The semester is almost over, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by planning fun things to do over summer break. For those of you who are staying in or near Illinois this summer, here are some music festivals to check out.


Summer Camp Music Festival

When: May 26-28

Where: Chillicothe, Illinois

Cost: $225.50 for a three-day pass

Why You Should Go:

Do you love camping and good music? If so, this festival is perfect for you. Artists such as Zeds Dead, Moe., and Waka Flocka will be performing at this fun music festival. Grab some friends, go camping, and enjoy some music.


Spring Awakening

When: June 9-11

Where: Chicago Illinois

Cost: $69 for a one-day pass, $199 for a three-day pass

Reasons to Go:

Spring Awakening is perfect for EDM fans. Featuring artists such as Martin Garrix, Diplo, and Galantis, this festival is sure to satisfy your cravings for some awesome electronic music.



When: June 28 – July 9

Where: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Cost: $20 for a one-day pass, $30 for a three-day pass, $80 for an 11-day pass

Reasons to Go:

This one might not be in Illinois, but it’s totally worth the drive up to Wisconsin. With artists like The Chainsmokers, Alessia Cara, AWOLNATION, Future, Luke Bryan, there’s definitely something for everyone. With such a great lineup, it’s totally worth the trip and the price.

Pitchfork Music Festival

When: July 14-16

Where: Chicago, Illinois

Cost: $75 for a one-day pass, $175 for a three-day pass

Reasons to Go:

During this Chicago-based music festival, Solange, A Tribe Called Quest, Parliament Funkadelic, and many other artists will be performing. Pitchfork Music Festival is perfect for anyone who wants to discover some new artists to love or jam out to pre-existing faves.


Vans Warped Tour

When: July 22

Where: Tinley Park, Illinois

Cost: $42.50

Reasons to Go:

Warped Tour hits the Chicagoland scene in late July. It’s the perfect musical festival for anyone who loves rock music. Our Last Night, Andy Black, Falling in Reverse, and so many more artists will be playing. Come out to see one of your favorites or to find a new band to love!



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