Summer Camp Music Festival 2019 Schedule Released

We are pleased to announce the Summer Camp Music Festival 2019 schedule! You will notice some great new changes this year. As our Summer Camp family continues to grow, we have heard your requests and observed the huge crowds spilling out of the Vibe Tent in years past. In response, this year, we are excited to move many of the artists you are used to seeing in our Vibe Tent up to the Starshine Stage with advanced production and effects. We are upgrading our Vibe Tent with our new “Vibe Village” which will still be in the field adjacent to the Starshine Stage. The Vibe Village will have giant tents for shade, cool art and installations for ambiance, and will no longer have a separate stage from Starshine. We also are expanding the programming in our Soulshine Tent with bands now performing all day long until the wee hours of the night!! And finally, we are happy to welcome The GoodBus to our special new vibe area in the campground (lineup coming soon)!! Looking forward to you joining us Memorial Day Weekend for an action packed 4 days of music!

Take a look at the schedule online or on the Official Summer Camp App and start planning your weekend now:

3-Day GA PassesThursday Pre-Party Passes, and VIP Upgrades are on sale now at

Summer Camp 2019 App Now Available!

The Official Summer Camp Music Festival 2019 App is now available for download on iPhone or Android devices! Use the Summer Camp Music Festival app to create your custom schedule, stay up-to-date with festival announcements, view a map of Three Sisters Park, learn about our vendors and on-site accommodations, and more! If you already have the app downloaded from last year, you can simply update your app as you would any other app. No need to delete and re-download!

To download the app, visit

2019 VIP Lounge Lineup

Are you a Summer Camp VIP? If so, you can attend special VIP Lounge performances by Oteil Burbridge, Blues Traveler, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Doom Flamingo Ft Ryan Stasik, Keller Williams, Rob Garza, TAUK, ALO, Aqueous, and many more! See the full VIP Lounge Lineup and buy your VIP Upgrade now

Upgrades also include VIP bathroom and shower facilities, premium camping and parking, special VIP viewing areas at the main stages, Red Barn Late Night tickets, and festival merchandise! Some upgrades even come with a case of FREE Lagunitas beer!

Volunteer at Summer Camp

Summer Camp Music Festival would not be possible without the help of our General Volunteers and Soulshine Ambassadors! Sign up to help out and EARN a 3-Day GA Pass and Thursday Pre-Party Ticket at

About Summer Camp

Summer Camp Music Festival 2019 will feature over 180 artists on 9 stages including 3 days of moe. and 3 days of Umphrey’s McGee.  On top of all the live music, festival-goers have access to on-site camping, late night shows, musician workshops, a non-profit village, unique arts & craft vendors and tons of great food and beer.

The Summer Camp Music Festival started in 2001. Since its beginning, Summer Camp has been known for its spacious, open fields for shows, trademark late-night events, pristine campgrounds, and amazing lineup of eclectic artists and bands. 2019 will mark the 19th year of the festival which has hosted a wide array of talent over the years, including: Umphrey’s McGee, moe., Trey Anastasio Band, Primus, Tom Petty’s Mudcrutch, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Bassnectar, Zac Brown Band, Steve Miller Band, Big Grizmatic, Jane’s Addiction, Diplo, The Roots, Widespread Panic, The Flaming Lips, Cypress Hill, Willie Nelson, STS9, Jason Isbell, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Excision, George Clinton, Skrillex, Zeds Dead, Violent Femmes, and many, many more!

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The Birdhouse Festival Review

