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Live music has a presence and energy that you just can’t capture on a CD or when listening to music online. And it’s not just the music — it’s the dynamics of the crowd at a live concert. Music pumping from large stage amps drifts over the audience, evoking emotion from spectators and fans, whether it’s transporting you to a nostalgic shared past or injecting charisma and vitality into the present moment. While Pitchfork Music Festival held in Union Park, Chicago may not be the largest summer music festival, there’s also something to be said about that fact, something that you can enjoy.

Even though this festival is a sell out every year, unlike big crowded festivals, you always have enough room to enjoy your space and breathe.

Plan your trip to Pitchfork Music Festival and bring your family and friends during the weekend of July 15-17, Friday to Sunday.

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Numbers that Define Pitchfork Music Festival

If you’ve never been to the Pitchfork Music Fest, here’s a breakdown of what to expect in 2017. Rock dominates the genres and the genres break down like this:

  • Rock – 19 performers
  • Pop – 9 performers
  • RBG – 9 performers
  • Electronic – 8 performers
  • Rap – 3 performers
  • Experimental – 3 performers
  • Jazz – 3 performers

Solo artists are more prominent than bands at a ratio of 29:15, but with that said, nearly a third of the albums released by the festival’s lineup of performers were dubbed “Best New Music.”

Performers’ ages run the gamut with performers Brian Wilson, the oldest at age 74 and Shamir at age 21, the youngest. The performer traveling the longest distance to come to the festival is Jenny Hval from Oslo, Norway.

Artists will perform on different three stages, and the top three cities artists come from are Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City.

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Headlining Artists for 2017

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem will headline on Friday night, July 14. This rock band from Brooklyn, NY came together in 2002, formed by James Murphy, who remains the front man. By 2005, LCD Soundsystem was nominated for a Grammy for Best Electronic/Dance Album along with a Grammy for its single hit “Daft Punk Is Playing at My House” in the category of Best Dance Recording. In 2007, once again they were nominated for a Grammy in the Best Electronic/Dance Album category for their second album Sound of Silver. Even though the band suffered a breakup, it later re-united. In 2016, LCD Soundsystem headlined at Coachella, their first festival in five years.

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A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest will headline on Saturday night, July 15. This seasoned hip-hop band came together in Queens, NY in 1985 and revitalized East Coast rap along with pioneering the alternative hip-hop genre. They led the way for many other creative artists. The band broke up at one point, in 1998, but reunited in 2006 and by 2016 had released their sixth album. According to Genuis.com, “A Tribe Called Quest is to hip hop what Pink Floyd is to Rock n’ Roll.”

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Solange

Solange will headline Sunday night and close out the festival on July 16. Solange, the younger sister of Beyoncé, began her career as a backup singer for Destiny’s Child. Her father Matthew Knowles managed her career, and at age 16, she released her first studio album called Solo Star. Solange is a songwriter and singer in the R&B, funk, soul, pop and indie pop genres. She won a Grammy in 2016 for Best R&B Performance for her single “Cranes in the Sky” from her album A Seat at the Table.

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No Need to Stress with Big City Traffic

The last thing you want to do is drive in one of the nation’s large metropolitan areas — Chicago. When you’re out to have a good time, the stress of directions, traffic and parking just doesn’t fit into the equation. Why not charter a bus? Get your group of friends and music-lovers together, reserve your vehicle and let a professional do the driving.

For many people, charter buses are their preferred form of transportation. Here are the reasons:

Safety. No form of transportation in the country is safer than charter buses.

Economical reasons. When everyone chips in for a bus you all save on costs, and it could even add up to what you’d pay for gas and parking anyway.

Green travel. Charter buses are the greenest way to travel because for every bus there’s the potential of 50 less cars on the road.

Depending on your group size, you can rent a limo, party bus, mini-bus or motorcoach.

Reserve Your Charter Today

Booking online is fast and easy. But if you need answers to your questions or want to check out discounts, call 1-888-340-9122. We can help you reserve your vehicle today.

 

 

 

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