3 Affordable Midwest Music Festivals

Mamby on the Beach: $79-$149

Mamby on the Beach is a festival located in Chicago, Illinois at the famous Oak Wood Beach. Usually taking place at the end of June (2019 official dates aren’t released yet), this is a fun festival for all ages. With a sandy beach, laidback vibes, and a beautiful Chicago skyline you can’t really go wrong!

Acts like Duke Dumont, Russ, Jai Wolf, Whethan, and Statik took the stage last year. They try to aim for a more versatile lineup, crossing between EDM, alternative, & rap. Awesome amenities include a ferris wheel, sand volleyball, silent disco, vendors, and free water! There are also shuttles that go to a select few hotels, but the festival is really easily accessible by Chicago’s public transit, CTA. With single day passes & full weekend passes available, this is a festival you’ll definitely want to catch.

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Summer Camp Music Festival: $69-$250

If you’re looking to get away from the bustle of city life, Summer Camp Music Festival kicks off May 24th, 25th, & 26th in Chillicothe, Illinois. There are single day passes & full weekend passes available, camping spots, and check out that lineup…

…for reals?! Stacked! If you’re a fan of jam & strings you’ll especially dig this festival but, there’s a lot of electric soul, groovy dub, and funkadelic rock sprinkled in there too. One thing I really like about this festival is their sustainability. From biodiesel generators, local business support, to volunteers hand sorting through the festivals waste to decide if it’s compost, recyclable or landfill, this festival truly cares about the footprint they leave. That alone is worth supporting, not to mention the lineup!

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Skyefall Music Festival: $100-$150

Dresser is a town of 859 people in northern Wisconsin that’s consented to housing a music festival. Skyefall will take place at Trollrodgen Outdoor Recreation Area on July 5th & 6th of this year.

You can either buy a GA, premium, or VIP backstage pass, and each ticket that gets sold has proceeds that go to wounded warriors family support. The lineup isn’t released yet, but there has been confirmed leaks of Styles&Complete, Kasum, Joe Maz, and Chris Schambacher. There will be car-side camping, a zipline park, free water, charging stations, and much more. Stay tuned on the website to see what this low-key festival is stewing up.

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Katy Clark

Hey! I'm Katy and I'm from Madison, Wisconsin. I enjoy long walks on the beach and bass in my face. I LOVE all genres of EDM and will rave to my grave.

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