North Coast Music Festival

Umphrey's McGee: North Coast Music Fest.

To call them a jam band, is to under emphasize their talents beyond this style. True, they play long form, but there is never a wasted moment in their creative output, which was primarily instrumental, but with some impressive vocal hooks. Yes, they play long form, but there is never a wasted moment in their creative output, which was primarily instrumental, but with some fancy vocal hooks.

Claypool Lennon Delirium | North Coast Music Festival

Saturday evening couldn’t come fast enough for this band’s loyal followers. The quartet walked on after a pre-recorded, mind-expanding melody drifted across the stage and established an ethereal mood. The Claypool-Lennon Delirium is all about sharp contrasts, deliciously, disturbing bass lines and rampant experimentation.

The Revivalists: North Coast Music Festival

Chicago’s seventh annual North Coast Musical Festival satisfied thousands of EDM mavens over this sunny Labor Day Weekend, but headliners The Revivalists also rocked their New Orleans influenced sound to a huge crowd.

North Coast Announces Full 2016 Lineup

With each day that passes, North Coast Music Festival’s (NCMF) seventh annual installment at Union Park draws nearer and nearer. After revealing the first phase of the event’s incredible musical acts, we’re thrilled to announce the full lineup for 2016 in all its glory!

North Coast Reveals Phase 1 Lineup

Coastie (Noun): An avid music festival fan who calls North Coast Music Festival home for three days a year.

Thousands of Coasties lovingly refer to North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) as “Summer’s Last Stand.” This year, the seventh annual festival returns to Union Park over Labor Day Weekend on Friday, September 2nd through Sunday, September 4th.

Highlights from North Coast Festival Chicago 2015

North Coast Music Festival (NCMF), held in Chicago’s Union Park over Labor Day weekend, provided the perfect soundtrack for taking “summer’s last stand.” The diverse, multi-stage showcase was a well-balanced mix of performances by established and emerging EDM, neo-soul, jam band, hip-hop, indie, and house music artists. The music lineup, art installations, food booths, and overall enthusiastic vibe captured the pulse of what moves the Windy City. 

PREVIEW: North Coast Music Fest in Chicago, September 4-6

The Labor Day weekend countdown is on. Won’t you please come to Chicago? Show your face and make “summer’s last stand” at North Coast Music Fest in Union Park. Single day tickets are still available at for the all-ages sonic buffet of indie, EDM, jam-band, hip-hop, and house music.

North Coast Announces 16 Official After Parties!

North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) is thrilled announce 2015's Official After Parties, happening at the finest clubs and venues in Chicago! Tickets for the Official After Parties and the festival are on sale now at


North Coast Music Festival Announces More Artists

North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) is thrilled to announce more artists on the lineup for this year’s festival, which showcases the most diverse range of genres than ever before! New acts include French stalwart producer, WAX TAILOR who will be performing a LIVE set of his orchestral hip-hop beats, emerging New York beat maker extraordinaire SWEATER BEATS, and downtempo instrumental hip-hop producer LITTLE PEOPLE.

Widespread Panic to headline North Coast Music Festival

North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) is thrilled to announce WIDESPREAD PANIC as the surprise headliner for this year’s festival!