South by Southwest in Austin, TX
When: March 13-22
Where: Austin, TX
South by Southwest is one of the best festivals that covers raw talent and new talent. You watch bands are supposed to be the next Kings of Leon or the next Lana Del Rey. This is the festival that all future stars play at. There are also big names in attendance from time to time, but the main attraction of this festival is to uncover new bands and talent.
Austin, of course, as a city is known for its live music, great bar scene and all forms of art. The city of Austin has become in some ways, Texas’ heart of entertainment and culture. Definitely a great city to check out.
Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida
When: March 27-29
Where: Miami, FL
This year’s lineup: Avicii, David Guetta, Skrillex, Kiesza, Tiësto, Eric Prydz, Steve Aoki, Krewella, Die Antwoord, Gorgon City.
This is the best EDM festival in all of North America. Plus, Miami is an awesome place to visit during spring. Although, originally the festival was a two-week affair, it has now been condensed to one great weekend.
Coachella in Indio, CA
When: April 10-12, April 17-19
Where: Indio, CA
This is one of the best festivals with some of the biggest names in the world music today and in history. A few years ago, Paul McCartney, The Cure performed on the same stage. These are just some of the acts that have performed in the past. Throughout the last few years, there has been more of an inclusion of hip-hop and EDM artitsts while still keeping strong with Rock music acts.
Beale Street in Memphis, TN
When: May 1-3
Where: Memphis, TN
2015 Lineup Highlights: The Avett Brothers, Ed Sheeran, Pixies, The Flaming Lips, Lenny Kravitz, Paramore, Hozier, John Fogerty, Five Finger Death Punch, Wilco, Cage the Elephant and Ryan Adams.
Beale consistently produces some of the best rock festivals in the country. The variety of acts and the big names are some of the great attractions. Memphis, TN has been known to be on f the most iconic rock music cities.