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June 04, 2012

2012 ASCAP Summer Festival Guide

Bassnectar

Bassnectar

Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley

Feist

Feist

Fitz and the Tantrums

Fitz and the Tantrums

Florence and the Machine

Florence and the Machine

fun.

fun.

Ice Cube

Ice Cube

Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson

Jay-Z

Jay-Z

Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi

Mana

Maná

Matisyahu

Matisyahu

Metallica

Metallica

David Nail

David Nail

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Pretty Lights

Pretty Lights

The Roots

The Roots

Skrillex

Skrillex

tUnE-yArDs

tUnE-yArDs

Wilco

Wilco

Summer's just around the corner, and there's no better way to spend the season than with good friends, good weather and great music. The summer music festival circuit includes all three.

We’ve compiled a list of this summer’s hottest festivals, and highlighted some can't-miss ASCAP members across all genres. Quite a few ASCAP acts are hitting the scene hard this year - including Skrillex, Kid Cudi, Metallica, Matisyahu, Diplo and Bassnectar - and we've also got some new festivals on the horizon, like Jay-Z’s star-studded Made in America.

Now that we've done the legwork, it’s your job to try to fit them all in your schedule. Get out there and enjoy the music!

JUNE

Bonnaroo
June 7th - 10th
Where: Great Stage Park, Manchester, TN
Featured: Radiohead, Bon Iver, Skrillex, Feist, Ludacris, fun., The Punch Brothers, GZA, Grouplove, Pelican, Kendrick Lamar, Here We Go Magic, Penguin Prison (DJ set), Electric Guest, Das Racist, Delta Spirit, Fitz and the Tantrums, Flying Lotus, Major Lazer, Santigold, St. Vincent, The Civil Wars, Young the Giant, The Devil Makes 3, White Denim, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, Sarah Jaroz, Katie Herzig
http://www.bonnaroo.com/

CMA Music Festival
June 7th - 10th
Where: Nashville, TN
Featured: Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, David Nail, Alan Jackson, ASCAP Presents at The Buckle Acoustic Stage, The Hard Rock Cafe Stages and the Chevy Booth at Fan Fair Hall
http://www.cmafest.com

Desert Rocks
June 7th - 10th
Where: Jenk Star Ranch, Green River, UT
Featured: Beats Antique, The Wailers, Brother Ali, RJD2
https://www.desertrocks.org/

Electric Daisy Carnival
June 8th - 10th
Where: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV
Featured: Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Kill the Noise, Pretty Lights, Paper Diamond, Steve Aoki, Alesso, Adventure Club, ATB, Avicii, Benny Benassi, Camo & Krooked, Chase & Status, Dada Life, Jack Beats, Laidback Luke, Martin Solveig, R3hab, Tiesto
http://electricdaisycarnival.com

H20 Music Festival
June 9th
Where: The Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX
Featured: Maná, Tiësto, Calle 13, Gym Class Heroes, Damian Marley
http://h2omusicfestival.com/

BamaJam
June 14th - 16th
Where: BamaJam Farms, Enterprise, AL
Featured: Alan Jackson, NEEDTOBREATHE, Third Day
http://bamajam2012.com/

Telluride Bluegrass Festival
June 21st - 24th
Where: Telluride, CO
Featured: Chris Thile, O'Brien Party of Seven, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, kd lang and the Siss Boom Bang, John Cowan, The Punch Brothers, Glen Hansard
http://www.bluegrass.com/telluride/

Rockapalooza
June 23rd
Where: Jackson County Fairgrounds, Jackson, MI
Featured: Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Coolio, Sore Eyes, Bobaflex, Otherwise
http://www.rockapalooza.net

Governor’s Ball
June 23rd - 24th
Where: Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY
Featured:  Beck, Kid Cudi, Modest Mouse, Fiona Apple, James Murphy, Walk the Moon, Penguin Prison, Big Gigantic, Santigold, Major Lazer, Atmosphere
http://governorsballmusicfestival.com/

Orion Music + More
June 23rd - 24th
Where: Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ
Featured: Metallica, Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, Roky Erickson, The Gaslight Anthem, Liturgy
http://www.orionmusicandmore.com/

