Summer concerts in New York cover every genre of music you'll want to jam out to, from jazz to country to pop to folk. This summer will be especially festive, with the 50th anniversary of Woodstock a Woodstock 50 concert is reportedly in the works for Watkins Glen August 16—18 , a revamped Central Park SummerStage experience in New York City, and much more. Through September 26; New York; Prices vary. The Ridge in Le Roy basically turns the entire summer into one long music festival, by holding different themed Jam Weekends throughout the season. May 31 — June 1 is Southern Rock Weekend, with headliners. The Ridge itself is not only a concert venue but also a campground, so pick your weekend and bring your tent for this perfect combo of music and the outdoors. May 31—August 24; Le Roy; Prices vary by artist. All proceeds benefit Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, an organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the Hudson River.
4) The Greatest Day Ever Music Festival
Best summer music festivals in NYC
When you think of major music festivals, big names like Coachella or Glastonbury may spring to mind. The city has more than its fair share of huge music festivals happening every year, representing a wide range of genres. Many of these music fests take place during the summer, attracting locals and out-of-towners alike who are eager to see parts of NYC transform into a giant stage for big-name acts. So you don't miss a single beat, here's a list of 10 of the biggest annual music festivals in New York City, including some relative newcomers. Launched in , Governors Ball is one of the largest and most popular summer music festivals in New York City, drawing in some , attendees annually. While the original, one-day festival was held on Governors Island from where it still borrows its name , the festival smartly relocated to Randall's Island the following year to avoid logistical nightmares since Governors Island is exclusively accessible via boat ; it's been held there ever since. The three-day annual music fest features some of the biggest names in rock, pop, hip-hop, folk, indie, and electronic music. In addition to the tremendous talent that shows up every year, Governors Ball is also known for having great food, giveaways, craft cocktails, mini-golf, and meet-and-greets with select artists. Held annually in June.
Music festival season will be here before you know it. Be prepared with our comprehensive list of lineups, ticket info, and schedules for the hottest fests of the year. Watch this space for updates—we're in for a lot of good shows this year, and you won't want to miss them. Buy Tickets. Get more info at coachella. Get more info at lollapalooza. Tickets go on sale January 10 at 12 p. Get more info at bonnaroo.