August Music Festival Preview: United States 2022
By / July 31, 2022

It’s already the final month of summer, but don’t worry because there’s still plenty of time to festival. To help you plan out August, we’ve pulled together 50 of our favorite lineups coming up in the United States this. So take a deep breath, and let’s dive into your next party.

Lollapalooza Chicago 2022

When: July 29-August 1, 2022

Where: Chicago, IL


The Scene: It’s loud. It’s messy. It’s Lollapalooza. You got to hand it Perry Farrell, the bizarre and quirky visionary who reinvented the American music festival with Lollapalooza, first taking it on the road in the last century and then putting down stakes in Chicago. Despite a firm homebase in the Windy City, Lolla hasn’t forgotten its traveling roots with editions in South America and Europe.



More Info: Lollapalooza Chicago 2022 Guide


Gathering of the Juggalos 2022

When: August 3-6, 2022

Where: Thornville, OH


The Scene: An annual festival presented by Psychopathic Records, Gathering of the Juggalos is the namesake festival for followers of the Insane Clown Posse who call their fan base Juggalos. Promoted as 'the craziest show on earth' the festival has existed with no corporate sponsorships, creating an intimate atmosphere for like-minded Juggalos. The line-up highlights artists within the Psychopathic Records label as well as other notable music acts of the same ‘horrorcore’ genre.


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More Info: Gathering of the Juggalos 2022 Guide


Pickathon 2022

When: August 4-7, 2022

Where: Happy Valley, OR


The Scene: Just east of Portland, the magical Pickathon springs up on a rambling farm. Stages that double as art installations not only host bluegrass, but roots and indie artists too. The festival is proudly sustainable, becoming became the first large outdoor music festival in the US to eliminate single-use plates, cups and utensils.



More Info: Pickathon 2022 Guide


WE Fest 2022

When: August 4-6, 2022

Where: Detroit Lakes, MN


The Scene: 80,000 rowdy country fans descend on the tiny town of Detroit Lakes at this blowout. There’s ten campgrounds to stake out your territory with different areas for different lifestyles. And better leave the kids at home for this one — as the website states: 'we do not recommend that you bring your children.'


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More Info: WE Fest 2022 Guide


Hinterland Festival 2022

When: August 4-7, 2022

Where: Des Moines, IA


The Scene: A four-day music festival in the Iowa countryside, Hinterland Music Festival has already hosted a number of world class acts, including Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Brandi Carlile, Sturgill Simpson, Hozier, Maggie Rogers, TV on the Radio, Dwight Yoakam, and Tyler Childers.



More Info: Hinterland Festival 2022 Guide


Mammoth Festival of Brews and Bluesapalooza 2022

When: August 4-7, 2022

Where: Mammoth Lakes, CA


The Scene: Picture this - you are outdoors among the pines in Mammoth Lakes for four days of incredible music and the 80+ craft breweries. This is Mammoth Lakes’ biggest event and the best party of the summer.



More Info: Mammoth Festival of Brews and Bluesapalooza 2022 Guide


Windy City Smokeout 2022

When: August 4-7, 2022

Where: Chicago, IL


The Scene: The Windy City Smokeout is a BBQ and country music festival featuring three days of live country music and beer in downtown Chicago. And ribs. So many ribs.


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More Info: Windy City Smokeout 2022 Guide


Mile of Music 2022

When: August 4-7, 2022

Where: Appleton, WI


The Scene: What happens when you combine a vibrant, one-mile stretch of Downtown Appleton, Wisconsin, with 200 up-and-coming artists performing live, FREE 100% original music over four days? You get to experience an unforgettable music-filled weekend with over 900 incredible shows!



More Info: Mile of Music 2022 Guide


Adult Swim Festival Block Party 2022

When: August 5-7, 2022

Where: Philadelphia, PA


The Scene: Adult Swim Festival heads to Philly for a weekend of block party events across multiple venues in Fishtown. They are bringing everything you love about Adult Swim, including live panels, exclusive premieres, watch parties, games, giveaways, and merch.



More Info: Adult Swim Festival Block Party 2022 Guide


Outside Lands 2022

When: August 5-7, 2022

Where: San Francisco, CA


The Scene: A bike valet, wine tasting tent, and local organic food vendors are just a couple of signs that you’re in San Francisco at Outside Lands. The quirky and wonderful Golden Gate Park hosts a wide range of acts and has quickly grown into a highlight of the San Fran summer. Bring a hoodie with you. Just because it’s August doesn’t mean that the fog won’t join the party.



