Best of 2019 Halloween Festivals and Concerts - Festy GoNuts!

Best of 2019 Halloween Festivals and Concerts

by Oct 18, 2019Music, Previews

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Best 2019 Halloween Music Festivals and Concerts 

A Halloween Festival or concert is just another excuse for us to Go Nuts!  We love getting dressed up, and we love theme-nights where EVERYONE gets dressed up.  Not only that, but we love when music festivals really put some effort into their themes, decorations, art installations and activities. 

This time of year, it may seem like music festival season is slowing down. Halloween comes at the perfect time.  We hope you are ready to break out that costume box, and get back into festival mode.  And if you can’t make it to a music festival this Halloween, be sure to make it to a Halloween concert. 

We’ve put together a comprehensive list of what we think will be the Best 2019 Halloween Festivals and Concerts.  Enjoy!

suwanee Hulaween halloween music festivals 2019

Suwannee Hulaween

Grab your tickets HERE!

When:  October 24 -27

Where:  Live Oak, FL (The Spirit of Suwannee Music Park)

Who: The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Anderson.Paak, Jason Isbell, Greensky Bluegrass

Why:  Suwannee Hulaween will be as much of a visual experience as a music experience. The transformation of the Suwannee Music Park is always impressive, leading your eyes and ears into a psychedelic experience.  Take time to experience the workshops created for the mind, body, and spirit: dance, yoga and meditation classes are on the schedule as well as the killer lineup of musicians.

Check out their 2019 Hype Video – and get ready for the experience of a lifetime. 


hangtown festival halloween music festivals 2019

Hangtown Music Festival

Grab you tickets HERE!

When: October 24th – 27th, 2019

Where: Placerville, CA

Who:  Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, Dark Star Orchestra, Wood Brothers, The Motet, Fruition, Lil’ Smokies – and so much more!

Why:  From the SupernaturALL VIP Experience to the Late-Night Shows, this annual tradition seems to get better every year! This year, enjoy yoga, sound healing, pumpkin carving and meditation in addition to the incredible music.  (Yeah, we threw pumpkin carving in there!  It’s a chill-out experience!)

Here are the themes for this year:  

Thursday – Hakuna Matata – From Meerkats to the King…laid back jungle vibes rule our tribe!
Friday – Let’s Get Funky – Strut yo Fly Threads and Get Funky!
Saturday – Pajama Party – Let’s put the JAM into PaJAMas…onesies, nighties, anything goes!
Sunday – Fantasy Realm — wizards, sorcery, dragons and fairies…magical creatures abound!
voodoo halloween music festivals 2017

Voodoo Music and Arts Experience

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When: October 25 – 27, 2019

Where: New Orleans, LA

Who: Beck, Bassnectar, Guns n Roses, Brandi Carlile, The National, Glitch Mob and more

Why: It seems so appropriate to spend Halloween in New Orleans, the capital of costumed attire.  Join in on the first annual costume contest, and you could be crowned the King or Queen of Halloween! This year, they’ve also added a House of Blues Lounge, expanded Mortuary area, reusable cups, and more! 

Be sure to give yourself time to enjoy all of the art installations, the craft beer hall, the photo room, the mortuary – and so many other free activities.  New Orleans truly comes alive with this amazing annual Halloween festival. 

2019 Halloween Concerts

If you don’t have time to travel to an epic Halloween Festival in 2019, there is sure to be an amazing Halloween concert in a city near you. 

We’ve compiled a list of some of the 2019 Halloween Concerts that we feel are going to make this Halloween extra SPOOKtacular! 



infamous stringdusters halloween 2019

Infamous Stringdusters

Grab your tickets HERE!

When: October 31, 2019

Where: The TLA (Theatre of Living Arts), Philadelphia, PA

The Infamous Stringdusters are holding a Zombie Luau with the Kitchen Dwellers on Halloween Night.  These bands certainly know how to entertain an audience, and we are sure they will have some tricks up their sleeves for this special Halloween party. 

billy strings halloween 2019

Billy Strings 

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When: October 31, 2019

Where: The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC

Billy Strings has been taking the nation by storm this year, selling out venues all across the country.  If you haven’t been to a Billy Strings show, this is the opportunity to truly experience what this prodigy has to offer.  Plus, he just announced a Clockwork Orange theme for what he claims to be his favorite holiday – it doesn’t get much weirder than that.  “It is as inhuman to be totally good as it is to be totally evil.”

greenskybluegrass halloween 2019

Greensky Bluegrass

Grab your tickets HERE!

When: October 31, 2019

Where: The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL

Greensky Bluegrass pretty much guarantees a Halloween show of epic porportions every year.  This year, they’ll be rocking out Chicago Theater with the Lil’ Smokies on Halloween night, then heading to the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, MO and the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, MN the 2 following nights.  Considering the boys are playing Suwanee Hulaween (10/24) and Hangtown Festival (10/26), there’s a good chance the 2019 Halloween show in Chicago will go down in history as one of the most impressive Halloween shows to date. 

ween halloween 2019

An Evening with Ween (3 nights!)

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When: October 30, 31 and November 1, 2019

Where: The Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO

Ween is pretty much short for Halloween, so they are required to put on an unforgettable Halloween concert for their fans. This year, Ween will be playing 3 nights at the newly established Mission Ballroom in Denver, CO.  This is the first time the band has headlined since 2017, giving fans even more reasons to expect this 3-night Halloween run will be pretty impressive. 

shook twins halloween 2019

Shook Twins:  Halloween Tribute to “Dirty Dancing” 

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When: October 24 – November 3, 2019

Where: 8 locations on their Halloween Tour! Check out their ticket link for exact details!

10/24: Colorado Springs, CO

10/26:  Boulder, CO

10/27: Ft Collins, CO

10/30: Salt Lake City, UT

10/31: Boise, ID

11/1: Bend, OR

11/2: Ashland, OR

11/3: Eugene, OR

The Shook Twins have paired up with Mama Magnolia for an exciting 2019 Halloween Tour, featuring the Dirty Dancin’ Soundtrack.  The girls promise “Twill be a dance worthy night, complete with a dirty dancing contest, watermelons and Swayze dancing on the walls! ”  Sounds like a pretty interesting Halloween experience for all – fans of Dirty Dancin’ or not!

Looking for more?

Check out our Music Festival Calendar for an extensive list of upcoming music festivals in 2019 and beyond. 

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About The Author

Kelly Day

Kelly is pretty crazy about live music, camping, road trips and making lots of new friends. So, music festivals are basically the best thing in the world to her. She really wants Festy GoNuts to become a huge success so she can continue to drive around the country checking out live music, camping and making lots of new friends. Sounds like a plan.

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