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Labor Day Weekend Concerts for Every Music Lover 

By Stuart Hughes

Are you looking for an unforgettable Labor Day weekend with live music and dancing? Then, join us as we explore some of the country’s best Labor Day weekend concerts you need to see this year. 

Celebrated on the first Monday in September, the evolution of the Labor Day weekend has become a focal point for music lovers. To help you decide, we’ve picked out five of the best Labor Day weekend festivals of sound, featuring some of your favorite big-name headliners and up-and-coming artists. 

With state-of-the-art sound systems and stunning visual effects, don’t miss out on these incredible Labor Day weekend concerts this fall. Grab your family and friends and get ready to make some memories of a lifetime.

Detroit Jazz Festival 

Hart Plaza and Campus Martius Park, Detroit, MI 

We start our shortlist in Motor City, Detroit, Michigan, home to the world’s largest free Jazz Festivals. Celebrating Detroit’s rich connection and history of pioneering classic jazz music, this year’s Labor Day weekend festival will see over 60 performances from hundreds of international jazz musicians. 

So, if you’re looking to see and listen to some world-class artists, the Detroit Jazz Festival is one of the best Labor Day weekend concerts to be at this year. With headliners including NEA Jazz Masters Regina Carter, Louis Hayes, Kenny Garrett, and Artist-in-Residence Detroit’s own Karriem Riggins, you’ll be dancing all weekend in Detroit City. 

Book your hotel in Detroit, Michigan, at the Best Western Warren Hotel ahead of time to unwind and enjoy the festival to the fullest. 


Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds, Pryor, OK 

If you love rock music, you’ll want to head to Pryor, Oklahoma, for Rocklahoma this Labor Day weekend. Rocklahoma has become the nation’s favorite metal and rock music festival featuring four incredible music stages and an incredible line-up of artists. 

Since its inception in 2007, Rocklahoma has witnessed headliners, including Guns N’ Roses, KISS, and Ozzy Osbourne. In addition, this year’s three-day festival will have you headbanging out with the legendary Pantera, Limp Bizkit, Godsmack, and Rob Zombie for a series of Labor Day weekend concerts. Trust us – this is one experience that no true rock fan should miss out on! 

Enjoy every day of Rocklahoma by booking early at the Best Western Locust Grove Inn & Suites hotel in Locust Grove, Oklahoma. 

ARC Music Festival  

Union Park, Chicago, IL 

Celebrating its third annual Labor Day weekend festival, Chicago invites the world to again celebrate its status as the birthplace and original innovators of house music. The ARC Music Festival is a series of fantastic Labor Day weekend concerts featuring international stars of both techno and house music. This is the place to be this Labor Day weekend, whether you’re new to the house music scene or you’ve been a fan for decades. 

Returning to the ARC Music Festival this year is Swedish DJ Eric Prydz presenting his epic HOLO show at ARC’s Chicago Union Park venue. Other headliners attending ARC this year include Grammy Award-winning South African Artist Black Coffee, Fatboy Slim, and Chicago resident John Summit’s first Labor Day weekend festival headline set. 

Make an early reservation at the Best Western River North Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, to relax and immerse yourself in the ARC festivities.

Electric Zoo – New York 

Randall’s Island Park, NY 

Dedicated to electronic music, Electric Zoo is fast becoming a showcase event for international DJs and leading electronic artists. With the New York City skyline in the distance, Electric Zoo is dedicated to fans like you looking to hear your favorite house, trance, dubstep, and electronic artists all in one place.  

Since 2009, Electric Zoo annually attracts over 80 bands, acts, and artists performing on its four different stages, catering to a wide range of electronic music fields. Each year Electric Zoo turns Randall’s Island Park, New York, into one of the best Labor Day weekend concerts where you’ll want to dance all day – and all night. 

Secure your stay at the LaGuardia Plaza Hotel in East Elmhurst, New York, in advance, for a Labor Day weekend to remember.  

Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival 

Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick, ME  

As the oldest festival in our shortlist, the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival first began in 1979 and was created to pay tribute to the Bluegrass genre, which has its roots in early American music. Heavily featuring Banjos, guitars, fiddles, and bass instruments, this incredible family-friendly festival will have you tapping your toes as soon as you’re within earshot of this Labor Day weekend concert’s gates. 

The main stage is set to host an impressive line-up of country music artists this year, featuring Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Infamous Stringdusters, Seldom Scene, and Della Mae, among others. The same stage where Bill Monroe – who many consider the Father of Bluegrass Music – has headlined an impressive four times before. So, if you’re looking for an enjoyable Labor Day weekend festival this year, head to the shores of Thomas Bay in Brunswick, Maine, while listening to some outstanding Bluegrass music. 

Book your stay quickly at Best Western Plus Brunswick Bath Hotel in Brunswick, Maine, to enjoy the sweet Bluegrass sounds this Labor Day weekend. 

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