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What to Expect at US Music Festivals

If you want to know what to expect at a US music festival, here are a few things you should know. First, we’ll discuss the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Then we’ll discuss the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Woodist, and Osheaga. There are many other festivals in the US, so you can check out these as well. But what about your favorite artists? How do you choose among the hundreds of concerts on offer?

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a three-day music and arts festival held in Indio, California. The festival was originally called Chella but quickly gained worldwide recognition and fame. The idea of a music festival came about when Pearl Jam, who were touring the United States, battled Ticketmaster over service fees and argued that the company was ripping off their fans. Pearl Jam had to find alternative venues to play, and ultimately used the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California. In the following years, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival expanded to two weekends.

In 2019, the festival’s headliners included Eilish and Big Sean. The latter was 40 minutes late to her outdoor stage performance, but still delivered a powerful set. Though her initial performance didn’t impress, she fared better on the second weekend. Justin Bieber, Vince Staples, and Nicki Minaj headlined the event, as well. As for the festival’s lineup, it features a mix of genres and is one of the most diverse festivals on the planet.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

If you’re interested in local music, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is the place to be. Held at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, this annual celebration of local music and culture attracts thousands of visitors every year. From the local talent to the local food, the festival offers something for everyone. Here are some tips to make the most of the festival. And remember to buy your tickets early! It sells out quickly, so plan ahead.

Musicians from all over the world take the stage during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. There are 12 stages set up for the festival, featuring jazz, blues, Cajun, zydeco, and R&B. Those who love world music can also catch performances by artists from Africa and folk music. In addition, the festival’s many performances will provide opportunities for fans to meet local artists and purchase authentic Louisiana memorabilia.


Woodsist at US music festivals is a great way to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Songs of Shame album and the band’s recent move to Arrowood Farms in the Hudson Valley. This fall festival is one of the most unique and eclectic in the US. Not only will Woodsist be playing alongside Yo La Tengo and Parquet Courts, they will also be presenting more local food vendors and expanding their stage space.

While Woodsist’s lineup is reminiscent of many of the bands that preceded them, the band has evolved into a more original sound. While there are influences from earlier genres, the band’s unique voices allow them to push boundaries and re-imagine them. This is the type of music fans are looking for, and it’s worth checking out their US tour dates to learn more about the band. The band has a full-fledged lineup that features both acoustic and electronic acts.


OSHEAGA is a massive Canadian music and visual arts festival with a mission to showcase new and emerging talent. Past artists have included Coldplay, Sonic Youth, Rufus Wainwright, Arcade Fire, Beck, and Mumford and Sons. This year, they have some pretty cool artists performing as well. You can learn more about Osheaga and its lineup here. This year’s lineup has a lot to offer, from established artists to emerging newcomers.

Osheaga was founded in 2006, and in its first year, it was named after a great rapids, which represented the festival’s energy and eclectic mix of musical genres. The festival is currently renowned for playing indie, but also includes heavy metal and EDM acts. In addition, Osheaga has implemented a variety of environmental sustainability initiatives, including bike valet and water refill stations. Additionally, the festival has been growing in size since its inception, and its attendance has increased to around 45,000 in 2018.


This year’s Wakarusa music festival in Missouri is off to a great start. The weather was great on the first day, with the sun shining brightly. Still, some people were preparing for the weekend. While the first day was a beautiful day, the impending doom of rain made some attendees stay home, and even those who didn’t plan to attend early got out of their cars to make sure they didn’t get wet.

The lineup for the 2005 festival featured performances from Hello Superworld, Indigenous, Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise, Split Lip Rayfield, Moonshine Still, and The Schwag, among others. The headliner was Sound Tribe Sector 9.