It seems like music festivals are all over the place now. Many that may have started as musically driven have morphed into more. Take Coachella for instance. Once all about music, it is now an event incorporating fashion, vendors and a strong see-and-be-seen element. This is great…if that’s what you’re looking for. But if you’re a music fan, you want to spend your money to see what you love, great artists playing great music.
In comes another component. Many festivals incorporate music from different genres with a base element like country. Then on the periphery, you have some great crossover acts, or even acts that aren’t associated with the country genre at all. This is a really great thing for people who love music and are open to all types. It’s fun to see up-and-comers, or even be privy to “the next best thing” Again, it is all about how you want to spend your money.
There’s also a decent number of multi-day festivals that include dozens of artists that seem to hit all different tastes. For instance, in September, The Music MIdtown Festival in Atlanta will include artists spanning from Billie Eilish, to P!nk, The 1975, and Pitbull.
Festivals like Music Midtown appeal to music lovers because of the multi-day, multi-stage experience that also features lesser known acts that may become your next favorite band. Also, plenty of options exist, so you can tailor your experience to your taste and budget. There are different purchasing options available including daily passes, and ultra-VIP experiences.
The bottom line is that whether you choose to attend a festival that is geared specifically to one genre, or one that is a musical free-for-all, you have choices of who, where, when, and how much.
Enjoy the festival season!