago, IL

Line-Up: LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, Solange, PJ Harvey, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic and more.


FYF Fest

What: Short for “F*ck Yeah Fest” Fest… does two uses of ‘fest’ in a title mean double the fun?!  Maybe… as the popularity of this festival is as big as the famed Coachella with artists of all genres.

When: July 21-23, 2017

Where: Los Angeles, CA

Line-Up: Missy Elliott, Björk, Frank Ocean, Nine Inch Nails, A Tribe Called Quest, A Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, Iggy Pop, Solange and more.


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Photo credit: FYF Fest (via Facebook)

Newport Folk Festival

What: Located in Fort Adams State Park, festivalgoers are surrounded by panoramic views of the Newport Harbor with the option to day-trip or camp.

When: July 28-30, 2017

Where: Newport, RI

Line-Up: The Avett Brothers, Suzanne Vega, John Paul Whit, Nancy and Beth (a duo featuring comedic actress Megan Mullally with Stephanie Hunt) and more.



What: This music festival has some cool tech elements, including a 30’ tall ultra-high definition video screen wrapping 170’ around the stage for an entirely immersive audio/video festival experience and a 360º virtual reality theater.

When: July 28-30, 2017

Where: NYC, NY

Line-Up: Frank Ocean, Solange, MGMT, Future Islands, Tame Impala, Belle and Sebastian, Nine Inch Nails, A Tribe Called Quest, Justice, Mitski, Angel Olsen and more.



What: With 8 stages and 170+ bands from all over the world, “Lolla” claims to make hands wave, heads nod and crowds holler. Festivals are also held in South America.

When: August 3-6, 2017

Where: Chicago, IL

Line-Up: Chance the Rapper, The Killers, Muse, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Blink 182, Big Sean, Foster the People, Ryan Adams and more.


WE Fest

What: Located at Soo Pass Ranch, this event is regarded as a leading country music festival. Pitch a tent or bring a trailer and prepare for onsite country karaoke and performances by the hottest country music superstars.

When: August 3-5, 2017

Where: Detroit Lakes, MN

Line-Up: Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Randy House, Brett Eldredge, Eli Young Band, Zac Brown Band and more.


Made In America

What: Co-founded by Jay Z in 2012, this festival dominates Labor Day weekend in Philly and also hosts a similar event in L.A. The fest features food trucks, multiple stages of music and more.

When: September 2-3, 2017

Where: Philadelphia, PA

Line-Up: Jay Z, Kaskade, The Chainsmokers, Migos, J. Cole, Run the Jewels, Solange and more. [Um, where is Queen Bey???]


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Photo credit: Made in America (via Facebook)


What: Billed as “art in the great northleft,” Seattle’s music festival also features the best in film, comedy, spoken word, dance, theater and visual arts.

When: September 1-3, 2017

Where: Seattle, WA

Line-Up: Flume, Lorde, Odesza, comedian Margaret Cho and many more.