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9 US Festivals Worth Checking Out To End The Summer

By Ryan Middleton ryan.middleton@musictimes.com | Aug 10, 2016 04:56 PM EDT

Summer is almost gone here in the United States, but that does not mean you can't go out and attend more festivals over the next couple of weekends. We have assembled a list of nine worth your hard earned dollars and time all over the United States. Some are this weekend, so make your move quickly to get those tickets.

1.  Summer Set Music & Camping Festival - Somerset WI (Aug. 12-14)

Summer Set goes down this weekend in Somerset, Wisconsin. Headlined by Skrillex, Bassnectar and Chance The Rapper, who is bringing along The Social Experiment, the lineup has a nice mix of electronic and hip-hop for this weekend.

2. Eaux Claires - Eau Claire, WI (Aug. 12-13)

Bon Iver's two-day festival in Wisconsin goes down this weekend. The band will play their new album there, but that's not the only highlight. Beach House, Erykah Badu, James Blake, Lucius, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and more will join them.

3. Lockn' Festival - Arrington, VA (Aug. 25-28)

The 4-day camping festival is much more relaxed then some of the others on list, but still packs in some quality talent. Phish performing two nights is an obvious draw, but other names like Gary Clark Jr., My Morning Jacket and Moon Taxi will also be crucial to the lineup.

4. Breakaway Festival - Columbus, OH (Aug. 26-27)

Breakaway's dance and hip-hop heavy lineup comes to Columbus, Ohio on the last weekend of August. The lineup is small, but strong throughout, topped by Chance The Rapper, Dillon Francis, RL Grime and Young Thug.

5. Afropunk Festival (New York, NY (Aug. 27-28)

Dominated by hip-hop and r&b, Afropunk will take over Governors Island in New York City on Aug. 27 and 28. Talent litters the lineup with names like George Clinton, Ice Cube, Tyler, The Creator, Gallant and Thundercat all scheduled to perform.

6. FYF Fest - Los Angeles, LA (Aug. 27-28)

LA's final big festival of the summer will bring out some heavyweight talent such as Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Grimes, Tame Impala, Father John Misty and Rae Sremmurd. It may be hot, but the talent is worth bearing it.

7. North Coast Music Festival - Chicago, IL (Sept. 2-4)

Dubbed as "summer's last stand" in Chicago, North is pretty dance heavy, but there are plenty of artists from across different genres. It is headlined by Zedd, Bassnectar and Odesza, but others like Action Bronson, Matt & Kim, Umphrey's McGee and Ty Dolla $ign will also perform.

8. Bumbershoot Music Festival - Seattle Center, WA (Sept. 2-4)

The final summer push for the Pacific Northwest, Bumbershoot is the biggest festival in the area over Labor Day Weekend. It boasts some heavyweight names like Halsey, Kygo, Death Cab For Cutie, Tame Impala and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis all on the bill.

9. Made In America - Philadelphia, PA (Sept. 2-4)

If you want stars, Made in America has it. The festival started by Jay Z's Roc Nation and Live Nation will feature the likes of Rihanna, Jamie xx, Chance The Rapper, Coldplay and Grimes for three days over Labor Day Weekend.

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