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 2015.

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 2015 music concerts.

Backwoods Music Festival - Stroud, OK - Sep 1 to Sep 5, 2016
Enjoy jam band, indie, folk, and electronic artists

WCOL Country Jam - Thornville, OH - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2016
Headlined by Hank William Jr., Chris Young, Chris Stapleton, Justin Moore and the Charlie Daniels Band.

Riverfront Jazz Festival - Stevens Point, WI - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2016

Yellow Phone Music Conference - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 8 to Sep 11, 2016
A four day gathering of talented artists and music professionals

Clovis Music Festival - Clovis, NM - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2016
Annual event for 25+ years.  It hosts American Bandstand at Marshall Auditorium with classic hits, rock, and country entertainers.

Atlanta Smooth Music Festival - Mableton, GA - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
The Atlanta area’s only all day outdoor smooth jazz music experience, where you can bring your own food and beverages, and enjoy great music.

American River Music Festival - Coloma, CA - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
Live stage music, lots of camping, even a riverboat ride and shuffle.

Catskill Chill Music Festival - Lakewood, PA - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
New location at New Minglewood in Lakewood, Pennsylvania.  Interesting venue with cabins, free camping, indoor movie theater, indoor and outdoor workshops, yoga, art, live music, wellness workshops, farmers market and more.

New Smyrna Beach Jazz Fest - New Smyrna Beach, FL - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2016
An intimate, three day food and jazz event in Central Florida.

Steamboat Stomp - New Orleans, LA - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
Lots of Jazz on the Mississippi River.  Live performances from featured bands and soloists.  Takes place aboard the Steamboat Natchez.  One of the last authentic steamboats on the Mississippi.

Las Vegas Jazz Festival - Las Vegas, NV - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
Nearly 3,000 attend this outdoor jazz music event.

Clean Water Music Festival - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Combines live music, local businesses, & artisans to raise money and awareness for the worldwide water crisis.

Smoke in the Valley V - Seymour, CT - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016
A Craft Beer-Chili-Music Fest featuring over 80 craft breweries, home brew contest, chili competition with $5k in cash prizes, and 2 stages of live music featuring Badfish and others.

Bear Creek Bayou Music Festival - New Orleans, LA - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016

Bluestoberfest - Marlboro, NJ - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016

Bliss Blues & Cue – Fort Bliss, TX - Fort Bliss, TX - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016

Riverside Blues & BBQ Festival - Greenfield, MA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
6th annual event with bbq contest, blues and beer. Admission is $5 with bbq sampling for an additional $5 and beer sampling on Saturday for $20.

Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival - Catalina Island, CA - Oct 13 to Oct 16, 2016
Lots of jazz with big name entertainers.  Headliners include Keiko Matsui, Nick Colionne, Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Ray Parker Jr., and many others.

Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival - Brownsville, TX - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2016
A small jazz festival running for nearly two decades that hosts world class touring artists.

Musicfest El Dorado - El Dorado, AR - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2016

Treasure Island Music Festival - San Francisco, CA - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016
Live entertainers include Ice Cube, Zhu, Glass Animals, Sigur Ros, and lots more.

Southwest Terror Fest - Tucson, AZ - Oct 20 to Oct 23, 2016
An underground music concert for people who love metal bands.

San Francisco Jazz Festival - San Francisco, CA - Oct 20 to Oct 23, 2016

Sunny Isle Beach Jazz Fest - Sunny Isles Beach, FL - Nov 19 to Nov 19, 2016

Vail Jazz Festival - Vail, CO - Jul 6 to Sep 4, 2017
The 12-week Vail Jazz Festival program culminates over Labor Day Weekend with the Vail Jazz Party, a unique mix of world-class musicians in a one of a kind format.

Fashion Meets Music Festival - Columbus, OH - Aug 18 to Aug 19, 2017
A collaboration of live music performances and top fashion designers runway shows over Labor Day weekend.

