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Pitchfork Music Festival

Bring the family to the 2015 Pitchfork Festival in Chicago’s Union Park July 17-19, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

Join 50,000 Pitchfork Festival fans from forty-fived states and twenty-six countries to hear the best in new and emerging music! Did we mention the fifty vendors peddling local goodies of food, art and crafts?

If you like alternative rock, rap and hip-hop, electronica, dance music and maybe even a little jazz, the Pitchfork Music Festival is for you. If you like polka and waltzes, you’re reading the wrong blog.

This year’s Pitchfork Music Festival features Wilco, Chance the Rapper, Sleater Kinney, Future Islands, Churches, The New Pornographers, Run the Jewels, Caribou, Panda Bear and a whole lot more! 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.

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 (this event sells out quickly), go online to

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.