The Surf Ballroom marks the 61st anniversary of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, with concerts, luncheons, dance lessons and crash-site tours.
For the third year of this festival, 164 bands are playing at 21 venues around downtown Red Wing.
Hear music at half a dozen venues in the downtown of this western Wisconsin college town.
Headliners play the State Theatre, and on Friday, more than 50 bands play acoustic jazz, ragtime, big-band and blues along Barstow Street downtown, recreating New York's 52nd Street.
Dozens of musical groups in all genres play in museums, galleries, cafes and arts centers across town. There are arts workshops for children, too.
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. Headliners include Smash Mouth. Admission is free. Outside the Alliant Energy Center.
The Spring Green General Store in this artistic town on the Wisconsin River celebrates Bob Dylan's 79th birthday with free outdoor music.
This free music festival is in Millennium Park and across the street at the Cultural Center.
The largest of Chicago's free music festivals draws 750,000 people to Millennium Park.
The Trempealeau Hotel hosts this easygoing festival on the banks of the Mississippi.
This family-friendly acoustic festival is near Eau Claire and features Pert Near Sandstone, Charlie Parr, Greensky Bluegrass and other roots music.
There's camping onsite.
More than 150 musicians and songwriters perform in more than 15 venues around town to benefit the historic Michigan Avenue canal bridge.
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.
Luke Combs and Darius Rucker headline this festival just west of Minneapolis.
The country-music festival in this town near Clear Lake features Lynyrd Skynrd, Riley Green and Old Dominion. There's camping (and glamping) onsite.
During this afternoon music festival, 19 bands perform for 45 minutes each on porches around town. There will be food vendors, too.
The blues festival is at Chippewa Riverfront Park.
Listen to jazz in Mears Park, in St. Paul's Lowertown.
This year's big outdoor festival near Chippewa Falls features Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bentley and Kane Brown.
Toby Keith, Little Big Town and Thomas Rhett are among the headliners of this year's big festival at Ford Festival Park.
Brothers Osborne, Jon Pardi and Ratt are among the headliners at 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 addition to concerts, this musical and cultural festival at the Marriott Madison West features comedy, theater, film and writers' workshops.
Headliners in this southwest Chicago suburb include REO Speedwagon and Styx in Knoch Park, where there's also magic shows, kids' games, food and fireworks on the last evening.
This downtown festival features a Culinary Row, Fun Zone for kids and Sunday fireworks in addition to music.
This easy-going, family-friendly festival features more than 70 performers from eight countries, 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.
This year, performers at this big fest include Neal McCoy and Darius Rucker. There's a band contest, too.
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.
This free folk and roots festival is in Viroqua's Eckhart Park.
This year's outdoor festival near Chippewa Falls features Limp Bizkit, Slipknot and Disturbed.
This rock festival is held in Ford Festival Park.
Luke Combs, Chris Young and Locash are among the headliners of this fest. There's camping on-site.
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 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.
Listen to island music on the shore of Lake Superior.
Listen to music on the square in this town just over the Wisconsin border from Lake Geneva.
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.
This big music festival features dozens of bands and, unlike other Grant Park festivals, is not free. Reserve rooms far in advance.
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 is the second year of this downtown music festival.
This 41st 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 Sawyer Brown, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Switchfoot. Tickets for all three days are $15 when bought online. In addition to music, there will be a hot-air balloon launch, circus acts, car show, arts, children's activities and Saturday fireworks.
The 32nd annual music fest on the Lake Superior harbor showcases national and regional acts on three stages.
Professional musicians, many of them world-famous, offer free classical concerts in Millennium Park's beautiful Pritzker Pavilion.
Listen to the blues and eat barbecued foods in Petersen Park on McCollum Lake.
This free festival is in the lakefront Celebration Place.
Enjoy national and local blues musicians in Fern Island Park. There's a beer garden, of course.
This family-friendly festival, 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.
This free festival features music at the Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park.
Enjoy a day of blues in Lyran Park, with food from local restaurants.
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.
They call this the world's largest music festival. More than 800 acts perform on 11 stages along Lake Michigan.
There will be more than 80 artists performing at more than 30 venues across the city, including the Chicago Cultural Center. Admission is free. On the last day, World Dumpling Fest will be at Navy Pier.
This Douglas Park music festival also features a circus sideshow revue and carnival.
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 is in this Minnesota River town's Minnesota Square Park.
Bluegrass bands will play at this family festival at Lake Elmo Park Reserve at the eastern edge of the Twin Cities, free with $7 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 family-oriented festival in Prairie Island Park, on the Mississippi River, features disc golf and paddling as well as music. A weekend pass includes camping and canoeing, and kids under 16 are free with an adult ticket. Buy tickets early to save money.
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.