Looking for awesome upcoming summer music festivals in Missouri 2023? We got you covered! Whether you need booking info so you can apply to perform at festivals or are interested in attending events in your town or city, we have covered everything in this guide.
Peruse upcoming festivals in Missouri below and book your ticket for enjoying jazz, folk, classic, or anything you like to listen!
1) ReKinection Festival 2023
When: June 7-11, 2023
Where: French Village, Missouri
“3 Days & Nights of Music on 3 Stages, Yoga, Aerial & Performing Arts, Live Visionary Art, Holistic Wellness & Community
We are gathering to celebrate life. Connect to each other. Lift each other up. Kinect body mind spirit. Unleash our infinite potential. Together as a community, we will create a collaborative, inspirational and exciting event that will transform our spirits and our everyday lives!
ReKinection is a collaboration of guides, performers, musicians and artists conspiring to inspire greatness by guiding people to reconnect body, mind and spirit and actively manifest their creative empowered selves.”
Join the ReKinection Festival 2023 for more information!
2) BLUEGRASS IN THE BOTTOMS
When: May 2023
Where: Kansas City, Missouri
“Bluegrass In The Bottoms is a two-day outdoor music and brews festival in Kansas City, MO. Bluegrass In The Bottoms 2022 featuring Railroad Earth, Sam Bush, Yonder Mountain String Band, Unsafe At Any Speed (ft. Dave Bruzza of Greensky Bluegrass), Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Sierra Hull, Boy Named Banjo, Tall Tall Trees + special guest TBA . “
3) Boulevardia Festival
When: June 16-17, 2023
Where: Kansas City, Missouri
A GRAND EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR SENSES
“We’ve brewed up the largest lineup ever for the return of your pop-up party nation. And did someone say silent disco? It’ll be back in 2023 too! It’s the largest set list in the festival’s seven years in the city, according to a release from the festival.”
4) DANCEFESTOPIA 2023
When: September 4-10, 2023
Where: Kansas City, MO
See you in the Emerald City!
Join us in the Emerald City as we celebrate our 11 year anniversary! A weekend curated for you featuring art, forest camping, 200+ artists, world-class production, four stages, and much more.”
Join the Dancefestopia Music & Camping Festival 2023 for more information@
5) Santa Cali Gon Days Festival
When: September 1-4, 2023
Where: Historic Independence Square Independence, Missouri
“The first SantaCaliGon Days Festival was held in 1940 to celebrate the unique heritage of the City of Independence as the starting point of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon Trails. A second celebration was held after World War II in 1947. The Festival was not held again until 1973.
The festival, then called Three Trails Days, featured a beard and mustache contest, the Miss Independence pageant and a pioneer costume contest. In 1974 the festival was renamed Santa-Cali-Gon Days, a name originally penned by Velma Katschkowsky in a 1940 contest to name the festival. In 47 years the Festival has evolved into one of the nations premier festivals, drawing more than 300,000 people.”
6) Stomp The Blues Festival
When: June 10, 2023
Where: Springfield, Missouri
Our mission and purpose is to provide direct assistance to those who are homeless and near homeless through existing organizations
“Great day of music, fun, friends and food for a great cause. Stomp The Blues Out of Homelessness, Inc works throughout the community. We have a great lineup, great food vendors and a great mission.
We will have Buckingham’s BBQ, Notcho Ordinary Taco, Budweiser products, wine, ice cream, soda’s and water.
7) Pickin’ On Picknic Festival
When: July 2023
Where: Saint Clair, Missouri
Pickin’ On Music Festivals is here to bring you the best in roots, bluegrass and folk!
“Pickin’ on Music Festivals is proud to bring you year 5 of Pickin’ On Picknic! This event will include camping and music for 3 days, food and craft vendors, workshops, large late night bonfires with collaborative Pickin’ jams, and a Sunday morning river revival.
Located in a 50-year-old walnut grove along the Meramec River in St. Clair Missouri, this beautiful venue boasts scenic bluffs, lakes and river access in the rolling hills of Missouri for all to enjoy. We are very excited to be bringing bluegrass legends to our area for what is sure to be the most epic Pickin’ On event yet!”
When: August (Future Dates TBA)
Where: Waynesville, Missouri
“We are Grateful Family Productions! Gnomestock is a family oriented, grassroots festival. We are located in Waynesville, Missouri. While we are based out of Missouri, we are (literally) everywhere!
Grateful Family Productions is super excited to bring you Gnomestock 3: Return of the Gnome on August 11-14, 2022. Our event will consist of 3 days of live music, camping, Kids Kamp, late night EDM stage, foods & craft vendors, & more! This is going to be the best one yet!
Gnomestock was created “in loving memory & continuing the celebration of WoodGnome’s Life & Legacy.” He spent his life following music, sharing the love & light from that music, to many, many of us. He welcomed us home! He taught us the true meaning of family. “He was a Grateful Family Man!”
9) Spring Mountain Music Festival
When: May & October 2023
Where: Arcadia Valley, Missouri
“Join us for the Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival held every May and October! We are conveniently located only 80 miles from St. Louis in the outdoor recreation capital of Missouri’s beautiful Arcadia Valley.
Admission is FREE for these wonderful family events! Activities center around the historic Iron County Courthouse Square on Main Street in Ironton. You’ll find a variety of Music, Music, Music everywhere you turn! Be sure to make your lodging reservations early! Check out camping opportunities as well.
If you’re looking for Missouri bluegrass festivals and old-time mountain and Americana music, make your plans now to attend our Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festivals.”
10) Roots N Blues Festival
When: September 29 – October 1, 2023
Where: Stephens Lake Park, Columbia, Missouri
Three Days of music on two stages in Columbia, Missouri
Midwest food, crafts & libations | Celebration of Americana Roots Music
“The next Roots N Blues Festival will take place September 29-October 1, 2023 in Stephens Lake Park, Columbia, Missouri. We invite you to participate in our 5K, 10K or half-marathon, in celebration of music and healthy living. Our race honors the legacy of Betsy Farris, Roots N Blues Festival director from 2009-2016. Betsy trained, inspired, and mentored many people on their journeys to get fit and stay healthy.”
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