The climate isn’t the only thing that’s warm in the South; the music festivals are hot, too. Throughout the year, there's almost always a music festival to check out: Texas, home to SXSW, attracts musical pilgrims from across the world, but thrill-seekers also flock to Tennessee, Florida and elsewhere for epic shindigs like [Bonnaroo] (a true homage to the history of Dixie) and Ultra Music Festival, America's premier dance and electronic music showcase. But whether you're after an all-night rave or a party in the city center, one thing is certain: the southern states have got it goin' on. Read on for Time Out's guide to the best music festivals in the South.
Worldwide music festival guide: Southern United States
Plan a musical odyssey with Time Out’s guide to the best music festivals and destination fests in the southern US and around the world
More great festivals around the world
• Budweiser Made in America Festival
• Celebrate Brooklyn!
• Central Park SummerStage
• CMJ Music Marathon 2014
• Electric Daisy Carnival
• Electric Zoo Festival
• The Governors Ball Music Festival
• Maryland Deathfest
• Newport Folk Festival
• Northside Festival
• River to River Festival
• Roots Picnic