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GM Pavilion Stage Saturday, July 12 5:45PM - 6:30PM

Empires have emerged from the deep freeze of Chicago with a collection of tunes imbued with a thick-skinned Midwestern charm. “Orphan” – the band’s upcoming album on Chop Shop / Island Records has producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, The Black Angels, Explosions in the Sky) at the helm, perfectly capturing a band in their truest form. Empires are out on the road this winter & spring – with stops at SXSW and various festivals – introducing songs from the new album, including the debut track ‘How Good Does It Feel’.

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The Festival office will be closed on Friday, July 4th. Beginning Saturday, July 5th all in-person ticket purchases must be made at the festival box offices located off of Saginaw Ave between Grand Ave and Cedar St, next to the main entrance of the f… Read More
The Common Ground Music Festival Office at 901 N Washington Ave will be closed for office repair on Friday, May 23rd, and for Memorial Day on Monday, May 26th. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 27th for our normal office hours 10 am – 6 pm. Ticke… Read More