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Music Festivals in Illinois 2021–2022.

Attend Your Favorite Music Festivals Across North America.

Who doesn’t love a good music festival? If you’re struggling to find the best concerts in Illinois, you’ve stumbled upon the right site! At FestivalNet, we’ve created an uber-comprehensive database to help you find the most exciting music shows in your city! Whether you’re a fan of rock, pop, jazz, hip hop, or country music, you’ll find concerts that are perfectly suited to your taste. Browse through dozens of music events to find the perfect pick and add a touch of pizzazz to your night! We regularly update our listings to ensure you don’t miss out on any shows in your area. At FestivalNet, we’re sticklers for attention-to-detail. We only post shows that are credible and safe. If there are any concerns, we like to err on the side of caution. In essence, you won’t have to worry about the nitty-gritty; we’ve already taken care of it! Simply find your show, access the details, and make your weekend extra special.

Taste of Polonia Festival

September 3 - 6, 2021

TOPchicago.org

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

The yearly Labor Day festival at Copernicus Center offers 4 days of non-stop Live Music, food, and fun! The largest Polish Fest in the USA. Four (4) stages & over 30 bands: rock, pop, jazz, dance, polka, world, & more. Great Polish Food, Polish Beer, & fest food. Also: Kid's Zone, Rides, inside Casino & full bar, plus daily special events! $5 to $10 - kids 12 & under FREE. Proceeds benefit the non-profit work of the Copernicus Foundation

Art in the Park

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.

Deer Path Art Fair on the Square

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!

Art Spectacular at the Carillon

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!

Autumn on Parade

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

Show Canceled Events
Tinley Park Brew and Vine
April 10, 2021

Tinley Park Brew and Vine

Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park, IL

Status: Updated 4/17/2020

There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Variety.
One of a Kind Spring Show and Sale Chicago
April 23 - 25, 2021

One of a Kind Spring Show and Sale Chicago

The Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 4/15/2020

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Downtown Bloomington Association
May 1 - October 30, 2021

Downtown Bloomington Farmer's Market

Downtown Bloomington Square, Bloomington, IL

Status: Updated 3/3/2021

There will be 1 stage with Local talent. The music will be Variety, and there will be other activities like kids' activities, gardening demonstrations.
City of West Chicago
May 15, 2021

Blooming Fest

Historic Downtown, West Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 5/20/2020

There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Variety, and there will be other activities like garden club plant sale, music, entertainment, children's activities, auto exhibit.
What's Blooming on Harrison
May 15, 2021

What's Blooming on Harrison

Arts District, Oak Park, IL

Status: Updated 4/20/2020

There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Variety, and there will be other activities like children's carnival, craft demonstrations, hands-on workshops.
D & W Events, Inc.
May 22 - 23, 2021

Art at the Lake

Paulus Park, Lake Zurich, IL

Status: Updated 6/19/2020

There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Jazz, Blues, R & B/Soul, Folk and Classical/Symphony, and there will be other activities like hands on kids art activities.
Skokie Festival of Cultures
May 22 - 23, 2021

Skokie Festival of Cultures

Oakton Park, Skokie, IL

Status: Updated 4/28/2020

There will be 2 stages with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Variety, and there will be other activities like children's activities, international sports demonstrations.
D & W Events, Inc.
May 22 - 23, 2021

RAW - Riverside Arts Weekend

Guthrie Park, Riverside, IL

Status: Updated 6/11/2020

There will be 1 stage with National talent. The music will be Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, R & B/Soul and Classical/Symphony, and there will be other activities like kids hands on art activities.
Northbrook Art in the Park
May 22 - 23, 2021

Northbrook Art in the Park

Northbrook Park District - Village Green, Northbrook, IL

Status: Updated 11/16/2020

There will be 1 stage with Local talent. The music will be Variety.
Streator Park Fest
May 28 - 30, 2021

Streator Park Fest

Streator City Park, Streator, IL

Status: Updated 10/13/2020

There will be 1 stage with National and Local talent. The music will be Alternative, Blues, Rock, Christian and Variety, and there will be other activities like bovine bingo, magic show, saftey demonstrations, rc flyers.
Chicago Mayfest
May 28 - 30, 2021

