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Chicago World Music Festival

What if we told you there’s a way to hear hundreds of international musicians? Well you CAN, at Chicago’s 20th annual World Music Festival. This September, experience the largest and longest-running festival of international music. Find details about the festival and a nearby hotel, below.

The Details

Chicago’s World Music Festival is back this year for its 20th season! And it is ready to bring amazing musical performances to the Windy City. Unlike most music festivals that last a few days, the World Music Festival is a little longer. This year, it spans from September 7-23. Over 650 artists perform in several different venues across the city for this event. And with the name “World Music Festival,” it’s no surprise that the fest’s bands represent over 80 countries. The best part about this festival? It’s free to attend!

Performing Artists   

With over 650 artists and bands this year, it’s impossible for us to tell you about them all. But, here is what you should know. The World Music Festival has not yet released the list of artists for this year’s event, however updates can be found on their Facebook page. Performances occur across Chicago with most of them happening at the Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park. A more detailed schedule should be released in the coming month. Transportation and parking options can be found on the official City of Chicago website.

Hotel Near World Music Festival

As you look for a hotel near Chicago’s World Music Festival, consider staying at the City Suites Hotel. City Suites Hotel is a sleek property located right near many of the festival performances. Its unique style and well-appointed amenities will make you feel right at home while in Chicago.

While the World Music Festival is still a few months away, it’s never too early to plan! An event this massive requires some extra thought. And whether you visit for a weekend, a week or the entire festival, don’t forget to book your stay at a great hotel like City Suites!


World Music Festival
Where: Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park
When: September 7-23
Admission: Free

City Suites Hotel
A sleek, retro property characterized by its unique Art Deco style. 933 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3400.

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