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Tickified’s 2012 Music Festival Guide

Outdoor music festivals are some of the most popular events each summer.  Where else can you catch multiple of your favorite performers all in the same place?  2012 is shaping up to  be another exciting year for concert goers as many of the most popular festivals are starting to release their lineups and tickets are starting to go on sale.  While we plan to post the lineups to many of these summer music fests, we thought it would be useful to our readers to provide you with a comprehensive list of music festivals that will be taking place this year.  These events are great to promotes as tickets to many of these events are in high demand.

2012 Massive List of Sumer Music Festivals

  • 9 Mile Music Festival 2012 – MIAMI, FL
  • Cypress Hill Smokeout 2012 – San Bernardino, CA
  • Savannah Stopover 2012 – Savannah, GA
  • 35 Denton 2012 – DENTON, TX
  • AURA Festival 2012 – Saint Cloud, FL
  • Brootol Sun Fest 2012 – Tucson, AZ
  • South By SouthWest (SXSW) 2012 – Austin, TX
  • Never Say Never Festival 2012 – Mission, TX
  • Lift Festival 2012 – Whaleback Mountain, NH
  • Beyond Wonderland 2012 – Los Angeles, CA
  • The Buku Project 2012 – New Orleans, LA
  • Suwannee Springfest 2012 – Live Oak, FL
  • Treefort Music Festival 2012 – Boise, ID
  • Ultra Music Festival 2012 – Miami, FL
  • Mission Creek Festival 2012 – Iowa City, IA
  • Snowmont 2012 – Killington, VT
  • Caffeine Music Festival 2012 – Broomfield, CO
  • Middle of the Map Fest 2012 – Kansas City, MO
  • Paid Dues Festival 2012 – San Bernardino, CA
  • Euphoria 2012 – Austin, TXApril 7th, 2012
  • Country Thunder Arizona 2012 – Florence, AZ
  • McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2012 – Phoenix, AZ
  • Coachella Music Festival 2012 – Indio, CA
  • Jacksonville Super Fest 2012 – Jacksonville, FL
  • Easter Island Festival 2012 – Valley Park, OK
  • Way Out West Fest 2012 – Tucson, AZ
  • Old Settler’s Music Festival 2012 – Austin, TX
  • Wanee Music Festival 2012 – Live Oak, FL
  • Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival 2012 – Pittsboro, NC
  • Sweetwater 420 Fest 2012 – Atlanta, GA
  • Rites of Spring 2012 – Nashville, TN
  • New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 2012 – Worcester,MA
  • Tadasana Music Festival 2012 – Santa Monica, CA
  • Norman Music Festival 2012 – Norman, OK
  • MerleFest 2012 – Wilkesboro, NC
  • New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2012 – New Orleans, LA
  • IMR Music Festival 2012 – Atlanta, GA
  • Nocturnal Wonderland: Texas 2012 – Rockdale, TX
  • Austin Psych Fest 2012 – Austin, TX
  • Stagecoach 2012 – Indio, CA
  • Shadrock Music Fest 2012 – Richmond, VA
  • Sunfest 2012 – West Palm Beach, FL
  • Crossing Brooklyn Ferry 2012 – Brooklyn, NY
  • Beale Street Music Festival 2012 – Memphis, TN
  • Runaway Country 2012 – Melbourne, FL
  • Water Hill Music Festival 2012 – Ann Arbor, MI
  • Secret Stages 2012 – Birmingham, AL
  • M3 Rock Festival 2012 – Columbia, MD
  • Orange Blossom Jamboree 2012 – Brooksville, FL
  • NYC Pop Fest 2012 – New York, NY
  • Hozack Blackout Fest 2012 – Chicago, IL
  • The Bamboozle 2012 – Asbury Park, NJ
  • Hangout Music Festival 2012 – Gulf Shores, AL
  • Rock On The Range 2012 – Columbus, OH
  • Joshua Tree Music Festival 2012 – Joshua Tree, CA
  • Nelsonville Music Festival 2012 – Nelsonville, OH
  • Delfest 2012 – Cumberland, MD
  • Abbey Road on the River 2012 – LOUISVILLE, KY
  • Maryland Deathfest 2012 – Baltimore, MD
  • Lightning in a Bottle 2012 – Silverado, CA
  • Sasquatch! 2012 – The Gorge, WA
  • Summer Camp Music Festival 2012 – Chillicothe, IL
  • Punk Rock Bowling 2012 – Las Vegas, NV
  • Rocklahoma 2012 – Pryor, OK
  • Backwoods Bash 2012 – Prue, OK
  • Riverfest 2012 – Little Rock, AR
  • Spring Hookahville 2012 – Thornville, OH
  • Bella Music Fest 2012 – Clarks Grove, MN
  • Strange Creek Campout 2012 – Greenfield, MA
  • Detroit Movement Electronic Festival 2012 – Detroit, MI
  • Neon Desert 2012 – El Paso, TX
  • Soundset 2012 – Canterbury Park, MN
  • Wakarusa Music Festival 2012 – Ozark, AR
  • Mountain Jam Festival 2012 – Hunter, NY
  • Chaos in Tejas 2012 – Austin, TX
  • Appalachian Uprising 2012 – Scottown, OH
  • Crawfish Fest 2012 – Augusta, NJ
  • Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest 2012 – Augusta, NJ
  • Free Press Summer Fest 2012 – Houston, TX
  • Appel Farm Music Festival 2012 – Elmer, NJ
  • CMA Music Festival 2012 – Nashville, TN
  • Bonnaroo Music Festival 2012 – Manchester, TN
  • Desert Rocks 2012 – Moab, UT
  • Riverbend Festival 2012 – Chattanooga, TN