San Francisco based label Dirtybird migrated to the Windy City this past weekend September 8th; with a compilation of some of the biggest names within the deep house scene. The event was held outside at 1340 w Washington blvd. Chicago and reaching max capacity as a successfully sold out show!
The music was consuming. It delved straight through my chest and pulled my sternum like the second hand of a mid century grandfather clock. The weight of my body began to sway from my right to left foot without a conscious effort. I was sold and took into the crowd swimming through a sea of exuberant faces.  The off key fashion and variety of era inspired looks could make one dizzy trying to take it all in. Feathered hair and red tinted glasses paired with a retro 70s chic look was laterally placed next to plaid combat boot underground 90s grudge looks then just to be counter balanced by bright colored rave girls in latex spanks.
Circles upon circles of intertwining fans filled the space with impromptu conversations. The more I journeyed onto the dance floor the more familiar faces popped out from the wood works. Strangers becoming friends and joining into the hysteria of dance.
Dirtybird have a subtle way of uniting a crowd to share their love of dance music to us. The consistent beats entranced you to dance just as strongly as it compellingly locked you into an immense conversation with close friends. Kick drum knocked down social walls implemented by the ghastly rules put together by an industrial standard of living.
I was thoroughly impressed by Will Clarke’s set. The stage full of dancing fans and girls who became advocates for his unique take. His set was a mixture of deep house yet had a quirky trance vibe. A crescendo of thinly sliced air pushing us towards hard dance drops formed from an arrangement of popping bubbles though a neurosensory pulsating of sequencers.
The night ended with a surprise b2b set by Claude Vonstroke & Derrick Carter taking control of the decks. Vonstroke started the Dirtybird label in the early 2000s. His experience and dedication to this community earned him to be voted America’s Best DJ in Pioneer DJ and DJ Times’ annual poll. In 2017, he was nominated at the Electronic Music Awards for both DJ of the Year and Radio Show of the Year for “The Birdhouse”. He has the innate ability to move a crowd into and from existential dancing frenzies. Vonstroke’s notable style washed throughout the crowd. His methodical transitions started just softly enough until the feeling became so strong that the breath of the reverb could blow our heads away. The reverberate wash came towards a point in zenith where the snares marched into a singular bit wave. He drives up the bass of track B into another adrenaline rush of bassey dance sequences.
Reluctantly, the night ended around 10pm and fans cleared out. Many people still moved by the high of dancing finding their way back into the concrete jungles of Chicago. After making my way away from the warmth of the crowd I felt the cool breeze of the impending fall season chill luckily, I was reminded festival season isn’t over until October! The Dirtybird Camp Outheld in California will be fast approaching!
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Dirtybird Announces Lineup for Inaugural Birdhouse Festival in Chicago

Dirtybird boss Claude VonStroke made waves when he announced a brand new carnival-infused Chicago concept, The Birdhouse Festival, last month. Today, he reveals his hand picked lineup featuring favorites J. Phlip, Will Clarke, Christian Martin, Chicago talents Fancy Fux, and Teknicoz, and London based ZDS feat Chicago vocalist, KE. All will descend upon the Windy City September 8th for a cotton-candy fueled outdoor ride under the bright late-summer Chicago skyline.

Claude VonStroke will bring his juke and footwork inspired house vibes back to the midwest after his headline set at Movement in May. And for the first time, resident Dirtybird and Illinois native, J. Phlip and Chicago legend, Gene Farris will go B2B for a highly anticipated set. The bearded beats mastermind and U.K. cuddle-master Will Clarke is slated to deliver a smashing bass laden techno performance. While brothers in arms Ardalan and Christian Martin will take to the decks B2B representing the stranger, bassier mind altering vibes of the collective.

As well as the Dirtybird OGs, Chicago will also host London’s own ZDS along with frequent collaborator KE, Chicago’s prized house duo Fancy Fux, and the brand new Birdfeed featured local tech-house group, Teknicoz. (CVS has hinted that there might even be a another surprise guest from Chicago as well.)

The Birdhouse Festival is a complete reimagination of the classic local street fair experience. Pairing great music with a tinge of American midwestern nostalgia, the event will take attendees back to the simpler times. Games, prizes, classic carnival grub, and of course great music all combine for a perfect evening in one of America’s most beloved cities.

The Birdhouse festival will be produced in partnership with Silver Wrapper, producers of the iconic North Coast Festival, Suwannee Hulaween, and countless Chicago events.

Birdhouse festival tickets and more information can be found here (DB.COM LANDING PAGE LINK)


Dirtybird Presents: The Birdhouse Festival

Dirtybird is back at it again with the latest and greatest in Claude VonStroke’s ever-growing live event catalog: The Birdhouse Festival, touches down in Chicago on September 8th.VonStroke is reimagining the classic carnival experience as only he can. Forget neon lights + pyro, the Birdhouse Festival will be filled with old school games and your favorite carnival foods (who doesn’t love corndogs and cotton candy?) taking place outdoors in the late summer sunshine of Chicago, soundtracked by all your favorite DJs.
The Birdhouse promises to pair great music with a tinge of American midwestern nostalgia, a throwback to simpler times and the thrill of summer evenings where anything seems possible.  Incredible Back to Back Dj sets (some honoring Chicago’s amazing artists) will go hand in hand with ice cream and signed dirtybird prizes.

