In general, a concert is a shorter event that rarely exceeds a few hours, while a festival usually lasts a full day at least, but can last several days or even weeks in some cases. A festival usually lasts at least 2 days and many last between 3 and 4 days. A concert is normally a one-day event that revolves around a main band. The start time is usually between the middle and the last hour of the afternoon and ends around 11 p.m., while a festival will have music from noon until at least 11 p.m., and some dance festivals will be held later.
Concerts, shows and festivals refer to special musical events. Concerts are a means for important artists to connect directly with their fans, while festivals are multi-day events where many artists perform. For someone who has been to a concert but never to a festival, you can think of it as several concerts on the same stage. Festivals can be divided into two categories, camping festivals and urban festivals.
When a concert has only one stage in which the supporting actors and then the main protagonist perform at a festival, it will have several stages spread throughout the festival venue. Venues like Paper Tiger, Alamo City Music Hall and The Aztec Theater help bring live alternative and independent music to San Antonio. If you love wearing festival clothes, you can wear them to a festival or concert and you'll find that you fit quite well with the mix of people. Most recently, I attended the Maverick Music Festival, a locally-grown alternative for independent and live music (as shown on the festival's Facebook page).
When it comes to festival clothing, you'll find that it's a very varied mix, as there are so many different musical styles that come together in one place. Whatever musical event you go to, you're in for a treat, as there are plenty of options to entertain yourself, with good music, good food and drink, as well as the company of many music lovers. Although concerts are getting bigger as stadiums have become a great place for popular big bands to show their music live, most of the time you'll find that a festival is bigger. There are musical events of all shapes and sizes, from a small, intimate bar to huge green festivals that attract thousands of people.
This is one of the attractions of a music festival, as it really gives you the opportunity to disconnect from everyday life and get a little away from things. For example, dance, jazz and world music stages can be found at many major festivals, as well as on the main stage and another (the second largest). Although there are main artists at a festival, you can often find live music around noon each day on at least one or more stages.