There Are A Ton Of Music Festivals Happening This October!
By / October 6, 2021


As festival season winds down into October…oh wait, turns we are not winding down at all. October is the new August and we’ve got a full slate of fests currently scheduled for the spookiest month. As always, schedules, artists, and dates may change so stay flexible and follow your favorite fests on social media.


When: September 3-October 9, 2021

Where: US Tour

The Scene: This traveling music festival brings a top-notch lineup of hip-hop across Texas every May. This high-energy show now takes place for a single day in Dallas, Austin, and Houston. With alumni like Chance the Rapper, Cashmere Cat, Denzel Curry, Travis Scott, Vic Mensa, Kaytranada and A$AP Ferg, JMBLYA always has a sweet roster of talent.

The Lineup:

More Info: JMBLYA 2021 Guide

Infrasound Music Festival 2021

When: September 30-October 3, 2021

Where: Ellendale, MN

The Scene: This underground electronic and camping festival takes place in Wisconsin every summer. The lineup is known for its hard hitting bass and dubstep along with an outstanding sound system.

More Info: Infrasound Music Festival 2021 Guide

Ohana Encore Weekend 2021

When: October 1-2, 2021

Where: Dana Point, CA

The Scene: Ohana Festival hosted by Pearl Jam will be having a SECOND weekend of music in Los Angeles!

More Info: Ohana Encore Weekend 2021 Guide

Firewater Festival 2021

When: October 1-2, 2021

Where: La Cygne, KS

The Scene: Road warriors Whiskey Myers are taking their live show to the next level with the exciting announcement of their curated three-day event, Firewater Music Festival.

More Info: Firewater Festival 2021 Guide

Gasparilla Music Festival 2021

When: October 1-3, 2021

Where: Tampa, FL

The Scene: The non-profit Gasparilla Music Festival is putting downtown on the map with this annual fest that typically takes place in the spring. The community based festival packs in a mix of indie rock and roots with alumni like Best Coast, Dr. Dog, Dawes, The Flaming Lips, and Modest Mouse.

More Info: Gasparilla Music Festival 2021 Guide

Beyond Wonderland at The Gorge 2021

When: October 1-2, 2021

Where: George, WA

The Scene: Beyond the Wonderland is heading to the legendary Gorge for the electronic dance music party of the summer!

More Info: Beyond Wonderland at The Gorge 2021 Guide

Austin City Limits 2021

When: October 1-10, 2021

Where: Austin, TX

The Scene: Named after the venerable PBS series, the Austin City Limits Festival heads into its second decade stronger than ever. The traditional lineup announcement leads to a flurry of praise and criticism from the hip kids, but the love for this festival is so strong that ACL added a second weekend and continues to sell out.

More Info: Austin City Limits 2021 Guide

Mempho Fest 2021

When: October 1-3, 2021

Where: Memphis, TN

The Scene: Mempho Fest features some of music's biggest names, over three days, playing in the most legendary music city on earth.

More Info: Mempho Fest 2021 Guide

Flood City Festival 2021

When: October 1-2, 2021

Where: Johnstown, PA

The Scene: The AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival is a two-day celebration of American roots music attracting thousands of enthusiastic music fans to Johnstown, Pennsylvania every summer. The festival is typically held the first weekend in August.

More Info: Flood City Festival 2021 Guide

Breakaway Festival North Carolina 2021

When: October 1-2, 2021

Where: Charlotte, NC

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 North Carolina 2021 Guide

Spring Awakening 2021

When: October 2-3, 2021

Where: Chicago, IL

The Scene: The Spring Awakening Festival continues to supply Chicago with a summertime burst of EDM cacophony. There’s over 100 artists on the bill supported by trippy stage production like fireworks, smoke plumes, and pyrotechnics.

More Info: Spring Awakening 2021 Guide

High Ground Festival 2021

When: October 2, 2021

Where: Denver, CO

The Scene: Debuting in October of 2021, High Ground embarks on a festival experience that fuses music, narrative, immersive art, cannabis, and nature. This is a festival for those who wish to dive deeper and experience more. We are a community that connects, explores, grows, and experiences something new together.