The Birdhouse festival will be produced in partnership with Silver Wrapper, producers of the iconic North Coast Festival, Suwannee Hulaween, and countless Chicago events.Birdhouse festival tickets, information and line-up can be found here. (
The Birdhouse festival precedes the famous West Coast Campout, taking place on October 5-7 in California. Tickets and info are also available for that event at Check out the complete lineup here.
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Summer Camp Music Festival – Double Visions

Summer Camp Music Festival never seizes to pass without shredding light onto my state of mind. Throughout my years of attending this festival it has yet to forget to teach me a lesson of acceptance whilst allowing myself to live within the moment. There are voices in these forests whom can show you the magic of life. The sacred geometry of how we move with nature and how nature weaves subtly within the symmetry of fractals. The music chosen for this festival is all calculated to ignite a feeling of blissfulness. Wisdom passed on through sound vibrations like piezoelectric quartz crystals humming from our crown chakras down through the sacrum. It goes unstated; but Summer Camp Music Festival has inevitably moved towards the alignment of chakras, the true feelings of self-acceptance and the belonging of community.
Each year the festival loads in some of the most talented musicians of our day. The one thing I have always respected is the diversity of music. They have jam bands such as Umphrey’s, Moe, and Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band. As well as DJs like Diplo, Mija, Liquid Stranger. They also offer intimate stages allowing singer and songwriters to express themselves.

We arrived Friday and began our journey at Lettuce. The music immediately elevated our moods and I could tell the band was more than grateful to be performing. Their sound was chill funk which integrated soulful funk vocals. The band originated in Boston, Massachusetts in 1992. Its members consist of guitarists Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, Nigel Hall (keyboards, Hammond B-3 organ, piano, vocals), Adam Deitch (drums/percussion), Erick “Jesus” Coomes (bass), Ryan Zoidis (saxophone) and trumpeter Eric “Benny” Bloom In the fall of 1994, the band reconvened as undergrads at Berklee and attempted to play at various Boston jazz clubs, walking in and asking the club owners and other musicians if they would “let us play”, giving birth to the name Lettuce. The members are very down to earth and do not overdress for the effect of flashiness instead they are humble and easily relatable. Their sound is reminiscent of summer days cooling out with friends and drinking beers with the boys. The crowd was light hearted and easy to move around and snap pictures of.

Coomes announced from stage there was a double rainbow. I don’t understand how we were so oblivious because as we turned around we realized how gigantic it was. The rainbow(s) stretched the entire sky framing us under like some sort of 1950’s cartoon. Festival goers were ecstatic to get their photo with such a perfect rainbow. It was such an exciting start to our weekend. a picturesque scene which I have never come across in the city before.

We unexpectedly ran into the man who made this all possible; Jay Goldberg. Amazingly we locked eyes after he spotted our hat which read Chicago Music Festivals. Jerry and I approached him. He wasn’t too far off from what I imagined; though I do have to say he was a lot more approachable than what I thought. I was finally able to put a personality to this imaginary person I have been building. He gladly conversed with us and we congratulated him on another successful year. He said he has been doing the festival for 18 years. I asked him what his thoughts were on how music has evolved from what he grew up with as a child to what is now primarily electronic music. He replied without hesitance saying how he is amazed that musicians continue to make amazing music to this day and continue to create timeless songs. I was very inspired by his answer and pondered over it the whole weekend. His acceptance for change and youth was admirable. He never stopped smiling and could almost see a glow coming from him. It was obvious he loved being part of this creation and felt very blessed to be able have this part of his life.
Later that night we headed towards the Pyramid stage. It was created out of white hexagon shaped wood allowing for projection mapping to cast. GoodSex was on representing some Chicago talent. We sat under the shelter of trees. We stared out into the moon so closely to phase into full moon. The highlights of the grass and the sky began to transform shapes as my eyes fixated onto the sacred geometry. The flower of life was so clearly seen that I couldn’t believe it was so obvious why I couldn’t see it before. At that moment I realized how perfectly symmetrically aligned was, seemed like the random order of our world is. I closed my eyes and saw fractals begin to dance whilst being embraced by its care. I was shown emotion in the past but felt cleared. I was living my life through my heart and allowing myself.