More Info: Outside Lands 2022 Guide


Subterranea Festival 2022

When: August 5-6, 2022

Where: Pelham, TN


The Scene: The Caverns and Papadosio have partnered to present an intimate 2-night event like no other deep underground with food, onsite camping, art, activities, and of course, music.


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More Info: Subterranea Festival 2022 Guide


The Days Between 2022

When: August 5-7, 2022

Where: Laytonville, CA


The Scene: The Days Between is an intimate, family friendly music festival, located at beautiful Black Oak Ranch in Northern California, where oak woodlands and majestic meadows provide a magical setting for gathering with friends and family. Enjoy two stages of music, an eclectic assortment of artisans, food vendors, adult libations, a cannabis club, kids-zone, activist area, healing sanctuary, and more.



More Info: The Days Between 2022 Guide


Phlowfest 2022

When: August 5-6, 2022

Where: Elkhorn, WI


The Scene: A one-of-a-kind music, movement & lifestyle festival thrown by local-minded people who are all about living in the now, enjoying the outdoors, and cultivating the greater good of human hood.



More Info: Phlowfest 2022 Guide


Solasta 2022

When: August 5-6, 2022

Where: Asheville, NC


The Scene: Solasta Festival is the brainchild of Envisioned Arts & Harmonia, a curated 2-day festival of handpicked artists. The cutting-edge lineup is designed to cater to audiophiles and niche music enthusiasts with this camping festival held just outside Asheville.



More Info: Solasta 2022 Guide


Meow Wolf Vortex 2022

When: August 5-7, 2022

Where: Denver, CO


The Scene: Meow Wolf is bringing their immersive festival experience to Denver for three days of music, dancing and laughter. This unique event will take place at The Junk Yard, downtown Denver's newest, open-air event grounds.



More Info: Meow Wolf Vortex 2022 Guide


Moonrise Festival 2022

When: August 6-7, 2022

Where: Baltimore, MD


The Scene: It’s off to the races with the EDM Moonrise Festival. Held just outside Baltimore at the nearly 150 year old Pimlico Race Course, Moonrise is growing organically into one of the largest electronic events in the Capitol Region.



More Info: Moonrise Festival 2022 Guide


DAY.MVS XL 2022

When: August 6-7, 2022

Where: San Diego, CA


The Scene: We may not have any idea DAY.MVS XL stands for, but we do know that anything produced by the organizers of San Diego's homegrown CRSSD Festival is going to be a banger. Taking place at Waterfront Park, this latest offering promises the best in techno, house, and dance music under the sunny skies of southern California.



More Info: DAY.MVS XL 2022 Guide


Rock The Bells 2022

When: August 6, 2022

Where: New York City, NY


The Scene: Rock The Bells Festival is a day-long celebration of hip-hop featuring classic music, carefully curated food, interactive experiences, art exhibits, and styles all curated by LL Cool J.


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More Info: Rock The Bells 2022 Guide


Day Trip Festival Seattle 2022

When: August 7, 2022

Where: Seattle, WA


The Scene: It's house music all day long at this weekend festival held in Seattle. Hosted by Insomniac, this is a summertime jam you won't want to miss.


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More Info: Day Trip Festival Seattle 2022 Guide


Rockin’ The Rivers 2022

When: August 11-13, 2022

Where: Three Forks, MT


The Scene: Rockin’ the Rivers is the brainchild of a few old rock ‘n’ rollers who wanted to share their love of classic rock with friends and family. Since 1999, their vision has evolved into a three-day rock festival located near Three Forks, Montana, in the Jefferson River Canyon.



More Info: Rockin’ The Rivers 2022 Guide


Catskill Mountain Jubilee 2022

When: August 11-14, 2022

Where: East Durham, NY


The Scene: The Catskill Mountain Jubilee at Blackthorne Resort features a wide range of genres from Grateful Dead style rock-n-roll and hip-hop to livetronica, reggae, and house music. With plenty of campsites and fully functional RV spots, this is a camping weekend you won't want to miss.



More Info: Catskill Mountain Jubilee 2022 Guide


Hamtramck Music Fest 2022

When: August 11-14, 2022

Where: Detroit, MI


The Scene: It's the world’s largest local music festival – hosted in Detroit’s beloved enclave of Hamtramck. Celebrating Metro Detroit’s diverse music community, audiences hop venue to venue via foot or car to experience live performances by local bands in numerous Hamtramck favorites including bars, venues and restaurants.



