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World Music Festival Chicago


September 8-24, 2017 • City-wide • Various Locations • FREE Admission

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World Music Festival Chicago

The 19th Annual World Music Festival Chicago will take place September 8-24, 2017 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.




Apply to Perform

Apply to Perform

Submissions will be accepted from
December 1, 2016-January 1, 2017 for the 2017 festival.

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Information and Resources

Chicago Cultural Center

Various Locations, including: 

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.

Chicago, IL 60602


Millennium Park

Millennium Park
Near Michigan Ave. & Washington St.

201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

  • 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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