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Don’t Stop the Music: Ultimate List of Music Festivals of 2017

By Kyana Harris, Staff Writer
Posted 7:00 PM EST, Thurs., Apr. 6, 2017

1) Rolling Loud (May 5-7)

Miami, FL
Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Future, Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Post Malone, Migos, Joey Bada$$, Kevin Gates, Amine, 21 Savage, Chief Keef

This is the festival for trap music lovers.

2) Governor’s Ball (June 2-4)

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Featuring Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino, Wu-Tang Clan, Wiz Khalifa, Schoolboy Q, Rae Sremmurd, Majid Jordan, Kehlani, A$AP Ferg

This one of the biggest music festivals in the tri-state area. It is a three day festival with a lot of big acts on each day.

3) Essence Music Festival (June 29-July 2)

New Orleans, LA
Featuring Diana Ross, Chance the Rapper, Mary J. Blige, Solange, Teyana Taylor, Ro James, Jazmine Sullivan, John Legend

Essence Music Festival; courtesy

This festival isn’t just for the aunties, if you are an R&B lover you should go to the Essence Fest at least once.

4) Panorama (July 28-30)

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Randall’s Island Park, NY
Featuring Frank Ocean, Solange, Tyler the Creator, Isaiah Rashad, Noname, A Tribe Called Quest, DJ Khaled

*Newly created by organizers of Coachella* It is essentially the east coast version of Coachella.

5) Hot 97’s Summer Jam (June 11)

Metlife Stadium, NJ

Hot 97 Summer Jam; courtesy photo

The artist lineup has not yet been released yet but they are known to host the biggest artists of the year.

6) The Roots Picnic (June 3)

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Philadelphia, PA

Featuring The Roots (of course), Pharrell Williams, Lil Wayne, Solange, 21 Savage, Pnb Rock, A Boogie with the Hoodie, Noname, 21 Savage

This year is the 10th Annual Roots picnic so it’s guaranteed to be a lituation.


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