Festival Recap: Riot Fest Day 2


Walking to the Riot Fest grounds on the final day, I immediately noticed how many people were there early. Henry Clay People were playing to the welcoming crowd on the largest of the four stages, but the majority of the crowd was already gathered waiting for Imagine Dragons set. Coming onto the stage a few

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Festival Recap: Riot Fest Day 1


Riot Fest drew 30,000 people, both young and old. Kicking off the festival was Dead Sara, a band I most likely wouldn’t have heard about if they hadn’t been on this bill. And boy, am I happy they were. Their set had even more energy than I anticipated, especially their hit song “Weatherman.” The crowd

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Five Must-See Bands At Riot Fest


Seven years after its beginnings in Chicago, Riot Fest has hit its stride. This year’s festival is taking over not only the Congress Theater, but also turning Humboldt Park into a full blown carnival, including multiple stages, Ferris Wheel, traditional rides and of course a wrestling ring for lucha libre battles. The real draw of

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