Festival Guide

Looking for a musical getaway? Or maybe a quick trip to check out your favorite artist? Take a look at Urban Heat Advisory’s Annual Music Festival Guide and plan your next music festival getaway!


SAN FRANCISCO JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 11th – 23rd  &  July 11th – August 18th

@ SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco, California

For more info:  www.sfjazz.org

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ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL 

June 21st – 29th 

@ Kodak Hall, Eastman Theatre, Rochester, New York

For more info:  www.rochesterjazz.com

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MINNESOTA INTERNATIONAL SPORTS & REGGAE FESTIVAL

June 24th – 30th

@ University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

For more info: www.mnsportsreggaefest.com

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SUMMERFEST 2019

June 26th – 30th  &  July 2nd – 7th

@ American Family Insurance Amphitheater & Various Venues in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

For more info: www.summerfest.com

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TRI-C JAZZ FEST CLEVELAND 

June 27th – 29th 

@ Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio 

For more info: www.tri-c.edu/jazzfest/index.html

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MASTERS OF CEREMONY

Friday June 28th 

@ Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

For more info: www.bobbydeepresents.com/upcoming-events/

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SAN DIEGO SMOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 28th -30th 

@ Embarcadero Marina Park North, San Diego, California 

For more info:  www.sandiegosmoothjazzfestival.com

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HAMPTON JAZZ FESTIVAL 

June 28th – 30th 

@ Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia

For more info:  www.hamptonjazzfestival.com

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DAYS OF SUMMER 2019 CRUISE FEST

June 28th – July 1st 

@ Departing from Miami, Florida to Bahamas

For more info:  www.daysofsummercruise.com

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FREDERICK JAZZ FESTIVAL

Saturday June 29th 

@ Carrol Creek Amphitheater, Frederick, Maryland

For more info: www.frederickjazzfest.com

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UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE FESTIVAL

 Saturday June 29th 

@ Middle Branch Park, Baltimore, Maryland

For more info email:  undergroundexpereincefestival@gmail.com

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PRIDE IN THE PARK FESTIVAL 

Saturday June 29th 

@ Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois

For more info:  www.prideintheparkchicago.com/

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COLUMBIA R&B FEST

Sunday June 30th

@ Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina

For more info: www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/columbia-rb-fest

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CHERRY HILL ARTS & MUSIC WATERFRONT FESTIVAL

July 4th 

@ Middle Branch Park, Baltimore, Maryland

For more info: www.cherryhillfest.com

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ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL 

July 4th – 7th 

@ Mercedes Benz Superdome and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center,

New Orleans, Louisiana 

For more info:  www.essence.com/festival/

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HIGH SIERRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 

July 4th – 7th 

@ Plumas County Fairgrounds, Quincy, California

For more info: www.highsierramusic.com

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LAKE ARBOR JAZZ FESTIVAL 

July 11th – 14th 

@ Various Venues in Mitchellville & Bowie, Maryland 

For more info: www.lakearborjazz.com

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LEVITATE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 

July 12th – 14th 

@ Marshfield Fairgrounds, Marshfield, Massachusetts 

For more info: www.levitatemusicfestival.com

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NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL 

July 12th -14th 

@ Rotterdam Ahoy, The Netherlands 

For more info:  www.northseajazz.com/en/

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FORECASTLE FEST 2019

July 12th – 14th 

@ Waterfront Park, Louisville, Kentucky 

For more info:  www.forecastlefest.com

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POTOMAC JAZZ & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL 

