World Music Festival Chicago

Friday, September 22–Sunday, October 1, 2023

Chicago Cultural Center and Citywide

DCASE Homepage  >  World Music Festival Chicago



Featuring 10 consecutive days of live, global music, World Music Festival Chicago returns with 34 bands (including three DJs) representing 22 countries, including 10 local music groups. For its 23rd year of programming, the festival features performances in 11 indoor and outdoor venues across Chicago. Guests can experience the sounds of world music and its subgenres from diverse geographical regions including Brazil, South Korea, and Senegal. Free admission.


Schedule (Ethiocolor pictured)


Complete 2023 performance lineup.

Ragamala: A Celebration of Indian Classical Music

Ragamala: A Celebration of Indian Classical Music

Friday, September 29–Saturday, September 30.

World Music Festival Chicago Reader's Guide (Amayo pictured)

World Music Festival Chicago Guide

The Reader’s guide to World Music Festival Chicago 2023.

Press Room (Performer onstage at the Chicago World Music Festival in Humboldt Park pictured)

Press Room

Download photos, videos and view current news releases.



Chicago Park District