Rhett Miller, right, performs with Deer Tick during the Old 97's County Fair held at Main Street Garden Park in Dallas, TX, on Apr. 16, 2016.

Rhett Miller, right, performs with Deer Tick during the Old 97's County Fair held at Main Street Garden Park in Dallas, TX, on Apr. 16, 2016.

Jason Janik/Special Contributor

Live music is a pillar of life in North Texas, and thanks to area's thriving scene, there's something for everyone when it comes to festivals. Here are 12 you don't want to miss this spring.

Toyota Texas Music Revolution

Toyota Texas Music Revolution 21: Kacey Musgraves / Josh Ritter / Kiefer Sutherland / Castro

When and where: March 24-25 at Oak Point Park Amphitheater (Plano)

As the name suggests, this event annually brings together artists from the Lone Star State, in addition notable country and Americana bands from around the U.S. The fest, hosted by local radio station 95.3 The Range, seems to have hit its stride in terms of talent this year. East Texas pop darling Kacey Musgraves is headlining the event, alongside folk-rocker Josh Ritter and Castro, the acoustic trio founded by Dallasite and American Idol alum Jason Castro. Kiefer Sutherland -- yes, the actor -- also joins the lineup on the heels of releasing a country album, Down a Hole, in 2016.

For more information about Toyota Texas Music Festival, including tickets, click here.

Edgefest

Edgefest: Blink 182 / The Nixons / Toadies / Offspring / 311

When and where: April 1 at Toyota Stadium (Frisco)

Edgefest is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and the lineup reads like an homage to its early days. Headliners include punk rock bands Blink 182 and The Offspring, reggae-leaning group 311, and alt-rockers The Toadies, among others. Of special note on the bill are The Nixons, whose grunge tune "Sister" was inescapable in the South in the mid-1990s. (The group disbanded shortly thereafter.) The event goes on this year without its namesake radio station, 102.1 The Edge, which left the airwaves last year.

For more information about Edgefest, including tickets, click here.

Old 97's County Fair

Old 97's County Fair with Lucinda Williams / Mavis Staples / the Jayhawks

When and where: April 8 Main Street Garden (Dallas)

Dallas-based roots-rock band the Old 97's hosted its first county fair in 2016 to rave reviews, and this year, it's poised to throw an even bigger blowout. Americana legend Lucinda Williams, soul singer Mavis Staples and folk-pop outfit the Jayhawks are among the top performers on the bill, which also boasts a healthy helping of locals bands. The hosting band is slated for a set, too, which we're hoping features plenty of new tunes from February's release, Graveyard Whistling. The event is no State Fair of Texas -- and that's probably a good thing -- but attendees will find fair food vendors as well as carnival games and rides, including a 40-foot Ferris wheel.

For more information about Old 97's County Fair, including tickets, click here.

Thin Line Fest

When and where: April 19-23 at various venues in Denton

Wear comfortable shoes to this festival because you'll be walking between several venues around the Denton Square. Thin Line began in 2008 as a documentary film festival and in recent years expanded to include music. The lineup is primarily local bands, but headliners include punk band Peelander-Z of "Taco Taco Tacos" fame, roots-rock sister duo Larkin Poe and a band called PPL MVR, whose members dress up as yetis for performances. For the event's 10th anniversary in 2017, organizers decided to make the entire five days of festivities free to attend. Other attractions include photo exhibits and industry panels.

For more information about Thin Line Fest, click here.

Denton Arts and Jazz Festival

Denton Arts and Jazz Festival

When and where: April 28-30 at Quakertown Park (Denton)

Now in its 37th year, the free, family-friendly Denton Arts and Jazz Festival puts the best of the town's talents on display. Between the University of North Texas' music program and Denton's creative community, there's more than enough ear candy. You may not find too many big-name performers here, but you're sure to discover gems walking through the event's six stages in downtown. Aaron Neville, of the funk family the Neville Brothers, headlines April 29 (9 p.m.), and beloved local polka band Brave Combo headlines April 30 (7 p.m.).

For more information about Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, click here.