Saturday morning, we woke up in the humidity of our tent. This year we were lucky enough to get into the forest through I have to say it might have been the hottest year I have ever been here.
Papadosio encompassed the feeling of festival music and so called “space rock.” Beach balls and balloons floated I. The air while totem poles with memo stuffed animals swam through the air. Everything floated and flowed softly like feathers. A robotic voice sang “changes everything” calming the thoughts of their fans allowing them to transcend into the next chapters of their lives knowing that change is alright, and everything changes with time. It was the graceful aging and the decisions of our lives knowing what in our hearts in good for us and liberating ourselves from the paths of what our parents may have projected onto us. Deafening our ears to judgement and to be guided now with our hearts. They were the voice of a strange lullaby easing us into our most vibrant dreams.

LWKY had their first taste of Summer Camp life this year performing at the pyramid stage. The stage was beautifully lit in projection mapping. Their sound was fused with Chicago hip hop and funk whilst including live guitar. They announced their last song while the crowd pleaded to continue. They have a fresh twist on the funk scene creating a path of their own and highly influenced by the Chicago underground electronic scene as well.
We decided to pick up the speed later and headed towards the vibe tent. The vibe tent housed many exciting electronic acts with high energy drawing in large crowds with young fashion combats boots and fishnet stocking. Hula hoopers cut the air like ninjas swords finding their flow amongst the raw alien engine whomps and rapid high hats. The scene was a rush of adrenaline and headbanger banging on the rails. Subs engulfed our heart cavities and shook us like earthquakes. The crowd screams with the waves of the music like junkies addicted to its rush. Each time we arrived here there was a swell of fans who
On Sunday we caught an act that we highly anticipated all weekend. Tycho’s music was a calm night on the beach. Where the breeze was light, and the sun was just about to set. They were the colors pink and orange in the skies that reflected of soft waves of the ocean. They calmed our minds and courageously played the music that was detached from ego. His music is a combination of down tempo vintage-style synthesizers and ambient melodies. His sound is very organic, often incorporating clips of the human element into his songs (e.g. weather broadcasts, simple talking, or breathing). His music captures the sound of lo-fi analog media while remaining both progressive and futuristic in composition and style. Themes of nostalgia, longing, childhood and the natural world are interspersed throughout Tycho’s work.

Diplo took the main stage on Sunday. I made my way through the crowd and finding myself front and center. The transitions were smooth infiltrating our ears and converting into high energy dance movements. People all around us and you felt a part of something. Felt like we were all one in and allowing our walls and comfort bubbles to implode. Bringing ourselves close to strangers whom after the intimacy of closely packed dance we became lifelong friends. A moment that now became flashes of memory in the back of my head smiles of strangers exuberant with dance and cheers.

It is nearly impossible to explain the magnitude of musical talent which played Summer Camp Music Festival. Each stage possessed its own vibe from the intimate singer songwriters to purely electronic stage of the vibe tent to main stage housing large acts and full bands like Umphrey’s. I have always been impressed with the variety this festival has and the generations that can enjoy the fest. This festival is great to find new music because the variety of scenes is unparalleled. The highly thought out ground plans makes for smooth transitions from stage to stage. And the characterization keeps the festival lay out is easy to remember and easy for transportation. People aren’t hassled once in the festival and this I learned was deliberately made true from the owner who has witnessed many other festivals hassling their guests upon entering each stage. I appreciated his thoughtfulness to keep the festival environment more enjoyable. The music combined with the charities and other activities create a sense of community amongst scampers. All in all, Summer Camp Music Festival has earned their stripes and will continue to be sought out amongst artists and music lovers of all generations.


