Wizard World Chicago

Get ready to experience The Upside Down this August at Wizard World Chicago

TheDonald E. Stephens Convention Center will be flooded with hundreds of stars and Comic Con fans this August 24 – 27 & everyone’s invited to join in on the festivities. Included in the star-studded lineup are ‘Stranger Things’ kids Dustin & Lucas, the ‘Doctor Who’ cast, heavy rocker Gene Simmons, the ‘Avengers’ Elizabeth Olsen + many more!

With Photo Ops, Autograph Signings + more, this really is every Comic Con dreamers fantasy. .

Wizard World 2016 – Zach Long


Wizard World 2016 – Zach Long


As if just seeing your favorite characters wasn’t enough, dare to dive into the Wizard World Costume Contest. The most serious & intense fans join in on this one as the best of the best will morph into their top character – be prepared. Different categories will include Best in Show, Best Male/Female Heroes, Best Male/Female villains + more!

Wizard World 2016 – Zach Long


Wizard World 2016 – Zach Long


Wizard World 2016 – Zach Long

General Admission, 4-Day VIP, Autographs, Photo Ops + much more are still available for grabs. Who are you going to be?



Lollapalooza is now only 100 DAYS away! 

From amazing artists and mouth-watering bites to family attractions and green fields galore, Grant Park lights up every year to celebrate Lollapalooza! We’ve collected a few of our top picks from the previous #Lolla celebrations below!

Lollapalooza's 25th Anniversary

Lollapalooza’s 25th Anniversary


Die Antwoord - Lollapalooza 2016

Die Antwoord – Lollapalooza 2016


Lollapalooza - VIP Experience

Lollapalooza – VIP Experience



Bloc Party – Cambria Harkey



Mute Math – Charles Reagan



Hardwell – Roger Ho


This year’s 2017 lineup boasts artists including Chance The Rapper, The Killers, Muse, Arcade Fire, The XX, Lorde, Blink-182, DJ Snake, Justice, Alt-J, Run The Jewels, Cage The Elephant, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, The Head and The Heart, Foster The People + many many more! See the full 2017 Lineup below:



Check out the 25th Anniversary recap below and see you at the park!



Windy City Smokeout
Fire up the grill: Chicago’s Windy City Smokeout is on sale NOW!

From a Whole Hog Brunch to a crawfish Boil & Oyster Roast, this food and music festival has something for everyone to enjoy! Come on down on July 14th – 16th where Chicago will be hosting the BBQ smoke out of the year. This year with over 30 performances on 2 stages, including Jake Owen, Kip Moore, Lee Brice, Randy Rodgers Band, Eli You g Band, Luke Combs, Lanco, Jana Kramer, Brandy Clark and more! Tasty eats, treats and stand out performances, Windy City Smokeout 2017 is going to be one for the books!

For more information and details on the festival, visit and get your tickets for Single  Day, 3-day GA, and a new revamped VIP experience below!




Meet and greet your favorite ‘Pop-Fi’ celebrities at Wizard World Chicago! Experience a weekend of exclusive autograph signings, photo ops, panels, gaming tournaments, cosplay competitions, workshops, and more.

Geek out with us at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on August 24 – 27, 2017.

2017 Guests: Jewel Staite, Des Taylor, Lou Ferrigno, Ben Templesmith, Joe Harris, Joe Rubinstein, James Silvani, Des Taylor and more!


Just Announced: AAHH! Fest is making it’s long awaited comeback on September 24 & 25 at Union Park!

The 2 day event is more than a musical showcase, it’s a cause. The AAHH! FEST is COMMON’S commitment to bringing jobs and education programs to his hometown of Chicago, the city in which he built the foundation for an entertainment career.

The event raises funds to support the COMMON Ground Foundation and Donda’s House, the charitable organizations of COMMON, Kanye West, and Rhymefest.


Photo by Bradley Murray


Day 1 of the festival, Community Day, will feature Tink, Taylor Bennett and performances by Chicago’s top talent.

Day 2 of the festival, hosted by Deon Cole, will feature COMMON with very Special Guests, The Internet, Jeremih, Sir The Baptist and more to be announced!

Stay tuned for more announcements from AAHH! FEST, and get your Sunday and Saturday Tickets here.




If you’re wondering where the scoop is on Lollapalooza 2015 recaps, we’ve got just the ticket. Lollapalooza’s recap video makes us antsy for 2016. Check it out here:

Now, the piece de resistance, here’s a comprehensive list of lists, from best festival fashion to most insane performances and everything in between.


>> Lollapalooza 2015: The Most Stylish Onstage Moments – Pret-a-Reporter


>> 20+ Pics Of The Most Bangin’ Lollapalooza Street StyleRefinery 29



>> 9 Best Lollapalooza 2015 Performances – Fuse


>> Lollapalooza 2015′s Top 10 PerformancesBillboard



>> Lollapalooza review: Paul McCartney, Metallica make way for EDM –Chicago Tribune



>> Lollapalooza 2015: Scantily clad teens, evacuations, and Paul McCartneyThe AV Club



Lollapalooza is back for it’s 26th year with an extended weekend of music featuring the world’s most popular artists and up-and-coming acts. The legendary music festival that put festivals on the map takes place every Summer in the heart of Chicago at Grant Park. Loaded with 8 stages, and 170+ bands from all over the world, every Lolla lineup makes hands wave, heads nod, and crowds holler. Plus, there’s an art market for you to snag original crafts and swag, sweet photogenic spots featuring the Chicago skyline, and tons of official festival merchandise on site for you to take home.

2017 Lineup Details:

Chance The Rapper, The Killers, Muse, Arcade Fire, The xx, Lorde, blink-182, DJ Snake, Justice, Alt-J, Run the Jewels, Cage the Elephant, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, The Head an The Heart, Foster the People, The Shins, Ryan Adams, Kaskade, Porter Robinson, Zeds Dead, Liam Gallagher, Rae Sremmurd, Glass Animals, Gramatik, Migos, Phantogram, Tove Lo, Spoon, Milky Chance and more!

Past festival performers include Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, J. Cole, Lana Del Ray, Future, Ellie Goulding, Major Lazer, Disclosure, Jane’s Addiction, Flume, G-Eazy, The 1975, Haim, M83, Two Door Cinema Club, Halsey, Chris Stapleton, and Flosstradamus.