Best Massachusetts Music Festivals This Spring That You Must Go To

Are you looking for a reliable ride to the Boston Calling music festivals this spring? Boston Airport Shuttle has got you covered! But while Boston Calling has been the most popular music festival in Massachusetts, featuring top artists like Eminem, Metallica, and Lizzo, there are plenty of other festivals that offer exciting lineups. 

Check out all the concerts you can attend this spring, and we’ll make sure to land you right there if you make a booking at 617-301-8900.

Here are six Massachusetts music festivals to check out this spring.

Boston Calling Music Festival

(May 26-28; Harvard Athletic Complex, Allston; $160-2100;

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the first Boston Calling, which brought artists like The National and Fun, Marina and the Diamonds, and Young the Giant to Boston City Hall. Boston Calling 2023 has also nearly tripled the lineup size from 2013 to include 50+ artists.

This year’s festival will be headlined by Foo Fighters, The Lumineers, and Paramore, with additional millennial catnip scattered throughout the lineup, including Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Alanis Morrissette, and Queens of the Stone Age.

Boston Calling has a history of putting together food lineups with some of the best restaurants in the area. In 2023, fans can expect to see some old favorites like The Smoke Shop, GRECO, and FoMu Ice Cream. 

Country Carnivál Music Festival

(May 27-28; Palladium Outdoors, Worcester; $70-269;

Nelly is a musician who gained popularity in the early 2000s with his debut album “Country Grammar,” which was a hit on pop and hip-hop charts. Interestingly, he later ventured into country music, collaborating with popular country artists such as Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, and Brett Kissel.

Nelly has since established himself as a reputable country music artist and is now headlining the Country Carnivál, a two-day festival in Worcester, alongside other artists such as Dustin Lynch, Uncle Kracker, 49 Winchester, and more.

The Town and City Festival

(April 28-29; Downtown Lowell; $7-58;

This April, the city’s downtown is inundated with musical performances during the Town and City Festival. Named for beat poet and Lowell native Jack Kerouac’s 1950 novel, the festival brings artists from near and far to spaces like Mill No. 5, Zorba Music, and other cafes, bars, and galleries.

Topping the bill this year are Ted Leo, Buffalo Tom, Dalton & The Sheriffs, John Doe Folk Trio, and Rhett Miller, though there are plenty of additional exciting artists to be found on the lower lines of the 50-strong lineup poster. For a full schedule of shows, visit the festival’s website. 

The Grass is Greener Gathering

(April 21-22; Young Men’s Club, Hadley; $48-177;

This Western Massachusetts festival brings together hip-hop heavy hitters, carnival rides, local food vendors, a pro wrestling showcase, and more. Thanks to a music lineup of hip-hop heavyweights including Action Bronson, Wyclef Jean, Styles P, and DJ Jazzy Jeff, Held at the Young Men’s Club of Hadley, the festival will also have carnival rides, an auto show, local food vendors, a pro wrestling showcase, and more. 

Re:SET Concert Series

(June 16-18; The Stage at Suffolk Downs, Boston; $100-650;

The Stage at Suffolk Downs is a new outdoor venue that will open later this year at a former racetrack in East Boston. It will host a series of concerts called Re: SET, and the first three headliners have been announced.

Steve Lacy, LCD Soundsystem, and boygenius will be the first three artists to play at the venue. Each headliner will curate a series of artists for their respective shows.

On June 16, Steve Lacy will perform and bring three acts who fit his alternative R&B vibe: Toro y Moi, James Blake, and Foushee. The next night, LCD Soundsystem will perform with support from Jamie XX, Idles, and L’Rain, among others.

Finally, on June 18, the supergroup boygenius (a trio featuring Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus) will perform with Dijon, Bartees Strange, and Clairo, who became famous as a teenager living in Carlisle.

Green River Music Festival

(June 23-25; Franklin County Fairgrounds, Greenfield; $50-325;

The Green River Festival has been a popular music festival in Massachusetts since it started in 1986. Interestingly, the festival initially had a focus on hot air ballooning, but in 1990 they brought Dr. John to Greenfield, and it became a hit with the crowds.

Over the years, the festival has grown in popularity and expanded its musical offerings. They have welcomed nationally recognized acts like Father John Misty, Arlo Guthrie, Emmylou Harris, and the Avett Brothers. This year, the festival will take place at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, which is its new permanent home.

The festival will feature over 25 musical acts, including Little Feat ft. the Wood Brothers, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Cory Wong, and more. Even if you’re not a music fan, the Green River Festival is a popular event that draws a large audience, and it could be a fun way to experience some live entertainment.

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