Sad Girl Summer is Back on Track with Sad Summer Festival Returning This Year

The resurgence of the emo music scene and sad girl summer have been on the rise, leaving fans with a need to release their suppression. And luckily for all those emo kids out there, the Fourth Annual Sad Summer Festival 2023 Presented by Journeys and Converse will make its return this summer across the US for a total of 16 national shows, Celeb Secrets can confirm.

The one-day festival will be headlined by Taking Back Sunday and will include sets from returning veterans like The Maine and Mom Jeans, as well as other artists like PVRIS, Stand Atlantic, and  Hot Mulligan. The festival will also be welcoming special guest LS Dunes, Head Automatica, Motion City Soundtrack, and Andrew McMahon on select dates.

According to the Sad Summer Fest Management Team, “the bill this year will take the tour and experience to a new level.”

“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,” John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday shared in a statement. “Most of all, we can not wait to start playing these new songs for everyone!”

 “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,The Maine‘s John O’Callghan added.

Sad Summer fest will run from July 6th to July 29th, kicking off in Jacksonville, FL and finishing off in Irvine, CA. A full list of tour dates and towns are listed below.

Citi Cardmembers will have first access to presale tickets beginning, January 24th at 10 am ET until Thursday, January 26th at 10am local time through the Citi Entertainment program. Fans can purchase tickets during the public on sale beginning Friday, January 27th at 10 am local time by visiting

Let us know if you’ll be heading to Sad Summer Fest this year by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post or by sending us a DM on Instagram at @celebsecrets.


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


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