Summer 2021 Crossword: Music Festival Theme


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2. Performer booed for his use of electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival

3. Planetary performer at 7-Across?

4. Groovy festival that promised “3 days of peace and music”

7. Benefit concert that started with the words “This is your Woodstock, and it’s long overdue”

12. Glittery performer at 16-Across?

15. Collaborator with 2-Across and performer at three of the festivals mentioned in this puzzle

16. ’90s concert series with an all-female lineup

17. Many a sight at 9-Down

19. Teen angst icon who might be found at this year’s 9-Down


1. Colorful music duo who performed at 16-Across?

5. Improvisational New Orleans event

6. Singer whose ode to 4-Across begins “I came upon a child of God/ He was walking along the road”

8. “Fast Car” singer who performed at 16-Across

9. High society event hosted on Randall’s Island?

10. Many a sight at 4-Across

11. Jimi who burned his guitar at Monterey Pop

12. Kozmic singer at 4-Across

13. Californian festival of mainstream fame

14. Sarah who founded 16-Across

18. Questionable band at 4-Across?

Answer Key


2) Bob Dylan

3) Freddie Mercury

4) Woodstock

7) Live Aid

12) Jewel

15) Joan Baez

16) Lilith Fair

17) Teenager

19) Billie Eilish


1) Indigo Girls

5) JazzFest

6) Joni Mitchell

8) Tracy Chapman

9) Governors Ball

10) Hippie

11) Hendrix

12) Janis Joplin

13) Coachella

14) McLachlin

18) The Who