Three days each summer in Chicago's Union Park, theinternationally recognized Pitchfork Music Festival presents over 40 bands, highlighting 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 50,000 attendees of all ages from 45 states and 26 countries, the festival offers a wide array of activities beyond the music. With 50 individual vendors, as well as specialty fairs, the fest supports local businesses and economy, and promotes the Chicago arts community as a whole. The festival maintains a commitment to keeping ticket prices right where they need to be in order to cover costs, providing new and useful amenities, and working with the city's best local vendors each year.