If you're in Chicago, you owe it to yourself to come out for this festival, happening 8/30-9/1 in Union Park. Wu Tang Clan will be performing with all of its living members (RIP ODB), which is enough for me to make the drive from Columbus, OH over that weekend.
It's been historically known for bringing in EDM artists and artists that use a lot of electronic music in their beats, so this is really surprising. More surprising is the fact that Lollapalooza, which occurs only weeks prior, was only able to bring in Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz aka Tity Boi. The fact that North Coast was able to snag three of the best hip hop acts out there (in addition to Wu Tang and Nas, Mac Miller is also coming) is really impressive. If anyone knows anything about how this works with studios and agents, I'd be really interested to hear.
It will also include Big Gigantic, Lotus, Laidback Luke, Aloe Blacc, and a bunch of other artists I haven't heard of before but which I'm going to bet are all awesome.
Check it out here: http://www.northcoastfestival.com/