Welcome to the House Music Picnic
The DJs that brought House Music to the White House bring it back to Chicago. Preparties, afterparties, and everything you wanted to know about the House Picnic of Chicago this July 2022.
The After Parties
Tickets to the After Parties
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
The Picnic is at Millennium Park and its FREE (the AFTER PARTIES are not)!
The Chicago House Music Festival is a free, multi-day celebration of the Chicago-born genre. The annual event kicks off summer with DJs and live performances showcasing the various sounds and styles of house music.
The festival, typically held in May, brings house music fans from around the country to Millennium Park for a weekend-long dance party that spans three stages. Previous years have included DJs and groups from around the world, as well as local performers.
The weekend kicks off with an industry conference at the Chicago Cultural Center, featuring thought-provoking seminars on topics like personal branding, women in house music, digital distribution, and more.
General seating in the Pavilion and on the Great Lawn is available on a first-come, first-served basis. In the seating bowl, you may save only one seat prior to the start of each show. Once the show has started, you must relinquish your seat. Please note that Millennium Park reserves the right to close the seating bowl and Great Lawn due to reaching capacity and appreciates your cooperation in ensuring the safety and enjoyment of your concert-going experience.
Yes! Millennium Park is the perfect place for a picnic and a night of music and dining al fresco. However, in order to ensure that events are enjoyable for all attendees and to protect the lawn from wear and tear, please respect the following rules of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion: tents, oversized umbrellas, oversized blankets or plastic tarps, helium balloons, oversized flags, signs/banners, barbecue grills, open flame candles, or staking of any kind are not allowed on the Great Lawn area.
Concerts and performances in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion are held rain or shine, unless there are severe weather warnings and/or the threat of lightning in the area. The Pavilion seats are not protected from the elements. The Great Lawn has a high-tech design with underlying layers of sand and gravel that allows water to drain quickly.