World Music Festival

September 7-23, 2018 • Free Admission • Multiple Venues

It's the LARGEST and LONGEST RUNNING festival of international music in the United States, and it takes place in Chicago!

The 19th Annual World Music Festival is your passport to musical genres that span the globe. Spicing up Chicago's already culturally-rich performing arts scene, the citywide, multi-venue event features over 60 artists from 25 countries at 20 venues, including Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center.

This festival of international music embraces well-known stars and emerging artists in genres that span  traditional to contemporary. You can hear everything here — from Indian classical music to Bulgarian bagpipes and Ethic-Jazz. It's a music free-for-all, in every sense.

Find artists, venues and more at the official website


Ragamala: A Celebration of Indian Classical Music

Salif Keita

Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo

Mariachi Flor de Toloache from New York and Los Hijos de la Montaña

The 606 Walk + Global Peace Picnic

Hyde Park Jazz Festival featuring Nicole Mitchell and Ballake Sissoko: Bamako * Chicago Sound System

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