The Surf Ballroom marks the 58th anniversary of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly with concerts, luncheons, dance lessons and crash-site tours.
Hear music at half a dozen venues in the downtown of this western Wisconsin college town.
More than 75 musical groups in all genres play in museums, galleries, cafes and arts centers across town. There are arts workshops for children, too.
There's also a Midwest Music Fest April 14-15 in La Crosse.
More than 100 musical acts will perform in venues around the Twin Ports, and there also will be film, visual arts and craft beer.
The town in which Bob Dylan was born celebrates the singer's 76th birthday with a Blood on the Tracks train ride, a singer-songwriter contest, a bus tour, films, music and a trivia contest.
There's a carnival, craft show and car cruise, but don't miss the 10 a.m. Saturday band parade in this northern Iowa town, which Meredith Willson made famous in "The Music Man.''
There's music on four stages, plus kids' games, a sports zone, carnival rides and Sunday fireworks. Admission is free. Outside the Alliant Energy Center.
In this south Chicago suburb, there's music on five stages, plus a petting zoo, hurling, theater, Irish dog and pony exhibits and red hair, freckle and bonnie baby contests.
The Spring Green General Store in this artistic town on the Wisconsin River celebrates Bob Dylan's 76th birthday with free outdoor music.
Travis Scott, Atmosphere and Lauryn Hill are among the headliners at this hiphop festival at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
This free music festival is in Millennium Park and across the street at the Cultural Center.
More than 150 musicians and songwriters perform in more than 15 venues around town to benefit the historic Michigan Avenue canal bridge.
This riverside music festival includes a motocross show, movie tent and children's games and rides. Headliners include the Guess Who, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Styx.
This family-friendly acoustic festival is near Eau Claire.
There's camping onsite.
The largest of Chicago's free music festivals draws 750,000 people to Millennium Park. Headliners include William Bell, Gary Clark Jr. and Billy Branch & The Son of the Blues.
This street festival in the Northcenter neighborhood, on Lincoln Avenue between Irving Park Road and Warner Avenue, features barbecue plus indie, roots, rock and alt country music.
There's a Kids Square with games and a rib-eating contest Friday with professional eaters.
Keith Urban and Brantley Gilbert headline this festival just west of Minneapolis.
The festival in this town on the Fox and Illinois rivers features wine from 25 Illinois vineyards and jazz and blues in Washington Park.
Six bluegrass bands play at this festival at the Washburn County Fairgrounds. On-site camping is available.
Professional musicians, many of them world-famous, offer free classical concerts in Millennium Park's beautiful Pritzker Pavilion.
Blues artists perform at the festival grounds on the Fox River, in the town where Chicago blues musicians recorded for RCA's Bluebird label in the 1930s.
Bon Iver returns for a third year with new acts. There's camping on-site.
Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line and Rascal Flatts are among the headliners of this year's big festival at Ford Festival Park.
Listen to jazz in Mears Park, in St. Paul's Lowertown.
This year's big outdoor festival near Chippewa Falls features Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett and Alabama.
Jake Owen, Chris Janson and Montgomery Gentry headline this music-and-camping festival at Brainerd International Raceway.
There will be 42 hours of free entertainment in Sturgis Park, including a Sunday morning gospel set and a jazz brunch.
In LeClaire Park on the river, blues musicians celebrate the music that traveled up the Mississippi.
This downtown festival features a Culinary Row, Fun Zone for kids and Sunday fireworks in addition to music.
Headliners include Toby Keith in Knoch Park, where there's also magic shows, kids' games, food and fireworks on the last evening.
The blues festival moves from Spooner to the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.
They call this the world's largest music festival. More than 800 acts perform on 11 stages along Lake Michigan, including Pink and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
This easy-going, family-friendly festival features 70 performers, food and hand-made art from around the world plus a fun play area for children.
Many people camp on-site at Birds Hill Provincial Park. Tickets are cheapest when bought in advance.
In addition to concerts, this musical and cultural festival at the Marriott Madison West features comedy, theater, film and writers' workshops.
This festival has a scenic location in Marina Park, on the Lake Superior waterfront.
This indie and jam music festival (named for the junction of two interstates) is at Western Gateway Park.
This family-friendly folk and roots festival on a farm includes reggae, country, zydeco, jazz and Celtic music on three stages and four workshop areas. There's also a juried arts and crafts fair. Rustic camping is available.
The Old Town School of Folk Music presents this Lincoln Square festival, which includes more than 60 acts on four stages plus 30 local and regional craft beers and food from neighborhood restaurants.
Praise the Loud at this ticketed rock-music fest at the Basilica of St. Mary on the edge of downtown. Brandi Carlile and Gavin DeGraw are among the headliners.
