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Rock on at Chicago’s best summer music festivals

Explore the best summer music festivals in Chicago—from Lollapalooza to Pitchfork to Chicago Blues Festival

By Zach Long

When it gets warm enough to spend entire days outdoors, there's never a dull weekend in Chicago (a.k.a. the unofficial capital of summer music festivals). Whether you want to join the hordes at Lollapalooza 2019 or stroll through a quiet neighborhood street festival, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy live tunes this season. Splurge on VIP tickets, spring for general admission or pay a small donation to see some of your favorite acts at a block party. There's no denying that attending a summer music festival is one of the best things to in Chicago. Pack some sunblock, stay hydrated and hit the streets (or the best Chicago parks) to find a summer music festival that makes your heart sing.




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