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Pitchfork Music Festival

Rock your way to Chicago for the Pitchfork Music Festival July 15-17, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

Over 50,000 Pitchfork Festival fans from forty-five states and twenty-six countries will gather to hear the best in “alternative” music! And lots of vendors peddling local goodies of food, drink, art and crafts and a whole lot more will be there! This is one of the world’s greatest music events!

This year’s Pitchfork Music Festival features the great Brian Williams performing “Pet Sounds,” Beach House, Blood Orange, The Range, Carly Rae Jepson, Broken Social Scene, Woods, Kamasi Washington, Julia Holter, FKA twigs, Sufjan Stevens (Cat Stevens being followed by a moon shadow), Sun Ra Arkestra, Super Furry Animals and many more.

The more than fifty vendors include: Book Fort, Chirp Record Fair, Coterie, Flatstock Paper Show, and food including barbeque, Eat Asian cuisine, Indian food, diner food, pizza and much more. The Pitchfork Music Festival supports local Chicago artisans.

Union Park, one of the many splendid parks of the Chicago Park District, is located at 1501 West Randolph Street just west of the Loop. For tickets and a full schedule of performing artists, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Pitchfork Music Festival experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (if you’ve got room left in your stomach), Friday nights.