Food & Music Festivals to Attend this Summer

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Food & Music Festivals to Attend this Summer

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ARE YOU READY?!

Summer is here, which means it is time for a well-deserved break!

 

For the people who are still working or who are still in school for the summer, along three-month vacay might not be possible for you. However, the weekends are still available for you and will be the time to relax & restore. There are a lot of festivals that are happening this summer that is fit for anyone. Check out these festivals to have some fun in the sun, and that’ll fill your tummy.

 

MUSIC FESTIVALS

 

CMA Music Festival

Nashville, Tennessee

June 6-9, 2019

The Super Bowl of country music festival is the perfect experience for lovers of Sister Hazel, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, and Rascal Flatts. What stands this festival out from others is the fact that fans can meet their fav artists! Stand in line to have the opportunity to take a picture with your favorite country music artists. There are two main stages for the performances to perform so you won’t miss a second of some of the best music in the country.

 

Exit from Dark/The Delta Arts Blues Festival

Newport, Arkansas

June 8, 2019

This festival is in celebration of the Blues. The location is at Frankie’s Place 7 Brick Terrace Gardens, where families can enjoy loads of fun-filled activities for everyone. There will be music, arts, and a good time!

 

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Manchester, Tennessee

June 13-16, 2019

The mother of all arts festivals for the South is the Bonnaroo Festival. It is for every type of music lover, with the lineup this year being artists like Childish Gambino, Post Malone, and Grand Ole Opry. There are also music tents with special appearances from different music artists, so no matter where you are, you’ll listen to some great music! There’s even a Christmas Club Barn, where there’s a barn that will literally be Christmas in June on a hot, SOUTHERN day! The arts play a big part as well, with a comedy show, a HOW Stage that has talked about how to make a difference while enjoying entertainment. Last year, they had yoga, wellness practices, and talks about beer.

 

Essence Festival

New Orleans, Louisiana

July 5-7, 2019

When there’s literally a movie focusing on a music festival (Girls’ Trip was AMAZING!), then you know you need to take the trip to the Big Easy for this festival. This is the 25th anniversary of the festival, and it will not disappoint! Not only will there be big performances during the night from artists like Mary J. Blige, Tasha Cobbs, and Anthony Hamilton, but there are concerts during the day as well. There are also interviews with your fav celebs, an opportunity to get sneak peeks of the upcoming films, and beauty, food, and tech vendors that you can shop at.

 

Lockn’ Festival

Arlington, Virginia

August 22-25, 2019

This four-day festival should be the way to end your summer! Artists like The Soul Rebels, Gary Clark, Sr., and Old Crow Medicine Show will bless the stage to give their best to the audience. Save money and camp on the grounds in your RV or in a tent with your tribe. And students get a special discount for the festival, so you don’t have to worry about spending your tuition money on a festival.

 

FOOD FESTIVALS

 

Georgia Peach Festival

Peach County, Georgia

June 7-8 & 15, 2019

An 11-by-5-foot dessert that uses 75 gallons of fresh peaches? SIGN US UP! The festival is held in two cities of Peach County-Byron & Fort Valley. There are over 100,000 people that come to the town for this yummy festival! There’s a Peach Festival Parade, as well as the crowning of Miss Georgia Peach, and plenty of opportunities to eat peaches.

 

Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival

Warren, Arkansas

June 14-15, 2019

According to the Arkansas Farm Bureau,  pink tomatoes are pink-hued heirloom varieties as Brandywine and Cherokee Purple that are important to the state’s agricultural industry. This festival is filled with the tomato-eating contest, tomato luncheon, live music, and fireworks.

 

Key Lime Festival

Key West, Florida

July 4-7, 2019

Are you a lover of key lime? This festival is for you! Enjoy your 4th of July in the Key West with a key lime pie eating contest, a Key Lime Cocktail Sip & Stroll and Key Lime Pie Hop and even a Key Lime Pie Scavenger Hunt. One of the key events going on at this festival is the sample rum made with real Key Limes grown in the Florida Keys. there’s also a tour of the  Key West’s very first legal rum distillery.

 

Creole Food Festival

New Orleans, Louisiana

July 5, 2019

Enjoy some GREAT food in Nola! Located at the Heaven in New Orleans aka The Mardi Gras Museum of Costume and Culture, enjoy French, Spanish, West & North African, Amerindian, Haitian and Portuguese food. You’ll be able to pay for an access ticket to this delicious food, one free wine/beer, be able to listen to a brass band and a cultural dance performance, and live beats from our DJs spinning Creole and African hits.

 

Key West Lobsterfest

Key West, Florida

August 8-11,2 2019

End your summer with delicious seafood and be able to enjoy the waterfront. Key West’s Lobsterfest is great for fresh lobster, drinks, and live music. Enjoy a lobster boil on the first day of the festival, with a pool party following. You & your friends can hop with other festival goers from bar to bar, drinking on a full stomach of lobster. Then enjoy some street food & live music that’ll force you to either walk or dance off the lobster you just enjoyed. Finally, end the festival with a Sunday Brunch. Cheers!

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