Riot Fest and Star Events Launch Würst Music & Beer Fest
Riot Fest’s ever-expanding empire has entered the Chicago street festival scene, with Riot Fest teaming up with local street fest promoter Star Events to launch the new Würst Music & Beer Fest September 8-10 at Randolph and Ogden (outside the Plumber’s Union) in the West Loop. The 3-day fest (taking place the weekend before Riot Fest) will feature a stout lineup of bands including Murder By Death, The Anniversary, and Diarrhea Planet, plus beer offerings from Guinness and bratwurst from local restaurants including Chubby Weiners, Chicago’s Dog House, and The Radler, as well as a bratwurst competition to see who will be crowned “The Big Wiener”. Riot Fest and Star Events also co-produce Chicago’s premier Latin music festival, Ruido Fest, which concluded its third year in July. Würst Fest tickets are on sale now for $25 for a 3-day pass, with special beer and brat pairing packages available as well as exclusive ticket offerings via email for Riot Fest ticket holders.