A Guide to Fall Music Festivals in and Around South Florida


A lot has changed since the last time we published a preview of the festival season. Vaccines have become widely available, concert safety precautions have been implemented, and live music has slowly returned to the forefront of our cultural calendars. With a stacked list of music festivals taking place across Florida and our neighboring states until the end of the year, why not give it another shot?

The key now is to keep tabs on which of these events are taking place without encountering any issues – between cancellations and issues with tropical weather and coronavirus issues, many of this year’s renowned music festivals (Bonnaroo, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and more) have been canceled. Hopefully clear skies and a lack of COVID complications for these festivals across the Sunshine State and Southeastern United States

III Points

October 22-23 in Miami, Florida

In just a few short years, III Points has grown from a musical echo in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood to arguably South Florida’s defining music festival. It’s no big deal for Ultra Music Festival and Rolling Loud, but III Points has the most eclectic and expertly curated lineup in the state for our money. Headliners include Wu-Tang Clan and the South Florida Strokes’ first performance in over 15 years, and lower-level critical darlings like Moses Sumney, Alex G and Yves Tumor represent some of the more intriguing reservations. and exciting that the region has seen. in years.

Trembling knees

October 22-24 in Atlanta, Georgia

This Atlanta staple has become a lifelong contender for the nation’s best pure rock festival – mostly indie rock, to be precise – and this year is spreading its wings for the first time to include hip-hop acts like the head. Run the Jewels Saturday poster and Jay Electronica gem undercard. Its impressive 2022 lineup also includes perhaps the world’s greatest rock band, Foo Fighters, hitting hard for Stevie Nicks and New York icons The Strokes. Not to mention that the cool October weather in Central Park in Atlanta should be a treat compared to the generally sweltering May dates.

Suwanee hulaween

October 28-31 in Luve Oak, Florida

Pride of North Florida and one of the nation’s most beloved jam and electronics festivals, Hulaween returns this Halloween weekend – to his normal place on the calendar – with a typically blissful lineup of acts. improvised guitarists and electronic artists on bass. . Entrants must keep their eyes peeled for a potential cross between headliners Khruangbin and Leon Bridges after their 2020 collaboration record Texas Sun, with what is sure to be a typically dazzling set from My Morning Jacket, which will perform just days after the release of their upcoming self-titled studio album.

Party 2021

October 29-31 in Gainesville, Florida

This Gainesville institution, which takes place at venues in the bustling college town of North Florida, returns for its 19th edition in October. This year’s lineup, as usual, is an unmistakable assortment of punk, emo and hardcore bands. Gainesville’s heroes, Hot Water Music, will headline two different nights, and favorite performers from the scene including Frank Turner, Baroness, The Wonder Years and many more will complete the lineup.

Welcome to Rockville

November 11-14 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

While not every music fan’s cup of tea, Welcome to Rockville, the annual meeting of hard-hitting rock bands with a capital R, is sure to have serious fans of the genre salivating. Featuring three of hard rock’s most enduring bands, including two unique sets of genre icons Metallica, this year’s edition of Florida’s biggest rock festival is sure to draw serious crowds to its new home in Daytona. Beach.

Turtle music Festival

November 12-14 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

This Fort Lauderdale staple once again brings together some of the biggest country music bands for a weekend on the water, with this year’s headliners including a trio of certified superstars Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Tim McGraw.

Bonus: Okeechobee Music and Art Festival

March 3-6, 2022, Okeechobee, Florida

Okay, we know that the return of the Okeechobee Music Festival is not planned for this year. But Florida’s preeminent camping music festival just announced its highly anticipated 2022 lineup this week, and it’s featuring a headlining doozy: Indie-psych superstar Tame Impala leads the pack this year, with programming complemented by some of the greatest acts in electronic music, hip-hop and rock. It’s never too early to get excited about this one.

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