Look up the word "lollapalooza" and you'll find this definition: an extraordinary thing; an outstanding example. You won't find any other music festival with a more fitting moniker than Lollapalooza, Chicago's grandest stage for music legends from across the globe. Connecting with the city's deep musical heritage, Lollapalooza set down roots and made Chicago its home in 2005 and hasn't looked back. Each year in August, some of the top names in alternative, hip hop, punk and pop join more than 100 bands and musicians in Grant Park to bring you one loud, heart-stopping 3-day event.
Date: Aug 1 -Aug 3, 2014
Elvis Week ? Memphis, TENNESSEE
Each August, Elvis fans from around the world gather for Elvis Week. Memphis sees an influx of Elvis fans for a celebration of the music, movies and legacy of Elvis Presley. Elvis Week always includes traditional events such as the Elvis Fan Club Presidents Event, Elvis Insiders Event, Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and an Elvis candlelight vigil plus special concerts, panel discussions, dances and much more. Elvis Week is a celebration of the music, movies and life of Elvis Presley.
Date: Aug 8- Aug 17, 2014
Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival- San Francisco, CALIFORNIA
The Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival takes place in August with dozens of bands & attractions. From singer-songwriters to DJs, jazz acts and cutting edge rock bands, all major music movements are celebrated alongside a host of local musicians, food vendors and visual artists representing San Francisco's vibrant cultural community. This green-conscious event directly benefits the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department with a special annual donation. The Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival is becoming one of the ultimate summer destinations for live music, food and wine fans, and the fact that it will take place in the great city of San Francisco ensures an unparalleled entertainment experience.
Date: Aug 8- Aug 10, 2014
Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival- Jackson, MISSISSIPPI
Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival: 5 Stages Over 30
2014 is year two of the Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival in Jackson, Mississippi where Interstate 20 meets Interstate 55. This premier music festival will feature some of the biggest names in rhythm and blues music on the third weekend in August of 2014. Rhythm & Blues enthusiasts from all over the world will gather on the rustic grounds of the Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum to enjoy what festival promoters are calling a "Summer of Music" in Jackson.
Date: Aug 15-Aug 16, 2014
Newport Jazz Festival- Newport, RHODE ISLAND
Referred to as the grandfather of all jazz festivals, this event draws thousands of people from all over the world to Newport, Rhode Island- a city which is famed for its spectacular coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture. The Newport Jazz Festival? was founded in 1954 as the first annual jazz festival in America and has been host to numerous legendary performances by some of the world's leading established and emerging artists.
Date- Aug 1-Aug 3, 2014
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