According to a recent survey when it comes to music festivals, Illinois and Wisconsin are a couple of the best places in the United States to attend those types of events.

Illinois & Wisconsin Are Home To Some Of Best Music Festivals In United States

I love going to concerts. It's the thing I do when I have some spare time. My favorite time to attend shows is during the summer. There's something special about going to outdoor venues. Some of my best live music memories happened during the nicer weather under the stars.

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Luckily, where we live in Rockford there are plenty of great outdoor music festivals in Illinois and Wisconsin to check out during the summer. I know there are some heavy hitters throughout the United States but some of the best are right here in the Midwest.

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Did you know that Illinois and Wisconsin are well-represented in the last list of the best outdoor music festivals in the entire United States? There are two from Illinois and one from Wisconsin in the top ten.

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There is no surprise here for the first entry from Illinois. Coming in at number six is Lollapalooza. I used to go almost every year when it was a touring show. I've only been once since it landed in Chicago as a permanent location and I had a great time.

The Pitchfork Festival also held in Chicago made the top ten best in the United States. Their spot on the list is number eight. I've never been to this event but I've heard many good things about it.


Wisconsin's only entry on the top ten outdoor festivals in the United States pops up at number ten. That is the legendary Summerfest in Milwaukee. You can never go wrong with that event. I have a traditional with a buddy that we go up every year. It's so much fun.

Photos of "The Lot" Outdoor Concert Venue In Clinton, Wisconsin

Photos of "The Lot" Outdoor Concert Venue In Clinton, Wisconsin 

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