Sunshine, summertime and live country music — there's nothing better. Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy your favorite stars at outdoor shows throughout the year's warm months. And while it's awesome when a big tour rolls through town, there's something extra special about the festival experience.

After all, a country music festival really is an experience. Yes, you'll be seeing a whole bunch of artists all in one place, but you'll also be camping and enjoying beautiful views, spending 24/7 with your buds, eating and drinking to your heart's content, and finding cool merch. Sleep? Who needs it!

With dozens of country music festivals all around the U.S. to pick from, though, it's tough to know which are worth your money and hard-earned vacation time. Read on for all the details on our five favorites.

Don't Miss These Summer 2019 Country Music Festivals!