Can't Miss Summer Music Festivals of 2012

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Can't Miss Summer Music Festivals of 2012

Whether your beat is electronic or alternative, there’s a festival catering to you. Here’s the scoop on the summer’s top ten music fests. Our advice? Pray for sunshine.

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal - Montreal, Canada; June 28-July 7

A small festival christened by the late, great Ray Charles in 1980, Montreal’s Jazz Fest now welcomes over two million attendees and 2,500 musicians from over 20 countries.

Heading into its 33rd year, Montreal Jazz Fest will feature over 800 concerts—many free—in addition to ticketed indoor events that spotlight musicians like Norah Jones, Ziggy Marley, Janelle Monáe, Billy Bragg, James Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Seal, CéU, Esperanza Spalding, Chris Botti, and electronic sensation Tangerine Dream

Photo Credit: ©Festival International de Jazz de Montréal - Victor Diaz Lamich

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