How many of you had a chance to check out festivals last weekend? Because if you want more, The Sherp has prepared yet another American Weekend Fix. May’s only getting hotter for the music lovers.

This weekend has something for everyone. There’s indie music, there’s beach vibes, and there is a good dose of pop. So prepare to be spoilt for choice!

1. Rock in Rio
Where: Las Vegas
When: May 15 to 16

After a brilliant rock turnout last weekend, Rock in Rio isn’t letting Las Vegas rest anytime soon as it returns for another weekend featuring pop music. And the harbingers of the show? Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, John Legend and Sam Smith to name a few! And if you need any more reasons to attend Rock in Rio, check out our article where we list the festival unmissable.

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(images source: Rock in Rio USA Facebook)

2. Shaky Boots Festival
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: May 16 to 17

Atlanta clearly knows its music, and does it also have an affinity for all things shaky? After last weekend’s Shaky Knees festival that featured some remarkable indie artists taking centre-stage, the upcoming weekend’s inaugural Shaky Boots festival is downright country! Get your cowboy hats on as you groove to Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Songs For Kids, Eli Young Bad and other country crooners. It’s American music at its sweetest.

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(image source: Shaky Boots Festival Facebook)


3. Rock on the Range
Where: Columbus, OH
When: May 15 to 17

Rock on the Range is easily every rock lover’s dream festival. I mean, have you seen that brutal line-up? It features Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Slash, Breaking Benjamin, Judas Priest, Linkin Park, Rise Against. With free-flowing guitar riffs and gut-wrenching lyrics, this is a rock festival at its purest best. The tickets have sold out though, so if you’re one of the lucky ones who has one, this is a good weekend guaranteed.

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(images source: Rock on the Range Facebook)

4. The Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival
Where: Gulf Shores, Alabama
When: May 15 to 17

There is a reason why Hangout finds itself on most of our beach festivals list, cause it literally is one of the best ones out there. Its summery vibe resonates perfectly with the ones who like lazing around at the beach during the season. And that god-awesome line-up is worth dropping. Some of the names touted to play are Foo Fighters, Beck, Paramore and Major Lazer. All this while you sip beer in your beachwear. Perfect, really.

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(images source: The Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival Facebook)