Summer is rapidly approaching, and the warm weather is sure to send people flocking outside in need of any excuse to stretch their legs. So, look no further than June’s music festival lineup, which boasts more than its fair share of crowd-pleasing acts spanning various states and genres, including alternative, country, dance, and more. These sneak previews are just a few of the events in store for the month, so don’t miss a beat by checking out the full list of music festival tickets available from Vivid Seats.
Free Press Summer Fest—Eleanor Tinsley Park, Houston, Texas (June 1-2)
Over 90,000 people trooped through the Texas heat to see their favorite bands take the stage at last year’s Free Press Summer Fest, and in 2013, the number is expected to surpass 100,000. The eclectic two-day festival, held June 1-2, has a vast array of musical talent and big names in store like BASSNECTAR, Passion Pit, 2 Chainz, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Of Monsters and Men, which have helped put this festival officially on the map for its fifth birthday. Boasting an outlined view of the Houston skyline, join the masses in securing coveted Free Press Summer Fest tickets for this diverse musical event.
Thunder on the Mountain—Mulberry Mountain, Ozark, Ark. (June 6-8)
Country music and the wilderness collide at the inaugural Thunder on the Mountain Music Festival on Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Ark., June 6-8. Fans can grab Thunder on the Mountain tickets along with making sure to pack tents, cowboy boots, and even fishing poles because this new festival is combining marquee country artists like Toby Keith, Luke Bryan, and Big & Rich with outdoor adventures. Attendees can hike, fish, and float down the river in over 650 acres of national forest scenery in between catching must-see acts live on stage.
CMA Music Festival—Nashville Convention Center, Riverfront Park, LP Field, Nashville, Tenn. (June 6-7)
Die-hard country fans are gearing up for *THE* music event of the summer, the CMA Music Festival. The two-day concert extravaganza, which takes place on the heels of the CMT Music Awards from June 6-7 in the heart of downtown Nashville, will feature headliners like Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, and Zac Brown Band, just to name a few. The 42nd annual festival and fan fair was designed with the fans in mind, as autograph sessions and fan alley make a purchase of CMA Music Festival tickets the perfect avenue for getting close to your favorite country stars.
Governors Ball Music Festival—Randall’s Island, New York City, N.Y. (June 7-9)
Randall’s Island will soon be invaded by a fresh wave of musical talent for the third annual Governors Ball Music Festival. Only in its third year, the event has wasted no time in securing industry legends like Guns N’ Roses, Kanye West, and Kings of Leon, who will be headlining the three-day festival from June 7-9. They’ll be joined by an array of diverse artists, including Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Of Monsters and Men, Beach House, The xx, the Lumineers, as well as more than 50 other acts. Pick up Governors Ball tickets and float over to the island on a ferry to witness this noteworthy spectacle of live entertainment.
Orion Music + More—Belle Isle, Detroit, Mich. (June 8-9)
Prepare to rock out at the Orion Music + More Festival, the two-year-old event founded by heavy metal rockers and annual headliners, Metallica. The lineup boasts bands in similar genres, like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, and Deftones, but adds in electronic dance artists as well like BASSNECTAR and Borgore and Datsik, to create a unique environment only found two days a year on Belle Isle. The five-mile scenic island is filled with everything that music fans could ever dream of—from the Vans stage and vertical ramp to the onsite custom car and motorcycle show, Orion Music tickets will allow you to experience this one-of-a-kind event for yourself.
See what the second half of June has in store with Part 2 of the Music Festival listings.