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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Shaky Knees Music Festival
Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeroes performs during the 2nd Annual Shaky Knees Music Festival at Atlantic Station on May 11, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Chris McKay/Getty Images49/50

Shaky Knees Music Festival

When: May 8th-10th

Where: Atlanta, Georgia

Why Go: Atlanta's Central Park might not be the most exotic location, but this relatively new event includes a strong lineup of both festival regulars (Mac DeMarco) and creative bookings (Social Distortion), along with up-and-comers like Nashville's Blank Range and neo-outlaw Nikki Lane. And as anyone whose ever spent double-digits on a soggy Sunday corn dog can tell you, it's a big plus that the midtown location puts you within walking distance of local food trucks and great barbeque.

Must-See Acts: The Strokes, Mastodon, Mac DeMarco, TV on the Radio, Pixies, Blank Range, Neutral Milk Hotel, the Mountain Goats, Social Distortion, Wilco, Nikki Lane, Tame Impala, Ryan Adams, James Blake, Interpol

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