Music in the Meadow - Sumpter, OR - Aug 20 to Aug 20, 2017

Lockn-Interlocking Music Festival - Arrington, VA - Aug 24 to Aug 27, 2017
Craft vendors, Brewers Village, Food, Artisan Stage and other activities.

Carlsbad Music Festival - Carlsbad, CA - Aug 25 to Aug 27, 2017
Annual event with 3 days of “adventurous music by the beach”.  Over 60 free performances plus special tickets events also.

Lifelight Festival - Worthing, SD - Aug 26 to Aug 27, 2017

Crown Guitar Workshop & Festival - Bigfork, MT - Aug 27 to Sep 2, 2017
Workshops by day and exciting musicians by night.  This years headliners include Jim Messina, Lee Ritenour, Dweezil Zappa and many many more.

Chicago Jazz Festival - Chicago, IL - Aug 31 to Sep 3, 2017
Free live jazz music by local and national artists in Millenium Park over Labor Day weekend.

Muddy Roots Music Festival - Cookeville, TN - Aug 31 to Sep 4, 2017
It’s three days of music, camping, vintage cars and more over Labor Day weekend.  Musical acts celebrate diversity across genres with underground country roots.

Moab Music Festival - Moab, UT - Aug 31 to Sep 11, 2017
A music concert set among the red rocks of Moab at a variety of indoor and outdoor venues.

Electric Zoo - New York, NY - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
Wild and exciting fun with lots of music and lighting bringing energy to large crowds.

Gulf Coast Jam - Panama City Beach, FL - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
A country music festival headlined by Brad Paisley, Jake Owen and Eric Church.

North Coast Music Festival - Chicago, IL - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017

Detroit Jazz Festival - Detroit, MI - Sep 1 to Sep 4, 2017
An annual jazz music festival in Hart Plaza over Labor Day Weekend. It is the self-proclaimed world’s largest free jazz festival.

Arts, Beats & Eats - Royal Oak, MI - Sep 1 to Sep 4, 2017
Labor day weekend features Oakland County’s favorite summer festival.  Offers over 200 performances across 9 stages in downtown Royal Oak.  Lots of local restaurants, fine arts show, vendors, and more.  Over 380,000 vistors attended this event last year.

Marquette Area Blues Fest - Marquette, MI - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
Held at Mattson Lower Harbor Park over Labor Day Weekend. Free admission on Friday. Live Music, food and music/dance workshops. After party and blues jam.

Blues and Heritage Festival - Peoria, IL - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2017

Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival - Woodstown, NJ - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
A musical event with multiple stages and great bluegrass music.  Unique event features jam sessions and a kid’s academy with music instruction workshops.  Also dance and clogging instruction.

Rhythm and Roots Festival - Charlestown, RI - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
Spend Labor Day Weekend at Ninigret Park. 5 stages of live music. Full festival and day tickets for sale. Camping available. Annual event for 20+ years.

Lowcountry Jazz Festival - North Charleston, SC - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
Jazzing with a purpose at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.

Verizon Wireless American Music Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
Check the 5th Street Stage at the Dairy Queen near 17th Street park. 

Bumbershoot - Seattle, WA - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
A music and arts festival in Seattle since 1971. Held the first weekend in September (Labor Day Weekend).  It is located downtown at the Seattle Center.

Sun City Music Festival - El Paso, TX - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2017
An electronic dance music festival in El Paso.

Kentucky Bluegrass & Bourbon Experience - Louisville, KY - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2017
Spend Labor Day Weekend at Water Town Park in Louisville. Bluegrass bands, Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey, barbecue! Family Friendly!

Jupiter Jam Music Festival - Enterprise, OR - Sep 2 to Sep 2, 2017
The sweetest little music festival in Eastern Oregon. Music starts at 1 and continues until appx. 10 PM.

Made in America Music Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2017
One of the largest music festivals and event in the country.  Features about 100 live musicians on stages. Held in downtown Philadelphia along Ben Franklin Parkway.

Jonesfest Music Festival - Kennan, WI - Sep 2 to Sep 2, 2017
Bring your lawn chairs as musical acts raise money for a music scholarship offered to a Phillips High School senior.

