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    WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL CHICAGO

    20 venues host over 60 artists from 25 countries over 11 days — all free performances, all across the city — from September 8-24, 2017.

  • WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL CHICAGO

    WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL CHICAGO

    20 venues host over 60 artists from 25 countries over 11 days — all free performances, all across the city — from September 8-24, 2017.

  • World Music Festival

    WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL CHICAGO

    20 venues host over 60 artists from 25 countries over 11 days — all free performances, all across the city — from September 8-24, 2017.

  • WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL CHICAGO

    WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL CHICAGO

    20 venues host over 60 artists from 25 countries over 11 days — all free performances, all across the city — from September 8-24, 2017.

  • WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL CHICAGO

    WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL CHICAGO

    20 venues host over 60 artists from 25 countries over 11 days — all free performances, all across the city — from September 8-24, 2017.

It's the LARGEST and LONGEST RUNNING festival of international music in the U.S. and it takes place in Chicago!

The 18th 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 city-wide, multi-venue event features over 60 artists from 25 countries at 20 venues, including Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center, from September 8 -24.

The festival of international music embraces well-known stars and emerging artists in genres that span between the traditional to contemporary. You can hear everything here — from Indian classical music to Bulgarian bagpipes to Ethio-Jazz, and much more!

It's a music free-for-all, in every sense. In addition to a lineup that fills 11 days and multiple local venues, all performances are FREE ADMISSION. Note, however, some venues have age minumims of 18 or 21 years and older.

Find artists, venues and more at the official website WorldMusicFestivalChicago.org.

 

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS


This year's striking lineup includes a Millennium Park concert on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage.

Opening Day Concert: Afrobeat: Underground System and Kimosha P. Murphy

  • Friday, September 8 at 6 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Spirit Of Music Garden, Grant Park
  • 601 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60605

 

Cajun: Feufolle with Louie Stallone & Monica Vachlon

  • Sunday, September 10 at 4 PM - 7 PM
  • Spirit Of Music Garden, Grant Park
  • 601 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60605

 

Kalapriya presents Bhangra Blowout with DJ and Live Dhol

  • Thursday, September 14 at 6 PM - 9 PM
  • Willye B. White Park
  • 1610 Howard St. Chicago, Illinois, 60626

 

FULL SCHEDULE


For the most up-to-date and complete schedule, as well as artist backgrounds, visit the official website WorldMusicFestivalChicago.org.

Get the latest updates on performances and join the conversation on Facebook at facebook.com/WorldMusicFestivalChicago and on Twitter @WMFChicago.

Over 60 artists will play over the 11-day festival. The city's top live music venues will put on to the international showcase, including: Daley Plaza, Chicago SummerDance (Grant Park), Chop Shop & 1st Ward Events, Chicago Cultural Center, Concord Music Hall, University of Chicago Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Martyrs', Uptown Lounge, Old Town School of Folk Music, Lincoln Hall, Metro, Thalia Hall, Millennium Park, DePaul University Concert Hall, Humboldt Park Boathouse, The Promontory, The Hideout, and Ping Tom Memorial Park.

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