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Chicago Festivals in June

17 Jun

Summer is upon us and Chicago is the place to be, here are some popular fests to experience this month… Green City Music Fest is coming on the popular weekend of June 25th.  With well-known acts like The Thermals, Yo La Tengo, and Les Savy Fav, as well as food vendors and a small $5 […]

Spring Events in Chicago

11 Apr

Spring has sprung with some upcoming outdoor events… Want a taste of Germany?  Mayfest delivers heaping servings of brats and beer and live music, it kicks off June 2nd in beautiful Lincoln Square for FREE.  However, Lakeview’s Mayfest kicks off May 21st and offers food vendors, a pet parade, as well as some local live bands for $10 admission. **Any of […]

TNK Festival 2011 Chicago

03 Jan

Here at the hostel we’re psyched about the TNK Festival coming to Chicago January 12-16th at Lincoln Hall, Metro, and Schubas.  A 5 day pass is $100 and includes an opening night reception, free cocktails, trolley travel between the venues, and a chance to meet some Chicago rock critics.  Otherwise, the shows are $15 a […]

Riot Fest 2010

12 Aug

Achtung punk rock enthusiasts!  The annual Riot Fest concert series will bestow its snarling, three-chord, beer-swilling, band-filled, moshing, crowd-surfing, glory upon our city once again.  If you need cheap accommodations, grab your favorite band shirt & book a room with us ASAP.  The fest packs another stellar lineup of rock-n-roll: Bad Religion, The Lawrence Arms, […]

Things to do in Chicago September 2010

06 Aug
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Chicago is becoming big music fest central.  We know you’ve heard of Pitchfork and Lallapalooza, but we’d like to introduce you to a new concert series, NorthCoast Music Festival.  This is a celebratory concoction of hip hop, electronic, dance and indy music occuring at Union Park Labor Day Weekend, which is just a quick train […]