text by Sarah Thomas
Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Union Park on September, Friday 10th through 12th. After many months of canceled shows and rescheduled concerts, music festivals like Lollapalooza and Pitchfork Music are a welcome reminder of life before COVID-19. This Chicago music festival features indie greats such as Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, and Angel Olsen. Other acts include soul-legend, Erykah Badu and the eclectic rapper, Danny Brown.
Since 2006, Pitchfork Music Fest has been a staple in the music festival world with affordable admissions and a commitment to working within the community they’ll call home during the festival weekend. This year, there are a number of Chicago’s hometown heroes on the roster.
Divino Niño will packs in hit after hit of surfy, psychedelic rock and Dehd [cover image] will hopefully give us a preview of their second album, Flower of Devotion set to release on September 17th.
There’s more than music at Pitchfork Music Fest. Each year, the festival teams up with local vendors and organizations to offer additional experiences. CHIRP will be running a vinyl Record Fair near the east edge of Pitchfork Music Fest, or you can check out a poster sale or renegade arts craft fair. For film buffs, Pitchfork Fest has also announced a new film series at the Music Box Theatre, which will run from September 6-8th. Get tickets here.
If you’re still itching for more of your favorite artists after the music festival, get your fill at one of Pitchfork Festivals after shows. Tickets for the after-shows are selling out fast, so check back with the venues for additional showtimes to be added.
Single-day, general admission tickets are still on sale online.