Lollapalooza (August 1-4)
Chicago’s biggest music festival, Lollapalooza, is back for another 4-day set that you don’t want to miss. Located in Grant Park, this year’s lineup features The Strokes, The Chainsmokers, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots, and Ariana Grande. Chicago’s delectable cuisine is at the ready in Chow Town and features Chicago’s favorite restaurants like Billy Goat Tavern, Broken English Taco Pub, and Harold’s Chicken.
Shoe Fest Music and Camping 2019 (August 30-September 1)
Head to Camp Shaw Waw Nas See in Manteno for this music fest and camping combo! Shoe Fest offers roots music, and you can enjoy folk, folk rock, bluegrass, and jamband for three days while camping on site. This year’s lineup features Old Shoe, Sam Bush Band, Todd Snider and more. Stay on site in one of Camp Shaw Waw Nas See’s cabins or pull up your RV in a reserved spot.
Riot Fest (September 13-15)
Punk rock takes center stage in Douglas Park at Riot Fest! See legendary punk bands like Taking Back Sunday, The Starting Line, and Pennywise during this three day festival. Need to escape a stage for a bit? Head to the on-site rock n’ roll carnival (with rides!) and nosh on local eats.
World Music Festival (September 13-29)
This citywide musical experience takes over Chicago for 11 days and boasts more than 60 artists and ensembles from over 25 countries. Check out one of 20 venues including Millennium Park and Chicago Cultural Center to see and hear some big-name acts as well as emerging artists from a variety of genres.
Pygmalion Music Festival (September 26-29)
For 15 years, the Pygmalion Music Festival has offered not only incredible live music, but other disciplines like literature, comedy, and technology. Last year’s musical lineup featured Frankie Cosmos, Whitney, Palyboi Carti and much more, while their author presenters included Safiya Noble and Elizabeth Acevedo. A portion of all proceeds from Pygmalion will be donated to Josh’s Fund, a scholarship fund for nurses training in oncology.
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