Guide to best rock, country festivals in 2022

Music fans are ready to return to live venues and festival organizers have plenty in store for them in 2022, with dozens of big festivals on the schedule. Fans can find rock festivals, country festivals, bluegrass, blues, Americana, electronica, R&B, jazz and reggae festivals this year in the Sunshine State. Some are free, some will set you back a pretty penny and some are already selling tickets even though they haven’t yet announced who is playing. 

So grab your sunscreen and comfy shoes and check out these music festivals scheduled for ‘22. 

Parker McCollum is set to perform at the Mile 0 Fest in Key West.

Mile 0 Fest 

When and where: Jan. 25-29 at Key West Amphitheatre in Key West 

Who’s playing: Reckless Kelly, Parker McCollum, Ryan Bingham, Dead South, American Aquarium and others 

Tickets: $69-$499 


Snarky Puppy plays at the GroundUP Music Festival in Miami Beach.

GroundUP Music Festival 

When and where: May 6-8 at North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach (rescheduled form Feb. 11-13)

Who’s playing: Snarky Puppy, Emily King, Moonchild, Kimbra, Cory Henry and others 

Tickets: $89-$459 


The Palatka Bluegrass Festival returns to Rodeheaver Boys' Ranch in February.

Palatka Bluegrass Festival 

When and where: Feb. 17-19 at Rodeheaver Boys’ Ranch, Palatka 

Who’s playing: Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, the Martins, Malpass Brothers, Po Ramblin Boys, Gibson Brothers and others 

Tickets: $45-$100 


Mavis Staples is scheduled for the Gasparilla Music Fest in February in Tampa.

Gasparilla Music Fest 

When and where: Feb. 25-27 at Curtis Hixon Park, Tampa 

Who’s playing: Black Pumas, Revivalists, Mavis Staples, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Allman Betts Band, Arrested Development, Amy Ray and others 

Tickets: $45-$250 


Tame Impala and Megan Thee Stallion are scheduled to headline the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in March.

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival 

When and where: March 3-6 at Sunshine Grove, Okeechobee 

Who’s playing: Tame Impala, Megan Thee Stallion, Porter Robinson, Rezz, Griz, Gary Clark Jr., Denzel Curry, Jungle and others 

Tickets: $384-$2,549 


JJ Grey is putting on his own music festival in St. Augustine. Mofro, the Allman Betts Band, Larkin Poe and others are scheduled to play.

JJ Grey’s Blackwater Sol Revue  

When and where: March 11-12 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre 

Who’s playing: JJ Grey & Mofro, Allman Betts Band, Dumpstaphunk, Larkin Poe, Steel Pulse and others 

Tickets: $128.50-$353.50 


The Del McCoury Band plays the Southland Bluegrass & Wilderness Festival in Immokalee.

Southland Bluegrass & Wilderness Festival 

When and where: March 12-13 at Seminole Casino Hotel in Immokalee 

Who’s playing: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sam Bush, Yonder Mountain String Band, Del McCoury Band, Balsam Range, the Grascals and others 

Tickets: Free 


Mary J. Blige headlines the Jazz in the Gardens Music Fest in Miami Gardens.

Jazz in the Gardens Music Fest 

When and where: March 12-13 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens 

Who’s playing: Mary J. Blige, the Roots, H.E.R., T-Pain, the Isley Brothers, Rick Ross and others 

Tickets: $100-$285 


Greensky Bluegrass plays at Suwannee Spring Reunion in March.

Suwannee Spring Reunion  

When and where: March 17-20 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak 

Who’s playing: Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled by Turtles, Jim Lauderdale, Donna the Buffalo, Yonder Mountain String Band and others 

Tickets: $75-$275 


Slightly Stoopid will play at St. Petersburg's Reggae Rise Up.

Reggae Rise Up 

When and where: March 18-20 at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg 

Who’s playing: Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid, Iration, Soja, Steel Pulse, the Green, Shaggy, Pepper, Tribal Seeds and others 

Tickets: $60-$275 


Green Day, which played in Jacksonville in '21, headlines the 2022 Innings Festival in Tampa.

