Arizona’s 8 Best Music Festivals This Spring

From country to reggae, get ready to rock out this spring at these music festivals that are bringing the hottest headliners and performances to the state.

Gem & Jam

Jan. 31 – Feb. 2

This three-day Tucson fest is taking place at Pima County Fairgrounds and featuring a mix of music, art, performance and a gem and mineral festival. Artists for the 13th annual event include Tipper, Big Gigantic, The Floozies, Twiddle, Billy Strings and many more. There will even be a Gem & Jam Grateful Dead tribute. Tickets start at $179.

Photo: Jacob Dunn

CRUSH Arizona

Feb. 14

For a more electrifying way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, CRUSH returns for its 11th annual event. Taking place at Rawhide, this year’s festival features Jauz, Audien, Carbin, Habstrakt and Tynana, with even more to be announced soon. Tickets start at $49.

Arizona Roots Music & Arts Festival

Feb. 22 & 23

Returning for its second year, Arizona Roots will take place at the Riverwalk at Rawhide. Produced by the same team behind California Roots Music & Arts Festival in Monterey, this year’s event will feature today’s biggest reggae-rock acts and roots music activists. Headliners include Damina “Jr Gong” Marley and Rebelution. Single-day tickets start at $65.

Innings Festival

Feb. 29 – Mar. 1

The third annual festival that combines music with baseball is returning to Tempe Beach Park with a home run-worthy lineup. Headliners include Dave Matthews Band and Weezer, plus other performances by Death Cab for Cutie, Portugal. The Man, O.A.R., Rainbow Kitten Surprise and more. Additionally, an array of MLB legends will make appearances including Jake Peavy, Bret Saberhagen, Ryan Dempster, Miguel Montero and more. Single day tickets start at $99.


Mar. 6 – 8

Established in 2004, M3F is a 100-percent nonprofit music festival and a popular yearly event. Combining community, culture and charity, the festival features an eclectic mix of artists. This year’s lineup includes headliners Bon Iver and Rüfüs Du Sol, joined by other artists like Stick Figure, The Growlers, Lany, Local Natives and more. Single day tickets start at $65.

Ostrich Festival

March 13 – 15

The 32nd annual Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival will host chart-topping nineties pop band 98° as the headlining act on Friday, Mar. 13, while Grammy Award-winning American rock band Blues Traveler will headline Saturday, Mar. 14. The final headliner for Sunday will be announced soon.

Phoenix Lights Festival

Apr. 3 & 4

The Lights are returning for its 6th annual festival. Taking place at Wild Horse Pass, current artists for the 2020 event include Afrojack, MK (Marc Kinchen), NGHTMRE and Walker & Royce, with many more to be announced soon. Tickets start at $129.

Country Thunder

Apr. 16 – 19

For all country music lovers, the four-day festival is a yearly highlight. Taking place in Florence, the festival includes campsites for those wanting the full experience. This year’s daily headliners include Dustin Lynch, Luke Combs, Kane Brown and Eric Church. Single day tickets start at $75.

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