Funtober Fall Festivals

Fall Music Festivals

Music Festivals are always one of the more popular fall festivals.  If you enjoy live bands, you won’t be disappointed with the selection of concerts offered in September and October 2014.

Some say that money makes the world go round. But really, I think that honor is reserved for music these days. Around the country in September and October, you’ll find music festivals that bring together fans of artists and types of music for a day or weekend to celebrate their works. While the cost for these events varies from totally free to insanely expensive entertainment, we know you’ll enjoy seeing your favorite musical acts at these fall 2014 music concerts.

September Music Festivals:

Jamrock West Festival – Casper, Wyoming – August 30, 2014
North Branch Bluegrass Festival – Bridgewater, VT - August 28-31, 2014
Made in America Music Festival – Philadelphia, PA – Aug 30-31, 2014
Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival – Gettysburg, PA – September 6-7, 2014
Jas Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival – Snowmass, CO – Aug 30 – September 1, 2013
Bumbershoot – Seattle, WA – Aug 31 – September 2, 2013
Rhythm & Roots – Charlestown, RI – August 29-30, 2014
Electric Zoo – Randall’s Island Park, NYC – Aug 29-31, 2014
Detroit Jazz Festival – Detroit, MI – August 29 – September 1, 2014
Verizon Wireless American Music Festival – Virginia Beach, VA – Aug 29-30, 2014
Arbuckle Mt Bluegrass Festival – Davis, OK - September 14-20, 2014
Chicago Jazz Festival – Chicago, IL – August 28 – September 31, 2014|
Beyond Wonderland Music Festival – Mountain View, CA – September 20-21, 2014
Monterey Jazz Festival - Monterey, CA – September 19-21, 2014
Burning Man – Gerlach, NV – Aug 25 – September 1, 2014
Boulder Music & Art Festival – Boulder, MT - September 6-7, 2014

The Boston Calling Music Festival is a three day city wide celebration held at City Hall Plaza in downtown Boston.  This years event combines with the annual Sam Adams Oktoberfest to give us a huge event on September 5-7, 2014.  Boston Calling has always been one of the best music festivals in the country.  This years entertainment includes Lorde, The National, Nas x The Roots, and many more bands.  We have more information here.

Abbey Road on the River – Cleveland, OH – Aug 30 – September 1, 2013
Netcong Day Festival 2013 - Borough of Netcong, NJ – September 8, 2013
Music Midtown – Atlanta, GA – September 20-21, 2013
MusicfestNW – Portland, OR – September 3-8, 2013
Jupiter Jam Music Festival – Enterprise, OR - August 30, 2014
North Coast Music Festival – Chicago, IL – August 29-31, 2014
CounterPoint – Atlanta, GA – Stay Tuned for 2014!
Grand Point North – Burlington, VT – September 14-15, 2013
Rendezvous Music Festival – Beaver Creek, CO - Sept 19-20, 2014
Midpoint Music Fest – Cincinnati, OH – September 25-27, 2014
Clovis Music Festival – Clovis, NM – September 4-6, 2014
Utica Music & Arts Fest – Utica, NY – September 12-13, 2014
Wormtown Music Festival – Greenfield, MA – September 12-14, 2014
Cranberry Arts & Music Festival – Harwich, MA - September 14-15, 2014
Staunton Art & Music Festival – Staunton, IL – September 20-21, 2014
Pygmalion Music Festival – Urbana-Champaign, IL – September 25-28, 2014
Sun City Music Festival – El Paso, TX – August 30-31, 2014
Montgomery Wine and Music Fest – Montgomery, TX – September 20, 2014
One Musicfest – Atlanta, GA – September 13, 2014
Americana Music Festival – Nashville, TN – September 17-21, 2014
iHeart Radio Music Festival – Las Vegas, NV – September 19-20, 2014
Carrboro Music Festival – Carrboro, NC – September 28, 2014
Texas City Music Fest By The Bay – September 13-14, 2013
Carlsbad Music Festival – Carlsbad, NM – September 20-21, 2014
Catskill Chill Music Festival – Hancock, NY – September 5-7, 2014
Woodystock – Thornville, OH - August 29-30, 2014
Sunset Strip Music Festival - West Hollywood, CA – September 19-21, 2014
Zion Canyon Music Festival – Springdale, UT – September 26-27, 2014
Maximum Ames Music Festival – Ames, IA – September 18-21, 2014
Sag Harbor American Music Festival – Sag Harbor, NY – September 27-28, 2013
American River Music Festival – Coloma, CA – September 12-14, 2014
Venice Beach Music Fest – Venice, CA – September 21, 2013
Hop Scotch Music Festival – Raleigh, NC – September 4-6, 2014
Haverford Music Festival – Havertown, PA – September 6, 2014
Lockn- “Interlocking Music Festival” – Arrington, VA – September 4-7, 2014
Hyperion Music & Arts Festival – Spencer, IN – September 6-7, 2013
Lou Fest – St. Louis, MO – September 7-8, 2013
Gentleman on the Road – St. Augustine, FL – September 13-14, 2013
Dancefestopia – Kansas City, MO – September 12-13, 2014
Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival – Annapolis, MD – September 13, 2014
Soundwave Music Festival – Ocean City, MD - September 11-13, 2014
Sin City Soul & Blues Revival – Las Vegas, NV – September 15-17, 2013
Shawnee Music Festival – Shawnee, OK - September 20, 2014
Big Blues Bender – 2901 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV. – September 25-29, 2014.
Decibel Festival – Seattle, WA – September 25-29, 2013
Gulf Coast Jam – Panama City Beach, FL – August 29-31, 2014
Southern Ground Music & Food Festival – Nashville, TN – Oct 11-12, 2014
Riot Fest – Chicago, IL – September 12-14, 2014
Jazz It Up Wine Festival – Allaire State Park, NJ – Aug 30-31, 2014
Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival – 27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591 – September 17-21, 2014
Lafayette Art, Wine & Music Festival – Lafayette, CA – September 20-21, 2014
Jonesfest Music Festival – Kennan, WI - August 30, 2014

