The 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival, celebrating its 5th Anniversary, is being held July 16 – July 18 at Chicago's Union Park. The festival has announced the addition of the Jonathan Richman-inspired, summery pop of Sonny & The Sunsets, set to fill the spot left vacant by the unfortunate cancellation of jj.
Also, those who have not purchased their tickets yet should do so, as Sunday tickets are almost gone. To miss Pavement’s lone announced Chicago appearance could be a mistake that could haunt one for the rest of their days. Purchase single-day tickets here.
Those who have attended PMF in previous years can attest that the festival is never JUST about the music. Apart from being one of the most affordable and green-friendly festivals in the country, it also proudly acts as a showcase for some of Chicago's best retailers and artisans.
-- CHIRP Record Fair & Other Delights
The Chicago Independent Radio Project (CHIRP) Record Fair & Other Delights is a can’t-miss event for music lovers and vinyl enthusiasts from around the country. Bringing you the best selection of vinyl and CDs to be found under one tent, vendors offer everything from rock and pop to psychedelia and folk, soul and jazz to country and international, house and hip-hop to rockabilly and R&B, and even more!
At Coterie Chicago, you will find handmade goods created by a skilled artisan workforce committed to providing cutting-edge art, style, and accessories that enhance your life. Buying directly from the maker creates a heightened sense of community, and now, more than ever, buying products from local artists and makers puts you at the forefront of real, lasting economic and creative stimulus.
-- FLATSTOCK presented by API
The FLATSTOCK poster show series, presented by the American Poster Institute (API), is an ongoing series of exhibitions featuring the work of many of the most popular concert poster artists working today. The FLATSTOCK shows provide the public with opportunities to see fine poster art in person and to meet the artists who've created it, while showcasing the breadth of individual styles they represent. Since beginning in 2003, Flatstock has presented events in the U.S. and Europe and has become the epicenter of the current phenomenon in handmade poster art.
-- Rock for Kids
Rock For Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free music instruction to underprivileged children in the Chicago area. The Rock For Kids booth features a variety of ways for concert goers to learn more about Rock For Kids and support their mission, including an auction of unique items from your favorite Pitchfork artists.
The 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival Lineup
Broken Social Scene
The Tallest Man on Earth
Sharon Van Etten
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Bear In Heaven
The Smith Westerns
Sonny & The Sunsets **
Here We Go Magic
** new addition
Set times will be published mid-June.