Chicago Summer Festival Guide 2018


June 13-Aug. 18: Grant Park Music Festival (Loop) | Map
June 14 (ongoing through Aug. 30): Summer Concert Series (Lincoln Square) | Map
June 14-17: Fiestas Patronales Puertorriquenas (Humboldt Park) | Map
June 15-16: The Scottish Festival & Highland Games (Itasca) | Map
June 15-16: Craft Brews at the Zoo (Lincoln Park) | Map
June 15-17: Taste of Randolph Street (West Town) | Map
June 15-17: Oakley Ave. Festa Pasta Vino (Lower West Side) | Map
June 16-17: Chicago Pride Fest (Lakeview) | Map
June 16-17: Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park (Loop) | Map
June 16-17: Old Canal Days Craft and Art Fair (Lockport) | Map
June 16-17: Custer Fair (Evanston) | Map
• June 14-17: More weekend events and things to do
June 18-Aug. 16: Millennium Park Summer Music Series | Map
June 21: Make Music Chicago | Various locations
June 22-23: World’s Largest Block Party (West Loop Gate) | Map
June 22-24: Country Lake Shake (Museum Campus)| Map
June 22-24: Logan Square Arts Festival | Map
June 22-24: Ruidofest (University Village) | Map
June 22-24: Strawberry Festival (Long Grove) | Map
June 22-24: Back Lot Bash | Various locations
June 23: Craft Beer Festival (Lisle) | Map
June 23-24: Mamby on the Beach (Oakland) | Map
June 23-24: Ravenswood on Tap | Map
June 23-24: The Art Center Highland Park Festival of Fine Arts | Map
June 23-24: Evanston Chamber Artisan SummerFest | Map
June 23-24: Chicago Food Truck Fest (South Loop) | Map
June 23-24: Chi-Town Hot Sauce Expo (Bridgeview) | Map
June 23-24: Chicago Japanese Matsuri (Near North Side) | Map
June 24: Chicago Pride Parade (Uptown, Lakeview, Lincoln Park) | Map
June 28-Aug. 25: Chicago Summer Dance | Various locations
June 29-July 1: Windy City Ribfest (Uptown) | Map
June 29-July 1: Eyes to the Skies (Lisle) | Map
June 29-July 4: Frontier Days Festival (Arlington Heights) | Map
June 30: Chicago Vegandale Food and Drink Fest (Loop) | Map
June 30-July 1: Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival (Glencoe) | Map


July 4-7: Exchange Club of Naperville Ribfest | Map
July 6-8: African/Caribbean International Festival of Life (West Town)| Map
July 6-8: Millennium Art Festival (Loop) | Map
July 6-8: West Fest (Ukrainian Village)| Map
July 6-8: Irish American Heritage Festival (Mayfair) | Map
July 7: Chosen Few DJs Picnic & Music Festival (Woodlawn) | Map
July 7-8: Live on Lincoln (Lakeview) | Map
July 11-15: Taste of Chicago (Loop) | Map
July 13-15: Windy City Smokeout (Fulton River District) | Map
July 13-15: Square Roots Festival (Lincoln Square) | Map
July 14: Bastille Day Chicago (Ravenswood) | Map
July 14-15: Southport Art & Music Fest (Lakeview) | Map
July 14-15: Roscoe Village Burger Fest | Map
July 15: Dearborn Garden Walk (Gold Coast) | Map
July 15: Chinatown Summer Fair | Map
July 18-22: Kane County Fair (St. Charles) | Map
July 20-22: Pitchfork Music Festival (West Town) | Map
July 20-22: Colombian Fest  (Hermosa) | Map
July 20-22: Taste of River North | Map
July 20-22: Artfest Michigan Avenue (Near North Side) | Map
July 20-22: Forest Park Music Fest | Map
July 20-22: Ben Fest (North Center) | Map
July 20-22: Tacos y Tamales Festival (Pilsen) | Map
July 21: Chicago Whiskey & Wine Beach Festival (Uptown) | Map
July 21-22: Sheffield Music Festival & Garden Walk (Lincoln Park) | Map
July 21-22: Chicago Craft Beer Festival (Lincoln Park) | Map
July 21-22: North Shore Festival of the Arts (Skokie) | Map
July 25-29: DuPage County Fair (Wheaton) | Map
July 25-29: Lake County Fair (Grayslake) | Map
July 26-29: Proud American Days (New Lenox) | Map
July 26-29: Fiesta del Sol (Pilsen) | Map
July 27-29: Wicker Park Fest | Map
July 28-29: Chicago Margarita Festival (Near North Side) | Map
July 28-29: Taste of Lincoln Avenue (Lincoln Park) | Map
July 28-29: Glencoe Festival of Art | Map
July 28: South Loop Beer & Cider Fest | Map
July 29: Bloody Mary Fest (Highwood) | Map


