Music Festivals 2017: Top 5 Best Music Festivals In October

Calling all music fanatics. Summer is over, but the festivals surely aren’t.

October is filled with opportunities to see some live shows. From national headliners like Chance the Rapper, Jay-Z, Odesza, The Killers, Future and Migos to the names running the underground scene, these performances won’t disappoint.

Open up the piggy bank and send yourself to one of the top five music festivals this month.

Austin City Limits

Location: Austin, Texas
Dates: October 6 – October 15, 2017

This year, Austin City Limits is back and better than ever. With eight stages, over 140 bands and two consecutive weekends, ACL festival-goers are sure to enter pure bliss.

Tickets can be purchased anywhere from $100 to $1,100, and include one-day general admission to 3-day VIP. Special offers are also available for current military members and veterans.

The lineup includes top-artists like Chance the Rapper, Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Run the Jewels, Glass Animals and Tove Lo.

It’s no wonder why Austin is known as the live musical capital of the world.

III Points

Location: Miami, Florida
Dates: October 13 – 15, 2017

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Back for its fifth year, III Points Music, Art and Technology Festival is combining Miami’s best talent with international performances.

This year, the lineup features Gorillaz, Danny Brown, Thundercat, Lil B, The XXX and Rufus Du Sol, along with many more.

III Points offers a variety of ticket options, from one-day to three-day VIP. Prices range from $99 to $345.

Aside from over 85 musical performances, the festival also offers tech talks, labs and gallery showcases. You can’t miss it.

Lost Lake

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Dates: October 20 – 22, 2017

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Brought to you by the creators of Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, Lost Lake Festival turns Phoenix into a three-day music and culture hub. With over 45 performers, local food, breweries, art and interactive games, Lost Lake is the place to be in October.

Artists like Chance the Rapper, Odesza, Ludacris, Big Gigantic, Snakeships, Lil Yachty and Noname will be taking the stage.

Tickets are going fast. From $89 one-day passes to $575 three-day VIP, there are still some options left. Lost Lake also offers shuttle passes so attendees have safe transportation to and from the festival.

Desert Daze

Location: Joshua Tree, California
Dates: October 12 – October 15, 2017

Underground fans, welcome to heaven.

In its sixth year, the Desert Daze Music & Arts Festival is featuring artists like Iggy Pop, Courtney Barnett, Panda Bear, BADBADNOTGOOD, Twin Peaks and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

Tickets are available from $100 to $450.

Want to know the best part of Desert Daze? Camping. 

The festival offers traditional weekend camping passes, as well as car camping, RV camping and stout tent rentals. The main grounds of the festival also has an assortment of cottages and apartments for festival-goers to stay.

Mala Luna

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Dates: October 28 – 29, 2017

Mala Luna is the hot spot for rap and hip-hop.

Featuring big-name performers like Future, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Migos, Afrojack and Khalid, the 2017 festival isn’t one to pass up.

Mala Luna continues its dedication to the community. This year, the festival will continue to donate a portion of proceeds to Network for Young Artists (NYA), a non-profit that provides voice, instrumental and dance classes to San Antonio youth.

Be a part of something good. Tickets are available from $79 to $399.

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