Among the major draws are Shemekia Copeland, Irma Thomas, Otis Clay, and James Cotton. Other activities include a drum clinic with Odie Payne Jr., a panel discussion commemorating Pinetop Perkins’s 100th birthday, and a harmonica session with Fernando Jones.
React presents three bass-driven days with beats from Calvin Harris, Moby, Bassnectar, Flosstradamus, Gramatik, and more. $170-$250 three-day general admission, $220-$300 three-day VIP
Headliners at Petrillo Music Shell include Fun., Robert Plant, Jill Scott, Robin Thicke, Canasta, and Kelly Hogan.
The megafestival features the Cure, Mumford & Sons, Nine Inch Nails, the Postal Service, Queens of the Stone Age, the National, Local Natives, Cat Power, Alt-J, and more.
Wadada Leo Smith, Atomic, Robert Glasper, and Jason Moran are a few of the the notable names performing. Opening day takes place at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington), before moving to Pritzker Pavilion that night.