Stop being the person who has to hear about 'how awesome that music festival was' from your friends and check out this nice List of Music Festivals for 2017 we made. The list includes music festivals in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and more. There are also a few wild-cards in the list for example, Key West Songwriter's Festival or Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We went through the inter-web and picked our favorite Music Festivals that we have either gone to or it is on our bucket list. A fun tool for anybody to use is Music Fest Wizard - lets you search for festivals by location, type, genre and more.
Keep in mind there are tons of music festivals of all genres everywhere and we barely scratch the surface with our list. A few of the festivals on the list have came and gone but you can click their associated link to check for a 2018 update.
If you have a festival you'd like to have added to the list, please leave us a comment and we will add it to our list.
Sorted by date - enjoy!
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering - Elko, Nevada
January 30th - February 4th
2018: January 29th - February 3rd
"Basques and Buckaroos: Herding Cultures of Basin, Range and Beyond." The Cowboy Poetry Gatherin' is a six day festival filled with poetry, music, dancing, workshops, exhibits, conversations, food and fellowship. Find out more on the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, NV by visiting their website.
The Outlaw Country Cruise - Miami, Florida
February 26th - March 2nd
2018: January 22nd - January 26th
The Outlaw Country Cruise is back for its third voyage, setting sail January 22-26, 2018 out of New Orleans on beautiful Norwegian Pearl! Past year's lineup included country artists Steve Earle, Dale Watson, Jessi Colter, Blackberry Smoke and more. Visit the site for lineups, information & more.
Tin Pan South - Nashville, Tennessee
March 28th - April 1st
A songwriter's festival. Visit the site for lineups, information & more.
Old Settler's Music Festival - Driftwood, Texas
April 20th - April 23rd
A good ole Folk Festival in Driftwood, TX. Lineups for this year include Shakey Graves, Shiny Ribs, Wood & Wire, The California Honeydrops, The Lil' Smokies, River Whyless, Gaelic Storm and more. Visit the site for lineups, information & more.
Larry Joe Taylor Texas Music Fest - Stephenville, Texas
April 24th - April 29th
A review from TexasOutside.com - All of that good music over 6 days is enough for anyone - but's there's more: plenty of camping, picking around the campfires, multiple food vendors, a chili cookoff, and lots of partying and good times. Roger Creager summed it up well - "there are two parties that I don't want to miss: Fat Tuesday in New Orleans and LJT's Music Festival!" Visit the site for lineups, information & more.
Stagecoach Country Music Festival - Indio, California
April 28th - 30th
This Country Music Festival is on the sunny side of things, located in California. Stagecoach has been around for 10 years and is known for having a great festival every year. With all the different geners, Country, Southern Rock, Bluegrass and Alternative Country, there is a performance for anybody. The lineup includes Brent Cobb, Cody Johnson, Dierks Bentley, Cowboy Junkies, Kenny Chesney, Jamey Johnson, Kiefer Sutherland, Willie Nelson and Family and many more!
Visit the site for lineups, information & more.
iHeartRadio Country Music Festival - Austin, Texas
The iHeartRadio Music Festival is a two-day festival held each September since 2011 by iHeartRadio. This year's lineup includes acts such as Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley and more. For more information and the complete lineup visit their website.
Key West Songwriter's Fest - Key West, Florida
May 10th - May 14th
200 Performers, 50 Shows, 5 Days & Nights! The Key West Songwriters Festival - the largest festival of its kind in the world. Celebrating its 22nd year. Since 1997 BMI has been a presenting sponsor of the festival and has helped it grow into both a tourist attraction and favorite of island locals. The festival revolves around five days and nights where live music bliss introduces crowds to the faces, voices and stories behind the songs. For more information and the complete lineup visit their website.
Country 500 - Daytona, Florida
May 26th - May 28th
If the name sounds similar to a NASCAR Race, it's because the Country 500 is held in Daytona where they also have the famous Daytona 500. This year's star studded lineup includes acts such as Blake Shelton, Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr. Kip Moore, Brooks & Dunn, Keith Urban, Martina McBride, Pat Green, Easton Corbin, Colt Ford, Travis Tritt, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price, Asleep at the Wheel, Mark Chesnutt and more. For more information and the complete lineup visit their website.
Lone Star Jam - Austin, Texas
May 27th - May 28th
This years performers are Pat Green, Aaron Watson, William Clark Green, Stoney Larue, Cory Morrow, Casey Donahew, Charlie Robison, Wade Bowen, Roger Creager and many more. For more information and the complete lineup visit their website.
