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Music Festivals in Illinois 2021–2022.

Attend Your Favorite Music Festivals Across North America.

Looking for music festivals in in Illinois? We got you! Whether you need booking info so you can apply to perform at festivals or are interested in attending events in your town or city, discover music festivals of all sizes on FestivalNet. We publish art shows with stages for regional talent, expos of all sorts that feature local and national entertainment, and craft shows in your own backyard that include all kinds of entertainment! Serving the events industry since 1996, FestivalNet offers many ways to find the right event! Set up a free or pro membership and gain access to search by event attendance, number of stages, genres & types of music, whether there's food trucks, fine art, or anything in between...! Ready? Peruse upcoming music festivals below and join our website for extensive booking information!

Featured Events

July 10 - August 28, 2021

copernicuscenter.org

(773) 313-3893
Copernicus Center - Chicago, IL

The Copernicus Foundation is happy to announce its 2021 8-week Outdoor Summer Concert Series. Beginning Saturday July 10th music lovers of all ages can come enjoy live bands at the Copernicus Center in Jefferson Park. There is no better way to enjoy your summer nights than under the stars, with your favorite bands and local kitchen. Rain or shine, our campus will be waiting to welcome you back to the summer Chicago has missed so much. Our full bar and kitchen will be ready to serve you under the lights as you bop to your favorite tunes. Only at the Copernicus Center July 10th - August 28th, 2021. Doors open 5pm $10 General Admission.

August 7 - 8, 2021

theworldoffaeries.com

(815) 788-1630
Vasa Park - South Elgin, IL

Annual themed event of 17 years. Videos online at YouTube. Beautiful Vasa Park. Full details available by emailing us for full information sheet and vendor application. Don't miss out. Spaces are filled first come. A full weekend of music * fun for families* games and prizes *fairy tea parties*The Swords of Valor* vendor village of local artisans and surrounding states. Free Parking. Gate $15, Seniors $8, Ages 12 and under free. Discounts online.

September 4, 2021

visitrockfalls.com

(815) 622-1106
RB&W Riverfront Park - Rock Falls, IL

Art in the Park at the RB&W is an event where we unveil the 8 new sculptures that will be in place for one year at our park. These sculptures were juried chosen. We will have art vendors, music and food.

September 5 - 6, 2021

(847) 234-3743
Market Square - Lake Forest, IL

The nationally top rated Deer Path Art Fair on the Square, is held at historic Lake Forest Market Square and Western Avenue. The juried fine arts show features 160 artists representing a wide variety of design mediums in a wide variety of price points. Artists are selected from across the country and are present to meet and discuss their work and technique with the art patrons. A wonderful show in a beautiful setting!

September 11 - 12, 2021

carillon-rees.org

(217) 306-1838
Washington Park - Beautiful Botanical Gardens - Springfield, IL

Juried fine art fair loved by artists & patrons for size, location, & quality of artwork. Ranked in Best 100 Art Fairs in the U.S. for 6 consecutive years, the ONLY art fair in Springfield & Central IL with this distinction. Wonderful catering volunteers with show director on-site & attentive all weekend. Next to neighborhood of art-buying patrons. Capitol with higher-ed, medical & professionals. Free beverages and snacks all weekend!

October 2 - 3, 2021

(815) 732-3465
Downtown Courthouse Lawn - Oregon, IL

Autumn on Parade showcases the beautiful town of Oregon, Illinois. This year we will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary. The craft show is set up on the historic Ogle County Courthouse lawn and surrounding areas. The parade features more than 100 entries and will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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Music Festivals — upcoming

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July 13 - 17, 2022

Glendale Heights Fest

Camera Park, Glendale Heights, IL

Status: Updated 6/30/2021

There will be 2 stages with National, Regional and Local talent. The music will be Top Forty/Pop, Beach, DJ/Dance/Techno, Country, Rock and Variety, and there will be other activities like carnival, live bands, mechanical bull, idol contest.
July 28 - 31, 2022

Prairie Fest

Community Park, Wood Dale, IL

Status: Updated 7/29/2021

There will be 1 stage with National talent. The music will be Alternative, Top Forty/Pop, Beach, Jazz, Country and Rock.
July 17 - October 16, 2021

Farmer's Market

Brookfield Village Hall, Brookfield, IL

Status: Updated 7/15/2021

There will be 1 stage with Local talent. The music will be Variety.
July 23 - 31, 2021

Champaign County Fair

Fairgrounds, Urbana, IL

Status: Updated 7/10/2020

There will be 1 stage with Regional talent. The music will be Country and Variety, and there will be other activities like talent contest, senior citizen day, 4-h show, livestock judging, exhibit judging.
July 23 - August 13, 2021

