A Look Ahead: October 2014 Music Festivals

posted by Dan Murphy on October 01, 2014

Voodoo Experience 2012 via the festival

October has a lot to offer in terms of music festivals. Conferences come to NYC, Californians can expect several outdoor events in the more moderate San Francisco and warmer Los Angeles, and a few huge fests are happening abroad. Here's what you can expect from us at Cultivora for the month of October in terms of festival coverage, guides, and feature articles. 


Downtown NYC - New York City, NY; October 2-4
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - San Francisco, California; October 3-5
TBD Fest - Sacramento, California; October 3-5
Austin City Limits - Austin, Texas; October 3-5 and 10-12
Modern Sky Festival - New York City, New York; October 4-5
CBGB Music + Film Festival - New York City, New York; October 8-12
A3C Hip Hop Festival - Atlanta, Georgia; October 8-12
Escape Festival - New York City, New York; October 11-12
Ultra Chile - Santiago, Chile; October 11-12
Culture Collide San Fran - San Francisco, California; October 14-15
Amsterdam Dance Event - Amsterdam, The Netherlands; October 15-19
Culture Collide LA - Los Angeles, California; October 16-18
Downtown LAX - Los Angeles, California; October 17-18
Treasure Island - San Francisco, California; October 18-19
MUTEK Mexico - Mexico City, Mexico; October 20-26
Halifax Pop Explosion - Halifax, Nova Scotia; October 21-25
CMJ Music Marathon - New York City, New York; October 21-25
Life is Beautiful - Las Vegas, Nevada; October 24-26
Coral Skies - Tampa and West Palm Beach, Florida; October 25-26
Pitchfork Paris - Paris, France; October 30-November 1
Voodoo Experience - New Orleans, Louisiana; October 31-November 2
Fest - Gainesville, Florida; October 31-November 2
Ouija Beats - Sydney, Australia; October 31


We've got a lot to offer when it comes to festival guides this month. Firstly, Austin City Limits returns to its namesake this weekend, so make sure you check out our travel guide for tips regarding getting to and around the city in addition to some top notch local recommendations. 

For New Yorkers, we're presenting festival guides for CBGB and CMJ Music Marathon. You'll want to pay special attention to the events listings for these, as CBGB has plenty of shows and conference programming outside of the main festival, whereas CMJ is essentially all showcases and panels. 

We're also providing the 411 on Treasure Island as it returns to San Francisco this year, so view our festival guide for the best spots to eat, sleep, shop, party, and explore around the city in addition to festival insights. 

Lastly, if you're heading to the Voodoo Experience for Halloween, you'll definitely want to look through our festival guide. We provide essential New Orleans travel tips, local recommendations, and an in-depth look at the festival itself. 

It's never too early to start planning, so feel free to check out our November festival guides for Fun Fun Fun Fest and Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, too. 


In addition to news updates and festival guides, we're also bringing plenty of feature articles for October. You can expect full coverage of CMJ Music Marathon as well as a few pre-event features to help you make the most out of the conference and fest. We'll also be providing playlists for CBGB, CMJ, and Voodoo. Additionally, stay tuned for our exclusive, behind-the-scenes coverage of American Football's reunion this month. 

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See Also:

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