World Music Festival Chicago

Sept. 13 – 29, 2019 • Free Admission • Multiple Venues

It's the largest and longest-running international music festival in the United States, and it takes place in Chicago!

The 21st Annual World Music Festival is your passport to musical acts from around the globe. The citywide, multi-venue event features over 60 artists from 25 countries at 20 venues, including Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center, bringing even more diversity to Chicago's already-rich performing arts scene.

This festival embraces well-known stars and emerging artists in genres that range from traditional to contemporary. You can hear everything here — from Indian classical music to Bulgarian bagpipes and Congolese funk. More than 650,000 concert-goers and 650 artists have visited the festival since it began in 1999.

Stay tuned for the full 2019 schedule. Find artists, venues and more at the official website, and follow the festival on Facebook at and Twitter @WMFChicago #WorldMusicFestChi #ChicagoIsOne.

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