Fortress Festival

Fortress Festival: Run the Jewels / Purity Ring / Flying Lotus / Slowdive

When and where: April 29-30 in the Fort Worth Cultural District (Fort Worth)

The sounds of some of indie's hottest bands will ring throughout downtown Fort Worth when this first-year fest gets rocking. Hip-hop duo Run the Jewels, electro-thrash group Purity Ring, glitch-hop producer Flying Lotus and blues-rock band Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats top the bill, bolstered by a solid lineup of locals acts. (See the full lineup.) The fest will host music on two outdoor stages, as well as offer patrons free entry to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

For more information about Fortress Festival, including tickets, click here.

DFW Music Festival

When and where: April 29 at Verizon Theatre (Grand Prairie)

This event is bringing some of the biggest names in rap and R&B to town. Who? Mike Jones for one. He'll be joined by K-Ci and JoJo, Bun B, Scarface, Next and 112. Though Verizon Theatre has previously used its outdoor space for shows with a festival vibe, this one is expected to be indoors.

For more information about DFW Music Festival, including tickets, click here.

JMBLYA

JMBLYA featuring Chance the Rapper

When and where: May 5 at Fair Park (Dallas)

Hope you're rested because you'll need boundless energy to keep up with the performers at this festival. Headliners include Chance the Rapper, whose rise in the hip-hop world has been marked by numerous Grammy nominations and genre-bending tunes that appease fans of jazz, rap and pop, and Steve Aoki, the electronic DJ whose signature is cake-smashing and back flipping during live performances. Other acts include rappers Migos and Gucci Mane. Production company ScoreMore Shows caters to the Millennial crowd, so expect to see a lot of youngsters at this festival.

For more information about JMBLYA, including tickets, click here.

Off The Rails Country Music Fest

Off the Rails Country Music Fest: Miranda Lambert / Jason Aldean / Justin Moore / Dierks Bentley

When and where: May 6-7 at Toyota Stadium (Frisco)

Hope those boots were made for dancing because Off the Rails Country Music Fest is full of big-name acts expected to make fans boogie. Leading the lineup for this second-year event are Texas cowgirl Miranda Lambert, crooner Jason Aldean and bro country poster boy Dierks Bentley. There may be a few surprises in store too; last year, country legend Randy Travis made an appearance. Expect food trucks, vendors with Western wares, a video game area, two-step dance lessons and a bourbon tasting tent, among other attractions.

For more information about Off the Rails Country Music Fest, including tickets, click here.

Homegrown Festival

Homegrown Festival featuring Tripping Daisy

When and where: May 13 at Main Street Garden (Dallas)

This event bleeds Texas, from the bands to the beers to backdrop of downtown Dallas. The big talker in 2017: A reunion show from Tripping Daisy, the storied Dallas alt-rock band that dominated the scene in the 1990s before the tragic death of one of its members. Other performers include indie rockers White Denim, alt-rock band Mutemath and showgaze outfit Lower Dens.

For more information about Homegrown Festival, including tickets, click here.

Wildflower Arts and Music Festival

Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival

When and where: May 19-21 at Galatyn Park (Richardson)

Started in 1993, the Wildflower fest is a good time for all ages thanks to organizers' ability to book an array of classic and up-and-coming bands. That format holds true for 2017: The B-52's, Guster, All American Rejects and Bowling for Soup will share the stage, among others. (See the full lineup.) New attractions at the event include a beer garden with lawn games and a kid-focused area with a butterfly garden and other activities.

For more information about Wildflower Arts and Music Festival, including tickets, click here.

Index Fest

When and where: June 3 at Panther Island Pavilion (Fort Worth)

Beer, bands, restaurants and art -- all of those indulgences have a place at this local music festival. Index is the newest incarnation of the beloved Untapped Festival, which changed hands and names in 2017. Index will hit Austin (May 13) before coming to Cowtown (June 3) and Dallas (Nov. 11). Musical talent for the Fort Worth festival is expected to be announced in March.

For more information about Index Fest, including tickets, click here.

The crowd gathers for singer Leon Russell's performance on the Amphitheater Stage at the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival in Richardson, TX on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

The crowd gathers for singer Leon Russell's performance on the Amphitheater Stage at the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival in Richardson, TX on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

Michael Reaves/Staff Photographer

CORRECTION, 12:34 p.m., March 15, 2017: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the dial for 95.3 The Range.

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