Looking for the best music festivals in Boston!? Well, look no further, because I’ve put together a solid list of upcoming Massachusetts Music Festivals to check out this year!
They may be a pivotal element of what makes Boston so distinct, but there’s so much more to this incredible city than sport, food and a native accent like no other.
Music is central to the beating heart of the Massachusetts capital, and locals love nothing more than sharing their love for good tunes. From massive block parties to grassroots shindigs, Boston music festivals are as fun as they are diverse.
So without further ado, enjoy my shortlist of the best 18 music festivals in Boston and Massachusetts to fill your summer schedule and beyond….
1) Boston Calling Festival
When: May 26-28, 2023 (Memorial Day Weekend)
Where: Allston, MA
New England’s #1 Music Festival
“Across the street from Harvard Business School, a renowned music festival shakes up the scholarly vibes of nearby Cambridge, Massachusetts, once a year.
While most music festivals tend to focus on a few genres, Boston Calling doesn’t discriminate between all the sounds you love; this is the kind of festival you attend when you’re a fan of music, through and through. If you’re the type of person who can go from dancing to lively electronic beats to headbanging to gnarly guitar riffs without delay, consider Boston Calling your music mecca.”
2) Levitate Music & Arts Festival
When: July 7-9, 2023
Where: Marshfield, MA
Genre: Roots / Reggae / Folk
Get ready! We’ll be back and better than ever in 2023 for the 10 Year Anniversary Celebration of Levitate Music Festival!
“This grassroots music and arts festival features roots, reggae, folk, rock, and funk. The organizers, a community oriented surf/skate shop, started the festival as an anniversary party in 2013, but it became such a success, it’s now an annual New England event.
Held just 30 minutes south of Boston, the festival is an excellent reason to get out of the city for the weekend!”