Riot Fest 2022 Douglass Park Chicago, Illinois September 16th, 17th, and 18th This weekend, Chicago hosted Riot Fest for the 16th year and brought an astounding amount of people to Southside Chicago’s Douglass Park. Though this was the fest’s 2nd year back after live music’s hiatus in 2020, this Continue Reading
Chicago’s beloved Riot Fest kicked off this weekend and Day 1 is in the books! We’ll be back at it tomorrow and posting recaps daily. Look out for the full Riot Fest article on Monday!
Something everyone always takes note of at music festivals is obviously none other than the people who attend the fest. Riot Fest is no different, and this year, we went out of our way to do a little people-watching. These are the People of Riot Fest, 2021.
This year’s Riot Fest was the perfect way to end the summer, and we were lucky enough to attend the entire weekend. On Saturday, we got the pleasure of checking out sets from Citizen, State Champs, Bayside, Vic Mensa and Rise Against. See full galleries of each set below! Citizen Continue Reading
At this year’s Riot Fest, we got to check out a plethora of artists and bands, both old and new! Friday we got the chance to catch Meet Me at the Altar, Meg Myers, Circa Survive, Thrice, and The Smashing Pumpkins. Check out the full galleries of each set below! Continue Reading
Thursday Night Preview Party As Riot Fest’s Twitter-er said yesterday… Remember when I used to joke about “Day 4” of Riot Fest hahaha so funny like some kind of fucking idiot and then Riot Mike decides Riot Fest should be 4 days this year? LOL can’t wait for Day 5 Continue Reading
Riot Fest has been a Chicago Music staple for the last 15 years. It’s a festival (and carnival- lest you forget the Hellzapoppin circus’ support and the beautiful Ferris wheel) that attracts all kinds of attendees of all different age groups. There’s an amazing longevity to the punk scene, among Continue Reading
Just like that, the weekend was on its final day, Riot Fest on its finale for this year’s festival. The day’s lineup kicked off fun with the likes of Frank Iero and the Future Violents and Village People, and stayed strong throughout the remainder of the afternoon with the likes Continue Reading
Saturday, oh, Saturday! The fest was in full swing, everyone knew the drill – sort out set times, coordinate when to buy food, talk themselves into and then out of and then into waiting for an hour to buy a Cheesie’s grilled cheese, the whole shtick. Saturday’s lineup was surreal, Continue Reading
Riot Fest’s Friday lineup was a smash from beginning to end. With a wildly large crowd, an expansive lineup, and perfect weather, the day could not have gone better. Relive it with our Riot Fest Friday playlist on Spotify, and check out photos below of everyone from Anti-Flag to Dashboard Continue Reading
Riot Fest Douglas Park Chicago, IL September 14-17, 2018 Words and Photos by Micki Harris Consistently each year, Riot Fest is the last hurrah of the Chicago punk’s summer. From all ends of the city, state, country, and even the world, folks convene in Douglas Park, a small neighborhood Continue Reading