Kaskade just announced his REDUX 003 2019Tour!! Kaskade will be hitting 14 lucky cities, so hurry and get your tickets… we know they sale out faster than Kim Kardashian-West makeup! Sign up at KaskadeMusic.com for early access to tickets at the city of your choice.
North Coast is celebrating turning 10 with a new location, new vibes, new look, AND I couldn’t be more excited. Over its decade, North Coast has shown the city of Chicago the perfect blend of music genres in one space. Not to mention that as the festival grew in popularity, it also grew in respect. The crowd, per my experience, loves and cares of each other and the city. As we approach the 10 year celebration of North Coast, here are the things you you need to know:
North Coast Music Festival 2019 Location & Hours:
Address: Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island 1300 S Linn White Dr Chicago, IL 60605
Festival Hours: Friday, August 30th, 2019: 2:30 PM – 11:00 PM Saturday, August 31st, 2019: 2:30 PM – 11:00 PM
How To Get To North Coast Music Festival 2019:
New location, same means of getting there. NCMF provides detail information on how to get to their new location here. With the comfort of Chicago’s public transportation, coming and going will be incredibly convenient.
For more info on Chicago Public Transportation and CTA passes click here.
Other ways to get to the festival:
Bike: Guests riding their bikes to the venue will be able to chain their bikes at the Bike Corral, located on the corner of Solidarity Drive and Linn White Drive.
Parking: is not included with any North Coast Music Festival ticket. There are several parking options close venue. Adler Lot – $50 Closest lot to the venue, with a limited amount of available parking for oversized vehicles Friday only. Parking in this lot must be prepaid. East Museum Lot – $35 Second closest lot to the venue with a limited amount of available parking for standard sized vehicles only. Soldier Field North Garage – $30 Enclosed parking garage for standard sized vehicles only. Tailgating of any kind is not permitted within this parking facility. Waldron Deck – $30 Located immediately south of Soldier Field and is for standard sized vehicles only. South Lot – $30 Located just south of the Waldron Deck and Soldier Field, this is available for over-sized and standard sized vehicles.
North Coast Music Festival 2019 #1 Rule to Follow:
HAVE FUN!!! We’re celebrating 10 years of music and love. So grab your favorite people, throw on your festival gear on and dance!!
Monster Energy is thrilled to announce American DJ Elephante as the headliner for its Fall 2019 Up & Up College Festival series. The four colleges that generate the highest pre-sales in 48-hours will bring the headlining artist to perform at their college towns.
Elephante (Tim Wu) has spent the past few years wowing audiences at major music festivals across the country (including EDC Las Vegas, Electric Zoo, and Hangout Fest) and amassing hundreds of millions of streams worldwide. The Ann Arbor, Michigan-raised, classically-trained pianist and singer-songwriter initially took a desk job before embracing the “Elephant in the room” and leaving office work behind forever to pursue a career in music. His two independent EPs, I Am the Elephante (2016) and Glass Mansion (2018) have won him international acclaim as a groundbreaking presence among dance music producers.
The Up & Up College Festival series first kicked off in 2016 as an electrifying competition that pits colleges against each other in a 48-hour guerrilla campaign to sell the largest number of pre-sales. Each season, student influencers at participating schools create teams and work over two days to motivate their student bodies to pre-order reasonably priced tickets. Top-selling schools win the competition and bring a popular headlining artist to perform at or near their campus. Since its inception, the Up & Up College Festival series has become one of the fastest-growing music properties in college communities across the US.
Washington State and Wake Forest won the 2016 competition, bringing Cash Cash to their schools’ festivals. In the fall of 2017, students at San Jose State, UC Davis, Washington State University, and UT-Austin partied at a performance by DJ/Producer Alan Walker. San Jose State, UC Davis, and UC Santa Barbara battled hard and won the spring 2018 pre-sale contest and brought GRYFFIN to their campus Up & Up College Festivals. Meanwhile, Dayton, San Jose, Lehigh, Ohio Oxford, and Bryant brought Two Friends to their campuses in the fall of 2018. This past Spring semester had Slushii visit Penn State, Alabama, JMU, UNC Wilmington, Iowa and WSU.
The Up & Up Festival Series competition utilizes an innovative ticket sales concept that only charges the credit cards of purchasers should their college win. In addition to bringing trending artists to winning campuses, the the competition is a positive way to bring student bodies together, foster leadership, and spark interest in/provide access to future jobs in the music industry.
“I’m pumped to be a part of the Monster Energy Up & Up Festival!” said Elephante. “I cut my touring teeth on a lot of college shows, so to be able to come back now on such a bigger scale after all these years feels very full circle. Some of the best times of my life were going to shows like this in school, so I can’t wait to bring it back and turn campuses into a zoo for the night.”
