Garage/Rock/Soul/Tiki/Mimo/Food Weekenders

Festivals Worthy of Travel around the World

 

January

Get Smart Roma Mod/Sixties Weekender:(Rome, Italy)
Friday, January 27, 2017 at 7:00pm – Sunday, January 29, 2017

February

Modernism Week 2017, February 16-26, 2017, Palm Springs, CA (NOT CHEAP)
February 23, 2017 – February 27, 2017-High Rollers Scooter Rally, Las Vegas, NV
Feb 24, 2017 – Feb 26, 2017 Hidden Volume Presents: Field Trip South, Will’s Pub, Orlando, FL

Norfolk Soul Club Weekender, Great Yarmouth, UK

March

March 2nd – 5th 2017-Hamtramck Music Festival-Greater Detroit, MI area

March 3-March 6, 2017 Paris Psych Fest, Paris, France
Lebowski Fest Los Angeles 2017, Mar 3, 2017 – Mar 4, 2017

March 3-5, 2017-We’re Loud Fest-San Juan, Puerto Rico with Slovenly records artists

Galax Z Fair-South Texas’s premier alternative music and arts experience, happening  in Downtown McAllen TX, South of Corpus Christi on the Mexican Border.

Burgerama, Los Angeles, CA

Spillover Music Fest, Dallas, TX

March 9-10, 2017-We’re Loud Fest-Mexico City, Mexico with Slovenly records artists

March 10-19  South By Southwest, Austin, TX

March 23-25, 2017 Sick Weekend, Ace of Cups, Columbus, OH

Rockin Mash-Up Weekender 2017 -Thursday, March 30, 2017, Holiday Resort Unity in Brean, Somerset, United Kingdom

April

April-Blackbeards Lost Weekend Garagepunk weekender, Chapel Hill, NC-very small-based around the club the Cave.
Apr 13, 2017 – Apr 16, 2017 Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 20

April 21-23, 2017, San Joaquin Asparagus Festival, San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way, Stockton, CA

April 27 – 30, 2017-Vidalia Onion Festival, Vidalia, GA

Lisbon Psyche Fest, Lisbon, Portugal

April 28-30, 2017-Munster Raving Loony Party-A 3 day crazy messed up rock ‘n’ roll explosion by the beach near Barcelona/Tarragona

April 29/30-Altanta Mess Around at the Earl, Atlanta, GA

April 29/30-Charlotte, NC-Reverb Fest.  2017 Lineup featuring the Coathangers.

May

Fried Onion BURGER DAY FESTIVAL in  Downtown El Reno, Oklahoma

Blackout fest from HOZAC RECORDS in Chicago

May 18-21 Tiki Caliente, Palm Springs, CA

May 18-21, 2017-Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender is a celebration of Mid Century America across 5 stages at the Nashville Palace, Opryland Hotel & Grand Ole Opry House May 18-21, 2017.

May 18-20, 2017-Surforama, Valencia, Spain

Punk Rock Bowling, Las Vegas, NV

Not Horrible Fest-Late May, Cleveland, OH around the Bars Now Thats Class and Rustbest
MAY 31-JUNE 4, 2017, Primavera Sound Festival, BARCELONA, SPAIN

June

June 3-4, Artichoke Festival, Castroville, CA

The Hukilau, Fort Lauderdale, FL June 7-11, 2017  Tiki Festival

Punk Rock Bowling East-Asbury Park, NJ

Ottowa Explosion-Ottowa, CA

Burger Boogaloo, Oakland, CA

June 16-18 Blackpool International Soul Festival starring LITTLE ANTHONY and THE IMPRESSIONS,LEROY HUTSON., Blackpool, UK

June 17-18, 2017-Sweet Onion Festival, Walla Walla, WA

Ohana, Luau by the Lake, Lake George, NY (late June) Sells out fast

Nuggets Night-Portland, OR

Portland Psych Fest-Portland, OR

Athfest, Athens, GA

HEAVY REBEL WEEKENDER! JUNE 30-JULY 2, 2017, Millennium Center in Downtown Winston-Salem, NC

Festival Beat Salsomaggiore Terme-Parma, Italy

July

Dobrofest, Yaroslavl, Russia

Sjock, Belgium  July 7-9, 2017

Tiki Kon, Portland, WA

July 14 to 16, 2017, Mighty Sounds Festival Czech Republic

Punk Rock Raduno. Italy’s number one punk rock event! THREE CHORDS, NO BRAIN. JULY 13-16, 2017 Bergamo, Italy

Viva East Rockabilly weekender and car show, Thursday, July 13, 2017  – Sunday, July 16, 2017, Marlborough, MA

2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival (July 28, 29 and 30)

 Pod Parou Festival-Late July, VYSKOV, CZ 

July 28-29, 2017-Akron, OH-Devotional-the Devo convention.

August

Rebellion Festival-Blackpool, UK (One of trashy travels favorite cities)

Pizzafest Seattle, WA

Burger fest, Seymour, WI “Birthplace of the hamburger”

Tiki Oasis, San Diego, August 2017

Panic in Hamtramck-(may be on hiatus)-Late aug/early sept Detroit, MI

September

Daley in the Alley, Detroit, MI.-First Saturday after Labor Day

Rotten Fest, Tallahassee, FL

Meltasia, Catskills, NY

The National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival in Buffalo, NY, Labor Day Weekend.

Liverpool Psychedelic Festival, Liverpool, UK

Fuzzville, Benidorm, Spain

MODtreal, Montreal, Canada

HAMDENFEST is a one day event in Baltimore, MD in Mid September.

Riotfest, Chicago, IL

September 22-24, 2017 The New England Shake Up, Sturbridge, MA

Cropped Out Festival, Louisville, KY

Pop Montreal-Despite the Name, there are many alternative and punk acts as well, more like a CMJ or SXSW.

GONERFEST 14. SEPTEMBER 28-Oct 1 2017, Memphis, TN

OHANA: LUAU BY THE SEA, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Macefield Music Festival, Seattle, WA-named for a woman who refused to sell her house as they built a mall around her.

October

Waking Windows | Waking Windows: 3 Days of Music and Love, Portland, OR

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Remember The Punk’s Fest

October 5-7, 2017 Ponderosa Stomp, New Orleans, LA

Hamburg Soul Weekend, Hamburg, Germany

Mod Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA

Soundflat Records Ballroom Bash, Cologne, Germany

Funtastic Dracula Carnival, Benidorm, Spain

Zombiefest, Wilmington, NC

November

SarasotaMOD Weekend November 112017 (more architecture)

Emerald City Soul Club – 12th Annual Rare Soul Weekender, Seattle, WA

Lancaster PA-Keystone State Northern Soul Weekender.

December

GOOD VIBRATIONS FESTIVAL-HOTEL VEGAS – AUSTIN, TX 

Barreiro Rocks, Barreiro, Portugual (Greater Lisbon)

Monster Zero Mash-Innsbruck, Austria

Purple Weekend Leon Spain