North Coast Music Festival, taking place August 31-September 2 in Chicago’s Grant Park, has announced its 2018 lineup. Headliners include Jamiroquai, DJ Snake, and Miguel, plus additional acts including Axwell & Ingrosso, Yellow Claw, Gramatik, Moon Taxi, The Revivalists, RL Grime, Vulfpeck, Cashmere Cat, The Strumbellas, Mura Masa, Robert Delong, The Polish Ambassador and more. Now in its ninth year, the festival will also include complimentary yoga sessions and a pop-up art gallery in homage to the history of Chicago street art. Tickets are on sale now for $45-$55 per day or $199 for a 3-day pass.
The Millennium Park Summer Music Series will offer 10 free outdoor concerts between June 18 and August 16 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The 2018 music series includes performances by Aimee Mann (July 30, pictured), Bahamas (August 6), Whitney (August 12), The Sea & Cake (August 16), Funkadesi (July 26), Anoushka Shankar (July 19), and Willie Colon (July 23). All performances begin at 6:30 p.m. and take place rain or shine. For more information, visit the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events website.
Lollapalooza, taking place August 2-5 in Chicago’s Grant Park, has announced its 2018 lineup to include headliners The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, and Arctic Monkeys. Additional acts include Travis Scott, The National, Vampire Weekend, Portugal the Man, Tyler the Creator, St. Vincent, Walk the Moon, LL Cool J, Logic, Odesza, Chvrches, Brockhampton, Borns, Dillon Francis, Post Malone, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Zedd, Excision, Franz Ferdinand, Tycho, Manchester Orchestra, Lykke Li, Gucci Mane, and many more. 4-pay passes are currently on sale for $335 plus an extra $50-$60 in taxes and fees. PHOTO BY ROGER HO/LOLLAPALOOZA 2017
Ravinia Festival, the country’s oldest outdoor music festival, has announced its 2018 season kicking off with Los Lobos and Los Lonely Boys on June 1 at Highland Park’s Ravinia Park. Additional acts throughout the summer season include ZZ Top and John Fogerty, Roger Daltrey performing Tommy, Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang, Steve Martin and Martin Short, Cake and Ben Folds, The Beach Boys, John Hiatt, Jethro Tull, 50 Cent, Yes, the B-52s, and O.A.R. The season concludes September 16 with Los Tigres del Norte. For tickets and more information, visit ravinia.org.