July 12th – 14th 

@ St. Clements Island Museum, Colton’s Point, Maryland

For more info: www.potomacjazzandseafoodfestival.com

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AFRO – LATINO FESTIVAL NYC

July 12th – 13th

@ City Point, Albee Square, Downtown Brooklyn, NYC

For more info: www.afrolatinofestnyc.com

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GREATEST DAY EVER MUSIC FESTIVAL & CARNIVAL

July 13th – 14th

@ Ford Amphitheater, Coney Island, New York City

For more info: www.thegreatestdayever.com

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AUDIOTISTIC FESTIVAL

July 13th – 14th

@ Shoreline Amphitheater Grounds, Mountain View, California

For more info: www.audiotisticfestival.com

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NATIVE TONGUE FEST

July 18th 

@ The Anthem, Washington, DC 

For more info: www.theanthemdc.com/event/1848505-native-tongue-fest-washington/

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THE LADYBUG FESTIVAL 

July 18th – 19th 

@ Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware

For more info: www.theladybugfestival.com

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GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL OF MUSIC & DANCE

July 18th – 21st 

@ Trumansburg Fairgrounds. Trumansburg, New York

For more info: www.grassrootsfest.org

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MUSIC CITY JAZZ FESTIVAL 

July 19th – 20th 

@ Public Square Park, Nashville, Tennessee 

For more info:  www.musiccityjazzfest.com

 

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PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL 

July 19th – 21st

@ Union Park, Chicago, Illinois

For more info:  www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com

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BAYFRONT REGGAE & WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL

Saturday July 20th

@ Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth, Minnesota

For more info: www.bayfrontworldmusic.com

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WINTER PARK JAZZ FESTIVAL 2019 

July 20th – 21st 

@ Rendezvous Event Center, Downtown Winter Park, Colorado 

For more info:  www.playwinterpark.com/jazzfest

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OZYFEST

July 20th – 21st 

@ The Great Lawn in Central Park, New York City, New York

For more info: www.ozy.com/ozyfest

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FLOAT FEST 

July 20th – 21st 

@ 2855 South US Highway 183, Gonzales, Texas

For more info:  www.floatfest.net

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MAD DECENT BLOCK PARTY FESTIVAL

July 20th – 21st

@ Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts 

For more info: www.mdbpfest.com

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GRACE JAMAICAN JERK FESTIVAL 

Sunday July 21st 

@ Roy Wilkins Park, Queens, New York

For more info: www.jerkfestivalny.com

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CINCINNATI MUSIC FESTIVAL 

July 25th – 27th 

@ Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio 

For more info:   www.cincymusicfestival.com

 

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BAGNOLS REGGAE FESTIVAL

July 25th – 27th

@ Parc Arthur Rimbaud, Bagnols-sur-Ceze, France

For more info: www.bagnols-reggae-festival.com

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THE PEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL 

July 25th – 28th 

@ Montage Mountain, Scranton, Pennsylvania

For more info:  www.thepeachmusicfestival.com

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TUMBLE DOWN FESTIVAL 

July 26th – 27th 

@ Waterfront Park, Burlington, Vermont

For more info:  www.twiddlemusic.com/19045-2

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ROADBLOCK FESTIVAL 

Saturday July 27th 

@ Bold Point Park, Providence, Rhode Island

For more info: www.waterfrontconcerts.com

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ANNAPOLIS FAMILY DAY FESTIVAL

Saturday July 27th

@ Weems Whalen Field, 935 Spa Road, Annapolis, MD 

For more info: (443) 220-5401

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE LBC FESTIVAL

July 27th – 28th

@ Queen Mary Park, Long Beach, California

For more info:  www.onceuponatimeinthelbc.com

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MO POP FESTIVAL 2019

July 27th – 28th 

@ West Riverfront Park, Detroit, Michigan

For more info: www.mopopfestival.com

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DMV SUMMERFEST 2019

Sunday July 28th

@ Lake Clifton Park, Baltimore, Maryland 

For more info: www.dmvsummerfestival.com

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LOLLAPALOOZA 2019

August 1st – 4th 

@ Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois

For more info: www.lollapalooza.com

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NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL 2019

August 2nd – 4th 

@ Fort Adams State Park, Newport, Rhode Island

For more info:  www.newportjazz.org

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SUMMER SPIRIT FESTIVAL 2019

August 3rd

@ Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland

For more info: www.merriweathermusic.com/events/summer-spirit-festival

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SUPER SOUL FEST ’19

August 3rd

@ Thunder Valley Outdoor Amphitheater, Lincoln, California

For more info: www.thundervalleyresort.com/entertainment/events

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DISTRICT 47 FEST

August 3rd

@ Colmar Manor Community Park, Brentwood, Maryland

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RICHMOND JAZZ & MUSIC FESTIVAL

