Spring and soon summer is upon us and festivals of every kind are getting underway. It’s time to celebrate! Festivals provide all sorts of fun entertainment and everyone is sure to have a great time. Celebrate life with music, dance and great food. Line up your spring and summer entertainment now with this list of top festivals for May through July.
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Doheny Blues Festival
Doheny is holding its 18th annual festival in Dana Point, California. You are all welcome to come, see some great vocal entertainers, handcrafted artworks, and chow down on old time favorites like burgers, burritos, barbeque and pies. Don’t miss out on Ben Powell, Whitney Shay, Valerie June, Lurrie Bell or Bonnie Raitt!
The Sacramento Music Festival
Guests will have a fantastic time listening to great music for four days in Sacramento, California. Passes are reasonable priced, and you’ll get to enjoy music presented by Sister Swing, Malo, Tower of Power, Dixie Company and Vivian Lee.
Tucson Annual Juneteenth FestivalThis amazing Juneteenth celebration takes place in Tucson, Arizona where people from all over gather to commemorate the abolishment of slavery.
Florida African Dance Festival
Everybody is encouraged to attend this fun dance festival in Tallahassee, Florida. The event runs for three days and features a number or exotic dance and exciting drum performances.
Chicago Blues Festival
After performing 30 blues festivals at Grant Park, you know these folks know what you want! Come and enjoy the sounds of great entertainment for three days featuring names like Carolina Chocolate, Bettye LaVette, Aaron Neville and Nikki Hill.
Taste of Chicago
Make your summer one to remember with this fun festival featuring outdoor entertainment, premier foods and fantastic music in a relaxing setting at Grant Park, Illinois. The festival offers five outstanding days of splendid entertainment and best of all, it has free admission!
Essence Music Festival
This truly amazing festival in New Orleans, Louisiana originally started as a tribute to African-American females in Essence Magazine. However, the festival was so successful; they’re now celebrating 25 years.
You’re almost guaranteed to see a spectacular show with award winning and Oscar nominated musicians that will be a show to remember. Soak up the sun and enjoy three unbelievable days of fantastic tunes. Don’t miss out on names like Common, Charlie Wilson, India.Arie, Erykahbadu and KEM.