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
Official Site: shakykneesfestival.com