Aug. 2-5: Lollapalooza (Loop) | Map
Aug. 2-5: Little Italy Fest-West (Addison) | Map
Aug. 3-5: Jeff Fest (Jefferson Park) | Map
Aug. 3-5: Destination Asia Festival (Lisle) | Map
Aug. 4: Rogers Pork Barbecue, Arts & Music Festival | Map
Aug. 4-5: Edge Fest (Edgewater) | Map
Aug. 4-5: Art at the Glen (Glenview) | Map
Aug. 4-5: Chicago Brewing District’s Dancing in the Streets (West Town) | Map
Aug. 10-12: Chicago Hot Dog Fest (Lincoln Park) | Map
Aug. 10-12: Ginza Holiday Festival (Lincoln Park) | Map
Aug. 10-12: Retro on Roscoe (Roscoe Village) | Map
Aug. 10-12: Festival Cubano (Belmont Cragin) | Map
Aug. 11: Bud Billiken Parade (Bronzeville) | Map
Aug. 11-12: Northalsted Market Days (Lakeview) | Map
Aug. 11-12: Lincolnshire Art Festival | Map
Aug. 11-12: Near North Food Truck Social | Map
Aug. 11-12: Thirsty Ears Festival (Ravenswood) | Map
Aug. 11-12: My House Music Festival (Pilsen) | Map
Aug. 12: Slow & Low Chicago Lowrider Festival (Pilsen) | Map
Aug. 16: Clark After Dark (Near North Side) | Map
Aug. 17-19: Edison Park Fest | Map
Aug. 17-19: Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest (Rogers Park) | Map
Aug. 17-19: Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival | Map
Aug. 18-19: Chicago Air and Water Show (Near North Side) | Map
Aug. 18-19: Ukranian Days Festival (West Town) | Map
Aug. 18: Windy City West Indian Carnival (Hyde Park) | Map
Aug. 18: Oak Park Micro Brew Review | Map
Aug. 18-19: Sangria Festival (West Town) | Map
Aug. 18-19: Pilsen Fest | Map
Aug. 18-19: Vintage Days (Long Grove) | Map
Aug. 19: South Shore Summer Fest | Map
Aug. 22-26: Will County Fair  (Peotone) | Map
Aug. 24-26: Taste of Greektown | Map
Aug. 24-26: Logan Square Food Truck Social | Map
Aug. 25-26: Port Clinton Art Festival (Highland Park) | Map
Aug. 25-26: Bucktown Art Fest | Map
Aug. 30-Sept. 2: Chicago Jazz Festival (Loop) | Map
Aug. 31-Sept. 2: NorthCoast Music Festival (West Town) | Map
Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Great American Lobster Fest (Near North Side) | Map
Aug. 31-Sept. 3: African Festival of the Arts (Washington Park) | Map
Aug. 31-Sept. 3: Taste of Polonia (Jefferson Park) | Map


Sept. 1-2: Fine Art Festival at Oakbrook Center | Map
Sept. 1-2: Deer Park Art Show | Map
Sept. 1-2: Cider & Sliders Festival (Lakeview) | Map
Sept. 1-3: Frankfort Fall Fest | Map
Sept. 1-3: Irish Days (Long Grove) | Map
Sept. 7: Windy City Wine Festival (Loop) | Map
Sept. 7-9: Throwback Music Fest (Norwood Park) | Map
Sept. 7-9: Festival de La Villita (Little Village) | Map
Sept. 7-9: German American Oktoberfest (Lincoln Square) | Map
Sept. 8-9: Renegade Craft Fair (Wicker Park) | Map
Sept. 7-23: World Music Festival | Various Locations
Sept. 8-9: Chicago Bourbon & Barbecue Festival (Roscoe Village) | Map
Sept. 8-9: Lakeview East Festival of the Arts | Map
Sept. 9:  The Birdhouse Festival  | Map
Sept. 13-15: Chicago Turkish Festival (Loop) | Map 
Sept. 14-16: Riot Fest (Douglas Park) | Map
Sept. 14-16: Fulton Market Harvest Fest (West Town) | Map
Sept. 15: Independence Park Beer Fest (Irving Park) | Map
Sept. 15-16: Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest | Map
Sept. 15-16: Ravenswood Artwalk | Map
Sept. 15-16: Printers’ Row Art Fest | Map
Sept. 21-23: Apple Fest (Long Grove) | Map
Sept. 22: Creative Youth Festival (Loop) | Map
Sept. 28-30: Oktoberfest Chicago (Lakeview) | Map
Sept. 28-30: Chicago Gourmet (Loop) | Map
Sept. 29-30: Hyde Park Jazz Festival | Map
Sept. 29-30: Edgewater Arts Festival | Map
Sept. 29-30: The Highwood Starving Artists Show | Map



