Sad Summer Festival Presented By Journeys & Converse Returns For 2023 For Its Fourth Year Across The US

Featuring Taking Back Sunday, The Maine, Pvris, Hot Mulligan, Mom Jeans, Stand Atlantic, Daisy Grenade, Sincere Engineer And Cliffdiver  

Special Guests On Select Dates Including LS Dunes, Andrew McMahon, Head Automatica, Motion City Soundtrack 

Sad Summer Festival 2023 Presented by Journeys and Converse will make its fourth trek across the US this summer for a total of 16 national shows produced by Live Nation. This summer’s lineup, headlined by Taking Back Sunday features daily sets from some of the tour’s returning veterans as well as marks the debut of other artists to the tour.  

With the resurgence of the emo music scene, fans have come to rely on the Sad Summer Fest lineup to provide their seasonal dose of live music from their favorite artists, and the Sad Summer team has been more than happy to provide the space for that. “We are very proud to have made it to year FOUR of Sad Summer.  We believe the bill this year will take the tour and experience to a new level.  Thanks to all of our loyal fans who have helped grow this brand with us; we see you.” – Sad Summer Fest Management Team 

Making their Sad Summer Fest debut, Taking Back Sunday is set to headline this year’s festival in its entirety. “We’re very excited to get back on the road. It’s going to be great spending the summer playing shows with old friends and making new ones. Most of all, we can not wait to start playing these new songs for everyone!” – John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday 

The Maine will make their return to Sad Summer Fest – having been a part of two previous summers – including the inaugural year of the fest back in 2019. “For some reason the past year has felt like one long winter to me. Not that I haven’t enjoyed the hibernation, but I think it’s time my body absorbed some vitamin D and my ears devoured some Taking Back Sunday. And the very best place for both of those things will be at Sad Summer ’23. So crawl out of that cave, apply the zinc oxide and let’s f**king rip.” – John O’Callghan of The Maine 

The Sad Summer Fest 2023 daily lineup is completed by the likes of Hot Mulligan, Mom Jeans, Stand Atlantic, Daisy Grenade, Sincere Engineer and Cliffdiver. The festival is excited to welcome special guests LS Dunes, Head Automatica, Motion City Soundtrack and Andrew McMahon on select dates. 

Sad Summer Fest 2023 presented by Journeys & Converse tours across the US with shows from July 6 through July 29th.  

Citi is the official card of Sad Summer Fest. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, January 24th at 10am ET until Thursday, January 26th at 10pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit

Fans can purchase tickets during the public on sale beginning Friday, January 27th at 10am local time by visiting  


July 6 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place 

July 7 – Clearwater, FL – Coachman Park 

July 8 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre 

July 11 – Portsmouth, VA – Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion 

July 12 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion 

July 14 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center 

July 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage at The Mann 

July 16 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion 

July 18 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill 

July 19 – Cincinnati, OH – The ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park 

July 21 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island 

July 22 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park 

July 23 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater 

July 25 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory 

July 26 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater  

July 29 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre 

About Live Nation Entertainment 

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit

About Journeys 

Journeys is a teen specialty retail leader with an emphasis on trendy and affordable branded footwear, apparel, and accessories. With more than 800 stores across the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada, Journeys caters to a teen that wants to stand out or fit in, with the latest styles influenced by the spirit of youth culture. It’s the one-stop for carefully curated selections from brands like Converse, Crocs, Birkenstock, Adidas, UGG, and more.  

The Journeys shopping experience goes beyond the average retail environment, it’s an extension of the teen lifestyle. Every store is designed to welcome, inspire, and include each shopper. Self-expression isn’t just accepted, it’s encouraged through shelves of unique merchandise, exclusive digital content, and a friendly staff that reflects the company’s values.  

Beyond the store, Journeys consumers can shop via direct-mail catalog or on the web at Through a network of partnerships, event sponsorships, and artist collaborations, customers can also interact with the brand across social media platforms and at in-person events, festivals, and concerts. The Journeys team strives to give back to the community through charitable events and volunteer programs with a particular interest in music, arts, action sports and culture. Journeys is and will always be an attitude you can wear.  Journeys is a division of Genesco Inc., based in Nashville, TN.  

About Converse 

Converse Inc., based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. 

Established in 1908 as a rubber company, the introduction of its first canvas basketball sneaker propelled a legacy as the original brand of youth culture around the world. Today, Converse is a socially progressive and highly inventive footwear and apparel brand for and powered by All Stars, a global community of emerging creatives who champion progress in sport and culture. The interpretation and adoption of its iconic sneakers, including the Chuck Taylor All Star, the Pro Leather, the One Star and Jack Purcell continue to enable expression in the basketball, skateboarding and creative communities while inspiring the new lines of its design. Follow @Converse and on