More Info: High Ground Festival 2021 Guide

Aftershock Festival 2021

When: October 7-10, 2021

Where: Sacramento, CA

The Scene: California's biggest rock festival storms into Sacramento with a powerful lineup of rock and metal favorites. With alumni like Megadeth, Korn, Ozzy Osbourne, Nine Inch Nails, Godsmack, Alice in Chains, and System of a Down, this is the place to see genre legends in the western United States along with up-and-comers to the scene.

More Info: Aftershock Festival 2021 Guide

Hillberry 2021

When: October 8-10, 2021

Where: Eureka Springs, AR

The Scene: 'The Harvest Moon Festival launched spontaneously in 2015 and has already emerged as the premier jamgrass event in the region. Hosted in the heart of the Ozark Mountains on the stunning DHP property known as The Farm, the region has a rich history with bluegrass music, and Hillberry honors this past while ushering in this continually unfolding story of music, mountains, and community. With attendance capped at 3000, attendees can expect a truly intimate festival and camping experience.'

More Info: Hillberry 2021 Guide

Rooster Walk 2021

When: October 8-10, 2021

Where: Axton, VA

The Scene: Making the most out of tragedy, Rooster Walk was started to celebrate the lives of two childhood friends that passed away. With a mission to create a festival that could fund a scholarship, the Rooster Walk Music and Arts was born. A decade later, this festival for charity has become a centerpiece event of the region.

More Info: Rooster Walk 2021 Guide

One Musicfest 2021

When: October 9-10, 2021

Where: Atlanta, GA

The Scene: 'One Musicfest will take place on multiple stages and will serve as the ultimate mashup of innovative urban alternative acts with over eleven hours of non-stop music. One Musicfest is the only place to see this roster of incredible acts join together for One purpose - which is to witness a wide variety of sounds, from rock to hip-hop, electro, reggae, funk, disco, house, alternative and soul while having your musical senses stimulated.'

More Info: One Musicfest 2021 Guide

UtopiaFest 2021

When: October 15-16, 2021

Where: Burnet, TX

The Scene: This family-friendly festival in Texas features two main stages with no overlapping sets along with free car camping, lake swimming, yoga, and hiking. The venue, less than an hour from Austin is located it what's known locally as Texas hill country.

More Info: UtopiaFest 2021 Guide

Dirtybird Campout 2021

When: October 15-17, 2021

Where: Waterford, CA

The Scene: It's summer camp for adults at the annual Dirtybird Campout! Hosted by the folks at the Dirtybird label, this electronic-themed campout is all about non-stop entertainment. Wood carving, knot tying, tug-of-war, dodgeball, talent shows, and of course, tons of music. This southern California experience has even been adapted for a spring-time east coast version.

More Info: Dirtybird Campout 2021 Guide

Huichica Festival 2021

When: October 15-16, 2021

Where: Sonoma, CA

The Scene: 'In the vineyards of Gundlach Bundchu Winery, Huichica Sonoma offers 2 days of music, wines and artisanal food in a laid back, family-friendly atmosphere.'

The Lineup: ,

More Info: Huichica Festival 2021 Guide

All Things Go Festival 2021

When: October 16, 2021

Where: Columbia, MD

The Scene: The All Things Go Music Festival is moving to a new and improved Merriweather Post Pavilion in 2021. This year's festival is expanding to two stages with 16 artist performances.

The Lineup: , ,

More Info: All Things Go Festival 2021 Guide

EDC Las Vegas 2021

When: October 21-24, 2021

Where: Las Vegas, NV

The Scene: The Electric Daisy Carnival brings all the glitter and glam of Las Vegas to this three-day celebration of electronic music. Now a worldwide phenomenon, there's no place like home for the flagship version of EDC, which shows off hundreds of performers set to the backdrop of a full-sized carnival.

More Info: EDC Las Vegas 2021 Guide

Hangtown Music Festival 2021

When: October 21-24, 2021

Where: Placerville, CA

The Scene: The Halloween Hangtown Ball takes place in the Sierra foothills with a wide variety of musical experiences and artist collaborations. There will be late night shows, costume themes and contests, parades, food, wine, an arts & craft faire, a Kidzone with family activities such as pumpkin carving with members of Railroad Earth, and much more.

