New Music Festivals can be a hit or miss these days, However the debut of the new Sacred Rose Music Festival in the Chicago suburb of Bridgeview IL is a promising hit, showcasing a lineup of over 40 acts, and a stacked list of headliners.
The lineup brings together quite a wide of variety of music to Seatgeek Stadium over one of the last weekends of the Summer. Deadheads can rejoice with the top billed acts of Phil Lesh and Friends, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and the more sonically-dead influenced Dawes and Margo Price, labeled as a “Musician at large” who will likely appear alongside many of the aforementioned acts. Bluegrass fans will enjoy Punch Brothers, Greensky Bluegrass, and The Infamous Stingdusters, while Funk and Soul fans will dance along to acts like Cory Wong, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, and Khruangbin. Those acts alone already can make a festival lineup shine, and there’s still 30+ more acts.
On top of the musical experience, Sacred Rose appears to be on the right track to give a memorable experience to festivalgoers as well. A post on their instagram mentions an Immersive art experience, as well as a vendor/shakedown street (great news for those hustling and touring at the same time) and unique photo ops. Their website lists it as a non-camping festival, however hotel announcements are coming soon.
It’s rare to see a music festival with a lineup like this taking place in the midwest, Typically a lineup like this is reserved for Virginia’s LOCKN festival or Colorado’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival, so it will be exciting to see the kind of atmosphere the midwest has with these acts. Tickets for Sacred Rose’s Inaugural music festival go on sale This Monday, March 21 at sacredrosefest.com. See you there?