The world will come together from September 7 to 23 at 17 venues across the city for the 20th Annual World Music Festival Chicago. Celebrating diverse music from across the globe, this FREE festival is produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and is the largest festival of its kind in the United States.
The full schedule with locations and times of each performance is included below. For more information and festival updates, visit worldmusicfestivalchicago.org for the World Music Festival Schedule and follow the festival on Facebook and on Twitter @WMFChicago #WorldMusicFestChicago #ChicagoisOne.
World Music Festival Chicago Highlights
Friday, September 7–Saturday, September 8
Ragamala: A Celebration of Indian Classical Music (All Night Concert)
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
78 E. Washington St.
6 p.m.-8 a.m.
In collaboration with Indian Classical Music Society of Chicago and People of Rhythm
Saturday, September 15
Mariachi Herencia De México (Chicago, IL)
Ceci Bastida (Tijuana Mexico | Los Angeles, CA)
Quique Escamilla (Toronto, Canada)
Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion
201 E. Randolph St.
Sunday, September 16
Global Peace Picnic
In commemoration of the International Day of Peace
Rio Mira (Ecuador | Colombia)
Innov Gnawa (Morocco)
Combo Chimbita (New York, NY)
Humboldt Park Boathouse
1301 N. Sacramento Ave.
Sunday, September 23
World Music Festival meets the World Dumpling Fest
In Collaboration with Navy Pier, Chicago Cultural Alliance and DCASE