October Festival Preview

Pop Montreal
Montreal, QB
September 29 – October 4
Since 2002, Pop Montreal has been delivering indie tunes to Canada as well as exhibits featuring film and art.

Matador Fest
Las Vegas, NV
October 1-3

This year Matador Records turns 21 and they’re celebrating their birthday in Vegas along with some of the best acts to grace the label. Pavement, Liz Phair, Spoon, Guided by Voices, and Yo Le Tengo are all along for the ride.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2010

San Francisco, CA
October 1-4

The best free festival in the country takes place in Golden Gate Park. A rich philanthropist who happens to love music puts on this concert every year as a gift to the city of San Francisco.

Farm Aid Concert 2010

Milwaukee, WI
October 2

Willie Nelson has been supporting family farms long before it became hipster cool to grow your own food. This year he returns along with John Cougar and friends for the 25th anniversary of the seminal concert.

Riot Fest 2010
Chicago, Illinois
October 6-11

Chicago has been cranking out festival with alarming regularity in 2010. The most recent edition is a love letter to some of the classics, both past and present, of punk.

Culture Collide Festival 2010
Los Angeles, CA
October 7-11
FILTER Magazine is a hip hip magazine, so it’s no surprise that they are throwing a hip hip festival.  Monotonix, Black Lips, Klaxons, and Phantogram will be heading up the show.

A3C Hip Hop Festival 2010
Atlanta, GA
October 7-10

3 days, 200 artists, and 5 stages. All for $33. This may very well the largest hip-hop festival of the year. If you go, do yourself a favor and swing by The Clermont Lounge.

Oct 8 – Oct 11 :     Austin City Limits 2010 Zilker Park in Austin, TX
Oct 14 – Oct 17 :     Harvest Music Festival 2010 Ozark, Arkansas
Oct 15 – Oct 17 :     De Luna Fest 2010 Pensacola Beach, FL
Oct 16 – Oct 18 :     Treasure Island 2010 Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA
Oct 16 –  :     Cypress Hill Smokeout 2010 San Bernardino, CA
Oct 19 – Oct 24 :     CMJ Music & Film Marathon 2010 New York City, New York
Oct 23 –  :     Monster Massive Los Angeles, CA
Oct 28 – Nov 1 :     Las Tortugas Festival 2010 Yosemite, CA
Oct 29 – Nov 1 :     Moogfest 2010 Asheville, NC
Oct 29 – Nov 1 :     Voodoo Experience 2010 City Park, New Orleans, LA

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the Chief Festival Junkie's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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