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Summer Music Guide: 20 Lesser Known but Totally Cool Festivals Across the Country


Nothing says summertime like donning your cutoffs and boots for a weekend of sunshine, selfies, beer, and music.

With spring around the corner, it's time to start making plans for summer's music festivals. This year, why not skip the more obvious and played out (ahem, Coachella) and hit up a slightly more under-the-radar fest instead? Here's our list of the best of the season. Get your tickets soon—they're likely to sell out.

Fortress Festival

(Courtesy of James Coreas via D Magazine)

What: Head to the cultural district of Fort Worth to sing, dance and be merry with over 9,000 people for the second edition of Fortress. Over 20 bands will take two outdoor stages (last year's lineup included Run the Jewels, Purity Ring, Flying Lotus, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Slowdive and more) for the partnership event with Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Where: Fort Worth, Texas

When: April 28-29, 2018

Headliners: Father John Misty, Courtney Barnett, Tune-Yards, Chicano Batman, and De La Soul

More info: fortressfestival.com

*This article has been updated since it was originally published on Apr 28, 2017.

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