Bayou Country Superfest - New Orleans Louisiana
May 26th - May 28th
Lets head to swamp for some good ole bayou music. The Bayou Country Superfest is a music festival that has been held each Memorial Day weekend since 2010 and will be held in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year's lineup includes Hank Williams Jr., Maddie & Tae, Old Dominion and many more. For more information and the complete lineup, visit their website.
CMA Music Festival - Nashville, Tennessee
June 8th - June 11th
This year's lineup includes Easton Corbin, Maddie & Tae, The Railers and many more. For more information and the complete lineup, visit their website.
Taste of Country - Hunter Mountain, New York
June 9th - June 11th
Bring your boots to New York and enjoy country music in Hunter Mountain. This year's lineup includes Joe Nichols, Cody Johnson, Raelynn Nelson, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Sam Hunt and more. For more information and the complete 2017 lineup, please visit their website.
Country Jam Colorado - Grand Junction, Colorado
June 15th - June 18th
Colorado is a great spot for all kinds of music. Head up to the mountains for Country Jam 2017. This year's lineup includes Kenny Chesney, Jason Alean, Old Dominion, Gretchen Wilson, Cody Johnson and more. For more information and the complete 2017 lineup, please visit their website.
Telluride Bluegrass Festival - Telluride, Colorado
June 15th - June 18th
Head to the mountains for this bluegrass festival. Telluride puts on their 44th annual festival. "Forty Years of Festivation." This year's lineup includes Sam Bush Band, Dierks Bentley, Dispatch, Yonder Mountain, String Band and more. For more information and the complete 2017 lineup, please visit their website.
Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic - Austin, Texas
July 4th - View Lineup
Mark your calendars for July 4th, 2017. The lineup for Willie Nelson's iconic 4th of July Picnic has been set! Willie will be returning to Circuit of the Americas racetrack outside Austin, Texas, for the 44th running of the picnic. This year's lineup includes the return of picnic veterans Kacey Musgraves, Jamey Johnson, David Allan Coe, Billy Joe Shaver and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Willie's picnic has always been known to have a star-studded lineup. Visit austin360amphitheater.com for more information.
Summerfest - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
June 28th - July 2nd | July 4th - 9th
By the looks of this festival, we decided to put it on our bucket-list. We also added 'Drink a draft Milwaukee's Best' to our list. They should have that on tap don't you think? This year's lineup makes this one of the most diverse festival in our list. The 50th Summerfest! Performances by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Luke Bryan, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Brothers Osborne, Dierks Bentley, P!NK, Chris Stapleton, Zac Brown Band and more. Check out Summerfest's Website for updated lineups and official times.
UtopiaFest - Utopia, Texas
September 22nd - September 24th
Take a trip to south Texas for the 9th Annual UtopiaFest. In the big city of Utopia, TX were the population is less than 300 - from U.S. Census, the sounds of the Blues with a Folk sounding mix will be filling the air this September. The lineup includes Dr. John + The Nite Trippers, Lettuce, Elephant Revival, Antibalas, Wheeler Brothers and a whole lot more. Check out their website for more information.
Pilgimage Music Festival - Franklin, Tennessee
September 23rd - September 24th
The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival takes place in Franklin, Tennessee and celebrates the music, culture, and best food in the area. Folk music comes alive in Tennessee this September. With headliners like Justin Timberlake and Gary Clark Jr., you can already see that this is another festival with a diverse lineup. Other acts include Ryan Adams, The Avett Brothers, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, The Texas Gentlemen and many more. For more information and the complete lineup visit their website.
Austin City Limits - Austin, Texas
October 6th - 8th | October 13th - 15th
Austin City Limits is always a blast for music fans. With surprise appearances to secret "pop-up concerts" from major musicians, there is something here for everybody. Austin has one of the biggest and most popular music scenes across the country. Visit the website to find out all of what to expect in 2017. View 2017 Information.
Ponderosa Stomp - New Orleans, Louisiana
Another bucket-list worthy festival is the Pondersoa Stomp Blues Festival in my favorite city in the world, New Orleans. Can you think of a better place for a Blues festival? There are several acts this year and here are a few: Gary U.S. Bonds, Linda Gail Lewis, Barbara Lynn, Roy Head, Lil' Buck Sinegal & The Top Cats, The Texas Honky Tonk Revue. View full lineup.