Pitchfork 2018 Day 2

The weather held for most of the day on Saturday, with only a brief downpour around dinner time. That meant plenty of time to enjoy some great music. The lineup on this day was filled with soul from Moses Sumney, Raphael Saadiq, and Blood Orange. It started with Berhana and ended, for me, with Kelela. Fleet Foxes were the main stage headliner. As a longtime … Continue reading Pitchfork 2018 Day 2

Pitchfork 2018: Day 1

Between periods of rain and sun, Pitchfork got off to a good start on Friday. A whole lot of people came early despite the showers to catch some great acts like Lucy Dacus and Melkbelly. I got there a little bit later, in time to see Open Mike Eagle hit the Blue Stage which is where I spent the majority of the day. I stuck … Continue reading Pitchfork 2018: Day 1

Pitchfork Music Festival

Celebrating its 13th year in 2018, the internationally recognized Pitchfork Music Festival presents 40+ acts over the course of three days each summer in Chicago’s Union Park. The festival highlights the best in new and emerging music. Since 2006, this independently run festival has consistently proven to be one of the most welcoming, comfortable, reasonably priced, and rewarding weekends of music around.  Hosting 60,000 attendees of all ages from 45 states and 26 countries, Pitchfork Music Festival offers a wide array of activities beyond the music. With 50 individual vendors, as well as specialty record and craft fairs, the festival works to support local businesses while promoting the Chicago arts and food communities as a whole. We maintain a commitment to keeping ticket prices low, providing new and useful amenities, and working with the city’s best local vendors each year. Stay tuned for more line-up and festival feature updates. Check out highlights from last year below: $75 Single Day Ticket Buy Ticket $175 3 Day Ticket SUNDAY Green Stage  /  1:00 pm Nnamdi Ogbonnaya Red Stage  /  1:45 pm Irreversible Entanglements Green Stage  /  2:30 pm Kweku Collins Red Stage  /  3:20 pm Ravyn Lenae Blue Stage  / 2:45 pm Kelly Lee Owens Blue Stage  /  4:00 pm Japanese Breakfast Green Stage  /  4:15 pm Smino Blue Stage /  5:15 pm Alex Cameron Blue Stage  /  6:30 pm (Sandy) Alex G Blue Stage /  7:45 pm Japandroids Red Stage  /  5:15 pm Noname Green Stage  /  6:15 pm DRAM Red Stage  /  7:25 pm Chaka Khan Green Stage  /  8:30 pm The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Performance Ms. Lauryn Hill SATURDAY Green Stage  /  1:00 pm Paul Cherry Red Stage  /  1:45 pm berhana Green Stage / 2:30 pm Zola Jesus Red Stage  /  3:20 pm Nilüfer Yanya Blue Stage  /  4:00 pm Circuit des Yeux Blue Stage  /  2:45 pm Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Blue Stage  /  5:15 pm Girlpool Blue Stage  /  7:45 pm Kelela Green Stage  /  4:15 pm Moses Sumney Blue Stage  /  6:30 pm This Is Not This Heat Red Stage  /  5:15 pm Raphael Saadiq Raphael Saadiq Green Stage  /  6:15 pm Blood Orange Red Stage  /  7:25 pm … Continue reading Pitchfork Music Festival

37th Annual American Music Festival at Fitzgerald’s Nightclub

I spent my 4th of July eve in Berwyn, where I was checking out Fitzgerald’s American Music Festival for the first time. Tuesday was the last of four nights of music covering three spaces at the club-an outdoor tent that holds 1,000 or so but felt like 5,000, the sidebar, which was packed every time I tried to enter, and the main club which is … Continue reading 37th Annual American Music Festival at Fitzgerald’s Nightclub