Browse Category

Festivals

Chi LifeEventsFestivalsSponsored Events

Vans X FYF Present House Of Vans Parties feat. Digable Planets, The Internet, Charles Bradley

posted by Oscar May 4, 2017

Vans and FYF have partnered up to bring a concert series for the House Of Vans in both Brooklyn and Chicago. The Vans House Parties will run on select dates from May 18 to August 3 in Brooklyn, while the recently-opened Chicago location will kick things off on June 9 and will host parties on four other dates including the final one on July 29.

The shows are free and open to the public, but seriously suggest you RSVP for these at www.houseofvans.com.

Check out the schedule in the poster above or listed below. Continue Reading

Chi LifeConcerts/Tours/Music FestivalsEventsFestivals

Taste Of Chicago 2017 Music Lineup feat. Café Tacvba, Eryn Allen Kane, Twin Peaks, Passion Pit

posted by Oscar May 2, 2017

The Taste Of Chicago 2017 music lineup has been revealed, extending the annual tradition of pairing great acts for attendees to have plenty else to enjoy besides the tons of food options at the gastro festival. Among the big names are headliners like Alessia Cara, Café Tacvba, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Passion Pit, and The O’Jays. The respective acts for some of these acts include some dope artists in Eryn Allen Kane and Twin Peaks.

37th Annual Taste of Chicago, July 59, in Grant Park. Check out the lineup below. Continue Reading

Chi LifeConcerts/Tours/Music FestivalsEventsFestivalsLive PerformancesMusicPOD ExclusivePOD PhotographyRecaps

Recap: Winter Block Party features Jamila Woods, Chance The Rapper

posted by Rosario Edwards January 31, 2017

Saturday night at The Metro was a Joyous expression of the strength, resilience, and power of the women of Chicago Hip Hop. The WBEZ/Vocalo/Young Chicago Authors Winter Block Party showcased female artists and musicians in Chicago for the 9th year of this ongoing festival.

The Metro stage was graced by Bebe O’hare, Ang 13, Lin-Z, Medicine Woman, Kaina, Jamila Woods and even Chance the Rapper for an affordable ticket that allowed anyone to view this talented showcase. During these times the overall theme of Unity felt incredibly fitting, and completely shone through in every act. It may be difficult to watch the turmoil going on in the news, but this felt like a beautiful reminder that Chicago can come together as one. Continue Reading

Chi LifeFestivalsLive PerformancesMusic

Social Works & Chance The Rapper Announce “Parade To The Polls”

posted by Alex November 4, 2016

cwcfdreveaesqvv

This presidential election can be one of the most important elections that our generation can be a part of and we all need to let our voice be heard. Earlier today, Chance and Social Works announced that there will be a block party/rally/concert/parade on the top of the Virgin Hotel here in Chicago where Chance will be bringing Twin Peaks, Taylor Bennett, Malcolm London, Oddcouple and other special guests. If this doesn’t motivate you to vote, I don’t know what will. Be there on Monday, November 7th. Everything kicks off at 3PM.

Chi LifeConcerts/Tours/Music FestivalsFestivalsLive PerformancesPOD ExclusivePOD PhotographyRecaps

Recap: The Best of Riot Fest 2016, Day Three

posted by Rosario Edwards September 18, 2016
Joey Badass on the Rise Stage

Joey Badass on the Rise Stage

Sunday kicked off with beautiful weather and excellent performances from Billy Talent, Juliette and the Licks, Thursday, Andrew W.K, and The Wonder Years.

Unfortunately the Joey Badass performance was marred by audio difficulties, but Joey still soldiered through to perform “Christ Conscious” and some new bangers.

The Deftones brought their own unique atmosphere to the show.

Deftones on The Riot Stage

Deftones on The Riot Stage

Sleater Kinney on the Rock Stage

Sleater Kinney on the Rock Stage

The evening was filled with epic performances, including Sleater Kinney. With a dazzling light show, and stage prescence like no other, the all female band proved why they’ve been called one of the best rock bands of the last two decades. After their long hiatus it was a treat to see them performing with such energy, and enthusiasm. Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and Janet Wise absolutely killed it. Continue Reading

Chi LifeFestivals

Event: My House Music Festival 2016 on 8/13

posted by Oscar August 10, 2016

House Music Festival

We’d like to invite y’all to attend the My House Music Festival, this coming Saturday, August 13th. The event is a one-day music experience that commemorates the origins, growth and popularity of House Music.

