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Dave Matthews Band Caravan hits Chicago

"Dave Matthews Band Caravan" is a traveling festival featuring a diverse array of artists performing on three different stages, and they're coming to Chicago's Lakeside July 8-10.

The old U.S. Steelworks Plant has been transformed this weekend, and ten of thousands of rock fans will be there.

A total of 38 acts will perform over the course of three days, with headliners Dave Matthews Band - known for such hits as "What Would You Say," "Crash Into Me," "Too Much," "Everyday," "American Baby" and "Funny the Way it Is" - playing a full set each night.

Single day and three-day tickets are on sale now!

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Lakeside is located on Chicago's south shore of Lake Michigan, less than nine miles from downtown. "Dave Matthews Band Caravan" will be the first-ever event held at Lakeside, where the panoramic vista of downtown Chicago across the water will provide a stunning backdrop for the festivities. Attendees can easily access Lakeside by:

CTA Redline
Take the Red Line train to the 87th Street stop, which is three miles west of Lakeside. CTA shuttle service will be made available to the site. Daily or weekend shuttle passes can be purchased in advance at:

Metra Electric District South Shore Line
From downtown Chicago, board Metra Electric trains at the Millennium Park Station, located at the corner of Michigan and Randolph, and travel to 63rd Street where you can transfer to Metra's South Chicago branch trains to the 87th Street (South Chicago) stop. The concert site is four blocks east. CTA shuttle service will be made available to the site. Daily or weekend shuttle passes can be purchased in advance at:

By car
Free parking is available at Lakeside for all concertgoers. Three-day Premier Parking passes are also available for $50.00 plus a $5.00 service charge. Directions to general, Premier and VIP parking lots can be found at

Fans are encouraged to visit Zimride to connect with others and share a ride to Chicago.

Parking lots will open at 11:00 a.m. and gates will open at 1:00 p.m. daily. Tailgating is not permitted. Performances begin at 1:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9, and at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 10. Daily line-ups are as follows, subject to change:

Friday, July 8
Dave Matthews Band, O.A.R., Ray LaMontagne, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Amos Lee, Drive-By Truckers, Soulive, Soja, Daniel Lanois' Black Dub, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Blind Pilot, Alberta Cross, Gary Clark Jr., and Bobby Long

Saturday, July 9
Dave Matthews Band, Kid Cudi, Ben Folds, Umphrey's McGee, moe., G. Love and Special Sauce, Liz Phair, Vieux Farka Toure, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, TR3, Bombino, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Cornmeal, plus a special performance by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds

Sunday, July 10
Dave Matthews Band, David Gray, The Flaming Lips performing Dark Side of the Moon, Emmylou Harris, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Gomez, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, The Jayhawks, Mariachi El Bronx, Jeff Coffin's Mu'tet, The Wailers and the Grace Apostolic Church Choir

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