August to be a musical month for the USA

The USA celebrates four world class music festivals in the month of August

Lollapalooza ? Chicago, Illinois

Lollapalooza, Chicago’s grandest stage for music legends from across the globe. Connecting with the city’s deep musical heritage, Lollapalooza set down roots and made Chicago its home in 2005. Each year in August, some of the top names in alternative, hip hop, punk and pop join more than 100 bands and musicians in Grant Park to bring you one loud, heart-stopping 3-day event. This year the festival is scheduled from August 1- 3, 2014.

Elvis Week ? Memphis, Tennessee

Each August, Elvis fans from around the world gather for Elvis Week. Memphis sees an influx of Elvis fans for a celebration of the music, movies and legacy of Elvis Presley. Elvis Week always includes traditional events such as the Elvis Fan Club Presidents Event, Elvis Insiders Event, Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and an Elvis candlelight vigil plus special concerts, panel discussions, dances, etc. Elvis Week celebration is set to commence on August 8 -17, 2014

Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival ? San Francisco, California

The Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival is all set to takes place from August 8 -10, 2014 with dozens of bands and attractions. From singer-songwriters to DJs, jazz acts and cutting edge rock bands, all major music movements are celebrated alongside a host of local musicians, food vendors and visual artists representing San Francisco’s vibrant cultural community. This green-conscious event directly benefits the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department with a special annual donation.

Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival ? Jackson, Mississippi

2014 is year two of the Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival in Jackson, Mississippi where Interstate 20 meets Interstate 55. This premier music festival will feature some of the biggest names in rhythm and blues music on the third weekend in August of 2014. Rhythm and Blues enthusiasts from all over the world will gather on the rustic grounds of the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum to enjoy what festival promoters are calling a ‘Summer of Music’ in Jackson. The festival will be held on August 15- 16, 2014.

Newport Jazz Festival ? Newport, Rhode Island

Referred to as the grandfather of all jazz festivals, this event draws thousands of people from all over the world to Newport, Rhode Island ? a city which is famed for its coastal scenery and architecture. The Newport Jazz Festival was founded in 1954 as the first annual jazz festival in America and has been host to numerous legendary performances by some of the world?s leading established and emerging artists. This festival is all set to commence from August 1-3, 2014.

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First published on: 28-07-2014 at 17:47 IST