In keeping with Riot Fest, tradition, organizers have announced their annual Early-Bird Holiday Presale as well as dates and locations for Chicago’s Riot Fest & Carnival (Sept. 16-18, 2016 in Douglas Park)and Denver’s Riot Fest & Rodeo (Sept. 2-4, 2016 at the National Western Complex)Riot Fest Early-Bird Passes go on sale Tuesday, November 24 at 11 a.m. CST (10 a.m. MST) with a select amount of three-day passes starting at $99.98 for both Denver and Chicago.


Purchasers can purchase their tickets from Ticketfly:



Over Labor Day weekend (September 2-4), Riot Fest & Rodeo 2016 will once again take place at the National Western Complex.  In Chicago, organizers are excited to announce their return back to Douglas Park on September 16-18 for the festival’s 12th rendition.

And, it certainly wouldn’t be a proper Riot Fest announcement without a video:

Also, The Riot Fest Foundation Karma Cash program is back.  For fans that prefer to earn three-day passes in exchange for public service, the Karma Cash program allows them to do as such.  By volunteering a minimum of 25 hours with a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, fans have the opportunity to will receive a three-day pass to the Riot Fest of their choosing (Chicago or Denver). For more information, please visit


Every year in Chicago, the festival sponsors a turkey giveaway for families in our community. This year they have partnered with Alderman George A. Cardenas (12th Ward), Apoyo Medico Legal, Viva Entertainment and several 12th Ward businesses to distribute over 600 turkeys to help offset Thanksgiving celebration expenses for families in need. The giveaway took place today at the 12th Ward Public Service Office at 3476 S. Archer Avenue. The 12th Ward services Brighton Park, Little Village and McKinley Park. “The families in our communities deserve to have a full feast for Thanksgiving,” stated Cardenas, “and I feel this is the best way for us to help.”


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