Summertime is now inching closer and you know what that means, right? Music festival season is now back more than ever! These yearly festivals are fantastic reasons to travel or take time off from work, whether they are celebrating historic treasured customs or simply being wacky for the sake of being wacky. 

Shake off your conventions, pack your bags, turn up the volume on your senses, and get ready for one wicked time with our list of the top 5 must-attend music festivals in the U.S.A! 

5.) Treefort Music Fest 

When: Wednesday, March 23–Sunday, March 27

Where: Boise, Idaho

About: Treefort Music Fest 2022 will take place this month! You can never miss 400+ musicians, as well as Foodfort, Alefort, Storyfort, Kidfort, and all the other fantastic “Forts,” take over Downtown Boise for 5 days of fun, music, food—and more! 

Buy your tickets here 

Where to stay: Recharge your batteries after a wild night in the Hamptons, which is the closest spot to the festival. 

4.) Shaky Knees 

When: Friday, April 29–Sunday, May 1

Where: Atlanta, Georgia

About: Shaky Knees Festival brings a highly sought-after indie scene to the streets of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Shaky Knees exists to show another aspect of modern music in an era where most festival headliners showcase a variety of EDM/DJ performers. With this year’s killer lineup, it’s a festival you couldn’t afford to miss! 

Buy your tickets here

Where to stay: Stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel,a budget-friendly hotel nearby the event 

3.) Pitchfork Music Festival 

When: July 15-17

Where: Chicago, Illinois

About: Pitchfork takes pleasure in increasing your musical repertoire by featuring newer musicians as well as some undiscovered bands. Pitchfork, as a brand, seeks to launch new artists into the festival industry while also highlighting some surprise headliners. The Pitchfork lineup will not be repeated; there will be no overlap, making it a completely unique event. 

Buy your tickets here 

Where to stay: Highly rated and budget-friendly, The River Hotel is an excellent place to stay in nearby the event 

2.) Boston Calling 

When: Friday, May 27–Sunday, May 29

Where: Boston, Massachusetts

About: Boston Calling, like Coachella, elected to skip 2021 rather than try to reschedule, so it’s a big, exciting year for the festival with its long-awaited comeback. The Memorial Day event is known for its rock bands, but it also has a little bit of everything, making it one of Boston’s largest festivals. 

With a lineup this perfect this year, it’s definitely a must-go for all rock music enthusiasts all over the world! 

Buy your tickets here 

Where to stay: Elevate your music festival experience with the famous music-themed hotel, The Verb

1.) Coachella 

When: April 15–17, April 22–24

Where: Indio, California

About: Coachella, the world’s most recognized music event, is also one of the most profitable, making $94.2 million in 2016. This festival is without a doubt one of the most sought-after because it would be jam-packed with celebrities and also has the strongest lineup of artists! 

Buy your tickets here 

Where to stay: Round out your music festival experience with only the best accommodation near the area by staying at the Residence Inn by Marriot La Quinta 

Music festivals are the apex of celebrating life. This is definitely your ultimate sign to attend!