8 Can’t-Miss Summer Music Festivals in Pennsylvania

Happy Travelers, are you dreaming of all-star musical lineups in the greater-than-great outdoors? Us too! Spanning a variety of genres, there are sweet melodies, toe-tapping tunes, and bumping rhythm for everyone to enjoy at Pennsylvania’s multitude of open-air music festivals. Get ready to dance your heart out this summer here in the Keystone State!

1. Pittsburgh Festival Opera

Whether you enjoy Wagner, Strauss, and Puccini or are in the mood for something light-hearted and whimsical, the Pittsburgh Festival Opera's season of summer concerts has you covered! Tune into to beloved classics like the one-act magical fairytale Rapunzel.

When: July 1-13

Where: Pittsburgh

Cost: Prices vary

2. The Big Dub Festival

The Big Dub Festival brings four days of EDM, dubstep, and bass music acts to Four Quarters Farm in Artemas . Catch performances by Bear Grillz, Black Sun Empire, and SayMyName , and never miss a minute of the action by camping on-site!

When: July 26-31

Where: Artemas

Cost: Prices vary depending on camping location

3. Peach Music Festival

This summer g reatly expand your music horizons and celebrate 10 years of the annual Peach Music Festival. With artists from alternative rock, bluegrass, electronica, country, jazz, and jazz fusion (and many other music genres), the festival is a veritable smorgasbord! Started by The Allman Brothers, this year's headliners include Billy Strings, The Black Crowes, Trey Anastasio Band, and Joe Russo’s almost dead , along with more than 35 other artists and bands at this four-day music and camping fest.

When: June 30-July 3

Where: Scranton

Cost: Prices vary depending on ticket package and accommodation selection

4. Ameriserv Flood City Music Festival

Celebrate American music — from rock to blues to indie — at Johnstown's annual Ameriserv Flood City Music Festival. The Spin Doctors and Railroad Earth are this year's headliners . The festival features a wide range of genres from funk bluegrass to acoustic rock with live performances by 14 bands and music artists.

When: July 29-30

Where: Johnstown

Cost: Prices vary for early-bird purchase and package type

5. Musikfest

With 16 stages and 500+ music and art performances over 10 days, it's no wonder USA Today's readers have deemed Bethlehem's Musikfest "THE BEST music festival in North America." And most performances are free! With one headlining show every night, Boyz II Men kicks off the fest with acts like Ziggy Marley and Kelsea Ballerini to follow. Free performances include modern soul artist Dakota Jones, indie pop band Moonroof, FOX 29's "Spotlight Under the El” season two winner Seth Witcher, and hundreds of others.

When: Aug. 4-14

Where: Bethlehem

Cost: Most events are free, larger acts are ticketed

6. Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival

Pull up a lawn chair, kick back, and enjoy live performances by some of the best bluegrass performers around at the 83rd Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. Come for a day of great music, or camp and enjoy the entire festival at the Granite Hill Camping Resort. Is there a budding bluegrass musician in your midst? Students can attend the festival's kid's academy, where they'll get some pointers and perform on the festival's main stage.

When: Aug. 18-21

Where: Gettysburg

Cost: Prices vary depending on package purchase

7. Philadelphia Folk Festival

Celebrate the Philadelphia Folk Festival's 60th anniversary with headline act Michael Franti & Spearhed , along with The War Treaty, Arrested Development, Davina and the Vagabonds, and many other local and national folk artists and bands. Puppeteers, jugglers, aerialists, storytellers, and crafters will be on hand to make this a truly memorable and fun experience at North America's longest continuously running outdoor folk festival!

When: Aug. 18-21

Where: Upper Salford Township

Cost: Prices vary depending on package purchase

8. Made in America Festival

Plan to make your way to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this Labor Day weekend for the massive Made in America music celebration. Bad Bunny and Tyler, The Creator t headline this annual, two-day music fest, which is curated by Jay-Z and packed with top performers.

When: Sept. 3-4

Where: Philadelphia

Cost: Prices vary for general admission and VIP experiences

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