Trip Ideas

Georgia Music Festivals

Visit one of Georgia's music festivals to satisfy your musical cravings

  • Athfest Athens

    The annual AthFest Music and Arts Festival in Athens, Georgia

Music festivals are a tried and true Peach State tradition as synonymous with the state as peanuts and Coca-Cola. Throughout the year, Georgia hosts a variety of diverse music events to keep the state abuzz with rock and roll, country, soul, jazz, hip hop and plenty more. Grab your calendars and get ready to rock!

  • Music Midtown

    As one of the state’s largest music fests, Music Midtown draws fans to Atlanta every September. The long list of acts in the weekend lineup covers many musical genres. Held annually since 1994, with a five-year hiatus from 2006 to 2011, this two-day blow-out came back to life and now brings some of the industry’s biggest names. The fest, held outdoors in Piedmont Park, has seen acts by the likes of Jane’s Addiction, Pearl Jam, Ludacris, Artic Monkeys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and T.I. 
  • Savannah Music Festival

    This coastal gem holds claim to being Georgia’s largest musical arts event. A long-running early spring event (March 20- April 5, 2014), the Savannah Music Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary. It is not your average multi-day concert: Classical, jazz, modern folk, country and rock come together in this charming Southern city for weeks of musical performances in a variety of venues.
  • AthFest Music and Art Festival

    School’s out for summer, and Athens is ready to play — on stage, that is. The annual AthFest Music and Art Festival is a June event founded in 1997 to promote music and arts from the talented folks in Athens and its surrounding counties. Music, children’s activities, family events, film, comedy, an art market and more are all wrapped together for a multi-day festival raising money for AthFest Educates, Inc., a nonprofit supporting Athens area music and arts education programs.
  • Georgia Roots Music Festival

    Go on a journey of Georgia’s musical heritage at the Georgia Roots Music Festival, a day of free musical performances, including gospel, string band, bluegrass, country, rhythm and blues, folk, immigrant music and more, presented by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Georgia Humanities Council.   
  • Counter Point Music Festival

    Held on the stunning property of Kingston Downs in Rome in late April, the Counter Point Music Festival is a three-day, outdoor showcase of talent. Expect to see acts from a range of musical varieties, performing on one of four stages rain or shine. Be warned, though: this event is for attendees ages 18 and older, no exceptions. 
  • Georgia String Band Festival

    Just as the name implies, the Georgia String Band Festival is an old-time fiddle player and banjo picker heaven. Now in its eighth year, the nationally renowned event is held in April at the Harris Arts Center in Calhoun, bringing some of the world’s best pickers and players to the stage. Guests can expect two days filled with plenty of guitars, fiddles, banjoes, mandolins, cellos and more. As an added bonus, dance competitions are also thrown into the mix. 
  • CutBait Music Festival

    Held in the Uptown district of Columbus each June, the CutBait Music Festival presents more than 40 artists in nine venues spread out around the western Georgia town. Rock, country, Americana, soul, R&B, gospel and contemporary Christian music are all showcased over two days. 

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