Summer Festival Placements

Capping off two semesters of preparation, BPMI artists hit the road each summer to take the stages of some of North America's most popular summer festivals. Bands travel by tour bus to festivals such as South by Southwest (Austin, Texas), Lollapalooza (Chicago, Illinois), Outside Lands (San Francisco, California), and Osheaga (Montreal, Canada), and get the full artist treatment, from trailers and catering to playing 60-foot stages to thousands of potential fans. 

Get to know the artists who earned festival placements for spring/summer 2018 below.

Country LakeShake

Chicago, Illinois | June 22–24

Jacksonville Kid

Artist: Jacksonville Kid (Jacob Allen, Seamus Guy, Ian Schaid, and Victor Pacek)

Essence Festival

New Orleans, Louisiana | July 6–8

Yanina Johnson

Artist: Yanina (Yanina Johnson)



Chicago, Illinois | August 2–5

Emilia Ali

Artist: Emilia Ali (Emilia Ali, Vic Hafoka, David Kaminski, and Rhett Randolph)

Osheaga Festival of Music and Art

Montreal, Canada | August 3–5

The band Luhx performing onstage

Artist: Luhx. (Corinne Savage '17, Collin Keller B.M. '17, Elijah Davis, and Matthew Chenery)


Outside Lands

San Francisco, California| August 10–12


Artist: AJNA (Felipe Maldonado, Tommaso Tadonio '17, Zak Icaza, Aaron Kennedy, Saguiv Rosenstock, and Carlo de Biaggio)


Welcome to Rockville

Jacksonville, Florida | April 27–29

Metal band MDFK

Artist: MDFK (Ethan Lewis, Alex Marlowe, Nick Antonelli, and Erik Thorstenn)