Summer Music Fests You Can Still Catch

June

June 17-19
The Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash
Headliners:
Lil Uzi Vert, Post Malone, Playboy Carti
Where: Douglass Park
thesummersmash.com

June 24-26
River North Live
Headliners:
The Calling, EMO Night Brooklyn, Baysik
Where: ​​River Park at theMART
rivernorthlive.com
Why you should go: Take a river taxi to or from the fest.

June 25-26
Pride in the Park
Headliners:
The Chainsmokers, Alesso
Where: Grant Park
prideparkchi.com

July

July 8-10
West Fest
Headliners:
Lala Lala, Protomartyr, Deerhoof
Where: Chicago Avenue between Wood and Damen
westfestchicago.com
Why you should go: The live music is programmed by the Empty Bottle.

July 8-10
Square Roots
Headliners:
Bob Mould, Guided By Voices, Dehd
Where: Lincoln Avenue between Montrose and Wilson
squareroots.org

Square Roots Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune

July 15-17
Pitchfork Music Festival
Headliners:
The National, Mitski, The Roots
Where: Union Park
pitchforkmusicfestival.com

Pitchfork Music Festival Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune

July 16-17
Heatwave Music Festival
Headliners:
Above & Beyond, Galantis, RL Grime, Tiësto
Where: Douglass Park
heatwavemusicfestival.com

July 16-17
Volleywood
Headliners:
San Holo, Cash Cash
Where: North Avenue Beach
volleywoodchicago.com
Why you should go: A beachfront music festival.

July 16-17
Silver Room Sound System Block Party
Headliners:
Body & Soul, Ron Trent, Specter, Duane Powell, DJ Emanuel, Vick Lavender
Where: Oakwood Beach
silverroomblockparty.com
Why you should go: The Block Party is returning after a two-year hiatus with a new location.

July 28-31
Lollapalooza
Headliners:
Metallica, Dua Lipa, J. Cole, Green Day
Where: Grant Park
lollapalooza.com

August

August 4-7
Out of Space
Headliners:
Jenny Lewis & Trampled By Turtles, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Linda Williams & Waxahatchee, Buddy Guy
Where: Canal Shores
outofspaceconcerts.com

August 4-7
Windy City Smokeout
Headliners:
Willie Nelson & Family, Turnpike Troubadours, Tim McGraw, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore
Where: United Center
windycitysmokeout.com

Windy City Smokeout Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune

August 13-14
My House Music Festival
Headliners:
DJ Sneak, Farley “Jackmaster” Funk
Where: Harrison Park
myhousemusicfest.com

August 13-14
Thirsty Ears
Where:
1758 W. Wilson Ave.
acmusic.org/events/thirsty-ears-festival
Why you should go: Chicago’s only classical music street fest.

August 19-21
Ruido Fest
Headliners:
Cuco, Babasónicos, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Carla Morrison, Cypress Hill, Maldita Vecindad
Where: Union Park
ruidofest.com

August 26-28
Sacred Rose
Headliners:
Phil Lesh & Friends, Khruangbin, The War On Drugs, Black Pumas, Umphrey’s McGee
Where: SeatGeek Stadium
sacredrosefest.com
Why you should go: Jeff Tweedy, Nels Cline, and Phil Lesh will debut their Grateful Dead/Wilco supergroup, aptly named Philco.

September

September 1-4
Out of Space
Headliners:
Houndmouth, Car Seat Headrest, Neko Case, Steel Pulse and KRS-One
Where: Temperance Beer Co.
outofspaceconcerts.com

September 2-4
North Coast Music Festival
Headliners:
Illenium, Porter Robison, Diplo, Fisher, Armin van Buuren, Kaytranada
Where: SeatGeek Stadium
northcoastfestival.com

North Coast Music Festival Chris Sweda /Chicago Tribune

September 2-4
ARC Music Festival
Headliners:
Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, Charlotte de Witte, Lane 8, Honey Dijon
Where: Union Park
arcmusicfestival.com

September 16-18
Riot Fest
Headliners:
My Chemical Romance, Misfits, Nine Inch Nails
Where: Douglass Park
​​riotfest.org
Why you should go: It’s the last music fest of the summer!

Riot Fest Chris Sweda /Chicago Tribune

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