>MA: Solid Sound Festival
Wilco returns to the Berkshires June 21 through 23 for another installment of its eclectic music, comedy, and arts fiesta. In addition to the Chicago rockers themselves, the North Adams festival will feature performances by Neko Case, Yo La Tengo, Os Mutantes, Medeski Martin & Wood, and more. Folks like John Hodgman and Reggie Watts are tasked with bringing the funny. solidsoundfestival.com
>RI: Newport Jazz Festival
This annual celebration of jazz in Newport, August 2 through 4, can feel like one-stop shopping for both classic names and young upstarts making noise on the scene. The lineup features no shortage of bold-faced names, including Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spalding, Terence Blanchard, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. 800-745-3000, newportjazzfest.net
>VT: Grand Point North Festival
This jubilant, all-genre Burlington celebration, tentatively on September 14 and 15, is top-lined and curated by Green Mountain native Grace Potter and her band. The lineup is not yet available, but previous installments have boasted blues legend Taj Mahal, contemporary Americana heroes the Avett Brothers, and Potter’s duet buddy, country superstar Kenny Chesney. 888-512-7469, grandpointnorth.com – Sarah Rodman
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