Celebrating 12 years in 2017, the internationally recognized Pitchfork Music Festival presents over 40 bands throughout the course of three days each summer in Chicago's Union Park. The festival highlights the best in new and emerging music. Since 2006, this independently run festival has consistently proven to be one of the most welcoming, reasonably priced, and rewarding weekends of music around. Hosting attendees of all ages from across the U.S. and 26 countries, the festival offers a wide array of activities beyond the music. With 50 individual vendors, as well as specialty fairs, the fest supports local businesses, and promotes the Chicago arts community as a whole. The festival maintains a commitment to keeping ticket prices low, providing new and useful amenities, and working with the city's best local vendors each year.