Summer 2015's 50 Must-See Music Festivals

From Jazzfest to Electric Daisy Carnival and beyond, a guide to the season's biggest and loudest bashes

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Kygo performs during the 2014 Forecastle Music Festival at Louisville Waterfront Park on July 19, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. Taylor Hill/Getty Images21/50


When: July 17th-19th

Where: Louisville, Kentucky

Why Go: Headlining this year's Forecastle fest is Louisville's very own My Morning Jacket, who will hold down Saturday night while Sam Smith and Widespread Panic lead Friday and Sunday. Now in it's 30th year, the rock-leaning weekend celebrates local artists and big names in the Kentucky city's 85-acre Waterfront Park. If you're a drinker, be sure to check out the Forecastle Bourbon Lodge to sample another hometown favorite.

Must-See Acts: My Morning Jacket, Sam Smith, Modest Mouse, ZZ Ward, Kiesza, the War on Drugs, the Word, First Aid Kit, Shovels and Rope, Speedy Ortiz, Big K.R.I.T., Desaparecidos, Lizzo, Tweedy, Sturgill Simpson

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