AfroPunk, Brooklyn, NY
Annual music and arts festival held in Brooklyn , New York featuring alternative, blues, R&B, hip-hop, rock.
Started: 2005, founded by Mathew Morgan and James Spooner its musical line-up hinges on the expression of African-American culture across a variety of genres.
Dates: August 21-23
Venue: Commodore Barry Park, Fort Greene
Music: Lauryn Hill, Gary Clark Jr, Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, DJ, Lindsey, Kimberly Nichole, Oshun, SZA
Coffee: Brooklyn Roasting nearby
FYF Fest, Los Angeles, CA
Annual two-day music festival held in Los Angeles.
Started: 2004, 18 year old Sean Carlson in Echo Park, Los Angeles, to the L.A. Historic Park in Chinatown featuring indie, electroic and rock.
Dates: August 22, 23
Venue: LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park.
Music: Kanye West, Solange, Morrissey, Chet Fakers, Leon Vynehall, Dinosuar Jr., Run The Jewels
Cold brew by Portland’s Stumptown, and Pasadena’s Zona Rosa Coffee at the helm with Ozomatl organic espresso and cold brew by Pasadena’s Zona Rosa Coffee.
MusicFestNW, Portland, OR
Portlands’ largest music festival once a multi-venue eon Waterfront Park.
Started: 1995, Mark Zusman and Richard Meeker with Williamette Week and South by Southwest. Once North by Northwest, Williamette Week renamed int 2001 to the name it holds today. Once a multi-venue event which in 2014 became a two-day waterfront festival.
Dates: August 21-23rd
Venue: The Waterfront
Music: Alialujah Choir, Beirut, Belle and Sebastian, Cayucas, Foster The People, MisterWives, Tallest Man on Earth,
Coffee: Dutch Bros. Coffee