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WINDY CITY LAKESHAKE

* June 19-21

Country music fans were excited this

year as this brand-new country festival

made its debut, landing some pretty

big names for its first year. Held at the

FirstMerit Bank Pavilion on Northerly

Island, this festival hosted performers

like Brad Paisley, Clare Dunn, Florida

Georgia Line, and Dierks Bentley.

3-day general admission and 3-day

grandstand tickets were sold, but fans

could also purchase VIP passes. VIP

attendees hung out in the exclusive

“FIAT” lounge and were privy to shaded

reserved seating, elevated views, and

upgraded food.

SUMMERFEST

*June 24-28, June 30-July 6

Summerfest was held at Henry Maier

Festival Park in Milwaukee, just over

90 miles north of Chicago. Celebrated

as the “world’s largest music festival”

it spanned a total of 11 days and

included over 800 acts and 1,000

performances, which were enjoyed

by more than 900,000 fans. The idea

of Summerfest dates back to the late

1960s. Over the years, the permanent

75-acre festival site has seen great

growth and enhancements, including

capital improvements and new partners,

vendors, and exhibits. The 2015 lineup

included The Rolling Stones, Carrie

Underwood, Kings of Leon, Keith

Urban, Stevie Wonder, Bastille, Zac

Brown Band, and Ed Sheeran.

LOLLAPALOOZA

* July 31-August 2

As if the middle of the summer in Chicago

isn’t hot enough, the Lollapalooza

festival really turns up the heat. This

festival, held in Millennium Park, is

the jackpot of music festivals. General

admission and 1-day passes are already

sold out, so the only way to get in now

is by purchasing a 3-day VIP pass, which

are also going fast! The VIP pass grants

entrance into the two “Lolla Lounges”

that include catered food, mini-spa

treatments, golf cart shuttles to the

viewing platforms, and premium sightlines.

This year’s anticipated lineup includes

performances by Paul McCartney, Sam

Smith, Kid Cudi, Metallica, Florence +

the Machine, and Alabama Shakes.

CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL

* September 3-6

Hosted in Millennium Park and the

Chicago Cultural Center, this year’s 37th

Annual Chicago Jazz Festival will toast

to 100 years of Billie Holiday, 50 years

of the Association for the Advancement

of Creative Musicians, and 25 years of

the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Since 1979, the festival’s mission has

been to showcase Chicago’s vast jazz

talent alongside national and international

artists. The festival promotes appreciation

for all forms of jazz through quality live

performances, and is the largest free jazz

festival in the world. This year’s top

headliners include Muhal Richard Abrams,

Jose James, Dee Dee Bridgewater,

and Henry Butler.

With the 3-day

LAKESHAKE

VIP pass, you

can expect to

experience the

festival in comfort

and style.