More Info: Hamtramck Music Fest 2022 Guide


Telluride Jazz Festival 2022

When: August 12-14, 2022

Where: Telluride, CO


The Scene: This laid back showcase feaatures the best in jazz, funk, soul, and world music all with the beautiful Telluride aesthetic as the background.



More Info: Telluride Jazz Festival 2022 Guide


Das Energi Festival 2022

When: August 12-13, 2022

Where: Salt Lake City, UT


The Scene: This small EDM-centric Utah festival has stepped up to the next level in recent years, gaining national recognition for its production and lineup. Not many venues can match the atmosphere of The Great Saltair, a historical Utah icon that overlooks the stark beauty of the Great Salt Lake and the sharp backdrop of the Wasatch Range mountains.



More Info: Das Energi Festival 2022 Guide


TidalWave Music Festival 2022

When: August 12-14, 2022

Where: Atlantic City, NJ


The Scene: The TidalWave Music Festival roars up onto the shores of Atlantic City this August. Kick it on the beach with all your favorite country stars from around the country.



More Info: TidalWave Music Festival 2022 Guide


Interstellar Festival 2022

When: August 12-14, 2022

Where: Sparta, KY


The Scene: Interstellar returns for a second year in Kentucky. This three day experience features a stacked lineup with some of EDM/dubstep's best talent.


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More Info: Interstellar Festival 2022 Guide


Splash House 2022

When: August 12-21, 2022

Where: Palm Springs, CA


The Scene: Splash House is a summer festival series held in southern California and your ticket to a house and disco escape with great people and great fun. Held over two weekends in sunny Palm Springs, the party takes place across three hotel resorts.


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More Info: Splash House 2022 Guide


Day In Day Out Fest 2022

When: August 12-14, 2022

Where: Seattle, WA


The Scene: Day In Day Out is a two-day, single-stage festival in the heart of Seattle at Fisher Green Pavilion.



More Info: Day In Day Out Fest 2022 Guide


Outlandia Festival 2022

When: August 12-13, 2022

Where: Bellevue, NE


The Scene: Welcome to Outlandia! A two-day live music experience in Bellevue, Nebraska.



More Info: Outlandia Festival 2022 Guide


Fort Desolation Fest 2022

When: August 12-14, 2022

Where: Torrey, UT


The Scene: Calling all adventure travelers and music lovers. Join Fort Desolation Fest for three nights of live bands, food and drinks in the great outdoors at the luxurious Cougar Ridge Resort in Torrey, UT.


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More Info: Fort Desolation Fest 2022 Guide


Neon Nights 2022

When: August 12-13, 2022

Where: North Lawrence, OH


The Scene: This two-day country festival lights up the night in Ohio this August.



More Info: Neon Nights 2022 Guide


Wildlands Festival 2022

When: August 12-13, 2022

Where: Big Sky, MT


The Scene: Wildlands Festival takes place at the Big Sky Events Arena in Big Sky, Montana with the iconic Lone Peak as the backdrop. The two-evening line-up will celebrate the wildlands and incredible spaces that surround us through music and personal connection.



More Info: Wildlands Festival 2022 Guide


Guster’s On The Ocean 2022

When: August 12-14, 2022

Where: Portland, ME


The Scene: Spend a classic Maine weekend with Guster On The Ocean. Special shows, summer camp games hosted by the band, and lots of great music around the campfire.



More Info: Guster’s On The Ocean 2022 Guide


JamPacked Beer & Music Festival 2022

When: August 13, 2022

Where: Richmond, VA


The Scene: It's craft beer and jam bands during this single day festival held at Brown's Island in Richmond, Virginia.


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More Info: JamPacked Beer & Music Festival 2022 Guide


Headwaters Country Jam 2022

When: August 18-20, 2022

Where: Three Forks, MT


The Scene: Headwaters is a three-day country music festival featuring 20+ bands on two stages, surrounded by Montana’s awe-inspiring landscape.



More Info: Headwaters Country Jam 2022 Guide


Secret Dreams Festival 2022

When: August 18-20, 2022

Where: Thornville, OH


The Scene: Secret Dreams is a fresh and immersive weekend festival focusing on both visual and performance art at the esteemed Legend Valley in Ohio.



