With Memorial Day weekend behind us, summer music festival season has kicked into full gear. Expect to see festival favorites like Lil Wayne and Vampire Weekend on main stages across the country — plus newer acts like Maggie Rogers and Cardi B joining in on the fun. Here’s a list of the biggest music festivals to catch before Labor Day.

2015 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival - Weekend 1 - Day 3
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Governors Ball
When: May 31 to June 2
Where: New York, New York
Who: Lil Wayne, Florence + The Machine, The Strokes

Roots Picnic
When: June 1
Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Who: The Roots, H.E.R., 21 Savage

Hot 97 Summer Jam
When: June 2
Where: East Rutherford, New Jersey
Who: Cardi B, Meek Mill, Migos

MANCHESTER, TN - JUNE 13: Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino performs on June 13, 2015 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/WireImage)
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Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
When: June 13 to 16
Where: Manchester, Tennessee
Who: Grand Ole Opry, Phish, Childish Gambino

Splash House
When: June 7 to 9, August 9 to 11
Where: Palm Springs, California
Who: A-Trak, Jax Jones, Soulection

Mountain Jam
When: June 13 to 16
Where: Bethel, New York
Who: Willie Nelson, Gov’t Mule, Alison Krauss

Firefly Music Festival
When: June 21 to 23
Where: Dover, Delaware
Who: Panic! At the Disco, Travis Scott, Passion Pit

Electric Forest
When: June 27 to 30
Where: Rothbury, Michigan
Who: Odesza, Kygo, Bassnectar

When: June 26 to 30; July 2 to 7
Where: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Who: Thomas Rhett, Bon Iver, Jennifer Lopez

2017 Essence Festival - Day 2
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Essence Festival
When: July 5 to 7
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana
Who: Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, Pharrell Williams

Burger Boogaloo
When: July 6 to 7
Where: Oakland, California
Who: The Jesus & Mary Chain, Shannon and The Clams

When: July 12 to 14
Where: Louisville, Kentucky
Who: The Killers, The Avett Brothers, Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals

Inkcarceration Festival
When: July 12 to 14
Where: Mansfield, Ohio
Who: Shinedown, Godsmack, Taking Back Sunday

Levitate Music and Arts Festival
When: July 12 to 14
Where: Marshfield, Massachusetts
Who: Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Sublime With Rome

Pitchfork Music Festival
When: July 19 to 21
Where: Chicago, Illinois
Who: Haim, The Isley Brothers, Robyn

The Peach Music Festival
When: July 25 to 28
Where: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Who: Phil Lesh & Friends, Trey Anastasio Band, The String Cheese Incident

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 02: Kacey Musgraves performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)
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Newport Folk Festival
When: July 26 to 28
Where: Newport, Rhode Island
Who: Kacey Musgraves, Maggie Rogers, Hozier

MoPop Festival
When: July 27 to 28
Where: Detroit, Michigan
Who: Vampire Weekend, Ella Mai, Lizzo


When: August 1 to 4
Where: Chicago, Illinois
Who: Ariana Grande, Tame Impala, J Balvin

X Games Music
When: August 1 to 4
Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Who: Wu-Tang Clan, Diplo, Incubus, Chevy Metal

HARD Summer
August 3 and 4
Where: Fontana, California
Who: Major Lazer, Kid Cudi, Dillon Francis, Alison Wonderland

Outside Lands
When: August 9 to 11
Where: San Francisco, California
Who: Paul Simon, Childish Gambino, blink-182

Railbird Festival
When: August 10 to 11
Where: Lexington, Kentucky
Who: The Raconteurs, Brandi Carlile, Tyler Childers

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 12: FKA twigs performs in concert at Park Avenue Armory on May 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
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  • Meow Wolf’s Taos Vortex
  • When: August 16 to 18
  • Where: Sante Fe, New Mexico
  • Who: George Clinton (part of his farewell tour), Lykke Li, Chet Faker

Afropunk Brooklyn
When: August 24 to 25
Where: Brooklyn, New York
Who: Jill Scott, FKA twigs, Leon Bridges

Electric Zoo Evolved
When: August 30 to September 1
Where: New York, New York
Who: Diplo, Kaskade, Zedd

Made in America
When: August 31 to September 1
Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Who: Lil Uzi Vert, Gucci Mane, James Blake

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