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By Jenna Grace Cooper | Photo: Okeechobee photo by Jay Sansone | Beale street photo by Raffe Lazarian/ZUMA Wire | March 1, 2017
From fist-pumping EDM to down-home country and everything in between, these upcoming Southern music festivals guarantee good vibes only.
Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival
Thrill-seekers and adventurers unite to experience this Florida festival March 2-5. Transport yourself to the fantastical jungle along the Lake Okeechobee, filled with wild art, magical moments and plenty of late-night shenanigans.
The Highlights: The star-studded lineup features Kings of Leon, A-Town’s own Usher, The Lumineers, Wiz Khalifa, Young the Giant, Waka Flocka Flame and many more.
The Details: Four-day general admission from $279, VIP access from $599, @okeechobeefest
Beale Street Music Festival
Head to the home of the blues, Memphis, Tenn., for this popular fest May 5-7. The three-day event boasts an eclectic mix of vibes, with performances from contemporary rock, blues and pop talent, all taking place along the picturesque banks of the Mississippi River.
The Highlights: Although the lineup hadn’t been announced as of press time, past performers have run the gamut from The Black Keys and Dave Matthews Band to Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry.
The Details: Three-day general admission from $115, VIP access $595, @bealestreetmusicfest
Hangout Music Festival
Take in the sand, surf and sunsets on the Gulf Shores of Alabama for this top-notch music experience May 19-21. Between soaking up the sun and dancing all night long, you can take a break at the pier to enjoy fresh-caught seafood, ride the Ferris wheel or windsurf over paradise.
The Highlights: Enjoy jamming along with artists including Mumford & Sons, Twenty-One Pilots, Frank Ocean, Chance the Rapper and DJ Snake.
The Details: Three-day general admission from $289, VIP access $1,099, @hangoutfest
Sweetwater 420 Fest
Another hometown favorite, this must-attend fest in Centennial Olympic Park takes place April 21-23. With more than 40 bands, the lineup spans rock, jazz, alternative and punk to please a variety of musical preferences.
The Highlights: Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio Band, Ween, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and Dark Star Orchestra are all on deck to rock the park.
The Details: Three-day general admission from $123, @420fest