A Guide To Chicago’s Summer Music Festivals

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Summer is right around the corner – despite the fact that we’ve had gloomy, chilly weather for months and shows no signs of slowing down. I’m getting excited for the sunshine with a post featuring some of the best Chicago music festivals happening this year: it’s truly amazing how many there are and how cheap (or free) a lot of them are! I haven’t been to all of these festivals: just about half, I’d say, and I’m excited to check more out this year.

Below are eight different festivals you should check out (eight for 2018) including lineup highlights and pricing information. Enjoy!

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The Most Painful Scheduling Conflicts at Lollapalooza

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The Lollapalooza schedule is here! Have you looked at it? It’s a hot mess. Not only because there are so many acts that I want to see that are inevitably performing at the same time, but also because the brains behind Lollapalooza decided to drop the lineup exclusively to the festival’s app – and it’s just physically painful to look at.

5 Things To Take from This Year’s Lollapalooza Lineup

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If you’re no stranger to my blog, you know that I focus a lot of my free time on Chicago’s Lollapalooza festival. I’ve written countless posts on my experiences at the festival as well as numerous posts predicting the lineup.

After attending the festival for the fifth time in 2017, I found myself wondering if I would come back for another 4 days. I was beyond exhausted and ready to head back to the real world where I could make my own meal and go to the bathroom in anything but a port-a-potty. But who am I kidding? I knew the second that rumors started flying, I would be back for the sixth year.

Lollapalooza 2018 Predictions & Rumors

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I know that a lot of people think this is WAY too early to be starting a list…but I actually started my predictions list earlier last year (you can read the post here). I only recently just started paying attention to rumors and I get the majority of my info from Reddit – as well as guesses that I’ve come up with on my own. I think guessing headliners is a lot trickier compared to being able to place the undercards – since Lollapalooza changed their format to four days in 2016, it’s fairly easy to guess the majority of an undercard if you’re as into music as I am.

Lollapalooza 2017 Hits & Misses: Sunday

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Here we go: the final recap post of my four post installation of my Lollapalooza 2017 Weekend. This was a lot of writing and a LOT of will power to keep going – but I’m glad to see that there was interest in reading these posts!

Click here to read my Day One (Thursday) recap to learn how the festival’s evacuation unfolded.

Click here to read my Day Two (Friday) recap and see who some of my favorite acts of the weekend were.

Click here to ready my Day Three (Saturday) recap and see who left me majorly disappointed.