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Let the Music Play

Our Hotel’s Near Pitchfork Music Festival

One of the best in well-loved fests

Now in its 13th year, Pitchfork Music Festival (July 20-22) has developed a reputation for its well-curated lineup and easygoing environment. Hosted in Union Park, the event welcomes its 60,000 attendees with reasonably priced tickets and plenty to do beyond seeing the best in new and emerging music — expect specialty record and craft fairs, indie vendors, and local food. 2018’s headliners include Fleet Foxes, Tame Impala, and Ms. Lauryn Hill in the 20th anniversary performance of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

2018 Schedule

Tips for Attending

  • Stay hydrated. July in Chicago can be quite humid, and the last thing you want is to pass out from dehydration before the next act takes the stage.
  • Lockers are available to store items that you’ve purchased but don’t want to carry around.
  • Set a meeting place with friends ahead of time, as trying to connect via phone can be tricky in such a big crowd.
  • Remember that it’s a marathon, not a sprint, so take time to rest in the shade, hydrate, and refuel.
  • Wear sunscreen and a hat to keep from getting burned.
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Getting There

Union Park is two miles from Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago. To get there, walk west down Lake Street, use a ride-sharing service or cab, or take the Green Line or Pink Line from Stake/Lake to Ashland.

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Drinking & Dining

Before you head out for the day, sit down to a hearty breakfast at Fisk & Co. You’ll be grateful for getting your day started right in scrumptious style.

Concert goers and lights

VIP Access

Get more out of your festival experience with the +Plus Pass, which includes air-conditioned bathrooms, premium food vendors, specialty bars, re-entry privileges, expedited entry, and more.