Another weekend, another music festival. The Chrome City Crew is looking forward to spending the weekend listening to great music at this year’s Riot Fest and Carnival in Douglas Park.
Riot Fest was founded in Chicago in 2005 and has now expanded to include stops in Toronto and Denver. Riot Fest is a multi-day festival featuring the best in punk, rock, alternative, metal and hip-hop music. But that's not all- Riot Fest is also host to a number of carnival rides, amazing food vendors and more.
We’ll be making our way around Douglas Park all weekend, but here are the acts the Chrome City Crew is most excited to see:
7:30-8:30 @ Roots Stage
Fresh off of the June release and tenth studio album, Meanwhile… Back At The Lab, thi
s San Diego based band is sure to impress. Described as a “fusion of folk, rock, reggae, and blues, with hip-hop, funk, metal, and blues,” we can’t wait to see them.
8:45-10:00 @ Riot Stage
Another act we can’t wait to see is California based ska-punk band, No Doubt. We’re stoked to hear some songs from their 2012 release, Push and Shove, but we’re also excited to jam nineties-style to some of their earliest hits.
12:50-1:30 @ Riot Stage
FIDLAR will take the Riot stage Saturday afternoon, just one week after their sophomore album release. The LA based skate punk band’s self-titled freshman album received great feedback from critics and fans alike. The release of Too on September 4th, 2015, was said to be one of the most anticipated punk albums of the year. We can’t wait to hear it!
7:00-7:45 @ Riot Stage
Gracing the Riot stage a few hours later is the legendary Merle Haggard. Holding a whopping 38 number one hits and 76 studio albums since 1966, it would be crazy to not check this one out. One producer said, “He’ll tell you he’s a country singer, but to me, the essence of rock and roll is a cry for freedom and rebellion. And I don’t know anyone who embodies it better.”
7:45-8:45 @ Rock Stage
Snoop Dogg, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Lion, Snoopzilla… whatever you want to call him, we can’t wait to see him. This performance is not one to miss, especially because Snoop Dogg will be performing his classic first studio album, Doggystyle, in full.
8:45-10:00 @ Riot Stage
The Washington based indie-rock band recently released their sixth studio album, Strangers to Ourselves. We are absolutely loving it here at Chrome City, and after an eight-year long wait from their last album’s release, we are so excited to see this group back in action.
If you want to join the fun, single day and three-day passes are still available at riotfest.org/chicago.