Hopscotch Music Festival - Raleigh, NC - Sep 7 to Sep 10, 2017
7th annual event with more than 140 bands over 3 days in downtown Raleigh. Offers rock, hip-hop, metal, folk, electronic, experimental, and more. Art exhibition, photography exhibit.

Big Blues Bender - Las Vegas, NV - Sep 7 to Sep 10, 2017
Annual Blues music event held at the Plaza Hotel and Casino.  Top musicians perform on three indoor stages and the Rooftop Pool Stage.

Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival - Morehead, KY - Sep 8 to Sep 16, 2017

Radio Waves Music Festival - Grand Marais, MN - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017
Annual event held at Grand Marais Rec Park and Campground.  It typically features over 30 music performancers of various genres.

Mountain Song Festival - Brevard, NC - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017
Features a covered 1800 seat main stage with additional lawn seats.  Venue has plenty of food, music, children’s activities, picking sessions, and more for this 3 day event.

Dauphin County Jazz and Wine Festival - , PA - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017
10th anniversary at Fort Hunter Park. Weekend passes are $30 in advance and $40 at the door.

One Musicfest - Atlanta, GA - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2017
The top progressive urban music festival in the Southeast.

Red, White & Blues Festival - Fredonia, NY - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2017
Rocking 2 day music festival plus a celebration of local wineries.  Lots of bands and a variety of popular music.

Boulder Music & Art Festival - Boulder, MT - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2017
Live local music, artists’ creations. Free admission. Always the first full weekend in September after Labor Day.

Brewgrass Festival - Asheville, NC - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2017
An annual event held at Memorial Stadium in downtown Ashville.  Experience include over 55 brewery tastings, food court, great music and arts.  

Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival - Gettysburg, PA - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2017
Live music, art, food and wines from 25 different PA wineries. Located at the Gateway Gettysburg Complex.

Haverford Music Festival - Havertown, PA - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2017
A family music festival that serves as the primary fundraiser for the Haverford Township Civic Council.

Americana Music Festival - Nashville, TN - Sep 12 to Sep 17, 2017
100+ live performances at nine stages in the downtown area.

Clayton Harvest and Music Festival - Clayton, NC - Sep 13 to Sep 17, 2017
Features include Clayton Idol, Zaxby’s Movie Night, The Catalina’s concert, Health and Fitness Village, Kid’s Corner, vendors, great food, midway, Squealin’ on the Square, and more.

Blazin’ Bluegrass Festival - Whitley City, KY - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2017

Mohican Bluegrass Festival - Glenmont, OH - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2017
A family friendly outdoor music festival along the Mohican river.

Jazz’SAlive - San Antonio, TX - Sep 15 to Sep 15, 2017
Food, art, jam sessions, and two stages of live music.

Monterey Jazz Festival - Monterey, CA - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
Over 500 artists will be performing nonstop on 8 stages for 3 nights and 2 days of the world’s best jazz at the Monterey County Fairgrounds.

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Telluride, CO - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
One of the most scenic music festivals and craft beer tastings.

World Food and Music Festival - Des Moines, IA - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
Features foods from around the world. Entrees are $5 or less and tastes are $1. There will also be live music and cooking demonstrations. Admission is free.

Wormtown Music Festival - Greenfield, MA - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
Three days of music and two days of camping at Camp Kee-Wanee.

Ramble Jam - Farmington, MN - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2017
Live country music at the Dakota County Fairgrounds. Ticket prices range from early birds ($39-109) to gate pricing ($50-150).

Michigan BluesFest - Lansing, MI - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2017
Live performers, vendors, Kidzbeat and river boat rides are but a few of the fun at this years Bluefest event.

Deadwood Jam - Deadwood, SD - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2017
Two days of outdoor concerts in the Black Hills with rock, reggae and blues. Plus, enjoy food, Wild West entertainment and breath-taking views of the Black Hills. Two days of music for $65. Tickets available now!

