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Outside the bubble: music festivals to precede summer

The March Madness Music Festival might be over, but festivals are just getting started in Dallas. Here are five music festivals coming up that are just minutes away from the Hilltop.

If you want to go to a country music event, Celebrating Uptown at the Rustic is featuring Texas-based Cory Morrow, J Charles & The Train Robbers and the Hazardous Dukes. The third annual event celebrates Uptown and takes place Thursday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

For a combination of rap, EDM and trap music, The Door is hosting the Rageville Music Festival, presented by Intelligent Grind. The festival combines both EDM and hip-hop culture in one night. The Door will be featuring artists like Travi$ Scott, ETC! ETC!, and bemybestfriend April 19. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and tickets range from
$20-$45.

Later in the month, Edgefest, which is more than 20-years-old, has the likes of BECK, The Avett Brothers and Switchfoot playing two stages. The day-long festival, sponsored by 102.1 The Edge, is happening April 24 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Other bands playing include Cage The Elephant, Bastille, Grouplove, New Politics and The Neighbourhood. There are still some tickets available from $50 and up.

Right before exams take over college lives, Plano, Texas, hosts a two-day festival that mashes several genres together at the Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve. David Guetta, Alabama Shakes, J. Cole along with Texas-based Alpha Rev and Midlake take the stage May 3 and 4. Hip-hop, alternative, blues and country music will also be playing. Tickets range from $60 to almost $300 and that’s before the price hike April 20.

For a break during exams, try Homegrown May 10. Homegrown is a festival that only features Texan artists. This year’s line-up is built of 14 acts performing many genres and styles of music on two main stages. The Main Street Garden will be filled more just music. Art demonstrations, a dog park and local vendors selling everything from food to art will also be an option. The tickets only cost $20. Sarah Jaffe and Seryn will perform.

Any one of these music festivals outside the bubble will make the next month a little less of a struggle. So take a break from your studies and break in summer with a little music for the soul.

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