June 29th – July 10th Winners must pick-up tickets at the Chicago Reader office (350 N Orleans, Chicago IL 60654) 11 Days. 11 Stages. Over 800 Acts. Over 1,000 Performances. Nearly 900,000 of your closest friends. Summerfest provides the backdrop for the music industry's hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites to create unforgettable live music experiences in a world-class festival setting. Click here for more information!