The Top 5 Chicago Music Festivals You Can’t Miss This Summer

The warm weather is officially upon us, and we’re ready to turn the music up during music festival season! We’ve spent most of our months in the cold weather, so, you know how excited everyone in Chicago is ready for the best season of the year.

This summer in Chicago is filled with the absolute most amazing festivals and we’ve picked our top 5 we CANNOT wait for!

Check out our favorites below (by date)–and be sure to grab tickets! We’ll see you there.

  1. Spring Awakening (June 9–11)

Lineup includes: Diplo, Die Antwoord, Alesso, Galantis, Afrojack, Griz, Paul van Dyk, Krewella, Felix da Housecat, and more.

Venue: Addams/Medill Park, University Village/Little Italy

Tickets here (

  1. Mamby on the Beach (June 24–25)

Lineup includes: Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Local Natives, MGMT, Misterwives, BJ the Chicago Kid, Saba, Green Velvet, Walk the Moon, Ravyn Lenae, Sir the Baptist, and more.

Venue: Oakwood Beach, Bronzeville

Tickets here (

  1. Pitchfork (July 14–16)

Lineup includes: Solange, A Tribe Called Quest, LCD Soundsystem, Danny Brown, Vince Staples, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Jamila Woods, Mitski, Thurston Moore, Angel Olsen, American Football, Joey Purp, Ne-Hi, and more.

Venue: Union Park

Tickets here (

  1. Lollapalooza (August 3-6)

Lineup includes: Chance the Rapper, Run the Jewels, Lorde, the xx, Spoon, Tegan and Sara, Joey Bada$$, Lil Uzi Vert, Muse, Arcade Fire, the Killers, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, Sylvan Esso, Tove Lo, Blink-182 (sans Tom DeLonge), Pup, Charli XCX, Ryan Adams, Kevin Devine, Liam Gallagher, Noname, Kewku Collins, the O’My’s, Whitney, and more.

Venue: Grant Park

Tickets here (

  1. North Coast Music Festival (September 1–3)

Lineup includes: Deadmau5 & Eric Prydz, Big Boi, STS9, Gucci Mane, Ween, Damian Marley, and more.

Venue: Union Park

Tickets here (


Grab your tickets and get ready to make unforgettable memories this summer.



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