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Top US Music Festivals and what to bring

There’s still snow on the ground in much of the U.S., but that doesn’t mean we can’t start getting pumped up about the sights and sounds of festival season. Is there any better way to truly chill out for a few days and enjoy some live music? We think not.

Whether you live on the west coast, the midwest, or the deep south, you’ll be able to find a music festival to fit your summertime vibes. We’ve checked out a few of the top U.S. music festivals around, so you can go ahead and plan your best summer yet. Just be sure to pack sunscreen, a chic water bottle, and cool-girl sunglasses—the essentials so you’ll be ready to rock all weekend long.

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

April 10-12 & 17-19, 2020 - Indio, California

Lineup highlights: Rage Against The Machine, Travis Scott, Frank Ocean, Calvin Harris, Lana Del Ray, 21 Savage, Megan Thee Stallion, FKA Twigs

The ultimate destination for fun in the sun, there’s a reason that Coachella is synonymous with California cool. It’s endlessly Instagrammable, and often features A-list performances that get the entertainment industry talking. (And as if Coachella wasn’t FOMO-worthy enough, headliner Frank Ocean has only played live a handful of times since 2015, meaning that festival goers will be in even more exclusive company.)

Coachella is just so effortlessly cool, y’all. Your festival look should be, too. Make sure the Lucie bohemian dress makes its way into your festival bag to nail that flawless, not-trying-too-hard vibe.

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

June 11-14, 2020 - Manchester, Tennessee

Lineup highlights: Tool, Lizzo, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Lana Del Ray, Miley Cyrus, Flume, Tenacious D, Flogging Molly, Bassnectar

Located south of Nashville, Bonnaroo takes place in the heart of the music industry. It’s a nonstop party featuring performances by top-tier musicians all in one chilled out environment. Music, dancing, food, yoga, art, outdoor matter what you’re into, there’s something for you at Bonnaroo.

For a festival look that’s as chic and it is chill, try the River striped boho style dress. Throw on a pair of cutoffs underneath, or go bare-legged for dose of daring. It’s Bonnaroo—do whatever feels amazing!


July 30-August 2, 2020 - Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois

Lineup highlights: The lineup for Lollapalooza hasn’t been released yet. If last year’s star-studded lineup  (Ariana Grande, Childish Gambina, 21 Pilots, etc.) was any indicator, you won’t want to miss out.

Ah, Lollapalooza. The gold standard that set high stakes for what a modern music festival should be. Lollapalooza has been going strong since 1992 (with a few years off here and there), and it continues to be a powerhouse event in a crowded field. 

Lollapalooza takes place in Chicago, which means it’s a great opportunity to show off some city sophistication. The Ivy strappy bohemian dress is as chic as it is comfortable; pair with these chunky rings for a bold way to show off your style.

Stagecoach Festival

April 24-26, 2020 - Indio, California

Lineup highlights: Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Eric Church, Tanya Tucker, Brett Young, Billy Ray Cyrus (with Lil Nas X), Alan Jackson, ZZ Top

If you’re a country girl at heart, Stagecoach might be more your style. Modern country merges with the classics for an unforgettable show that will have you reaching for your dancing shoes. And Stagecoach takes place at the same venue where Coachella is held, so you already know they can put on a helluva party.

Stagecoach is the perfect opportunity to add a dash of sweetness to your look as you dance the weekend away. The Jaylene bohemian dress is a darling addition to your festival wardrobe that compliments cowboy boots like nobody’s business. And you can’t go wrong stashing your supplies in the genuine leather Nancy fringe backpack.

Austin City Limits Music Festival

October 2-4 & 9-11, 2020 - Austin, Texas

Lineup highlights: The ACL lineup hasn’t been released yet, but it’s sure to be a barn burner. Last year brought the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Childish Gambino, Billie Eilish, and The Cure, so we’re excited to see what 2020 will bring to Austin.

The Austin City Limits Music Festival is well known for the eclectic collection of performers that appear on stage each year. If your Spotify playlists routinely jump from Halsey to Wu Tang Clan to the Grateful Dead without skipping a beat, ACL is the festival of your dreams.

Texas in October is the perfect time to rock a laid-back look with a cute crop top like the Sadie sunflower hippie top. Pair it with the Annie high-waisted demin shorts, and you’ll be good to go all weekend long.

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Love this! LOLLA is right by me but I’ve never actually gone! Great info for people looking to go.

Chloe Daniels | Clo Bare

Whoa, this is an awesome list! I haven’t been to a music festival in awhile but would so so love to. Thanks for all the details you included!


Awesome list! LOLLAPALOOZA is right by me :) But I somehow feel too old for it LOL

Marta - Imperfect Life Balance

Great post! My favorite two in Texas are the Austin City Limits and Celebrate Freedom! Can’t go every year but they’re so much fun!


I love festivals! You forgot one on the list- I’ll be going to the Dreamville Festival on April 4th in North Carolina!!


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