The second annual Chicago
Open Air
will bring together an all-star lineup of rock’s top artists on Friday,
July 14, Saturday, July 15
and Sunday, July 16 at Toyota Park
in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago. The three-day music, craft beer and
Gourmet Man Food festival will feature over 40 performances, including legendary rock artists Ozzy
Osbourne, KISS,
and Korn, along with Rob Zombie, Slayer,
Godsmack, Stone Sour, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether,
Meshuggah, Anthrax, Clutch, Body Count, and many more.
Check out the official Chicago
Open Air
video announcement here: https://youtu.be/ZzwjaxF9jYI.
Tickets for Chicago
Open Air
go on sale Friday, January 20 at Noon CT at www.ChicagoOpenAir.com.
In addition to three days of nonstop rock, Chicago Open Air’s
celebration of everything loud will also include Gourmet Man Food featuring
local and regional cuisine, the Headbangers Bier Hall highlighting top
brews from the region, other entertainment and fan experiences, and will be hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin.
The weekend gets started with The Chicago Open Air
Kick Off Fiesta
(details to be announced
in February) and the official Chicago Open Air Pre-Party at Concord
Music Hall on Thursday, July 13.
The daily band lineup (subject to change) is as follows:
Friday, July 14: KISS, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Anthrax, Meshuggah, The Dillinger
Escape Plan, Falling In Reverse, Vimic, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Crobot,
Code Orange, Hell or Highwater, Failure Anthem
Saturday, July 15: Korn, Godsmack, Seether, Clutch, Steel Panther, Body Count,
Avatar, Mushroomhead, Metal Church, Pig Destroyer, Dragonforce, Cane Hill,
Night Verses, Black Map
Sunday, July 16: Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Stone Sour, Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth,
Behemoth, Hellyeah, Demon Hunter, DevilDriver, KYNG, Norma Jean, Whores., DED
Here’s what some of Chicago
Open Air
’s top artists have to say about playing the festival:
Taylor, Stone Sour:
“We are beyond
stoked to be a part of Chicago Open Air this year. If you’ve never seen Stone
before, you’re in for a goddamn treat. If you HAVE seen Stone Sour
before, forget what you’re expecting. It’s a whole new ballgame. See you all
Mustaine, Megadeth:
“This year’s Chicago
Open Air
festival is going to kick so much ass! I mean, KISS, Megadeth,
Anthrax, and Rob Zombie?! If I wasn’t playing, I would want to go
just to be part of the party!!
Blythe, Lamb Of God:
“Wassup Chicago! We’re
stoked to be playing the Chicago Open Air this year. It’ll be nice to be
outside in Illinois for a change, especially since it won’t be 10 below, haha.
So come on out and bring your baggies, bikinis and suntan lotion, and
surfboards (ok, so you can leave the surfboards at home). See ya there!”
Danny Wimmer, Founder of Danny Wimmer Presents said, “Walking through the site last year, I saw people from
all over the world. Different ages, different races – people celebrating rock
culture. When curating the 2017 version of Chicago Open Air, we wanted
to find that balance for everyone who attends the festival. From iconic artists
like Ozzy, KISS, Korn and Slayer to Rob Zombie,
Godsmack and Stone Sour to Amon Amarth, Meshuggah and
Behemoth. If you are a rock fan, this is a must see experience.”
“Rock is clearly
alive and well in Chicagoland, and year two of Chicago Open Air promises
to build on where we left off in creating one of America’s best destination
hard rock festivals,” said Jason Wright, Live Nation’s Midwest
Tickets are priced as
3-day General Admission
Field: starting at $209.50
3-day General Admission
Bowl: starting at $119.50
3-day VIP: starting at
Single Day General
Admission Bowl: starting at $50.00
All VIP tickets include:
VIP entrance lanes into the event, access to a VIP lounge area featuring
dedicated food and beverage offerings (for additional purchase), field and
stadium level viewing areas of the main stage, dedicated restroom facilities,
and a commemorative Chicago Open Air VIP-only laminate.
No Service Fee tickets will be available at the Chicago Open Air Official Pop-Up
at Kuma’s Corner downtown (666 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago) on Friday,
January 20,
starting at Noon. In addition, all three Chicago-area Kuma’s
locations (http://www.kumascorner.com/locations.html)
will be selling No Service Fee tickets and exclusive Chicago Open Air
/ Kuma’s
Discounted hotel rates are also available through Curadora. Visit www.ChicagoOpenAir.com
for details.
