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BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 26: The crowd reacts as Doomtree performs onstage during day two of the Boston Calling Music Festival at Boston City Hall Plaza on September 26, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

The summer will be here before we know it. Summer is known for several things. Festivals, concerts, state fairs, barbecues, beach parties and of course concert festivals. When you think of concert festivals, you probably think of Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and more. We love festivals too. There’s always so much to do there. Not only can you listen to great music but you can eat great food, drink great drinks, make some new friends, go on rides and so much more. So when a good music festival comes to your town, you have to go right?

For years, there was no music festival for hundreds of miles from the Boston area. That has since changed. Boston Calling has certainly made a name for itself over the years. Previous performers include Eminem, Travis Scott, Sia, Kendrick Lamar and Metallica. You may also remember that Boston Calling was initially held twice a year. Once in May and once in September. That ended up turning into a three day event. It’s held at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston. More than 50 artists will be performing including Paramore, Foo Fighters and The Lumineers. If you’d like to get tickets, you can get them HERE.

Where does Boston Calling land on the ranking of best music festivals in the United States? This is according to USA Today readers. According to USA Today: “Held at the Harvard Athletic Complex, Boston Calling Music Festival is a multi-day, multi-stage, outdoor event featuring live music from diverse genres such as rock, hip-hop and indie. Previous performers include Jack White and Metallica. An array of local restaurants set up shop, making it a good place to sample Boston’s local cuisine. This rain-or-shine festival takes place over Memorial Day Weekend, with all ages welcome and children under 10 admitted free.”

USA Today’s 10Best

See the ranking of the music festivals below.

2015 Boston Calling Music Festival - Day 2

BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 26: The crowd reacts as Doomtree performs onstage during day two of the Boston Calling Music Festival at Boston City Hall Plaza on September 26, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

  • No. 10: Musikfest - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    This festival includes 500-plus shows on 17 stages over the course of 10 days. Past performers include The Chainsmokers.

    Musikfest - Bethlehem, PA

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  • No. 9: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - New Orleans, Louisiana

    This festival includes local favorites and has been around since the 70s. Artists like Ed Sheeran have also been involved.

    New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - Presented by Shell - April 28 - May 7, 2022

    New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented By Shell Ft. Dead & Company, Ed Sheeran, Lizzo, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers & Many More! Get your tickets today!

  • No. 8: Boston Calling Music Festival - Boston, Massachusetts

    This  year’s headliners: Foo Fighters, Paramore, The Lumineers. It’ll take place 5/26-5/28

    Home - 2023 - Boston Calling Music Festival

    The Lumineers Alanis Morissette Noah Kahan The Flaming Lips Mt.

  • No. 7: Electric Daisy Carnival - Las Vegas, Nevada

    Described as: Celebrating 24 years of music, art, community & culture from Dusk till Dawn… See you Under the Electric Sky!

    EDC Las Vegas | May 19-21, 2023 | Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    Buy tickets to the festival, get camping info, learn all about EDC Las Vegas, and explore the world of Electric Daisy Carnival-the music, the rides, and the art.

  • No. 6: Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival - Nashville, Tennessee

    A Nashville staple, it takes place over ten stages and usually happens at the end of March, early April.

    | Tin Pan South

    30th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Announces Venues And Pass On Sale Information Venues Include 3rd & Lindsley, Analog at Hutton Hotel, The Bluebird Cafe, Cross-Eyed Critters Watering Hole, Elliston Place Soda Shop, Hard Rock Cafe Nashville, The Listening Room Cafe, The Lounge at City Winery, And Station Inn...

  • No. 5: Outside Lands - San Francisco, California

    This year’s lineup: Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters and Megan Thee Stallion.


    Outside Lands is a 3-Day Festival celebrating music, food, wine, beer, art, cannabis, and everything we love about the Bay Area.

  • No. 4: Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival - Las Vegas, Nevada

    Takes place in September in downtown Vegas. The Killers and Kendrick Lamar are headliners.

    Tickets On Sale NOW | Life is Beautiful Festival | September 22-24, 2023

    3-days of show-stopping music, mind-bending art, world-class cuisine, and life-changing experiences. Life is Beautiful returns September 22-24 in Downtown Las Vegas.

  • No. 3: Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion - Bristol, Tennessee and Bristol, Virginia

    Takes place in Tennessee and Virginia in September.

    Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

    Tickets Experiences Lineup FAQ Partners Shop Contact MoreOpen menu Visit Museum Radio Blog Past Lineups Sept 8-10 * bristol tn/va Tickets on sale now! Get Tickets Buy Tickets Listen * dance * experience Festival Tickets Get Tickets vip packages BUY NOW Festival merch SHOP NOW FAQ LEARN MORE About Us A Reunion Like No Other...

  • No. 2: FloydFest - Floyd, Virginia

    They actually just announced they will not be holding it this year as is. A future announcement is coming April 6. Read the full statement on their website.

  • No. 1: Made in America - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Held over Labor Day weekend, this festival is the brains of Jay Z and headliners have included Bad Bunny and Tyler, the Creator. 

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