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Chicago Summer Music Festivals

A complete list of Chicago summer music festivals. Chicago’s 2022 festival calendar is packed with events celebrating all types of music, there are events for country music, EDM, classical music, rock, jazz, gospel, blues, and more.

Chicago Summer Music Festivals:

A complete list of Chicago summer music festivals. Chicago's 2022 festival calendar is packed with events celebrating all types of music, there are events for country music, EDM, classical music, rock, jazz, gospel, blues, and more.

June Music Festivals:

Chicago Gospel Music Festival

When: June 4, 2022
Neighborhood: The Loop
Address: Millenium Park

A free music festival that features some of the country’s top gospel performers. Both traditional and more unique gospel groups are included.

Hyde Park Summer Fest

When: June 11-12, 2022
Neighborhood: Hyde Park
Address: Midway Plaisance (59th and Ellis Ave)

The music lineup for this fest includes Busta Rhymes, Ashanti, Lupe Fiasco, and DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Chicago Blues Festival

When: June 9-12, 2022
Neighborhood: The Loop
Address: Millenium Park
Cost: Free

The lineup of this music fest celebrates the blues genre’s past, present, and future. Over 30 bands will be performing.

The Summer Smash Festival

When: June 17-19, 2022
Neighborhood: North Lawndale
Address: Douglass Park
Cost: $275 and up

A three-day, three stage music festival including 60+ artists and immersive art experiences. Headliners include Post Malone, Playboi Carti, Wiz Khalifa, and Young Thug.

River North LIVE!

When: June 24-26, 2022
Neighborhood: River North
Address: between the MART and the Chicago River, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Cost: $10 (can be purchased online)

It seems that the Taste of River North has morphed into a new riverfront music festival featuring bands including The Calling, EMO Night Brooklyn, and Baysik plus food and drinks from Fogo de Chao.

July Music Festivals:

Chosen Few DJs

When: July 2, 2022
Neighborhood: Hyde Park
Address: Jackson Park

A house music festival scheduled to take place on July 2, 2022 in Jackson Park. This massive event with 40,000 attendees celebrates Chicago as the birthplace of house music.

Spring Awakening

When: July 8-10, 2022
Neighborhood: West Loop
Address: United Center
Cost: $199 and up for 3 day passes

A three-day music electronic music festival.

Pitchfork Music Festival

When: July 15-17, 2022
Neighborhood: West Loop
Address: Union Park
Cost: $99 and up

This three-day July festival has a wide range of artists and more emerging acts. The 2022 lineup includes The Roots, The National, Mitski, Spiritualized, and Japanese Breakfast.

Mas Flow

When: July 15-17, 2022
Neighborhood: East Side
Address: Calumet Park
Cost: $100 and up

A Reggaeton festival presenting over 40 bands.

Heat Wave

When: July 15-17, 2022
Neighborhood: North Lawndale
Address: Douglass Park

A new music festival that will offer three unique environments inspired by iconic Pop Art. The lineup includes Tiësto, Above & Beyond, Zeds Dead, and RL Grime. Purchase tickets online in advance.

Volleywood

When: July 16-17, 2022
Neighborhood: Gold Coast/Old Town
Address: North Avenue Beach
Cost: $45 and up

Chicago’s only beachfront music festival will host 10 artists. The headliners are San Holo and Cash Cash. *This event is 21+.

Sheffield Garden Walk + Music Festival

When: July 16-17, 2022
Neighborhood: Lakeview
Address: the intersection of Webster and Sheffield

This events combines garden tours and a street fest with live music, food, and drinks.

Lollapalooza

When: July 28-31, 2022
Neighborhood: The Loop
Address: Grant Park
Cost: $125 and up

A massive four-day eight-stage summer music festival featuring over 170 bands. The 2022 lineup includes Metallica, Green Day, Due Lipa, Jane’s Addiction, Dashboard Confessional, and Lil Baby.

August Music Festivals:

Windy City Smokeout

When: August 4-7, 2022
Neighborhood: West Loop
Address: United Center
Cost: $50 and up

Smokeout is the combination of a country music festival and a food festival. It takes place over four days in July and features pit masters from all over the country. Headliners for 2022 include Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, and Willie Nelson.

LatiNxt Music Festival

When: August 6-7, 2022
Neighborhood: Streeterville
Address: Navy Pier
Cost: Free

A two day music festival that takes place at Navy Pier’s Beer Garden and Polk Bros. Stage that highlights local Latinx musicians and musicians from the Latin American diaspora.

My House Music Festival

When: August 13-14, 2022
Neighborhood: Pilsen
Address: Harrison Park

A house music fest with local food and drinks, art, a silent disco, and two days of house music.

Thirsty Ears

When: August 13-14, 2022
Neighborhood: Ravenswood
Address: Ravenswood from Wilson to Hermitage

A classical music street festival with live music, a kid’s zone, food trucks, local beer, and vendor booths.

Ruido Fest

When: August 19-21, 2022
Neighborhood: West Loop
Address: Union Park
Cost: $100 and up

A festival celebrating Latin Alternative Music with 40+ acts performing on three stages. Headliners include Cuco, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, and Cypress Hill.

September Music Festivals:

Chicago Jazz Festival

When: September 1-4, 2022
Neighborhood: The Loop
Address: Millenium Park
Cost: Free

An all-ages music festival featuring jazz legends and up-and-coming performers.

ARC Music Festival

When: September 2-4, 2022
Neighborhood: West Loop
Address: Union Park
Cost: $279 for a 3-day pass

A house and techno festival with a lineup that includes Fatboy Slim, Mike Dunn, DJ Tennis, and Kasablanca.

Throwback Music Festival

When: September 9-11, 2022
Neighborhood: Gladstone Park
Address: Milwaukee between Elston and Peterson

A celebration of music from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s with food, an arts and crafts market, a vintage car display, a pet parade, and a Miss Throwback contest.

Chicago House Music Festival

When: September 16, 2022
Neighborhood: The Loop
Address: Millennium Park
Cost: Free

House music originated in Chicago and this festival features live performances and DJs.

Riot Fest

When: September 16-18, 2022
Neighborhood: North Lawndale
Address: Douglass Park
Cost: $100 and up

A three-day rock music festival with five stages and over 80 bands. The lineup includes My Chemical Romance, Nine Inch Nails, Yellowcard, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ice Cube, Jimmy Eat World, and Alkaline Trio.

Hyde Park Jazz Festival

When: September 24-25 2022
Neighborhood: Hyde Park
Address: Midway Plaisance Park
Cost: $10 suggestion

An event dedicated to supporting jazz music. The 2022 has not been announced yet but the 2021 event showcased over two dozen bands.

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