The Surf Ballroom marks the 61st 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.
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.
More than 100 musical acts 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 81st 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. 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 81st birthday with free outdoor music.
The country-music festival in this town near Clear Lake features Lee Brice, Kip Moore and Chris Young. There's camping (and glamping) onsite.
Jake Owen and Tim McGraw headline this festival just west of Minneapolis.
The blues festival is at Riverfront Park.
This bluegrass festival is off the Door Peninsula, and tickets include tent camping.
This year's big outdoor festival near Chippewa Falls features Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Lee Brice.
Tesla, Jon Pardi and Cole Swindell are among the headliners at this music-and-camping festival at Brainerd International Raceway.
This family-friendly acoustic festival is near Eau Claire.
There's camping onsite.
Listen to jazz in Mears Park, in St. Paul's Lowertown.
In addition to concerts, this musical and cultural festival at the Marriott Madison West features comedy, theater, film and writers' workshops.
More than 20 bands perform in Rotary Park during this free festival, which includes artisans, food, beer, wine and fireworks.
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.
They call this the world's largest music festival. More than 800 acts perform on 12 stages along Lake Michigan.
This year, performers at this big fest include Neal McCoy, Jon Pardi, Kip Moore and Sam Hunt. There's a band contest, too.
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.
This free folk and roots festival is in Viroqua's Eckhart Park.
This outdoor festival is near Chippewa Falls.
Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch and Cody Johnson are among the headliners of this fest. There's camping on-site.
This big music festival features dozens of bands and, unlike other Grant Park festivals, is not free. Reserve rooms far in advance.
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.
Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan are among the headliners at this big country festival in west-central Minnesota.
More than 180 singer-songwriters perform at more than 40 venues along College Avenue downtown.
This 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 a variety of country and rock stars. Thursday admission is free, and Friday-Saturday tickets are $20-$30. In addition to music, there will be an arts fair, children's activities and Saturday fireworks.
The annual music fest on the Lake Superior harbor showcases national and regional acts on three stages.
The free, family-friendly festival in this northwoods town includes dance, crafts, children's activities and instruction in Franklin Park.
There will be three days of blues music and camping in this village, 10 miles east of South Haven.
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.
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.
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 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.