River’s Edge Music Festival
June 23rd - 24th
Where: Harriet Island, Saint Paul, MN
Featured: Tool, Motion City Soundtrack, Dave Matthews Band, Diplo, Delta Spirit
http://www.riversedgemusicfestival.com/

Summerfest
June 27th - July 8th
Where: Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, WI
Featured: Chicago, Steve Miller Band, The Roots, David Gray, O.A.R., Silversun Pickups, Train, fun.
http://www.summerfest.com/

JULY

High Sierra Music Festival
July 5th - 8th
Where: Quincy Fairgrounds, Quincy, CA
Featured: Ben Harper, Railroad Earth, Built to Spill, Matisyahu, Paper Diamond, Big Gigantic, Delta Spirit, Lotus
http://www.highsierramusic.com/

80/35 Music Festival
July 6th - 7th
Where: Western Gateway Park, Des Moines, IA
Featured: Useful Jenkins, F***ed Up, Atmosphere
http://80-35.com/

Camp Bisco
July 12th - 14th
Where: Indian Lookout Country Club, Mariaville, NY
Featured: The Disco Biscuits, Bassnectar, Skrillex, Crystal Castles, Atmosphere, Portugal. the Man, Inspired Flight, Alvin Risk, Kill the Noise, Big Gigantic, Lotus
http://campbisco.net/

Bunbury Music Festival
July 13th - 15th
Where: Sawyer Point, Cincinnati, OH
Featured: Airborne Toxic Event, Grouplove, O.A.R., Foxy Shazam, Ra Ra Riot, City and Colour
http://bunburyfestival.com/

The Forecastle Festival
July 13th - 15th
Where: Waterfront Park, Lousiville, KY
Featured: Wilco, Bassnectar, Lucero, Gramatik, Sleigh Bells, Flying Lotus, Walk the Moon, Beach House, Atmosphere, Abigail Washburn, Jeff the Brotherhood, Washed Out, Neko Case, Clutch, Gramatik
http://forecastlefest.com/

Pitchfork Music Festival
July 13th - 15th
Where: Union Park, Chicago, Il
Featured: Feist, Vampire Weekend, Wild Flag, Liturgy, AraabMuzik, Ty Segall, Real Estate, Beach House, Hot Chip
http://pitchfork.com/festivals/chicago/2012/

All Good Music Festival
July 19th - 22nd
Where: Legend Valley, Thornville, OH
Featured: Phil Lesh & Friends, Bob Weir & Bruce Hornsby, Michael Franti & Spearhead
http://www.allgoodfestival.com/

Capitol Hill Block Party
July 20th - 22nd
Where: South Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA
Featured: Neko Case, Major Lazer, Fitz & the Tantrum, Diplo
http://capitolhillblockparty.com/

Firefly Music Festival
July 20th - 22nd
Where: Dover Downs, Dover, DE
Featured: The Killers, Bassnectar, Reptar, Walk the Moon, Polica, Michael Franti, Cold War Kids, Silvensun Pickups, Ra Ra Riot
http://fireflyfestival.com/

Xponential Music Festival
July 20th - 22nd
Where: Wiggins Park, Camden, NJ
Featured: Wilco, The Hold Steady, The War on Drugs, Dr. Dog, Good Old War, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, JD Souther
http://xpn.org/concerts-events/xponential-music-festival-2012

FloydFest
July 26th - 29th
Where: Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd, VA
Featured: Jackson Browne, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Brandi Carlile, Matisyahu, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Punch Brothers, Darrell Scott Trio, Steep Canyon Rangers, Marco Benevento, Sara Watkins, Amber Rubarth, Gregory Alan Isakov
http://www.floydfest.com

Sound Town Music Festival
July 27th - 28th
Where: Somerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WI
Featured: Florence + The Machine, DJ Shadow, Mayer Hawthorne, The Temper Trap, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Jeff the Brotherhood, Carolina Chocolate Drops
http://www.soundtownfest.com/

Newport Folk Festival
July 28th - 29th
Where: Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI
Featured: Wilco, Jackson Browne, Patty Griffin, Punch Brothers, Sara Watkins, tUnE-yArDs, City and Colour, First Aid Kit, Joel Rafael
http://www.newportfolkfest.net/

