Spring Awakening Announces New Location & Dates for 2016

Article Contributed by React Presents | Published on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Spring Awakening Music Festival (SAMF) is thrilled to celebrate its fifth anniversary at a brand-new location in the beautiful city of Chicago!  In 2016, Spring Awakening will be held June 10th through 12th in JACKSON PARK, also known as the site of the historic World's Fair.


"Over the past year we've explored potential venues that have bigger footprints, and with 500+ acres of lakefront greenery, Jackson Park turned out to be a prime location," says Jeff Callahan, founder of SAMF.  Located less than 10 minutes away from downtown Chicago in the Hyde Park and South Shore neighborhoods, the new venue is just steps away from Chicago's Museum of Science & Industry and the University of Chicago, with various public transportation options including the Metra's 63rd St. stop - just a 15 minute ride from Millennium Station in downtown Chicago.

"Jackson Park allows SAMF to continue to grow as the largest dance music festival in the Midwest, with enough space to accommodate our growing number of fans, and will also allow for more stages and bigger production than ever before," says Callahan.  In honor of its fifth anniversary, fans can expect a total of six stages this year, with two main stages featuring both live electronic acts and world-renowned DJs.  Along with cutting-edge stage productions, there will be six branded stages, interactive art installations, firework displays, and carnival rides including a ferris wheel in honor of the world's first ferris wheel that was built on these same grounds for the monumental World's Fair in 1893.  

Limited discounted pre-sale tickets are now on sale at springawakeningfestival.com!  Don't miss your chance to get tickets at the lowest price available.  Layaway plans are also available for the first time.

We're excited for Spring Awakening's five year anniversary and can't wait for everyone to be a part of it!