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Middlewest Fest is taking place next weekend in Dekalb ——– full lineup, set times, & other details

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DeKalb, IL’s Middlewest Fest is back for a second year, taking place next Friday (9/9), and Saturday (9/10) at various venues throughout the city.

Featuring artists like: Tokyo Police Club, Gene Ween, Maps & Atlases, and more; the festival has positioned itself against the upcoming A.V. Fest, Hideout Block Party, and Pygmalion Music Fest.

Two-day passes are available for $40 each, with single-day passes being priced at $25. You can also purchase individual tickets for each show.

Head below to view the full festival lineup, and schedule.

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FRIDAY 9/9
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THE VAN BUER PLAZA (Outdoor Stage) l Corner of 2nd & Locust St – All Ages
09:40 – Murder By Death
08:10 – The Tossers
07:00 – Maps & Atlases
06:00 – Empires
05:00 – Legend Haz It

OTTOS NIGHTCLUB (Mainroom) l 118 E. Lincoln Hwy – 21+ w/ ID
10:00 – Gene Ween
08:00 – Brian Posehn (Comedian)
07:30 – Jeremy Essig (Comedian)

OTTOS NIGHTCLUB (Underground) l 118 E. Lincoln Hwy – 21+ w/ ID
09:50 – The Employees
09:00 – Kishwaukee River Band

THE HOUSE CAFE l 263 E. Lincoln Hwy – All Ages
11:50 – Loose Lips Sink Ships
10:50 – Native
10:00 – The Reptilian

07:45 – Flatfoot 56
07:00 – Sleeping Under 47
06:15 – TurboVamps
05:30 – The Loveshots

O’LEARY’S IRISH PUB l 260 E. Lincoln Hwy – 21+ w/ ID – FREE!
11:30 – Train Company
10:30 – Caught In Your Pockets
09:30 – Bogota Orkestar

SMLTWN SKATESHOP l 229 E. Lincoln Hwy – All Ages
09:30 – Hasta Lumbago
08:30 – tba
07:30 – tba

TAPA LA LUNA l 226 E. Lincoln Hwy – 21+ w/ ID – FREE!
10:00 – Mark Rose (Formerly of Spitalfied)
09:00 – Jon Walker

NORTH CENTRAL CYCLERY l 534 E. Lincoln Hwy – All Ages

07:30 – Greg Wheaton
06:15 – Project Vagabond
05:30 – The Kvasnicka Trio

HOMETOWN SPORTS BAR & GRILL l 241 E. Lincoln Hwy – 21+ w/ ID – FREE!
10:00 – The Jack Pines

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SATURDAY 9/10
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THE EGYPTIAN THEATRE l 135 N. 2nd St. – All Ages

11:00 – Tokyo Police Club

10:00 – Company Of Thieves

09:00 – Gold Motel

08:00 – mc chris

07:00 – MC Lars

05:40 – The Wonder Years

04:20 – Pianos Become The Teeth

03:30 – Mixtapes

02:40 – Five Oh First


01:50 – tba
01:00 – tba

THE VAN BUER PLAZA (Outdoor Stage) l Corner of 2nd & Locust St – All Ages
09:00 – Cornmeal
07:30 – The Giving Tree Band
05:30 – This Must Be The Band
04:00 – AM Taxi
02:50 – Farraday
01:40 – The Action Blast
12:30 – Lucinda

OTTOS NIGHTCLUB (Mainroom) l 118 E. Lincoln Hwy – 21+ w/ ID
12:00 – Future Rock

11:00 – Wook

09:00 – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

08:00 – Kid, You’ll Move Mountains

07:10 – Elephant Gun

06:20 – Inspector Owl
05:30 – The Island Of Misfit Toys
04:40 – Milano

THE HOUSE CAFE l 263 E. Lincoln Hwy – All Ages

10:10 – Former Thieves

09:20 – Xerxes

08:30 – An Aesthetic Anesthetic

07:40 – Steady Hands

06:50 – Droughts

06:00 – The Sky We Scrape

O’LEARY’S IRISH PUB l 260 E. Lincoln Hwy – 21+ w/ ID – FREE!

10:15 – Stroker Red

09:00 – Cameron McGill
08:00 – Emblems

SMLTWN SKATE SHOP l 229 E. Lincoln Hwy – All Ages

09:30 – Owen

08:40 – Marky Hladish (of The Felix Culpa)

08:00 – Warren Franklin

02:50 – The Please & Thank Yous
01:50 – Geronimo!
01:00 – Brontosaurus
12:10 – The Valley Jumpers

TAPA LA LUNA l 226 E. Lincoln Hwy – 21+ w/ ID – FREE!

10:00 – tba

09:00 – Ramblin Pan

HOMETOWN SPORTS BAR & GRILL l 241 E. Lincoln Hwy – 21+ w/ ID – FREE!
09:30 – The Brothers Of Absolution
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Middlewest Arts & Crafts Market – Sept. 9th & 10th @ The Van Buer Plaza
City Of DeKalb Sidewalk Sale – Sat. Sept. 10th @ Downtown DeKalb
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