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North Coast Music Festival 2017 | Review

Submitted by June Reedy on Sun, 09/10/2017 - 11:41 am

Like Jennifer Grey from Dirty Dancing, I have emerged from my Labor Day cocoon called North Coast Music Festival. In its 8th year, NCMF returned to Union Park Chicago for a real good time. Union Park is far from the commercial grade Grant Park of Lollapalooza. It’s more like the park that Will Smith sings about in Summertime, the 1996 classic Fresh Prince tune. It’s the kind with the basketball courts and girls playing double dutch and the smells of the grill sparking up nostalgia.

North Coast Announces Official After Parties

Submitted by North Coast Mu… on Wed, 08/16/2017 - 1:46 pm

North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) is thrilled to announce this year's Official After Parties! From Chicago's most popular and intimate nightclubs including the MID, Prysm and Sound-Bar, to concert venues like Concord Music Hall and the Bottom Lounge, there are a plethora of shows featuring various genres to keep the party going after the festival ends. Check out the full list below and grab your tickets now before they sell out!

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North Coast Music Fest. Announce Lineup

Submitted by North Coast Mu… on Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:08 am

North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) is thrilled to reveal the artist lineup for its eighth annual year, taking place on the sprawling grass of Chicago’s Union Park from Friday, September 1 to Sunday, September 3, 2017! Featuring incredible tree-dotted views of the city skyline, and 80 unbeatable performances from all corners of the creative pool, “Summer’s Last Stand” is music lovers’ chance to end the season on a high note.

Umphrey's McGee: North Coast Music Fest.

Submitted by Lisa Torem on Thu, 09/08/2016 - 9:24 am

To call them a jam band, is to under emphasize their talents beyond this style. True, they play long form, but there is never a wasted moment in their creative output, which was primarily instrumental, but with some impressive vocal hooks. Yes, they play long form, but there is never a wasted moment in their creative output, which was primarily instrumental, but with some fancy vocal hooks.

Claypool Lennon Delirium | North Coast Music Festival

Submitted by Lisa Torem on Thu, 09/08/2016 - 9:07 am

Saturday evening couldn’t come fast enough for this band’s loyal followers. The quartet walked on after a pre-recorded, mind-expanding melody drifted across the stage and established an ethereal mood. The Claypool-Lennon Delirium is all about sharp contrasts, deliciously, disturbing bass lines and rampant experimentation.

North Coast Reveals Phase 1 Lineup

Submitted by React Presents on Fri, 04/08/2016 - 11:19 am

Coastie (Noun): An avid music festival fan who calls North Coast Music Festival home for three days a year.

Thousands of Coasties lovingly refer to North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) as “Summer’s Last Stand.” This year, the seventh annual festival returns to Union Park over Labor Day Weekend on Friday, September 2nd through Sunday, September 4th.

Highlights from North Coast Festival Chicago 2015

Submitted by Joann D. Ball on Mon, 10/12/2015 - 4:37 pm

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. 

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