AUGUST

Hard Summer Music Festival
August 3rd - 4th
Where” LA Historic Park, Los Angeles, CA
Featured: Skrillex, Boys Noize, Miike Snow, James Murphy, Squarepusher, AraabMuzik, Fake Blood, 12th Planet, Amanda Blank, Diplo, Fatboy Slim, LMFAO, Major Lazer, N.E.R.D.
http://hardsummer.com/

Lollapalooza
August 3rd - 5th
Where: Grant Park, Chicago, IL
Featured: Black Sabbath, Florence + The Machine, At the Drive-In, Sigur Ros, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris, Wale, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tallest Man On Earth, Givers, Washed Out, Milo Greene
http://www.lollapalooza.com/

Telluride Jazz Festival
August 3rd - 5th
Where: Telluride Town Park, Telluride, CO
Featured: Victor Wooten Band, Marco Benevento Trio, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
http://telluridejazz.org/

Outside Lands
August 10th - 12th
Where: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
Featured: Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, Beck, Skrillex, Sigur Ros, Franz Ferdinand, The Kills, Portugal The Man, Washed Out, Father John Misty, Tennis, Yacht
http://www.sfoutsidelands.com

The Peach Music Festival
August 10th - 12th
Where: Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA
Featured: O.A.R., Railroad, Earth, Dark Star Orchestra, The Wailers
http://thepeachmusicfestival.com/

Maha Music Festival
August 11th
Where: Stinson Park, Omaha, NE
Featured: Garbage, Delta Spirit, The Mynabirds
http://www.mahamusicfestival.com/

Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
August 17th - 19th
Where: Planet Bluegrass Ranch, Lyons, CO
Featured: Holly Near, Neko Case, Lyle Lovett & His Large Band,
Darrell Scott, Gretchen Peters,
Caleb Hawley, Peter Himmelman, Kasey Chambers
http://www.bluegrass.com/folks/

Rock the Bells
August 18th - 19th
Where: NOS Events Center, San Bernardino, CA
Featured: Kid Cudi, Salt-n-Pepa, Ice Cube, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Redman, Deltron 3030
http://rockthebells.net/

H20 Music Festival
August 25th
Where: L.A. State Historic Park, Los Angeles, CA
Featured: Alejandro Sanz, Alex Cuba
http://h2omusicfestival.com/

North Coast Music Festival
August 31st - September 2nd
Where: Union Park, Chicago, IL
Featured: Pretty Lights, Steve Angello, Atmosphere, Steve Aoki, The Rapture
http://www.northcoastfestival.com/

Electric Zoo
August 31st - September 2nd
Where: Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY
Featured: David Guetta, Skrillex, Tiësto, Laidback Luke, Hardwell, Martin Solveig, Boys Noize, Steve Aoki
www.madeevent.com/ElectricZoo/

SEPTEMBER

Made in America
September 1st - 2nd
Where: Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
Featured: Pearl Jam, Jay-Z, Skrillex, Miike Snow, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, D’Angelo, Santigold, Janelle Monae, X
http://www.madeinamericafest.com/

Rock the Bells
September 1st - 2nd
Where: PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
Featured: Ice Cube, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, DJ Quik, Deltron 3030, Hit Squad
http://rockthebells.net/

Bumbershoot
September 1st - 3rd
Where: Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Featured: Tony Bennett, Skrillex, Gotye, Keane, M83, M. Ward, Blitzen Trapper, Dallas Green, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Lights
http://bumbershoot.org/

Hopscotch Music Festival
September 6th - 8th
Where: Various locations, Raleigh, NC
Featured: The Jesus and Mary Chain, Built to Spill, The Roots, Flosstradamus, Liars, Wye Oak, Withered, Zammuto
http://hopscotchmusicfest.com/

Grand Point North Festival
September 14th - 15th
Where: Waterfront Park, Burlington, VT
Featured: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Dr. Dog, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
http://www.grandpointnorth.com/

DeLuna Fest
September 21st - 23rd
Where: Pensacola Beach, Pensacola, FL
Featured: Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Florence + The Machine, Band of Horses, Diplo, DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Gaslight Anthem
http://delunafest.com/