Bitter Jester Music Festival

Port Clinton Square, Highland Park, IL

Status: Updated 6/22/2021

There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Americana, Alternative, Top Forty/Pop, Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Country, World, Roots, New Age, Experimental, Funk, Rock, Jam, Metal, Rockabilly, Folk and Variety.
July 24 - 31, 2021

Crawford County Fair

Fairgrounds, Oblong, IL

Status: Updated 6/18/2020

There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Gospel, and there will be other activities like demo derby, rodeo tractor and truck pull.
July 29 - August 1, 2021

Hampshire Coon Creek Country Days

Veterans Memorial Park, Hampshire, IL

Status: Updated 7/29/2021

There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Top Forty/Pop, Country, Old-time, Rock and Variety, and there will be other activities like fireworks sat night at dusk, parade sunday at noon.
July 30 - August 1, 2021

Taste of Roselle

Main Street Roselle, Roselle, IL

Status: Updated 7/26/2021

There will be 3 stages with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Alternative, Top Forty/Pop, Rock, Gospel and Variety, and there will be other activities like carnival rides and games, birds of prey demo, park district exhibitions, bingo.
July 30 - August 1, 2021

JEFF Fest

Jefferson Memorial Park, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 7/7/2021

There will be 1 stage with National, Regional and Local talent. The music will be Variety.
July 30 - August 1, 2021

Lake County Micro Fair

Fairgrounds, Grayslake, IL

Status: Updated 7/2/2021

There will be 1 stage with National, Regional and Local talent. The music will be Top Forty/Pop and Country.
July 31, 2021

Homegrown Arts and Music Festival

Basecamp Pup and Eatery, Lisle, IL

Status: Updated 6/8/2021

There will be 3 stages with Local talent. The music will be Americana, Alternative, Blues, Bluegrass, Country, Roots, Funk, R & B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Jam, Folk and Variety.
July 31 - August 1, 2021

Art at the Glen

Glen Town Center, Glenview, IL

Status: Updated 11/16/2020

There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Variety.
August 4 - 8, 2021

McLean County Fair

McLean County Fairgrounds, Bloomington, IL

Status: Updated 7/7/2020

There will be 1 stage with National and Local talent. The music will be Country.
August 4 - 8, 2021

Kankakee County Fair

Fairgrounds, Kankakee, IL

Status: Updated 6/17/2020

There will be 1 stage with Local talent. The music will be Country, Rock and Variety, and there will be other activities like monster truck show, school bus figure 8, demo derby, truck/tractor pulls, ipra rodeo.
August 6 - 8, 2021

Summer Harvest Festival at Chaplin Creek Village

Chaplin Creek Village, Franklin Grove, IL

Status: Updated 8/3/2020

There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Bluegrass, Country, Rock and Folk.
August 6 - 8, 2021

Decatur Celebration

Downtown, 20 City Blocks, Decatur, IL

Status: Updated 6/17/2020

There will be 8 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent. The music will be Top Forty/Pop, Jazz, DJ/Dance/Techno, Ethnic, Blues, Country, Funk, R & B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Folk, Christian and Variety, and there will be other activities like razzle dazzle goodtimes parade on saturday.
August 7, 2021

Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge

St. Viator School, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 9/1/2020

There will be 1 stage with Regional talent. The music will be Variety.
August 7 - 8, 2021

North Halsted Market Days

Downtown, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 3/1/2021

There will be 4 stages with National, Regional and Local talent. The music will be Alternative, Top Forty/Pop, Jazz, DJ/Dance/Techno, Rock and Folk.
August 8, 2021

Peach Festival

Pere Marquette Lodge, Grafton, IL

Status: Updated 9/4/2020

There will be 1 stage with Local talent. The music will be Ethnic, Bluegrass, Country and Children's.
August 11 - 15, 2021

Gladiolus Festival

122 W. Washington Street, Momence, IL

Status: Updated 4/27/2020

There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Top Forty/Pop and Rock, and there will be other activities like 3 parades, carnival.
August 12 - 15, 2021

Mendota Sweet Corn Festival

Downtown, Veterans' Park, Elks Parking Lot, Mendota, IL

Status: Updated 7/10/2020

There will be 2 stages with Local talent. The music will be Top Forty/Pop, Country, Old-time, Rock and Variety, and there will be other activities like parade, queen pageant, free sweet corn, beer garden with live bands,festival&ethnic food.
August 12 - 22, 2021

Illinois State Fair

Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL

Status: Updated 7/22/2021

There will be 14 stages with National, Regional and Local talent. The music will be Variety.