Festival Season Returns & Live Music Lives On

After a year-long hiatus, the long-awaited music festival season is almost upon us, and we could not be more excited. With music festivals announcing their Summer lineups, anticipation looms amongst live music lovers. Although this time without live music has disconnected us from our favorite artists and the invaluable feeling of listening live, it has also made us even more grateful for live performances while the absence makes our hearts grow fonder. It is time to get back out into the live music and nightlife scene, and here is how we are scoping out the festivals this season.

Grant Park, Chicago welcomes back Lollapalooza Music Festival this summer with notable headliners such as Miley Cyrus and Post Malone. Being one of the largest and most celebrated music festivals in America, Lollapalooza’s 2021 lineup definitely did not disappoint.

Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, TN (just a short hour drive from Nashville, Tennessee) is celebrating 20 years of music on the farm this year. With headliners like Lizzo and The Foo Fighters, they are sure to lure a large range of music lovers to the farm. With an emphasis on art and creativity, one could never be bored at Bonnaroo, as in between sets you can paint with local artists or attend a yoga session.

Firefly Music Festival competes with the coveted Governor’s Ball Music Festival as they fall on the same weekend in September. Festival-goers were on their toes to see which festival booked which talent. Firefly surprised the country this year, with an impressive lineup that rivals its weekend counterpart. For example, before the pandemic, Governor’s Ball released their lineup for the 2020 festival (that was later canceled) with many impressive headliners like Tame Impala. When the 2021 lineup was announced, Tame Impala was surprisingly absent from Governor’s Ball but rather plans to visit the Woodlands in Dover, Delaware for Firefly Festival instead. However, both lineups do experience some overlap, with stars like Billie Eilish and Portugal. The Man attending both festivals on the same weekend.

Texans and their friends will gather in Austin, Texas for Austin City Limits nearing the end of festival season. The beloved, two-weekend festival has been overwhelmingly missed by its frequent attendees. With headliners like George Strait and Stevie Nicks, Austin City Limits is showcasing its city’s love for classic and authentic musical artists. Besides those showstoppers, the festival also features countless fun attractions that will create an unforgettable experience for everyone in attendance of the two-weekend long festival. Austin City Limits, although being a music festival, always stays true to its city’s roots. Whether that be through the soulful country artists in their lineup or the local food being served throughout the weekend, City Limits is a cornerstone to the Austin experience.

The return of Summer festivals has our HiBall Team enthusiastic about the potential return of our live music-centric events. If you are excited about the return of live music (especially in the Washington, DC, and surrounding DMV areas) be sure to follow HiBall Events through our blog postings and on Social Media to keep up to date on how we plan to restart the party in 2021.


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