Top 10 East Coast Summer Music Festivals

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Love music and camping? If so, now’s the time to plan for a weekend of good vibes and great music. Here are ten great east coast summer music festivals to look forward to!

10. Nelsonville Music Festival
Where: Nelsonville, OH
Dates: 5/30-6/2
Headliners: Wilco, Cat Power, Gogol Bordello, John Prine

9. DelFest
Where: Cumberland, MD.
Dates: 5/23-5/26
Headliners: The Del McCoury Band, Trey Anastasio Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Old Crow Medicine Show
Lineup poster:

8. Firefly Music Festival
Where: Dover, DE
Date: 6/21-6/23
Headliners: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Website (3-day passes sold out; single day tickets still available)

7. Forecastle Music Festival
Where: Louisville, KY
Dates: 7/12-7/14
Headliners: The Flaming Lips, The Black Keys, The String Cheese Incident, Alabama Shakes, The Avett Brothers

6. Camp Bisco
Where: Mariaville, NY
Dates: 7/11-7/13
Headliners: The Disco Biscuits, STS9, Animal Collective, Umphreys’s McGee

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5. The Peach Music Festival
Where: Scranton, PA
Dates: 8/15-8/18
Headliners: The Allman Brothers Band, The Black Crowes, Bob Weir & Rat Dog, Rusted Root

4. Newport Folk Festival
Where: Newport, RI
Dates: 7/26-7/28
Headliners: Beck, The Avett Brothers, Trombone Short, Feist
Festival logo:

3. All Good Music Festival
Where: Thornville, OH
Dates: 7/18-7/21
Headliners: Primus, Keller Williams w/ The Travellin’ Mccourys, STS9, Yonder Mountain String Band, North Mississippi All Stars 

2. Gathering of the Vibes
Where: Bridgeport, CT
Dates: 7/25-7/28
Headliners: Phil Lesh & Friends, Railroad Earth, The Roots, The Black Crowes, Galactic
Lineup poster:

1. Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
Where: Manchester, TN
Dates: 6/13-6/16
Headliners: Paul McCartney, Bjork, The xx, Wu-Tang Clan, Mumford & Sons.
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Written by Seth Baker

Seth M. Baker is a speculative fiction author and online writer who covers a wide range of topics, including personal finance, travel, entertainment, technology, and self-education. He lives in West Virginia with his wife, son, and cat.

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