About Us

The Chicago Westside Music Festival (“WSMF”) is an annual music festival that is FREE to the community! WSMF helps establish the West Side as a destination for music and summer festival fun, drawing audiences from both local and citywide communities.

In our inaugural year, the WSMF formed a partnership with the Chicago Park District, Parkways Foundation and received a grant from The Chicago Community Trust to support the development, planning and implementation of the WSMF.

WSMF was created to fill the void of cultural programming and outlets on the West Side of Chicago.


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The Westside Cultural Foundation (“WCF”) was established in 2012 in an effort to create cultural and educational outlets for the youth, adults and seniors of the West Side of Chicago (specifically Lawndale, Austin and Garfield Park) and to support the Chicago Westside Music Festival, a free annual concert produced on the West Side of Chicago with intense community involvement and participation.



The Chicago Park District:

The Chicago Park District is one of the largest, most interactive municipal park systems in the nation. We more than 8,100 acres of parkland, 580 parks, 26 miles of lakefront, 24 swimming beaches, 10 museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, 10 bird and wildlife gardens, thousands of special events, sports and entertaining programs. please visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or contact the Chicago Park District at 312/742.PLAY or 312/747.2001 (TTY).
Want to share your talent? Volunteer in the parks by calling 312/742.PLAY.The Chicago Park District is pleased to welcome the Chicago Westside Music Festival to Douglas, Garfield and Columbus parks. This free annual festival showcases some of the finest musical talent in Chicago and nationally to our West Side communities, helping to establish the city’s West Side as a destination for summer festival fun.