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 Millennium Park also includes an art fair and a kids' activity zone.
More than 150 musicians and songwriters perform in more than 15 venues around town to benefit the historic Michigan Avenue canal bridge.
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 Grant Park.
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.
This riverside music festival includes a motocross show, movie tent and children's games and rides.
Six bluegrass bands play at this festival at the Washburn County Fairgrounds. On-site camping is available.
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.
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 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 indie and alt-rock festival is in Union Park.
Hear island music on Lake Superior, from Bayfront Festival Park.
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 38h annual family-friendly festival includes music on five stages and workshops at El Rancho Mañana Campground, 20 miles west of St. Cloud.
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.
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.
Few settings are more beautiful than Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park on Lake Superior; 25 national and regional blues, folk and bluegrass acts perform.
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.
There will be more than 80 artists performing at more than 30 venues across the city, with some performances free and some ticketed.
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.
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 the blues at the historic Indian Crossing Casino.