National guide to Summer 2017: From free concerts to family-friendly events and more
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Summer 2017 is in full swing and showing no sign of slowing down. With long, warm days, late evenings and starlit nights, the summer season feels like the natural environment to witness great live entertainment. Whether you've got your heart set on a twilight park performance, a free concert or something for the whole family, there are numerous events in U.S. cities guaranteed to make summer 2017 one for the books. Take a look at the best festivals, outdoor concerts and free events in your city below and take a listen to AXS' official soundtrack to summer up top.  

Dallas and Ft. Worth
Summer festivals and outdoor concerts
Free summer family events
Free summer concerts

Denver
Summer festivals and outdoor concerts
Free summer family events
Free summer concerts

Detroit
Summer festivals and outdoor concerts
Free summer family events
Free summer concerts

Las Vegas
Summer festivals and outdoor concerts
Free summer concerts

Los Angeles
Summer festivals and outdoor concerts
Free summer family events
Free summer concerts

New York
Summer festivals and outdoor concerts
Free summer family events
Free summer concerts

San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose
Summer festivals and outdoor concerts
Free summer family events
Free summer concerts

Minneapolis
Summer festivals and outdoor concerts
Free summer family events
Free summer concerts

Seattle
Summer festivals and outdoor concerts
Free summer family events
Free summer concerts

Kansas City
Summer festivals and outdoor concerts
Free summer family events
Free summer concerts

San Antonio
Summer festivals and outdoor concerts
Free summer concerts

Tampa-St. Pete 
Summer festivals and outdoor concerts
Free summer concerts

St. Louis
Summer festivals and outdoor concerts
Free summer concerts

Boston
Summer festivals and outdoor concerts
Free summer concerts

Louisville
Summer festivals and outdoor concerts
Free summer concerts

Columbus
Summer festivals and outdoor concerts
Free summer concerts