Monster Energy will unveil the colleges competing in this fall’s event on August 26, and the 48-hour competition will go live on September 10. The Up & Up College Festivals for this fall’s four winning campuses will take place in October and November.
To learn more about the Monster Energy Up & Up Festival, visit https://upandupfestival.com/.
Organizers for Mamby On The Beach are saddened to announce that the 2019 festival has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond their control. These unforeseen issues include significantly higher than average waters of Lake Michigan eliminating the beach portion of the festival’s intended site. Additionally, the original footprint was affected by the presence of Great Lakes Piping Plover shorebirds, a federally protected species.
Despite working tirelessly with the Chicago Park District and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services to find a new location, moving the festival at this late a date, while still providing a superior beach event experience, would be impossible and a disservice to fans and artists alike.
Next week, See Tickets will be automatically refunding all online orders in full back to the card used at checkout. Please allow 5-10 business days post the actual refund date for the funds to be credited to your account. Feel free to contact See Tickets US (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have not received your refund AFTER allowing for those 5-10 business day processing period.
Jam Productions and React Presents give thanks to attendees, fans, and the Chicago community for their understanding and ongoing support.
Never fear Mamby fans, React Presents & Jam Productions always treat their fans with respect and fairly… As much as we’re sad to not celebrate on the beach with everyone, we know their future plans will be greater and amazing!
Mamby On The Beach has revealed its final lineup for the fifth edition, set to take place at the beautiful new location of Montrose Beach, in Chicago on August 23rd and 24th. New additions joining the initial lineup announce include T-PAIN, LADIES OF LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, NONAME, BRYCE VINE, and IRIS TEMPLE.
VIP amenities include access to the Tiki Lounge, a premium drink menu, preferred viewing areas, air-conditioned bathrooms, express lane upon entry, and lake access – a feature unique to Mamby amongst other Chicago music festivals.
Spring Awakening Music Festival threw a 3-day house warming rager that had the Hoffman Estates Major in great spirts came Monday morning.
This year, the Chicago native festival, changed its location to the massive 27 acres Poplar Creek. Some may have liked the new location, others may have not liked the journey there… however way you felt, once you entered the gates of SAMF, you felt nothing but glitter, love, joy, and music.
Getting to the grounds, from the city…which for me, it’s what makes SAMF so special – CHICAGO… was a bit of a journey. Ubers were in the upwards of $130 and about an hour and a half commute, one way. Hopping on the train (The Blue line in this case) took about an hour and 45 minutes and only cost $10 (both ways!). So for our squad, the train was a no brainier. The festival also provided free shuttles from the final train stop to the grounds, dropping everyone off right in front of the gates.
Getting in the festival was amazing. The staff was friendly and helpful, the check-in security staff was kind and thorough. I always believe in the benefits of VIP tickets, and at SAMF they stand true. Speedy entry, designated food and bars and way better restrooms. So next year, and if you’re 21+, get yourself a VIP ticket. It’s worth it! If you don’t, but want to, you can always upgrade to VIP once you’re there. Also, an amazing feature that I have not seen at any other festival was the VIP areas between the two main stages were connected! Providing VIPers the ability to run back and forth, not be stuck in the crowds, have faster food and drink lines and less waiting for restrooms. Which, also takes away from foot traffic in the general area. SMART move SAMF! SMART! MOVE!!!!
We all know the music is amazing, the lineup was filled with heavy hitters and the last minutes changes were the cherry on top! How Spring Awakening stands out among the rest festivals is on how they care for their attendees. Everyone was educated on what protocols to follow, adapted quickly when changes needed to be made (parking on day one – I was told – was a bit hectic), and the level of medics available to care for any emergency was incredibly comforting.
Day one gallery:
As a whole, Spring Awakening 2019 gets a B+! Not to mention I got to celebrate National Bestfriends Day with one of my top 10! Who, BTWs, had never been to a electronic music festival before – The ability to see a festival from a newbie’s perspective is amazing! So next year, grab your bestfriend, plan to stay near the grounds, your energy level and patience will thank you. As always, Spring Awakening was an amazing experience and so happy to call this one of my favorite summer festivals!
React Presents and Jam Productions announce the 1st round of artist that will rock out Montrose Beach on Friday, August 23rd & Saturday, August 24th! As Chicago’s exclusive beach music festival, Mamby on the Beach will be bringing amazing artist to celebrate the new festival location, Montrose Beach.
The Mamby 2019 headliners are Brockhampton, Troye Sivan, ZHU, Sylvan Esso, Virtual Self, and Flying Lotus 3D. Supporting acts include Quinn XCII, Phantogram, Santigold, Justin Martin, DJ Seinfeld, Summer Walker, A R I Z O N A, Sofi Tukker, a DJ Set by Washed Out, NAO, WAJATTA (comprised of Reggie Watts and John Tejada), and more. More artists will be announced very soon.
