Below you will find Indie on the Move's compiled listing of annual music festivals and conferences in the state of Nevada, helping bands and musicians increase their industry knowledge, broaden their networking reach, and better promote and showcase their music, shows, and tours.
From Burning Man to Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival, we did our best to include a thorough and comprehensive index, but if for some reason we've overlooked a specific event, please let us know through the contact page located HERE so that we can add it to the site ASAP.
With regards to any larger festivals, be sure to think outside of the box. While many of them do not regularly book independent acts as part of their official showcases, the national and international bands that do perform often draw some of the biggest built-in crowds imaginable, and provide a huge influx of music lovers and enthusiasts to each respective event location.
So try booking a show at one or several of that city's smaller local venues/bars/restaurants during the festival itself and take advantage of the vast number of music fans located in one place at one time. Even playing an ad-lib acoustic set in the event parking lot can go a long way in gaining you new fans and selling some merch.
-Burning Man - Dates: Late August
"As you travel through Black Rock City you might notice the absence of something that is the main focus of any other festival, a "Main Stage". At one point in our Burning Man history we did have a Main Stage, and as much fun it was to book some wonderful performances, there was always this division between audience and performer. It was finally realized that the Main Stage was in competition with everything else that was happening in Black Rock City and went against the Burning Man ethos. For large stages promote spectators, and we are all about participation. You see there is no one single focus like a stage or a theatre would have. Things are happening all over the place, all the time, 24 hours a day." - Submit to Perform
-Life is Beautiful Festival - Dates: Late September
-Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival - Dates: Late May
"Punk Rock Bowling was started back in 1999 as a way to bring the independent music community together for an annual party. It has since grown into a 3 day festival in downtown Las Vegas that brings out fans and bands alike from all over the world." - Submit to Perform
-Wine Amplified Festival - Dates: Early to mid October
-Off Beat Festival - Dates: Early November
"Off Beat Arts & Music Festival is a four-day citywide event that will showcase northern Nevada’s growing music, art and culinary scenes."