Ribfest Music Lineup: Catch Up-and-Coming Chicago Bands

By Patty Wetli | Friday, June 1, 2012

Ribfest is a great venue to catch rising Chicago bands.

To some folks, Ribfest, June 8 -10, is a three-day pig out (literally). Others know that the event provides the perfect venue to catch up-and-coming bands from Chicago’s indie music scene.

This year’s lineup draws heavily from the revived interest in alt-folk music sparked by acts such as Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons and The Head and the Heart. Power pop-rock is also well represented–the synth is back!

Sonic rock trio Sissy Mena kick things off Friday night and Heartless Bastards close out the fest on Sunday. In between, it’s a non-stop wall of sound. The complete lineup, with band profiles, can be viewed here.

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