Chicago Summer Music Festivals
Summer is the season of outdoor
music in Chicago. The city plays host to numerous music
festivals, including the Chicago Blues Festival, the Chicago Gospel
Festival, Lollapalooza, the Chicago Country Music Festival, the Viva! Latin Music Festival and the famous Chicago Jazz Festival. Whether you enjoy rock,
pop or soul, there is a festival to cater to your tastes!
Websites of interest:
of Chicago Festivals homepage--Information about all of the
official Chicago festivals can be found here, including basic
information and official schedules.
Lollapalooza website--The official site, with schedule, map,
merchandise and even samples of the scheduled artists' music.
Chicago Festivals website--Run by Centerstage,
this site contains information about all of the festivals in the city
of Chicago, and includes basic information, schedules, helpful hints
about attending the shows, and photos.
special section of the Chicago Sun-Times lists all the festivals in
town, and provides helpful hints about how to get the most out of your
Jazz Institute of Chicago--The
Jazz Institute of Chicago is one of the sponsors of the world-famous
September Festival, and the website contains a multitude of useful
information about the music and festival.
--Flowers in the
Dustbin: The Rise of Rock and Roll by James Miller.
Call Number: 781.6609 M648f
--The Sex Revolts: Gender,
Rebellion and Rock 'n' Roll by Simon Reynolds and Joy Press.
Call Number: 781.66082 R465s 1996
--She Bop: The Definitive
History of Women In Rock, Pop and Soul by Lucy O'Brien.
Call Number: 781.64082 O13s
--Rock & Roll: An Unruly
History by Robert Palmer.
Call Number: 784.54 P175r
--Break All Rules!: Punk Rock
and the Making of a Style by Tricia Henry.
Call Number: 781.66 H524b
Country Music Festival:
--Singing Cowboys and
Musical Mountaineers: Southern Culture and the Roots of Country Music
by Bill C. Malone.
Call Number: 781.6213 M753s
--Country Music Culture: From
Hard Times to Heaven by Curtis W. Ellison.
Call Number: 781.642 E47c
--High Lonesome: The Culture
of Country Music by Cecelia Tichi.
Call Number: 781.642 T555h
The Viva! Chicago
Latin Music Festival:
--Listening to Salsa: Gender,
Latin Popular Music, and Puerto Rican Cultures by Frances R.
Call Number: 781.64 A639l
--Salsa!: The Rhythm of Latin
Music by Charley Gerard.
Call Number: 781.64 G356s
--The Latin Tinge: The Impact
of Latin American Music on the United States by John Storm
Call Number: 780.8968073 R645l 1999
The Chicago Jazz
--Jazz Heroes by John
Call Number: 781.650922 F712j
--Jazz in Search of Itself
by Larry Kart.
Call Number: 781.6509 K18j
--Living with Jazz by
Call Number: 781.65 M851l
--Jazz Planet edited
by E. Taylor Atkins.
Call Number: 781.6509 J42p
--Riffs & Choruses: A New
Jazz Anthology edited by Andrew Clark.
Call Number: 781.65 R564
This website created
by A. Romano on 07-10-05. Last updated on 07-10-05.