Midwest Ska Fest 2015 at Double Door

Promotional photo for Midwest Ska Fest 2015

Age: 18+

Time: 1:00pm

Tickets: Get’Em

Venue: Double Door

Get your three-piece suits ready – ska’s coming back to Chicago, and in a very big way. Midwest Ska Fest is returning to the Double Door on August 8th for its third annual flagship show. The day-long event will feature eleven amazing ska bands from the Midwest alongside a special headliner coming in from Tennessee to prove that ska isn’t dead, but very much alive and skanking in Chicago.

Midwest Ska Fest has previously revealed Bumsy and the Moochers, Evil Empire, Beat the Smart Kids, Ska’s the Limit, The Circle City Deacons, Run and Punch, Fairhaven, Bootsmoke Rhythm, On Your Marx, Tone Zone Skam, and Something to Do for the lineup, but we are glad to announce that the Soul Radics will be making their way up from Tennessee to grace the stage. The festival will also be presented in conjunction with Jump Up Records and Dark Matter Coffee to commemorate their specially-made new brew, the Pressure Drip!

As an official sponsor of Midwest Ska Fest 2015, Chicago Music will be your source for all things Midwest Ska Fest. Trust me, we have a ton of surprises to reveal over the upcoming weeks. Whether your leanings are towards reggae, 2-Tone, trad, or ska/punk, Midwest Ska Fest 2015 will have you covered. Take a listen to all of this year’s bands below!

Bumsy and the Moochers

Evil Empire

Beat the Smart Kids

Ska’s the Limit

The Circle City Deacons

Run and Punch


The Skashank Redemption

On Your Marx

Tone Zone Skam

Something To Do

Soul Radics (with special guest Charley Organaire)