By Kyana Harris, Staff Writer
Posted 7:00 PM EST, Thurs., Apr. 6, 2017
1) Rolling Loud (May 5-7)
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)
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
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)
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
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)
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.