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Music festival season looks forward to Fall

While spring has barely sprung, the music festival scene is already looking towards the fall of 2014.

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John Patrick Gatta

The Austin City Limits Festival offers similar, but not the same, lineups over two weekends – Oct. 3-5 and 10-12 at Zilker Park.

Headliners Eminem, Pearl Jam and Outkast will be joined by Skrillex, Beck, Calvin Harris, Lana Del Ray, Lorde (weekend two only), Foster the People, The Avett Brothers, The Replacements, Belle & Sebastian, Spoon, The Head and The Heart, Jimmy Cliff, Interpol, Chromeo, Tune-Yards, Real Estate, Beats Antique, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, St. Vincent, Fitz and The Tantrums, Rebelution, Sam Smith, Broken Bells, Blackberry Smoke, Lettuce, Major Lazer, Lake Street Dive, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Johnnyswim and Miniature Tigers.

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Boston Calling, Sept. 5-7 at City Hall Plaza, presents a lineup that includes The National, Lorde, The Replacements, The Roots who will play their own set and one with Nas, Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon, Girl Talk, The Hold Steady, The War on Drugs, White Denim, Lake Street Drive,

The event is co-curated by The National’s Aaron Dessner.

A different lineup will be part of another Boston Calling presentation over Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25 at City Hall Plaza.

It features Jack Johnson, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, The Decemberists, Edward Sharpe &The Magnetic Zeros, The Head and the Heat, Jenny Lewis, Bastille, Built to Spill and Walk the Earth.

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Grace Potter and The Nocturnals headline both nights of the group’s fourth annual Grand Point North, Sept. 13 and 14 at Waterfront Park in Burlington, Vermont.

The lineup includes Dr. John, Trampled By Turtles, The War on Drugs, The Devil Makes Three, Lake Street Dive, Lucius, Rayland Baxter, Debo Band, Caroline Rose and Anders Parker.

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The Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, Sept. 9-14 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, presents a North American lineup. It’s highlighted by recently-announced jamband acts on Saturday night when The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, moe., Galactic make their debut at the fest.

Other artists performing at this year’s event include Dr. John, Blues Traveler, Gord Downie, The Sadies and The Conquering Sun, John Hammond, The Wood Brothers, Blackberry Smoke, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, The Revivalists, Buckwheat Zydeco, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, Ruth Foster, Emelie-Claire Barlow, Lee Fields & the Expressions, Atlantic Canadian favorites Keith Hallett & The World's Fair, the Adam Baldwin Band, Shirley Jackson & Her Good Rockin' Daddys.

Tickets and passes to the 2014 Festival go on sale at 10 a.m. May 10.

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The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Sept. 12-14 in Telluride, Colorado, hosts Peter Frampton, The Meter Men, Violent Femmes, Buddy Guy, George Clinton &The Parliament Funkadelic, The Robert Cray Band, Dumpstaphunk, Anders Osborne, Black Joe Lewis, Roosevelt Collier & The Bayou Gypsys, The Lee Boys, Bombino, Zach Deputy, Patrick Sweany, Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers, Lee Field & The Expressions and Scramble Campbell.

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The Fall Line Fest, Sept. 5 and 6, takes place in a multiple venues in Richmond, Virginia.

The lineup includes Real Estate, The Hold Steady, Death, Matthew E. White, DJ Lonnie B ft. Skillz, Fairweather, Avers, The Mary Onettes, Potty Mouth, Sleepwalkers and Close Talker.

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The Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival, Nov. 13-16 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida hosts multiple sets by Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce, Dumpstaphunk, Budos Band, New Mastersounds, Orgone, The Nth Power, See I, The Main Squeeze and Alicia Chakour Band.

The lineup also includes Break Science, Alan Evans’ Payonbrother, Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds, The Main Squeeze, Turkuaz, Yojimbo and The Heard.

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Strings &Sol returns Dec. 11-15 to the Now Sapphire Resort in Puerto Morales, Mexico.

The destination music festival hosts three shows from Yonder Mountain String Band as well as two shows each from Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters and Greensky Bluegrass.

It will also feature Sam Bush as the fest’s special guest.

All shows will take place on the beach with opportunities available for snorkeling, boating, ziplining, exploring cenotes and visting Mayan ruins.

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