Festival Guide

Chicago Westside Music Festival 2017


Festival Guide

Date, Location & Time
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr., Chicago, Illinois
12pm – 3pm (24th Ward Alderman’s End of Summer Celebration)
4pm – 9pm (WSMF Programming)

Cost of Admission

WSMF is an ALL AGES event.

Entry and Security
Everyone entering the park will be searched upon entry. All participants must enter WSMF through one of the two security entry points.

WSMF will take place rain or shine. All acts advertised have confirmed their appearance at WSMF. However, acts are subject to change without notice. Please visit this website regularly for the most up-to-date information.

You may bring food items or purchase food onsite. A wide variety of food options will be available from several local vendors.

Alcoholic Beverages
Alcoholic beverages will be served to individuals who are at least 21 years of age with a government-issued photo ID. Alcoholic beverages are only allowed for purchase and consumption in the beer garden. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed.

There will be no ATMs on site. Vendors may or may not have credit card purchase options. Cash is recommended.

Prohibited Items
The following items will not be allowed on the premises:

· Glass bottles or containers
· Grills
· Large umbrellas and other items that may obstruct audience view
· Drugs or drug paraphernalia
· Knives or any items that may be deemed a weapon

Any violation of the prohibited items policy will result in immediate removal by event security.

You WILL be allowed to bring and pitch a tent, but only in designated areas. See a WSMF staff member to verify locations.

CTA Travel Directions & Helpful Links
Pink Line:

Take the Pink Line to the California Ave. stop. Exit the platform and walk one block north on California until you reach WSMF’s east entrance on 18th St.

Blue Line:
Take the Blue Line to the Western Ave. stop. Take the #49 Bus to Western & 16th St. Transfer to the #18 bus to Ogden & Sacramento, just steps away from WSMF main entrance.

Red Line:
Take the Red Line to the Roosevelt stop and exit the platform. Walk east from East Roosevelt Rd. to the #18 bus stop. Board the #18 bus and take it directly to West Ogden & Sacramento.

RTA Trip Planner
Schedules/Service Hours for Trains & Buses
Bus Tracker
Train Tracker
CTA System Map

Parking information
There is plenty of street parking available in the vicinity of the park.