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World Music Festival Chicago

The 18th Annual World Music Festival Chicago will take place Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 25, 2016 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

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: $35 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 9 - 25, 2016 • City-wide • Various Locations • FREE Admission


Apply To Perform

Apply To Perform

Submissions will be accepted from November 3, 2015-January 4, 2016 for the 2016 festival.





























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