Seventeen More Great Reasons to Love North Coast Music Festival | Win A Pair of GA Tickets!

We've already gone on-and-on about why we're excited about this year's North Coast Music Festival.  Now there are seventeen more reasons.

First, there are sixteen awesome after-shows that are at some of the city's best venues, stretching from the Thursday night before the festival to the Monday after it closes.  These feature tribute sets (to Daft Punk & LCD Soundsystem), album release parties (hello, Main Squeeze) and sets from Barn favorites like Galactic, The Heard and Disco Biscuits.

The seventeenth reason: we're giving away a pair of three day GA passes to the festival itself!  Remember, Widespread Panic, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, D'Angelo & The Vanguard, Chemical Brothers and many many more (see poster image below) will be on hand in Chicago over the course of Labor Day weekend.

Want a chance to win these tickets?  Entering is simple.

Take a look at the after shows listed below.  Send us an email to info @ with the subject line "NCMF me", your full name and the after show you'd be most interested in attending after the fest closes.

That's it... you're entered.  But if you'd like to increase your chances, let's get social.

Find a link to this page our our Facebook page, in the comments tag the friend you'd like to bring and let us know who you'd most be looking forward to seeing.  That's worth an extra entry.

Or... find a tweet that links to this post in our Twitter feed.  Retweet or quote it and that's a potential third entry.

Be sure to LIKE The Barn on Facebook or FOLLOW us on Twitter for those entries to count.

We'll notify the winner by email (make sure we have your email address!) on August 22nd.  Here are the details for the fest.

North Coast Music Festival
September 4th - September 6th, 2015
Union Park
Chicago, IL 60607
Friday: 3 PM - 10 PM
Saturday/Sunday: Noon - 10 PM

North Coast Music Festival After Parties


  • Le Youth + Plastic Plates - the MID 21+ | Free with RSVP | Tickets


  • Daft Rock - Future Rock Performs the Music of Daft Punk + North American Scum - Members of Turbo Suit, Digital Tape Machine, Spare Parts Present the Music of LCD Soundsystem - Concord Music Hall 18+ | Tickets
  • The Main Squeeze - Official Mind Your Head Album Release Party - Bottom Lounge 17+ | Tickets
  • Knife Party - the MID 21+ | Tickets
  • Salva, Sicko Mobb, Martin $ky + Cofresi - Cobra Lounge 21+ | Tickets


  • The Disco Biscuits - Concord Music Hall 18+ | Tickets
  • Lyrics Born, The Heard + O.R. They? - Cobra Lounge 21+ | Tickets
  • Sweater Beats, Humans + Smoko Ono - Bottom Lounge 17+ | Tickets
  • Steve Aoki + Ricoshei - the MID 21+ | Tickets
  • Galactic - 1st Ward 18+ | Tickets
  • Chromeo (DJ Set) - Studio Paris 21+ | Tickets


  • Goldfish + Auto Body - Bottom Lounge 17+ | Tickets
  • Green Velvet - the MID 21+ | Tickets
  • Kill The Noize, The Trap House + Rodga - Transit 21+ | Tickets
  • Until the Ribbon Breaks, GGOOLLDD, Equator Club - Cobra Lounge 21+ | Tickets


  • NCMF Official Closing Party w/ Porn N Chicken + Special Guest TBA - Evil Olive 21+ |

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