• Second Half of June Overloaded with Prime Concert Events

    Jun 10, 2013 10:59 AM by Allison

    Music Festivals

    We covered the first portion of June’s music festivals HERE, now it’s on to Part 2 below, detailing some of the country’s hottest concert events on the horizon.

    Bonnaroo—Manchester Farm, Manchester, Tenn. (June 13-16)
    With a schedule boasting the likes of Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bjork and Wilco, it comes as no surprise that the four-day Bonnaroo Music Festival continues to attract the masses. Regarded as one of the “50 Moments That Changed Rock and Roll” by Rolling Stone, and one of the “10 Best Festivals” by GQ, don’t miss out on the 12th annual festival by purchasing your Bonnaroo tickets today. If you’re looking to take in the full experience, be sure to snag a spot at the venue’s campsite, which comprises 700 acres of land to accommodate hundreds of performances on more than 10 stages.

    Spring Awakening—Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill. (June 14-16)
    Not just for football anymore, the home of the NFL’s Chicago Bears, Soldier Field, is set to be invaded by electronic dance music fans for one of the nation’s hottest festivals, Spring Awakening. Although it’s in its second year at the venue, the origin of the dance music festival dates back to 2008 when it was held at the Congress Theater, before ultimately being moved when acts like this year’s headliners, BASSNECTAR and Calvin Harris, started lighting up the schedule. After purchasing your Spring Awakening tickets, be sure to pack a bag full of glow sticks, dancin’ shoes, and plenty of water, because this party will go all night long.

    Vans Warped Tour—Various locations (June 15-Aug. 4)
    See all your favorite bands in one place in a single day via Vans Warped Tour. The annual event taking place at various sites throughout the summer gives fans access to a slew of artists across more than five different stages encompassed by skate ramps, vendors, and plenty of delicious food. The tour begins on June 15 at the White River Amphitheater in Seattle, Wash., and will continue cross country through the last U.S. stop at the Reliant Center Parking Lot in Houston, Texas, with bands such as 3OH!3, Big D and the Kids Table, Billy Talent, and Motion City Soundtrack dominating the stages. Warped Tour tickets are on sale now for dates all summer long.

    Country Jam Colorado—Country Jam Ranch, Mack, Colo. (June 20-23)
    The original Country Jam Wisconsin may still be a month away, but the party is about to get started in Mack, Colo., when the Colorado leg of the veteran fest ushers in the first official weekend of summer. Stars like Rascal Flatts, Uncle Kracker, Kid Rock, and Miranda Lambert will be taking the stage throughout the four-day festival, which is nestled between the stunning Colorado National Monument and the Book Cliffs. Fans can purchase a camping site along with their Country Jam tickets and be close to their favorite acts all weekend long.   

    Firefly Music Festival—The Woodlands, Dover, Del. (June 21-23)
    The Firefly Music Festival may be tucked away in 87 acres of woods in Dover, Del., but the awesomeness of this second-year attraction cannot be hidden anymore. Although big names like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Vampire Weekend, Calvin Harris, and Passion Pit will certainly be big draws, unique attractions keep fans coming back day after day. Aside from the music, Firefly has an outdoor cinema, a design-your-own-Toms booth, a free arcade, and a hammock hangout for fans to catch a breather in between performances.

    Electric Daisy Carnival—Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nev. (June 21-23)
    This year’s Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas will literally be going “dusk to dawn” with the industry’s most animated artists and innovative environments set to take over Sin City. Lasers, pyrotechnics, fireworks, a full-size carnival, and large-scale art will be highlighting the grounds at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, with music by Baauer, Avicii, Flosstradamus, and Fatboy Slim thrown into the mix. Aside from the hundreds of theatrical performers dressed up in unique clothing around the event, all fans that purchase Electric Daisy Carnival tickets are encouraged to become a part of the event themselves by dressing up as well.

    Summerfest—Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, Wis. (June 26-30, July 2-7)
    There’s a reason that Milwaukee’s Summerfest has hailed as the world’s largest music festival for so long—the 75-acre Henry Maier Festival Park alongside Lake Michigan has provided the perfect setting for over 800 artists to play across 11 stages for 11 days for almost 50 years. As always, you’ll pretty much be able to see anything you want, as the range of artists this year includes fun., Pitbull, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, and Tom Petty, among many others. Between the location, atmosphere, and various concessions, there’s literally something for everyone, which explains why nearly 900,000 fans flock to the fest every year to get a taste of what it’s all about.

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