August 8th – 11th 

@ Maymont, Richmond, Virginia

For more info: www.richmondjazzfestival.com

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OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL 

August 9th – 11th 

@ Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

For more info: www.sfoutsidelands.com

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TELLURIDE JAZZ FESTIVAL 

August 9th – 11th 

@ Telluride, Colorado

For more info:  www.telluridejazz.org

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SAN JOSE JAZZ SUMMER FEST 2019

August 9th – 11th

Multiple Venues in San Jose, California

For more info: wwwsummerfest.sanjosejazz.org

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RAILBIRD FESTIVAL

August 10th – 11th

@ The Grounds at Keeneland, Lexington, Kentucky

For more info: www.railbirdfest.com

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REAL STREET FESTIVAL

August 10th – 11th

@ Honda Center Grounds, Anaheim, California

For more info: www.realstreetfest.com

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WOODSTOCK 50 MUSIC & ARTS FAIR 2019

August 16th -18th  

@ Watkins Glen, New York 

For more info: www.woodstock.com

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WONDERBUS ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL 

August 17th – 18th 

@ The Lawn at CAS, Columbus, Ohio

For more info: www.wonderbusfest.com

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REGGAE ON THE MOUNTAIN 

August 17th – 18th 

@ King Gillette Ranch, Malibu, California

For more info: www.reggaeonthemountain.com

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LOCKN FESTIVAL 

August 22nd – 25th 

@ Infinity Downs & Oak Ridge Farm, Arrington, Virginia

For more info:  www.locknfestival.com

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NORFOLK WATERFRONT JAZZ FESTIVAL 

August 23rd – 24th 

@ Town Point Park, Downtown, Norfolk, Virginia

For more info:  www.norfolk-waterfront-jazz-festival

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DRUID CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL 

August 23rd – 24th 

@ Government Plaza, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

For more info:  www.dcmf2019.com

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PUSSY PEDESTAL – A MUSIC FESTIVAL BY WOMEN

August 23rd – 25th

@ Black Oak Ranch, Mendocino County, California

For more info: www.pussypedestal.org

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JAZZ IN THE COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Saturday August 24th 

@ Mt. Bethel Retreat Center, King George, Virginia

For more info: www.jazzinthecountry.com

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AFROPUNK FESTIVAL 2019

August 24th – 25th 

@ Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, New York

For more info: www.afropunkfest.com/brooklyn

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REBEL MUSIC FESTIVAL 

August 24th – 25th 

@ SOMO Village Event Center, Rohnert Park, California

For more info: www.somoconcerts.com/rebel-music-festival-somo

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SOUTH FORK MUSIC FESTIVAL

August 30th – September 1st

@ South Fork Ranch, Dallas, Texas

For more info: www.musicfest-southforkranch.com

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JAS LABOR DAY EXPERIENCE 2019

August 30th – September 1st 

@ Snowmass Town Park, Snowmass, Colorado

For more info: www.jazzaspensnowmass.org/jas/labor-day-experience

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RIVERFRONT JAZZ FESTIVAL

August 30th – September 1st 

@ Dallas Convention Center Arena / Theatre, Dallas, Texas

For more info: www.tbaalriverfrontjazzfestival.org

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MADE IN AMERICA FESTIVAL 

August 31st – September 1st

@ Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

For more info: www.madeinamericafest.com

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2019 GULF COAST SUMMER FEST – JAZZ EDITION

