Sacred Rose Music Festival Preview


re you a fan of live music? Musicians on stage playing physical instruments? Bands for whom a song is a shared experience? A performance that is a unique moment in time because no two should be exactly the same?

Welcome to Sacred Rose – a festival with a curated lineup that emphasizes these tastes in music – that showcases artists who embrace live performances as their art, who play in the moment, who want you to leave at the end of the night excited that you were THERE.


That you were a part of it. 

Listen to our Sacred Rose Preview Podcast


Sacred Rose makes its debut Friday, August 26th through Sunday, August 28th at SeatGeek Stadium Campus in Bridgeview, IL just 15 miles outside of downtown Chicago and will feature 3 different performance stages, interactive art installations, and the air-conditioned and shaded Laser Dome – the site for the festivals many DJ sets.

The Who 

A genre-defying lineup brings together the some of the best Americana, Psych-rock, Jam, Indie, Soul, Funk, and Bluegrass currently on tour.

Festival headliners include Phil Lesh & Friends, Khruangbin, The War on Drugs, Black Pumas, Umphrey’s McGee, and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. 

Featured band Phil Lesh & Friends – AKA Philco – will have Phil joined by Jeff Tweedy & Nels Cline of Wilco, as well as additional musical pals Karl Denson, Stu Allen, John Molo, Jeff Chimenti, Elliot Peck & Grahame Lesh. 

Other familiar names include Goose, STS9, Greensky Bluegrass, The Disco Biscuits, Kamasi Washington, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Punch Brothers, Dawes, Animal Collective, Hiatus Kaiyote, The Wood Brothers, City and Colour, Yves Tumor, Lettuce, Moon Taxi, Cory Wong, Lotus, & The Infamous Stringdusters featuring Molly Tuttle.

 Special Guest Margo Price is the Sacred Rose Artist at Large – look for her performing with various acts throughout the weekend.

Looking for a new festival discovery? I recommend checking out The Dip, Liz Cooper, and White Denim. Brian the Photographer suggests checking out Sierra Hull, Blu DeTiger, and Nicole Atkins.


The What Else

Need a break from the music? Find some shade and chill out with a cold Goose Island beer or a Jim Beam cocktail . Or maybe a Hornitos Tequila margarita or one of their delicious new seltzers is your thing. Just don’t forget to slow down long enough to enjoy where you are and who you are with. And remember to stop by the Merch Booth so you can take home a souvenir of the time you spent at Sacred Rose. I can’t wait to grab a poster and something from the Sacred Rose and Sec 119 limited pieces from the “Philco” line.


The How

Order your 3-Day Festival, Single Day, GA, & VIP tickets HERE and then get to Bridgeview, IL.

For the schedule, hotels, campgrounds, parking & shuttle information, FAQs, map, partnership opportunities, and a little of everything else, visit

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