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Riot Fest Is Over, But Douglass Park Neighbors Say They Won’t Be Able To Use The Park For Weeks Due To Cleanup

Half of Douglass Park closes during music festival season, keeping sports teams and families out of the area's main park. While some neighbors are frustrated, others say it's worth the economic boost.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Riot Fest Returns To Douglass Park: PHOTOS

The Smashing Pumpkins, Lupe Fiasco and Coheed and Cambria took the stage for the rainy return of the annual festival.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Riot Fest Concertgoers Can Get Vaccinated At The Medical Tent All Weekend

Vaccines will be available 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the medical tent near the Douglass Park entrance at Ogden Avenue and Sacramento Boulevard.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

As Lyrical Lemonade Returns To Douglass Park, Residents Prepare For Hip-Hop — And Headaches

Though some residents complain about the noise, traffic and damage to the park caused by festivals, organizers say they boost West Side businesses and bring people together.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Lawndale Residents Can Sign Up Sunday For Free Tickets To Riot Fest

The music festival is also hosting a job fair so it can hire nearby residents for temporary positions.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Riot Fest 1-Day Tickets Go On Sale Noon Friday, And Lupe Fiasco, Smashing Pumpkins Announced As Headliners

Three-day passes to the September festival quickly sold out last week.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Riot Fest Lineup Announced: Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, Pixies And More

Three-day passes for the punk rock music fest went on sale Friday but quickly sold out. One-day passes will go on sale next week.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Is Festival Season Happening This Summer? Pitchfork And Riot Fest Organizers Make Plans, While Others Look To 2022

More than 200 permit applications have been submitted for 2021 events, but whether fests can be staged is "fully dependent on where we are in the arc of the virus,” Lightfoot said.

Citywide

Riot Fest Postponing To 2021 — But My Chemical Romance, Run The Jewels And More To Perform

Instead, the festival will be held Sept. 17-19, 2021, with a preview party that Sept. 16.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

All Large Summer Events Should Be Canceled, Pritzker Says Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Major festivals including Lollapalooza, Riot Fest and Pitchfork have been mum on their plans.

Downtown

Here’s How NOT To Be A Rude Jerk At Riot Fest, According To Douglas Park Neighbors

North Lawndale neighbors weighed in on everything from public urination (you monster!) to getting involved locally after the fest closes.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Riot Fest Lineup Includes B-52s, Bikini Kill And More — Plus Slayer’s Last Chicago Show

Plus: Bikini Kill, Blink 182, Patti Smith, The Village People and more in Chicago's Douglas Park Sept. 13-15.

Riot Fest ‘100% Going On’ Fest Founder Says After Fans Grow Frustrated

The festival hasn't released its full lineup or schedule and isn't selling one-day tickets yet — and the internet is losing its mind.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

John Stamos Met With His Biggest Superfans: Riot Fest

Have mercy.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Riot Fest Is Giving Free 1-Day Passes To People Who Already Bought Tickets (Here’s How To Get Yours)

The festival is also offering three-day passes for less than $100.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale