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Top Five Upcoming Music Festivals


Are you suffering from those post-SXSW, Coachella, or Bonnaroo blues? Then fear not, because from San Francisco to Chicago, musicians are still taking command of demountable stages and using porta potties in the name of rock ’n’ roll. Here are five of the best music festivals that will round off 2006.

« 1 » Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL, August 4-6, with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Death Cab for Cutie, Ryan Adams, Aqualung, My Morning Jacket, and the New Amsterdams

« 2 » Folks Festival, Lyon, CO, August 18-20, with Kris Kristofferson, Ani DiFranco, Guy Clark, Jeff Tweedy, Blue Rodeo, Sonya Kitchell, and the Waifs

« 3 » Congress Comes of Age, Tucson, AZ, September 1-3, with Howe Gelb, Dave Alvin, John Doe, Friends of Dean Martinez, Richard Buckner, and Steve Poltz

« 4 » Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin, TX, September 15-17, with Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Ben Harper, Calexico, Son Volt, and Iron and Wine

« 5 » Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, San Francisco, CA, October 7-8, with Billy Bragg, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, Todd Snider, Chip Taylor, and Carrie Rodriguez

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