Riot Fest Celebrates 15 Years of Rebellion

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

Riot Fest at a Glance: Sunday

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

Riot Fest at a Glance: Saturday

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 at a Glance: Friday

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 // Chicago, IL 9.14-9.17

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