New Sacred Rose Festival in Chicago

Chicago is announcing their newest festival! This is a great location to trace the lineage of numerous popular American genres because Chicago has such a wonderful history. The city is famous for being a cultural hub of jazz, blues, and rock n’ roll. Now, in honor of The Windy City’s rich background for diverse artistic innovation comes a first-of-its-kind music festival: SACRED ROSE. You know this will be an awesome festival because it is organized by the same industry heavyweights who founded North Coast Music Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival, and Suwannee Hulaween, SACRED ROSE will take root at SeatGeek Stadium on August 26 – 28, 2022.

This lineup is a great one! So many genres are present at this eclectic lineup, a blooming love-letter to the sweet sounds of Americana, Psych-rock, Jam, Indie, Soul, Funk, and Bluegrass. This event will cater towards music heads who crave live performance mastery, with headliners such as Phil Lesh & Friends, Khruangbin, The War On Drugs, Black Pumas, Umphrey’s McGee, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Goose, STS9, Greensky Bluegrass, Kamasi Washington, Animal Collective, Margo Price, and many more.  Tickets will go on sale Monday, March 21 at noon CST. 

Look for SACRED ROSE to host three genre-specific stages.


Each stage will have a daily lineup meticulously curated to feel like its own full-length concert. They now have the full lineup available!

SACRED ROSE is working hard to help fans to know what they’re signing up for. The nascent festival wants #RoseBuds to choose their own musical adventure; psych-rock purists, jam fanatics or Americana devotees can buy single-day tickets to groove at their preferred genre’s stage. Those seeking sonic discovery can spend the weekend careening between a spectrum of sounds and stages. This allows festival goers to choose their own adventure. By unveiling full set times and offering both weekend and single day passes, SACRED ROSE’s mission of experiential fan transparency puts the power back in attendees’ hands to design their own optimal festival experience. We love the transparency! 

That fan-first foresight stems from SACRED ROSE’s organizers’ decades of experience producing, booking, and throwing events across Chicago. This is all in addition to founding festivals like North Coast, Hulaween, and Summer Camp. Recently, they relocated North Coast to SeatGeek Stadium Campus in 2021 following the venue’s impressive renovation. As a result, SACRED ROSE’s organizers know exactly how to execute a successful festival on its own home field. Revelers will bask in the comfort of the Campus’ seven new astro turf fields as they saunter across the sprawling festival grounds and explore large-scale, interactive art installations. Perfect!

SACRED ROSE is about the love of music. Isn’t that what every festival dreams of? The festival is inspired by the halcyon days of the 60s counterculture concerts and playful hippie spirit. The name pays homage to both SACRED ROSE founder Michael Berg’s own professional pianist Grandfather, who instilled his love of music at a young age, and The Grateful Dead, who were the progenitors of this culture. As a result, SACRED ROSE will feature performances by the group’s founding member Phil Lesh, as well as the Lesh’s collaborator Joe Russo in his Grateful Dead cover band Joe Russo’s Almost Dead.  

“In 2018 when we shifted North Coast from a multi-genre festival to a fully electronic music event, we started dreaming up SACRED ROSE and what it could mean for fans of Americana, Psych-rock, Jam, Indie, Soul, Funk and Bluegrass,” SACRED ROSE Founder Michael Berg says.“SACRED ROSE is the first festival of its kind in our area, and we’re so proud to deliver a special experience for our fans who have been patiently waiting for a lineup like this for a long time.”

The Canopy
Friday, August 26
9 p.m. – midnight: Phil Lesh & Friends
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Punch Brothers
4:45 p.m. – 6 p.m.: City and Colour
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.: Sierra Hull
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.: Midnight North

Saturday, August 27
8:45 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.: STS9
5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: The Disco Biscuits
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Sunsquabi feat. Kanika Moore 
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Syzygal

Sunday, August 28
8 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Dawes
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Circles Around The Sun
2:10 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Maggie Rose
12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.: Nicole Atkins

The Vega
​​Friday, August 26
10:30 p.m. – midnight: The War On Drugs
8:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.: Animal Collective
6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.: Yves Tumor
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.: White Denim
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Liz Cooper
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Gone Gone Beyond

Saturday, August 27
10:45 p.m. – midnight: Umphrey’s McGee
7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.: Umphrey’s McGee
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.: Lotus
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: lespecial

Sunday, August 28
9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.: Khruangbin
7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Kamasi Washington
5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.: Hiatus Kaiyote
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Blu DeTiger
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Karina Rykman

The Dreamfield
​​Friday, August 26
10:30 p.m. – midnight: Black Pumas
8:15 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.: St. Paul & The Broken Bones
6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Lettuce
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.: The Dip
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Danielle Ponder

Saturday, August 27
8:45 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.: Goose
6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.: Cory Wong
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.: Moon Taxi
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.: Andy Frasco and The U.N.
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.: Luke Mitrani

Sunday, August 28
8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Greensky Bluegrass
6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.: The Wood Brothers
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: The Infamous Stringdusters feat. Molly Tuttle
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Kitchen Dwellers
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.: Holly Bowling