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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The Mingus Big Band performs during the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival at Fort Adams State Park on August 3, 2014 in Newport, Rhode Island. Douglas Mason/Getty Images12/50

Newport Jazz Fest

When: July 31st-August 2nd

Where: Newport, Rhode Island

Why Go: Now in its 61st year, Newport Jazz soldiers on with over 40 bands, 19 of which will be making their festival debut. Look out for 11-year-old newcomer Joey Alexander, performing on Saturday, and don't miss the Tennis Court Hall of Fame concert at the Newport Casino, which will feature Chris Botti and Jon Batiste.

Must-See Acts: Snarky Puppy, Matana Roberts' Coin Coin, Peter Evans Quintet, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Chris Botti, Dr. John and the Nite Trippers, Kenny Garrett Quintet, José James, Cassanda Wilson, Jamie Cullum, Arturo Sandoval, Scott Robinson's Doctette, Pat Martino Organ Trio, Steve Lehman Octet, Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet

Official Site: newportjazzfest.org

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