Chicago's Mayfest

chicago mayfest

Kick off the summer festival season in the Windy City with a weekend of fun at Chicago’s Mayfest! Located only 1 mile from the event, Broughton’s boutique City Suites hotel is the perfect place to stay for the weekend of May 20th-22nd.


About Chicago’s Mayfest

For the 21years and counting, Chicago’s Mayfest has been offering the city a weekend of endless fun in preparation for the festival season to come. Kick off the weekend with your favorite tribute bands on Friday night, followed by a family celebration of Kids Day America on Saturday morning, and even more bands to dance to on Sunday! The main stage is set up under a big-top tent, featuring a beer garden offering some of the best ice-cold beverages. The full band line-up of the weekend features:


Friday, 5/20

Saturday, 5/21

Sunday, 5/22

  • 8pm: 7th HeavenWe’ve seen a million faces and we’ve rocked them all!
  • 6pm: Rod TuffcurlsThe cover band that’s never seen a cover band
  • 4pm: Mr. BlottoTakes the jam band aesthetic into areas unfamiliar to the standard jam scene
  • 2pm: Whistling DixiesFemale-fronted powerhouse in Chicago’s country music scene


In addition to the bands and beverages, Mayfest also has some exciting family-friendly events scheduled for the weekend:


Saturday, 5/21

  • Chicago Kids Day– A celebration of children’s health and wellness! Offering a fun and entertaining way to educate and teach kids about health and safety. Activities include: Health and Scoliosis Screenings, arts and crafts, healthy food, prize drawings and giveaways, balloons, kid’s Zumba, Kiddie Boot Camp, and Children’s Empowerment Awards…a chance to win money for your school! Enter the easy Chicago Kids Day Coloring Contest and win a $250 donation from the Total Balance Chiropractic to give to the school of your choice. Event runs from 10am-2pm.

Sunday, 5/22


Admission fee to Chicago’s Mayfest is $10/person at the gate. Early bird discounted tickets are available online now for $7.50/person, and a double package with 2 single day admissions and 2 free beers is also available online for $25. The event is conveniently located at 3100 N. Ashland Ave, only a couple blocks away from the Paulina stop on the Brown Line.


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Chicago’s Mayfest

Where: 3100 N. Ashland Ave, Chicago

When: Friday, May 20th– Sunday, May 22nd

Admission: $10


Where to Stay

City Suites Hotel

A sleek, retro property characterized by its unique Art Deco style. 933 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3400