· Boston Calling
The 3-day Boston Calling Music Festival kicks off tomorrow at City Hall Plaza with acts like The National, Lorde, Nas x The Roots, Girl Talk, Spoon, and more. This is actually the second Boston Calling event of the year, the first took place back in May and was a huge success so organizers expect a big turn out for this one as well.
Boston Calling tickets start at $50 for 1-day Friday passes and can be purchased at bostoncalling.com.
· Riot Fest Denver
Chicago's Riot Fest has established itself as one of the best events of the year but that doesn't mean Denver's Riot Fest should be ignored. This year's lineup features Weezer, The Flaming Lips, Slayer, The Cure, The National, Wu-Tang Clan, and many more. Riot Fest Denver will take place Sept. 19 - 21 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. Tickets are available at riotfest.org.
Ludacris, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, CeeLo Green, Kid Rock, Earth Wind & Fire, and Foster The People will headline Mobile's annual Bayfest on October 3-5. The festival is known for its eclectic mix of country, classic rock, alternative, pop, jazz, R&B, rap, gospel, and modern rock. Weekend passes are available for $60 through Sept. 19. Find out more at bayfest.com.