More Info: Hangtown Music Festival 2021 Guide

Reggae Rise Up 2021

When: October 21-24, 2021

Where: St. Petersburg, FL

The Scene: Reggae Rise Up Florida returns to Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, Florida in March for 3 full days full of positive vibes and great music!

More Info: Reggae Rise Up 2021 Guide

III Points 2021

When: October 22-23, 2021

Where: Miami, FL

The Scene: Returning each year to the hipster haven of Wynwood in Miami, Florida, III Points brings an eclectic mix of modern music for festival attendees in South Florida. The festival promises to be a discovery expedition of music and art alike that attendees will fall in love with. The blend of artistic expression across multiple genres proves a point in featuring the best of pop culture in the lineup each year.

More Info: III Points 2021 Guide

Rolling Loud NYC 2021

When: October 28-30, 2021

Where: New York City, NY

The Scene: The largest hip-hop festival in the world that started in Miami, Florida is coming to NYC. Some of the biggest names in the business have already played this festival including Kendrick Lamar, Future, Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Lil B, Post Malone, Migos, Kodak Black, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty, and more.

More Info: Rolling Loud NYC 2021 Guide

Suwannee Hulaween 2021

When: October 28-31, 2021

Where: Live Oak, FL

The Scene: Halloween's jammiest music festival, Suwanee Hulaween, takes place annually at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Hosted by The String Cheese Incident (who play two sets every evening), the jam band filled lineup features multiple stages filled with fans dressed up for the event.

More Info: Suwannee Hulaween 2021 Guide

Levitation 2021

When: October 28-31, 2021

Where: Austin, TX

The Scene: Formally known as the Austin Psych Fest, Levitation has pushed out editions to Vancouver and Paris. But the home-base always remains in Texas where the flagship festival takes over Carson Creek Ranch near Austin. Founded by local psych heroes, The Black Angels, this DIY fest is like nothing else on the Texas festival schedule.

More Info: Levitation 2021 Guide

Get Freaky 2021

When: October 29-30, 2021

Where: Salt Lake City, UT

The Scene: Get Freaky is an annual electronic music festival held during Halloween in Salt Lake City, Utah. The two-day event takes place at The Great Saltair, a unique venue that sits on a picturesque spot overlooking the Great Salt Lake.

More Info: Get Freaky 2021 Guide

Outside Lands 2021

When: October 29-31, 2021

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 2021 Guide

Freaky Deaky 2021

When: October 29-30, 2021

Where: Houston, TX

The Scene: It's Texas meets Halloween meets dance party when Freaky Deaky lands in Houston. The wildest costume party in the south gets spooky at the Sam Houston Race Park with some of the hottest names in the EDM scene.

More Info: Freaky Deaky 2021 Guide

Escape Halloween 2021

When: October 29-30, 2021

Where: San Bernardino, CA

The Scene: Held in Southern California, Escape: Psycho Circus is an annual electronic festival running over Halloween. Continuing their impressive repertoire of festivals produced by the brand Insomniac, Escape: Psycho Circus promises to deliver spooky vibes and a top electronic lineup to festival attendees. Taking the Halloween spirit to heart, the festival also features themed stages, immersive art installations and costumed performers lurking the festival grounds.

More Info: Escape Halloween 2021 Guide

Boo! Seattle 2021

When: October 29-30, 2021

Where: Seattle, WA

The Scene: Prepare yourself for two nights of monstrous beats and dance among the skeletons, ghouls, goblins, and frightfully fun characters who haunt this festival in downtown Seattle.

The Lineup: ,

More Info: Boo! Seattle 2021 Guide

Shaky Knees Festival 2021

When: October 22-24, 2021

Where: Atlanta, GA

The Scene: Drawing in nearly 40,000 attendees, Shaky Knees Festival brings a highly desired indie scene to the streets of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. In an era where most festival headliners feature a variation of EDM/DJ acts, Shaky Knees lives to show another side of modern day music.

More Info: Shaky Knees Festival 2021 Guide

Blended Festival San Diego 2021

When: October 15-16, 2021

Where: San Diego, CA

The Scene: Wine meets music at the Blended Festival, a celebration of social gatherings taking place in Austin, San Diego, and Nashville. The days start off with local DJs and bands setting the mood for a wine centric day-drinking event leading up to the evening headliners.

The Lineup:

More Info: Blended Festival San Diego 2021 Guide

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