This family-friendly roots-music festival on the grounds of the Olmsted County History Center also features an Artists Village and crafts for kids on Saturday. There's some primitive camping onsite.
This free folk and roots festival is in Viroqua's Eckhart Park.
This year, performers at this big fest include Frankie Ballard and Neal McCoy. There's a band contest, too.
This year's big outdoor festival near Chippewa Falls features top national musicians.
This big rock festival is held in Ford Festival Park.
This family-friendly festival on the Crow River, west of the Twin Cities, features folk, blues, jazz and other grassroots music on three stages, including one for children. There's onsite camping and food.
This indie and alt-rock festival is in Union Park.
Hear island music on Lake Superior, from Bayfront Festival Park.
This music and arts festival in the Longfellow neighborhood, near Harriet Brewery and Midtown light-rail station, features five stages and 20 bands, including Nicholas David, Black Eyed Snakes and Erik Koskinen.
Listen to music on the square in this town just over the Wisconsin border from Lake Geneva.
This big classic-rock and camping festival celebrates its 26th year.
Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley and Trace Adkins are among the headliners of this fest. There's camping on-site.
This folk music festival in Tourist Park also features a juried arts and crafts show and camping on-site.
This free, all-ages festival is in Mears Park.
This third annual fest features emerging and established rock, bluegrass and alt country bands. There's on-site camping.
This Mississippi River festival on historic St. Feriole Island features 12 bands on two stages, with onsite camping.
Since 1972, fans of this Jazz Age cornetist and composer have held this festival in his hometown on the Mississippi.
Luke Bryan and Zac Brown Band are among the headliners at this big country festival in west-central Minnesota.
This big music festival features dozens of bands and, unlike other Grant Park festivals, is not free. Reserve rooms far in advance.
Chris Stapleton is among the headliners performing on two stages on St. Feriole Island.
More than 180 singer-songwriters perform at more than 40 venues along College Avenue downtown.
Just up the Chippewa River from Lake Pepin, this free blues festival in Memorial Park features 16 bands.
This festival near Square Lake County Park, north of Stillwater, alternates short independent films with live music. Festgoers arriving by bicycle get half-price tickets, which sell out in advance.
This 38h annual family-friendly festival includes music on five stages and workshops at El Rancho Mañana Campground, 20 miles west of St. Cloud.
This nonprofit festival is in the southwest Wisconsin bluffs, half an hour north of Winona, Minn.
Headliners include Three Dog Night, Neal McCoy and Gavin DeGraw. Tickets for all three days are $10. In addition to music, there will be a hot-air balloon launch, car show, arts, children's activities and Saturday fireworks.
The 29th annual music fest on the Lake Superior harbor showcases national and regional acts on three stages.
This folk festival is on the shores of Lake Superior, east of Thunder Bay near Nipigon. Camping is on-site.
This festival at Grand Traverse Commons features music and more than 200 craft beers.
Ten bands play Friday and Saturday on Fall Lake, five miles east of Ely. There's camping on-site.
Enjoy national and local blues musicians in Fern Island Park. There's a beer garden, of course.
This free festival is in the lakefront Celebration Place.
This family-friendly festival at the Cass County Fairgrounds, just off the Paul Bunyan State Trail, features more than 40 bluegrass shows and free workshops.
Few settings are more beautiful than Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park on Lake Superior; 25 national and regional blues, folk and bluegrass acts perform.
This festival in Riverside Park includes children's activities, a traditional arts and crafts fair and music performances and workshops.
Enjoy a day of blues in Lyran Park, with food from local restaurants.
This free festival features music at the Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park.
Enjoy a weekend of music in Mattson Lower Harbor Park on Lake Superior.
This free Fox Cities jazz festival is in Jefferson Park, on the shores of Lake Winnebago.
There will be more than 80 artists performing at more than 30 venues across the city, with some performances free and some ticketed.
WTIP, North Shore Community Radio, hosts this outdoor fest of more than 25 local and regional music acts next to the municipal campground.
This free, easygoing festival in this Minnesota River town's Minnesota Square Park includes local favorites The Divers.
Bluegrass bands will play at this family festival at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, free with $5 vehicle permit. There also will be camping and food vendors.
Listen to bluegrass bands and contests in the historic village square. There's also a food court and marketplace.
There's music on three stages, plus dance and session tents, a cultural village, Celtic Kitchen and limerick contest.
This Douglas Park music festival also features a circus sideshow revue and carnival.
This family-oriented festival in Prairie Island Park, on the Mississippi River, features disc golf, paddling and airplane rides as well as music. A weekend pass includes camping and canoeing, and kids under 16 are free with an adult ticket.
Listen to non-stop music during this free festival at venues in and around Midway Plaisance, near the Museum of Science and Industry and Lake Michigan.
Listen to the blues at the historic Indian Crossing Casino.