Dig Baton Rouge

Find Your Fest

By Tara Bennett & Kaci Yoder

Hey BR, do you feel like a road trip this summer? There are tons of music festivals happening within a day’s drive—as close as Tiger Stadium or as far as Tennessee. We’ve compiled a list of these festivals so you can find the right one for you, so get the car packed! It’s time for an adventure.


Hangout Fest

Gulf Shores, AL (252 miles)

May 15-17

Foo Fighters, Beck, Skrillex, Paramore


Bayou Country Superfest

Baton Rouge, LA (0 miles)

May 23-24

Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Brantley Gilbert, Miranda Lambert


Wakarusa Music Festival

Ozark, AR (463 miles)

June 4-7

The Roots, Major Lazer, Chance the Rapper, Givers


Free Press Summer Fest

Houston, TX (272 miles)

June 6-7

  1. Kelly, Weezer, Charli XCX, St. Vincent


Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival

New Orleans, LA (80 miles)

June 6-7


CMA Music Festival

Nashville, TN (587 miles)

June 11-14

Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line


Essence Festival

New Orleans, LA (80 miles)

July 2-5

Usher, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliot



Manchester, TN (575 miles)

July 11-14

Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Spoon, Hozier


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