Memorial Day Weekend USA Schedule

23 May 2013 - - - The DJ List


Memorial Day Weekend is the perfect kicker into summer and cities all around the world deliver some of the most memorable events of the year. No matter what corner of the States you're in, there's bound to be a worthy event near you. If you slacked on planning and are scrambling to find where to go this upcoming weekend, you've come to the right place!

San Francisco/Bay Area:

Borgore hits San Francisco's Ruby Skye this Friday. Any dubstep fan knows BORGORE's rambunctious and wild style that translates to an amazing, bass pounding show. This 18+ event is a perfect way to start your Memorial Day Weekend in the Bay Area. Tickets are available here.

Sunday brings Sweden's OTTO KNOWS to Ruby Skye. Otto Knows's "Million Voices" has become one of the staple tunes for big house sound sets. He's well on his way to becoming one of the best producers in the scene so don't miss out on this 18+ event. Buy tickets here.

Southern California:

LED presents brings the first LED My Life Everyday USA two day festival to sunny San Diego! Some of house, trap, and dubstep's favorite headliners will be brought out over Saturday and Sunday including A-TRAK, BAAUER, GESAFFELSTEIN, TJR, AXWELL, MARTIN SOLVEIG, DIPLO, CLOCKWORK, and more. LED has always created top notch productions for San Diego and Southern California and My Life Everyday USA is set to raise the bar. Get tickets here.

Sunday in Los Angeles should be spent at one of LA's premier nightclubs, Avalon for PAUL OAKENFOLD and ANDY CALDWELL. Trance producer Paul Oakenfold has come from a history of globe trotting and helping develop electronic dance music. This 21+ event is a great way to end the Memorial Day Weekend, tickets are available here.


EDC has landed and is making it's very first debut in Chi-town this year! Settling in on Memorial Day Weekend, Insomniac has never failed to provide the most creative electronic music festival experience, including big name talent, stunning visual effects, and this year, adding camping to the mix. EDC Chicago is hosted over three days and features the best of the best including, but not limited to, ARMIN VAN BUUREN, KASKADE, SEBASTIAN INGROSSO, Tiësto, DAVID GUETTA, MAT ZO, DASH BERLIN, FEDDE LE GRAND, ABOVE & BEYOND, AVICII, EMPIRE OF THE SUN, HARDWELL, ERIC PRYDZ, and so much more.

New York:

Steve Aoki kicks off Memorial Day Weekend on the East Coast at NY's LAVO. STEVE AOKI is known for his insane shows that get you sweating and COVERED in cake and champagne. There's no doubt you're in for a party with Aoki, you're in good hands with him to start off MDW.

Las Vegas:

Anybody looking to party Memorial Day Weekend knows the desert oasis that is The Strip is the place to be this May 24-26th. Las Vegas's world famous nightclubs have brought out the biggest talent from all around. The options are seemingly endless, just make sure you don't miss out on your favorite acts.

Light Nightclub, Vegas's newest and most highly anticipated club opening will premier this weekend. Light brings ZEDD May 24th, Sebastian Ingrosso May 25th, and Axwell May 26th. Light has designed specific Cirque de Soleil performances tailored to each act, making this nightclub truly a one of a kind experience.

Light's day counterpart, Daylight Beach Club, brings Zedd and Axwell May 25th, J. Cole and Skrillex May 26th, and Baauer on May 27th.

Hakkasan is Las Vegas's second newest nightclub, competing with Light for the most popular destination this summer. Check out Tiësto May 24th, CALVIN HARRIS May 25th, Steve Aoki and DEADMAU5 May 26th, or Hardwell May 27th.

Marquee has become a Las Vegas favorite, both Nightclub and Dayclub bringing the world's most beautiful out to party with big name headliners. Kaskade's Summer Lovin' residency continues through Memorial Day Weekend (May 25 and 26), along with DJ Mag's #1 DJ Armin van Buuren on May 24th. ARTY and Armin van Buuren (May 24), GARETH EMERY (May 25), Kaskade (May 25 and 26), BENNY BENASSI (May 26), SANDER VAN DOORN and SUNNERY JAMES & RYAN MARCIANO (May 27), Dash Berlin (May 27)

Wet Republic at MGM: R3HAB and TOMMY TRASH (May 24), TIESTO (May 25), Calvin Harris (May 26), deadmau5 (May 27)
XS Nightclub in Encore: Avicii (May 24), AFROJACK (May 25 and 27), David Guetta (May 26), STEVE ANGELLO (May 27)
TAO: ATB (May 23), Nas (May 24), Kaskade (May 26)
Vanity: Flosstradamus (May 24), Robbie Rivera (May 25)
Surrender: Eric Prydz (May 24), Porter Robinson (May 25), Above & Beyond (May 26)

Where in the USA are you celebrating your Memorial Day Weekend? Tell us what events we missed or which you'll be checking out this weekend.

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Valerie Lee
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