5 Summer Music Festivals a Train Ride Away

DC Jazz Fest via Getty Images Phantogram via Summerfest.com

Roll in, jam out, and groove away at these five summer music festivals -- just make sure to get there in style with Amtrak.

Governors Ball Music Festival
Rock out in the city that never sleeps with rockers, Jack White, Vampire Weekend and The Strokes.  Taking over Randall’s Island from June 6 - 8, this grungy ball will be the ultimate kick off to all the other summer music festivals happening across North America.
Your stop: New York Penn Station
Deal: Hotel and Round-trip Ticket - from $439

DC Jazz Fest
As a sponsor of this event, Amtrak is helping to bring more than 125 performances for the festival’s 10th year on June 24 - 29. Get snide in a silly way with Snarky Puppy, spin around with The Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience, and definitely check out Mos Def.
Your stop: Washington Union Station
Deal: Save 25% or more

Summer Fest
Party with NAS, Phantogram, and Girl Talk along the spectacular site of Lake Michigan at this 11-day festival from June 25 – 29 and July 1 – 6. Spanning from R&B to country to rock, more than 800 music acts will hit the stage.
Your Stop: Milwaukee Intermodal Station
Deal: Score a $24 ride from the festival to Chicago

Montreal Jazz Fest
In celebration of its 35th year, music icons Michael Bublé and Diana Ross will be performing at the world’s largest jazz festival (verified by Guinness World Records), which takes place from June 26 - July 6.  Chill out with the Glen Miller Orchestra or get acquainted with the new, talented artist Alejandra Ribera.
Your stop: Gare Central
Deal: Montreal Getaway - from $239

Essence Festival
Celebrate more than just America’s birthday with Prince, Mary J. Blige, and Lionel Richie at this July 3 -  6 New Orleans concert series. This year marks the festival’s 20th anniversary, so you’ll enjoy tons of festive surprises.
Your Stop: New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Deal: Earn a Free Round-Trip

What's your favorite summer music festival? Tell us in the comments below!

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austenonek
austenonek

#BealeStreetMusicFestival held in Memphis as part of the Memphis In May series of events, right along the AmTrak route through downtown. Riders heading north to Chicago Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights would have been able to see (and probably hear) the music as they left Central Station (a couple of blocks from the festival) and crossed the Beale Street trestle. 

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