Summer is fast approaching and we’re jumping out of our office chairs with excitement. Who doesn’t love the the sun, the sweat, the sounds, and even the flower crowns? At Stay Alfred, we’re crazy about music festivals and know that camping isn’t always an option for those who want to attend. Some of our cities where we host vacation rentals are having incredible festivals or fairs this summer and we have the downtown vacation rentals to match. Need a place to stay? We’ve got you covered. Give us a call any time of day at 866-232-3864 and one of our knowledgeable reservation agents will help you book the perfect vacation rental for your travel needs! Skip the awkward, crowded hotel experience and stay like a local with all your friends for a comparable rate.
BOSTON- Boston Calling 2016: May 27th-29th. Featuring Sia, Disclosure, Janelle Monae, Elle King, Haim, Sufjan Stevens, Robyn, Odesza.
SAN ANTONIO- River City Rockfest: May 29th. Featuring Disturbed, Scorpions, Megadeth, Bullet For My Valentine, P.O.D., Pop Evil
SAN ANTONIO- San Antonio Summer Art & Jazz Festival: June 3rd-5th. Artists and programs featured to be announced.
SAN DIEGO- San Diego County Fair: You’re guaranteed to find something amazing to see or do at this month-long San Diego celebration. June 3rd- July 4th. Closed on June 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, and 27th. Featuring Switchfoot, Lady Antebellum, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, 3 Doors Down, Kenny Rogers
PHILADELPHIA- Roots Picnic: June 4th. Featuring Future, Usher, The Roots, Willow Smith, Blood Orange, Kehlani, Swizz Beatz
NASHVILLE- CMA Music Festival: June 9th-12th. Featuring Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Hank Williams, Jr., Eric Church, and MANY other country music legends.
NASHVILLE- Bonnaroo: June 9th-12th. If country music isn’t your thing, you might consider heading South toward Manchester, TN to catch these more alternative and electronic musical acts instead. Featuring Pearl Jam, Ellie Goulding, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Purity Ring, Adventure Club, Halsey.
WASHINGTON, D.C.- DC Jazz Festival: June 10th-19th. Featuring Kamasi Washington, Regina Carter, Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Septet, Cecile McLorin Salvant.
DENVER- LoHi 2016: June 11th. Featuring Alo, Greener Grounds.
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Smithsonian Folklife Festival: June 29th-July 4th, July 7th-10th. This year, the festival will honor the Basque cultural heritage. More information and line up to be announced soon.
NEW ORLEANS- Essence Festival: June 30th-July 3rd. Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Mariah Carey, Maxwell, Ciara, with other special guests Tyra Banks, Misty Copeland and more.
PORTLAND- Waterfront Blues Festival: July 1st- 4th. Tedeschi Trucks Band, JJ Grey & Mofro, Jimmie Vaughan & The Tilt-A-Whirl Band, Maceo Parker
BOSTON- Outside the Box Festival: July 13th-17th at the Boston Common. Featuring Kasey Musgraves, Gin Blossoms, New Politics, Guster
SEATTLE- Capitol Hill Block Party: July 22nd-24th. Featuring Odesza, Chvrches, Crystal Castles, The Cave Singers, MO
DENVER- Underground Music Showcase: July 28th-31st. Experience Denver’s premier indie festival. Featuring Policia, Thee Oh Sees, Allah Las
DENVER- Bass Center 2016: July 29th-30th. Featuring electronic music acts such as Bassnectar, Flux Pavilion, Flying Lotus, Porter Robinson, Wu-Tang Clan.
PHILADELPHIA- Philadelphia Folk Festival: August 18th-21st. Featuring Los Lobos, The Lone Bellow, The Wood Brothers, and many other indie/folk acts.
PORTLAND- Project Pabst 2016: August 26th-28th. Featuring Duran Duran, Tame Impala, Ice Cube, Ween, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
SEATTLE- Bumbershoot: September 2nd-4th. Featuring Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Death Cab for Cutie, G-Eazy, Halsey, Third Eye Blind, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Billy Idol
MEMPHIS- Delta Fair & Music Festival: September 2nd-11th. More information regarding musical acts and events coming soon.
SAN DIEGO- KAABOO: September 16th-September 18th. Featuring Aerosmith, Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band, Jack Johnson, Fall Out Boy, Lenny Kravitz, OneRepublic
BOSTON- Copenhagen Beer Celebration: September 23rd-24th. The main attraction of this event is beer, but there will be a number of bands performing in honor of the featured craft brews. Featuring Lucero, Yo La Tengo, Mariachi El Bronx, The Barr Brothers, Caroline Rose
NEW ORLEANS- Bear Creek Bayou: September 30th-October 1st. Line up is to be announced. Expect an exciting and eclectic variety of musical acts.
NEW ORLEANS- Voodoo Experience: October 28th-30th. Line up will be announced in June. Expect a few big names at this popular event.