Here's Lolla Co-Founder Tor Hyam's creative kids, Sydnie and Lyon, with the Kidzapalooza line up announcement. Du-Jay and Sagezilla have gone every year and wouldn't miss "lucky number 7" for anything! They've grown up "Kidza" and it's been fun to watch Sydnie and Lyon grow up and into new roles, too. Sydnie's going to help stage manage this year and already helps her dad MC and introduce bands. Sydnie and Lyon also help their dad, Tor, with Kindicast. Check out ChiIL Mama's interview with Tor HERE.
The Kidzapalooza Stage Line Up
(We can't wait to see Keller's Kids show again. ChiIL Mama has an original interview with Keller & loads of Live concert footage from his Park West show in Chicago that we'll be posting between now and our August Lolladays. If you can't wait that long, he'll be playing adult stuff at Summer Camp Music Fest in a few short weeks).
Here's ChiIL Mama's "get your tixs" list of the best of the BIG music fests in Chicago and beyond, in the order they're coming. We'll also be covering all our free favorites like Blues Fest, Jazz Fest and Millennium Park's excellent line up, throughout the spring and summer and a host of street fests and smaller music fests, too.
Summer Camp Music Festival: Memorial day weekend- We'll be posting photo filled slide shows, ChiIL Mama's original interview with festival producer Jay Goldberg and video interviews with a number of parents who bring their kids to music fests. Check out some of our past coverage HERE.
kid policy: kids under 6 are free with paying adult. Kids 6-12 half price at the gate only
The Summer Camp Music Festival was started in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. The first year's festival hosted over 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of two days. Since that first year, the Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 65 bands on 6 stages over 4 days. Artists that have performed at the Summer Camp Music Festival in past year's include: moe., Umphrey's McGee, The Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson, Les Claypool, Keller Williams, O.A.R., The Roots, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Gov't Mule, Leftover Salmon, The Avett Brothers, Method Man & Redman, Girl Talk, Yonder Mountain String Band and many, many more!
Pitchfork: We've already given a shout out when Pitchfork first released their line up and early bird tickets. If you're still slacking off and haven't gotten tickets yet, click the link above and get on it. We plan to be there all weekend and will have a photo filled feature for you. But nothing compares to being
kid policy: Kids under 10 are free with paying adult. Kids from 826Chi, the awesome writing workshop center, will be covering Pitchfork as journalists! So keep an eye out for these talented young writers. Dave Eggers, author-editor-publisher and founder of 826 writing centers nationwide, just came to visit Du-Jay's class yesterday before a sold out evening appearance. Dave and Du-Jay share a passion for writing and drawing and the same birthday!
kid policy: kids 10 and under are free with paying adult (no limit on the number of kids per adult)
JULY 15 / 16 / 17
Friday, July 15
Animal Collective, Neko Case, Guided By Voices, Thurston Moore, Battles, James Blake, Das Racist, Curren$y, tUnE-yArDs, EMA, Gatekeeper
Saturday, July 16
Fleet Foxes, DJ Shadow, The Dismemberment Plan, Destroyer, No Age, Gang Gang Dance, Zola Jesus, Twin Shadow, Toro Y Moi, Woods, Cold Cave, Wild Nothing, OFF!, Julianna Barwick, G-Side, Sun Airway, Chrissy Murderbot
Sunday, July 17
TV on the Radio, Cut Copy, Deerhunter, Superchunk, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, OFWGKTA, HEALTH, Kurt Vile, Yuck, The Fresh & Onlys, Radio Dept., Baths, Kylesa, Shabazz Palaces, Twin Sister, How to Dress Well, Darkstar
North Coast Music Festival:
Labor day weekend-September 2-4th. We were only able to make it to the opening night last year, but we had a fantastic time! We'll be posting our photo filled adventures from the first ever Northcoast Music Fest in May. This year we plan to be back for the full run. Last year we gave away 2 passes for the whole fest to a lucky ChiIL Mama reader. Check back often and we'll see what we can finagle for this year.
kid policy: kids under 10 are free with paying adult