House Of Vans Summer Concerts Lineup!
Last summer, the newly opened House of Vans quickly became one of Chicago's favorite destinations for free summer concerts. This year, this West Loop warehouse will host another slate of shows, kicking off its Vans House Parties series on May 31 with a headlining performance from Chicago rapper, Vic Mensa.
Other highlights of the Chicago House of Vans lineup include New York rapper Princess Nokia, Danish punk rockers Iceage and psychedelic R&B act Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The free concert series concludes on August 8 with the return of late-aughts indie-rock outfit Wolf Parade, who reunited last year.
This year, the headlining act at each House of Vans show will choose an unsigned act to open the show, introducing audiences to some fresh new faces. Vic Mensa tapped Chicago emcee KAMI to open for him on May 31, rounding out a bill that will also feature San Francisco hip-hop collective the Pack.
May 31 - Vic Mensa, The Pack, KAMI (RSVP open now)
June 8 - Princess Nokia (RSVP open May 23)
June 21 - Iceage (RSVP open May 31)
July 12 - Dead Milkmen (RSVP open June 26)
July 27 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra (RSVP open July 12)
August 8 - Wolf Parade (RSVP open July 25)
Tickets to every show are free with an RSVP via the House of Vans website here, though admission is first come, first served, so you'll need to line up early to ensure your spot
(probably 30 minutes before the show because there is free beer and free Loumalnati's). All shows begin at 8pm, so factor a bit of pre-show queueing into your schedule.