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World Music Festival Chicago

The 16th Annual World Music Festival Chicago will take place Thursday, September 11 – Sunday, September 21, 2014 and is presented by the City of Chicago and produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists and ensembles from over 80 countries since it began in 1999.



Information and Resources

Various Locations, including the: Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602


  • Free Admission; No Tickets
  • Various Hours

2014 Brochure

2014 Brochure

2014 Map & Venues

2014 Map & Venues


Public Transportation

For travel information, visit


Millennium Garages

Parking details: Park near the music! Garage locations are Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 S. Columbus Drive, Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave.

Packages: $30 all-day parking /Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage (regular rates apply at Grant Park North & Grant Park South Garages)

Purchase Options: pay at parking location; call 312.616.0600

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September 11 - 21, 2014 • City-wide • Various Locations • FREE Admission


Complete Schedule (Seun Kuti pictured, Photo by: Johann Sauty)

Complete Schedule

This year's performers include Seun Kuti (pictured), Vieux Farka Touré, Boban and more.


Millennium Park Schedule

Millennium Park Schedule

Performances include Vieux Farka Touré, Bombino, La Bottine Souriante and Seun Kuti & Egypt 80.


Performer Bios (Vieux Farka Touré pictured)

Performer Bios

Read about the diverse lineup of performers at the 2014 World Music Festival Chicago.














Chicago Cultural Center Schedule (Lyon Leifer pictured)

Chicago Cultural Center Schedule

Performances will take place at the historic Chicago Cultural Center on September 12 & 21.


Ragamala: A Celebration of Indian Classical Music (Saraswathi Ranganathan pictured)

Ragamala: A Celebration of Indian Classical Music

An Indian tradition, all-night classical concerts from 9pm-9am.


Image Gallery

Image Gallery

These images are available in high resolution for press purposes only.