June 13, 2018 — Mamby On The Beach is thrilled to announce a brand-new Community Center for 2018! The festival has expanded is footprint to showcase a collection of Chicago-based talent of all varieties, along with a non-profit village featuring organizations with missions that benefit the surrounding community.
A limited amount of GA & VIP festival passes are still available!
Secure yours now before they sell out at
Each year Mamby celebrates all things that make Chicago great and its patchwork of neighborhoods are a key element to that greatness. In Bronzeville and Hyde Park, Mamby has been welcomed by two of our city’s most culturally diverse communities and rich with music, spoken word, and performing arts. They also happen to be home to numerous socially conscious non-profits that are dedicated to affecting positive social change in our hometown and beyond.
The Community Center is a chance to recognize and elevate these causes, bring festival attendees into the surrounding community, and inspire people to get involved on a local level in their own neighborhoods.
On both Saturday and Sunday, the Community Stage will feature the best and brightest upcoming talent from Chicago, including performances from the likes of Young Chicago Authors, The Common Ground Foundation, Final Alert Dance Team, Haven Studios, The Happiness Club, Harold Washington Cultural Center, Dyett High School, Pachanga, and more.
The neighboring Non-Profit Village will host a variety of crucial social causes from in and around Chicago, including OurMusicMyBody, M.U.R.A.L. (formerly The Lupe Fiasco Foundation), Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Mothers Against Senseless Killings (MASK), LeadersUp, with many more to be announced.
Beyond performance and advocacy, The Cultural Center will host a wide selection of fun in the sun for all attendees, from a fully revamped Food Truck Stop, to the Local Craft Beer Tent, Bai Water Lounge, and even more in what is shaping up to be our best year yet!
Check out the set times via the full lineup schedule, viewable here, and stay tuned for more information on this year’s Wellness Workshops and a complete schedule of all-inclusive activities!


Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment presents



August 31st & September 1st, 2018 • Peoria Riverfront • Peoria, Illinois


Buddy Guy • Ben Folds • Robert Cray Band

Billy Strings • The Fabulous Thunderbirds

And many more to be announced!


Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment in association with the Illinois Blues Coalition is proud to announce the initial lineup for the 30th Annual Peoria Blues & Heritage Music Festival this Labor Day Weekend! The 2018 lineup will feature PBHFest veterans Buddy Guy, Robert Cray Band, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds, as well as welcoming first time performers Ben Folds and Billy Strings. Many more artists will be announced soon!

Early Bird 2-Day GA Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 15th at 10AM CT for only $50! Supply is limited, so be ready to buy yours on Friday before they’re gone!
VIP Tickets also go on sale this Friday! Amenities include Express VIP Entry, Special VIP Enhanced Viewing Area at Main Stage, VIP Bar in Viewing Area, Entry into the Late Night shows in Peoria, and an Official Festival T-Shirt (2-Day VIP Upgrade Only)!
Don’t miss your chance to see all these amazing acts along the scenic Peoria Riverfront at the Peoria Blues & Heritage Music Festival 2018 presented by 99.9 WWCT!

About The Festival

Live at Riverfront Festival Park in Peoria, IL on August 31st and September 1st, 2018. Now in it’s 30th year, the PEORIA BLUES & HERITAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL is a Labor Day tradition you don’t want to miss! With the beautiful Illinois River valley serving as the festival backdrop, the PEORIA BLUES & HERITAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL celebrates the foundation of blues music, as well as all genres that stem from it, including roots, funk, soul and everything in between.


Previous performers include Albert Collins, Blind Boys of Alabama, Buddy Guy, Canned Heat, Charlie Musselwhite, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dr. John, Eddie “The Chief” Clearwater, George Porter Jr., Here Come The Mummies, James Cotton, John Butler Trio, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Johnny Winter Band, Keller Williams, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Koko Taylor,Lonnie Brooks, Mavis Staples, O.A.R., Rebirth Brass Band, Robert Cray, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Taj Mahal, Victor Wooten, Walter Trout, and many more.


