Music festivals are back! What you need to know about Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and everything in between

It seems like ages since we’ve attended a concert or musical festival. The COVID-19 pandemic replaced in-person concerts with virtual jam sessions and drive-in shows, but the time has finally come: Music festivals are back.

With all Americans 12 and older now eligible for a vaccine, COVID-19 cases dropping in all 50 states and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention easing mask guidelines, the live music industry is coming back to life.

Lollapalooza is slated to become the country’s first major multi-genre music festival after 15 dismal months, and also the largest, expected to host 100,000 fans a day in Chicago in late July.

And it’s not the only music fest on the calendar. Here’s a breakdown of upcoming music festivals:

For music fans eager to return to concerts, a packed fall calendar (hopefully) awaits

Headliners: Old Dominion, Kane Brown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blake Shelton, Big & Rich, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Russell Dickerson, Dustin Lynch, Luke Combs and more.

When: June 11-13 (Iowa), July 15-18 (Wisconsin), Sept. 10-12 (Florida) and Oct. 14-17 (Arizona).

Where: Forest City, Iowa; Twin Lakes, Wisconsin; Kissimmee, Florida; Florence, Arizona.