Montgomery Wine and Music Fest - Montgomery, TX - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2017
Discover Texas wines, enjoy live music and lots more.  Lots of family activities.  Parking and shuttle from Montgomery Elementary on Clepper Street.

Lafayette Art, Wine & Music Festival - Lafayette, CA - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
Held the 3rd weekend in September, it is perhaps the largest annual festival in Contra Costa County. Typically attended by over 80,000. 2016 will be the 21st year.

Music Midtown - Atlanta, GA - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017

Uncorked Wine and Music Festival - Lake City, CO - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2017
A wine tasting event with live music and food.

Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival - Annapolis, MD - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2017
Over 50 breweries pouring unlimited tasting of over 100 craft beers.  A special event for craft beer enthusiasts and music lovers..  Features food concessions.  Remember to bring your chair and relax.  Held at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival - Greenville, MS - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2017
The largest blues festival in the Delta and the oldest in the United States. Always held on the 3rd Saturday in September, it features both local and national blues artists. Started in 1977.

Creedmoor Music Festival - Creedmoor, NC - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2017
Creedmoor invites you to their 24th annual music festival.  Great music, food, and festival fans will converge on Main Street rain or shine.  Bring the entire family for live music, handicrafts, gifts and family fun.  Activities include a Kid’s Corner, bounce house, tee-ball, and more.  Music ranges from top-notch local and regional bands playing bluegrass, gospel, classic rock, country, and dance music.  TK’s Car Show is held next door at the same time.

Hilltop City Bluegrass Festival - Somersworth, NH - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2017
Enjoy a day of bluegrass music, food vendors and craft beers in the beer garden.

Bikes Blues & BBQ Festival - Fayetteville, AR - Sep 20 to Sep 23, 2017
A motorcycle rally with bikes, blues and barbeque, dedicated to fundraising for local charities.

Boats and Bluegrass - Winona, MN - Sep 20 to Sep 24, 2017
A family friendly music festival on the shores of the Mississippi River. Three day passes available for adults include camping. Kids 16 and under are free with adult.

Resonance Music and Arts Festival - Thomville, OH - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2017

Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival - Vine Grove, KY - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2017
Their slogan is “The Best Little Bluegrass Festival in the State.”

Sag Harbor American Music Festival - Sag Harbor, NY - Sep 21 to Sep 24, 2017
Non-profit festival includes a Main Stage concert and fundraiser featuring internationally known performers and a day of FREE music with dozens of acts.

Catskills Jeep Jamboree - Sullivan County, NY - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2017
Bring your 4 wheel drive vehicle for an afternoon of fun plus dinner, camp fire, car cruising, and balance blocks.

HOBA Bluegrass Festival - West Plains, MO - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2017
Three days bringing bluegrass music to life with plenty of camping and facilities.

Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival - Lexington, VA - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2017
A lineup of special guests and the bluegrass band Nothin’ Fancy.

GABBAfest - Macon, GA - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017

Paley Music Festival - Richmond, VA - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017

Midpoint Music Fest - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017
About 30,000 annually attend this event that started as an independent music festival and industry conference in 2002.

Bay Area Blues - Martinez, CA - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017
A free event on Main Street in Historic Downtown Martinez, CA.  It is the merger of the Downtown Martinez Italian Street Painting Festival and San Francisco’s Polk Street Blues Festival.

Beantown Jazz Festival - Boston, MA - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2017
Annual event on the last Saturday in September. The 2015 theme is Jazz: Peace Supreme. 70,000 attend the block party to enjoy food, live music and family entertainment.

Carrboro Music Festival - Carrboro, NC - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017
Free two day event with local music performances, food and crafts.

iHeart Radio Music Festival - Las Vegas, NV - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2017
Annual star-studded music festival at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Pilgrimage Music Festival - Franklin, TN - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017
A music and cultural festival.

West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival - Morgantown, WV - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017
Wine tasting and live music for admission of $20 per person per day.

