Festival season is upon us once more, and you cannot be apart of the fun unless you’re in the know. It’s the time of year you can spend your weekend living freely in a pop-up city filled with music and art. It’s for friendships, new and old. It’s for moments to be ingrained in memories forever. Some people are sports fanatics, some foodies, some film followers - but for the lover of music, art, and expression - the festival is the ultimate outlet. It’s a mindset for a weekend that you can carry though your life — one of positivity, love and community.

Below are some of the festivals in the Northeast region. Many festivals after this date do not have full lineups released. Check out our next issue to see more!

Susquehanna Breakdown

Date: May 19 and 20

Venue: The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania

Artists Include: Greensky Bluegrass, The Wood Brothers, Keller Williams, Cabinet x3, Turkuaz, Tom Hamilton, Driftwood and more.

Sterling Stage Folkfest

Date: May 25 - 27 (three days)

Venue: Sterling Stage Kampitheater

Location: Sterling, New York

Artists Include: Hayley Jane and the Primates, Folkfaces, Cornmeal, The Primate Fiasco, and Ryan Montebleau.

StrangeCreek Campout

Date: May 26 - 29 (four days)

Venue: Camp See-Wanee

Location: Greenfield, Massachusetts

Artists Include: Max Creek, Zach Deputy x2, Ryan Montbleau Band x2, The Machine, Eric Krasno Band, Pink Talking Phish x2, Consider The Source x2, The Werks, Big Mean Sound Machine, and more.

Boston Calling Music Festival

Date: May 26 - 28 (three days)

Venue: Harvard Athletic Complex

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Artists Include: Tool, Mumford & Sons, Chance The Rapper, Bon Iver, The xx, Major Lazer, Weezer, The 1975, Cage The Elephant, Run The Jewels, and more.

Governers Ball

Date: June 2 - 4 (three days)

Venue: Randall’s Island Park

Location: New York, New York

Artists Include: Chance The Rapper, Lorde, Flume, Childish Gambino, Wu-Tang Clan, Marshmello, Tool, Wiz Khalifa, Logic, Cage the Elephant, and more.

The Roots Picnic

Date: June 3

Venue: Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Artists Include: Pharrell Williams, The Roots, Lil’ Wayne, Solange, 21 Savage, Fat Joe, Mobb Deep, and more.

Disc Jam

Date: June 8 - 11 (three days)

Venue: Gardner’s Farm

Location: Stephentown, New York

Artists Include: Break Science, Dopapod, Turkuaz, The Motet, TAUK, Manic Focus, Kung Fu, Consider The Source, Pink Talking Phish, Reed Mathis and Electric Beethoven, Aqueous, and more.

Taste of Country

Date: June 9 - 11 (three days)

Venue: Hunter Mountain

Location: Hunter, New York

Artists Include: Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt, Chris Young, Kip Moore, Tyler Farr, Maren Morris, and more.

Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival

Date: June 10 - 11 (two days)

Venue: The Stone Pony Summer Stage

Location: Asbury Park, New Jersey

Artists Include: NOFX, Charles Bradley & his Extraordinaires, The Specials, Buzzcocks, Lifetime, Leftover Crack, Dillinger Four, and more.

Mountain Jam

Date: June 15-18 (four days)

Venue: Hunter Mountain

Location: Hunter, New York

Artists Include: Tom Petty and The Heart Breakers, The String Cheese Incident, Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton, Gary Clark Jr., Matisyahu, The Head and the Heart, and more.

Solid Sound

Date: June 23 - 25 (three days)

Venue: Mass MoCA

Location: North Adams, Massachusetts

Artists Include: Wilco, Dave Alvin, Television, Kurt Vile, Peter Wolf, On Fillmore, Quindar, and more.

Friendly Gathering

Date: June 29 - July 1 (three days)

Venue: Sugarbush Resort

Location: Waitsfield, Vermont

Artists Include: Twiddle, Charles Bradley & his Extraordinaires, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Turkuaz, Moon Hooch, Start Making Sense, and more.


Date: June 30 - July 2 (three days)

Venue: Snow Ridge Ski Area

Location: Turin, New York

Artists Include: moe., Blackberry Smoke, Fishbone, Railroad Earth, Ryan Montbleau, Twiddle, Floodwood, Hayley Jane and the Primates, Kung Fu, and more.

Great Blue Heron

Date: July 30 - July 2 (three days)

Venue: Great Blue Heron Festival Grounds

Location: Sherman, New York

Artists Include: Donna The Buffalo, Rusted Root, Jim Lauderdale, Gunpoets, Big Mean Sound Machine, Sim Redmond Band, and more.

New York State Blues Festival

Date: July 7 - 8 (two days)

Venue: Clinton Square

Location: Syracuse, New York

Artists Include: JJ Grey & MOFRO, Amy Helm, The Nighthawks, Noah Wotherspoon, The Chris O’leary Band, and more.

Levitate Music & Arts Festival

Date: July 8 - 9 (two days)

Venue: Marshfield Fairgrounds

Location: Marshfield, Massachusetts

Artists Include: Dispatch, Umphrey’s McGee, Ziggy Marley, Lake Street Drive, The Revivalists, Stick Figure, Twiddle, and more.

Camp Bisco

Date: July 13 - 15 (three days)

Venue: Montage Mountain

Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania

Artists Include: Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, The Disco Biscuits x3, GRiZ, Lotus, Gramatik, Shpongle, Action Bronson, Beats Antique, Break Science, Escort, The Floozies, and more.

Great South Bay Music Festival

Date: July 13 - 15 (three days)

Venue: Shorefront Park

Location: Patchogue, New York

Artists Include: Taking Back Sunday, 311, Gov’t Mule, G. Love & Special Sauce, Rusted Root, New Found Glory, The Wailers, and more.

Green River Festival

Date: July 14-16 (three days)

Venue: Greenfield Community College

Location: Greenfield, Massachusetts

Artists Include: Lake Street Drive, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Mavericks, Houndmount, funky METERS, The Infamous Stringdusters, John Brown’s Body, and more.

Buffalove Music Festival

Date: July 20 - 23 (four days)

Venue: The Woods at Bear Creek

Location: Frankinville, New York

Artists Include: Electron, Pink Talking Fish, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, Broccoli Samurai, After Funk, and Space Funk.

Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival

Date: July 21 - 23 (three days)

Venue: Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park

Location: Centre Hall, Pennsylvania

Artists Include: John Legend, Odessa, The Roots, Chromeo, Alessia Cara, X Ambassadors, St. Lucia, Maren Morris, Mavis Staples, and more.


Date: July 28 - 30 (three days)

Venue: Randall’s Island Park

Location: New York, New York

Artists Include: Nine Inch Nails, A Tribe Called Quest, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, Solange, MGMT, Future Island, alt-J, Glass Animals, and more.

The Classic East

Date: July 29 - 30 (two days)

Venue: Citi Field

Location: Flushing, NewYork

Artists Include: Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, Journey, and Earth Wind and Fire.

Peach Music Festival

Date: August 10 - 13 (four days)

Venue: Montage Mountain

Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania

Artists Include: Widespread Panic x2, My Morning Jacket, Gov’t Mule, Joe Bonamassa, Umphrey’s McGee x2, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead x2, Lettuce, Chaka Khan, Mike Gordon, and more.

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