MARCH 1st 2016
Written By: Metal Mom

Chicago Open Air‬
July 15th, 16th, & 17th
Toyota Park, 7000 Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, IL

TICKETS, this is the link to check out to see what is available now:

- music - Craft Beer - Gourmet Man Food -

Line-up for Friday July 15th:
Rammstein (only USA performance), Chevelle, Ministry, Of Mice & Men, Meshuggah, The Devil Wears Prada, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, Trivium, Hatebreed, Periphery, Drowning Pool, Butcher Babies, Through Fire.

Line-up for Saturday July 16th:
Disturbed, Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Gojira, Helmet, Deafheaven, Carcass, Pop Evil, Nothing More, Saint Asonia, Miss May I, Beartooth, Silver Snakes, City of the Weak.

Line-up for Sunday July 17th:
Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine, Baby Metal, Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Corrosion of Conformity, All That Remains, Letlive, Welcome Romans, Jim Breuer & The Regulators, Upon a Burning Body, Gemini Syndrome.

Many of you have been asking - What is Gourmet Man Food?
Let's start with what it's NOT.
- It's not sitting in a lazy boy in your t-shirt eating Doritos and Velveeta cheese while watching football.
- It's not small portions on sparse plates.
- It's not pretentious.
- It's not for the faint of heart.
- It's not for a day you are counting calories.
- And, it's not just for men...

Gourmet Man Food has been part of American culture since pioneers started experimenting with their Cowboy menus to kick it up a notch. Since then it’s become a phenomenon of artistically created statement making food, served in large portions with a powerful presentation. #GourmetManFood is a unique twist to foods you know mixed with flavors you don’t expect.

Here are some of the places you can try over the 3 days:
- Aporkalypse Now
- Bruges Brothers
- Cheeze Louise
- Chicago Doghouse
- Crave Bar
- Cravin' Cajun
- Dia De Los Tamales
- Dinkys Donuts
- International Spud Station
- Master of Patties
- Pie Baby
- Pizanos
- The Happy Lobster
- Yum Dum

To find out more, go to this link:


THE MUSIC EXPERIENCE features all the elements that are involved in making music in a professional band setting. The interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards and electronic gear that are used by today’s most popular bands. After laying your hands on the hottest equipment available, you will walk away feeling like a rockstar and you may even see one there, too!! Come and meet your favorite band members from the festival at The Music Experience Tent. You can win free amps, free guitars and get tons of other free stuff as well. Keep checking for meet and greet times

Come and meet your favorite band members from the festival at The Music Experience Tent. You can win free amps, free guitars and get tons of other free stuff as well!


BEER. Chicago Open Air is proud to support beer entrepreneurship with a celebration of local breweries and specialized drafts hailing from throughout our great nation.

- Goose Island Beer Co.
- Half Acre Beer Company
- Iron Maiden Trooper Beer
- Lagunitas Brewing
- Revolution Brewing
- Surly Brewing Co.
- Two Brothers Brewing


Jack Daniel's Experience will once again bring a “Taste of Tennessee” to music festivals around the country this year.  We invite visitors to come out and tour the nation’s oldest registered distillery from outside the Jack Daniel’s Hollow. The Jack Daniel’s Experience, a mobile museum, is bringing a little of the much-loved distillery from Lynchburg to anywhere in the USA. You’ll learn who Mr. Jack Daniel was and how he ended up with the best selling whiskey in the world. You’ll see (and smell) whiskey dripping slowly through charcoal and the new oak barrels used in maturing Tennessee’s finest whiskey. “Once you tour the Experience and spend some time with the folks from Jack, it’ll make you want to plan a visit to Lynchburg, Tennessee to see how and where we’ve made Jack Daniel’s since 1866.” The Experience is open to all folks, 21 years old and up, for tours free of charge.  Games and giveaways will also be part of the entertainment at various times throughout the Rally.


Monster Energy Experience will be fuelling the festival experience with energy, the Monster Energy Experience offers free Monster flavour samplings, artist signings, and other exclusive opportunities. Stop by the Monster Energy Experience and get energized for your Open Air event!