August 31st – September 1st 

@ Pensacola Community Maritime Park, Pensacola, Florida

For more info:  www.gulfcoastsummerfestjazzedition.com

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LAS VEGAS BIG BLUES BENDER 

September 5th – 8th 

@ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada 

For more info: www.bigbluesbender.com

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LIL WEEZYANA FEST

September 7th 

@ UNO Lakefront Arena Festival Grounds, New Orleans, Louisiana

For more info: www.amf.cool/festival/lil-weezyana-fest-2019

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ONE MUSIC FEST

September 7th – 8th 

@ Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, Georgia

For more info: www.onemusicfest.com

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KABOO DELMAR

September 13th – 15th 

Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds, Del Mar (San Diego), California

For more info: www.kaaboodelmar.com

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KINGS OF THE WEST CHAPTER II BLOCK PARTY 

Saturday September 14th 

@ SAP Center, San Jose, California 

For more info: www.bobbydeepresents.com/upcoming-events/

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MUSIC MIDTOWN

September 14th – 15th

@ Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia

For more info: www.musicmidtown.com

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ERIC CLAPTON’S CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL

September 20th – 21st

@ American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

For more info: www.crossroadsguitarfestival.com

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BOURBON & BEYOND FESTIVAL 

September 20th – 22nd 

@ Highland Festival Grounds, KY Expo Center, Louisville, Kentucky

For more info: www.bourbonandbeyond.com

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LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FESTIVAL 

September 20th – 22nd 

@ Donwtown, Las Vegas, Nevada 

For more info: www.lifeisbeautiful.com

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SEA HEAR NOW FESTIVAL 

September 21st – 22nd 

@ Asbury Park, New Jersey 

For more info: www.seahearnowfestival.com

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MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL 

September 27th – 29th 

@ Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, California

For more info: www.montereyjazzfestival.org

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ART OF COOL FESTIVAL

September 27th – 29th

@ Various Venues in Durham, North Carolina

For more info: aocfestival.com

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ROCKWEAVE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

October 4th – 5th

@ Multiple Venues in LaGrange, Georgia

For more info: www.rockweave.com

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AUSTIN CITY LIMITS MUSIC FESTIVAL

October 4th – 6th & 11th – 13th

@ Zilker Park, Austin, Texas

For more info: www.aclfestival.com

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HOUSTON BLACK HERITAGE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 

October 5th 

@ Toyota Center (Austin Street Parking Lot & Root Square Park), Houston, Texas

For more info: www.houstonblackheritagefest.com

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ELAN TROTMAN’S BARBADOS JAZZ EXCURSION

October 10th – 14th 

@ Hilton Barbados Resort, Bridgetown, Barbados

For more info:  www.barbadosjazzexcursion.com 

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TRUE BLUE JAZZ FESTIVAL 

October 16th – 20th 

@ Various Venues in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

For more info:  www.truebluejazz.org

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MEMPHO MUSIC FESTIVAL

October 19th – 20th 

@ Shelby Farms Park, Memphis, Tennessee 

For more info: www.memphofest.com

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WARREN HILL’S CANCUN JAZZ FESTIVAL

October 24th – 27th 

@ Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Cancun, Mexico

For more info: www.cancunjazz.com

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ALL-AMERICAN CITY JAZZ FESTIVAL

October 26th

@ SEGRA Stadium, Fayetteville, North Carolina

For more info: (910) 987-2426

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JAZZ LEGACY FOUNDATION GALA WEEKEND

November 6th – 10th

@ Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, Virginia

For more info: www.jazzlegacyfoundation.org

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MIAMI BEACH POP FESTIVAL

November 8th – 10th 

@ 697 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida

For more info: www.miamibeachpop.com

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WELCOME TO JAMROCK REGGAE CRUISE

December 9th – 14th

Departing from Fort Lauerdale, Florida

For more info: www.welcometojamrockreggaecruise.com

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JAM CRUISE 18

January 7th – 12th 

Departing from Miami, Florida to Ocean Cay, Bahamas and Costa Maya, Mexico

For more info: www.jamcruise.com

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BLUE NOTE AT SEA

January 25th – February 1st 

Departing Miami, Florida to St. Thomas, Punta Cana, and Labadee

For more info: www.bluenoteatsea.com

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