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October 2014 Music Festivals:

Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX – October 3-5, 10-12, 2014
A3C Hip Hop Festival – Atlanta, GA – October 8-12, 2014
The Real Squeal: Lyons BBQ & Music Festival – Lyons, GA - Oct 10-11, 2014
Bayfest – Mobile, AL – October 4-6, 2013
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass – San Francisco, CA – October 4-6, 2013
SacWorldFest – Sacramento, CA – October 5-6, 2013
Culture Collide – Los Angeles, CA – October 9-13, 2013
Ozark Folk Festival – Eureka Springs, AR - October 7-11, 2014
Musicfest El Dorado – El Dorado, AR – October 4-5, 2014
Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival – Joshua Tree, CA – October 9-12, 2014
Shakori Hills GrassRoots Fall Festival of Music & Dance – Pittsboro, NC – October 9-12, 2014
Nebraska Country Music Festival – Hastings, NE – October 15-18, 2014
Gruene Music and Wine Fest – New Braunfels, TX – October 9-12, 2014
Lake Charles Film & Music Festival – Lake Charles, LA – October 10-12, 2014
CMJ Music Marathon – New York, NY – October 21-25, 2014
Harvest Music Festival – Ozark, Arkansas – October 16-18, 2014
Magnolia Fest – Live Oak, FL – October 16-19, 2014
Art Outside – Rockdale, TX – October 18-20, 2013
Gautier Mullet & Music Fest – Gautier, MS – October 18-19, 2014
Treasure Island Music Festival – San Francisco, CA – October 18-19, 2014
Southern Ground Music & Food Festival – Charleston, SC – October 11-12, 2014
Arcadia Valley Mountain Fall Festival & Music Festival – Arcadia Valley, MO – October 17-19, 2014
Halifax Pop Explosion – Halifax, Canada – October 22-26, 2013
Bridge School Benefit – Mountain View, CA – October 26-27, 2013
Fest 13 – Gainesville, Florida – October 31-November 2, 2014
Voodoo – New Orleans, LA – November 1-3, 2013

FALL BLUES FESTIVALS

King Biscuit Blues Festival – West Helena, AR – October 8-11, 2014
Illinois Blue Festival – Peoria, IL - August 29-30, 2014
Marquette Area Blues Fest – Marquette, MI – August 29-31, 2014
Blues Festival – Paxico, KS - September 20, 2014
Blues, Brews & BBQ – Cambridge, MD - September 20, 2014
Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival – Columbia, MO – September 26-28, 2014
Blues in Da Parrish Festival - Violet, LA – October 5, 2013
Hogging Up WV BBQ & Music Festival – Berkeley Springs, WV – October 24-25, 2014
Daytona Blues Festival – Daytona, FL – October 11-13, 2013
Big Blues Bender – 2901 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV. – September 25-29, 2014.
Kayak BBQ and Blues – Perdido Key – September 6, 2014
Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival – Bogalusa, LA – September 26-27, 2014
Riverside Blues & BBQ Festival – Greenfield, MA – October 11-12, 2014
Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival – New Orleans, LA – October 17-19, 2014
Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival – Salisbury, NC – October 19, 2013
Blues & BBQ Festival – Marlboro, NJ – September 20, 2014
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise – San Juan, Puerto Rico – October 18-25, 2013
GABBAfest – Macon, GA – October 11-13, 2013
Garvin Gate Blues Festival – Louisville, KY – October 10-11, 2014
Hoptoberfest Craft Beer & Blues Festival – Grand Rapids, MI
Pleasure Island Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival – Carolina & Kure Beach, NC – October 11-12, 2014
Deep Blue Innovators Blues Festival – Monmouth, IL – October 26, 2013
Hambone Festival – Clarksdale, MS – October 31 – November 3, 2013

