Lights On Festival Returns On September 16-17!

Lights on Festival USA 2023 news

Emmy and Academy® Award-winning and five-time Grammy® Award-winning R&B artist H.E.R. and production partner Live Nation Urban announce the return of  the “Lights On Festival” on Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th. Now in its third iteration, the festival will be all general admission as it moves to the festival grounds at the iconic Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA for the first time after selling out in 2019 and 2021.

This year, GRAMMY® Award-winning R&B powerhouse JAZMINE SULLIVAN headlines the first night September 16, while a special H.E.R. & Friends set concludes the festival on September 17. The expansive lineup notably features DON TOLIVER, ALINA BARAZ, PARTYNEXTDOOR, DOECHII, DVSN and many more.


Once again, “Lights On Festival” delivers the ultimate R&B experience in the Bay Area with full cultural and musical immersion unlike anything else all year.

I’m so excited ‘Lights On Fest’ will be making its return. It’s my favorite way to wind down the summer by having two days filled with great R&B music. I am so proud to reveal the extraordinary talent we have on the bill this year and can’t wait for everyone to see what’s to come!


Following its introduction in 2019, H.E.R.’s “Lights On Festival” made history as the first female-owned and curated festival in decades. A Bay Area native herself, H.E.R. aims to celebrate a genre-rich roster of artists from her hometown and beyond. More than just music, it boasted other attractions such as a film screening tent, live art installations, R&B Museum, Guitar Lounge and a massive arcade.

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In 2021, the festival brought in 13K fans each day to the Concord Pavilion and incited glowing critical applause from several publications including KQED (NPR) that said, “the event brought an unmistakably joyful mood” and the San Francisco Chronicle that raved, “H.E.R.’s Lights On Festival shows that R&B…can’t be stopped.” Perhaps Vibe said it best, “nothing could compare to the all-encompassing, magnetic aura felt as I walked through the festival grounds.

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