Mighty Mississippi Music Festival - Greenville, MS - Sep 28 to Oct 1, 2017
A big event with several stages of big name music, camping, great food, live SEC football, arts & crafts, and plenty of souvenir and arts vendors.  Great blues music but now a full multi-genre concert for all.

Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival - Bogalusa, LA - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2017
Features Marc Broussard, Danielle Nicole, Paul Thorn and so many more live performers on stage.  Held in Cassidy Park in Bogalusa.  Lots of family fun with children’s activities, food vendors, crafts and music from around the world.

Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival - Columbia, MO - Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2017
American Blues Scenes Magazine called it one of the most prominent festivals in the country. Over 40 musicians representing genres of blues, roots, gospel, folk, country, and soul. BBQ, 1/2 marathon and 10K and more at Stephens Lake Park. Started in 2007.

Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival - Las Vegas, NV - Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2017
One of the best with plenty of country music favorites including Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, and Toby Keith.

Zion Canyon Music Festival - Springdale, UT - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2017
Eighth annual music festival on Friday and Saturday.  Two stages, arts and craft vendors, beer and wine, great food and a kid zone.

Sweet Auburn Music Festival - Atlanta, GA - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2017
A music festival with R&B, hip-hop and gospel. Their slogan is: “Where the Food is Good & the Music is Great”

Angel City Jazz Festival - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 15, 2017
Consistently features the most innovative and new original national and international jazz musicians.  Lots of exciting venues throughout Los Angeles including at Zipper Hall, Blue Whale, Moss Theatre, LACMA, REDCAT, and more.

King Biscuit Blues Festival - West Helena, AR - Oct 4 to Oct 7, 2017
An annual, multi-day blues festival, held in Helena, Arkansas. Festival was started in 1986. Lots of big name entertainers play this show.

Gruene Music and Wine Fest - New Braunfels, TX - Oct 5 to Oct 8, 2017
Four days with four distinct and different type festivals in one.  Sunday includes a “Texas Style Musicfest”.  Located at Gruene Hall and The Grapevine Grounds.

Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival - Joshua Tree, CA - Oct 5 to Oct 8, 2017
An outdoor, family friendly global music experience.

Austin City Limits Music Festival - Austin, TX - Oct 6 to Oct 15, 2017
Impressive lineup of 100+ bands on 8 stages over two weekends. One of the leading fall music festivals in America.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - San Francisco, CA - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2017
A free concert in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco featuring over 100 musical artists on 7 stages.

Daytona Blues Festival - Daytona, FL - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2017
A music festival for blues lovers that includes nationally known and emerging artists.

Lake Charles Film & Music Festival - Lake Charles, LA - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2017
Annual event for 5+ years. Independent film screenings, live music, cajun food and more.

3 Sisters Bluegrass Music Festival - Chattanooga, TN - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2017
A free music concert.  Bring your blanket or lawn chair down to the river and enjoy.

Macefield Music Festival - Seattle, WA - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2017
A three day music and arts festivals in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.

Sausage & Suds Music Festival - San Leandro, CA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2017
A free music event attracting more than 8,000 visitors annually to downtown Parrott St.  A beer and wine garden pairs nicely with the sausage.

Crossroads Crush Art, Music and Spirit Festival - Cameron, MO - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2017
Held in downtown Cameron it features local musicians, local artists, craftsmen, great food, and plenty of samplings of spirits, brews, and wines.

Duck Jazz Festival - Duck, NC - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
Free festival showcasing national, regional and local jazz musicians in Duck Town Park.  Bring your food coolers, chairs, blankets, pets and kids to this family friendly event.  Downtown business including eateries are open to help you enjoy this great event.

Amelia Island Jazz Festival - Fernandina Beach, FL - Oct 8 to Oct 15, 2017
A week long event with world class jazz that kicks off with a free concert.

Southern Ohio Music Fall Festival - Wilmington, OH - Oct 10 to Oct 11, 2017
Featuring bluegrass, old-time, and gospel music.

