The Great 2022 Music Festival Guide.

Here it all is folks my yearly ever popular list ( which is updated weekly ) of music festivals both independent and corporate ones with an independent bill. I also have included Bluegrass festivals form all over the United States, and Roots Music festivals as well.

I spend a considerable amount of time researching and finding more festivals to my yearly list each year, and I include all the links for you to get all of the info you will need to support whichever festival you choose.

One of the best ways I have found to find new bands, and new friends that eventually treat you like family is to attend outdoor festivals. Many of these festivals have not taken place in 2 years, and some of these are new, but overall I will provide links to their website as well as my articles I write on their behalf.

All dates below are for 2022

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend – April 14th – 17th
Backwoods At Mullberry Mountain – April 20th – 23rd
Old Settler’s music Festival – April 21st – 24th
Cottonfest – April 21st – 23rd
Bluegrass Bourbon And Brews – April 22nd – 24th
Larry Joe Taylor Festival – April 25th – 30th
Highwater Festival – April 24th – 25th
Bob Wills Days – April 28th – 30th
Gypsy Cafe – April 27th
Calf Fry – April 28th – 30th
Charm City Bluegrass Festival – April 29th and 30th
Merlefest – April 28th – May 1st
Moonrunners Music Festival – May 7th – 8th
Red Dirt BBQ Festival – May 7th
Lower Town Arts And Music Festival – May 13th – 14th
Freshgrass Bentonville – May 20th – 21st
Bluegrass In The Bottoms – May 20 – 21st
Fallsburg Summer Stage – May 20th – 21st
Rooster Walk – May 26th – 29th
Memorial Weekend Shindig – May 27th – 30th
Delfest – May 26th – 29th
Western Swing Out – May 27th – 30th
Downtown Morehead Roots Music Weekend – May 27th – 28th
Lone Star Jam – May 28th – 29th
Darkstar Jubilee – May 27th – 29th
John Hartford Music Festival – June 1st – 4th
Riverbend Music Festival – June 3rd – 5th
Texas Music Revolution – June 3rd – 4th
Camp Greensky – June 2nd – 4th
Troubador Festival – June 4th
Back 40 Music Festival – June 5th
Bill Monroe Memorial Festival – June 10th – 18th
Palisade bluegrass And Roots – June 10th – 12th
Black Diamond Music Festival – June 10th – 11th
Pagosa Folks N’ Bluegrass – June 10th – 12th
Luck Reunion – June 17th – 19th
The Duck Creek Log Jam – June 16th – 18th
The Campout – June 17th – 19th
Fayetteville Roots Music Festival – June 17th – 19th
Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival – June 16 – 18th
Pondstock At Lake Hedke – June 9th – 12th
Moccasin Creek Music Festival – July 16th – 19th
Lost Art Music Festival – June 17th – 18th
Hwy 30 Music Fest – June 22nd – 25th
ROMP – June 22nd – 25th
Festival Of The Red – June 25th – 26th
Jenny Brook Bluegrass – June 23rd – 26th
Blue Ox Music Festival – June 23rd – 25th
Red Wing Roots – June 24th – 26th
The Peach Music Festival – June 30th – July 3rd
The Great Blue Herron – July 1st – 3rd
Rislofest – July 2nd – 4th
4848 Festival – July 7th – 9th
Winnipeg Folk Festival – July 7th – 9th
Palomino Music Festival – July 9th
Pickin’ On Picnic – July 7th – 10th
Under The Big Sky – July 15th – 17th
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival – July 14th – 17th
Master Musician’s Festival – July 15th – 16th
Roseberry Summer Music Festival – July 14th – 16th
Wild Hare Music Fest – July 15th and 16th
Northwest String Summit – July 21st – 24th
Red Ants Pants – July 28th – 31st
Rumble Down Festival – July 29th – 30th
Ossipee Valley Music Festival – July 28th – 31st
Peacemaker Featival – July 29th – 30th
Moon Dance Music Festival – July 28th – 30th
Old Tone Roots – July 29th – 31st
Floydfest – July 27th – 31st
Windy City Smokeout – August 4th – 7th
Hinterland – August 4th – 7th
Pickathon – August 4th – 7th
Kokefest – August 5th – 6th
Podunk Bluegrass Festival – August 11th – 14th
Braun Brothers Reunion – August 11th – 13th
The Neon Nights Countryfest – August 12th – 13th
Symco Hot Rod Weekend – August 11th – 13th
Rocky Mountain Folks Fest – August 12th -14th
Hoxeyville – August 19th – 21st
Grassfire Music Festival – August 19th – 22nd
Whimmydiddle – August 19th – 20th
Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival – August 18th – 21st
River City Roots Festival – August 26th – 27th
Fayetteville Roots Music Festival – August 25th – 27th
Kaw River Roots – August 26th – 27th
River City Roots Festival – August 26th – 27th
Sacred Rose Music Festival – August 26th – 28th
Hot Rod Rock And Rumble – August 26th – 28th
Earl Scruggs Music Festival – Sept 2nd – 4th
Muddy Roots – Sept 1st – 5th
Nelsonville – Sept 2nd – 4th
Caveman Music Festival – Sept 2nd – 4th
Bristol Rhythm And Roots – Sept 9th – 11th
Diamond Stone Music Festival – Sept 8th – 11th
Festival Of The Horse – Sept – 9th – 11th
Americanafest – Sept 13th – 17th
Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival – Sept – 14th – 18th
Pickin’ In The Pines – Sept 16th – 18th
Freshgrass North Adams – Sept 23rd – 25th
Foxfire Music And Arts Festival – Sept 23rd – 24th
The New England Shake Up – SeptĀ  23rd – 25th
Whispering Beard – Sept 23rd – 24th
Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival – Sept – 21st – 24th
Firewater – Sept 29th – October 1st
Mempho Music Festival – Sept 30th – October 2nd
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass – October 1st – 3rd
Sound On Sound – Sept 24th and 25th
River Stomp Bluegrass Festival – October 8th and 9th
Moonshiners Ball – October 6th – 9th
Austin City Limits Music Festival – October 7th – 9th and 14th – 16th
The Ramble Festival – October 7th – 9th
Conroe Catfish Festival – October – 14th – 16th
Austin String Band Fest – October 14th – 16th
ACL Fest ( Austin City limits ) – October 7th – 9th 14th – 16th
River Stomp Bluegrass – October 8th – 9th
Bluegrass Island – October 20th – 22nd
Hangtown Halloween Festival – October 20th – 23rd
Cartersville Bluegrass And Roots – October 19th only.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass – September 30th – October 2nd
Orange Blossom Revue – December 2nd – 3rd