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17th Annual World Music Festival Chicago Announces Full Lineup Featuring Diverse International Musicians September 11-22

World Music Festival Chicago

The 17th Annual World Music Festival Chicago will take place Friday, September 11 – Tuesday, September 22, 2015 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

World Music Festival Chicago 2015 Brochure (PDF)2015 Brochure

World Music Festival Chicago 2015 Map and Venues2015 Map & Venues


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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: $35 all-day parking /Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage (regular rates apply at Grant Park North & Grant Park South Garages)

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September 11 - 22, 2015 • City-wide • Various Locations • FREE Admission


Complete Schedule, Red Baraat (Photo credit: James Bartolozzi)

Complete Schedule

This year's performers include Red Baraat (pictured), Ester Rada, Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquests, Orlando Julius and more.


Millennium Park Schedule

Millennium Park Schedule

Performances include Red Baraat, La Santa Cecilia, Mahmoud Ahmed and Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa.


Ragamala: A Celebration of Indian Classical Music (Kala Ramnath pictured)

Ragamala: A Celebration of Indian Classical Music

An Indian tradition, all-night classical concerts from 8pm-8am.


Image Gallery

Image Gallery

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World Music Festival Chicago Highlights (Ester Rada pictured, Photo by: Ohad Romano)


Highlights of the 2015 World Music Festival Chicago.



Chicago Cultural Center Schedule (Paolo Angeli pictured, photo by: Nanni Angeli)

Chicago Cultural Center Schedule

Performances will take place at the historic Chicago Cultural Center Sept. 14, 15, 17, 18, 20 & 22.


Performer Bios (La Santa Cecilia pictured; Photo by: Humberto Howard)

Performer Bios

Learn about the diverse lineup of performers appearing at the 2015 World Music Festival.


World Music Festival Press Room

Press Room

Media credential requests to cover the 2015 Chicago World Music Festival must be must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, September 4 for consideration.