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North Coast Music Festival 2017 Festival Review

North Coast Music Festival, now in its eighth year since premiering in 2010, does unfortunately always mean that summer in Chicago is coming to an end. It does however usually deliver with a solid lineup at an affordable price, and this year was no exception. Location, Accessibility, and Layout Since its inception North Coast has […]

Enter to Win 2 GA Tickets to Mamby On The Beach 2017 ft. MGMT, Flying Lotus, Green Velvet, Lee Foss

Mamby On The Beach returns to Chicago’s Oakwood Beach on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25. Featuring a backdrop of Chicago’s iconic skyline and Lake Michigan’s shimmering waters, the Beach Stage will play host to some of the most defining indie, electronic and hip hop artists of the era. Leading the charge will be the kings […]

Win 2 GA Tickets to Reaction New Year’s Eve 2016

Reaction New Year’s Eve is returning to the DES Convention Center in Rosemont, IL on December 30th and 31st. This marks the second installment of the event, which launched last year at the same venue right outside Chicago city limits. The stunning two-night event will once again transform the immense Donald E. Stevens Convention Center into a […]

React Presents Continues to Impress With Freaky Deaky’s 2016 Return to Toyota Park

Last year’s inaugural Freak Deaky as a three-day fully fledged music festival kicked off with a bang, surprising us with a top notch festival experience that captured the combination of great stage production, exceptional lineup, and a holiday theme that kept the festival fresh and exciting in Chicago’s fairly saturated market. This year’s edition was no different: […]

Win 2 GA Tickets to Spring Awakening Music Festival and 2 Pairs of DownBeats Ear Plugs!

This year’s Spring Awakening Music Festival packs quality and diversity with a lineup that covers EDM, Trance, house music and dubstep across the space of three days. Hosted at Addams/Medill Park for the first time, the festival will feature five stages each day. The DJ Stage will mostly cater to EDM heavyweights the likes of Steve Aoki, […]

WIN A PAIR OF 3-DAY GA TICKETS TO FREAKY DEAKY

  DownBeats teamed up with React Presents to give you the chance to win a pair of 3-Day GA wristbands for this year’s Freaky Deaky – Chicago’s newest festival taking place over Halloween weekend at Toyota Park! Featuring top-notch acts such as Armin van Buuren, Richie Hawtin and Bassnectar, React’s latest festival venture provides Halloween-themed […]

North Coast Music Festival 2015 – Festival Experience & Review

This year’s edition of North Coast Music Festival will forever be remembered as the year The Chemical Brothers made their return with a performance many likened to that of Daft Punk at Lollapalooza in 2007. Masterful, classic, innovative, relentless and quite simply the perfect festival performance to end a weekend that many consider symbolizes the end […]

North Coast Line-Up Highlights Local Talent Alongside International Heavyweights

The moment people in Chicago start to talk about North Coast is always a bittersweet one. Although it is one of the most anticipated festivals in the city, it also signals the end of summer and with its harsh winters, that’s never a welcomed time of the year in the Windy City. Hosted in Union […]