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Chicago Music Festivals

'Too Hot to Handle': The Jazz-Gospel Messiah at Chicago's Auditorium Theater

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 01.27.2017 | Entertainment
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

As I entered the Auditorium I could feel excitement in the buzz around me. My seatmates commented that this was their eighth Too Hot To Handle.

Your Ultimate Guide to Summer Festivals and Concerts in 2015

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.05.2016 | Entertainment

Drake and The Black Keys are among the headliners for this year's Governors Ball, which invades Randall's Island Park nestled in the East River between Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. A three-day, round-trip ferry pass between Manhattan and the park costs $55, and a three-day pass for round-trip shuttle rides between Randall's Island and Brooklyn costs $65.

Paul McCartney Will Headline Lollapalooza For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment

One day after three-day festival passes -- priced at a whopping $275 apiece -- sold out in a matter of minutes, Lollapalooza announced the highly-anti...

No Lollapalooza Tickets? No Problem -- These Chicago Festivals Rock Just as Hard

WHERE | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel

So you didn't get tickets to Lollapalooza. It wasn't even a "you snooze, you lose," situation -- those passes sold out in minutes, not hours. Thankfully, Chicago has so much more to offer in the way of live music festivals.

PHOTOS: Hideout Block Party/A.V. Fest 2013

Posted 09.09.2013 | Chicago

The Hideout Block Party's annual mashup with The A.V. Club's AV Fest returned Friday and Saturday to take over a Chicago street outside the legendary ...

WIN TICKETS! Riot Fest 2013

Posted 09.04.2013 | Chicago

Sure, some folks would say summer ends with Labor Day. Those people need to get out more. In Chicago, the busy festival season has still far from o...

WIN TICKETS! North Coast Music Festival 2013

Posted 08.16.2013 | Chicago

While you wouldn't be able to tell from fall-like temperatures Chicago has enjoyed as of late, summer is not yet over -- and there's plenty of opportu...

Lollapalooza Boasts Record Attendance

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2013 | Chicago

By Michael Hirtzer CHICAGO, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Lollapalooza, the three-day music festival in Chicago's historic Grant Park, was bigger ...

WIN TICKETS! Lollapalooza 2013

Posted 07.30.2013 | Chicago

It's that time of year again, Chicago: the mammoth "Walmart on the Lake" of music festivals is set to take over Grant Park beginning Friday. The fe...

Lollapalooza, City Plan Ahead For Storms, Ecstasy ODs

Posted 07.26.2013 | Chicago

With the sold-out Lollapalooza set to descend on the city next week -- bringing with it an estimated 100,000 daily festivalgoers -- fest organizers an...

Your 2013 Pitchfork Music Fest Guide

Posted 07.17.2013 | Chicago

The Pitchfork Music Festival has grown by leaps and bounds, morphing from two days of rocking out with a local beer in hand to a sprawling three-day w...

PHOTOS: Wavefront Music Festival 2013

Posted 07.11.2013 | Chicago

For the second year in a row, the Wavefront Music Festival brought house music to Chicago's lakefront. Over the Fourth of July weekend, Montrose Be...

Pitchfork Music Fest 2013 Set Times Announced

Posted 06.20.2013 | Chicago

As the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival inches closer, festival organizers released the set times for the three-day fest happening July 19-21 in Chicago'...

PHOTOS: 2013 Spring Awakening Music Festival

Posted 06.20.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's outdoor music festival scene kicked off in style this past weekend at the Spring Awakening Music Festival. EDM royalty including Moby, Ba...

UPDATES: Weekend Events In Chicago This Summer

Posted 08.30.2013 | Chicago


22 Can't-Miss Festivals And Other Summer Events

Posted 06.01.2013 | Chicago

With Memorial Day weekend already a memory and the temperatures rising, summer is officially in full swing in Chicago. As such, each weekend Chicag...

Riot Fest 2013 Lineup Announced

Posted 06.07.2013 | Chicago

The initial Riot Fest lineup for 2013 dropped late Wednesday to much fanfare and the general approval of its punk rock-leaning audience. Fall Out...

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Church Rails Against 'Abominable' Music Fest Headliners In Flyer | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.15.2013 | Chicago

If rock 'n' roll is the devil's music, this year's headliners of HoZac Blackout Fest in Chicago may as well be agents of Satan. Just days ahead of ...

Martin Atkins Talks CIMMfest, the Music Biz and Why He Throws Blueberry Muffins at His Audience

Lauren Drell | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment
Lauren Drell

I caught up with Martin Atkins -- who's best known for drumming in some of the most influential post-punk and industrial bands, including Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Pigface (Trent Reznor) and Killing Joke -- about what he's got on deck for his keynote to wrap CIMMfest.

Lollapalooza 2013 Is Completely Sold Out

Posted 04.03.2013 | Chicago

Just an hour after they went on sale Wednesday, single-day tickets to Lollapalooza have sold out. The festival was already fresh out of all of its ...

It's Official! The 2013 Lollapalooza Festival Lineup

Posted 04.01.2013 | Chicago

Lollapalooza officials have finally released the official word: The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, Mumford & Sons and New Order are among the headliners for t...

Lollapalooza Bumps Official Lineup Reveal Date

Posted 04.01.2013 | Chicago

Updated story The official Lollapalooza lineup will drop soon, but there may not be any surprises left come the April announcement. (4/1/13 UPD...

The Full Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 Lineup Is Here!

Posted 03.26.2013 | Chicago

The Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 lineup is complete, with the Tuesday announcement of remaining acts that include Wire, Yo La Tengo, Solange, M.I.A.,...

Lollapalooza 2013 Early Bird, Three-Day Passes Sell Out

Posted 04.01.2013 | Chicago

Updated story After the deeply-discounted $75 "souvenir" passes sold out in a "secret sale" held Thursday, Lollapalooza 2013 Early Bird tickets are...

Will Lollapalooza 2013 Reverse The Boys Club Trend?

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.01.2013 | Chicago

There's been nary a peep from Lollapalooza officials on the festival's 2013 headliners so far, but the internet has been kicking up plenty of rumors, ...