More Info: Secret Dreams Festival 2022 Guide


Hoxeyville 2022

When: August 19-21, 2022

Where: Wellston, MI


The Scene: This peaceful fest makes its home in the gentle north country of Michigan. Surrounded by the Manistee National Forest, Hoxeyville is the Midwest’s premier Americana and roots festival. The family-friendly event also has camping, kid’s programming, and plenty of outdoor diversions in between the tunes.



More Info: Hoxeyville 2022 Guide


Elements Music Festival 2022

When: August 19-22, 2022

Where: Long Pond, PA


The Scene: After 10 years of throwing wildly successful ragers in the big city, BangOn!NYC brings their style to the woods for a three day summer camp style party. This festival features seven stages, massive art installations, and plenty of fun camp games. Grab a cabin or bring a tent to the bucolic hills of northeastern Pennsylvania and be ready to dance.



More Info: Elements Music Festival 2022 Guide


Psycho Las Vegas 2022

When: August 19-21, 2022

Where: Las Vegas, NV


The Scene: Growing larger in production, budget and size each year, Psycho Las Vegas proves its position as a premier festival for heavy metal and rock fans. Already benefiting from its location in Sin City, Psycho Las Vegas features an expansive lineup for every sort of headbanging metal fan. Although the festival is rooted in its heavy metal and rock core, the lineup scope continues to see more diversity each year.



More Info: Psycho Las Vegas 2022 Guide


Bass Canyon 2022

When: August 19-21, 2022

Where: George, WA


The Scene: After throwing a successful dinosaur-themed festival in Ohio (just roll with it), superstar DJ, Excision, takes the basshead party to the legendary Gorge Amphitheater in Washington State for this new late summer show. Bass Canyon promises 3 days and nights of non-stop bass music with no stage conflicts, and of course, lots of Excision sets.


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More Info: Bass Canyon 2022 Guide


Ruido Fest 2022

When: August 19-21, 2022

Where: Chicago, IL


The Scene: The Midwest's only 3-day Latin alternative music festival returns to Union Park in downtown Chicago.


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More Info: Ruido Fest 2022 Guide


Monsters on the Mountain 2022

When: August 19-21, 2022

Where: Gatlinburg, TN


The Scene: It's a 3-day rock experience in the heart of The Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.



More Info: Monsters on the Mountain 2022 Guide


Big Blues Bender 2022

When: August 25-28, 2022

Where: Las Vegas, NV


The Scene: The Bender returns to Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino! The Big Blues Bender is the nation’s premiere blues event featuring the top names in a multi-stage, round the clock festival experience.



More Info: Big Blues Bender 2022 Guide


Beach Road Weekend 2022

When: August 26-28, 2022

Where: Martha's Vineyard, MA


The Scene: Beach Road Festival is a three-day festival of pop, rock, and fun in Martha's Vineyard, an island off the coast of Massachusetts.



More Info: Beach Road Weekend 2022 Guide


Thing Festival 2022

When: August 26-28, 2022

Where: Port Townsend, WA


The Scene: THING is a 3-day festival of music and arts taking place at historic Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA. The festival features 4 stages including 2 outdoor stages, a former balloon hangar converted into a theatre, and an intimate art deco venue.



More Info: Thing Festival 2022 Guide


Breakaway Festival Columbus 2022

When: August 26-28, 2022

Where: Columbus, OH


The Scene: Breakaway is the fastest growing multi-city music festival with events in the Midwest including Ohio, Michigan, the Carolinas and Tennessee.



More Info: Breakaway Festival Columbus 2022 Guide


Deep Tropics 2022

When: August 26-27, 2022

Where: Nashville, TN


The Scene: Deep Tropics is a music, art, and style festival that takes in downtown Nashville.



More Info: Deep Tropics 2022 Guide


Scared Rose 2022

When: August 26-28, 2022

Where: Bridgeview, IL


The Scene: Chicago's Scared Rose Festival is the first music lineup of its kind in the area that celebrates the culture of Americana, psychedelic indie, jam bands, rock, soul, funk and bluegrass.



More Info: Scared Rose 2022 Guide


WonderBus Festival 2022

When: August 27-28, 2022

Where: Columbus, OH


The Scene: The WonderBus Music & Arts Festival in Columbus is central Ohio's largest contemporary music festival. Get on the WonderBus!



More Info: WonderBus Festival 2022 Guide


This Ain’t No Picnic 2022

When: August 27-28, 2022

Where: Pasadena, CA


The Scene: This Ain’t No Picnic returns in its latest incarnation as a 2-day festival taking place on at Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.



More Info: This Ain’t No Picnic 2022 Guide


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