What was started in the nineties as a rock ‘n’ roll road show is more eclectic than ever, with K-pop, hip-hop, pop, country, R&B, EDM, and, yes, even some rock filling the lakefront for a long weekend.
Thirsty Ears Music Festival
(Wilson between Ravenswood and Hermitage)
Chicago’s classical music street festival returns with its biggest lineup yet, including sixteen ensembles and soloists on the main stage.
August 5 & 6
The Boss at seventy-three still puts on a longer and more energetic show than an entire day of bands at most music festivals.
August 9 & 11
Riot Fest co-presents “Chicago’s first festival celebration of cannabis culture” with a lineup of weed-friendly rock, hip-hop and reggae acts.
Chicago Jazz Festival
The lineup had not been announced at press time, but you can count on a carefully curated and chill end to your summer on the Lakefront.
August 31-September 3