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The 20th Annual World Music Festival Chicago will take place September 7-23, 2018 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.
World Music Festival is sponsored by Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Reader, Chicago Sun-Times, and Millennium Park Garages. Grant support for World Music Festival provided by the Irish American Heritage Center, and Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.