North Coast Music Festival

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North Coast Music Festival has announced the full lineup for its ninth edition, returning to Union Park in Chicago, Illinois on August 31 through September 2, 2018. The fully immersive three-day festival will welcome Coasties to experience and discover dance music, hip-hop and rock-bands across four curated stages.

North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) is thrilled to release presale tickets for 2018, just in time for the holidays! Returning for its ninth annual year, the 3-day festival, lovingly referred to as "Summer's Last Stand" will take place at Chicago’s Union Park during Labor Day Weekend on August 31st through September 2nd.

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 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 Festival (NCMF) is thrilled to reveal a brand-new stage and more artist's added to this year's lineup! The stage will feature a variety of Chicago favorites throughout the weekend with each day dedicated to a specific genre. 

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.

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.

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.

Chicago’s seventh annual North Coast Musical Festival satisfied thousands of EDM mavens over this sunny Labor Day Weekend, but headliners The Revivalists also rocked their New Orleans influenced sound to a huge crowd.

With each day that passes, North Coast Music Festival’s (NCMF) seventh annual installment at Union Park draws nearer and nearer. After revealing the first phase of the event’s incredible musical acts, we’re thrilled to announce the full lineup for 2016 in all its glory!

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