Check out our growing list of music festivals in New England! Among the oldest and most well known-- the Newport Jazz Festival (est. 1954) and the Newport Folk Festival (est. 1959), both co-founded by legendary jazz producer, George Wein. Other popular outdoor music venues in New England include The Litchfield Jazz Festival in Connecticut, North Atlantic Blues Festival in Maine, Roots On The River in Vermont, and the Green River Festival in Massachusetts. Each year families and individuals from age 0-99 gather to enjoy live music and entertainment at one of New England's many outdoor summer music festivals. One can find arts and craft activities for kids, tasty food and good drink provided by local vendors, as well as an array of artisans selling specialty, New England-made products and gifts. What better way to get outdoors and enjoy summer in New England?
Connecticut Music Festivals
Connecticut Music Festivals in June:
Mystic Sea Music Festival in Mystic, CT.
New England Fiddle Contest in Manchester, CT.
Connecticut Music Festivals in July:
Litchfield Jazz Festival in Goshen, CT.
Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival in E. Hartford, CT.
Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival in Bridgeport, CT.
Connecticut Music Festivals in September:
2 Left Feet Blues Festival in East Hartford, CT.
Connecticut Folk Festival in New Haven, CT.
The Last Green Festival in Brooklyn, CT.
Maine Music Festivals
Maine Music Festivals in July:
Bar Harbor Music Festival in Bar Harbor, ME.
North Atlantic Blues Festival in Rockland, ME.
Maine Music Festivals in August:
American Folk Festival in Bangor, ME.
Kah Bang Festival in Bangor, ME.
Portland Harbor Museum Maritime Fest in South Portland, ME.
Massachusetts Music Festivals
Massachusetts Music Festivals in June:
Paulie's New Orleans Jazz n' Blues Festival in Worcester, MA.
Massachusetts Music Festivals in July:
Green River Music Festival in Greenfield, MA.
Lowell Folk Festival in Lowell, MA.
New Bedford Summerfest in New Bedford, MA.
Plymouth Harbor Folk Festival in Plymouth, MA.
Plymouth Independent Music Festival in Plymouth, MA.
Upper Valley Music Festival in Turners Falls, MA.
Massachusetts Music Festivals in August:
Naukabout Music Festival in Cape Cod, MA.
Salem Maritime Festival in Salem, MA.
Massachusetts Music Festivals in September:
Boston Folk Festival in Boston, MA.
Cape Cod Music Festival in Barnstable, MA.
Life is Good Festival in Canton, MA.
Massachusetts Music Festivals in October:
Riverside Blues & BBQ Festival in Greenfield, MA.
New Hampshire Music Festivals
New Hampshire Music Festivals in July:
White Mountain Boggie and Blues Festival in Thornton, NH.
New Hampshire Music Festivals in August:
Bach Festival in North Conway, NH.
New Hampshire Music Festivals in September:
Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival in Portsmouth, NH.
Rhode Island Music Festivals
Rhode Island Music Festivals in August:
Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI.
Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, RI.
Rhode Island Music Festivals in September:
Ryythm and Roots in Charlestown, RI.
Vermont Music Festivals
Vermont Music Festivals in June:
Rockinghill Music Festival in Rockingham, VT.
Roots on the River in Bellows Falls, VT.
Vermont Music Festivals in August:
Peacham Acoustic Music Festival in Peacham, VT.
Vermont Music Festivals in September:
Roots on the Rails in Bellows Falls, VT.
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