Here’s a preliminary list of Chicago Open Air special
events, Gourmet Man Food and craft beer partners, as well as onsite
experiences and nonprofit organizations with a presence at Chicago Open Air:
Chicago Open Air Kick
Off Fiesta, hosted by Jose Mangin:
Kick off the Chicago
Open Air
weekend with this fiesta. This intimate dinner will be hosted by
SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal DJ Jose Mangin. The menu and more information will be
announced in the coming weeks.
Chicago Open Air
Official Pre-Party & After-Show Events:
official Chicago Open Air Pre-Party will be held at Concord Music Hall
on Thursday, July 13. Bands and more details will be announced soon. In
addition, official after-show events will be held at Double Door on Friday, The
Metro on Saturday, and the official afterparty will be at House of Blues in
Chicago on Sunday.
Gourmet Man Food: The initial Gourmet Man Food lineup includes selections
from Chicago favorites such as: Bruges Brothers, Chicago Doghouse,
Crème of the Crop, Dia De Los Tamales, Dinky’s Donuts, Kuma’s
, Pizano’s (Chicago deep dish), and Yum Dum. Additional
Gourmet Man Food vendors from around the country will include: Aporkalypse
, BBD’s Restaurant, Ben’s Burrito Bowl, Cheeze Louise,
Cravin’ Cajun, Master of Patties, Ollie’s Tots, Pie
(wood-fired pizza), Sweet Pete’s, and The Big Cheesy.
Headbangers Bier Hall: This unique METAL themed dive bar is returning to Chicago
Open Air
. Headbangers Bier Hall will feature national and regional
craft beers and artist inspired beverages including: Goose Island (Chicago – 312 Urban Wheat Ale, Four Star Pils), Half Acre Beer Company (Chicago – Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, Vallejo IPA, Pony Pilsner), Iron
Maiden’s Trooper Beer
, Lagunitas (Petaluma, CA – IPA, A
Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’), Motörhead Wine, Revolution Brewing
(Chicago – Fist City, Rev Pils), Surly (Minneapolis – Surly
Hell Lager, Surly Furious IPA), Two Brothers Brewing (Chicago – Sidekick
Extra Pale Ale, Dog Days Dortmunder Style Lager), and more to be announced.
Look for unique experiences throughout the weekend.
Monster Energy
Fueling the festival
experience with energy, the Monster Energy Experience offers free Monster drink
samples and artist signings. Stop by the Monster Energy Experience and get
energized for Chicago Open Air!
Kuma’s Corner: Kuma’s Corner will be returning to serve their signature metal
themed burgers.
The Music Experience: The Music Experience features all the elements that are involved
in making music in a professional band setting. The interactive exhibit
features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards, and electronic gear that are
used by today’s most popular bands. After laying your hands on the hottest
equipment available, you will walk away feeling like a rock star and you may
even see one there, too! Come and meet your favorite band members from the
festival at the Music Experience Tent. You can win free amps, free guitars and
get tons of other free stuff, as well.
FYE Fan Experience: FYE will be hosting the ultimate fan and artist interactive experiences
throughout the festival! FYE is the only place at the festival to get your
favorite band’s music, and maybe even get to meet your favorite Chicago Open
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those fighting cancer by offering them an experience that will bring hope and
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Take Me Home: Take Me Home (TMH) has been saving the lives of homeless animals
since 2001. TMH was founded as an animal rights advocacy foundation saving
orphaned animals and striving to end animal overpopulation. TMH works in
conjunction with shelters and rescues throughout California and beyond to help
save animals on death row, on the streets, or in unsafe living conditions. Stop
by their booth for custom gear and contribute to a great cause.
Chicago Open Air is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, Live Nation,
and Toyota Park, with the support of the Village of Bridgeview
and Bridgeview Mayor Steven Landek.
Chicago Open Air is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional 2017 sponsors include: Jack Daniel’s, FYE, The
Music Experience, Fxck Cancer, Take Me Home, Soho Concessions and more.
For more information on Chicago
Open Air
, visit:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chiopenair