JAZZ FESTIVALS

Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival – Aruba – October 4-5, 2013
Riverfront Jazz Festival – Stevens Point, WI – August 30-31, 2014
Beantown Jazz Festival - South End, Boston, MA – September 27, 2014
Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival – Rehoboth Beach, DE – October 16-19, 2014
Chicago Jazz Festival – Chicago, IL – August 28 – September 31, 2014|
Clearwater Jazz Holiday – Clearwater, FL – October 16-19, 2014
Detroit Jazz Festival – Detroit, MI – August 29 – September 1, 2014
Capital Jazz Super Cruise – Fort Lauderdale, FL – October 18-26, 2014
Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival – Catalina Island, CA – October 9-12 & 16-19, 2014
Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival – Brownsville, TX – Second Week of October 2013
Pleasure Island Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival – Carolina & Kure Beach, NC – October 11-12, 2014
Monterey Jazz Festival - Monterey, CA – September 19-21, 2014
Duck Jazz Festival, NC – Duck, NC – October 12, 2014
Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree – October 15-19, 2014
Angel City Jazz Festival – Los Angeles, CA – September 18-28, 2014
Roswell Jazz Festival – Roswell, NM – October 9-12, 2014
San Francisco Jazz Festival – San Francisco, CA – September 15 – Dec 18, 2013
Arizona Jazz Festival – Phoenix, AZ – October 25-27, 2013
Amelia Island Jazz Festival – Fernandina Beach, FL – October 16-19, 2014

BLUEGRASS

North Branch Bluegrass Festival – Bridgewater, VT - August 28-31, 2014
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass – San Francisco, CA – October 4-6, 2013
Outer Blanks Bluegrass Festival – Outer Banks, NC – September 25-28, 2014
Arbuckle Mt Bluegrass Festival – Davis, OK - September 14-20, 2014
3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival – Chattanooga, TN – October 4-5, 2013
Hot Strings – Birmingham, AL – October 6, 2013
Turkey Track Bluegrass Park – Waldron, AR – October 9-12, 2013
Jake’s Brown Barn Bluegrass Festival – Gilroy, CA – October 11-13, 2013
Versailles State Park Bluegrass Festival – Versailles, IN – October 5-6, 2013
Tucson’s Desert Bleugrass Festival – Tucson, AZ – October 25-27, 2013
Arcadia Valley Mountain Fall Festival & Music Festival – Arcadia Valley, MO – October 17-19, 2013
Congaree Bluegrass Festival – Cayce, SC – October 4, 2014
Birdfest and Bluegrass – Ridgefield, WA – October 5-6, 2013
Fall Palatka Bluegrass Festival – Palatka, FL – November 6-8, 2014
Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival – Dallas, TX – October 17-18, 2014
Bluegrass Music Association of Iowa’s Bluegrass Festival – Moravia, IA – October 24-26, 2013

people enjoying live music rock concert at music festival

Music, Dance, and Fun at live Rock Concert Music Festivals This Fall – image at depositphotos [darknula]

OTHER

Shakori Hills GrassRoots Fall Festival of Music & Dance – Pittsboro, NC – October 10-13, 2013
Lake Eden Arts Festival – Black Mountain, NC – October 17-20, 2013

Unknown 2013 Dates
Brothers and Sisters Music Festival – Atlanta, GA

Big Easy Music Festival
New Orleans, LA – Cancelled
See Lil’Easy Dip Party on Saturday, September 7, 2013

City Arts Fest – Seattle, WA
Last Year’s Dates: October 18-20, 2012

Family Roots Fall Fest – Logan, OH
Last Year’s Dates: October 11-14, 2012

Escape From Wonderland – Los Angeles, CA
Last Year’s Date: October 27, 2012

Sausage & Suds Music Festival – San Leandro, CA
Last Year’s Date: October 7, 2012

Carolina Downhome Blues Festival – Camden, SC
Last Year’s Dates: October 4-6, 2012

South Carolina Jazz Festival – Cheraw, SC
Last Year’s Dates: October 19-21, 2012

Staten Island Jazz Festival – Staten Island, NY
Last Year’s Date: October 20, 2012

Pacific Rim Jazz Festival – Honolulu, HI
Last Year’s Date: November 3, 2012

1 COMMENT

  1. Thanks so much for a putting together such a great list of October events! We have one more addition to your Fall Blues Festivals, if that would be ok? The Blues in da Parish Festival will be held in Violet, Louisiana, on October 5, 2013. Thanks so much!

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