West Fest Chicago
West Fest Chicago is an annual street festival in Chicago’s West Town community that delivers some of the most highly anticipated live music of the summer. Hailed as one of Chicago’s top festivals, the three-day event features live music on the Main Stage, programmed by the renowned Empty Bottle Presents, plus mixes at the Chicago House DJ Stage. The annual street fest also boasts some of West Town’s most popular boutiques and restaurants, Pet Fest with activities for furry friends to enjoy, and Kid Fest, featuring several blocks of fun for the whole family.
Throughout the years, West Fest Chicago’s stellar music lineups have been ranked among the best Chicago concerts of the summer – at a fraction of the cost! (There is a suggested $5 donation to attend West Fest Chicago). Featuring dozens of rising artists and Chicago House DJs performing during the three-day weekend, featured headliners in the past have included world renowned bands ESG, Speedy Ortiz, Local H, Royal Headaches, The Meat Puppets, The Ponys, Redwalls, Califone, King Kahn, The Black Lips, Tortoise, Urge Overkill, The Oblivians, Murder City Devils, Dead Moon, Kevin Morby, Joey Purp and many more. Since 2006 the West Fest Chicago DJ Stage has showcased world renowned local and international DJs with an emphasis on Chicago House music. DJs Derrick Carter and Mark Farina are annual headliners that never fail to get the huge crowd moving.