As summer quickly approaches, the oncoming heat is inevitable but so is festival season. Chicago has long been acknowledged as the birthplace of house music and returning for its second year is Wavefront Music Festival, the Windy City’s first and only beachfront festival. This year the festival will be debuting the Chicago Heritage of House Stage, paying homage to the forefathers of house music: Frankie Knuckles, Derrick Carter, Mark Farina, Gene Farris, Jamie Principle, original Hot Mix 5 member Ralphi Rosario, Teri Bristol and Psycho Bitch (Crobar) and Mike Serafini (Gramaphone Records).
 
Independence Day celebrations can continue through the weekend of July 5-7 as EDM artists pack the shores of Lake Michigan at Chicago’s beautiful Montrose Beach. The festival, surely to be as powerful as Chicago’s wind, will be hosts to acclaimed hit makers Eric Morillo, Fatboy Slim, Holy Ghost!, Jacques Lu Cont, Lee Burridge and many others.
 
And, of course, there’s the spectacular fireworks display over Lake Michigan. We’ll be giving away three pairs of VIP tickets, one pair of VIP passes per week over the next three weeks. Enter for a chance to win the first set of passes by providing your email address below. The first week of the contest will close on Friday, May 31 at 5 p.m. Start your summer with a bang.