Music Festivals

All about the city’s many summer music festivals, from Lollapalooza to Jazz Fest to Pitchfork.

Lolla 2013 Recap: Day Three

Lolla 2013 Recap: Day Three

Gene tackles Lolla’s best and busiest day, highlighting a few local bands and a huge closing set by The Cure.

Lolla 2013 Recap: Day Two

Lolla 2013 Recap: Day Two

Day 2 of Lolla 2013 featured a surprise headlining set by Olympic snowboarder Shaun White’s band Bad Things. Read on for more!

Lolla 2013 Recap: Day One

Lolla 2013 Recap: Day One

A rundown of the opening day of Lolla 2013 featuring words on The Killers, Nine Inch Nails and more!

Lolla 2012 Recap: Day Three

Lolla 2012 Recap: Day Three

This year’s Lolla review wraps up with Day 3 highlights as well as a Food Recap and a Best of the Fest spotlight.

Lolla 2012 Recap: Day Two

Lolla 2012 Recap: Day Two

Lolla Day Two: Mother Earth kicks up a big storm, so does Franz Ferdinand!

Lolla 2012 Recap: Day One

Lolla 2012 Recap: Day One

Gene and Andrew tag-team Lolla again. This year there was no easing into the festival. Go!

Lollapalooza 2012 Preview

Happy Lolla everybody! Here is our Lollapalooza preview with our picks for what bands to see when.

Chicago Street Festivals: May

There is a different Chicago Street Festival every weekend of the summer, if not more than one! Check out our guide to May’s festival’s to kick off the summer.

Live Music at “Sundays in the Park” in Logan Square

Live Music at “Sundays in the Park” in Logan Square

On select Sunday evenings through October, you can drop in and catch live music at the Centennial Monument in Logan Square as part of the Sundays in the Park music series.

North Coast 2011 Recap: Day Three

North Coast 2011 Recap: Day Three

North Coast Day Three. So there we have it. I’d say I’m sad to see the summer go, but its been a great one…

North Coast Recap 2011: Day Two

North Coast Recap 2011: Day Two

Day Two of North Coast Music Festival 2011. Check out Andrew’s recap of all things dance party related.

North Coast 2011 Recap: Day One

North Coast 2011 Recap: Day One

Andrew Hertzberg takes on North Coast 2011 — Check out his review of Day One!

North Coast Music Festival 2011 Preview

North Coast Music Festival 2011 Preview

Don’t you worry, folks. Festival season isn’t quite over yet. Dubbed ‘Summer’s Last Stand,’ the North Coast Music Festival brings a variety of artists to Chicago’s Union Park over Labor Day weekend. Check out our 2011 preview here.

Lolla 2011 Recap: Day Three

Lolla 2011 Recap: Day Three

Land of the Mud People. No, that isn’t the name of a band, but it might be a nickname for Grant Park after the monsoon that hit Lollapalooza on Sunday evening.