A R I Z O N A
ELI & FUR
FLYING LOTUS 3D
WAJATTA (Reggie Watts x John Tejada)
WASHED OUT (DJ SET)
WINDY CITY SOUL CLUB
MORE ARTISTS TBA
While we still have a few months till we’re grabbing our SunBum SPF, favorite ASOS swimsuit, QUAY shades and sinking our toes in the sand… one thing is for sure; Mamby’s 2019 artist lineup is BEACHIN’!
React Presents is thrilled to announce the new location and dates for Mamby On The Beach 2019. Chicago’s only beachside summer music festival will return for its fifth year on Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24th at Montrose Beach. The beautiful new location, conveniently located on the city’s Northside, will offer additional space to accommodate three stages, beach-friendly games and all-inclusive activities.
Mamby On The Beach yields a majestic experience unlike anything else in Chicago. This year React Presents is excited to partner with Jam Productions to feature an incredible lineup for the two-day festival, which showcases artist performances that represent a wide variety of musical genres. The lineup and tickets will be released on Monday, June 3rd.
Since its inception, Mamby called Oakwood Beach its home, a prime location boasting scenic coastal views with an unforgettable backdrop of the Chicago skyline. Over the past four years, Mamby has felt fortunate thanks to the endless support from the surrounding Bronzeville community, and continues to support Oakwood Beach through initiatives like the Mamby Movement Beach Cleanup. Now, as the festival continues to grow, React Presents and Jam Productions look towards the future and are excited to find Mamby a new home with a bigger footprint at Montrose Beach. The new location is a 15-minute drive from downtown Chicago and a 5-minute walk from the Redline Wilson stop.
WATCH THE OFFICIAL RECAP VIDEO FROM 2018
Montrose Beach will also provide more opportunities for Mamby’s famed More The Music series. Each year, the list of all-inclusive activities expands, with countless fun and games to explore, including silent disco yoga sessions, nutritional and wellness workshops, beach-friendly games, live painting, fire performances, tarot card and palm readings, meticulous art installations, and makeover options from the Braid Bar, Henna and Body Art Domes. A schedule and full list of More Than Music activities will be announced closer to the festival.
For attendees who want to take a dip in the lake, a barefoot stroll through the sand, or a musical romp alongside the festival’s exhilarated fans, Mamby will once again provide the perfect, sun-soaked getaway. Follow Mamby on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and announcements, including the 2019 artist lineup and on sale of ticket options.
Spring Awakening Music Festival is thrilled to announce this year’s official after parties! Taking place at Chicago’s most popular nightclubs including Prysm, Spybar, Sound Bar, TAO and Electric Hotel, there are myriad shows throughout the weekend to keep the party going long after the festival ends. Tickets will sell out so grab yours now before it’s too late! Check out the complete list of after parties below.
THURSDAY JUNE 6: Pre-Party.
Dombresky & Gene Farris – Soundbar – Get Tickets HERE (21+)
And just like that, summer officially starts in the circle city. The Indianapolis 500 kicks off a series of events that define the summer season in Hoosier-ville. The heat, the sun, the constant wonder if it will actually rain, and of course, the unavoidable farmers tan lines – caused by the constant uncertainty of really not knowing it will rain or not!
The 2019 edition of the infamous Snake Pit couldn’t ask for better weather. The morning overcast cleared around the time the green flag was waved and the sky provided enough clouds to not overheat the hearts that thump throughout turn 3 of the Indianapolis Motor Speed Way. The Snake Pit class of 2019 was initiated by Ricky Retro, followed by electro-deep house DJ Chris Lake (personal favorite), next Illenium dropped his classic uplifting beats before the Pre-race traditions and green flag allowed the Indy 500 drivers take over the track.
The music resumed with Alesso taking over the decks. He’s hour and a half set fueled up the energy and brought back to life the rookies that were a little too drunk by the end of Chris Lakes’ set – we’ve all been there. Skillex took over as race day came close to it end. He’s music kept up with the roaring of the cars as they approached their finals turns and the energy throughout the track cheered the victory of Simon Pagenaud. Our Snake Pit will always deliver an incredible time, generate memories that will leave forever; specially the ones that some might forget. Wether the 2019 edition kicked started your summer festivities or provided you with major FOMO, rest assure that better planning (on your part) for the 2020 Indianapolis 500 Snake Pit is undeniable. Check out the 2019 Snake Pit Presented by Coors Light SQUAD:
How are you celebrating your Memorial Day Weekend?