GET STOKED FOR SUMMER SMASH

WHEN: July 17-19 WHERE: Chicago, Illinois Get stoked for Summer Smash – Chicago’s largest independent hip-hop festival! Bringing in over 90,000 attendees. Buckle up for Summer Smash Summer Smash features a stacked hip hop line up featuring Post Malone, Wiz Khalifa, and Playboi Carti. There will be over 60 artists performing at Douglass Park and…

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Elephante Brings That Dopamine!

Do you guys remember last fall, when I got to chat with Elephante through Zoom? That was such a great experience! During the interview, he mentioned his Heavy Glow tour, which I actually got to check out! I was able to go check out the show and meet Elephante, aka Tim, IRL! This was really…

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It’s Going To Be A Heatwave In Chicago!

Chicago is bringing the HEAT! Get ready for Chicago’s newest festival, Heatwave! Auris Presents, Chicago’s leading force in live music events, has just today announced the debut festival. Heatwave will take over Chicago July 16 & 17 . Pop-art inspired the event and the plan is to bridge the gap between experiential art and globally…

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Spring Awakening’s 10 Year Anniversary!

It’s almost time for summer and you know what that means: festival season! One festival that I’m curious to check out again is Spring Awakening! I went back in 2013 and 2014 but then took a break so I could check out other festivals in the area. But this year, I’m ready to check out…

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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…

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Worakls Is Coming to The USA!

Worakls is up to some big things. He’s famous for his countless electro-melodic releases and his vibrant live shows that you may have heard of before. And now, Worakls is back in the USA for a series of live performances this winter. The tour is launching January 14 with a series of shows in San…

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Coasties Get Ready For North Coast!!!

All you Coasties had better get ready because North Coast Music Festival, presented by Collectiv Presents (formerly North Coast Music Group), has announced its 2022 First Wave Lineup!  The lineup is one that will go down in the books. The fest will continue as Labor Day Weekend’s biggest party happening September 2-4 in the legendary…

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Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone with Rü

Check out the full interview HERE! I’ve had my share of hosting interviews. From experts in their field to those just getting their feet wet and everything in between. I’ve found it pretty remarkable how much I can learn about my interviewees based on how elaborate (or lack thereof) they answered the questions. Ohio-born, Chicago-based…

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Spring Awakening: The Autumn Equinox

Since everything is all wacky this year, Spring Awakening had to change things up because their festival doesn’t happen in the spring! Instead, they changed their name to Spring Awakening: The Autumn Equinox. I went to Spring Awakening in 2013 and it was my second festival ever- what a blast! I went again in 2014.…

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Fests to Require Vaccination Cards or Negative Test

There have been a few festivals that have required that people either provide proof of vaccination or take a COVID test prior to the festival. However, these requirements have been known in advance. But the Chicago Department of Public Health decided ONE DAY before Lolla that these were the requirements? Woah- hold up. I still…

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All Day I Dream is BACK and Coming To You!

All Day I Dream Announces 2021 World Tour Is All Day I Dream event coming to your city? They’ll be touching down in forty cities. There will be hundreds of parties and countless smiles beneath sunny skies and vibrant surroundings! This is the legacy of the All Day I Dream movement. For ten years, the…

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Lolla is A Palooza You Don’t Want To Miss!

Lollapalooza is one of those festivals that everyone needs to experience at least once. I mean, who hasn’t heard of Lolla? (In fact, my mom said she even went back in the day!!!) This epic show is back July 29th-August 1st in the legendary Chicago! At the beautiful Grant Park, you can enjoy the scenic…

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ARC Music Festival’s Lineup is Complete!!

ARC Music Festival Completes Lineup for Debut September 4-5 2021 in Chicago’s Union Park Chicago!! Are you ready for ARC Music Festival?? Today ARC Music Festival has announced the complete lineup for its Labor Day Weekend 2021 debut. This up-and-coming festival is anticipated to be the new crown jewel of the Chicago festival season. ARC…

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North Coast is Coming Back with a New Location!

So who is psyched about this new North Coast location? The festival has recently moved to the SeatGeek Stadium in Chicago. Are you as excited as I am? The festival will take place on Labor Day weekend so you don’t even have to take Monday off from work! North Coast is the perfect getaway in…

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Are Drive In Shows Worth It? Reviews From Fans

Are Drive In Shows Worth It? Okay, so we’ve all had to adjust these past few months. Life as a concert-goer has really changed throughout this pandemic. That being said, promoters have really busted their asses trying to figure out ways to ensure we all get to do what we love, yet still stay safe…

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The Acclaimed Keith Harris Releases An EP

Acclaimed multi-platinum producer & Black Eyed Peas collaborator Keith Harris releases two-track EP  Get ready for a catchy, upbeat new EP that definitely has the vibes of the Black Eyed Peas. Keith Harris is an acclaimed 2-time Grammy-winning producer and songwriter. He has collaborated with a who’s who of today’s pop and R&B superstars including…

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My First Festival: The Legendary EDC Chicago

My First Festival: EDC Chicago   I remember my first concert pretty well. After that, I was hooked into this culture and couldn’t wait to experience more of it. A few of my buddies had previously gone to Electric Forest, so of course, we had that on our list for the summer. And Spring Awakening’s…

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Nobody Beats Gorgon City and Drama

GORGON CITY TEAM UP WITH CHICAGO’S DRAMA TO RELEASE ‘NOBODY’ THEIR FIRST NEW MUSIC OF 2020  Get ready for a collab that’ll blow your mind. Following the success of their 2019 hit single ‘There For You’ in collaboration with US DJ producer MK amassing over 45 million global streams, Gorgon City are set to drop their first new music of 2020. Here they collaborate with Chicago soul/dance duo DRAMA. They bring an emotive, beautiful and fluid…

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Rock Music Festivals vs EDM Festivals

Rock Music Roots Throughout high school and early college, my life revolved around rock music. I listened to so many bands and followed them like crazy. That being said, I never really went to any concerts. Oh sure, I went to a few such as Mayday Parade, We Came as Romans, etc. I never really…

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Lollapalooza’s Full Line-up is Everything

  Lollapalooza is an infamous festival that takes over Grant Park, Chicago Illinois August 1st-4th.  Lollapalooza just announced their full line-up, and it is FIRE!  Lollapalooza provides lots of variety, not to mention the quality of artists big and small selected to perform is perfection.  From hip hop to alternative, and EDM to metal, you…

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