Turkey Track Bluegrass Park - Waldron, AR - Oct 11 to Oct 14, 2017

Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival - Lewes, DE - Oct 12 to Oct 15, 2017
Live jazz music at multiple locations in Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and Lewes.

Deep Blues Festival - Clarksdale, MS - Oct 12 to Oct 15, 2017
Visit Clarksdale for a weekend of blues. Tickets are just $75 for the weekend (Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights, plus Sunday afternoon) and gives you access to all shows at the New Roxy and the Shack Up Inn. There is plenty of free daytime music as well.

The Real Squeal: Lyons BBQ & Music Festival - Lyons, GA - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2017
A barbecue contest with live music, car show and other festivities.

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival - New Orleans, LA - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017
Live music, Southern barbecue and fun in Lafayette Square.  Admission is free at Lafayette Square Park.

A.C. Cinefest - Atlantic City, NJ - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017
Celebrating the art of independent moviemaking.  Meet the celebrities from stage and screen up close at this annual film festival.

Brews and Blues Festival - Adrian, MI - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2017
Founded in 2012. Live music, sample beers. Held on Toledo Street at the Pavilian from 4-10 PM.

Pleasure Island Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival - Carolina & Kure Beach, NC - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2017
A weekend of non stop musical talent on both the Jazz Stage and Blues Stage complete with nightly headliners Jonny Lang and Samatha Fish.  Enjoy the Arts & Wine Garden, crafts, wine tasting, food, and Kidz Zone.

Nebraska Country Music Festival - Aurora, NE - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2017
Annual event for 35+ years.

Maui Ukulele Festival - Kahului, HI - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2017
The fall version of the popular summer Waikiki festival is held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

Arbuckle Mt Park Bluegrass Jam - Wynnewood, OK - Oct 15 to Oct 21, 2017

Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree - Sun Valley, ID - Oct 18 to Oct 22, 2017
Forty bands, dance program, wine tasting and Afterglow dinner. Event has been going on for 25+ years.

Roswell Jazz Festival - Roswell, NM - Oct 18 to Oct 22, 2017
Multi-venue event celebrating jazz music and musicians.

Clearwater Jazz Holiday - Clearwater, FL - Oct 19 to Oct 22, 2017
A diverse lineup of musical styles including smooth jazz, swing and more enjoyed over four days and nights.

South Carolina Jazz Festival - Cheraw, SC - Oct 19 to Oct 21, 2017
Over 20 regional musical artists from the Carolinas will perform in the hometown of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie.

Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival - Farmers Branch, TX - Oct 20 to Oct 21, 2017
Music festival and chili cook-off brings lots of people to the Farmers Branch Historical Park, Farmers Branch, Texas.  Musicians include The Del McCoury Band, Lee Ann Womack, Balsam Range, Hot Rize, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, The Grascals and many more groups.  One of the best bluegrass events of the year.

Chillin Music Fest - Tampa, FL - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2017
Enjoy alternative rock, reggae, surf and ska on the banks of the Hillsborough river.

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience - New Orleans, LA - Oct 27 to Oct 29, 2017
The musical lineup is typically announced in June. General admission for the three day event is $125. Shuttle and parking passes are also available. Held at New Orleans City Park.

Mountain View Bluegrass Festival - Mountain View, AR - Nov 9 to Nov 11, 2017
Three days of bluegrass music from some of the country’s best bands. The event will be hosted rain or shine at the Ozark Folk Center Auditorium & Grounds in Mountain View, Arkansas.

Fall Palatka Bluegrass Festival - Palatka, FL - Nov 9 to Nov 11, 2017

Native Rhythms Festival - Melbourne, FL - Nov 10 to Oct 12, 2017
This three and a half day festival during Native American Heritage Month honors the culture of the indigenous peoples of the Americas through music, and especially the music of the Native American Flute.

Polkamotion - Lewes, DE - Sep 13 to Sep 16, 2018
Polka music and dancing.


One thought on “Fall Music Festivals

  1. Sharon Ober says:

    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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