Below you will find Nashville Music Guide’s compiled listing of annual music festivals and conferences, helping bands and musicians increase their industry knowledge, broaden their networking reach, and better promote and showcase their music, shows, and tours.

We did our best to include a thorough and comprehensive index, but if for some reason we’ve overlooked a specific event, please let us know so that we can add it to the site ASAP.

Bluegrass on the Plains Festival – Dates: Late May – Submit to Perform

Bluegrass On the Plains is at University Station RV Resort. It is hosted by Mathan and Jill Holt. Promoting 20 bands at each festival, artists have included like Rhonda Vincent, Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, Doyle Lawson, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Jerry Douglas’ Earls of Leicester and many more. Each year it continues to grow with new ideas and new faces and exciting new talent.

Hangout Music Festival – Dates: Mid May

Three days of live music on the beach in Gulf Shores.

Secret Stages – Dates: Early August

The spirit of Secret Stages celebrates that which is coming next in the world of music.  Submit to Perform

Ten Sixty Five Fest – Dates: Early October

TenSixtyFive is a laid back street party celebrating music, local artists and makers, and locally owned establishments in Downtown Mobile.

SouthSounds Music and Arts Festival – Dates: Early to mid April – Submit to Perform

SouthSounds Music & Arts Festival is the first festival in the country dedicated to showcasing the best emerging and independent Southern music and art. Held annually on the second weekend in April in various music venues and on outdoor public stages throughout Downtown Mobile, Alabama.