It’s still winter. And you’ve been cooped up with a quartet of Ben, Jerry, Mike, and Ike. Drop the boy band and hit the road for one of the sunny region’s finest festivals.
Plan: Thursday-Saturday in Savannah. Don’t Miss:Kopecky Family Band, Chelsea Light Moving (featuring Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth), The Whigs, Atlanta’s Ponderosa, Empress Of, Bronze Radio Return. Take: Solo cups (you can walk the streets with beverages) and your stamina (more than 100 performances in three days). Buy: Three-day passes ($75-$120) at savannahstopover.com.
Plan: April 20 at KSU Sports and Recreation Park in Kennesaw, Georgia. Don’t Miss: Flux Pavilion, Adventure Club, Flosstradamus, Zeds Dead (pictured), and Darth & Vader. Take: Glow sticks/jewelry, energy drinks, your best EDM (electronic dance moves). Buy: Tickets ($61-$155) at magneticmusicfestival.com.
Plan: May 17-19 on the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Don’t Miss: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Kings of Leon, The Shins, Kendrick Lamar, Ellie Goulding, Ryan Bingham, Lissie, The Weeks. Take: Your bikini, beach blanket, and appreciation for the finer things in life (there’s no roughing it at this sandy paradise of a festival). Buy: Three-day passes ($229-$1,500) at hangoutmusicfest.com.