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3 Doors Down will perform at the 2014 Elkhart County 4-H Fair. (Photo Supplied)
Summer music festivals in Elkhart County, Indiana and surrounding states
Posted on March 26, 2014 at 7:09 p.m.

If you want to see live music this summer, you won't have to travel more than a few hours to catch performances from bands of all genres.

The Elkhart Jazz Festival is the first festival in Elkhart County to kick off the summer, but there are a number of other summer music festivals in Indiana and other surrounding states that are worth making the drive out to in the coming months. 

One of the biggest highlights of 2014's summer concert circuit is the reunion of Grammy award-winning rap group OutKast, known for songs such as 'Hey Ya!' and 'Ms. Jackson'. OutKast will be performing at Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival in August, which announced their concert line-up on Wednesday morning, March 26. The band parted ways in 2006 to focus on solo endeavors, according to Billboard.

If you prefer electronic dance music, the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, Michigan, recently announced several additions to their concert line-up which now features around 90 performers, according to the Muskegon Chronicle.

There are many other summer music festivals in Indiana and its surrounding states. Here is a list to get you started.

 

2014 Elkhart Jazz Festival

Where: Downtown Elkhart

When: June 20 - 22, 2014

The 2014 Elkhart Jazz Festival in Elkhart's downtown brings jazz legends and and enthusiasts together for a weekend of music. The festival began in 1988 with 67 performers and 3,000 attendees and has since grown to 100 performers and 15,000 attendees.

For more information about the Elkhart Jazz Festival, visit their official website.

Here are songs from some of the musicians and bands who will be performing at the Elkhart Jazz Festival.

"This Magic Moment" - Aaron Neville

"That's It!" - Preservation Hall Jazz Band

 

2014 Summerfest

Where: 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

When: June 25 - 29 / July 1 - 6

Summerfest calls itself "The World's Largest Music Festival", and its concert line-up features over 75 headliners. Renowned bands such as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and New Order will be performing at the event.

For more information about Summerfest, visit their official website.

 Here are songs from some of the musicians and bands who will be performing at Summerfest.

"This Lonely Morning" - Best Coast

"Another Story" - The Head and the Heart

 

 

Electric Forest Festival

Where: 5900 S Water Road, Rothbury, MIchigan

When: June 26 - 29

The Electric Forest Festival is an electronic dance music festival in Rothbury, Michigan. The festival recently announced several new additions to their concert line-up, such as Moby and Schoolboy Q. They currently have more than 90 acts.

For more information about the Electric Forest Festival, visit their official website.

Here are songs from some of the musicians and bands who will be performing at the Electric Forest Festival.

"Overexposed" - Matt and Kim

"Lights & Music" - Cut Copy
 

Elkhart County 4-H Fair

When: July 19 - 23, 2014

Where: 17746-D County Road 34, Goshen, Indiana.

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair announced their concert line-up last week, featuring bands such as 3 Doors Down, to mixed reactions from our readers. Fair board president Rich Utley said the board chose the performers because they thought it would appeal to a "wide range of fairgoers". There will also be a free concert on Sunday which will feature musician Francesca Battistelli.

For more information about the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Concert Series, visit their official website.

Here are songs from some of the musicians and bands who will be performing at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.

"Kryptonite" - 3 Doors Down

"Write Your Story" - Francesca Battistelli

 

 

Lollapalooza 2014

Where: Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois

When: August 1 - 3, 2014

The Lollapalooza music festival announced their concert lineup on Wednesday morning, March 26. The popular music festival held in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois, will feature festival veterans such as Eminem, Kings of Leon, Skrillex and Chance the Rapper.

For more information on Lollapalooza music festival, visit their official website.

Here are songs from some of the musicians and bands who will be performing at Lollapalooza.

"Hey Ya!" - Outkast

"Royals" - Lorde

 

Are there other summer music festivals that you are looking forward to this year?