Celebrating its 12th year in 2017, the internationally recognized Pitchfork Music Festival presents 40+ bands over the course of three days each summer in Chicago's Union Park. The festival highlights the best in new and emerging music. Since 2006, this independently run festival has consistently proven to be one of the most welcoming, comfortable, reasonably priced, and rewarding weekends of music around.
Hosting 50,000 attendees of all ages from 45 states and 26 countries, Pitchfork Music Festival offers a wide array of activities beyond the music. With 50 individual vendors, as well as specialty fairs, the festival works to support local businesses while promoting the Chicago arts and food communities as a whole. We maintain a commitment to keeping ticket prices low, providing new and useful amenities, and working with the city’s best local vendors each year.
Every year, Pitchfork Music Festival hosts independent retail vendors, including many Chicago-based organizations. Check out the vendors we’re hosting this year!
The Chicago Area Peace Corps Association (CAPCA) is a network of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who seek to continue their community service, as well as promote understanding locally about the world.
The Arts of Life’s mission is to advance the creative arts community by providing artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities a collective space to expand their practice and strengthen their leadership.
Chicago Women’s Health Center’s mission is to facilitate the empowerment of women and trans people by providing access to health care and health education in a respectful environment where people pay what they can afford.
Foundations of Music programs are designed to implement culturally relevant, hands-on music education for children in Chicago that provides connections to music, the arts and the world around our students.
Girls Rock! Chicago is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering girls’ creative expression, self-esteem and community awareness through music.
The Illinois Choice Action Team is a committed group of volunteers advancing NARAL Pro-Choice America's Mission, whose ultimate goal is to use the political process to ensure reproductive rights for all women in Illinois.
The mission of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance (the Alliance) is to promote safety, support and healthy development for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in Illinois schools and communities through advocacy, education, youth organizing and research.
Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) promotes strong communities, businesses, and households to ensure people who work do not live in poverty. JARC provides job training and bundled support services to help low-income adults move out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.
Literacy Works strengthens adult literacy, parent education, and workforce development programs by developing and providing innovative training and knowledge-sharing opportunities for professionals and volunteers.
McNally Smith College of Music is a Music Industry College with a focus in the areas of Music Business, Performance, Audio Production, and Composition/Songwriting.
Mercy For Animals is an international non-profit animal protection organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies.
Notre Dame-AmeriCorps’ goal is to promote and encourage education, community empowerment, leadership development and multicultural harmony, by working to empower the economically disadvantaged and oppressed through education and personal hands-on support.
One Tail at a Time (“OTAT”) is a no-kill, 501(c)3 all-breed dog rescue committed to lowering euthanasia rates in the greater Chicagoland area through the rescue and adoption of dogs in need; comprehensive support of adopters; and community outreach through humane education programs and assistance for disadvantaged and low-income families.
Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and creative capitalization of books.
The mission of the Clinic Vest Project is to provide FREE clinic escort vests to groups that service facilities that support the full range of reproductive health options including safe and legal abortion.
The Coop Op is a non-profit community garden run from the Southside of Chicago.
Working in the Schools (WITS) creates positive learning communities through a portfolio of volunteer literacy mentor programs and teacher professional development; a comprehensive design to inspire students' passion for reading.
The Chicago History Museum is a place of learning, discovery, creativity, and, well, history. The museum encourages people to value their own stories and share them with others.