The third week of July has America offering a slate of exciting festivals, a mix of large scale and boutique offerings. Read on to know what’s in store. 

1. Rock USA
Where: Oshkosh, WI
When: July 15 to 18

Rock USA in Oshkosh is the quintessential rock festival deliverance this weekend, where some of the biggest rock music acts in the world – namely Alice Cooper, Judas Prist, Avengefold Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin to name a few. Sprawled over a four days, including camping, it’s rock fan bonhomie live you’ve ever seen.

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2. Camp Bisco
Where: Scranton, PA
When: July 16 to 18

After a year of absence from the festival scene, one of America’s most ingenious boutique festivals, Camp Bisco is back this year armed with the natural gleam of a new venue and a bunch of interesting artists like Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, SNAILS, STS9, Sound Remedy and Kill The Noise to name a few. This Disco Biscuits-led festival is making all the right noises with its comeback. Check out why The Sherp is so excited about its return.

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(image source: Camp Bisco Facebook)

3. Moods of the Madison
Where: Ennis, MT
When: July 17 to 18

This weekend, the Ennis community will come back together to celebrate Moods of the Madison, a camping cum music festival, put together to build Ennis revenue and society. Featuring artists like Collective Soul, Leftover Salmon, Off in the Woods, Fools Gold MT, and RJD2, along with a slew of activities help build community culture, it’s the small scale festival offing this weekend.

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(image source: Moods of the Madison Facebook)

4. Eaux Claires
Where: Eau Claire, WI
When: July 17 to 18

Justin Vernon’s Bon Iver is one of the most exciting indie rock artists to have emerged in recent times. A Eau Claire native, this year sees him put together an exciting new festival in his hometown. With a qualitative line-up, and art installations with Icelandic origins, the festivals seeks to honour his place of origin with a cultural celebration.

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(image source: Eaux Claires Facebook)

5. Pitchfork Music Festival
Where: Union Park, Chicago
When: July 17 to 19

Pitchfork Media presented Pitchfork Music Festival turns up with, year after year, the most impressive line-up selection. Featuring artists like Caribou, Jamie XX, Chance The Rapper, and affordable day passes at $65 along with local vendors who are a part of booming Chicago culture makes Pitchfork Music Festival the event to be at this weekend. Check out The Sherp’s picks from the Pitchfork Music Festival 2015 lineup!

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(image source: Pitchfork Music Festival Facebook)

6. Sloss Music and Arts Festival
Where: Birmingham, AL
When: July 18 to 19

It’s a great time for interesting festivals to debut in America, and one of them is Sloss Music Festival. It’s a festival that has an impressively etched out line-up coming down to Birmingham while it also promotes the city’s craft beer and cocktail culture. With artists like Modest Mouse, The Avett Brothers, Tyler the Creator, Cage The Elephant, The New Pornographers, along with an extensive local vendor list, this festival sounds incredibly promising.

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(image source: Sloss Music and Arts Festival Facebook)