7 of the Hottest Concerts and Festivals You Need to Catch This Fall

Live music is finally starting to come back with safety precautions, and what better way to celebrate than to check out a gig yourself? Some of the biggest names in music are resuming their tour schedules later this year, while smaller artists are finally able to hit the road and connect on a more personal level with their fans. Here are seven shows you should consider checking out!

Authority Zero

Arizona rockers Authority Zero have had a standout year after dropping their eighth studio album, Ollie Ollie Oxen Free. To celebrate the exhilarating record, the band are setting out on a cross-country tour starting in October. Grab tickets on their official website and get social with the group on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Bandits on the Run

The talented folk-pop trio are running back to their home city for an October gig at the historic Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, celebrating their recent EP Now’s The Time. Their music is filled with heartfelt lyrics, soft-spoken talent, and witty charm, letting them stand out while still being easily enjoyable and accessible. Get to know Bandits on the Run on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and their official website, and browse tickets here!

Beach Goons with Señor Kino

The genre-bending alternative band Beach Goons will be hitting the road with support from Mexican group Señor Kino, kicking off in Los Angeles and stopping in cities like Brooklyn and Atlanta. Both bands will also be playing Chicago’s Riot Fest on September 17th, alongside acts like Smashing Pumpkins, Sublime, and Motion City Soundtrack! You can get tickets here and connect with the Goons on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and their official website.

Lights On Festival by H.E.R.

H.E.R. has taken the industry by storm over the past year, and she’s adding to her list of accomplishments by curating a two-day music festival visiting Concord, California in September. The festival focuses on uplifting artists of color, and will include performances from acts like Ty Dolla $ign, Kiana Ledé, Erykah Badu, and Bryson Tiller. Find out more on the festival’s website, and get to know H.E.R. on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!


Lizzo’s electric stage presence is undeniable, and you can witness it yourself in Minnesota this September! She’ll be popping into the Treasure Island Amphitheater with openers Jessie Reyez and DJ Sophia Eris. After such a trying year, hearing feel-good anthems like “Truth Hurts” and “Good as Hell” live will be the spirit boost you need right now. Check out tickets here and connect with Lizzo on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and her official website!

Warning: The performance video below contains flashing images – viewer discretion is advised for people with photosensitivity.

MOD SUN with girlfriends and Tyler Posey

After contributing to Machine Gun Kelly’s #1 Tickets to My Downfall and releasing his own Internet Killed the Rockstar in February, MOD SUN is taking the world by storm and hitting the road this fall. Stops include two sold-out shows at The Roxy in Los Angeles, Las Vegas’ PopCon Retreat Festival, and the iconic Cleveland House of Blues. Choose your tickets on BandsInTown and link up with MOD on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and his website!

Warning: The music video below contains flashing images – viewer discretion is advised for people with photosensitivity. 

Summerfest, featuring Trapper Schoepp

Get ready to say hello to fall with Milwaukee’s Summerfest, which takes place throughout September and features big names like Fall Out Boy, Kelsea Ballerini, and Megan Thee Stallion. This year’s lineup also features Wisconsin’s very own Trapper Schoepp, an Americana artist that will open for Wilco on September 10th. Grab your tickets here, check out Trapper’s new Garden of Eden-inspired “Little Drop of Medicine” music video below, and get to know him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and his official website!

Are you planning on going to any gigs this fall?

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Madison Murray View All →

Hi! I’m Madison Murray, a pop culture and music writer who also loves writing about lifestyle and fashion. I have credits on sites like TREMG, Young Hollywood, and Audible Addixion, and I’m the founder of Melodic Musings. In addition to writing, I’m a community editor on Genius, lyric curator on Musixmatch, and a playlist curator at VOLUP2. My favorite artists include Taylor Swift, Machine Gun Kelly, BLACKPINK, Elko, phem, and YUNGBLUD. She/her.

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