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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 2 Day Tickets to Reaction NYE

  Following the brilliant Freaky Deaky, Midwest dance music promoters React Presents are now looking forward to Reaction NYE. For the first time, the two-night event, happening on December 30th and 31st, will transform into an authentic warehouse-style party inside the Donald E. Stephens (DES) Convention Center – conveniently located 20 minutes outside of Downtown Chicago in Rosemont, […]

Freaky Deaky Cements its Spot as Midwest’s Biggest Halloween Festival

For the first time ever,  this year Freaky Deaky expanded to a full-blown three-day festival in the parking lot of Toyota Park. What started as a one-night affair that was recently hosted at Chicago venues such as the Congress Theater and the Aragon Ballroom, has now transformed into a fully interactive spooktacular experience, with 75+ artists, 3 […]

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 […]

The Dirtybird Crew Invades Chicago

In the last few years we have witnessed the meteoric rise of Dirtybird, a label and artist collective born just over 10 years ago in San Francisco. Despite the incessant tours and label showcases that have hit the Windy City since, this coming Saturday marks the first time Dirtybird brings their signature BBQ party to […]

Mamby On The Beach – Chicago’s New Lakefront Festival

  The concept of a beach festival in the Windy City isn’t a new one, with the city having experienced two separate editions of Wavefront Music Festival in 2012 and 2013. While Wavefront focused primarily on underground house and techno with elements of mainstream, Mamby’s organizers decided to change things up by offering an indie […]

AN UNDERGROUND OASIS AT SPRING AWAKENING MUSIC FESTIVAL

Chicago may very well be the birthplace of House music, but it is no secret that the biggest dance music festival in the city largely caters to a predominantly EDM crowd. Spring Awakening Music Festival, as we know it, launched at Soldier Field as a two-day festival in June of 2012 with a line-up that saw Skrillex […]