  • Electric Daisy Carnival 2012 – Las Vegas, NV
  • BamaJam 2012 – Enterprise, AL
  • Clearwater Festival 2012 – Croton-on-Hudson, NY
  • Starscape 2012 – Baltimore, MD
  • Vans Warped Tour 2012 – USA Tour
  • Wanderlust Vermont 2012 – Stratton, VT
  • Telluride Bluegrass 2012 – Telluride, CO
  • Mantra Bash 2012 – Ferguson, NC
  • Country Jam Colorado 2012 – Grand Junction, CO
  • Country Stampede 2012 – Manhattan, KC
  • Sonic Bloom 2012 – Georgetown, CO
  • RE:Generation 2012 – North Plains, OR
  • Sierra Nevada World Music Festival 2012 – Boonville, CA
  • Moondance Jammin Country 2012 – Walker, MN
  • Plan-It-X Fest 2012 – Bloomington, IN
  • The Governors Ball 2012 – Randall’s Island, NYC
  • Granite State Music Festival 2012 – Concord, NH
  • Westword Music Showcase 2012 – Denver, CO
  • Orion Music +More 2012 – Atlantic City, NJ
  • Summerfest 2012 - Milwaukee, WI
  • Electric Forest 2012 – Rothbury, MI
  • Bloom Heavy’s River Romp 2012 – Grassy, MO
  • Waterfront Blues Festival 2012 – Portland, OR
  • Wanderlust Colorado 2012 – Copper MTN, CO
  • High Sierra Music Festival 2012 – Quincy, CA
  • Essence Music Festival 2012 – New Orleans, LA
  • 80/35 Music Festival 2012 – Des Moines, IA
  • Basilica Block Party 2012 – Minneapolis, MN
  • Boise Music Festival 2012 – Boise, ID
  • Common Ground Music Festival 2012 – Lansing, MI
  • Camp Bisco 2012 – Mariaville, NY
  • Forecastle Festival 2012 – Louisville, KY
  • Pitchfork Music Festival: Chicago 2012 – Chicago, IL
  • Bunbury Music Festival 2012 – Cincinnati, OH
  • 4Knots Festival 2012 – New York, NY
  • Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival 2012 – Bridgeport, CT
  • Country Thunder Wisconsin 2012 – Twin Lakes, WI
  • Moondance Jam 2012 – Walker, MN
  • Rock Fest 2012 – Cadott, WI
  • Country Jam Wisconsin 2012 – Eau Claire, WI
  • Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance 2012 – Trumansburg, NY
  • All Good Music Festival and Campout 2012 – Thornville, OH
  • The Underground Music Showcase (UMS) 2012 – Denver, CO
  • Jamboree in the Hills 2012 – Morristown, OH
  • Capitol Hill Block Party 2012 – Seattle, WA
  • Wanderlust California 2012 – North Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Floyd Fest 2012 – Floyd, VA
  • SoundTown Festival 2012 – Somerset, WI
  • Newport Folk Festival 2012 – Newport, RI
  • Sleepy Bear Music Festival 2012 – Lake Ann, M
  • Rockygrass Festival 2012 – Lyons, CO
  • Phibstock 2012 – Hartsel, CO
  • Wicker Park Festival 2012 – Chicago, IL
  • WE Fest 2012 – Detroit Lakes, MN
  • Lollapalooza 2012 – Chicago, IL
  • Musikfest 2012 – Bethlehem, PA
  • Oregon Jamboree 2012 – Sweet Home, OR
  • Hard Summer 2012 – Los Angeles, CA
  • Pickathon 2012 – Happy Valley, OR
  • Northwest String Summit 2012 – North Plains, OR
  • Gnarnia Festival 2012 – Somewhere in North Carolina
  • Summer Meltdown 2012 – Darrington, WA
  • MAHA Festival 2012 – Omaha, NE
  • Rootwire Music & Arts Festival 2012 – Logan, OH
  • Sunstrip Music Festival 2012 – West Hollywood, CA
  • Willamette Country Music Festival 2012 – BROWNSVILLE, OR
  • Folks Festival 2012 – Lyons, CO
  • Philadelphia Folk Festival 2012 – Upper Salford Township, PA
  • Camp Barefoot 2012 – Bartow, WV
  • Rock Jam 2012 – Grand Junction, CO
  • LouFest 2012 – St. Louis, MO
  • Burning Man 2012 – Black Rock Desert, NV
  • Abbey Road on the River DC 2012 – Washington, DC
  • Electric Zoo 2012 – Randall’s Island Park, NYC
  • North Coast Music Festival 2012 – Chicago, IL
  • Bumbershoot 2012 – Seattle, WA
  • FYF Fest 2012 – Los Angeles, CA
  • Hopscotch 2012 – Raleigh, NC
  • MusicfestNW (MFNW) 2012 – Portland, OR
  • Catskill Chill Music Festival 2012 – Hancock, NY
  • Americana Music Festival 2012 – Nashville, TN
  • The Americana Music Association 2012 – Nashville, TN
  • Utica Music Festival 2012 – Utica, NY
  • Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion 2012 – Bristol, TN
  • Telluride Blues and Brews Festival 2012 – Telluride, CO
  • I’ll Be Your Mirror New Jersey 2012 – Asbury Park, NJ
  • Decibel Festival 2012 – Seattle, WA
  • A3C Hip-Hop Festival 2012 – Atlanta, GA
  • BayFest 2012 – Mobile, AL
  • 2012 Bayou Country SuperFest – Baton Rouge, LA
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2012 – San Francisco, CA
  • Harvest Festival 2012 – Ozark, AR
  • Austin City Limits 2012 – Austin, TX
  • CMJ Music & Film Marathon 2012 – New York, NY
  • City Arts Fest 2012 – Seattle, WA
  • Magnolia Fest 2012 – Live Oak, FL
  • Voodoo Music Experience 2012 – New Orleans, LA
  • Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 – Austin, TX
  • Sun and Sand Festival 2012 – Mississippi Gulf Coast, MS
  • Bear Creek Music Festival 2012 – Live Oak, FL

