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The end of summer used to mean music festival fans had months to wait to catch some of the industry’sbiggest performers take the stage when the next years’ events rolled around again. Now, with so many sold-out spring and summer events, organizers are capitalizing on cities with great fall weather and bringing in heavy-hitting headliners, giving fans yet another chance to see some of their favorites. So, don’t put away the fanny packs and cutoffs just yet. There are still plenty of music festivals for catching today’s chart-topping artists in this emerging Fall Festival Season.
KAABOO Music Festival
Del Mar Fairgrounds – Del Mar, Calif.
This “entertainment and arts experience” would prefer not to be called a festival. Rather, this three-day “adult escape” offers much more than the typical music fest, with an on-site comedy club, spa services, art exhibits and even a pool and cabanas (at an extra cost of course). The eclectic music lineup includes Tom Petty, Kesha, Jane’s Addiction, Pete Yorn, Pink and Red Hot Chili Peppers among many other chart-topping artists.
Farm Aid 2017
This annual all-day music and food festival, now in its 32nd year, has showcased major artists since its inception in 1985 as a benefit to support and promote family farms. Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the very first Farm Aid and are still headlining the event today. Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson and The Avett Brothers are also among the performers who will take the stage during this one-day event outside Pittsburgh, Keep Reading