Summer Music Festivals in Chicago

chicago summer music festivals

When you hear Chicago, you might think Windy City and deep-dish pizza. But, what about summer music festivals in Chicago? From the enormously popular Lollapalooza, to Chicago Jazz Fest and World Music Festival, Chicago is home to some seriously great music. Find more details below.


Lollapalooza 2018

If you want to see some of the hottest artists of 2018, then Chicago’s Lollapalooza is the music festival for you! As always, the event is at Grant Park and this year it’s from August 2-5. At Lollapalooza, you have the chance to see over 170 bands, performing on 8 different stages. This year’s lineup includes artists like Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Post Malone and Travis Scott- to name a few. Each day’s lineup can be found on the official Lollapalooza website. Tickets are already starting to sell out, but you can still purchase General Admission day passes online, starting at $120. VIP 1-day and 4-day passes are also available and include access to special lounges, better views, food, alcohol, spa treatments and a lot more.


Chicago Jazz Fest

The 40th annual Chicago Jazz Fest returns to the Windy City this Labor Day Weekend, August 30-September 3. Hosted in Millennium Park, this five day event features a variety of acclaimed Jazz musicians. Original artists will take the stage, along with many tribute bands. The full schedule of performances can be found on the official Chicago Jazz Fest website. Admission to this festival is free, however food and drink will be available for purchase.


World Music Festival

Chicago’s 20th annual World Music Festival is yet another popular summer music festival in the city. This festival is a little longer than the others, spanning from September 7-23. World Music Festival is city-wide with over 650 artists performing in a variety of venues. As the World Music Festival, it’s no surprise that the fest’s bands represent over 80 countries. The best part? Like Chicago Jazz Fest, World Music Fest is free to attend!

This summer, see your favorite artists and discover new ones in Chicago! Visit some of the most popular music festivals in the country, in one of the most exciting cities.



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