Top Weekend Events August 19-21

Hello Wednesday!

First and foremost, I’d like to extend my condolences to the families affected by the collapsed stage at the Sugarland show at the Indiana State Fair.  You’re in our thoughts!

Not to be totally glossed over, but there do seem to be a few other state fair concerts on the list for this week.  While last week’s concert was surely a tragedy, it was a sad, but extremely rare occurrence.  Train and Lady Antebellum will both be performing at the Iowa and Indiana State Fairs respectively.

Other county music stars will be hitting the stage this weekend with huge fan interest.  Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band are high again on the list with their summery sound.  Ms. Taylor Swift is once again on the list as well with her Speak Now tour which continues and will continue to draw a lot of interest.  Rascal Flatts, while always popular, seems to be getting even more popular these days.

Justin Beiber’s better half, Selena Gomez, takes the top spot for the weekend.   Selena Gomez and The Scene (the rest of her band) recently took home accolades from the RIAA for their song “Who Says” which went platinum.  The girl can sing!  Her days on Disney’s the Wizards of Wavery Place, dating the Bieb as well as her throngs of pre-tween fans can’t hurt either.

Old rivals the Chicago Cubs vs. the St. Louis Cardinals face off again this weekend.  Both teams have die-hard loyal fans, but sadly, the Cardinals have more World Series wins over the Cubbies.

