Events Music Music News Nightlife

Where will you be in 2016?

Lightning in a Bottle to Electric Forest, Future World to Okachobee the festival gods have provided well for the music worshipers. With Christmas only a day behind us it’s only natural to start looking towards the new year. And with that comes the great debate “Where will you be when the ball drops?” New Years 2016 is posing to be a pretty stout party night with so many options available this year. But, only a few stick out to CMF.
The big party in town is undeniably REACT PRESENTS the REACTION NEW YEARS up in Rosemont. The line up is huge and one hell of a way to blow away 2015. Whether you catch Deadmau5, Chvrches, and Bonobo on the 30th or go into the new year with Skrillex, Chance the Rapper, and Autograf (or both) prepare to spend a few hundred if you are making a date of it. The two night event is more like a mini festival than a one night blowout. With hundreds of people exiting at the same time taking an Uber home might not be worth the hassle. If not that’s ok, the venue is close enough to the Blue line.
If large and out of control isn’t your speed or you just want to keep away from the tourist driven shindigs, there are a few other classy options available OUTFIT, GOMASSIVE, and BAM CREATES are throwing a all premium open cocktail bar at SMOKEY HOLLOW NYE featuring KAJENDR and Jordan V. The space and decor will provide an elegant back drop with an edge as BAM is known to spare no expense when it comes to detail oriented entertainment and visuals. The party will be a pretty penny for some but if you are with a decent sized party crew then for what and who you will see, consume, and take home this NYE party just might prove a topper to the already successful year for this promo group.
Now for those of you want to go underground and get your dance on then REVERSE Events is hosting an underground three floor dance party ZERO-DAY NYE in one of Chicago’s more infamous but well known sound studios Baseline ( the Old Riff) in the south loop. This party will hold three floors flooded with heavy hitting house music from a number major local acts featuring Inphinity, Dustin Sheridan, Twitchin Skratch and headlining with Cocodrills. This HO– USE will be going looooooooong after the ball drops making it perfect for you major night owls that like to see the sunrise before you decide to go home.
Check them out…

Festivals Music News

Electric Forest Tickets go on SALE

Electric Forest Tickets are on sale NOW! Get Tickets HERE Don’t wait for the line up to be released. There has never been a year that has disappointed and the closer it gets to time the harder it will be to make your way to the Sherwood Forest. Last year we got a chance to sit with a number of the artist musical and visual. THE HAPPY FOREST  awaits. Come with us and find your self found in the forest.
Here are some of the highlights from last year.


Events Festivals Music

Lightning in a Bottle Announces Addition of a 4th Day!

You read that right, your favorite desert festival Lightning in a Bottle announces new tickets options for 2016 including an Early Entry pass, which gives festival-goers an extra day in the festival grounds.  The 24 hours flash sale begins Monday, January 4th at 10AM.  Be sure to set your alarms to get the lowest ticket prices, as they will go fast.  General Admission tickets will go on sale the following day Tuesday, the 5th at 10AM.
The new early entry day, Wednesday, will primarily focus on building the bonds between neighbors and getting a lay of the land.  The day will feature NO MUSIC, instead will host speakers, workshops, yoga and classes at Temple of ConsciousnessVillage and Learning Kitchen.  Those who purchase the new early entry pass will be treated to a new, closer, centralized camping location, High Grounds Camping, located directly across the road from the main festival grounds.
Reminisce on your time at LiB or solidify your trip for 2016 by watching the newly released 2015 LiB Aftermovie.  The video is only a small testament to what lies ahead at Lightning in a Bottle 2016.

Much wonder awaits in what will surely be the most amazing Lightning in a Bottle gathering to date! Memorial Day Weekend can’t come soon enough.
urchase festival passes starting at 10AM January 4th via the Lightning in a Bottle website. There will be a limited number of the new Early Arrival Passes available – get one while they last! RSVP on the LIB Facebook Event Page to connect early with your Lightning in a Bottle tribe and be sure to stay in the loop with lineup announcement and other news by signing up for the LIB newsletter.