Innings Festival

When and where: March 19-20 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa 

Who’s playing: Green Day, the Lumineers, Incubus, 311, Khruangbin, Jimmy Eat World, Goo Goo Dolls, O.A.R., Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and others 

Tickets: $99-$1,350 


Concertgoers at the 2009 Ultra Music Festival sit on a hill as they listen to music in Miami.

Ultra Music Festival 

When and where: March 25-27 at Bayfront Park in Miami 

Who’s playing: David Guetta, Afrojack, Knife Party, Slander, Zed’s Dead, Sofi Tukker, Camelphat, Alison Wonderland and others 

Tickets: $399.95-$1,499.95 


Springing the Blues is back in Jacksonville Beach in April.

Springing the Blues 

When and where: April 1-3 at Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach 

Who’s playing: Eric Gales, the Lee Boys, Larry McCray, Victor Wainwright & the Train, Vanessa Collier and others 

Tickets: Free, VIP tickets $40-$139 


Thomas Rhett is at the Tortuga Music Festival 
April 8-10 in Ft. Lauderdale.

Tortuga Music Festival 

When and where: April 8-10 on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale 

Who’s playing: Thomas Rhett, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Nelly, Brothers Osborne, Travis Tritt, Chase Rice, Sister Hazel, Randy Houser and others 

Tickets: $249-$2,049 


Jimmie Vaughan will play the Tampa Bay Blues Festival 
April 8-10 at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg.

Tampa Bay Blues Festival 

When and where: April 8-10 at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg 

Who’s playing: JJ Grey & Mofro, Larkin Poe, Samantha Fish, Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and others 

Tickets:  $40-$300 


Grammy winner Boney James performs at the jazz festival.

Seabreeze Jazz Festival 

When and where: April 20-24 at Aaron Bessant Park in Panama City Beach 

Who’s playing: George Benson, Boney James, Keiko Matsui, Ruben Studdard, Peabo Bryson and others 

Tickets: $80-$575 


Kiss, Korn, Guns N' Roses and Foo Fighters are the headliners for Welcome to Rockville, which comes to Daytona Beach in May.

Welcome to Rockville  

When and where: May 19-22 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach 

Who’s playing: Kiss, Korn, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Shinedown, Smashing Pumpkins, Jane’s Addiction, Breaking Benjamin, Halestorm and others 

Tickets: $99-$549  


The Gulf Coast Jam comes back to Panama City Beach in June.

Gulf Coast Jam 

When and where: June 3-5 at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach 

Who’s playing: Old Dominion, Brooks & Dunn, Florida Georgia Line, Gary Allan, Maddie & Tae, Scotty McCreery and others 

Tickets: $139-$1,150 


Jason Aldean is scheduled to headline the Country Thunder festival in October.

Country Thunder 

When and where: Oct. 21-23 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee 

Who’s playing: Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Morgan Wallen, Ashley McBryde, Tracy Lawrence, Chase Rice and others 

Tickets: $185-$450 


More festivals

These festivals are scheduled and, in some cases, tickets are available, but no artists have been named 

• Suwannee Rising 

When and where: April 7-9 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak 


• Suwannee River Jam 

When and where: April 27-30 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak 

Tickets: $120-$400 


• Sunfest 

When and where: April 28-May 1 in downtown West Palm Beach 


• Resonate Suwannee 

When and where: May 12-14 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park 


• Florida Folk Festival 

When and where: May 27-29 at Stephen Foster Folk Culture State Park in White Springs 


• Jacksonville Jazz Festival 

When and where: May 26-29 in downtown Jacksonville 


• Sunset Music Festival 

When and where: Memorial Day weekend in Tampa 


• Sandjam 

When and where: Sept. 30-Oct. 2  at M.B. Miller County Pier in Panama City Beach 


• Suwannee Roots Revival 

When and where: Oct. 13-16 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak 


• Electric Daisy Carnival 

When and where: Nov. 11-13 at Tinker Field in Orlando