10 Memorial Weekend Music Festivals Across the US

| May 10, 2017

Across the country,  people are celebrating Memorial Day with more than just a cooler full of Bud and some burgers on the charcoal grill. Though that doesn’t sound half bad, these ten cities in the US decided to take it up a notch this year.

No matter the city, venue, or event, we at iEDM know the following Memorial Day Weekend celebrations are not to be missed! 


10. California Roots Festival - Monterey, CA

Get your tickets HERE.  


9. Boston Calling in Allston, Ma May 26th - 28th


Another hybrid comedy-music festival, Boston Calling provides a diverse lineup for all different tastes in music and humor. Don’t miss Major Lazer or the hilarious likings of Hannibal Buress this Memorial Day Weekend.

8. DelFest in Cumberland, MD May 25th - 28th

This jam and bluegrass festival held in Maryland provides fun for the whole family on Memorial Day Weekend. Gov’t Mule, the Infamous Stringdusters, and two sets from the Trey Anastasio Band will be sure get you moving. Make sure to show up to the festival early for the Delfest Academy: workshops with some of the finest musicians in bluegrass.


7. SoundSet in St. Paul, MN May 28th

SoundSet is a one-day event that has broken away from the electronic music trend that is spreading like a wildfire across the country. Speaking of fire, if you’re into rap and hip hop, this lineup brings the heaters. Of course, Atmosphere wouldn’t be missing this gig in their hometown in St. Paul. With him, rap icons like Gucci Mane, Travis Scott, and T.I. will be laying down tracks for all the boys and girls.


6. Illfest - Austin, TX



5. Neon Desert Music Festival in El Paso, TX May 27th - 28th


Held in the heart of downtown El Paso, Texas, Neon Desert Music Festival isn’t a Memorial Day Weekend event to be overlooked. Along with electronic acts like Hardwell, Alesso, and Thomas Jack, Neon Desert also provides a fair amount of hip hop and alternative such as Foster The People, Migos, Nelly, and Ghostland Observatory.


4. Elements Lakewood - Northeast, PA



3. Sunset Music Festival Tampa, FL May 27th - 28th


Disco Donnie Presents, Sunset Events, and Committee Entertainment Present two nights under the Florida sun. Along with the headlining acts Major Lazer, RL Grime, Above & Beyond, and Zeds Dead, other heavy hitters such as Getter, Ganja White Night, and Snails will be joining the party at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium.



2. Summer Camp in Chillicothe, IL May 26th - 28th

Known for being the biggest event in the Midwest every Memorial weekend, Summer Camp Music Festival has made strides each year since opening day in 2001 to improve the quality of their festival. Now, 16 years later, Summer Camp is home to over 20,000 attendees every year, 100 bands, and 7 stages each year.




1. Movement in Detroit, MI May 27th - 29th

Each year, thousands of people join in union in the birthplace of techno, Detroit, for three nights at Movement Music Festival. Though Detroit is known for its electronic scene, Movement 2017 will also feature hip hop artists like Earl Sweatshirt and Juicy J







Regardless of where in the country you are or how you choose to celebrate, we hope you have a blast this Memorial Day Weekend. If any of these events are on your agenda, make sure to check out our iEDM festival collection for all your festy gear.


about the writer

Zach Landis

Zach Landis

Read More...Zach has been active in the concert and nightlife community for over 12 years. With a background in hip hop, and an evolved love for future bass music and EDM festivals, he has insight on just about every genre on the spectrum.

Zach enjoy's spinning poi and going to live music shows for fun. In the summer of 2017, Zach will be backpacking across Europe to dig into the music scene across the pond.

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