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Music Festivals and Concerts

I love music but I’ve never been a fan of concerts.  Crowds tend to annoy me with the bumping and stepping on feet and spilling of beer but I’ll be honest most of that happens at Disney on Ice Shows too.  I’ve been seeing so many announcements for concerts and festivals that it’s piqued my curiosity.  It’s not that I’ve never been to concerts it’s just been very few.  Remember last year when we went to see Maroon 5 in Galveston?  Before that, who knows.

Here’s a list of music festivals going on this summer and fall throughout the US. See what’s in your neighborhood

Firefly Music Festival
Dover, DE
July 20-22 2012
Firefly Music Festival is the East Coast’s premier music experience. Firefly offers three days of unforgettable musical performances, world-class dining and interactive entertainment set among lush wooded landscapes in the heart of the East Coast. The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway provides the ideal backdrop for the East Coast’s new summer tradition. The lineup includes The Black Keys, Jack White, Killers, John Legend, The Wallflowers, Tinie Tempah, Lupe Fiasco and so many more.
black keys performing at firefly festival
Chicago, IL
August 3-5 2012
It all started back in 1991 when Perry Farrell, lead singer of fabled alternative rockers Jane’s Addiction started planning a farewell show for the group. Today, Lollapalooza takes place every summer in historic Grant Park, Chicago, between the iconic Chicago skyline and the shores of Lake Michigan. This year’s lineup includes Florence and the Machine, Killers, Jack White, Franz Ferndinand, Santigold and many many more.

Outside Lands Music Festival
San Francisco, CA
August 10-12 2012
A gathering of music, food, beer, wine and art at historic Golden Gate Park. The lineup includes Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Foo Fighters, Big Boi, Beck, Norah Jones and more.

DeLuna Fest
Pensacola, FL
September 21-23
For three-days, music fans can dance on the sugar white sands of Pensacola Beach, revel in a diverse mix of live beach-friendly bands and musicians, and admire Florida’s breathtaking sunsets. DeLuna Fest celebrates Pensacola’s rich heritage and raises a toast to America’s original settlement. Lineup includes Florence & the Machine, Pearl Jam, Zac Brown Band, Food Fighters and more.

I Heart Radio Music Festival
Las Vegas, NV
September 21-22
Pop music giants and thousands of their fans converge on the MGM Grand Hotel for the party of lifetime. Watch performances from Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Usher, Green Day, Pitbull and other chart topping artists.

Austin City Limits
Austin, TX
October 12-14
In the city where music runs through the streets, Austin City Limits is one of the countries largest events for artists of every genre. Lineup includes Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, The Roots, Esperenza Spalding, Tegan and Sara and more.

Voodoo Art and Music Experience
New Orleans, LA
October 26-28
One of the most diverse music and arts festivals held over Halloween weekend for the past 12 years, Voodoo Experience is a sight to be seen. The lineup includes Green Day, Neil Young and Crazyhorse, Kaskade, Bootsy Collins, Modestep and more.

Have you found music festivals in your area? What was the last concert you attended?
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