North Coast Music Festival Announces Epic 2018 Lineup

North Coast Music Festival has announced the full lineup for its ninth edition, returning to Union Park in Chicago, Illinois on August 31 through September 2, 2018. The fully immersive three-day festival will welcome Coasties to experience and discover dance music, hip-hop and rock-bands across four curated stages.
This years headliners are JAMIROQUAI, one of the most celebrated bands in music, pioneers of the “future funk” sound that has inspired the current generation of musicians in countless ways. Returning to the US for the first time in over a decade, North Coast marks one of only a handful of American dates for the British pop-funk band.
Also headlining are Grammy-Winning RnB sensation MIGUEL, best known for his sultry style of hip-hop laced slow jams, along with AXWELL ^ INGROSSO, a duo whose work has left an indelible mark on electronic music, in addition to their output with Swedish House Mafia. We also welcome breakthrough electronic producer DJ SNAKE, 7-piece rock outfit THE REVIVALISTS, and multi-genre hard dance champions YELLOW CLAW.
This year North Coast will debut all-new daily showcases curated by industry collectives, showing off the best sounds in hip-hop, house, and beyond. Friday’s takeover comes from the venerable AUX CORD DJs, who are bringing the likes of THE COOL KIDS (DJ Set),JOE FRESHGOODSIRIS TEMPLE (Live Set), and more. Saturday welcomes LYRICAL LEMONADE, who have linked with MADEINTYOWARHOL.SSCOMETHAZINE, and more to give everyone a proper hip-hop education. Sunday sees a reunion set byMIDNIGHT CONSPIRACY and a whole grip of back-to-back action from CHICAGO’S MOST WANTED, featuring PORN AND CHICKEN vs. 2FAC3DBENTLEY DEAN vs.STEVE GERARD, RON CARROLL vs. DIZ, and more.
Approaching a decade of successful yearly gatherings, North Coast proudly returns for its ninth year, continuing a tradition of creating new and unique experiences for loyal fans and newcomers alike. Last year, North Coast debuted a brand-new stage, added daily complimentary yoga sessions, a Pop-Up Art Gallery and teamed up with the likes of Ava Grey Designs and The Elder Tree to create a space one part Living Art Gallery, another part homage to the history of Chicago street art. Stay tuned for more announcements, coming soon!
Single Day, 3-Day & VIP Tickets Are On Sale at!
Prices start at $129 for 3-Day GA passes & $149 for 3-Day VIP passes.
Single Day tickets range from $45 – $55 for GA and $65 – $75 for VIP.

Summerfest 2018 Stacked Lineup Revealed

The Weeknd, Imagine Dragons, Marshmello, Steven Tyler, andKesha are among the 148 newly announced acts lined up for Summerfest in Milwaukee this year.

“The World’s Largest Music Festival,” with more than 800 acts performing across 11 days, is also the country’s most musically diverse. Versatile R&B artist Janelle Monae, seminal alt-rock band the Pixies, breakout country newcomer Kane Brown, and “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” bandleader Jon Batiste (with the Dap-Kings) are among the acts headlining one of Summerfest’s seven grounds stages.

That doesn’t include the festival’s largest venue, the 23,000-capacity American Family Insurance Amphitheater, or five other stages featuring family entertainment or local music.

Some Wisconsin-born acts are also headlining Summerfest this year, including Drivin N Cryin, Dead Horses and Abby Jeanne.

General-admission tickets are $21, or $14 for weekday admission before 4 p.m., available at

For a limited time, an 11-day “power pass” is available for $85, and a three-day pass for $48, on the Summerfest site. Summerfest is also selling parking passes and discounted tickets for children and senior citizens online.

Those tickets will not cover shows at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater, but amphitheater tickets do include general admission on the date of an applicable concert.

The 11 Summerfest amphitheater shows had been announced earlier, but a few openers were announced Wednesday: Luke Combs (opening for Blake Shelton July 6); Charli XCX (opening for Shawn Mendes July 5); and Manchester Orchestra (opening for Arcade Fire July 8).

Tickets are on sale for all of the amphitheater shows except for the Weeknd’s concert on July 7, the pop star’s first-ever Milwaukee appearance. Those tickets are available beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Summerfest box office (200 N. Harbor Drive); by calling (800) 745-3000 or (866) 448-7849; or visiting Prices have yet to be announced.

Summerfest, returning to Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront for its 51st year, will be closed Monday, July 2.