A Symphony of Sounds: 2024's Upcoming Music Festivals in Southern California

Published June 4, 2024

As the year 2024 progresses, music lovers in Southern California can still look forward to a dynamic slate of music festivals, featuring a wide range of genres including rock, punk, EDM, and country. With several events already in the history books, such as the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach, new and returning festivals are poised to keep the rhythm going all year long.

Sizzling Summer Lineup

The summer months are primed with festivals like Escape Halloween, bringing its iconic ferris wheel back to San Bernardino in late October, and the annual Ohana Festival hitting Doheny State Beach in late September for another round of crowd-pleasing performances. For country music aficionados, Coastal Country Jam will stretch out on the Long Beach shores with stars such as Thomas Rhett and Jason Aldean in September.

June Jams

The No Values Festival in Pomona will quench punk rock thirsts with legendary acts like Social Distortion and Misfits, while the Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival in mid-June and Insomniac's Day Trip in late June will cater to jazz fanatics and house music devotees respectively.

July's Melodic Mix

July brings the cross-country Sad Summer Festival to Santa Ana and the ethereal Lost in Dreams Festival to Los Angeles, guaranteeing a blend of melancholic harmonies and dreamy EDM beats.

August Acoustics

In August, attendees can groove at the HARD Summer Music Festival in Inglewood, unwind at the Long Beach Jazz Festival, rave at Bascon Wasteland in San Bernardino, or enjoy the soulful strains at the Fool In Love Festival, also in Inglewood.

Enchanting September Shows

September promises an array of auditory delights with Zedd In The Park, I Love RnB Festival, and the enchanting Nocturnal Wonderland, amongst others. The month closes out with the diverse Same Same But Different festival and the star-studded Ohana Festival.

October's Audible Attractions

Desert Daze beckons psych-rock enthusiasts to Lake Perris in October, while Insomniac's Escape Halloween prepares to spook and thrill its visitors with ghoulish delights and killer beats.

December Delights

The year-end festivities include B├ęsame Mucho, the Latino music extravaganza at Dodger Stadium, and Insomniac's space-themed Countdown event to ring in the New Year. These events signal a high note as Southern California's music scene continues to captivate and entertain, offering something for every music taste as 2024 draws to an end.

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