How to Get Away With the Perfect Summer: Music Festival Season

How to Get Away With the Perfect Summer: Music Festival Season

Mark your calendar and clutch your coins.




You’ll be sure to see your feed flooded with wristbands and plenty of celeb sightings in the upcoming weekends. Coachella is an annual music festival that started way back when with a variety of over 120+ acts. You can sign up for Weekend 1 or Weekend 2 which are guaranteed to be some of the best moments of your twenties. This year Coachella announced that Guns N’ Roses would make their final farewell at this years festival. All tickets for this years festival have been sold out for weeks now. However, feel free to start pinching your pennies now to make the trip! The lovely people of Coachella have even set up a budget calendar for the cool kids who could use the savvy spending habits of a broker. The trip can be pretty pricey but well worth the memories (yes, a $2000+ trip aside from Vegas can be storytelling worthy). Put away that money now for your West Coast splurge and spend your upcoming weekend in wanderlust of the shows as well as the style!



Governors Ball


For all the kids in the place with style and grace comes a music festival that meshes Indie and Hip-Hop together in the Big Apple for one hot summer weekend! The Governors Ball takes place in June on Randall’s Park Island and is feasible to snag your tickets for an array of acts including Kanye West, Miguel, Joey Bada$$, and more. While you take a look at the lineup,do not let it slip your mind that the concrete jungle is a busy place for a festival. Make sure you plan your itinerary wisely whether you want to hit some tourist spots,know where the best selfies are taken, or simply want to try out all the places foodies blog about. The Governors Ball is a massive crowd that lends an epic amount of good vibes. If you’re into jam packed shows full of beats to stay in your head for the entire car ride home,plan your trip to NYC for this festival!



Budweiser Made in America


In the city of brotherly love comes a festival on the Labor Day weekend: Budweiser’s Made in America Festival. Funny thing is that the lineup has yet to have been announced. With that being said, keep your eyes peeled for these tickets because they’ll be around for a short time as Budweiser and Tidal teams up to steam the show for those of us unfortunate souls at home with our friends and family. If not any other reason to attend, you know Yonce and her hive will give you a show for your monies worth. You’ve got 23 weeks to book a flight to Philly.




The four day festival in end days of July just recently sold out of General Admission passes. This comes to no surprise to the veterans who go every year as Lolla is having its 25th anniversary. The lineup features Bryson Tiller, Lana Del Ray, J. Cole, Major Lazer and many more. The festival which is held at Chicago’s Grant Park when in the States can be compared to an adult Wiggles show (metaphorically a place for adults to play and wave their hands in the air). Grab your tickets now before they’re completely gone. Also, make sure you stop by the Bean or stroll the Magnificent Mile with your friends. You wouldn’t dare want to take this festival stag! LOLLAPALOOZA awaits and so does Gino’s deep dish.



Essence Festival


Day parties galore in the home of beignets and infamous Hurricanes sounds like your type of party? Take a road trip down to Nola for a weekend in July for performances new and old school. Frankie Beverly & Maze can serenade you while you visit workshops focused on style and empowerment. Essence Magazine host this jubilee every summer and outdo themselves each time! Bring your business cards millennials for the rooftop day parties that are the perfect time to network. Essence Music Festival has the reputation of “partying with a purpose”. So be prepared to get in formation as you dance the nights away to soulful sounds. Crawfish boil mandatory.

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