The Top 5 Arizona Music Festivals — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Country Thunder

20585 E. Price Station Rd.,
Florence, AZ 85132
Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Blake Shelton and Alan Jackson headline the 2012 Country Thunder, which runs April 12-15.

McDowell Mountain Music Festival

N. 68th St. and E. Mayo Blvd.,
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Winner of Phoenix New Times Best Music Festival in Arizona, the festival brings together a number of bands from a wide variety of genres from all over the world to Arizona. The Festival takes place April 13-15, 2012. Bring your kids. Make some friends. There is a drum circle, acoustic stage, Kid’s Zone and more.

Glendale Jazz & Blues Festival

7010 N. 59th Ave.,
Glendale, AZ 85301
The Glendale Jazz & Blues Festival at Murphy Park in Historic Downtown Glendale features a tremendous lineup of local, regional and national entertainment takes place April 14-15, 2012.

Sedona Jazz On The Rocks

2155 W. State Route 89A, #115,
Sedona, AZ 86339
Red rocks, blue skies and hot, hip jazz — Sedona Jazz on the Rocks is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to preserving jazz for the Next Generation. It produces a jazz festival each year in September. It also sponsors instrument workshops, jazz master classes, a summer youth band and scholarship programs.

Red Rocks Music Festival

P.O. Box 34, Sedona, AZ 86339
877-RED-RCKS (733-7257)
The Red Rocks Music Festival — which takes places from August 24 – September 2, 2012 — educates, engages and challenges audiences through a unique collaboration of musicians from leading Arizona performing arts organizations and world acclaimed artists.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012