No doubt you’re ready to stretch your legs and get back into the music festival circuit with your newfound freedom this fall. With over half the world vaccinated and the other half more or less happy as they are, some of the concerts and music festivals may actually happen this year! Some have turned tail and moved to 2022, but here are the ones you can still expect to enjoy.

Baton Rouge Blues Festival

September 18, 2021

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The Baton Rouge Blues Festival has been going on since 1981, making it one of the oldest to celebrate the genre. It takes place in Repentance Park in downtown Louisiana, which gives those concerned about crowded gatherings the benefits of breezes to ease their mind a bit.

This year’s featured performers include Kenny Neal, Nikki Hill, Robert Finley, Jonathon Long, Alabama Slim, and more.

Borderland Festival

September 18-19, 2021

Borderland Festival 2021 - Music Festival Wizard

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The Borderland Music and Arts Festival takes place over two days in Knox Farm State Park in New York. This music and culture festival celebrates the region’s history with painters, live performances, and even cultural oddities like hatchet throwing, horse stables, and an indoor market.

Featured performers this year include The Revivalists and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit.


September 22-25, 2021

Americanafest 2018: A singular week of music in Nashville - Americana One

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Americanfest is six days of music celebration featuring not only performers but seminars and Q&A panels from industry professionals. The event hosts the Americana Honors & Awards Show at the Ryman Auditorium, though different events happen in different venues in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

For not only amazing live shows but also networking opportunities, Americanafest is the place to be.

Ohana Festival

September 24-26, 2021

Ohana Festival in Dana Point postpones to 2021 due to coronavirus – Orange  County Register

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Ohana festival in Dana Point, California is half a non-profit charity for California’s parks and half a musical showcase that features surfer rock, alt-rock, and indie performers doing their thing. The emphasis on these three days is great music and even better vibes, with everyone relaxed and enjoying themselves at Doheny State Beach.

Headliners this year include Pearl Jam, Brandi Carlile, Kings of Leon, Real Estate, and more.

Beyond Wonderland at the Gorge

October 1-2, 2021

Beyond Wonderland at The Gorge Unveils Stellar 2021 Lineup With REZZ,  Alison Wonderland, More - - The Latest Electronic Dance Music News,  Reviews & Artists

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To kick off the October music festivities, Beyond the Wonderland is turning out a crazy EDM party. The lights, the outrageous costumes, the plumes of fire and beams of lasers and smoke – if you know anything about Wonderland, you know this is going to be crazy.

Featured acts include Alison Wonderland, Rezz, and Steve Aoki.

Solfest Cancun

October 24-27, 2021

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If you are looking for “fun in the sun,” then Solfest Cancun is what you are looking for. As one of the best valued music vacation on the continent, you have no reason why you would not go. Clear water, beautiful location, amazing music. What more do you need?

Jacksonville Jazz Festival

October 1-3, 2021

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And last but not least, we cannot forget about the Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Hosting the 40th Anniversary this fall, the festival will kick off with the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition presented by Keyboard Connection – The Piano Place on September 29 at the Florida Theatre, and continue October 1-3 with two stages of live, free entertainment.

This is the perfect festival for any Jazz and music lover.

The Takeaway

The fall music festival scene is about to come out in full force for a few months of celebration. Some may be wary of participating in a world where the coronavirus is still out there, but those looking for a good time can find it at one of these events.

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