Chicago Mayfest

3100 N. Ashland @ Barry, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 9/21/2020

There will be 1 stage with National, Regional and Local talent. The music will be Top Forty/Pop, R & B/Soul, Rock and Variety, and there will be other activities like chicago dog expo & pet parade, kids day america, and the hometown heroes.
MCHS Spring Festival
May 29 - 30, 2021

MCHS Spring Festival

Macoupin County Historical Society, Carlinville, IL

Status: Updated 4/16/2020

There will be 1 stage with Regional talent. The music will be Bluegrass, Country and Gospel, and there will be other activities like pony rides, civil war reinactment.
Barrington Art Festival
May 29 - 30, 2021

Barrington Art Festival

Downtown Barrington, Barrington, IL

Status: Updated 11/16/2020

There will be 1 stage with Local talent. The music will be Variety, and there will be other activities like kid's art activities.
Prairie Arts Festival
May 29 - 30, 2021

Prairie Arts Festival

Robert Atcher Municipal Center Grounds, Schaumburg, IL

Status: Updated 5/18/2020

There will be 3 stages with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Jazz, World, Folk, Classical/Symphony and Variety, and there will be other activities like children's craft activities.
Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival
May 29 - 30, 2021

Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival

Sheffield and Belmont Streets, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 3/1/2021

There will be 1 stage with National, Regional and Local talent. The music will be Alternative and Rock.
Harvard's Milk Days Festival
June 3 - 6, 2021

Harvard's Milk Days Festival

Milky Way Park, Harvard, IL

Status: Updated 10/15/2020

There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Swing, Beach, Blues, Bluegrass, Country, Old-time, Rock, Folk, Christian, Gospel and Variety, and there will be other activities like cattle show, milk drinking contest, carnival, parades, races.
International Horseradish Festival
June 4 - 5, 2021

International Horseradish Festival

Woodland Park, Collinsville, IL

Status: Updated 6/4/2020

There will be 2 stages with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Top Forty/Pop, Jazz, Cajun/Zydeco, Blues, Bluegrass, Country, R & B/Soul, Rock and Variety, and there will be other activities like bloody mary contest, root derby, cooking contest, root games.
Amdur Productions, Inc.
June 5 - 6, 2021

Lincolnshire Art Festival

Village Green, Lincolnshire, IL

Status: Updated 11/16/2020

There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Variety.
Canton Main Street
June 5 - 6, 2021

Art on Main Arts Festival

Jones Park, Canton, IL

Status: Updated 6/12/2020

There will be 1 stage with Local talent. The music will be Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Country and Folk, and there will be other activities like childrens activities, demonstrations, and wine.
Kankakee Strawberry Jazz Festival
June 6, 2021

Kankakee Strawberry Jazz Festival

Gov. Small Memorial Park, Kankakee, IL

Status: Updated 6/12/2020

There will be 4 stages with Local talent. The music will be Jazz, Blues, Country, Folk, Gospel and Variety, and there will be other activities like dime toss, games, face painting.
Macon County Fair
June 8 - 13, 2021

Macon County Fair

Macon County Fairgrounds, Decatur, IL

Status: Updated 6/5/2020

There will be 2 stages with National talent. The music will be Country, Rock and Children's, and there will be other activities like kids' county, contests, mud volleyball, graffiti arts contest.
Lockport Old Canal Days Festival
June 10 - 13, 2021

Lockport Old Canal Days Festival

Downtown, Lockport, IL

Status: Updated 4/28/2020

There will be 2 stages with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Variety, and there will be other activities like carnival, talent show, baby contest, museum exhibits, beer garden, contests.
Ribfest Chicago
June 11 - 13, 2021

Ribfest Chicago

Northcenter Neighborhood, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 6/8/2020

There will be 2 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent. The music will be Americana, Alternative, Roots, Rock and Variety, and there will be other activities like games, family activities, storytellers, theater, dance (for kids' square)
Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival
June 12, 2021

Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival

Bowen Park, Waukegan, IL

Status: Updated 6/8/2020

There will be 3 stages with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Alternative, Top Forty/Pop, Jazz, Ethnic, Blues, Folk, Latin, Children's, Classical/Symphony and Variety, and there will be other activities like community art project.