May 30 – June 2, 2024
Free admission • Millennium Park and beyond

The Chicago House Music Festival is an annual celebration of the Chicago-born genre that has revolutionized dance music globally. This year’s event celebrates the 40th anniversary of house music with four days of free events at iconic Chicago venues, including Millennium Park, Navy Pier, and the Chicago Cultural Center. 

The festival brings an incredible lineup of local and international talent, along with house music fans from across the country, to Chicago for a weekend-long dance party showcasing the various sounds and styles of house music. The year’s festivities also include an industry conference featuring engaging panels with house music icons and experts at the Chicago Cultural Center. 

Chicago House Music Festival lineup

The schedule for this year’s Chicago House Music Festival is packed with incredible artists from around the world. Check out this year’s lineup celebrating four decades of house music in Chicago. All scheduled events are free and open to the public.

Open House: Celebrating 40 Years of Chicago House Music

Thursday, May 30, 2024
Chicago Cultural Center

  • DJ Workshop with We Jam Academy
  • Film screening of House Music documentary in Claudia Cassidy Theatre
  • DJ Kenny Ray in Preston Bradley Hall
  • House Dance Workshop with Boogie McClarin in G.A.R. Hall
  • DJ CTRLZORA in Preston Bradley Hall

Chicago House Music Conference

Friday, May 31, 2024
Chicago Cultural Center

  • Beyond the Beat, Dancing with Purpose: Exploring love, consent, and accountability on the dance floor with underground culture creators in Chicago and beyond
  • The Last Hurrah: Making Money with Music in the Streaming Age.
  • The Latine Influence on Chicago’s House Music Culture: How Latine culture has impacted the sound of Chicago’s homegrown dance music.
  • Keep-a-Knockin’ (But You Can’t Come In): Activating Change Within the Recording Academy
  • Prep & Process: The Singers and Songwriters of House
  • Keynote Fireside Chat: Steve “Silk” Hurley of S&S Chicago and special guest

Chicago House Music Festival Pre-Party

Saturday, June 1, 2024
Navy Pier

  • Mickey Oliver and Mario Smokin Diaz
  • Julio Bishop b2b DJ Frique
  • LoveBug
  • Sonny Daze
  • DeeJay Alicia
  • Stacy Kidd
  • Gene Hunt

Chicago House Music Festival

Sunday, June 2, 2024
Millennium Park

Main Stage

  • Lori Branch
  • Doug Gomez
  • Ash Lauryn
  • Karizma
  • Tony Touch
  • Wayne Williams and Alan King of the Chosen Few DJs

Chicago House Stage

  • Slo ‘Mo / Kido present Queer Fam Pride Jam 
  • Andrew Emil
  • DJ Jes
  • Janesita
  • Jana Rush
  • Microdot
  • Flores Negras
  • Johnny Fiasco
  • DJ Slugo
  • Luis Baro

Please note: Schedule is subject to change. For the latest on all Millennium Park events, visit