Music festivals not only offer the traditional concert experience of seeing the celebrities perform on the stage but also give a bigger entertainment experience. Here are the four music festivals worth attending in August 2019.
August 30-September 1
Buena Vista, CO
Seven Peaks of Dierks Bentley does it all: provides a stunning location for shows with a killer lineup, including 2019’s outing pairs headliners Travis Tritt and Luke Bryan with Bentley along with sets from Jon Pardi, Caylee Hammack, Maren Morris, Ryan Hurd, etc…, and slathers on the extracurriculars.
2019 will see the debut of Railbird Festival, a country-rock mashup that will be held on the horse-racing’s hallowed grounds of Keeneland. Joined by Old Crow Medicine Show, Mavis Staples, and more, Brandi Carlile and the Raconteurs will light up Friday evening while Hozier and Tyler Childers will lead Saturday along with St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Gary Clark Jr., Lucinda Williams, and more.
Afropunk is a dance party that began in Brooklyn and has grown and expanded across five cities annually. This year, headliners Jill Scott, Kamasi Washington, and FKA Twigs will lead a lineup that also includes Tierra Whack, Gary Clark Jr., Leon Bridges, Toro Y Moi, Santigold, and many more. It’s got a hell of a lot of souls and a punk spirit and really shouldn’t be missed.
If you’ve got a special love for jam bands, you can’t find a better lineup this year than Lockn’ Festival. Its main stage is dual-sided and rotates when one band ends to reveal the next act. This means that you can avoid the mad dash sprint from one band to another. This year, this fest will be hosting a murder’s row of jam heavyweights such as Trey Anastasio Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Gary Clark Jr., The Revivalists, Bob Weir and Wold Bros, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Moe., and more.