What’s Hot This Weekend: Music Festivals

Friday, June 7th, 2013 | What's Hot this Weekend

There is nothing like spending a warm summer day outdoors dancing to your favorite jams live. Pair that with great food & friends, and you have the perfect summer escape planned. So if you are itching to get out of town this summer, why not center a trip around a music festival you have been dying to see so you can vacation in a city you have yet to explore.

2012 Electric Zoo Attendees

Electric Zoo: Labor Day Weekend in NYC, yes please! Electric Zoo, held at Randall’s Island Park, will feature David Guetta, A-Trak, and Above & Beyond to name a few. So what is there to do in New York after the music has ended, the real question is what isn’t there to do. If you love dance music this festival is a must, and if you have never been to NYC, then getting there early or staying after is required.


Summerfest: With headliners like John Mayer, Luke Bryan, Pitbull, and New Kids on the Block, Summerfest in Milwaukee really has something for everyone. The festival runs from June 26-30 and July 2-7, with over 800 acts in total and 900,000 concert goers in attendance. But why stay in Wisconsin you ask, well Milwaukee is on the beautiful Lake Michigan. So you can take a relaxing cruise, hit up the beach, or stroll the pier. All great ways to spend a summer day.

Lollapalooza: This festival is held yearly in Chicago’s Grant Park. Surrounded by green, lake shoreline, and architecture, your eyes will be be as happy as your ears. Headliners include The Cure, Mumford & Sons, Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey, and The Killers. Now why stay in Chicago? This is a no brainer, besides the museums and nightlife, there is the FOOD of course! Here is a taste of what Chicago eateries have to offer from our very own Escape Artist, Jana.

Outside Lands

Outside Lands: Combining music, wine, food, beer, and art, SF’s Outside Lands is more than a music festival. There are over 50 eateries, 15 breweries, and 36 winemakers participating in the 3 day festival. Musical headliners include legends like Paul McCartney and Red Hot Chilli Peppers, as well as D’Angelo and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Staying to play in San Fran is always a treat, but staying to explore the greater Bay Area can be a new experience for out of towners. With three wine tasting destinations in close proximity, great hiking options in Marin County, and the new emerging food scene in Oakland, there are a lot of reasons to make a vacation out of attending the concert.

Who are you dying to see live this summer?

Love & Travel,
The Escape Artists

2 Responses to “What’s Hot This Weekend: Music Festivals”

  1. Kathleen Finnigan says:

    I’ve been wanting to go to Outside Lands for the past couple of years…I haven’t had the time! But there are so many of my favorite artists that will be there, I just might faint. Festivals are definitely worth the price because you get to see so many performers and Outside Lands has a great mix of old and new; I will get to see Hall & Oates but I can also rock out to Young the Giant! I will have to treat myself this summer because the Bay Area is always where it’s at. Thanks for the hiking tips too, I’m gonna need all the exercise I can get after indulging in all of the San Franciscan cuisine! Thanks Stiletto Escape!

  2. Super bummed that I’m missing Kenny Chesney for the second summer in a row. For anyone looking for a fun day (yes, day!) with the island vibe and a Corona in your hand, you got to see Kenny and his guest artists. Even if you’re not a fan of country music, this show is filled with the sounds and sights of summer.

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