And finally, once again the MLS has made another appearance on the top weekend events list.  The Houston Dynamo Soccer team will take on the Real Salt Lake.  Keep your eye out for MLS games!

Top Weekend Events August 19th – 21st

1.)    Selena Gomez, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ – Saturday, August 20th

2.)    St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL – Friday, August 19th

3.)    Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band, Ford Field, Detroit, MI – Saturday, August 20th

4.)    Train, Iowa State Fair Grandstand, Des Moines, IA – Friday, August 19th

5.)    Houston Dynamo, Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX – Saturday, August 20th

6.)    Lady Antebellum, Indiana State Fair, Indianapolis, IN – Friday, August 19th

7.)    St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL – Sunday, August 21st

8.)    Sade, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA – Friday, August 19th

9.)    Taylor Swift, Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB – Friday, August 19th

10.) Rascal Flatts, 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL – Friday, August 19th

Top Weekend Events July 15 – 17

Yay Wednesday!

Well, the top thing that stood out to me for this weekend is that those Ontario-ans certainly want to get out of the house this weekend.  Three Ontario events made the top events for this weekend, including the Jimmy Buffett show, Vans Warped Tour and the Taylor Swift show.  The Vans Warped Tour in Mississauga has an impressive lineup including 3oh!3, Anti-Flag, Bad Religion, Devil Wears Prada, Flogging Molly, Less Than Jake, Madina Lake, NOFX, A Day to Remember and MANY others.  This is sure to be a really fun concert experience.   Taylor Swift has recovered from her bronchitis last and resumes her Speak Now tour.  Taylor will be playing in Ontario on both Friday and Saturday.  Jimmy Buffett shows up again on this list, unsurprisingly.  His current song with the Zac Brown Band, Knee Deep, is a huge hit on the country music stations at the moment.

Sir Paul McCartney kicks off his five city tour this weekend in the Big Apple.  He plays both Friday and Saturday at Yankee Stadium then moves on to Detroit (Sunday, July 24), Montreal (Tuesday, July 26 and Wednesday July 27), Chicago (Sunday, July 31 and Monday, August 1) then concludes in Cincinnati on Thursday, August 4th.   The former Beatles band mate will be playing all his shows in ballparks.  Should be a great time!

Eddie Vedder returns to his roots and the home of grunge music this weekend for a Seattle show.  The lead singer of Pearl Jam has taken his solo tour on the road and is exceptionally popular.

Brad Paisley, NKOTB and O.A.R. come up again on the top weekend list as they are perpetually popular for summertime concerts.

For your sporting news, the LA Galaxy soccer team will host the Spanish soccer superstars the Real Madrid this weekend.  This is the first time since 2007 that the Galaxy will play at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, as part of the 2011 World Football Challenge.  Of note, Mr. Posh and all around hunk, David Beckham has played for both teams.  This is a rematch of last year’s very exciting match played at the Rose Bowl.

Top Weekend Events 7/15 – 17th

1.)    Paul McCartney, Yankee Stadium, New York , NY – Saturday, July 16th

2.)    Jimmy Buffett, Toronto Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, OT – Saturday, July 16th

3.)    Vans Warped Tour, Arrow Hall, Mississauga, OT – Friday, July 15th

4.)    Brad Paisley, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NY – Friday, July 15th

5.)    Eddie Vedder, Bearoya Hall, Seattle, WA – Friday, July 15th

6.)    Taylor Swift, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, OT – Saturday, July 16th

7.)    Owl City, Roseland Theater, Portland, OR – Sunday, July 17th

8.)    LA Galaxy vs. Real Madrid, L.A. Coliseum Los Angeles – Saturday, July 16th

9.)    New Kids on the Block, Spring Center, Kansas City, MO – Saturday, July 16th

10.) O.A.R., Family Circle Magazine Stadium,  Charleston, SC – Saturday, July 16th

Top Weekend Events July 8 – 10th

I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July weekend!

Well, this is another hot weekend for concerts.  The bands/singers on this weekend’s list are all pretty mainstream, top revenue getters.  While Rascal Flatts  is the top of the list for weekend, Taylor Swift’s Atlanta concert in Atlanta certainly getting a lot of attention.  This particular concert was pinged on this list a good number of times, but it is because she had to cancel this cancel this concert and her Charlotte, North Carolina Show due to bronchitis.   Her Atlanta show will be rescheduled for October 1 and her Charlotte show will be rescheduled for November 16th.  Hopefully she feels better soon!

