Chicago Music Festivals

Tsukasa Taiko performing at World Music Festival Chicago

Scroll through the festival list or click on a link below to go directly to the month you plan to attend a festival.

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

If you are aware of a Chicago music festival that has not been included on this page, please send the festival's information via DM using Twitter (@InspiredChicago).

Visit the following pages to find more festivals:



January



Tomorrow Never Knows, January 16–20, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).



February



University of Chicago Folk Festival, February 15–16, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).



March



Are you are aware of a Chicago music festival in March? Please send the festival's information via DM using Twitter (@InspiredChicago).



April



Roosevelt University Electro-Acoustic Music Festival, April 12, 2019 • Admission is free!



May



Roosevelt University CCPA JazzFest, May 4, 2019 • Admission is free!

Chicago House Music Festival, May 24–25, 2019 • Admission is free!

Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival, May 25–26, 2019 • Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

Chicago Gospel Music Festival, May 31–June 1, 2019 • Admission is free!



June



Chicago Gospel Music Festival, May 31–June 1, 2019 • Admission is free!

Chicago Blues Festival, June 7–9, 2019 • Admission is free!

Grant Park Music Festival, June 12–August 17, 2019 • Admission is free!

LatiNxt, June 14–15, 2019 • Admission is free!

Make Music Chicago, June 21, 2019 • Admission is free!

Chicago Soul Music Festival, June 21–22, 2019 • Admission is free!

Country LakeShake, June 21–23, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Ruido Fest, June 21–23, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Chicago SummerDance, June 27–August 24, 2019 • Admission is free!

Summer Smash, June 29–30, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Chicago Mariachi Festival, June 30, 2019 • Admission is free!



July



Grant Park Music Festival, June 12–August 17, 2019 • Admission is free!

Chicago SummerDance, June 27–August 24, 2019 • Admission is free!

Chosen Few DJs Music Festival, July 6, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Live in Lincoln Park, July 7–8, 2018* • Admission is $20 per day or $35 for the weekend. Children 12 and under are free.

Latin Jazz Festival, July 12–14, 2019 • Admission is free!

Square Roots Festival, July 12–14, 2019 • Admission is a suggested donation of $10 for adults, $5 for seniors/kids, and $20 for families.

Pitchfork Music Festival, July 19–21, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Sheffield Street Festival, July 19–21, 2019 • Admission is a suggested donation of $10.
Guided garden tours are a $10 donation per tour. For a $10 donation, receive a guidebook and take a self-guided tour of more than 100 neighborhood gardens.

Wicker Park Fest, July 26–28, 2019 • Admission is a $10 donation.

Bantu Fest, July 27–28, 2019 • Admission is a suggested $5 donation.



August



Grant Park Music Festival, June 12–August 17, 2019 • Admission is free!

Chicago SummerDance, June 27–August 24, 2019 • Admission is free!

Lollapalooza, August 1–4, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival, August 2–4, 2019 • Admission is free!

We Are Hip Hop Youth Festival, August 3, 2019 • Admission is free!

Retro on Roscoe, August 9–11, 2019 • Admission is a $10 suggested donation.

Thirsty Ears Festival, August 10–11, 2019 • Admission is a $10 suggested donation.

Clark After Dark, August 15, 2019 • $10 General Admission

Chicago Westside Music Festival, August 17, 2019 • Admission is free!

Mamby on the Beach, August 23–24, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Chicago Jazz Festival, August 29–September 1, 2019 • Admission is free!

North Coast Music Festival, August 30–31, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).



September



Chicago Jazz Festival, August 29–September 1, 2019 • Admission is free!

Throwback Music Festival, September 6–8, 2019 • Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

Riot Fest, September 13–15, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

World Music Festival Chicago, September 13–29, 2019 • Admission is free!

Hyde Park Jazz Festival, September 28–29, 2019 • Admission is free; however, a $5 donation per person is requested.



October



Latin American Guitar Festival, October 4–6, 2018* • Admission is free!

Roosevelt University PianoFest, October 15–20, 2018* • Admission is free!

Chicago Latino Music Festival, October 17–November 18, 2018* • Admission is free for most concerts! A few events require tickets (check the website for more information).

Logan Center Bluesfest, October 19–21, 2018* • Many events are free! Check the schedule for more information.

Roosevelt University OperaFest XI, October 27–28, 2018* • Admission is free!



November



Chicago Latino Music Festival, October 17–November 18, 2018* • Admission is free for most concerts! A few events require tickets (check the website for more information).

ChillFest, November 24, 2018* • Admission is free!



December



Roosevelt University CCPA JazzFest, December 8, 2018* • Admission is free!


*Festivals that have not been updated with information for 2019 will be updated when festival organizers announce the information for 2019.