North Coast Music Festival

Highlights from North Coast Festival Chicago 2015

North Coast Music Festival (NCMF), held in Chicago’s Union Park over Labor Day weekend, provided the perfect soundtrack for taking “summer’s last stand.” The diverse, multi-stage showcase was a well-balanced mix of performances by established and emerging EDM, neo-soul, jam band, hip-hop, indie, and house music artists. The music lineup, art installations, food booths, and overall enthusiastic vibe captured the pulse of what moves the Windy City. 

PREVIEW: North Coast Music Fest in Chicago, September 4-6

The Labor Day weekend countdown is on. Won’t you please come to Chicago? Show your face and make “summer’s last stand” at North Coast Music Fest in Union Park. Single day tickets are still available at for the all-ages sonic buffet of indie, EDM, jam-band, hip-hop, and house music.

North Coast Announces 16 Official After Parties!

North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) is thrilled announce 2015's Official After Parties, happening at the finest clubs and venues in Chicago! Tickets for the Official After Parties and the festival are on sale now at


North Coast Music Festival Announces More Artists

North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) is thrilled to announce more artists on the lineup for this year’s festival, which showcases the most diverse range of genres than ever before! New acts include French stalwart producer, WAX TAILOR who will be performing a LIVE set of his orchestral hip-hop beats, emerging New York beat maker extraordinaire SWEATER BEATS, and downtempo instrumental hip-hop producer LITTLE PEOPLE.

Widespread Panic to headline North Coast Music Festival

North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) is thrilled to announce WIDESPREAD PANIC as the surprise headliner for this year’s festival!

North Coast Music Festival Announces 2015 Lineup

North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) is thrilled to announce the lineup for this year’s festival, which takes place during Labor Day Weekend from Friday, September 4th through Sunday, September 6th.

North Coast Music Festival 2014 | Review

It's the end of summer. Labor Day weekend – arguably one of the best times of the year to be a Chicago resident. The de facto end to summer is a time that Chicagoans tend to embrace, as a sort of reminder that we do have a bit of time before the tundra-like conditions of winder arrive mere months (or, gulp, weeks) from now. It makes perfect sense, then, to use this time to hold an eclectic music festival that hosts bands and artists ranging from funk to EDM and from rock to hip-hop.

North Coast Music Festival 2014 | Preview

The end of summer is near and what better way to say goodbye to lazy days and ridiculous tan lines than at the 5th Annual North Coast Music Festival.  Bringing a melting pot of artists to the city of Chicago to play one last summer set, North Coast Music Festival is a splendid way to get your groove on while sweating your butt off in the late August sun.  Artists this year include Snoop Dogg (I thought it was Snoop Lion…eh… po-tay-to, po-tot-to), Washed Out, Future Islands, STS9, Bassnectar, Tali

North Coast Music Festival announces after parties for 2014

North Coast Music Festival is thrilled to announce the official after parties for 2014, including STS9, Nicky Romero, MK, J Phlip, Adventure Club, Dada Life, Lettuce, & an All Star Super Jam Yacht Party featuring members of The Allmann Brothers, Trey Anastasio, The Meters, Lettuce, Nth Power, Dumpstaphunk, Pretty Lights, Break Science, and more, with special guest Talib Kweli!

North Coast Music Festival 5 Year Anniversary in August

North Coast Music Festival is thrilled to announce the initial 5th Anniversary lineup featuring one of North America's top DJs and performers, BASSNECTAR, Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist KID CUDI, the legendary SNOOP DOG, instrumental jam band STS9, and many more!