Dominate this weekend with these homegrown music festivals.
U.S. Cellular Field, 333 W. 35th St.
Admission: Sold out but tickets available on third-party re-sellers
Chicago native Chance The Rapper has steadily been growing fans, critical approval, and exposure. Currently on tour supporting his “Coloring Book” mixtape, Chance decided to make his hometown tour stop special by turning it into a one-day festival. Skrillex, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Tyler The Creator, Young Thug, and others will be performing at U.S. Cellular Field with Chance. Tickets have sold out but there are still tickets available on third-party re-sellers or from Chance himself who bought back 2,000 tickets from scalpers to sell at face value to fans.
Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.
Admission: Main stage general admission $60, main stage reserved $125, and community showcase $20
After a successful first year in 2014, AAHH Fest sat out last year because it didn’t want to put on a subpar festival, but it’s back this year with a great lineup. Put on by Chicago’s own Grammy-award winning rapper Common, AAHH Fest is meant to bring unity to Chicago for a day to forget about the strife, struggles, and violence that occurs in the city. This year’s lineup includes Ice Cube, J. Cole, The Roots, Vic Mensa, and more.
Celebrating its 10th birthday the Hyde Park Jazz Festival returns with nearly 200 musicians performing 34 shows at 13 different stages. The performing artists featured are some of the finest in Chicago and on the national and international scene. They are exploring a broad spectrum of the music, from traditional to free jazz to dance music to experimental composition. Many of them are presenting in new or rarely heard configurations, adding to the uniqueness of the festival. Featured performers include Miguel Zenon with the world premier of “Yo Soy La Tradición,” Victor Goines, Angel d’Cuba, Greg Ward and 10 Tongues, and more.