Of course the other country music stars, Sugarland, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban are all still doing exceptionally well.  Keith Urban’s Get Closer 2011 World Tour is in support of his 7th studio Album, Get Closer, which was released on November 16th, 2010.  Jennifer Nettles’, the lead singer of Sugarland, star power is increasingly on the rise as well.  She’s been featured in a number of main stream magazines lately including Self Magazine, Stylenews and OK!  And OPRAH magazine lately.

O.A.R. is a former college band turned rock superstars.  The group got their starts as Buckeyes at Ohio State University.  They are well known for their live performances and jam band elements making each song unique.  Of the same vein, Dave Matthews Band (DMB) is making a strong showing this weekend whom are also known for their lengthy improvisational renditions of their hits, oftentimes with an intricate video and lighting show.  This Caravan show is in salute to their 20 year anniversary as a band.  They are playing 3, multi-day, multi-artist music events.  The Chicago show is the first event, followed by the New York City show on August 26th and finishing up in Quincy, WA on September 2nd.

Top weekend events – July 8th – 10th

1.) Rascal Flatts, Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ – Saturday, July 9th

2.) O.A.R. , PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ – Saturday, July 9th

3.) Dave Matthews Band Caravan, Chicago Lakeside, Chicago, IL – Friday, July 8th

4.) Katy Perry, Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL – Friday, July 8th

5.) Sugarland, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI- Saturday, July 9th

6.) Eddie Vedder, Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA – Friday, July 8th

7.) Kid Rock, Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA – Saturday, July 9th

8.) Britney Spears, United Center, Chicago, IL – Friday, July 8th

9.) Tim McGraw, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY – Sunday, July 10th

10.) Keith Urban, Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT – Saturday, July 9th

Top Weekend Events – July 1st – 4th

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipWell, it’s Wednesday again.  This is the big 4th of July weekend and people for sure want to get out and see some baseball!  They have a number of excellent games to go see.

While baseball games, particularly on the 4th, are reigning supreme on the list, some other “manly” events are of note.  Taking top placement of events going on this weekend is the mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship in Vegas.  Originally, the event was set to be a rematch between B.J. Penn and Jon Fitch, but, given the nature of the sport, both competitors had to bow out due to injuries.    This started a whole ripple of injuries replacements from the event, including Evan Dunham, Jason Miller, and Cub Swanson.  The main event, Bantamweight Championship is between Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber.  UFC 132 will broadcast it’s two preliminary fights live on Spike TV and the remaining fights will be streamed on Facebook.  How’s that for using social media?

The Coke Zero 400 Race is a 160 lap, 400 mile NASCAR Sprint Series stock car race at the Daytona International Speedway.  This particular race has been around since 1959 and usually held around 4th of July, and has held other names such as the Firecracker 250, Firecracker 400, Pepsi Firecracker 400 and Pepsi 400.  This year’s event will again be televised on TNT.

As for your top weekend concerts, the men of country seem to hold their fan’s attention.  Toby Keith will be playing at the Henry Maier Festival Park at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI.  Mr. Keith with special guest Eric Church are the headliners for the day, but other notable (free with admission!) acts include; Girl Talk, Los Lonely Boys, Los Lobos, Anberlin, Third Eye Blind, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus an Taj Mahal.  Kenny Chesney is the other man of the weekend with his show in Pittsburgh.  There’s something about country music, fireworks, a cold beer and celebrating the 4th, isn’t there?

So, all in all, people are looking for good old fashioned events that remind folks about our American pastimes; music, baseball and having a good time.

Top Events – 4th of July Weekend

1.)   UFC 132 Cruz vs. Faber, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV – Saturday, July 2nd

2.)   Mets at Dodgers, Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles, CA – Monday, July 4th

3.)   Coke Zero 400, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, FL – Saturday, July 2nd

4.)   Toby Keith, Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI – Friday, July 1st

5.)   Royals at White Sox, Cellular Field, Chicago, IL – Monday, July 4th

6.)   Kenny Chesney, Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA – Saturday, July 2nd

7.)   Blue Jays at Red Sox, Fenway Park, Boston, MA – Monday, July 4th

8.)   Rockies at Braves, Turner Field, Atlanta, GA – Monday, July 4th

9.)   Phillies at Marlins, Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL – Monday, July 4th

10.) Indians at Reds, Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH – Saturday, July 4th