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Save the Date: 2016 Music Festivals

Discover five unique, not-to-miss music festivals this spring and summer.


SunFest [West Palm Beach, FL]

Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival brings thousands to the palm tree–lined shoreline to rock out with the likes of Cheap Trick, Wiz Khalifa, and Neon Trees. An equally starry lineup can be found in the juried BB&J fine art and craft show, featuring the works of more than 140 national sculptors, photographers, jewelers, and craftsmen.

Where to Stay Opal Grand Resort | Delray Sands Resort


Key West Songwriter’s Festival [Key West, FL]

With more than 30 shows in five days, this citywide event takes over Key West and draws both tourists and local to see dozens of songwriters perform in restaurants, bars, and on the city’s many piers. The festival has even shut down Duval Street for shows in front of Sloppy Joe’s.

Where to Stay The Laureate Key West | Sunset Key Cottages


I Love Barbeque Festival [Lake Placid, NY]

More than just a few tunes played at an arena, this pork-centric three-day concert series mixes rock, blues, and applewood-smoked bites. Imagine pit masters and local chefs battling Iron Chef–style and a Rib Fest that lets the crowd decide who takes home the title of best in the Northeast.

Where to Stay Lake Placid Lodge

North Atlantic Blues Festival [Rockland, ME]

Home to renowned artists like John Lee Hooker and Bo Diddley, this two-day, oceanside concert features dancing in the streets and fresh seafood alongside the auditory delights. If you’re an aspiring musician yourself, bring your instrument Friday, July 15 to local clubs and you may be able to jam with living blues legends.

Where to Stay Samoset Resort


Lake George Music Festival [Lake George, NY]

Symphonic melodies, from Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 5” to Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” are brought to life in surprising area venues, including art galleries, outdoor pavilions, and historic museums. This memorable festival is also a chance to experience masterpieces within a few feet from masterful musicians from the likes of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Opera.

Where to Stay The Sagamore Resort

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