Officers have begun asserting the return of assorted music festivals throughout the Chicago space this summer time after main shutdowns final 12 months as a result of COVID pandemic.
With vaccinations persevering with throughout the Midwest, a number of occasions — each new and outdated — are making their manner again to the realm and will look a bit completely different in coming months.
Listed below are the music festivals and venues we learn about thus far:
The Ravinia Festival will reopen in July for an in-person 2021 summer time season, providing “its signature mixture of classical, well-liked and chamber music” concert events, Ravinia organizers introduced.
Whereas the complete live performance lineup can be introduced in late April, organizers confirmed the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will return in July for a six-week summer time residency.
Ravinia President and CEO Jeff Haydon famous this summer time’s Ravinia expertise “can be somewhat completely different than prior to now, however our science-based method to fastidiously reopening the park places safeguards in place in order that audiences can once more get pleasure from stay performances.”
All concert events will happen exterior within the open-air pavilion and provide a decreased capability. Tickets have to be reserved prematurely, and distanced seating can be used all through the ability. Organizers famous the variety of performers on stage additionally can be decreased to advertise social distancing.
Country Thunder’s popular Wisconsin music festival will go on this summer time, bringing headliners like Blake Shelton, Dustin Lynch, Kane Brown and Morgan Wallen, whilst different state music festivals postpone or cancel as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Nation Thunder introduced its 20-act lineup, saying the occasion will go on as deliberate July 15-18, 2021 in Twin Lakes.
The pageant didn’t provide any particulars on coronavirus precautions, however its announcement got here on the identical day Milwaukee’s Summerfest revealed it has been pushed back to September to permit extra time for COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
Tickets are on sale now for Nation Thunder. Different headliners embody Clay Walker, Hardy, Chris Lane, Russell Dickerson, Tanya Tucker, Chicks with Hits and extra.
Riot Fest returns to Chicago this September after rescheduling the 2020 pageant because of coronavirus issues, officers introduced.
From Sept. 17 to 19, the choice rock music pageant will characteristic bands reminiscent of Smashing Pumpkins, My Chemical Romance and Pixies, amongst others, in Chicago’s Douglass Park on the town’s West Aspect.
On Sept. 16, at some point previous to opening, Riot Fest introduced the pageant will host a “preview celebration,” a particular occasion for concert-goers who bought tickets final 12 months or purchase tickets earlier than July 16. The night time will include thriller bands, first dibs on merchandise and carnival rides, in keeping with the web site.
Tickets are presently on sale for the pageant here, beginning at $159 for a weekend go.
Summer season Camp
Widespread Illinois music pageant Summer season Camp has introduced plans to reschedule its twentieth anniversary celebration.
The pageant’s website says the 2021 occasion, set to happen in Chillicothe, will now be held Aug. 20-22 “as a result of ongoing circumstances surrounding the Covid 19 pandemic.”
An up to date lineup is anticipated to be launched “quickly,” organizers mentioned. Data for these needing refunds as a result of date change can also be anticipated to be launched.
The earlier lineup included headlines like Moe., Umphreys McGee, Ween, Billy String and Three 6 Mafia.
Union Park introduced plans to host ARC, a new dance music festival in Chicago, over this 12 months’s Labor Day Weekend.
On Sept 4. and 5., ARC Music Pageant will host a wide range of home music artists from Adam Beyer and Bob Moses to Camelphat and Cristoph, in keeping with the web site. In Union Park, positioned in Chicago’s West City neighborhood, the music pageant can be set on 4 phases over the course of two days.
Tickets for ARC go on sale Thursday at midday. For early entry, click on here.
The popular Milwaukee music festival Summerfest has been pushed again to September to permit extra time for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, organizers introduced.
The pageant, which usually takes place in late June by early July, will now happen throughout three weekends: Sept. 2-4, Sept. 11 and 16-18, occasion organizers introduced on social media.
All tickets for 2020 and 2021 can be honored, organizers mentioned, and refunds can be found for individuals who already bought tickets however can not attend the brand new dates.
This 12 months’s headliners embody Justin Bieber, Khalid, Luke Bryan, Dave Matthews Band, Blink-182, Chris Stapleton and Weapons N’ Roses, in keeping with the occasion’s web site.