Inaugural Chicagoland Fest Sacred Rose Topped By Phil Lesh & Friends, Khruangbin, The War On Drugs

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Phil Lesh & Friends, Khruangbin and The War On Drugs top the bill for the inaugural Sacred Rose festival in Chicagoland.

Another new festival announced its inaugural lineup Thursday.

Sacred Rose will descend on SeatGeek Stadium, located just southwest of Chicago in Bridgeview, Ill., Aug. 26-28 with a lineup topped by Phil Lesh & Friends, Khruangbin, The War On Drugs and Black Pumas.

Other performers at the festival, which features a blend of jam, folk, indie-rock and jazz, include Umphrey’s McGee, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Goose, STS9, Greensky Bluegrass, The Disco Biscuits, Kamasi Washington, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Punch Brothers, Dawes, Animal Collective, Hiatus Kaiyote, Yves Tumor and Lettuce.

Country singer-songwriter Margo Price is billed as special guest and “artist at large” for the festival.

The festival, assembled by the founders of North Coast Music Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival and Suwannee Hulaween, will feature three genre-specific stages and, notably, will reveal set times before tickets go onsale March 21 at noon CT. Additionally, the festival will immediately offer both weekend and single-day passes.

“In 2018, when we shifted North Coast from a multi-genre festival to a fully electronic music event, we started dreaming up Sacred Rose and what it could mean for fans of Americana, psych-rock, jam, indie, soul, funk and bluegrass,” Sacred Rose founder Michael Berg said in a statement. “Sacred Rose is the first festival of its kind in our area, and we’re so proud to deliver a special experience for our fans who have been patiently waiting for a lineup like this for a long time.”

As partner at Collectiv Presents and co-founder of Florida fest Suwannee Hulaween, Berg has deep expertise in the festival sector. (For more about Berg, revisit Pollstar‘s October 2021 interview with the promoter.)