5 Essential Summer Festivals

1. Summerfest
Location: Milwaukee, WI
June 24 – July 5, 2015
Recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival,” Summerfest hosts over 800 bands and 900,000 fans in 11 days each Summer.

2. Capitol Hill Block Party
Location: Seattle, WA
July 24 – 26, 2015
In addition to musical performances, this festival features resident art galleries, restaurants, clubs and stores that help define Seattle as a cultural hub.

3. Lollapalooza
Location: Chicago, IL
July 31 – August 2, 2015
Artist this year like Alt-J, BANKS and The Weeknd will all be playing between the iconic Chicago skyline and the shores of Lake Michigan.

4. Outside Lands
Location: San Francisco, CA
August 7 – August 9, 2015
This music festival is located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and features a star-studded lineup including Elton John, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Sam Smith and Kendrick Lamar.

5. FYF Fest
Location: Los Angeles, CA
August 22 – August 23, 2015
What started as just a small gathering of local LA bands 12 years ago has grown into a 2-day festival located at the LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park. You can catch up-and-coming artists like The Drums alongside superstars like Morrissey and Frank Ocean this year.