From New York to California, there’s a robust schedule for all music tastes. Rockers, hip-hop heads and everyone else will find a place for themselves somewhere at one of these festivals.
Some festivals offer much more than music. There’s food, activities, camping grounds and other extras which enhance the whole experience. Check out these music festivals and events in the United States.
Global Citizen Festival – New York
This important festival on Sept. 23 isn’t just about entertainment. It’s a rallying cry for an end to poverty, world hunger and climate change. Hundreds of people will convene on the Great Lawn in Central Park. Among the artists performing this year are Lauryn Hill and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Power Trip – California
If you’re a metalhead, check out this rock festival Oct. 6 to Oct. 8. It takes place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The opening performers are Guns N’Roses and Iron Maiden. ACDC and Judas Priest perform Oct. 7. Tool and Metallica close out the party on Oct. 8.
You could book a hotel or an Airbnb, but camping on the grounds is worth considering. You can pitch a tent on the grass, bring your RV or book a lodge at Lake Eldorado.
The Rock Orchestra – New York
Some like classical music. Others like rock. This event creatively fuses the two, ensuring an amazing performance for those at The Palladium in Times Square.
On Nov. 18, an orchestra performs classical renditions of songs by Rammstein, Evanescence and System of a Down, among others.
The atmosphere’s dark ambiance is enhanced by the candles on the stage and the floating lanterns.
The Moonshiner’s Ball – Kentucky
If Bluegrass and funk are your speed, mark your calendar. The Moonshiner’s Ball takes place in Livingston, Kentucky on Oct. 12 to Oct. 15.
The festival’s unofficial tagline is “folk by day and funk by night,” which is reflected in the lineup. Outside of the great music, take part in the kayaking, canoeing and camping opportunities.
If you’re going for the first time, bear in mind that no alcohol will be served on site. You’ll have to bring your own.
Hulaween – Florida
This exciting festival returns to Live Oak, Florida for its 10th year. The dates are Oct. 26 to Oct. 29, and there are payment plans available if needed. As for the lineup, it’s all over the place, and that’s by design.
The 4-Day passes and VIP passes afford access to all four days of the festival. There’s also camping included, and the level depends on the pass you purchase.
If you need a car pass, buy the Witch, Goblin, Vampire or Zombie packages. There are no single-day passes available.