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Music festival season is hallmark of summer

By Briana Smith
On April 11, 2016

WARPED TOUR - Pierce the Veil performed during the 2015 Warped Tour. This music festival is held annually in Nashville.

It’s almost that time of year again. School is about to let out, students are about to pack up and go home; others are planning the trip of a lifetime. It’s going to be summer soon. It’s the time of year that college students, like myself, relish every moment of. It’s the time to go new places without worrying about having an exam or paper due within the next week. There are so many new things for college students to do over the summer, but the most popular seems to be widely known music festivals. Across Tennessee, and across the nation, there are a plethora of music festivals for you to indulge your ears with. My summer usually kicks off with the Dogwood Festival in my hometown; where many small arts and crafts dealers and small businesses set up tables to sell their trinkets while the music is running rampant through the streets of Winchester, Tennessee. It’s not a very widely known music festival, but it does pack a punch with three days of music and arts. For others, their summer starts off with the all-famous Bonnaroo, the three-day music festival in Manchester, Tennessee. This year’s lineup consists of big names like Ellie Goulding, Chvrches, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Pearl Jam, along with my personal favorite, Halsey. Three days of nonstop music and community is always a great way to begin a summer. The CMA Fest is also running in Nashville June 9-12, alongside Bonnaroo, for the country lovers out there. For the alternative music-lovers, Warped Tour is making an appearance in Nashville again with powerhouses like Good Charlotte, Sum 41 and Sleeping With Sirens on the lineup this year. Although Good Charlotte isn’t making their appearance until the latter end of the tour, Warped Tour is always a great experience. These are just a few of the plethora of music festivals happening in Tennessee and across the Nation. Get out there, have fun, and enjoy your summer. 

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