The lineup with be curated by Chicago’s own Boi Jeanius, the 2015 Redbull Thre3style Chicago Regional Champion. Some of the acts hitting the main stage are The King of House Farley “Jackmaster” Funk, Stacy Kidd Page IIIPumpin Pete, and MaddJazz among others.

Essential details:

  • Where: Pilsen – 18th st & Blue Island
  • When: Saturday, August 13th 2016, 12pm-9:30pm

Continue Reading

Chi LifeConcerts/Tours/Music FestivalsEventsFestivalsListsLive PerformancesMusicPOD ExclusiveRecaps

My Favorite Moments From SAMF 2016

posted by Ellena Rodriguez June 14, 2016

FullSizeRender

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to attend all three days (June 10-June 12) of Spring Awakening’s 5th year anniversary music festival. As big of an event it is, I had never attended SAMF so I was pretty excited to hit up Addams/Medill park for the EDM fest. A number of huge names in the EDM world had sets along with some up and coming artists, but nonetheless they all put on an impressive show that kept the crowd dancing throughout the weekend. I am so happy I got to witness some of the most influential DJs/producers live and be introduced to some dope ass DJs.

With that being said, their were some pretty memorable moments of the weekend, but just to name a few…. check out my favorite moments from Spring Awakening 2016 down below.

Continue Reading

FestivalsMusicNew Music

Calvin Harris X Rihanna – This Is What You Came For”

posted by Oscar April 29, 2016

calvin harris rihanna

Calvin Harris and Rihanna have shared their collaboration track “This Is What You Came For.” This was their follow-up collab to 2011’s “We Found Love,” which they brought back to life together when they performed it at Coachella a couple of weeks ago.

Hear it below. Continue Reading

Chi LifeConcerts/Tours/Music FestivalsEventsFestivals

Taste Of Chicago 2016 Music Lineup Announced, feat. The Roots, Billy Idol, Donnie Trumpet

posted by Oscar April 26, 2016

Taste Of Chicago

The music lineup for this year’s Taste Of Chicago has been revealed and it’s got plenty of names to help it keep up with last year’s roster.

The 2016 edition will feature headliners The Roots, Billy Idol, The Decemberists, KONGOS, and The Isley Brothers. Some of the other stand-out names performing at the food festival are POD favorite Donnie Trumpet, Elle King, Shakey Graves, and Sheila E.

Get tickets for the seating area at the Petrillo Music Shell, at www.TasteofChicago.us. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 29, at 10 a.m.

Chi LifeFestivals

Ruido Fest Lineup Announced!

posted by Alex March 16, 2016

ruidofest_2016_admat_tribune_600x600-300x300@2x

The weather’s changing and that means our favorite time of the year is approaching… Festival Season! For the second year in a row Chicago is blessed to once again have Ruido Fest in Pilsen this summer. Last year was dope and we aren’t expecting anything less this summer, especially with today’s lineup announcement that features Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, La Ley, Maldita Vecindad and of course the crazy act of Silverio. Tickets go on sale this Friday the 18th through TicketFly so make sure you’re logged on.

Chi LifeConcerts/Tours/Music FestivalsEventsFestivalsLive PerformancesMusic

Spring Awakening Announces New Location for 2016 + Pre-Sale Tickets

posted by Alberto February 4, 2016

SAMF will be doing things a bit different this year as they are moving their festival to Jackson Park. The festival was looking for some space for bigger crowds and Jackson Park was the perfect fit. Spring Awakening 2016 will take place on the weekend of June 10th through June 12th. Be sure to join us in helping celebrate SAMF’s 5th anniversary by picking up pre-sale tickets HERE.

Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap
Chi LifeEventsFestivalsLive PerformancesMusicPOD ExclusivePOD PhotographyRecaps

Chi-Town Rising NYE Celebration Recap

posted by Rosario Edwards January 4, 2016

December 31st – 2015

The last day of the year carries a special kind of energy, whether it be excitement for what’s to come, or dread of those unresolved resolutions from the past. The news that I was going to be able to attend Chicago’s first New Year’s Eve Star Raising, by way of a radio call-in contest of all things, definitely made me feel excited for the night ahead. The mood at Broadcast Boulevard, as it was called, on Wacker drive was hopeful for the first Chi-town Rising event, but the attendance seemed fairly low when I first arrived. Considering the low temperatures and high ticket prices I was actually surprised that it  started to get crowded towards midnight. I found my way into the VIP tent a few times, but only because I put my white wristband on upside-down, on accident, making it appear as if I had a black VIP wristband. A few complimentary glasses of Merlot later and I was ready to go out and brave the cold for the night. Continue Reading